20 May 2012

Sunday's Brunch: I caved & joined Pinterest

My week has been a bit of this and a bit of that and I guess my Sunday's Brunch will be lots of small talk and LOTS of pictures. First of all I have a picture of a mated swan pair that has spent the summer at the pond for as long as I live here which is fifteen years now. There hasn't been a spring/summer where they grace the ponds behind my apartment complex with their young. My spring/summer is never right without them and I love seeing their swan babies grow up. My Lady Bug also loves playing with their swan babies but papa swan quickly scares her away. Each year I try to tell Lady Bug about the strong wings these magnificent animals have but of course Lady Bug has to be all happy, happy and dances towards them in greetings. Last year the swan pair had an epic eight baby swans...now it's "just" four.

This week I also participated in the Hop Against Homophobia and as I visited Janna's place we decided to go to Amsterdam for the Canal Pride. I've never been there but the news items each year always scream fun. So in August Janna and I will join the fun and hopefully will have an awesome day. I have no doubt we will report about this day on our blogs!!

I also have another girl day planned in July when Magic Mike will hit the cinema's. I heard about this movie via Mandi from SmexyBooks and as I watched the trailers I screamed it would be the perfect movie to end a girls day out with. This is in the works *woot* Of course this picture has been viral for several days but how can I deny you ladies another look??

Now that I'm much more on facebook as well I find much more books, pics and info. For instance, Kele Moon gave us the temporarily blurb of Star Crossed, her second book in the Battered hearts series. Romeo and Jules have me pining!!

Quote Kele Moon from Facebook:
Temporarily long blurb for Star Crossed, A Battered Hearts Book :D Coming to a reader near you on July 3rd :D

Heavyweight MMA fighter, Romeo Wellings comes from the hard streets of New York where his family ties to the mafia cause him nothing but pain. His life takes a surprising detour when he crosses paths with the twin sister of his long time enemy. After a steamy one-night stand, he faces the fight of his life, but it’s not in the cage. The secret relationship that blooms between Romeo and his real life Juliet has him battling his family and a dark past rather than let her go.

The only lawyer in her hometown of Garnet, Jules Conner is also a volunteer Sheriff’s deputy and co-owner of a successful MMA training center. Strong and dependable, Jules is always there for those who need her. Until one forbidden night in Las Vegas with Romeo leaves her feeling so alive she can’t stop reaching out to the sexy, bad boy of MMA, even knowing the forbidden love affair could jeopardize everything.

As the tide rises against them and the people they love work at keeping them apart, Romeo and Jules hold onto a dream for a better life together and vow to go down fighting rather than accept a tragic ending.

I also have found this book and it grabbed my attention - I lurv me some rockstars!! It sounds like a very dark and gritty story but sometimes i find myself in the mood for those!

Dazed: The Story of a Grunge Rocker, by Nikki Palomino
(The Dazed Series #1 )
Format: eBook
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Genres: Contemporary, Gay, Romance
ISBN: 9781920502911
Pages: 424 pp.
Word Count: 86334

Blurb from Silver Publishing:
Eric returns home from the Portland streets to find most things unchanged, but a fellow art student sees the pain beneath the artistic brilliance as the men struggle to survive in a world that hates junkies and fags.

When artiste extraordinaire and grunge rocker, Eric Peterson, returns home after living on the Portland streets, he finds most things unchanged, except for one thing. His best friend, Kevin, has moved on to another relationship, causing negativity and pain to resurface in Eric's short, angry, inspired life.

Desperate, Eric will stop at nothing to secure a blast of smack, and fellow art student, Brian, tries to help, seeing that Eric's pain might extinguish his artistic brilliance.

When Eric finds DAZED, he gives up the drugs cold turkey and climbs brutally through the nightmarish world of addiction. Eric's journey leads to self-discovery, love and passion, and a triumphant survival in a world that hates junkies and fags.

CONTENT ADVISORY: There are mentions of a close MF relationship as well as several MM encounters with varying partners.

Nikki Palomino on the www:
website | Facebook | Goodreads | Buy @ Silver Publishing

I also found a few lol cats pictures that made me laugh so much.

 Sometimes you need to say the truth out loud!!

Kitty arrogance - I swear this makes me want to go out and buy a kitty of my own each time!!

And this one is especially for my friend, Pearl - who doesn't like early mornings in the weekend. Love ya, hon - hold on for a few more weeks!!

So last week I found myself with a little bit of extra green and wanted to spoil myself. One of the things I love to spoil myself with are shoes. I went into the city and found myself a pair of Steve Madden shoes:

Only to find out my feet hover between size 38-39 which they didn't have. My eyes got misty and tried real hard not to cry!! They shoe sales woman looked empathetically at me so instead I bought these - which look awesome too :)

See how much small talk I have for today. So now finally on to my title. Pinterest. I think Janna and I have talked numerous times about Tumblr. And I tried real hard to resist. I succeeded until Pinterest came in to the picture. We talked again about how fun it is. I said; "Do I want another time suck??"

But you see, I haz these folders sitting on my computer full of visual delights. It goes from man chest hotness to shoe pron to cover candy. I haz it all. So for all the struggling I did over the months trying to resist the lure of joining either Tumblr or Pinterest I caved last night. My fall from my soapbox of not wanting another timesuck made me fall flat on my face as I played with a big, wide grin on Pinterest. It was @_ClaudiaGC  from twitter who did me in. I talked about my thought on Pinterest and she said to "Dooooooo iiiiiitttttttttt" and then she lured me over to the dark side with hawt men. How can I stay strong when Janna already told me about the fun and then Claudia - I was weak but it felt good and now playing happily on Pinterest. I already have five folders:

  • Hunk Fest
  • Furry Fun
  • Cover Candy
  • Shoe Pron
  • Taste Bud Delights

I have no doubt there will be more in the future. So it might take me a while to finally join ranks but once I see the use in it for me I get excited. Will the rest of the world think; "Oh hon, we discovered that months ago." or "That's is sooooo 2010!" - Probably *sigh* but that is a Leontine trait *wink*

Have a fantastic sunday everyone!!!


  1. Magic Mike!! Whoo hoo! :)

    And new Kele Moon - so excited!

    1. YAY, Magic Mike just made my summer that much more fun LOL And can't wait for Romeo and Jules :))

  2. Woohoot, we're going to the Amsterdam Canal Pride!!
    And so happy you joined Pinterest too. Running over there to follow your boards right away! :D
    Happy Sunday!

    1. Why I even refused for so long is beyond me really. And it's not like I need to devote my time to it each day! I also found two apps for iPad!!! One that will give you a pin it function for safari and another app for my Pinterest account so I can upload images from my iPad folders. Iz in heaven now. If only Facebook would have a much improved app all would be sane in my world again ;)

  3. Lol, I pin too, most of it are ideas for characters or places for a story I am writing

    1. Oohhhhhh, kind of like an inspiration collage for..your writing??!! Jeez, I didn't know you were writing a story. *hangs head in shame*

  4. Great post Leontine, and if Pinterest makes you happy, why not! I will keep refusing though, I already spend to much of my time on the internet, and well, not as pictures loving as you perhaps :) though I like looking at those lollcats especially.

    1. I know - you are a fantastic blog contributor and I know from experience it takes time to comment!! Unfortunately I don't have so much time anymore to comment but I do visit and read a lot of blogposts ;)) And pictures have always been a happy spot for me. Now that I've joined ranks I can bang my head against the wall I didn't do it sooner!


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