Sunday, October 15, 2017

Halloween Erotica and Grecian Dedications


First, and leading up to Hallow's Eve, some Halloween Erotica:


And now, My Annual Public Service Announcement:
   Please keep in mind that Hershey's is evil. By this, I mean that despite great amounts of humanitarian efforts to challenge them, they continue to pay into child slave labor - children work die under horrid conditions in cocoa plantations (mainly, in the West African Ivory Coast) in order to get chocolate for this monstrous company. When shopping for Halloween candy, please avoid Hershey's. Good alternatives include anything fair trade and/or any treats at places like Trader Joe's. Thank you!
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   Next, a few dedications. This one, Greek Viagra gelato, is for AlPenwasser because, well, Mrs. Penwasser. She deserves it. And by it, I mean it!
   Our tour guide treated us to gelato in a little village of Oia (pronounced Ee-ah). Oia's on the Greek island of Santorini. Their star flavor: Greek Viagra. I didn't need any, so I went with Italian Lover. It was delicious, and I heard Greek Viagra is too. It's creamy with honey and nuts.

















This one is for Gorilla Bananas, who asked if I tried the Ouzo.* Did I try it? Truth is, I readily posed for this photo, after the rest of the group finished all but a few drops. Those drops trickled down my throat and rattled my braincells like never before. Anything for a good photo (for you, that is)!

 *Pronounced oo-zoh, Ouzo is the official alcoholic beverage of Greece and Cyprus. By law, it cannot contain LESS than 37.5 percent alcohol. Whoosh! Yeah. It tastes like very, very, very strong black licorice. I know this ONLY because a few little drops found their way down my throat here.

   Before the Ouzo scandal, I jumped into these warm, clear, salty waters of the Aegean Sea. (That's me in the upper left of the group.) The water is so salty, it kept us afloat. "Swimming" was effortlessly fun. I'm dedicating this scene to fishducky because she's clearly the appropriate recipient of a wet noodle float on the Aegean Sea - based on her name alone.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Okay, my friends,
Please be safe. Be well. And be good to yourselves.
Love to you.

46 comments:

  1. Big, big smiles. Both at your entirely appropriate dedications and at the Halloween heat.
    Ouzo? Bleah. Not a fan of Retsina either. Was it offered/inflicted on you?

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    1. I abstained from all offerings. I think Retsina might've been offered plenty. Does it look like colored water? I just said no, to all but the few remaining drops of Ouzo that slipped into my mouth. Oh, I took a sip of red wine, and that was yummy.

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  2. Is that Pope Francis over "Wicked Cocktail"? Brava, I like him too. And your photo with ouzo is beautiful --swigging right-handed while your left hand clenches into a fist. I'd say you got the right effect. Great verse and happy travel. All best wishes for a happy Hallowe'en. I will be celebrating, as customary, by locking our front gate. Enjoyable post, Robyn. Thanks!

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    1. Thank you, Geo. Yes, the Pope. Sigh. He's another really good one. I crush on the really good ones, don't I?

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  3. That is some potent alcohol. I don't blame you for not trying more than a couple drops.

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    1. Frighteningly potent, Alex. I'm unsure why the Greeks seem so well behaved, too. There must be a lot of shenanigans behind closed doors.

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  4. Long ago in a former life I remember an old guy who used to say this, "When the weather's hot and sultry, that's no time to commit adultery, but when the frost is on the pumpkin, that's the time for peter dunkin'".
    About that same time I had my first taste of Ouzo. I think I recited the whole Greek alphabet afterward. So they tell me. Good to see that you still stay afloat.

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    1. Ha! You probably recited it backwards while standing on your head too, Jono. Thank you for your amusing response. It's almost time for pumpkin frost. We know what that means.

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  5. Wow, one drop of that alcohol would have been enough for me. That is some fine candy to receive on Halloween.

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    1. One drop will kill a few (thousand) braincells, Pat. Stay away. Far, far away. Smiles.

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  6. Oh, my. Halloween just got hotter.

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  7. Halloween erotica - always a scream.
    Congrats to Mrs. Penwasser - I'm sure she's pleased with her Adonis (Al).
    Your dedications are great. Ouzo for all.

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    1. Ouzo around the house. On me.
      Thank you, Joanne.

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  8. I love a good Ouzo. It's like candy that can murder your liver. What's not to love?

    And as for the whole Hershey thing, let us not forget that for all of that nasty child labor, their chocolate isn't even good. Fair trade and organic isn't just ethically better, it also tastes way better.

    /hipster

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    1. Exactly. Hershey's isn't even real chocolate. Uck.
      Thanks, BnB.

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  9. No Hershey's in my house. Your poem is a real scream. Love the photos.

    Love,
    Janie

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  10. Thanks for the wet noodle (float)!!

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  11. so that vanilla gelato goes well with your Halloween poem-creamy with some honey (wink) and nuts. Your poem evokes Halloween candy I'd love to sink my teeth in:) Since you mentioned Hershey's before, I never buy them. It is horrible and will be until it becomes newsworthy

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    1. I was hoping it made for a good combination, Birgit. Viagra adds excitement to any recipe, I suppose. Thank you for boycotting evil Hershey's, Birgit.

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  12. Years ago I got drunk on ouzo. It wasn't pretty and it took me days to recover.

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    1. Oh no. I bet you never got close to ouzo again, Stephen. I'm not surprised it wasn't pretty. That stuff is AWFULLY strong.

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  13. I don't like to drink ouzo but I LOVE little round ouzo candies from Greece. Lots of Greek restaurants serve them like mints after the meal.

    And Robyn, Robyn, Robyn . . . isn't it bad enough that you lust after Bernie Saunders . . . now you've added Pope Francis to the mix? Now THAT'S a serious kink, my girl!

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    1. Oh, but the Pope is also such a gentleman, Debra. He'd never even suck on ouzo candy. Come to think of it, I'd ruin the poor man.

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  14. You're having so much fun...I should be there!

    Thanks for the Hershey heads up. It hasn't been that tasty lately either. I must have been able to taste the guilt.

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    1. It is yucky compared to real chocolate.
      Greece was wonderful. You should be there. I'll go back, and we'll have a blast.
      Thanks for dropping by, girlie.

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  15. You were in Santorini!!! Oh my gosh, you lucky woman. That is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.

    I've never liked Ouzo. That strong licorice flavor just doesn't appeal to me.

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    1. I could handle it, maybe but probably not, if it tasted like red licorice. But - yuck - black licorice. Nah.

      Wait a minute, you are Greek, aren't you? Part Greek? Yes, Santorini is paradise.

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  16. That water looks absolutely heavenly! I would love to go for a floating swim in there! So glad you enjoyed yourself. You deserved it, my friend. Much love to you!

    Elsie

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    1. It's as heavenly as it looks, Elsie. And pictures don't do it justice.
      You lots lots, my dear. Thank you.

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  17. It's definitely best to buy fair trade chocolate - others shouldn't suffer to provide our treats.

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    1. Exactly. Thank you, Patsy.
      Be well and happy Halloween-time.

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  18. Gotta be careful with that Viagra ice cream. You eat it too fast, you could get a brain freeze. And a stiff neck.
    On a personal note: Mrs. Penwasser and I haven't had the need for viagra, ice cream or otherwise, for over a year and a half. It's sad, I know, but things happen.

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    1. It happens to all couples, Al. Except possibly the ones without kids of any age, new couples or newlyweds, or the liars.

      PS If the stiff-freeze combination lasts for more than 5 hours, consult...Guinness Book of World Records. You'll have set a new standard for the male species.

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    2. We get along famously now. A benefit of living several miles apart, I suppose.

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    3. Distance makes the...heart (only) grow fonder. Huh?

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  19. Incidentally, in "It's An Adventure," you learned of my first (and last) experience with Ouzo. That is how I wound up sleeping in my pillowcase all those years ago!

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    1. Sorry I wasn't around to warn you about the Ouzo, Al. As if that would've stopped you. I suppose that's better than sleeping in a Coleman. Cuz he's not able to comment.

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    2. Oh, it was sooooooo good going down. Honest to goodness, that chapter in my book is 100% true!

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    3. So I guess the problem was in when it came back up, huh? Not sooooo good, but for the story - it's all good!

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  20. There are hours I still can't recall in the Greek Islands, thanks to Ouzo shots. Ohhh the pain. As for the rest of the time, pretty damn good fun. And how clear is that water! Beautiful.
    Great memories there. Glad you had a good time.
    Funny poem too of course in your delightfully cheeky prose.

    :)

    xo

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    1. I'm glad you've been there, despite the pain. Yeah, the water is so clear and so relaxing. Loved it all.
      Thank you, friend. xo =)

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