Wine, Women and Hoops.

I had a most incredible weekend.  As I stated before, this past weekend, I had traveled to Jackson, MI with a bunch of girlfriends to celebrate a birthday with wine tastings and female debauchery.

I really wanted to sit down and write up a good weekend, but the words that are coming out just don’t do my experience any justice.

As with the case with my circle of women friends, the level of awesomeness was just unbelievable.  I am often astounded by how truly blessed I am to have such a circle of truly open, honest, supportive and caring women.  It is nice to just be able to “be” with out the cattiness or back stabbing that normally goes about with the female species.

I had rode out with 2 of my closest gal pals, and for 3 hours it was just good raunchy talk.  Maybe because I myself am incredibly sexually frustrated these days, but it was fun to be able to giggle and just be, well, kind of perverted and crass.  😛

(In fact, it was pretty much the whole weekend we were like that.)

I can honestly say that once I got into the car to head out, it was non stop laughter.

The protocol for the day was to visit 5 wineries, all while wearing feathery devil horns to announce that mischief had arrived. Everywhere we went, people commented on how we seemed to be a fun group of gals and wanted to come hang out with us.  (Not to toot our horns, but yeah, they were right.  :P)  We would also hoop for a bit at each winery.

Though the weather was chilly and gray, we hooped out little hearts out to keep ourselves warm.  Ok, more of us did than others.  I being one of the ones who would take refuge in the van after a half hour of feeling like my hands were gonna fall off.


We did tastings at about 4 wineries, two of which had the most delicious salsa I have ever tasted in my life.  I am not a salsa gal, so for me to be like “I wanna stick my dick in this!  If I had one!” has got to tell you that it was some pretty good salsa.

And the wine. . . So many wines.  I am more of a sweet wine gal, but it was fun to sample all the varieties of wine. . .even if I thought most of them smelled like BO and tasted like I had just licked dirt.

I ate an incredible turkey Panini with cranberry sauce and brie cheese.  Holy shit, was that thing fucking amazing.  I might have to re-create for home.

We ended Saturday night at a winery that was having their “Winetoberfest” where a local band was playing.  We hooped and danced the night away and ended the night by visiting the porn store across the street.

(Even though there was a porn store across the street, this winery was still pretty classy.)

I also acquired a new hoop, I have named Ruby.

She is a polypro wrapped in snazzy glitter red tape and is about 36″.

She is suppose to be a “chakra” hoop, and since I have been working on my root, I decided to go with the red.  She is amazing and handles quite well.  I love the feel of her.


(That Ruby is a Lush!  Hitting the sparks at 10 in the morning!)

I can’t tell you how re-charged I feel after this past weekend.  I really don’t have many words to describe it other than gratitude gratitude gratitude.  That is totally how I am feeling.


Over the weekend I got together with some girlfriends of mine, and we all took Chakra quizzes. It was very interesting.

I know what chakras are, I’m just not that detail oriented about them. Hence forth, I can tell you the colors and the generalized areas they are located, but that’s about it.

I feel for you Chakra Khan

My group of gals are very much into aligning their chakras and so forth. They have all been getting into yoga pretty heavily, which I would like to do too. I don’t know what I am waiting for to be quite honest, I’ve only been talking about starting up yoga since beginning of summer.

Anyways, the quiz asked a series of somewhat very generalized questions, that at times seemed a bit contradictory, or pretty much hit or miss. Then each answer was assigned a numerical value, and at the end you tallied up your total for each chakra and which ever one was the highest, was the one that needed the most attention.

My scores were all over the place. No real consistency,but the one area that had the highest rating was my root chakra. (followed by my navel.)

I went and pulled this info from this website on the Root Chakra


The center of physical energy and vitality, the energy to succeed in business or material possessions. Center of manifestations.
The Base or Root Chakra located at the very bottom of the spine, the Root Chakra governs issues around physical self-preservation. These issues include survival, security and safety, as well as primal erotic and procreational urges.

This chakra is the grounding force that allows us to connect to the earth energies and empower our being.

Every other chakra is downstream of it and only receives the energy that the root chakra can pass through to it. The path to health and mystical power goes right through the gender organs.To understand your root chakra, you must come to a place of peace with your sexual energy.

Throughout the ancient world in historical and mythological stories, the root chakra has been associated with dragons and snakes. Dragons is a symbol for the kundalini fire energy .

Root Chakra
Location: At the tailbone
Color: Red / Black
Tone: E
Note: C
Element: Earth
Sense: Smell
Balanced energy:
Centered, grounded, healthy, fully alive, unlimited physical energy, can manifest abundance. Takes good care of the body. People who have open root chakras love their lives – love their physical incarnation in their present bodies.

Excessive energy:
Egoistic, domineering, greedy, sadistic, sexual energy entirely genital. Judgment and biased opinions.

Deficient energy:
Lack of confidence weak, can’t achieve goals, suicidal, sexual energy, feel unlovable, little interest in sex, masochistic.Fear and insecurity. Blockage in this energy center of the body can result in a core sense of unworthiness and self-doubt and shame.Thought forms such as “I don’t deserve love,” “I’m ashamed of who I am,” and “I’m always misunderstood,” are common in people with a blocked Root Chakra. They try to compensate for these feelings by acquiring, keeping and controlling material possessions, by becoming addicted to material things.

The ultimate root chakra failure is suicide

Drug addictions, anemia, cancer, arthritis, heart disease, gynecological problems, Aids, herpes, candida. Decreased immune system. Lower back pain. Constipation. Physical problems with the coccyx, anus and genitals are associated with the First Chakra.

Adrenals, kidneys, spinal column, colon, legs, bones.

Ruby, garnet, bloodstone, red jasper, black tourmaline, obsidian, smoky quartz.

Patchouli, cedar wood, lavender, musk, hyacinth, cinnamon and sandalwood.

How can you balance this chakra?
Dancing is very good for grounding. In the summer, go barefoot. House cleaning and cooking is also grounding. Hug a tree, take care of your plants.
Focusing on the color red can help bring your energetic body “down to earth” and in alignment with your physical body. Opening this Chakra by using colors, scents and crystals .

Positive affirmations for this chakra
– I know who I am and make choices based on what I know to be right for me.
– I am supported in life through all my choices to do good and share the light of love.

– My body supports me in living a creative and happy life.

– I am open to the spirit of life, which carries me beyond my original limits to a higher, more creative space.

– I am thankful for all the opportunities for growth and development that have come my way.

– I am grateful for the challenges that have taught me who I truly am.

– I love life.

Pretty interesting eh?  Did you see how the kidneys are associated with this chakra?  And anemia?  And legs and bones??? 

It’s not just the whole physical aspect of this chakra that resonates with me, but also the feels that come along with it, cause it’s pretty much how I have been feeling.  I’ve gone through a pretty rough year so far, and not to be all boo hoo, poor me about it, these events have really shaken me to the core of my being, leaving me with so many questions as to am I a truly good person?  Do I act selfishly more than not?  I’m not so sure these days.

Plus the fact that I seem to keep repeating a certain cycle with someone also has me questioning what the hell is my problem.  It’s like I am holding out for hope that they will become what I need them to be. .. and rather foolishly, because no matter how  hard I try to be the mirror. .. It just leaves me bitter that I am not getting back what I feel I am putting out.  Is it wrong to hope and inspire people to be their best?  Or is it a selfish want for someone to change into something they are not capable of?  (which leads me into a loop of, well who doesn’t want to be the very best of themselves?  which leads to maybe they already feel that they are and who am I to say they are not?)

Anyways, I think i am getting off point. 

And lastly, yes, my whole sex life has taken a major nose dive. . .and it really is quite sad for me and of course leads me down a path of not worthy and being unattractive and blah blah blah.

I can say this though, for this chakra, is that my need for “acquiring” is def at it’s minimal.  I’m a Taurus, and we already have a materialistic side, which I can say I’ve got pretty much under control.  That and lack of money.  That usually helps in not being overly indulgent with splurges and so forth.

So there it is.  The “Root” of my energy blockage.  Ha!  I made a funny.

Anyways, I took a good poop,  had a good helping of greens last night and plan on going for a bike ride as soon as I get off this machine.

Unclogging the root.  I can dig it.