If you saw last week’s post you’ll know that I’m doing a photo a day during lockdown. At the moment I’m really enjoying the daily dose of creativity and so far they’re being well-received. Not sure how I’ll be by the time we’re out of this though; I did joke to one recipient that after three months I may be sending photos of out of control chin hair and chipped toe nails!
One of the things I’m doing is putting the decision on which of the seven photos gets my Sinful Sunday spot out to the recipients. This week Exhibit A got the decision making baton. When I asked him for his pick of the week/pic of the week he replied: “do you even need to ask??” and sent this one back to me. *sigh*
I did tweet it earlier in the week as an outtake but I wasn’t expecting it to have a permanent home on my blog, but you can’t change the rules of a game once it’s started just because you don’t like the outcome. So here I am, wedged naked between my exercise ball and the wall, legs akimbo. To be fair, this photo had created a lot of amusement this week. Even my mother has received it!
What rapid adjustments we have all made in such a short space of time. In a world where years race by, it turns out that a week can feel like a very long time. Such seismic changes to our normal lives we are all accommodating.
At the moment I’m feeling ok. I’m a hardwired optimistic and by nature a problem solver and planner. I’m choosing to see more opportunities for my business than threats, I kind of like being forced to slow down and I’m finding genuine joy in the ways friends and neighbours are using technology to stay connected and support each other. Don’t get me wrong, I definitely do not think this is a good thing, but my way of coping is to find solutions. One of those, by the way, has been to volunteer as a Red Cross community reserve volunteer; you might find it helps you too.
Of course, one of the things that I’m not looking forward to so much is the lack of sex! It’s definitely a bit weird not knowing when I’m next going to be naked with another person. Ten days ago I was looking up exhibition tickets for an April date night, today I was dusting off my remotely operated WeVibe for use during digital date nights! One of the things I’m doing to stay connected to those I have love or lust for is sending a daily photo. A photo a day is going to create an epic stock for future Sinful Sunday and February Photo Fests! This is the best one from week one of physical distancing.
What a strange time we are living in. Right about now many of us would have just laughed and cried and squirmed our way through the Sunday lunchtime readings at Eroticon. What a difficult decision our wonderful Molly had to make on Thursday but it was absolutely the right one and I hope she knows how much love and support there is out there for her.
It’s been an unusual weekend – there’s been moments of pure joy spent with people who travelled to London anyway but those moments have been tinged with strangeness and sadness. I look forward to when we can all get together in our big group again and pucker up for some delicious kisses. Until then we have our nudes and our words.
Having an extra day in February really messes with having four themed weeks doesn’t it? But then @19syllables reminded me of my trampolining photos from last summer. Hurrah! So here I am leaping for joy at our extra day! Shame the sky doesn’t look like this today!
Thank you to everyone who has commented on and shared and laughed along with my sometimes ridiculous photos. And biggest thanks to all the participants in my February Photo Fest for getting so enthusiastically involved – I definitely couldn’t have done it without you! <cue the the music> <dabs eyes>
Until next time, au revoir!
Wednesday was naughty netballer, today is awesome arse. I may not be tired of the photography but my title tank is running on empty. Day seven of sports week is baseball and for your viewing pleasure may I present the wonderful Exhibit A.
As you might expect from a sports junkie like EA, he had some pretty fab ideas for my sports week prompt. Some of which haven’t even been taken yet so who know, maybe there’ll be another sports week next year? As someone who truly thinks golf is the most boring game in the world I didn’t expect to have my mind changed but with some expert positioning he even managed to make that game super hot. One of the photos is being used for Kayla’s next Masturbation Monday prompt.
Then he knocked it out of the park with this one. I must confess, until a couple of days ago I was intending to use that photo because it’s so amazing I wanted it on my site too. But I was overlooking a couple of others we shot at the same time so in the spirit of sharing as much of that day’s productivity as possible, here’s a new photo for you to admire.
For Throwback Thursday on sports week, here is a photo that first appeared way back in the summer of 2015, shortly before I was lucky enough to be at the Wimbledon men’s final. Yay ballot! Photo was taken by the marvellous Molly Moore. Ah, look at that sun shining on me!
Interdependency: the quality or condition of being interdependent, or mutually reliant on each other.
Just three more days of February Photo Fest left and what a daft month it’s been here on Exposing40. Normally by the end of February I’m hanging out for it to all be over but not this month – I’m really going to miss it!
Maybe this is because I was organised (all bar one photo was taken by the end of January) but actually I think it’s because it’s been so much bloody fun posting the photos every morning and laughing at all the responses to them through the day.
This month was without doubt entirely dependent on the sense of humour and goodwill of my friends. Exposing40 would not be what it is without joyful collaboration. I hope all the people who grace these pages know they can depend on me and this little space for continuing ridiculous antics and rambunctious celebration of bodies.
I’m not sure I can really stretch to calling hula hooping a sport, but hey I’m sure none of you mind! The outtakes from these photos are truly ridiculous! There are waaaaay more shots of my wobbly bits in motion than there are of the actual hoop moving. But I got there in the end!
I’m totally breaking the February Photo Fest rules here. All photos are meant to be of you or be photos you have taken. These rules have been flexed a little at times for practical reasons and some images have been taken by the models at home and in their own time. They were at least specifically intended for this month’s endeavour though.
Not this one. This is a holiday photo taken by Mr Haiku. But it’s Monday (again!), the weather is still miserable and this winter is lasting for fucking ever. So here’s a little summery joy for your timelines for today’s sports week swimming shot.