Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Part Forty-one!

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From Diane, comes the best ladies room view ever! Diane snapped this gorgeous picture in Revello, Italy, on the Amalfi Coast. 

Here’s the unisex door at Volume, a fun beer and record store (yes, records!) that just opened up in a restored old building in Hillsborough.

From Susan, Halloween doors at the IHOP in Chantilly, Virginia.

From Beth, Parallel 38 in Charlottesville, Virginia. The ladies room door:

AND, the heated toilet.

From Claire, Della Rosa’s Local Tavern in Bel Air, Maryland. The young woman on the door is Sallie Utz, the Utz Potato Chip Girl. Fellow Marylanders will recognize Maryland’s lovely flag in her hair bow.

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The door for gentlemen features Natty Boh, the National Bohemian Beer mascot.

This one comes from Candace, who writes she found the door “somewhere in DC:”

Kathy took this at the Five Happiness Restaurant in San Francisco.

These huge letters grace the bathroom doors at Three Notch Brewery in Charlottesville, Virginia. We spent Thanksgiving there with daughter Kath and family.

 

From Jennifer, the sign by the First Ladies dresses at the Smithsonian. It made her think of the blog! Thanks, Jennifer. Wouldn’t this make a fun door for a ladies room in DC? What should the men’s room say?


There you have it. From Ancient Greece to Washington D.C., this wraps up another edition of Friend for the Ride’s ladies room door series. Thank you one and all!

Fiera: Help for Low Libido (and a Giveaway)

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Here’s information from the makers of Fiera:

Fiera is the first of its kind, hands-free, personal care device for women that enhances physical arousal and interest in sex. Fiera was created with OB-GYNs and has multiple scientific studies showing it works. Fiera helps women who have changing levels of arousal, interest, and vaginal dryness, enter a sexual experience with enhanced levels of excitement and interest.

Fiera uses gentle suction and light stimulation to enhance blood flow and increase lubrication in advance of sex, in as little as 5 minutes.

Fiera is now available with and without a remote control to give you the fullest flexibility in choosing the experience that is right for you.

Note: Fiera is not a replacement for a vibrator as it is designed specifically to spark genital arousal and sexual interest.

Dr. Leah Millheiser, MD Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of OB/GYN and Director of the Female Sexual Medicine Program at Stanford University, writes: “Women can now warm up, before jumping right in. As we age, give birth and enter menopause, our hormone, estrogen and testosterone levels shift, causing up to three-quarters of women between the ages of 45 and 58—to experience a drop in libido and challenge arousal due to less sensitivity and blood flow to our lady parts. Don’t give up. Remember, we don’t give up reading when our eyesight gets worse, we get a pair of reading glasses.  Women can compensate by taking more time, energy, and attention to awaken or re-awaken lost sensations.”

Here’s the Fiera website, with lots more information.

Giveaway: The makers of Fiera are offering a device to one Friend for the Ride reader. For a chance to win, enter a comment by February 20 or email me at the address on the right. Thanks!

Showtime for Mattie the Maid! (Almost)

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Three years ago, I made my theater debut as Jeri Neal McFeeley in the Dixie Swim Club. I had a blast! You can read about it here.

This year, I’m Matilda, a member of the housekeeping staff at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Neil Simon’s California Suite. Our director, Lisa Woodward, was kind enough to add the part for me and my fellow actress, Susan. You can see some of our props in the photos.

What we do with those props during the play is a whole different story (and our secret for now). If you live in the area, do come to the performance. These are the showtimes:

Here’s the link to the Orange Community Player’s website, where you can buy advance tickets. (You only really need advance tickets for the Saturday night dinner theater.)

I haven’t gotten my costume yet, but my guess is that it will look something like this:

I’ve always hated making beds, but so far, making beds as Mattie the Maid is tons of fun. Just as long as I don’t trip and really break a leg…

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