Mighty Life List
Feb 8 2016

Valentine’s Basics: Gifts for Him

He has everything he needs. But for Valentine’s Day, you want him to have a little more. Some simple gifts to let him know he’s loved.

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I Like Your Face Mug, $14

Best delivered first thing in the morning with fresh-brewed coffee inside.

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The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed, $12

Maybe give this to him the day before Valentine’s Day. He’s not gonna look up for a few hours.

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Men’s Cotton House Slippers, $17

Slippers that keep his toes warm, but don’t make his feet sweat. Key.

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Calvin Klein Modal Boxer Briefs, $23

Sexier than silk boxers with hearts all over them. Plus he might actually wear them.

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Lagavulin Scotch 16 Year, $90

He buys you lingerie, you buy him top-shelf booze. Both of you so selfless.

P.S.
Gift Guide: Classic Gifts for Men
Sexy Times Gift Guide

Feb 5 2016

Fridaaaay! Links

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Just look at this scratch circle etched in the sand by a piece of grass. via kottke

It’s Black History Month. For weeks, I’ve been thinking about this story of a gift one mother gave her daughter when they were separated by slavery.

Let’s go to the Seven Tea Cup Waterfalls in Patagonia, Argentina. Update: These are actually in California! But apparently are only accessible if you use climbing ropes. Video of a couple guys climbing down the falls.

I bought a quivering hat.

“Two young men died in the Ural mountains as they pulled the pin from a hand grenade to take a selfie, which remained as evidence of the circumstances of their deaths.”
I went kind of deep on the Wikipedia list of selfie-related injuries and deaths.

This pizza phone cover goes with this one that looks a little like very classy weed.

I’m not usually (ever) into nail art, but Glass Nails? Dang.

And speaking of nails, I was rapt for this Cal Sunday article on what it’s like to be a hand model, “Hired Hand.”

Concepcion Picciotto died recently, after keeping a peace vigil by the White House for 30 years. This is one of those “who’s the crazy one, her or society” stories.

Did you see the new Gerber baby? GAH.

Feb 2 2016

Lance Arthur is Famous

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I met Lance Arthur in the early days of SxSW Interactive, when it was possible to know or at least recognize everyone who was attending.

He started blogging at Glassdog in 1996, and stopped in 2011. He just finished up a series of personal essays on Medium called Conversations with Myself. I’m still reading all of them, but maybe start with Odd Man Out.

If you weren’t around for the early days of blogging, these essays are just how it felt. If you were, you’ll remember Lance. Hello, mister.

Feb 2 2016

New Cover for Stephen King’s It

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This new cover for It is perfection. Also, this version of the book comes in more normal sized type, which made me realize that It is the War and Peace of horror novels. I could hardly hold it in one hand.

Anyway, I got you guys something.

Jan 27 2016

Let’s Talk Orgasms

If you don’t want to talk about sexy things, here is a link to that panda rolling in the snow.

For the rest of you, there has been a recent advancement in sex technology. It’s offensively named, air-through-your-teeth ugly, and expensive like you don’t need to eat. Still, I want to give one to everyone I know, like the world’s creepiest fairy godmother.

Meet The Womanizer.

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So beautiful, no? As I mentioned, the designs come in different variations of eye smack, but we all need to get past that. Because, damn.

“The Womanizer” is like a vibrator, but it doesn’t necessarily touch your clitoris. Instead it provides light suction and varying speeds of vibration that combine to make things happen… quickly.

Here’s a more thorough, educated Womanizer review. I just thought you should know this existed. Solidarity.

Jan 26 2016

Sexy Times Gift Guide

He thinks Valentine’s Day is stupid. He thinks it’s a Hallmark holiday perpetuated by gift-shop owners and florists. He thinks if you’re really in love, you’ll naturally celebrate that year round anyway. He… should probably shut up now.

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Alayna Zip Chemise, $60

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Cotton Solid Thigh-High Socks, $18

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Classic Silk Tap Short, $54

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Envoutante Bodysuit, $86

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Lace Eye Mask, $40

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Cle D’Amour Thong, $30

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Out From Under Fine Straps Midi Slip Dress, $44

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Lace Cuffs, $10

Jan 25 2016

Five Love Languages

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Photo from Diem Design.

Have you ever taken the Five Love Languages Quiz? I’ve sent that link to dozens of friends.

The quiz is based on a book of the same name, which says there are five main ways we give and receive love:

1. Words of affirmation, compliments and the like.
2. Tokens of affection, gifts.
3. Acts of service, favors.
4. Quality time together.
5. Physical touch.

The idea is that everyone gives and receives love differently. For example, words of affirmation don’t mean much to me, but it’s easy for me to tell someone what I appreciate about them. Some people don’t care at all about gifts, but get teary-eyed when you clean out the closet for them.

Take the quiz, and tell me what you think. It for sure changed my approach when I have an impulse to do something nice for someone.

P.S. Relationship Hacks