More Boobs

Today sees the end of Breast Awareness Month.  After my post “Look at my Boobies” of a few days ago, I thought I would ask a few friends and acquaintances to take pics of themselves #Mamming.  I thought it would be a fun exercise to post them all on my blog encouraging women to have regular check-up’s and mammograms done.

#Mamming

Little did I realize this would be such a challenge and I got virtually no response.  It seems as though all the women out there seem to think it is a great idea, but they are all very embarrassed about their boobs and any form of suggestion that they even have them is taboo.

Ladies – your boobs are beautiful.  Look after them.  Be proud of them.  And don’t be shy to acknowledge you have them.

So ……. the only photo’s I managed to get was by convincing a bunch of varsity students (after a few drinks) that it would be cool to do this exercise.  So this is what they sent me (in the middle of the night):

And of course I had to include another pic of my own boobs – why?  Well because I absolutely love them and I don’t know what I’d do without them.

So ladies – look after your breasts. Take testing and self- examination seriously.

Happy Halloween all!

Lanthie Ransom

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Me Time

Being the mother of 4 and a full time career women, I don’t get much time to myself.  Although I must admit now that 2 of my boys have left home and the other 2 are both teenagers, I do get a lot more me time.

Me time is a purely selfish time when no one else exists.  I am the only person that matters.  A time where I get to decide what to do and where to do it.  These are sensual moments for me.

My favorite place to relax is in the bath. This is when I get to clear my mind. Usually at night when everyone else has gone to bed and I can switch off from anything and everything.

I love my bathroom.  We had it refurbished a few years ago.  Hubby wanted a big shower and I wanted a Jacuzzi bath.  So we compromised and got both.  This is one of the best decisions I have ever made as my bathroom has become my sanctuary.

I love to keep a vase of brightly colored flowers next to my bath.  It helps to make it a happy place. Not to mention that is provides a sweet aroma that lingers in the air.

Once everyone has gone to bed or when the rest of the family are still out for the day, I run a hot bath.  While my bath is running, I light some scented candles – rich vanilla and caramel swirl is my favorite, specifically chosen using the fragrance finder of one of my favorite air freshener companies.

I dab a little bubble bath into the water and then I reach for the light switch, switching off the bright

white light that fills my bathroom.  I am left with a gentle yellow glow of the flickering flames.

It is now time for me to slowly undress and gently slip into the water.  The water envelops me in warmth.  I press the switch to start the jets which encourage frothy bubbles to form over the curves of my breasts.

I reach for my iPad and settle down to read a trashy novel.  Something where I don’t need to think but am sent to a fantasy place where women are enticed by men with muscular bodies and throbbing loins.

At last, I am in heaven!

Lanthie Ransom

Look At My Boobies

Boobs seem to be the topic for the month.  And rightly so as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

I am sure you have all noticed the various awareness campaigns and there are three in particular that have caught my eye.

The first campaign was sent to me by a friend on Facebook.  Women are requested to change their Facebook status to “I like it on……..”  adding where you like to put your handbag when you get home. Last year the same campaign ran but you had to post the color of the bra you were wearing …and it left men wondering for days, why women were posting colors, seemingly at random.

So women are posting comments like this for this year campaign:

  • I like it on my desk
  • I like it on the kitchen counter
  • I like it on the bedroom floor
  • I like it on the couch

The second campaign is called #Mamming. #Mamming is the act of laying your (clothed) boobs on a flat surface like a counter or any other object and taking a picture of them and posting it online.  (In the spirit of the campaign, I have posted a pic of mine below)

I came across this campaign in one of our local news sites – View article here.

Why would you want to do this you may be asking.  Well, it is to emphasize the importance of having a regular mammogram done. Having a mammogram done is one of the most uncomfortable things a woman can do – right up there with going for a pap smear.

Michelle Lamont and Michele Jaret are the two women behind this campaign and has women all over the world resting their breasts on surfaces and posting their pictures online with #mamming.

So dear ladies – get out there and take some pictures of your boobs and send them to me with #mamming.  Let’s see how many of you are in support of this campaign.

The third campaign involves Harley Davidson – and as you all know, I have a fetish for all things Harley.

Harley Davidson’s guiding philisophy is “No one rides alone“.  And they have decided to support Breast Cancer Awareness month with the sale of Pink Label Merchandise.

Harley-Davidson riders share a special bond of support both on and off the road, whether it is for a flat tire or something deeper. The proceeds of the sales will go to 2 organizations – National Breast Cancer Foundation’s “Beyond the Shock®” program and the Young Survival Coalition.

In support of this campaign, I went out and bought a Pink Harley shirt – not that I needed an excuse to visit the Harley shop but thought it deserved a special trip for this campaign.

Lanthie Ransom

Watch Me Jiggle My Jiggly Bits

For those of you who wanted to see some of my Belly Dance Debut – watch me jiggle my jiggly bits here.  This is the opening number from the show.  I will post some more once I get the actual DVD from the Videographer.

I am part of the third group of dancers to come onto stage (after the pregnant pause and clapping – about 3:30 into it).  I am in the front row, second from the left in the purple costume.

Lanthie Ransom

I’m Such a Brave Girl

I bought a 4×4 vehicle 3 years ago.  It is a Toyota Land Cruiser Prado top the range VX model.  Now I didn’t buy it to specifically go 4×4’ing – I bought it because I thought it was an awesome vehicle – I mean why else would you buy a vehicle.  I liked the inside – leather seats and really comfy.  The entertainment system is super – my iPhone and iPod bluetooth into it.  And it came in Gold – the primary reason why any girl would buy this vehicle.

Yes, it is a petrol (gas) guzzler and I won’t even think about telling you what my petrol bill is each month.  Do I feel guilty about destroying the environment – well just a little.

Oh, and did I mention I feel safe driving it in and around Johannesburg – not one of the safest places on earth!  And being a mom, I often find myself having to do a taxi run in the middle of the night fetching and carrying kids.

Anyway,when I purchased my vehicle I wanted to go on the 4×4 course offered by Toyota.  4×4’ing is something that I am actually keen on doing.  So back then I was a little reluctant to go on my own and my sons are all wimps (yes!  I mean all 4 of you so don’t pretend you don’t know who I’m referring to) and it is really not Hubby’s thing.  So at the time I didn’t go on the course and it is something that I keep wanting to do.

So Toyota have just offered another course and I decided to take advantage this time – I invited Hubby and Sons and they either come or don’t come and I would go alone if necessary.

The course was today.  Hubby declined the invitation but Son no 1, his wife and Son no 4 joined me.

Bass Lake

We had to take almost an hours drive to Bass Lake for the course.  We got there at just before 8am to a warm breakfast that was prepared for us.  The place was absolutely beautiful.. It is an old quarry and the quarry is now filled with water and they do all sorts of outdoor adventure type stuff there.

Conference Room

After breakfast, we headed to the conference room where our instructor (Alan), gave us a 4×4’ing 101 lecture.  He described diff’s and diff locks and skid control, traction, breaking, speed control, low gear, high gear, multi-terrain settings etc etc.  Terms a girl never wants to hear.

I must admit I walked out there feeling a little less brave.  We headed to our vehicles where Alan came over to each vehicle and explained the various buttons and levers we all have (Oh, so that’s what this button does!).

Right, off we go, in low gear with the centre diff locked (see I do pay attention).

Out into the bush we go….

Alan explains each obstacle to us outside our vehicles and let’s us watch the reaction of the vehicles as we  all drive through

My first obstacle was a little nerve racking as my wheels just kept on spinning (probably a setting as Alan had to call another chap over to go through the menu settings on my vehicle).  I did learn a great trick though and this was to engage the crawl function on my vehicle and it automatically does anything and everything for me – all I have to do is steer.  I only used this function once but it is a really cool function.

I managed to get through all the obstacles and am quite proud of myself.  I won’t bore you with too much more.  Probably easier if I show your some photographs with annotations.  I have also included a few YouTube video’s at the endso you can see me in action.

Enjoy ……

Idea of the general terrain and obstacles

More terrain

And some more

First obstacle I went through where I had 2 wheels off the ground (scary stuff!)

And up we go

And down we go

And down some more
Lol – Vehicle rocks when in this position

More climbing
Closer view of pic above

Steep decline

Just before steep decline
Me concentrating

Lanthie Ransom