TMI Tuesday – Some Personal Stuff

1. Describe your phone lock screen.

A few years ago on a short visit to the Whitsunday Islands The Unicorn, Mr Jones and I did a bushwalk in the rainforest. The Unicorn took a lot of pictures of small rainforest creatures. I used one of those images on my phone. The ant in the picture is edible tasting a little like a green sour lolly which is something we learned when The Unicorn was small and so is a part of our history.

2. What does your favorite coffee mug or tea cup look like? Post a pic.

When I am at home I have a cup that was given to me by a student. Primary school teachers always get a lot of presents at Christmas but as a high school teacher gifts are a bit hit and miss. I am not one of the cool teachers and so I treasure the few gifts I get.

3. Tell us about a regional food favorite of yours that you think the world simply must try.

I would say Vegemite but I think that most people know about that and have very strong opinions. For the record Marmite (the UK version) and Promite (the New Zealand Version) are NOT the same and cannot be substituted.

The food that the world should embrace is a meat pie. Chunky steak to be precise. Every town in Australia has a bakery that boasts award winning pies. Not all of them are that great but you can tell a good one when you eat it.

4. How often do you journal?

Journalling is a new thing for me. I started about two weeks ago. I still haven’t gotten my head around sitting down every day and emptying my thoughts but I am working on it.

5. How often do you blog?

Sporadically. Usually around 2 – 3 times per week. Not having a fixed routine is a little disruptive but hey that is just an excuse.

Bonus: Does your blog act as your journal?

No. But sometimes yes. I actually have a separate blog for journaling. As I said in Question 4 it is a new thing and I am still developing the habit. Persistence is the key.

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TMI Tuesday – Human Nature

1. What do you think are the best and worst parts of human nature?

So I had this moment of being funny and spent way too much time looking up Human Nature videos. This is the one I liked the most.

In all seriousness he worst part of human nature is to be violent. Deliberately hurting a person for your own selfish reason is the lowest act a human can commit.

The thing that impresses the hell out of me about humans is our ingenuity. I am constantly impressed about how humans built amazing structures like the pyramids with a tiny amount of technology. It sometimes saddens me that we are starting to lose that ability

2. What is something terrifying that you have come to accept as a fact of life?

I am currently teaching a class some stuff about communicable diseases. We have been researching illnesses that are currently on the schedule for childhood vaccination in Australia. Diseases like measles, whooping cough and polio. With the world coming out of lockdown because of a virus the thing that terrifies me is that there are people in the world who think that vaccines are not that important or worse, that their choice to deliberately avoid vaccinating their children is a choice that only affects them.

3. What piece of media (book, movie, TV show, etc.) changed the way you viewed the world? How?

As a child I was an avid watcher of a Nature Documentary presenter called Harry Butler. He was kind of like a combination of Steve Irwin and Sir David Attenborough. I am also a huge David Attenborough fan but Harry was the first person to open my eyes to the wonder of the natural world. Being Australian he taught me about the plants and animals that lived in my own back yard. To this day I would rather explore all of the remote parts of my own country than get on a plane and spend 24 hours travelling to the Northern Hemisphere to jostle with a million other people to look at some statue.

Harry Butler: Conservationist dies of cancer in Perth aged 85 ...

4. You must pick one:

– Facebook or Twitter?

If I had to choose it would be Twitter. As long as I get to avoid people who insist on posting their opinion on American politics.

– Cake or Pie?

Cake every time. Unless we are talking Banoffee pie because Yum!

– Swimming or Sunbathing?

Swimming, I have extremely white skin (thanks to my Irish ancestors) so sunbathing is not really something I do very often. Swimming in the ocean is fun though.

I really miss the yacht….

– Nice Car or Nice Home Interior?

I really suck at making decisions. When I first read this one I was totally all about a nice home. Now I am not sure. I think not so much a designer home interior but definitely I like having a tidy, functional home.

Bonus: If pressing a button meant you received 5 million dollars (usd) but it also killed 5 people somewhere in the world, would you press it?

No! I can’t even imagine that anyone would!

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Tall strong body

Long arms wrapped around

Warm breath in my hair

I rest my head against your shoulder

And I breathe

Inhale, your scent fills my nostrils

Exhale, stale air leaves my lungs

Inhale, freshness brings energy into my lungs

Exhale, I feel the negativity and stress leaving me

Your arms around me tighten

Holding me firmly against you

Protecting me

Inhale, strength building

Exhale, exhaustion fading

Your arms relax slowly

Releasing me

I hold tightly, not ready to leave yet

A few more moments

Inhale, energy in

Exhale, stress out

I am almost ready

My arms loosen

I tilt my face up to yours

Our lips meet

Strength flows from you to me

I am ready

To face the world again.

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Friday Night TMI

Another week over. I didn’t get a chance to answer the TMI questions but sitting on the couch on Friday night is as good a time as any.

1. What word is a lot of fun to say?

Unoriginal I know but ‘Fuck’ it is such a versatile word.

I am not sure if it is an Australian thing but we use fuck for a lot of things.some examples are;

“Fuck off” = go away.

“Fuck me” = didn’t see that coming

“Well that is fucked” = that is really broken/ not great

“He is a complete fuckwit” = this guy has no idea

On a side note I have noticed I use this word way too much. To the point I decided I should give it up for Lent (weird Catholic tradition you can read about it here). Since Lent started I seem to have used this word even more.

2. What is your go to euphemism for sexual intercourse?

I am really not great with subtleties. So despite using the word Fuck too much for things not relating to sex if I am asking for sex it is going to be something like “let’s fuck!”

3. What current trend do you hope will go away very soon?

Tick Tok

As a teacher I get to learn about a whole lot of stupid teenage fads. Tick Tok is something which seems to be persisting for a while longer than expected. It has spawned a bunch of ridiculous behaviours and can have a bit of a sinister, online bullying undertone. Also like most social media/ online things it takes up way too much brain space and does little to foster genuine creativity.

I will be happy when I don’t need to police kids trying to use their phones to make Tick Toks when they are supposed to be studying.

4. If you could hack into any one computer, which computer would you choose?

I think the one the pathology laboratory keeps its results on. You never know what kind of juicy gossip you could find out from that!!!

5. Would you rather never be stuck in traffic again or never get another cold? Why?

Lounge poll of Mr Jones, boy child and myself revealed the following;

Mr Jones: Never get a cold because colds can kill you. He is a little bit influenced by reading too many Internet articles about Covid-19

Boy Child: Never get stuck in traffic because colds are not that annoying.

Gemma: Never get stuck in traffic because that is the pits. I have chosen jobs and house locations to avoid traffic so clearly it is a problem for me.

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TMI Tuesday – Show and Tell Time

1. What time of the day do you feel the most energetic and what do you usually do in those moments?

I am a morning person through and through. It comes from growing up on a farm. As a teenager and young adult I found it impossible to sleep past around 6am. These days I find it easier and am more like most people who struggle to get out of bed before the sun is well and truly up. However I am absolutely one of those people who is fully functioning as soon as my feet hit the deck. At this time of the day I do all sorts, some form of exercise, writing, and even on occasions like today some baking.

2. What’s the coolest thing about your life?

There are many cool things about my life. One of them is that I work because I choose to. Teaching is hard and stressful and sometimes it feels as if you are banging your head against a wall. Actually most times it feels that way. But there are moments when you see kids being excellent and it suddenly becomes worth it.

I have a line manager who I have had a difficult history with. She has publicly and aggressively attacked my professionalism and knowledge more than once. The most liberating thing about my life? The moment I realised that I could leave any time I chose to. That there was no pressing financial or other reason for me to stay in a job if I felt it was crushing my soul. Once I had that realisation suddenly all of my manager’s issues became insignificant and my job became so much better.

3. When are you most yourself?

Hard question. I feel most free and honest when I am playing with my lover. In that space there is no emotional baggage, no need to forgive any hurts or deal with mundane every day things. It is also the space when I feel the most attractive and desirable.

When I was pole dancing there were a lot of times when I also felt this way. It is one of the reasons why I grieved so much when that environment was lost and why I have been so indecisive about finding another studio. What if they don’t like me there? What if I don’t fit in?

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4. Would you rather be an ugly genius or a hot moron?

It is hard to choose between these absolutes! Beauty is fleeting and also in the eye of the beholder. Genius is something that is so rare and extraordinary that it is noticed as much as beauty. At least that is what I would like to think. In all honesty The thing I would most like to be is ordinary. Ordinary people fade into the background and are always over looked.

5. Would you abandon your phone, internet, family, and friends for three months for a prize of 1 million dollars?

I have said many times recently that I would like to become a hermit. I had a conversation with someone who is much smarter than me about this and he told me some things about the reality of it. That was confronting. I am not as convinced now that it would be the Utopia that I imagine it to be.

Bonus: If you could wave a magic wand right now and have your life be perfect, what would that new life look like?

The possibilities are endless really. A perfect life would involve a larger house with a studio space for my sewing. Also maybe a fully equipped play space that is occupied regularly by some attentive skilled lovers would also be nice. Actually that would be a key part of the perfect life.

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TMI Tuesday – Head Stuff

It is TMI Tuesday time again!

1. What makes you dislike life?

This question has me stumped. I don’t know how to answer without going into some long winded discussion about depression. I want to highlight that my depression is minor and I believe primarily caused by hormonal fluctuations and weird chemical imbalances in my brain. It is also mostly under control. I just have to remember to take time to relax.

2. When has a mundane occurrence or chance completely changed the course of your life?

One day a man came to the door of the house I was living in handing out flyers about ballroom dance classes at the community centre nearby. I had always wanted to try this style of dancing so I took myself along. At that class I met Mr Jones. It could so easily have been different. I could have not answered the door, not taken the flyer, not gone to the class… But I did all those things and well the rest is history.

3. What has taken up too much of your life?

Meetings. No one realises how much time teachers spend in meetings. Meetings about all sorts of stuff, admin stuff, behaviour management, teaching frameworks, the latest pretty data chart, results of standard tests the list is endless. Just like some of the meetings.

4. What is the most ridiculous rule you have to follow?

This is a bit controversial, but having to enforce uniform standards. For those in the US, it is pretty standard in Australia for school students to wear a uniform. State / public schools are fairly relaxed about the standard of the uniform. The school I work at is not one of those schools and so we, the teachers, are expected to enforce standards about the type of hat worn, tucking shirts in, pulling socks up, yada, yada. It is draining and many times I have asked myself if it is actually a productive thing. Really the only reason the school is so picky about uniform is for appearances. It doesn’t have any educational benefit.

5. What does the voice in your head say?

Right now it is telling me I should be going to bed very soon. Usually it says a lot of sarcastic, inappropriate things. Sometimes judgemental things but I am working on minimising those.

Bonus: What’s better than great sex?

Not a lot really. Interludes like this one inspired by sessions with JB really don’t have any parallel. The only thing could be a really, really, really good chocolate cake. But it would only just make it.

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TMI Tuesday – Would You Rather?

These questions always produce some interesting thoughts. So read on about my take on some seemingly impossible conundrums. When you are finished click the TMI Tuesday image to see what everyone else is saying about it.

1.Would you rather have one nipple or two belly buttons?

I am a big fan of my nipples so I don’t really want to lose one. I think there would be some people in the world, other than myself, who would be very disappointed if one of my nipples disappeared. So despite the fact that two belly buttons would be weird and a little annoying I am not ready to lose a nipple.

2. Would you rather always feel like someone is following you, but no one is, or always feel like someone is watching you, even though no one is?

Regular followers may or may not know this about me but I loooove being watched. This applies to being watched when I am dancing, read being slutty on a pole, or fucking. The feeling of having an audience turns me on so much. I would kind of like that feeling all the time. Although I acknowledge that it could get annoying from time to time it would be much better than that creepy “someone is following me” feeling.

3. Would you rather have sex in a cave frequented by tourists or sex in a tree house in your parents’ backyard?

Technically speaking my parent’s backyard is about 10, 000 acres and there are any number of trees to build a tree house in. So sex in a tree house in there backyard could actually be very private. Once when Mr Jones and I were dating we walked up a creek to this waterhole on a neighbouring property that we swam in as kids. Of course when in nature we were inspired to do what comes naturally.

Another one of our activities before kids was to visit National Parks, get naked and take photos in certain secluded spots. Sometimes we would get distracted and forget about the photos. I think I should see if I can find some of them sometime. The photos that is. So either of those options is fine with me.

4. Would you rather be unable to use search engines or unable to use social media?

Does WordPress count as social media? If so definitely not use a search engine. I don’t particularly care about good old FB but I am a little addicted to Twitter and I thoroughly enjoy reading what the bloggers I follow get up to even some of the non-sexy folk.

5. Would you rather get one free round trip international plane ticket every year or be able to fly domestic anytime for free?

Free domestic flight please. I have travelled very little outside of my country mostly to the South Pacific and a couple of times to New Zealand. I don’t have a driving passion to visit Europe as the vast majority of my work colleagues do. I am kind of interested in visiting Canada, The USA and Japan in that order but the idea of being crowded in with a bunch of tourists does not excite me.

Mr Jones and myself have travelled extensively through Australia, unlike many of the people I either work with or socialise with. We live in such a diverse, stunning country that I can’t understand why people want to spend such extortionate amounts of money to go stand with thousands of people to look at evidence of civilisation when right in their back yard is the awesome power of nature, coupled with one of the oldest cultures in the world living in harmony. But hey, each to their own.

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TMI Tuesday – Happy New Year

This week’s questions seemed to take me in a trip down memory lane. I enjoyed reminiscing, I hope you enjoy my answers. As alway pleas make sure you visit TMI Tuesday and see what other participants are revealing this week.

1. What is the most useless thing you know how to do?

Make sand castles! In our family we build sand castles at every beach we visit. We have visited many beaches, in every state of Australia and in some Pacific countries. One of the coolest applications of this skill was helping a Japanese exchange student we had visiting us to experience the joy of building a sand castle.

2. Do you use sex to relieve stress? How?

I tend to find that sex when I am stressed is not usually that great. So I don’t tend to go there. I do sometimes masturbate if I am suffering from insomnia. Sometimes it helps me sleep. Sometimes it doesn’t.

3. What sex act or position did not thrill you until you tried it?

I have a bit of OCD about clean hands and skin so having bodily about bodily fluid on me is not something I am very keen on. As a result I was always a bit weird about cum on me. But once, to humour Mr Jones, who has a fetish for cum, I encouraged a man to cum on me while I was fucking Mr Jones. It turns out in the heat and excitement of sex I am actually really turned on by men cumming on my belly and my breasts. I don’t think I will put my hand up for a bukakke party any time soon but a load or two is pretty hot. Just not on my face.

4. What is the most unusual but fun sexual encounter you have had?

Once a very long time ago, in about 2012, I had an encounter with someone I met on the internet. I was very new to meeting people alone and when I agreed to meet this man for coffee I didn’t plan to do anything sexual. Despite this we found ourselves in the change room of the men’s department in a nearby Myers store. If you are interested in the entire story it can be read here.

For the record I am still friends with the man in question and we still reminisce about that spontaneous day.

5. What is something that can happen in the middle of sex that will make you put your pants on and walk out?

Mr Jones have been known to do this on occasion. The thing most likely to trigger this is any kind of conflict between the couple we are with. Sometimes, more often than you realise, couples THINK they are in to swapping partners but then they get into the heat of the moment and they realise that they actually don’t like seeing their partner with their cock in another woman’s mouth or with their hands on an other man’s junk and things get very weird and tense. This is usually about the time we put our pants on and make a hasty retreat.

Bonus: What was a random compliment that someone gave you that really stuck in your memory?

Once we were at a club and we were naked with another couple. A guy who was working at the bar was making his way back from a cigarette break and he stopped in to tell me I had a nice rack. It wasn’t an entirely appropriate intrusion into our play space and he was taking advantage of his employment to invade spaces that should have been kept private but at the time I was less confident in my body than I am now and I was very happy to be told by a random stranger that he enjoyed my breasts.

Bonus bonus a picture of my rack that I too last night


I have blogged before about the freedom of blogging as if no one is reading. It is generally how I approach these pages. Of course I realize that people read what I write and I do send links to people sometimes if there is something I am particularly proud of or if I think they might find it interesting (read arousing). Mr Jones is not a big reader and I thought he didn’t read these pages but it seems that he does. So hello Mr Jones.

I was contacted by a Twitter follower who wanted to meet. It turns out that he is a bit shy and it took him a while to work up the courage he needed. In this particular case he does not meet the three rules in particular the one about his partner knowing. I made it very clear that there will be no playing but he still wanted to meet so what the hell.

It was an interesting encounter. We met in Bunnings of all the places. I am not sure why but it was as good a place as any. Relatively cool, no one really taking much notice of two people chilling in the outdoor furniture display for half an hour or so. He turned out to be a genuine nice, if a little nerdy, guy. It was relaxing to have a conversation about just general stuff without the pressure of deciding if I am going to take it further.

Maybe because I wasn’t in “date” mode I kind of defaulted to “teacher / vanilla” mode which is quite a contrast. Whatever the reason, after we had chatted about movies, television shows, family Christmas and our jobs he made a reference to this photo that I had posted on twitter.

For some reason I found him mentioning this really awkward. I don’t know why. It amused him that my reaction to his comments was to blush like a stupid school girl. The more that I think about it the more I am convinced that I was definitely in vanilla mode and this mode is more prudish than it really needs to be.

When I told Mr Jones about this later he laughed a little but was completely understanding of my comments that having stuff you have posted on the net being waved in your face by a real flesh and blood person sitting in front of you. Posting pictures of your butt, no matter how attractive, is not something that to be done lightly. Pressing that tweet button must be done with care. Things I tend to be careful about are background clutter and any identifying features, including my face. And I absolutely will NOT post a photo that has anyone else in it without their consent.

Clutter in the background of a photo looks messy but also can unwittingly contain things that give away identity and location. I like to give myself the illusion at least that I am in control of who pops into my actual life from my internet life. In all likelihood I am probably FAR from in control of this but I have not had too many problems so far.

In any case the comments from  my new friend left me in no doubt that he wasn’t looking at me in a vanilla way AT ALL which is perfectly fine. I just need to get my head around what is going on with this interaction. I have no intention of breaking my own cardinal rules so I have to maintain a certain level of decorum but on the other hand I can be a bit more relaxed about sex stuff than I am with normal platonic friends.

For me this is an unusual experience. I do have some friends who know about Gemma but are not sex partners but they are few and far between. Maybe walking this different path will help me to be more comfortable in my own sexy skin more of the time.

TMI Tuesday – The Final Countdown

I tried to insert the video to Europe’s “The Final Countdown” but the iPad is not cooperating. Anywhoo on to the questions;

In 2019 did you;

1. Get a new job?

Not really. I am still teaching pretty much the same subjects at the same school. I did take on a new role supporting indigenous students which is not as glamorous or as hard hitting as it sounds but it was interesting nonetheless. I hope I made a small difference to at least one student and will build on that in the coming year.

2. Get s new haircut?

My hair is still long as it has always been but this year I inserted an undercut and a small section on the side of my head is now shaved as well. I also changed colour. For many years I have had red or sometimes violet but earlier this year I changed to black. I actually liked it however I am currently growing out all of the colour I have going on because I am planning to be travelling for most of 2021 and need a hairstyle that doesn’t require maintenance. So bye bye colour.

3. Get a new car?

No. There has been much discussion relating to cars in our house over the last few years. “My” car is a Mazda RX8 that is relatively expensive to run (although it is fun to drive 😁). I also have a car that I share with my son that is considerably cheaper to run. The day is coming when he will buy me out and I will no longer have access to this one, then we may have to actually make a decision about getting a car for me to drive that is not so expensive.

4. Move?

No. Our current house is pretty much perfect for us. Good location, very big back yard and quite comfortable in size. That and some other financial reasons mean we will be staying here for the foreseeable future.

5. Get a new romantic partner?

I am in a marriage that has chalked up 21 years of life and is still going strong. I can’t see myself going anywhere soon.

6. Have a kid?

Nope, nope, NOPE!!!

One of the things I seem to say a lot these days when I am observing other people struggling with their younger children is “I am glad I don’t have little kids anymore” and I am. I didn’t hate having my own children as babies, toddlers or otherwise. I have been fortunate that adolescence was relatively peaceful in our house but that doesn’t mean I want to do it again.

7. Take up a new hobby?

I did take up an extension of my beloved pole dancing, exotic floorplay which looks something like this;

It is challenging and sometimes quite painful but I hope to continue with it in 2020

In 2020 will you;

1. Get a new job?

No. My daughter attends the school I teach at so I will be there until she graduates at the end of 2020. After that I may have a look around at other opportunities.

2. Get a new car?

Probably not given the situation I already spoke about. But you never know.

3. Take a risk?

I asked Mr Jones about this as I couldn’t think of anything. He says that I take a risk every time I tweet or write here. I am careful about my work colleagues stumbling across this blog or probably worse, finding me on a dating website or a club. While we are living in the 21st century there are probably a lot of parents out there who would not be happy that a person teaching their child does not have the same ideas about monogamy that they do.

Bonus: What will be important to you in 2020, that wasn’t important in 2019?

This sounds like an alternative question to “what is your New Year’s resolution?” Something I suck at. So I don’t really have an answer to this one either.

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