Originally posted on JUST (another) BLACK GIRL:


I have found my ultimate. *cue angelic choir* It began with a random meme about beards retweeted by a Canadian Olympian. I followed my curiosity and discovered I have a dream man. AND THIS DREAM MAN IS LOCATED IN TORONTO!!!

All these years I’ve been stomping and kicking and screaming and crying and plotting because the guy I’m meant to have could not be in this city. I’m dead wrong, friends.


Casually living life in Toronto without me. RUDE!

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Just a mess and loving every second of it. I CANNOT!

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All. Black. Everything. TAKE ME NOW!

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But whips & chains excite ME TOO!

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Back to basics on a white seamless like a GAT…

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Real Talk with Josh Mario John

Originally posted on JUST (another) BLACK GIRL:

As you know, I found Josh Mario John via internet meme in May, you can refresh your memory here. Through the kindness of strangers, I was able to connect with him for this JaBG interview exclusive (I absolutely love the sound of this and it’s my goal to hunt down more people I find interesting and bring them to your eyeholes). I was super curiouso to learn a little more about the man who, you will soon discover, is much more than chiseled features of bearded & tattooed greatness. But he’s still that…too…as well… *ahem* Now,  sit back and enjoy my…


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In your line of work, first impressions are key. With your specific aesthetic (beard, tattoos, all-around bad@ssery), clients know what to expect when you walk through the door, physically-speaking.  Is anyone ever surprised by your personality and well-spoken nature?


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Big dream

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I had a very big dream this morning. I dreamt of gods and goddesses, both good and evil, brown and white. I dreamt of the aunties protecting me and others, of sacred taonga (treasures) given to me to protect. I dreamt of letting go of both sides; fear and joy. Of being a part of the energy. Of having the energy and sharing it. I woke up immediately and was at once full of shock and vibrating with the kind of true strength I haven’t felt for a very long time.

Sia Arcour – ice hockey’s hottest goalie

This is Sia Arcour. She is an ice hockey goalie par excellence. She stars in my current work in progress, The Hot Hand (#1 Harder than Ice series). She’s resilient, smart, strong and independent. Her weakness is Italian food (especially desserts), a good crime novel and a certain funny, intelligent and gifted ice hockey player…

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Updated 6/4/2015 – Outlander Episode 116 – To Ransom a Man’s Soul – The Gàidhlig Bits I Could Decipher

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Gaidhlig is aces!

Originally posted on Great Scot!:

Great news! The Gaelic is back in a big way this episode. The bad news is that it was way more complicated than what I normally translate. I’m giving it my best shot though and will call in the big guns as needed.

Wentworth Prison

4:52  Jamie to BlackJack after reminding him he owes him a debt (OK. There is some debate if this is Gaelic. I might have just been overeager and thought Jamie had descended back into Gaelic due to pain, etc.)

éist – Listen

After the rescue

8:22 Jamie to Claire

Leig leam falbh- Let me go die.

8:38 Jamie to Murtagh

Feumaidh tu stad a chur air mo chràdh! – You must put an end to my torment!

Murtagh to Jamie

Chan éist mi ri seo! – I won’t listen to this!

At the Abbey

I know this is what everyone wants but I don’t have…

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