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Thursday, July 15th, 2010
8:48 pm
Mellow Summer
We'll be at the GWNN Bash Party this Saturday...hope to see you all there.


[ Note that you must buy tickets before the event... there will be no tickets sold at the party ]

--Mick and Dee

Current Mood: mellow
Sunday, April 19th, 2009
10:03 am
Luvbight Internet Outage
boltOn Friday our telephone line was struck by lightning, destroying our DSL modem, router, and fax machine.

So Dee and I are limping by our on our 3G laptop card until Tuesday when we should receive our replacement AT&T DSL modem.

The two main problems with the card are (1) that we're on the edge of the coverage area (the double-edged sword of country life), and (2) Dee and I can't share the card so we're taking turns.

The better technology gets, the more dependent we become.

So if we don't answer email right away, we'll get to it as soon as we have full Internet service back.

--Mick and Dee

Current Mood: shocked
Monday, April 6th, 2009
8:40 am
Pareo Day at the LuvRanch
Now that Spring is here, Dee and I had friends over for the weekend. We had philcarson here as guest photographer, so once the apathy rays wore off and we got out of the hot tub, we shot a lot of photos.

cut for boobiesCollapse )


Current Mood: happy
Monday, March 23rd, 2009
7:58 pm
Dee and I went to see Knowing to celebrate my 50th birthday today. It was a little weird to watch a suspense movie about a 50 year old time capsule when I'm turning 50, but it got worse when I realized that October 19th is my mother's birthday.


Good movie, other than that.


Current Mood: weird
Sunday, March 22nd, 2009
10:18 am
The Shroud of Dee
At the GWNN party last night, we did a scene that could best be described as "Back to the Sixties" (for those of you old enough to remember Laugh In).

I blindfolded and gagged her (she was already naked, of course) in the middle of the play area. I invited people from the audience to come up and paint on her body with finger-paint. A crowd of beautiful women donned vinyls gloves and started dabbing paint on her body.

Next I carefully laid her body on a 5 foot by 4 foot painter's canvas to transfer the image. Here's the result:

Shroud Dee
click to enlarge

We couldn't take pictures at the play party, of course, but we do have a shot of Dee still painted, posing with the canvas:

Shroud Dee
click to enlarge

Dee couldn't wash up at the play party, so she had to put on a white lab coat and ride home naked and painted in the convertible. We did take a picture of her in the car, of course. That will be on our web site in a week or two.

Next we'll frame it and then try to find a place for such a large canvas.

Current Mood: happy
Tuesday, March 17th, 2009
5:55 pm
I was going to make a cute caption for this about the safeword being on the other hoof...

saved by the clown
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But I'm more impressed by the chutzpah of this rodeo clown...the cowboy has just hit the ground, and the clown is already rushing towards the huge angry bull. Just after this picture was snapped, the clown slapped (!) the bull on the nose (!!) to distract it from crushing the cowboy underfoot.

And we thought WE were adrenalin junkies...


Current Mood: impressed
5:18 pm
Ropin' Houston Style
Took this at the Houston Rodeo last week...they give out money for the fastest riggers:

click to enlarge

I don't even want to think about how to file the 2257 records for this pic :-(


Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009
10:10 am
World's Largest Marital Aid
After a year and a half of planning, Dee and I photographed the world's largest marital aid in action.

NSFW photos behind the cutCollapse )

Dee said that the probe vibrated powerfully once the engine was running. So you don't even have to pump the probe in and out to make it work.

Our workshop demonstration of "Industrial Strength Marital Aids" is our most popular presentation, but I somehow doubt we'll take the Penetrode on the road the next time we give the talk.

Current Mood: accomplished
9:59 am
Seattle here I come!
My image "Furgasm" was accepted for the Seattle Erotic Arts Festival!

This is my second juried image, and the first in color (my image "Ringed" was accepted for the Erotic Signatures book last year).



Current Mood: ecstatic
Friday, February 27th, 2009
4:08 pm
Obama to speak at Dharma Initiative?
Saw this on CNBC today:

I wonder if he's any relation to this gentleman:


Current Mood: surprised
Monday, February 2nd, 2009
5:50 pm
One for the Belly Button
Congratulations to the Pittsburgh Steelers on their sixth superbowl win.

If it couldn't be Dallas, then I'm glad it's Pittsburgh (my adopted home for 27 years).

Of course, now that we no longer have a three-way tie of teams with 5 superbowl rings, we have a new problem...in 2006 the Steelers rallying cry was "one for the thumb".

Where will the Steelers put their sixth rings?


Current Mood: happy
Sunday, January 11th, 2009
3:40 pm
Eighth sign of the Apocalypse
I've been watching Apocalypse Week on the history channel all week.

They've been showing documentaries about asteroids, ice ages, floods, droughts, plagues, mass extinctions and predictions from Nostradamus and Revelations.

But they missed one of the most portentous signs last week:

Rice won a bowl game!

That's right, RICE UNIVERSITY won their first bowl game in 55 years!

I say watch for dogs and cats sleeping together next!


Current Mood: anxious
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009
11:28 am
LJ's fate
Dee and I started our website Luvbight Photography just 5 years ago, because of the social networking life cycle.

We'd been sharing our photos on Yahoo Groups from 2000 to 2003, but at Kink in the Caribbean 4 we took some really good photos, and we were hesitant to rely on Yahoo to share them. Yahoo had a reputation for deleting groups with no warning, and besides they had this ridiculous 400x400 pixel limit on photos, anyway.

We decided that the only way to safely share and archive our photos and ideas was our own website.

Of course that's no basis for keeping in touch with friends...but it does make for a good archive.

Social networking sites are just like nightclubs...first they're too small, then they get cool and there's a long line outside waiting to get in, then they're overdone and finally they're forgotten as some other club obtains "cool" status.

What I like about LJ is that our friends are here...you fine people are what make this a worthwhile place. There's a lot of overlap on Fetlife, so we that will be our lifeboat for social contact. I've gotten really into DeviantArt, too. It's nice to have a community of photography geeks to review your photos. It's telling that on DeviantArt my most popular image is NOT a picture of Dee's genital piercings, but a photo of a Space Shuttle launch. The genital piercing photos do rank #2 and #3 :-)

But we view our posts on LJ and Fetlife like art at Burning Man...here for a time then gone in a puff of smoke.

We'll keep reading LJ and posting, but anyting we want to save for posterity wil still go onto our web site.

--Mick and Dee

Current Mood: calm
Wednesday, November 12th, 2008
9:26 am
The Matrix Runs on WIndows
From CollegeHumor:


Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
8:44 am
Vetrap Couture
We're back from Kink in the Caribbean, which was menaced but ultimately spared by Hurricane Paloma. This was our second wettest Kink week (2001 was completely rained out by Hurricane Michelle).

For us the highlights of the week were seeing Zamil and Mailiz again (they gave a great rope suspension performance they call "White"), the H2O party in the Quad Pool, the fire spinning by Fyregod Zor, and the pole dancing of Sin Fisted. As always the outfits were fabulous.

We traveled with our friends Ward and Jean.

Our best outfit was for Asylum night, showcasing medical fetish. We don't have any medical play outfits, but Dee thought that bandages counted as medical fetish, so I designed these matching nurse outfits (Dee's is Vetrap and Jean's s Co-Flex):

Kinky Nurses
Vetrap by Mick, Photo by Ward

The best comment we got was the next day from another attendee who said: "I didn't realize those nurses uniforms were actually bandages. How did you get the dresses to hold together?"

We had the usual frustrations: Hedo III has a towel shortage, having moved their laundry to the Breezes resort; we're morning people and the events are all late at night, and as a male-dom I definitely felt left out by the event's focus on FemDoms and cross-dressing. As an asthmatic I'm always bothered by those smoking around me, especially one thoughtless cigar smoker, but there did seem to be fewer cigarettes this year than in the past. Those smoking ganja at least try to keep as much smoke as possible in their own lungs, and by sharing they divide the emissions from one unit among a number of people. The rain kept us from getting any good sunset photos this time.

Overall we had a good time. As a pan-sexual event, they try to cater to everyone, and there is at least something for everyone. It's absolutely a must-see event, but it can feel like you've been to an expensive buffet where you only like the meat and potatos. But there isn't any other event where you can make your wife walk around naked in collar and cuffs for a whole week. And unlike our other favorite party, you don't have to wear bathrobes over your latex while you walk from your hotel room to the party. In fact one of our favorite parts of Kink is heading to the bar before the party to show off your outfit to the other hotel guests.

Dee and I are glad to be back home...this is our last travel event of the year, and we are definitely looking forward to sitting at home and catching up on our DVR TV show backlog.

--Mick and Dee

Current Mood: exhausted
Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008
7:58 am
Dressing for Folsom
We're packing for Folsom Fringe and Folsom Street Faire, so I was checking out image galleries from past years to get an idea for how to dress.

I was wondering why there was so little skin on the average attendee, until I read this weekend's forecast:

SFO Sunday: High 64°

We moved away from Pennsylvania to avoid that kind of temperature. How can you get the girls naked when it's that cold?

I might as well have Dee dress in her fluffy blue bathrobe, which is proven to work in such cold climates:

Snow Robe
click to enlarge

But seriously, any recommendations or suggestions for attending our first Folsom Street Fair? We're taking the bus from Folsom Fringe up and back, so transportation shouldn't be a problem.

Current Mood: shocked
Friday, September 19th, 2008
5:53 pm
Head Gate
So this weekend we're rebuilding our scene equipment for animal play.

Here's an example of the use of a Head Gate:

Lee Harrington in a Head Gate
Lee Harrington at the LuvRanch

Imagine what fun we'll have with the rest of the new items :-)

Thanks to passionandsoul for taking the maiden voyage in our head gate two years ago!

Current Mood: happy
Thursday, September 18th, 2008
7:47 pm
Bos Taurus Bondage Equipment
Took the gooseneck out to two of our favorite toy stores and bought $3000 worth of bondage equipment.

We got a sweep, an alley and a sorting gate, to go along with our existing head gate:

90 degree sweep
90 degree sweep

In case you wondered, the two stores are American Fence and Tractor Supply.

They even sell whips AND chains.

Current Mood: happy
Saturday, September 13th, 2008
10:10 am
Burn After Reading
Two thumbs up...unlike the last Coen Brothers film, this one has a satisfying ending.

George Clooney is even cooler in this movie, but then I admire anyone who welds in his basement. The scene where Harry shows Linda what he built in the basement is fantastic.

But my favorite actor in this movie is JK Simmons; he gets the best lines and he delivers. I know the Washington Post didn't like it, but they're simply wrong. Dee and I really enjoyed it.

--Mick and Dee

Current Mood: happy
Wednesday, August 27th, 2008
8:03 am
It's getting close...
Found on Time.COM:


Current Mood: cynical
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