Saturday, March 13, 2010

Sinning Saturday for the Kougar...

Yes, it’s a first, my delightfully sinful KitKats, a blogging first that is... Saturday, March 13th, the Kougar is blogging at ROMANCE WRITERS BEHAVING BADLY... what about, you purr curiously... well, mostly she’s offering one of her x-rated Flash Fiction pieces... but the real fun was in the research for a pic... okay, yes, Adrian Paul heads the list and moi was searching out a pic of him from Tracker, a sci fi, short term TV series he starred in... well, wonder of wonders, she found this great shot of him when he’d been captured by the bad guys and lay spread-eagled out on a medical-type table attired only in his undies... well, dang and hang it, the pic can’t be retrieved anywhere that this Big Cat could find... scratches of fierce frustration... RAWRRRRR... so, moi only got the thumbnail... what the problem is, hasn’t been stated anywhere that this fury-snarling Big Cat has found... so... what a mighty deprivation!!! So not what the world needs now.

And! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS to Adrian Paul and Alexandra on the recent birth of their baby girl. May all parenting joys ensue.

The Kougar believes this whole STUPID time change thing is not only a brainless use of power by the nasty self-serving elites in DC, but is actually dangerous to your health in certain ways... and here’s an article she came across saying as much.


Is Daylight Savings Dangerous?

It hits teenagers especially hard -

Is something unseen threatening our safety? Since Daylight Savings time starts on Sunday, March 14, we'd better figure out how to protect ourselves.
Daylight Saving Time can be hazardous for your health. On average, people go to work or school on the first Monday of Daylight Saving after sleeping 40 fewer minutes than normal. And recent studies have found there's a higher risk of heart attacks, traffic accidents and workplace injuries on the first Monday of Daylight Saving. Researcher Nidhi Undevia says, "Many people already are chronically sleep-deprived, and Daylight Saving Time can make them even more tired for a few days."

How to get ready? Neurologist Ronald D. Chervin says it can be as simple as going to sleep and waking up earlier by 15 minute intervals in the days leading up to Sunday's change.

Teenagers are especially hard hit by Daylight Savings A study on the impact of light on teenagers' sleeping habits finds that insufficient daily morning light exposure contributes to teenagers not getting enough sleep (thus falling asleep in class).

But it's not just Daylight Savings that's the problem: Researcher Mariana Figueiro says, "As teenagers spend more time indoors, they miss out on essential morning light needed to stimulate the body's 24-hour biological system, which regulates the sleep/wake cycle. These morning-light-deprived teenagers are going to bed later, getting less sleep and possibly under-performing on standardized tests. If you remove light in the morning, it delays the onset of melatonin, the hormone that indicates to the body when it's nighttime. We are starting to call this the teenage night owl syndrome."

The problem is that today's middle and high schools have rigid schedules requiring teenagers to be in school very early in the morning. These students are likely to miss the morning light because they are often traveling to and arriving at school before the sun is up or as it's just rising. In addition, the schools are cost cutting and probably not providing adequate electric light or daylight to stimulate this biological or circadian system, which regulates body temperature, alertness, appetite, hormones and sleep patterns.

We spend a third of our lives asleep, but scientists don't exactly know why. Napoleon claimed he only needed a few hours of sleep a night, and Margaret Thatcher boasted that she only needed 5 hours of sleep when she was the prime minister of Britain. But most adults need 7 to 8 hours of sleep a night and children need more, about 10 to 11 hours a night.

Psychologist Jenn Vriend says, "There are so many theories out there, but [sleep is] still one of the great unsolved mysteries of science."



Is It Coffee or Coffffffeeeeee!

By Serena Shay

For many, many years it was swill to me, but as with many things in my life, that too has changed.


Jewel of the Sun's BLOOD DESTINY
by Bekki Lynn

A little about the making of Elan and Cassandra's story.

I saw a call for submission for stories centering around gems, and more specifically birthstones. Excited, I jumped on the idea. There was no doubt my story would be about the peridot - the Evening Sun, the Jewel of the Sun, Gem of the Sun and many other mental and physical lores attributed to it. I absolutely love Peridot, it's my birthstone.


Flirty Friday: Victorian Fan Flirting
by Elise Hepner

Today we're learning the art of flirting with a fan like all our favorite saucy Victorian heroines.

From the Siren-BookStrand chat loop ~

Gem Sivad’s Second Review ~ A Staged Affair

*Seriously Reviewed* had this to say about A Staged Affair:
The sex left me quivering and in need of a cold shower! WHEWWW! Ms. Sivad has done it again by giving us exactly what we want...Hot hero, sassy heroine and SMOKING sex all wrapped up in a story that has all the elements to make it a good read.

Read Full Review ~\
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Visit me @ Gem's Place ~ ~ to see what's Coming Soon.

WAHOOOO! Congratulations, Gem!

Now ~ FIRST! just for the big cool cats ~ from the Flash Cat...

Happy Courtship on another Earth

X-Serial Flash in Two Hundred ~ Sylva and Zeke’s story continues...

Part 439 ~

Sylva gradually ran her gaze down, then up her husband’s lengthening cock and continued teasing him with her languid perusal. “Darlin’, I think my Spring eggs are already cooked and about to be hard-boiled.” Slowly lifting her gaze to his face, she eyed every muscle and sinew of him. “Looks that way,” she breathlessly crooned. Their gazes caught, then locked as nothing could ever unlock them. To Sylva it was more than their incredibly passionate hunger for each other. Tiny flashes of light seemed to leap between their eyes, more and more, and faster, even if the sparks remained subtle.

Zeke could not have said what occurred between him and his Sylva, not precisely. The energy force was that of a man and a woman whose passion knew no bounds. Yet, he realized it was so much more. He had to believe this lightning from their souls had to do with his woman’s psychic abilities. And, he wondered if there was something happening outside of them. Or, if it had to do only with them. Their connection as husband and wife. “Sylva,” he murmured. “What is this?” she whispered. Their gazes remained on each others’ faces. He reached for her.
Part 1 - 15 ~ see blog ~ January 15th Cometh, then Part 15... and before...
Part 16 ~ 438 ~ see the Kougar’s prior bloggies... or the Passionate Ink forum, the FREE READS page ~ ~ OR! Now available on The Romance Studio Forum, January through December 2009 flashes ~ ~ Click on the FORUMS, then Savanna Kougar ~ the Fantasy Lair ~

~~~ Do not comply with the corporate Borg. Resistance is victory. ~~~
~~~ Remember, knowledge and truth make us unfit to be slaves. ~~~
~~~ May the FDA burn in the hell it’s made for all of us, immediately!!! ~~~


Wish Upon on a Blue Moon New Year...
May your most romantic dreams come true...

Sinning Saturday kisses from the Kougar...


Serena Shay said...

Oh my, Adrian in his undies and strapped to a table... ~swoon~

I agree, daylight savings time must end!

Jolie Cain said...

Now, where did you say that pic of Adrian Paul was? lol!

Savanna Kougar said...

Serena ~ if only we had leaders who actually listened to the wants and needs of the people, we could end this time changing ridiculousness.

Jolie and Serena ~ if you do an image search, put in ~ Adrian Paul - Tracker ~
Tracker is the name of the show...

That was soooooo frustrating. Finding that great pic, but not being able to get the full size image... dang!!!