Monday, October 22, 2007


Ooh!  ooh!  You know what'd be cute?  Carving a pumpkin and dumping the pulp into a slavegirl's panties.  Yep, that'd be cute.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Halloween in full swing

So today I got a ghost placed up high in a tree and decorated my porch railings with orange halloween lights.  I haven't seen them at night yet, but I think they'll look quite nice.  They have some black fabric leaves built in to the string, so it acts as a garland, too.

But honestly, I shouldn't have to be fending off mosquitos during late October.  The forecast says it's going to be in the high 70's all through the rest of the month.  I always remember October weather as being shorts at the start of the month and jeans and jackets by the end of it.  Darn you, global warming!  Messin with my status quo, it is.

I also had an idea of poking around in the basement.  It's a dank, dirt-floored affair that's really not good for much.. too damp and dirty to store anything halfway valuable, and too many potentially harmful bugs to store a slave.  There's really not any way to effectively seal it off and prevent more bugs coming in.  But I thought it might not be a bad idea to go through and throw out all the old junk that has been accumulating in there for the past 40 years or so:  moldering boxes of unknown lawn chemicals, old drop cloths, broken fishing rods, and who knows what all.  I didn't get more than a few feet inside before the garbage bin was full, forcing me to stop.  I did find a few bags of old seashells, some of which were pretty enough to wash off and put on shelves down here.  I also came across an old ball-and-chain.  Hm.  Go figure.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dead Trees

It's a foggy October morning, and the air is filled with the sounds of chainsaws.  The neighbors decided to cut down a bunch of trees in their yard.. several good sized ones, including one that was on my side of the property line.  I'm not too pissed about that, as the tree in my yard was pretty small and mostly just an ivy trellace, but still.  I had to go out and make sure they weren't planning any other cutting that would lead to a property line debacle.

I just don't understand the mentality of butchering trees pointlessly.  Yeah I can understand if someone wants a yard and not a dense, wilderness glade, sure, but those trees weren't doing any harm.  They provided shade and leaves and calmness.  Some of them I've known since I was a child.  I just get such a visceral reaction of horror when I see good trees cut down for no good reason.   I can't understand why people feel the need to subdue nature and reform into some 1950's model.  It's not real nature, it's nature chunked up and formed.. it's natureloaf.

Now they're out there cutting off some very large branches off some very old oaks.. I can't tell why.  Changes the whole look of the neighborhood, and not for the better.  Yeah, let's cut down trees to provide a clearer view of the power lines.  I'm afraid to look outside and see what empty blandness now awaits me whenever I look out the windows from now on.  Maybe I'm a tree hugger.. or maybe it's alien brainwashing.  Hmph.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

D'oh! A deer!

I saw a deer this morning!
Deer aren't exactly the rarest things in the world, and especially not in Arkansas, but I live in the middle of a fair sized city.  I've never seen one around here before.  This morning I looked out my front window and right across from my driveway, on the other side of the street, was a rather large male deer with big antlers.  For a second, my mind couldn't make sense of what I was seeing (abstract art?  a decoy?), but then it moved.  Went up the street, wandered into someone's yard, then took off in a hurry up the hill (clip clop clip clop) and around the corner.  Then a few minutes later it passed by again, going the other direction, before finally heading into the wooded park.  How odd, and yet, delightful.

Also this morning I had to turn the heat on for the first time since last spring.  It broke, of course.  Had to get the heating and air guys out here, just days after they had come here to fix some damaged ductwork.  Some exhaust fan had corroded and went flying to bits (so *that* was what that sound was!).  Having your own house is a good thing.. but they sure do break down a lot.

I get these ideas for cute outfits now and again.  Last night I was thinking of a piglet suit.  Like, a light pink velour unitard, with a curly tail, and a hood with a soft snout.  Of course, rows of little teats would have to be added to the front.  That'd be just so cute, I bet I'd just wanna hug the girl and not let her out of it for weeks!  Well, maybe not weeks, she might get a little stinky.  On the other hand, she'd be a piglet, so I guess a little stinky comes with the territory.  Hm!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Chairs, Pink Trees, and Darth Vader

Okay. First chair was too high. Second chair was too wide. Third chair is too hard. I'm a domme-type person, it shouldn't be *my* butt that's hurting at the end of the day. I think that's fair to say. So I got a fourth chair yesterday, but as I was de-boxing it, I found it was broken. So I'll have to take it back for an exchange, and hope that the new, unbroken one works for me. I'll have been on my fifth chair. It's really not that big a deal... I'm just getting tired of lugging the things back and forth.

I was in Garden Ridge the other day (it's kind of a hobby/cheap home deco warehouse) looking for some autumn wreaths. They already have all their x-mas trees set up. They might have them set up all year round, I don't know. But they had a 6' tall light pink tree!! I squeee'd! It would be so perfect for my pink, barbie dungeon room. But I couldn't see to spending two-hundred bucks on a fake tree. They had a 4' version on display for much cheaper, but they were sold out. Guess pink trees are popular this year. They even had black trees. A few years ago when I was searching for a black x-mas tree, I couldn't find one anywhere. I had to make my own with a green tree, black housepant, and a Wagner power sprayer. Now I look online and there's black trees everywhere. Go figure.

Oh yes, the wreaths. Well, a lot of them weren't my style.. lots of little foam pumpkins in a ring and such. Then I found one completely unadorned wreath made entirely of twisted up, gnarley grapevine. Perfect! I've thought of hanging little animal skulls from it, or maybe barbie dolls tied up with twine, but... that might be a little over the top and worry people. It's hard for me to tell sometimes.

Online I've ordered a black Halloween wreath and some resin gravestones. I already have the makings for a tree ghost, so I'm all set. I kinda wanted a skeleton, but the life-size ones all cost more than I cared to spend. The only affordable ones were 4' tall (hey... same as the x-mas trees! weird), but a 4' tall skeleton isn't exactly scary. Unsettling, perhaps, but that's not the same thing.

Evil Dolly's Vague Recollection of the Day: Star Wars came out when I was very young. I sort of remember lying on a blanket on the hood of a station wagon and seeing it at a drive-in. I can't recall exactly when, I must have been 5 or 6, but my dad took me to see Darth Vader, who was appearing at a Hallmark store in some strip mall. Obviously, it was a guy with a franchised costume making a few bucks selling autographs, but when I got to the front of the line, I was in awe. He asked me my name for the autographed photo. I was literally unable to speak. Only time in my life I can remember being dumbstruck. My mouth moved, but all I could do was stare. My father had to lean in and tell him my name. I treasured that Darth Vader photo. Had it sitting in a frame on my chest of drawers for years and years. I still have it around here somewhere, I think.