#SmallBusinessSaturday

Reasons why joining my site is a great idea:

1.) I update weekly, sometimes several times a week. (mostly videos)

2.) I host several member’s shows each week, no matter what, there are never cancelled shows.

3.) I am approachable, available and very interactive. 

4.) My site is 100% me – pictures, videos, emails, tweets, personality. I am who I am on screen and behind the computer. There is no one other than myself that you will talk to if you send me a message.

5.) You receive more than most sites give you and they charge double the price. 

6.) You gain access to all of the VNALive network – daily LIVE cam shows by big names and amateurs alike!

7.) I am a small business. 

A Day to Recognize as Special.

Today is Outlaw’s birthday, and this is one day that should be recognized and celebrated. He is my longest running member, and that, in itself, is pretty fucking amazing, but besides that, he is a stand up gentleman who has proven to be a good friend and a loyal one at that. Longest running member, and loyal friend do go hand in hand. He has jumped three networks with me in the 12+ years that I have been online, and that does not include all of the many cam sites that I have tried over that time period, all of which he has joined with me. 

Outlaw, I do wish you nothing but the happiest of days, and I, although, I encourage this big purge of your last 20 years, I want you to take a break today. Get out. Celebrate you. Have a cigar. Enjoy friends. Do something for you. 

I am so excited for your #newbeginnings. It is something you need and your days will be full of what you are passionate about. This change, although, terrifying and uncertain, is good, positive change for you. I am happy that you have the strength to make such a leap. 

Happy, happy birthday to you!

Current Keeps the Water From Becoming Stagnant

Alright, so I have had a hard time finding motivation, as of lately, and some of that is the fact that I am bored with the same days always spent online. That is not to say that I am tired of being on cam. That just simply is not the case. However, change is good and it keeps life interesting and hopefully will keep it from being boring.

Anyway, to the point. I have decided to take Sundays off for the next couple of months, which means I will be online for Saturdays. This will be a broken day because I will be online for a few hours in the orning/early afternoon and then do my grocery shopping, getting back online after I am home. So, at least a 2 hour break..

So, I hope that I will continue to see some of you over the weekend, despite the change in day that I am online. 

 

Amber, You Are a Gem

Amber, you are an absolute sweetheart and meeting you during my last trip to Texas proved you are even sweeter than I imagined. You are always so thoughtful and caring, even when you are not feeling well yourself. So, thank you for always being you! 

After we met you sent me a big box of surprises to begin my new life (#newbeginnings) and it was full of everything I need to start a photo album/scrapbook. Thank you! I have not started one yet, but I will and you gave me a jump start on what I need to do that. 

Do You Have a Favorite Holiday?

It is no secret that my favorite day of the year happens to be a holiday, and it falls during my favorite month, November. I have always loved Thanksgiving, even as a child. It holds sweet memories for me and I cherish those, even decades later. It is the one day when people slow down and enjoy the company of others. It does not matter if it is friends, strangers or family. This is a day when people realize what they have to be thankful for and are generous with their time, in helping others and sharing love. It is a time when people are not in stores spending money, or rushing through their day to get to their next obligation. It is a day that people come together to reconnect, to share their news over the last year and to enjoy telling old stories. Young and old, this is a day that people enjoy each other over food and laughter. Hopefully laughter. 

My favorite day is Thanksgiving. What is yours?

Step Away From the News

It could definitely be said that there is a huge dividing line between parties that have spread so much hate throughout the people. And, I say this as impartial as possible. It is happening from all sides. The Liberals, Democrats, Republicans and everything in between. It is disgusting. This is a rare post for me because I have kept politics out of my cam room, blog and especially my site. And, to be honest, this is not as much an opinion post, as it is a solid suggestion. 

No matter how you voted,  or what you think about your fellow voters, turn it off today. With today’s news organizations blasting elections for years before we go to the polls, we are all on overload. Just walk away for the day. I see so many people on Social Media consumed with other people and their opinions, or arguing over a topic that will never be resolved online. Turn it off. No matter how the election goes today, you will survive. It is true, times might be tough for a bit, but you will ultimately survive. Be smart in your every day. Take care of you and your family. Tomorrow will be another day. I have never seen so much contempt in the human race. And, please do not use this thread as an outlet to spew more hate and opinions. It is not just with the current president, but it was going on for the last two.. That is over a decade of hate that has been simmering. Do not add to it, and just stop. You will be mentally healthier for it. 

Now, with that said, get off the computer with your speeches and go lobby, or join congress. It is never too late to do this, and you will make a difference in person, more so than you ever will consuming your everyday on Social Media and in the confines of your home… 

What I am suggesting is that maybe you allow yourself a break today, and tomorrow you won’t wake up near as upset and angry.

I Was Olive Oyl

My Halloween costume was Olive Oyl. I was always Olive Oyl. The same plastic apron costume, with the creepy mask. I am sure that I have shared this with you before, but having been online for 12 years and being an active blogger for most of it, I cannot remember.

I can’t remember what my twin brother was, but he was probably Popeye, and that is why I was Olive Oyl. I don’t recall ever being a huge fan, although, I did laugh while watching the cartoon shows. In fact, knowing my parents, we did not choose the costumes, it was whatever Mom found at the store the first year and since they made sure we never “horsed” around while wearing them, they were in pristine shape every single year. 

Do you remember what you were, and did you change costumes each year?

What is New in Your World?

It has been awhile since I have checked in with those of you that read my blog, so I thought today would be a perfect time to change that. 

If you follow my tweets, read my blog and join me on cam, you probably know what is going on in my world, but, in the event that you are not up to date on the happenings in my world, allow me to share more:

Abby is 4 months old and I am positive that the terrible two’s have arrived and yes, they are real. She is getting taller, so she is lanky and still just as clumsy as ever. She has a vet appointment Tuesday for another round of puppy shots, but don’t worry, everyone that has to pet her for LOVE will give her a “cookie” or three. MtnMan’s strawberry patch that was overgrown has been tamed and destroyed. Thank you, Abby. I think he is going to remove all of that and replace it with Astro Turf. 

I am only on cam today and tomorrow, and then will be offline through Sunday. We are going into the mountains and will be out of cell range most of the time, however, I will stay connected as much as possible. If you are a member, my site will continue to have Friday updates, and if you follow me on SnapChat, you will be able to join me in the mountains for some spur of the moment snaps.. 

We are just a few days away from my favorite month, and then only a couple weeks before my absolute favorite day. Thanksgiving. 

That is all that comes to mind, for me, so now it is your turn. What is new in your world? I would love for you to respond with anything, even if you feel like it is minor.. like going to the local park for an evening stroll one last time before it turns cold…  

Schedule Reminder

This week I will be offline Wednesday – Sunday, but that does not mean we won’t do the weekly membership shows. 

Monday VNA at 11p EST

Monday night 11p EST 1 hour (this gives you access to the entire VNA LIVE network)

Tuesday on SM at 11p EST (this is the weekly show banner that can be found on the club page)

The Upcoming Week’s

It has been awhile since I have thrown a wrench in our schedules, so I figure it is time to do just that. This week I will be online Wednesday, not Thursday. That is not much of a change, but next week I won’t be online from Wednesday through Sunday. Mtnman is taking me into the mountains for a few days. We may pitch a tent, it depends on the weather and how cold the temps drop at night. The areas that we will be, will have very limited cell reception so I won’t be able to stay connected constantly, but I will check in when I am able to. 

It has been awhile since we have been able to take a few days and get away, with the exception of the several trips to Texas over the last 18 months but those were anything but a vacation.