USA, you have a west coast, I believe?

Oh fine, non college football fans might want to look away now!

Earlier today, the 4 teams for the College Football playoffs were named. In truth, though I disagree with the order of 3 of them (Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia), those teams deserve to be in the play offs, no arguments. Where the fun starts, was the 4th team picked.

In truth, Ohio State might have had a couple of losses, but they won the Big 10 in the end, so must have a chance, right? On top of that USC also had a couple of losses, but won the Pac 12 nicely, so must be in contention for selection. Well…? More shortly! Then you get the matter of Alabama, who only lost 1 game, but they lost to Auburn, who got thumped in their rematch by Georgia, so not good?

Wrong, wrong! The incessant hype surrounding Alabama got them into the Top 4! Seriously? Dont get me wrong, but surely they should be below Auburn in ratings? No, seemingly. Before anyone asks, the best team they beat is ranked 17! Ohio State beat 2 in Top 10, and USC have nice rank wins too. But…? Oh, I forgot, its the SEC, and people look at that with rose colored glasses!

To be honest, with the East Coast bias, I might have settled for USC being ranked 5, or 6, but no, they are ranked 8! Seriously, I wonder if any of the committee have even seen a West Coast game, and I’m not sure in this era of cosy insularity on the East Coast, do they even know the West Coast exists, or have they gone back to the 1850’s or something?

Fine, California lover rant over. Honest. The other bowls havent been announced yet, but fine, a friend and I are hoping Kansas State, and Oregon get matched! Love you, Alei x!

Tonights video is supposedly a live performance. Beyond maybe, Neil Tennant singing live (and I’m not convinced), this isnt live! But fine those outfits really are something, just love them!

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Alabama, and the rest

Even earlier than the start of the NFL, the college football season got under way in the last few days. In truth, if you believe the experts (and a friend called Kris), there is only 1 team that will matter, and that is Alabama. To be fair, the way they beat Florida State yesterday, who were ranked the 3rd best team, he may well be right!

But ignoring the matters of Washington (Seattle is a city I’ve loved forever), USC and UCLA (the LA teams), or even Yale (first team seen live), who I have affection for, in the end, there is 1 conference I will follow more closely, and a couple of teams there, with special emphasis on 11/18 this year. Yes, though I have no idea why, beyond the Kansas connection, I follow Kansas State, coached by the amazing Bill Snyder. My dear friend Kate, well, not only does she support Oklahoma State, its her alma mater, so I guess she’s entitled to, lol. So yes, a Big 12 girl, me!

Oh, and I might give honorable mention to Idaho, because they play in silver and gold!

Like most sports team I follow, including the Dodgers, I follow them, rather than act as crazy fanatic, as so many people do. So yes, though I’m hoping Kansas State will have a good season, especially as there are rumors it could be Bill’s last, he is approaching 80, mind, amazing man! But if they dont, I will be sorry for him, but it wont be the end of the world. Oh fine, it would be nice if we beat Oklahoma State, but only so I can tease Kate, rather than the more likely event, judging by the rankings, that she will be teasing me!

But yes, when it comes to college champions, at the end of the season, I suspect it will be Alabama, and the rest. Still, Kris will be happy with that!

Video time. Well, yes, I was looking for something Alabama related, and found this. Seems a good choice to me!

God Bless America?

So fine, much though a left-centrist lady like me might prefer to ignore what happened on Tuesday night, it happened, and we have to live with it, for better, or for worse. You could say its more entertaining than it might have been, given Trump won the electoral college, but Clinton got more votes, but hey, its the system, we have to live with it!

Strange thing, Trump this year has done a couple of things supporting the LGBT community, whereas Pence is in the ‘crazy’ community when it comes to gay conversion therapy, and all that. Fine, I might enjoy that electro shock stuff, but hey, I suspect thats limited to me, and me only! By the way, do Bi’s get the full dose, or only half dose, just curious lol? No, not really, but anyway…

Fine, lets end the politics there, please!

Wednesday morning, when I went to the Twitter web page, I found this posting

Hey! #England ! I am interested in moving there. I’m a hardworking female with a drive to appease and entertain people. #actress #model

No, its not an actress name I recognize, but thats not saying much with me, and modern actors lol! So anyway, being the wicked minx that I am, I came up with this reply,

Hey America, I’m brave enough to work as a model, or actress over there in the next 4 years, just need the opportunity! Hardworking,you bet!

No, so far at least, I’ve had no offers, though if you know anyone who might? 😉 But before you ask, yes, absolutely, I would! So, if Mr Trump wants to offer a Brit the papers to act, and model over there, I wouldnt say no. Funny, I remember some European model who went over there to do some work, without papers, I wonder what happened to her? Sorry, Mrs Trump, just teasing! Oh fine, she’s young, pretty, and well, I’m 58, and not a stunner lol! 😛

The other offer I’ve had this week, was in a lighthearted manner, offering to do a property swap with someone I know in Alabama for 4 years. Yes, I’d love that, and I’m sure I could get some work (acting/model/writer) done while there, with luck, but seriously… No, I’m sure he didnt mean it, mainly because he has a very nice house, and I have a very nice, err, studio flat, to describe it best! So yes, it would be win/win for me, but anyway… Would I go if he had meant it? Not sure, Alabama isnt my dream state to live in, but I suppose it could grow on me?

Anyway, lovely guy, but I’m not expecting to move there anytime soon!

OK, video time. If anyone is expecting that anthem, sung during many baseball games, sorry, no! But its a line from this OMD song. Rare sight, first time in about 30 years they’d done it live, so…

An amazing writer

I’ve mentioned a friend named Kris P Kreme before a couple of times, both for providing me with a super book cover, and also the little blog piece on here. Well, tonight, he’s going to get another mention.

Now, you know I write stories, some of which have made it into ebooks, plug, plug. My current total of published stuff is 4, though sometime between now, and the early part of the new year, that will go up to 5, the latest effort is currently with my wonderful editor, so that its easier for you buyers (hint, hint) to read it.

But like many others, Kris makes my efforts numerically look pretty feeble. In fact, he has just hit the century, publishing his 100th story, wow! I know he aims to make more of a living out of it than I do, which explains the respective numbers, but even so, thats an amazing effort.

I havent got his links unfortunately, but I’m sure if you type that name into any good ebook site, his stuff will appear. So, I just want to say in public, to a friend, congrats on the century, Kris, and a toast to the next ton.

As you know, he’s living in Alabama, and he writes a lot about bimbo’s, who like love, in the form of sex, so maybe this is the right video for him?

Sweet Home Alabama

Right, I think we are due another in the series of ‘brief pieces’ about people I know, in and around the Mind Control scene.

Tonight, I’m going to introduce you to one, with whom its fair to say that we’ve had a few ‘fun’ moments over the years, but plenty of good ones too. The name I know him best by, that you might recognise, at least if you’re into doughnuts (or donuts, depending where you’re from), is Kris P Kreme. Of course you might already know him as an author, and artist, if not, you can find more at

http://www.TalesfromtheKreme.com

Well worth a visit, especially if you’re into bimbos and the like. Just say Merry sent you, he’ll know who you mean! 😉

As I said, Kris and I have had some moments over the years, principally from the old days when he was posting stories on the Archive that werent really my scene, and I tended to say so. They were good, if you liked that sort of thing, but pregnancy (a major factor in many) is a major turn off for me, so all in all… But we soon got over it!

In more recent times, I received a lovely present from him, one of those flat stone type things (dont ask me the correct term) of a mermaid, one of my favourite things. I guess now if he repeated the deal, it would have to be a flapper! Mind, as he owes me, maybe this year…

And funnily enough, indirectly he was one of the reasons I went to Rochester this April. Initially I’d planned the trip to be to Buffalo, given that he was in the area at the time of planning the trip, so thats where I was heading for. I was planning an excursion to Rochester, to pay my respect to Brooksie, but then he moved back to Alabama. So I went to Rochester for a week, and the rest is history! I had planned a day trip to Buffalo, but never got there, too much to do.

One of these days, I hope I will meet him, either in 2015 or 2016, depending on how holidays play out. Well, assuming he stays put this time at least, once I’ve planned it out!

The video, well you could say its about his home state!

All I will say is, if he offers you a doughnut, check the glazing before eating it lol!