Friday, 5 December 2008

Birthday Post 2008

It was my birthday this week - and it snowed! I realise this might not mean much to those of you who live in the US, say, but believe me here in Land of Mud it's a big deal. A quarter-inch of white frozen stuff and we have multiple pile-ups on the roads, blocked motorways, cancelled trains and newscasters spouting doom.

Pictured in the remnants of the snow is a birthday present from a friend of mine: another lovely repro prehistoric goddess for my collection. This one's from the Cyclades in Greece.

Last year for my birthday I took a look back over the previous year just to check that I had been doing new stuff, taking in new experiences and achieving things. It seems particularly appropriate to do it again this year because today is the very last day of the Lust Bites collective blog. From now on I'm on my own...

So this year I:
  • Put a picture of my bare butt on the internet.
  • Visted Norway, Belgium, the Isle of Man, Syria and Jordan.
  • Got 3 stories published by Cleis Press.
  • Nearly got arrested for antiques smuggling by the Jordanian police.
  • Got into the Best Women's Erotica collection.
  • Was called "supremely talented" by Violet Blue (Okay, I'll shut up about it now, I promise).
  • Realised I had a serious kink for minotaurs.
  • Attended a sex expo and bought a dress I cannot wear in public.
  • Spent some time in conversation with a spanking-porn star.
  • Tried out a number of things I'm not talking about, but believe me they will eventually find their way into stories in one guise or another ... Life may not begin at 40 but mine certainly got its second wind at that point.
  • Was asked to write a romance novel.
  • Successfully fostered a couple of dogs.
  • Bought a house-plant that has not died (yet).

Not bad, eh?

Wonder what next year has in store...


Nikki Magennis said...

Oh, happy Birthday Janine! I hope you had a wonderful day. That statue is beautiful.

It sounds like you've had a pretty full year so far! May the next bring you even more wonders and um ... bottom flashing.

Janine Ashbless said...

lol - I think the world can live without any more of my bottom. But it was great to find the confidence to do that.

And good luck with your house move Nikki - that's going to be a major landmark in your year, isn't it!

Nikki Magennis said...

*chews cushion*