Well, that was interesting…

So a week ago last Sunday, joreth came up to visit for a few days. Or, at least that was the plan.

Turns out that what was planned and what actually happened weren’t exactly similar. She left Wednesday, started driving back to Florida, and experienced what engineering folk like to call “sudden catastrophic failure” of her automobile. Specifically, the clutch, which if you’re not familiar with these things is the bit that connects the engine to the wheels. With no clutch, the engine spins and spins, but the car doesn’t exactly move. More like just sits there, in the opposite-of-moving kind of way.

So I drove down and brought her back, while her car sat in a repair shop in the middle of rural Georgia awaiting repair. Took them quite a while to make the car go again, which means her three-day visit turned into a nine-day visit.

Now, you might think that’d be good news, and that lots of Kinky Goings On would ensue. Except that, well, I managed to give her my cold, which made her useless to me not feeling up to being frisky for most of that time.

Right shame, it is.

Anyway, she and her car are now operating properly and are now back in Orlando. And in a wonderous stroke of good news, it turns out I’ll be at Frolicon this month after all…and better still, I’ll be there with dayo and figment_j! Life rocks.

The week after, I’ll be at Florida Poly Retreat and apparently I’ll be joreth‘s minion for the weekend. I’ll also be presenting a panel on how to muck up a poly relationship and make everyone in it unhappy, which will stress the importance of avoiding communication, behaving emotionally, and using boundaries as blunt instruments in the pursuit of lasting human misery.

38 thoughts on “Well, that was interesting…

    • I did get the invitation! Just arrived a few days ago.

      I haven’t responded yet because I’ve been trying to work out ways to swing getting out there. It doesn’t look like I’ll be able to manage it, though, so it looks like I won’t be there. Which sucks.

  1. Right shame, it is.
    Been there, done that. A nice, leisurely, sun-, sand-, surf-, and seafood-loaded two weeks down in the Keys with a sweetie after a separation of six months – and two hours after I get there, I come down with a major sputum-producing cough and sinusitis that produced some amazingly yellow mucus for a couple of days.

    You ever try to even think about sex when you’re gasping for air?

    ……no, wait, I remember whose journal this is. Ummm, you ever try to even think about sex when every time you breathe in you also [gross and disgusting items deleted]?

    • Heh, I’ve been in that same boat for about two-and-a-half weeks . . . am now on prednisone so I can breathe, so I have the additional delight of feeling constantly queasy ;___;

      On the plus side, I did at least feel well enough today to do a *few* naughty things with my husband, now that I’ve finally been cleared to kiss him again!

      — A <3

      • Completely off-topic, “been cleared to kiss him again” brings up in my mind all kinds of poly D/s scenarios. “See, here’s the rules. You’re only allowed to kiss your husband if…”

  2. Right shame, it is.
    Been there, done that. A nice, leisurely, sun-, sand-, surf-, and seafood-loaded two weeks down in the Keys with a sweetie after a separation of six months – and two hours after I get there, I come down with a major sputum-producing cough and sinusitis that produced some amazingly yellow mucus for a couple of days.

    You ever try to even think about sex when you’re gasping for air?

    ……no, wait, I remember whose journal this is. Ummm, you ever try to even think about sex when every time you breathe in you also [gross and disgusting items deleted]?

  3. a panel on how to muck up a poly relationship and make everyone in it unhappy, which will stress the importance of avoiding communication, behaving emotionally, and using boundaries as blunt instruments in the pursuit of lasting human misery.

    This made me grin.

  4. a panel on how to muck up a poly relationship and make everyone in it unhappy, which will stress the importance of avoiding communication, behaving emotionally, and using boundaries as blunt instruments in the pursuit of lasting human misery.

    This made me grin.

  5. It will be good to see you again at FPR. I think we really need to attend your panel on mucking up relationships – my current relationships have way too little muck in them at the moment. 🙂

  6. It will be good to see you again at FPR. I think we really need to attend your panel on mucking up relationships – my current relationships have way too little muck in them at the moment. 🙂

  7. Heh, I’ve been in that same boat for about two-and-a-half weeks . . . am now on prednisone so I can breathe, so I have the additional delight of feeling constantly queasy ;___;

    On the plus side, I did at least feel well enough today to do a *few* naughty things with my husband, now that I’ve finally been cleared to kiss him again!

    — A <3

  8. I’ll share, I have some extra. Would you like some “It’s not about you” or maybe I can interest you in “I’m sorry, my life is stressful.”

  9. aww, poor joreth 😛 She sounds like quite the sweetie (from a mixture of this post as well as various comments / random posts :-P). Would it be creepy if I add her?

    Hope your cold is feeling better. Master is useless to me as well when he is sick 😛 Luckily, I’ve got the most ridiculous maternal instinct and enjoy it just the same 😛 (and he’s not sick very often…)

    • I don’t reckon it’d be creepy at all. 🙂

      I’m feeling better (and a good thing, too, with Frolicon and FPR coming up), but the timing was…inconvenient. I had such things to show her, and I wou;d’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddlesome microbes!

  10. aww, poor joreth 😛 She sounds like quite the sweetie (from a mixture of this post as well as various comments / random posts :-P). Would it be creepy if I add her?

    Hope your cold is feeling better. Master is useless to me as well when he is sick 😛 Luckily, I’ve got the most ridiculous maternal instinct and enjoy it just the same 😛 (and he’s not sick very often…)

  11. I don’t reckon it’d be creepy at all. 🙂

    I’m feeling better (and a good thing, too, with Frolicon and FPR coming up), but the timing was…inconvenient. I had such things to show her, and I wou;d’ve gotten away with it if it weren’t for those meddlesome microbes!

  12. I did get the invitation! Just arrived a few days ago.

    I haven’t responded yet because I’ve been trying to work out ways to swing getting out there. It doesn’t look like I’ll be able to manage it, though, so it looks like I won’t be there. Which sucks.

  13. Completely off-topic, “been cleared to kiss him again” brings up in my mind all kinds of poly D/s scenarios. “See, here’s the rules. You’re only allowed to kiss your husband if…”

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