Also known as Jonathan, a part time musician, writer, life stylist at night but a full time business intelligence developer during the day.
The Anniversary Dinner
We drove up the snowy, winding road towards the cozy A-frame cabin. It was late in the afternoon, light snow was falling intermittently every second as it landed slightly covering the view in front of us. The car radio was faintly playing music from a local station. Kara grabbed my hand as our fingers interlocked as she held on tightly. I could sense that she was nervous about going to an unknown destination where she had never been before. I was nervous too. This was the first time we had traveled together for a romantic weekend getaway. As we drove up onto the long snow laden driveway, we could see the cabin up ahead. It was a picturesque postcard view with pine trees neatly surrounding the cabin.
Introduction What is addiction? Addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to particular substance or activity. Addiction can be applied to practically anything whether it's a drug, alcohol, gambling, love, sex, coffee, cigarettes, exercise, porn, food, music, movies, material things or even money.
The Comfort Of Being
Sometimes I feel numb... There is chaos surrounding me... Everything I see, feel or hear is out of reach. Am I lost? I close my eyes and I could see the words that form inside my head traveling to the end of my fingertips onto the computer keyboard or I could visualize the blank canvas that will become a piece of artwork ...
The Relationship Theory
Defining a Relationship What is a relationship? A relationship is the common bond that forms and exists between two people. It is unique in which it creates an undeniable connection between two individuals. This connection can be mental, emotional, physical or sexual. When we think of a relationship, we tend to disregard the inner workings of how a relationship is formed and how it actually works. We do not think about the different factors or variables involved - we just think of relationships with ideas of love, emotions and great sex.
Strip Club Etiquette - Part 4
There is an art to the private lap dance, whether you agree or not, the private lap dance is an artistic performance. And in the world of strip clubs it is the primary reason why you should go to a strip club. Not only is the attractiveness of the girls that perform on stage is a determining factor, but receiving a private lap dance is one of the highlights that tells you whether you return to the strip club is well worth it.
The Golden Age of 50
It was December 2019, I was still unemployed, I was tired of receiving rejection letters or emails from employers, I crashed my car into a parking light pole and I was trying to keep my head above the water financially - my life was not exactly where I wanted it to be. I wanted 2019 to be over, I was tired of the negative things that were happening to me. I was looking for forward to the year of 2020 because I knew that was the year I was going to be turning 50. I spent New Year's Eve with a few friends, while everyone in the bar was celebrating the New Year, kissing their loved ones, or toasting champagne. I sat there and I contemplated on how I was looking forward to the next six months because that was when I would be turning 50.
Strip Club Etiquette - Part 3
For what its worth, the life of a strip club customer is a never ending cycle of VIP private room dances, alcohol consumption, gifts and monetary contributions. Every club is unique as well as the customers that enter. Every customer has a certain characteristic. You will see the drunken alcoholic who will roam around the club not having any idea of where they are at. There is the whale who has stacks of 100 singles, gets bottle service and throws stacks of dollar bills at the dancers like there is no tomorrow. The whales are the ones who always have their stacks of in 100 singles in full view for display to gain the attention of the dancers passing by. They demand attention to themselves by being loud and presenting the illusion that they are a big shot by spending money and drinks on the girls. Then there is the barfly who sits quietly at the bar or at a table/booth and always keeps to himself until an entertainer sits next to him and tries to start a conversation with him. Last but not least, there is the old schooler. Their vast knowledge and experience allows them to clearly understand the game of how a strip club works and the ins and outs. They can spot a rookie stripper or an amateur customer. They are considered an expert in the field because they know what to say when an entertainer approaches them and what the conversation will incur. Yet within the different characteristics of customers there are different types that exist.
Strip Club Etiquette - Part 2
Inside the underlying world of strip clubs, the private dance becomes the highlight for those who decide to embark into the VIP private room. There is a mystery of what happens behind the closed doors of the VIP room or the curtains of the private area section. In some clubs, the rooms are set behind an open doorway usually guarded by one of the members of the floor staff. This is known as the VIP Room section. A bright neon sign may hang above the open doorway with the letters VIP or a framed sign displaying PRIVATE ROOM. The doorway leads into a dimly lit section of the club with a cubicle seating arrangement crammed into a tightly spaced area. Other clubs have VIP rooms, a private room containing a couch, a side table and a door that is either left slightly opened with a door stop while occupied or it is left completely closed for more privacy.
Strip Club Etiquette
At least every major city across America and the world has a strip club. Also known as a gentlemen's club, the strip club is the epicenter of adult entertainment, where mostly men, but sometimes women, gather to experience the world of strippers, g-strings, lap dances, tipping, and bachelor parties. The world of strip clubs is another world within itself. First, there are the unique names: The Dollhouse, Cheetahs, Sapphire, Blush, Mons Venus, Larry Flynt's Hustler Club, Christies Cabaret, Crazy Horse, Centerfolds, Spearmint Rhino, Playmates, and Magic City, just to name a few. And then there is the lingo, drama, fights, stripper politics, and the secrecy that lies behind the walls of the VIP rooms. Every strip club operates differently—it's usually based on the management and the city ordinances.
A Means to an End
You always imagine that once love becomes a focal point in your life, you tend to believe that in the end everything will be just fine and will work out as planned. You've found your soul mate—the love of your life, you are happy and you feel like you are walking in air and when you look at the world everything becomes surreal. You start to enter the ritual of being in love, having sex, getting married, and for some—having children. These pivotal events become life changing moments that shape you and the relationship you are in. But what happens to you when the unenviable happens? An unexpected event occurs in the marital relationship that changes the definition of love. This event as we know it is called divorce.