Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (central Java)  

skinnerbox 52M/45F
35 posts
4/17/2006 3:46 am

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Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (central Java)

Since yesterday, local authorities in central Java have been preparing to evacuate thousands of people after Gunung Merapi started spewing clouds of smoke and lava. One of the Indonesian archipelago’s most active volcanoes, it is on Code Orange, the second highest alert. Eruption seems imminent.

Its last major eruption in 1994 killed around 60 people and the one before that, in 1930, 1,300. Merapi of course overlooks one of the great Buddhist monuments of the world, Borobodur. It is clearly visible before sunrise from the upper terraces with its inverted bell-shaped stone stupas, trailing a long constant plume of smoke even when dozing. Primeval magic. The closest large city is Yogyakarta, a place I had on more than one occasion spent longer than a fleeting visit.

One was to do a mixed discipline course in traditional full body Javanese massage and acupressure with a local guru in his kampungan family home. Another time as a tourist. I have great affection for the city and its beautiful people. It is almost a second home. I made casual real estate enquiries a couple of times: A Dutch colonial bungalow with shuttered windows, romantically wild and overgrown garden, plus my dream team of servile bowing and scraping retainers and my own personal becak driver, would cost a minute fraction of my flat. I don’t know why I haven’t chucked it and just fled Singers. (Don’t answer that.) One day yet.

The smoking volcano that didn't blow its top (or hasn’t), however, is a bit analogous to the little non-fling I had with an urbane Polish lawyer boy I met once in Yogya. After a week-long series of pleasant evenings drinking and chatting in a local bar our final night together culminated in a sudden kiss under a gibbous street lamp at the gate of my guest house. I have never been able figure why he did that. As I was saying, I was just saying goodbye for the last time as I had a plane to catch to Surabaya in the morning, when he grabbed me and gave me a slow, sensuous French kiss. His mouth, tongue tasted of the sweet local arak we had been drinking. It left me gasping.

I’ve heard of Pity F*cks, but Pity Snogs? What’s that about? Do men even change their minds once they’ve gone so far as to kiss a woman? Did I smell bad? Was my kissing technique so utterly rubbish that it left him without a subatomic particle of doubt I’d be the same in the sack? Is stopping at a kiss, brakes screeching, gravel flying, rubber burning, the bloke equivalent of that "It's not you, it's me, you're really great, I'm just not ready, let's just be friends" excuse (some) women give to bat off men they're just not sexually 'into'? Was it a cultural 'thing' perhaps? The friendly way everyone in Warsaw says goodbye regardless of gender or even if they were just your straight, same sex bowling buddy, by kissing them full on the mouth, sticking tongues down throats till it was felt right in the recipient’s labia minora, and good game, mate, same time next week yeah? Were the pelting red hot rocks, clouds of sulphur smoke, seismic tremors that immediately issued forth from my person too terrifying that he simply ran like hell for cover into the deep of the Yogya night, never to be seen or heard from again?

Actually, I did hear from him several times after, but I thought I’d leave out the detail to heighten the dramatic effect.

Argh. Ah, well. Must be karmic retribution finally catching up on me for more than once leaving a bloke high and dry, with his d*ck literally hanging.

News source: Jakarta Post
Picture credit: Sunrise over Gunung Bromo and Gunung Semeru, east Java, skinnerbox



rm_poleforlick 51M

4/17/2006 4:54 am

Kissing for me never is a factor. Some nights we're better kissers than others. I wouldn't back away even if the kiss was bad.


MajorEasy 46M
2693 posts
4/18/2006 1:59 pm

Hey sweetie...a real gentleman will wait for the lady's invitation...a kiss is a kiss...but if the lady does not indicate she wants more...we'll assume she's gotten all she wants...

Aye...it's never you...always us...

It's not about changing one's mind...it's about stealing a kiss which could have been a few miles more than hoped for...pushing it may be...well...pushing it.

I do have a class free if you wish to improve your kissing...


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it only leads to trouble, and seat wetting.....
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skinnerbox 52M/45F

4/19/2006 9:09 am

Lou (Mae West): Why don't you come up sometime and see me? I'm home every evening.

Captain (Cary Grant): Yeah, but I'm busy every evening...

Lou: Busy? So, what are you tryin' to do? Insult me?

Captain: Why no, no, not at all. I'm just busy, that's all...

Lou: You ain't kiddin' me any. You know, I met your kind before. Why don't you come up sometime, huh?

Captain: Well...

Lou: Don't be afraid. I won't tell. Come up, I'll tell your fortune. Aw, you can be had!

She Done Him Wrong (1933)

Sure, if it were a bad kiss alone, that would have been fine. Kissing technique doesn’t matter. If it were truly a total loss of catastropic proportions, like my ex whose kissing (lack of) technique varied between that of a garoupa and a sea anemone, I left him... after eight years, having overlooked that trifle amongst much worse.

The Polish guy made an Academy Award winning effort then pretending he was really into it. I melted into it, all defenses down. He’d pretty much nailed me, to put it bluntly.

As for not giving a clear indication, how much clearer does one need when I started pulling him through the guest house gate towards my room?

It wasn’t the first time. It’s something I give off. Some men are at least that sensitive that they pick up having sex with me isn’t going to be a casual roll. So for their own sense of self preservation they bail first instead of getting in too deep.


MajorEasy 46M
2693 posts
4/20/2006 12:21 am

Hahahahaha...yes my sweetness...it's that diamond ring sign in your eyes that scares us off...

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There is no use getting, into heavy petting
it only leads to trouble, and seat wetting.....
.


skinnerbox 52M/45F

4/20/2006 4:24 am

Major, dear, you insulting me? Of being unable to have a casual shag?? *coughs, splutters, indignant repose*

And... AND... who said anything about diamong rings?

I'm quite partial to clear colourless crystals like Rock Quartz and Lemurian Seed, and Moldavite. And those east African gems Tanzanite and Tsavorite, if you must know. Hehheh.


skinnerbox 52M/45F

4/20/2006 4:27 am

lagano,

I've seen some of your insightful comments on other blogs.

I figured that pretty early on with the boy, round about the third drink. Was just having a whinge.


MajorEasy 46M
2693 posts
4/20/2006 10:18 am



Sweetheart...nooo..insult you?? Never...
I'll humbly place my family jewels into your tender hands, if you'll accept. I do understand it doesn't shine (nor are they clear...) like the other stones but you (and I both...) will derive much fun from them....



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There is no use getting, into heavy petting
it only leads to trouble, and seat wetting.....
.


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