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On writing…Dorothy Parker

Posted in Writing with tags , , , , , , , , on October 9, 2014 by Mj Rains

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If you have any young friends who aspire to become writers, the second greatest favor you can do them is to present them with copies of The Elements of Style. The first greatest, of course, is to shoot them now, while they’re happy.

– Dorothy Parker

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To think you are not magic…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , , on April 26, 2014 by Mj Rains

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…to think you are not magic, well, darling, I guess even our thoughts can betray us and be fools. ~ Christopher Poindexter

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A woman needs to be put in the mood…

Posted in The Deep with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 5, 2014 by Mj Rains

Back Seat RomanceHere is a short piece of advice to all men, lovers, friends, boyfriends and husbands of women out there from The Female Brain by Louann Brizendine, M.D. (make yourself get a copy and read it instead of blaming us for your pitiful lack of understanding…)…

“A woman need to be put in the mood. Before sex, there has to be a soothing and smoothing of the relationship, and she has to be able to stop being annoyed with him. Anger at one’s partner is one of the most common reasons for sexual problems. Many sex therapists say that, for women, foreplay is everything that happens in the twenty-four hours preceding penile insertion. For men, it’s everything that happens three minutes before. Since many parts of a woman’s brain are active at once, she must get into the mood by first relaxing and reconnecting positively with her partner. This is why she needs a good twenty-four hours to get in the mood, and why going on vacation is such an intense aphrodisiac. It allows her to unplug from daily life stress. So men, yes, bring out the flowers, chocolates, and sweet words–they work.  A woman can’t be angry at her man and want to have sex with him at the same time.  And women, tell your men that if they plan on criticizing you or starting a fight on the day they are hoping to get lucky, they should think again.  They will have to wait for the twenty-four hour clock to reset before you’ll be ready.”

Check out this website! 1000 Fights

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Don’t think…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by Mj Rains

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Don’t think.

Thinking is the enemy of creativity.  It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things.

You simply must do them.

-Ray Bradbury

 

Stop…

Posted in "Wit"icisms" with tags , , , , , , , on January 16, 2014 by Mj Rains

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