January 6, 2010

The Holiday That Was

I promised more New York holiday pictures and it's still Three Kings Day for another 10 minutes, so I guess I can still put a few up.

Now, let's start out with a trip to Lord and Taylor's windows. Here's one that is near and dear to my heart. If you follow me and have read any of my older bios, you know all about my thoughts on roasted chestnuts. This window depicts a roast chestnut vendor or yesteryear. By the way, I actually did see a guy selling roast chestnuts on the street by Rockafeller Center! But I didn't buy any.

I loved this one. It's a giant snow globe encompassing the city and a family doing their holiday shopping. Very clever.I wish the snow had been swirling inside.

Moving on, Saks' decorations were really wonderful. Giant, lighted snow flakes on the side of the building. So what? you say. It was all about the carillon and the light show that went with the music. I'd read about it in Time Out New York and they said it sounded cheesey but wasn't a bit. They were right. It was magical. Crossing the street and standing at the entrance to the tree at Rock Center, you could turn around and watch the snow flakes dance and snow and it was lovely to see a whole crowd of New Yorkers gazing up at the building with their mouths open and big smiles on their faces. I was one of them.

And, now for the ultimate NYC Christmas pics. Here's the tree:And people skating at the ice rink at Rockafeller Center.

And a few more decorations in the Center.
It was really windy and about 3 degrees!
And that concludes your virtual tour of Christmas in NYC.

January 5, 2010

My Dulcet Tones

Actually, they are rather dulcet. I'm just sayin'...


I'm interviewed by Dr. Dick!
(That's Richard to you; Dr. Richard Wagner, noted clinical sexologist and sex therapist)

He has this wonderful website called Dr. Dick's Sex Advice or Sex Advice With An Edge and he pod casts. You've got to check out some of the people he's interviewed--oh, my god--and then there's me! I was interviewed as part of "The Erotic Mind" series. I'm humbled to be in such company.

The interview is in two parts. The first part aired on 1/3/10 and can be found here. The second part will air next week. Watch for it on or around 1/10/10. I had an awful lot of fun, as I'm sure you can tell when you listen, and I think I'm in love with Dr. Dick.

So, be sure to check out the interview, wherein I read an excerpt from my short story, "Hard Wet Silk," give precise directions to my whereabouts, (in case anyone's interested in stalking me) laugh a lot and generally ramble on about writing, literary criticism and smut, you know, all the usual things.