Tag Archives: travel

One last day in the sun.

Dec 29, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 0

I just realized I never did get around to posting about our last day on vacation. We had bookended the cruise with a day before and after in Ft. Lauderdale. The first night, although it turned out fine, was a bit of a bust – ratty hotel in a kind-of run-down industrial area; us with no real idea of where we were or where we should go; my new walking shoes wearing a hole in my heel. But against all odds we pulled a good night out of what could have been a real disappointment, probably because the two of us are (thank goodness) similar travelers: we seldom let minor setbacks or snafus ruin our mood. This day, while similar in that we had no solid plan when we got in to port, and didn’t know what the hotel would be like (except that the previous experience booking the firstRead more …

More mash. Or maybe it’s mish…

At times I find (most times, lately) that I have to make myself sit down here and write. I feel vaguely ashamed of this admission. Writing – this blog and the many short stories I wrote – used to be my life. Truly. Though I got burned out at times, even then, I was so incredibly proud of what I had built at K&P. It was more than just the followers I had. Though “You like me! You really like me!” certainly described how I felt about it. It was even more than the salacious pleasure I got from knowing I could share these bawdy adventures, this crazy life, and people would read it. People would fantasize about it! It was even more than knowing it made W feel to read my accounts of what we’d done, knowing others were reading about it. (Yeah ok, maybe we were shallow thatRead more …

A Mish-Mash of Things

Dec 19, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade, Relationship Stuff, Wicked Wednesday | 3

I suppose that should be “things” lowercase t, but it’s a title, so it’s “Things” capital-T, even though it’s really just a random, unsorted, largely unrelated and probably not too interesting mish-mash of thoughts. I haven’t had time or inclination to write much, until this moment really, when I trudged up the third stairway to my room, a little wobbly from a very strong white Russian, but not wobbly-headed enough that I couldn’t contemplate putting fingers to keyboard. And suddenly I wanted to. My second WR is next to me on my nightstand, so we shall see how far I get. LOL Really, I should be spending every spare moment crocheting a gift I am making for my sister, but obviously I am not. Hah – crochet. That will be my number one not-very-interesting thing. Crochet I am making this for my sister. Which, frankly, freaks me out a littleRead more …

Another Island, in Pictures

Dec 9, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 2

Grand Cayman There were six ships in port the day we spent in Grand Cayman, but it didn’t feel crowded or hectic to me as Cozumel did (we’d visit Cozumel the next day.) It’s a lovely little island, but, because of its position as a British territory, it is vastly different than Jamaica or the islands off Mexico. More like “home” – whether that’s a good or bad thing I don’t know. We had scheduled a horseback riding excursion with a woman that had lived on the island her entire life, raising and riding horses for most of it. As usual, click thru for commentary if you’re interested. And these last two images I had to post together. Adam and his horse were particularly well-suited. Both big-boned, sweet-natured, slow and steady, and always with an eye out for a snack or a nap.  

Aaaand it’s already Friday.

Dec 7, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 2

Days are so short when you have nothing that you have to do. I go to sleep each night thinking, “tomorrow I will post some pictures and words about our trip,” and every morning I’m already off and running before I take the time to sit and write. It’s not like I’m not relaxing – I’m doing a lot of that too. But our days are curiously filled with activities as well. Three islands in three days has kept us moving for sure. But we’ve been busy on the ship too, following around our favorite musical acts: a female vocalist/guitarist with a voice like an angel, a string trio from Bellarus playing classical music that is absolutely divine, and a jazz trio that we’ve stayed up later than we should just to listen to. “Later than we should.” Hah. What a couple of old people we are! But it’s beenRead more …

A Sea Day

Dec 4, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 1

I don’t have a lot of pictures today…or maybe any…? No wait, there are a few. Fun ones, silly ones, not pretty scenery or anything, because we’ve spent the day at sea. Though to me, the sea, simple, unending, impossibly blue, stretching as far as the eye can see without a cloud or spit of land in sight, is as beautiful as any scenery anywhere. But no, I won’t bore ya’ll with a dozen images of blue Caribbean water. We started the day by spending an hour or so in the firness center. I would never have thought that I’d be someone that would spend a MINUTE of vacation in a gym, but…hell, it’s at the top of the ship, looking out over the sea… Also, in a week of 24/7 couplehood – as much as I enjoy time with Adam – I needed an hour or so in myRead more …

Washington, D.C. & Beyond

Nov 10, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade, Who Is Pieces of Jade? | 1

Author’s Note: I meant this to be a day-by-day, but, as so often happens when I plan or make a commitment to this space – I failed. So…while Saturday was actually written on Saturday, the rest…is not actually on the day-of. I traveled to D.C. early Saturday, in advance of a conference I am attending Mon-Thurs for my work. Saturday I’m sitting here in D.C., in a little studio AirBnB, snugged beneath one of the stately brownstones(?) that line these lovely, tree-lined streets. I spent all day walking this neighborhood and the ones nearby (7.5 miles!) after arriving at 9 this morning. I had gotten up at 4 a.m. to catch my 6 a.m. flight here, after getting about 3 hours of sleep…I might have been a bit punch-drunk most of the day. But I wasn’t, not really. I was in the moment, engaged, marveling that I was there –Read more …

The Weekend at Kinky Kollege

Oct 31, 2018 | Posted by in Kinky Stuff, Relationship Stuff, Wicked Wednesday | 8

A Play-by-Play (sort of) Friday I have such a goddamned piss-poor memory. Here I am, at Kinky Kollege in Chicago, trying to remember if I have been to this event alone before. I remember doing a scene with my friend Bad Beast, and saying goodbye to him the next day…and I was alone then…so…I must have? But I don’t remember traveling up here or being here alone. So I’m confused. Was that the “Play to Red” scene time…I don’t think so. Mj was there. Adam and Warren were there. So no. So when was it? I am also remembering going to Cope alone. But also driving back from Cope with Viper. So…it must have been two different times. Did I play those other times, when I was alone? I don’t remember that either. Anyway, I’m here now, at Kinky Kollege (a twice a year kink con in Chicago) alone. Well,Read more …

Girls’ Weekend, cont.

Sep 20, 2018 | Posted by in Life Before, Scavenger Hunt, Throwback Thursday | 0

First, in honor of the weekend, a Scavenger Hunt that I did years ago in Chicago, after a 4-mile walk down the Lake Michigan shoreline with Ad and W. I had a couple of reminders about that trip while I was in Chicago this last time, so it seemed fitting that I would do a Throwback Thursday Scavenger Hunt featuring it. I tried to find the posts I wrote about the trip in Kink & Poly, so I could reference it for anyone was interested in reading about it, but that was a little too deep down memory lane, and I gave up. In any case, the memory of these pictures makes me happy. It was a trip where W and Ad and I had brought W’s granddaughter’s moose stuffie along with us and took pictures of it everywhere, so he could share his travels with her. And where, whenRead more …

Girls’ Weekend!

Sep 7, 2018 | Posted by in Everyday Jade | 2

Heading to the Windy City this weekend for a girls’ weekend with a much-loved friend – who I haven’t seen in three years. We met at a kink event, and that is actually the only place we’veĀ  met in person – various kink events, and once for a week at my house. The rest of the time we have kept in touch – for, oh, about 7 years? – via Facebook and text. I know everyone (including me) decries how technology distances us from people, but in this case (and with many of my long-distance friends) it brings us – and keeps us – together. Or at least in touch. We have a big weekend planned. I arrive in Chicago at 8am tomorrow morning. Which means flying out at 7, which means I need to be at the airport at 6am latest. Which means I have to leave Viper’s houseRead more …