The Fireside Theatre

This last weekend I was looking for somewhere special to take my girlfriend for our weekend away in Milwaukee.  We were already staying in an absolutely beautiful hotel that we had stayed in a couple of times before (The Pfister) and I wanted something unique to do that we normally do not do, besides sight-seeing.  I looked up theaters (or theatres) and while the Pabst was right there, I wanted something even more unique and found a dinner-theater.  As neither of us had ever been, I called my girlfriend up and formally asked her out on a ‘date’ for this event.

Let me tell you, this experience was certainly unique.  The building itself looks odd from the outside, a hodge-podge of building in various stages, or, so it appeared.a61fd4576260a1a1ffb29133a9862c7b

We drove the 50 or so miles from Milwaukee, visited my niece who lives out in that area, and then went on to the theatre, through back roads, and on into the never-never.  Who would have thought that a theater (my spelling, not theirs), in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin, would hold Broadway plays?  I really didn’t expect it.

I grew up in southeastern Wisconsin and never made it to this part of the state.  So, it was with a bit of derision, I thought we had wasted our time coming this far out into the sticks to see this play.  Let me tell you, I was wrong, way wrong.

First, a traditional play is up on a stage and the audience out in the theater.  This one, was on a square and the actors going up and down the aisles to appear on stage, or to come up from the bottom of the stage.20151205-145435-001-largejpg

You wouldn’t think something like this would be packed, but it was and I had a HARD time getting tickets.  I finally tried a last minute technique that worked, got us two tickets, and we went.

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Our seats weren’t prime but we were able to see the stage without any problem and it was really worth the admission price (it was expensive, but I didn’t mind).  We could clearly see the stage from our seats behind everyone else, my only complaint, our seats were set in a way that didn’t allow our feet to touch the ground and that hurts after a long while of sitting, especially at my age!  Still, the actors were spell-binding and we were fortunate enough to watch their excellent rendition of Miracle on 34th Street.

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I was enthralled, shocked really, that a play of this magnitude would be here, in Wisconsin and in the middle of nowhere.  Madison yes, Milwaukee definitely, Chicago even, but Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin?  Who would have thought.  Apparently the Fireside has been a family-owned enterprise since 1964.  They’ve expanded it four times from what I read on their website.  It really is worth the drive and effort to go see a show there.

We read on their website that some people didn’t like the food, but let me tell you, it was a five-course meal before the play itself and definitely a good meal for anyone.  My girlfriend is a vegetarian and even she had too much to eat because of their fantastic offerings.  I myself had a steak and it was tender, juicy, and delicious.

Before and after the dinner, as we waited for the show to start, they had endless (and I do mean endless) shopping available along the side of their building.  It went on and on and had the cutest things!  Everything from glassware to knick knacks, and other things that would make great gifts.

I can’t rave enough about this experience, the actors were fabulous, very, very talented and I was in awe as I realized the enormity of what they were all accomplishing.  It was fantastic!

If you get to Wisconsin, Milwaukee or Madison, even drive up from Chicago, it’s worth it, trust me!

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I also had a weird experience that is worth retelling.  I have a set of mystic blue topazes I have purchased over the years.  I have the ring, the necklace, and a set of earrings.  Ring and necklaceI’ve always had trouble with the earrings as the backs aren’t very good and I have felt (as I did that night) one came off and landed in my bra!  That night, after removing my coat in the coat-check, I didn’t realize one of the earring studs had come out and I lost my earring!  It really made me feel bad!  I discovered it’s loss during dinner and had a couple of the people there looking for it, but to no avail.  We even went through the stores again, hoping to catch a shiny glimpse of it.  When we sat down and got to know our neighbors, the woman was ready to help us go look but I assured her it was insured and I was resigned at it’s loss.  Inside I was trying not to let it cast a pale over our wonderful evening.  At the intermission, when my aching body (from that awkward chair) was stretching…my wonderful girlfriend went and got me some advil and water (hurray for her!)  The lady next to us, was on a mission, unbeknownst to me.  She came back with the missing stud!  She had gone through the coat area, where I was sure it had come loose as I took off my coat, and found it!  What an amazing (and totally unexpected) experience.  I am forever grateful.  Really made the evening special along with the absolutely wonderful play we experienced together.  I can’t say how much I appreciated fate for sending that wonderful couple to sit beside us, me casually mentioning my loss, and her determination in finding it.  If I could, I would say to the powers-that-be, my guardian angels, and whomever may be out there helping guide my fate…a big THANK YOU, you gave me my own miracle that night!

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Author K’Anne Meinel launches her new book ‘Vetted’ on Amazon

After the success of her books, ‘Doctored’, ‘Lawyered’, ‘Small Town Angel’, ‘Veil of Silence’ and many others, author K’Anne Meinel has announced the launch of her latest book ‘Vetted’ on Amazon.com. The book has already started to receive great response from the readers. “loved the scene in the cafe where the two main characters entered into their partnership, and, how their love turned into something that would surely stand the test of time. Personally, there’s nothing sexier than a barefoot gal in shorts, and a tee, with a rifle over her shoulder, a pistol strapped to her waist and the willingness to use both to protect those and the things she loves. Great story. Highly recommended”, says one of the users on Amazon.com.

Vetted brings much delight to fiction and drama book lovers who love a bit of adventure. The story revolves around Alyssa, a young college student living her life to please her upper-crust family who wants her to take business courses to join her father’s business and marry the right man. However, Alyssa wants to do something different and take a course that speaks to her heart but her family is unwilling to support her in doing that. The story follows the life of Alyssa, a woman born into a well-to-do family yet yearning for freedom to do what she wants to do because such wealth comes with strings that she doesn’t want.

Fiona is another lead character in the story who is an older, established woman and a veterinarian working with an aim to start her own animal practice. The story takes a swift turn when a young woman arrives at her doorstep one night carrying a dog she may have fatally injured with her car, leaving Fiona thrown for a loop.

Vetted is an unexpected story about two women who goes through a life that they did not anticipate but learn that they wanted it desperately. The story description surely leaves the readers wanting for more and picking up the book to see what the whole suspense was about. Will their families, the fates, and rustlers finally bring these women to their knees? The only way they can survive is to stand strong together, but are they both ready to fight for what they want? Only time will tell”. The author known for her intriguing and sensuous plots in her books brings another exciting book for the readers.

About Author- Author K’Anne Meinel is a bestselling author, having over 92 published works including novels, short stories, and novellas. She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and raised in Oconomowoc. She reflects the love for her home state in her stories by mentioning the beautiful and realistic backgrounds set in Wisconsin. She is also known as the lesbian Danielle Steel of her time and a versatile writer who brings a variety of fiction genre books.

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Luggage

Thirty odd years ago (yeah, I can’t believe I can say that either) my mother bought me a luggage set as a birthday/graduation/xmas present.  It was pretty expensive then (especially for my mom) and I have to say I have gotten a lot of use out of it.  For roughly $100-$150 I got a complete Samsonite set.

20170702_203051_Burst01.jpgAnd, after 30 some years of traveling (I lived out of them for a couple of years) they really have stood the test of time.

What happened to the days where you bought something and knew it would last?  Remember the days where Samsonite had those commercials where chimpanzee’s, monkey’s, and apes threw the cases around?  They really did/do last.  Okay, it was American Tourister (do they still exist?) but, you get my drift…

I’m sad to say that other cases I’ve added have never lasted as long.  This set, pictured above is still going fairly strong.  I have one or two pieces I never use anymore (makeup case) and I’ve learned to downsize, but the same basic three pieces are still alive.  I’ve lost the pull strap for the big one which still has working wheels, you can see wear and tear on the edges, and today I found a hole through one of them as I pack for the GCLS con in Chicago.  Still, quality LASTS.  So does a GOOD story.  It stick’s with you for a LONG time, even after the book has become frayed and worn away.

We are living in a time where people dispose of their possessions far too easily.  A book, a story that sticks with you, makes you want to read over and over again, is priceless.  So take a moment and think over those you have enjoyed.  Check out mine if you haven’t, and if you have, please leave a review….you never know who you might influence and they can have the same enjoyment of the story that you had.

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If you are at GCLS this next week, please say hello to me.  If I look a bit confused it’s because I have the memory of a goldfish and while your name might ring a bell, the bell’s clapper may have been muffled…Facebook friends and others have a tendency to make me look as though I don’t remember anyone, but I do, and I have a long memory for the oddest things…so take a chance and give me a hug (I really don’t bite (despite the fangs)…hard), talk to me, and ask me for a lesbian membership card!  Lol!   Who knows when/where we will meet again!  See you all there!

VAGINA!

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A few years ago, The L Word came up with a fantastic episode where they began to discuss alternate words for THE VAGINA!  See it here:

Well, I don’t know WHERE I came up with THIS list, I’m sure Google helped enormously, but I can’t tell you where it all came from, what site it came from, or, who to ‘thank.’  I would if I could.  I’ve had it in a file on my computers for years.  I thought it might help in my writing.  Btw, I did not alter any of these words/phrases.  As you can see by the list, it had to have had plenty of ‘male’ help.  No offense to my male readers, but some of the names on the list are downright offensive to this WOMAN, and as a LESBIAN I find some of them equally disgusting if not more so.  I will admit to not understanding SOME of them, because, well, read them and see why.  I will also admit to the occasional blush.

But, a conversation arose on Facebook the other day and it was about certain words that are used in Lesbian Fiction.  I thought, write a blog about words that some couldn’t handle IN THEIR FACE (Gettit?  Lesbian’s, and in your face?  I’m so punny).  Bex12g3IYAAWN_xI mean, there is only so many ways you can describe some things, but some of the ways some writers have chosen to go about is downright hilarious.  I am not making fun of anyone in particular, I am sure some of my ‘alternates’ have been funny to some, but come on people…don’t you have beta readers or editors who stopped you, or, at least, brought it your attention?

So, here is my gift to you my readers, followers, and other authors, in no particular order, ALTERNATE WORDS and phrases to the word VAGINA!  Have at it and enjoy the hilarity.   Comments are welcome, more alternative words and phrases will be welcome, and have a (pardon the pun) ball dolphinreading this, I know I did!  Please reference the ‘helpful’ numbers I put in there for the words when talking about said ALTERNATE WORD.  Also note that I had to ‘update’ my dictionary for ‘some’ of these words, rolling my eyes here…poor spell-check.

  1. Pussy
  2. Vag-gi-gi or Vag-ji-ji or Vag-jay-jay
  3. bearded clam
  4. vertical smile
  5. beaver
  6. trim
  7. hair pie
  8. bearded ax wound
  9. tuna taco
  10. fur burger
  11. cooch
  12. cooter
  13. punani
  14. snatch
  15. twat
  16. lovebox
  17. box
  18. poontang
  19. cookie
  20. hole
  21. love canal
  22. flower
  23. nana
  24. pink taco
  25. cat
  26. catcher’s mitt
  27. muff
  28. roast beef curtains
  29. the cum dump
  30. chocha
  31. black hole
  32. sperm sucker
  33. fish sandwich
  34. warmer
  35. whisker biscuit
  36. carpet
  37. love hole
  38. deep socket
  39. cum craver
  40. squeezer
  41. slice of heaven
  42. flesh cavern
  43. the great divide
  44. cherry
  45. tongue depressor
  46. clit slit
  47. hatchet wound
  48. honey pot
  49. quim
  50. meat massager
  51. chacha
  52. stinkhole
  53. black hole of calcutta
  54. socket
  55. pink taco
  56. bottomless pit
  57. dead clam
  58. cum crack
  59. twat
  60. rattlesnake canyon
  61. bush
  62. cunny
  63. flaps
  64. fuzz box
  65. fuzzy wuzzy
  66. gash
  67. glory hole
  68. grumble
  69. man in the boat
  70. mud flaps
  71. mound
  72. peach
  73. pink
  74. piss flaps
  75. the fish flap
  76. love rug
  77. vadge
  78. the furry cup
  79. stench-trench
  80. wizard’s sleeve
  81. DNA dumpster
  82. tuna town
  83. split dick
  84. bikini bizkit
  85. holster
  86. cockpit
  87. snooch
  88. kitty kat
  89. poody tat
  90. grassy knoll
  91. cold cut combo
  92. Jewel box
  93. rosebud
  94. curly curtains
  95. furry furnace
  96. slop hole
  97. velcro love triangle
  98. nether lips
  99. where Uncle’s doodle goes
  100. altar of love
  101. cupid’s cupboard
  102. bird’s nest
  103. bucket
  104. cock-chafer
  105. love glove
  106. serpent socket
  107. spunk-pot
  108. hairy doughnut
  109. fun hatch
  110. spasm chasm
  111. red lane
  112. stinky speedway
  113. bacon hole
  114. belly entrance
  115. nookie
  116. sugar basin
  117. sweet briar
  118. breakfast of champions
  119. wookie
  120. fish mitten
  121. pocket
  122. hump hole
  123. pink circle
  124. silk igloo
  125. scrambled eggs between the legs
  126. black oak
  127. Republic of Labia
  128. juice box
  129. Golden Palace
  130. fetus flaps
  131. skins
  132. sausage wallet
  133. Holiest of Holies
  134. sugar hole
  135. The Death of Adam
  136. home plate
  137. Deer Hoof
  138. Golden Arches
  139. Cats Paw
  140. Mule Nose
  141. Yo Yo Smuggler
  142. Mumbler (Aussie)
  143. Dinner Roll
  144. Crotch Waffle
  145. Piss Fenders
  146. crack Melvin
  147. Dove Breast
  148. Brakepads
  149. Vedgie
  150. Slurpy
  151. Vacuum Vulva
  152. Pastrami Flaps
  153. Hot Tamaki Walk
  154. Buffalo Gums
  155. Rooster Jaws
  156. Wagon Ruts
  157. Beaver Teeth
  158. Mumble Pants (Sweden)
  159. Ninja Boot
  160. Marcia (Aussie)
  161. Skin Canoe
  162. Fatty
  163. Mossy Jaw
  164. The Big W
  165. Chia Hole
  166. Lip Jeans
  167. Beetle Hood
  168. Hungry Minge
  169. Sausage Wallet
  170. Front Bottom
  171. Welly Top
  172. Frum
  173. Pancake Fold
  174. Tongue Roll
  175. Bologna Flap-Over
  176. Furrogi (Poland)
  177. Fortune Nookie (China)
  178. Bearded Taco
  179. Calamari Cockring
  180. Displabia
  181. Slot Pocket
  182. Bluntfrunt
  183. Fishamjig
  184. Pole Magnet
  185. Pocket Pie
  186. Clamarama
  187. kitty cage
  188. Chicken’s tongue
  189. Conch shell
  190. Crack of heaven
  191. Dog’s mouth
  192. Door of life
  193. Fly catcher
  194. Fruit cup
  195. Jelly roll
  196. Lobster pot
  197. bunny tuft
  198. knish
  199. her neighbor
  200. lotus
  201. nappy dugout
  202. moneymaker
  203. womens weapon
  204. tackle box
  205. bone hider
  206. red sea
  207. pizzo
  208. Jizz receptacle
  209. The Helmut Hide-A-Way
  210. hairy heaven
  211. furry 8 ball rack
  212. crave cave
  213. arbys with fur
  214. fish canyon
  215. toolshed
  216. snake charmer
  217. Furby
  218. Enchilada of love
  219. Ham sandwich
  220. Camarillo brillo
  221. Brazilian caterpillar
  222. dick rack boy in the canoe
  223. flesh tuxedo
  224. Mound of Venus
  225. queef quarters
  226. Venus butterfly
  227. cooter
  228. cream canal
  229. poontang pie
  230. wet mark
  231. private area
  232. thresher
  233. punash
  234. salami garage
  235. tunnel of love
  236. slurpee machine
  237. pink cookie
  238. penalty box
  239. ground zero
  240. meat crease
  241. bait
  242. birth canal
  243. holy grail
  244. pole hole
  245. pork pie
  246. fuzz bucket
  247. one-eyed python trail
  248. bubble gum by the bum
  249. stink rink
  250. theme park
  251. saloon doors
  252. pink truffle
  253. bitter & twisted
  254. burger bar
  255. meat counter
  256. temperamental ring piece
  257. python syphon
  258. big bud
  259. the Wombsday Book
  260. the condo downstate
  261. snake lake
  262. the indoor barbecue
  263. pound cake
  264. beef tomato
  265. tickled pink
  266. launch pad
  267. horn of plenty
  268. the indoor picnic
  269. hamper of goodies
  270. flapped bap
  271. bonefish
  272. close encounter with the turd kind
  273. sperm bank
  274. man’s charity bash
  275. bush tucker midnight dip
  276. the one-door vulva
  277. the welcome opponent
  278. the Twatlantic Ocean
  279. temporary lodgings
  280. field of dreams
  281. bean
  282. cooze
  283. old catchers mitt
  284. devil’s hole
  285. lucy
  286. pish buffet
  287. pooswaa
  288. poonaner
  289. davey jones locker
  290. pink panther
  291. tinker bell
  292. south mouth
  293. dick eater
  294. wonder bread
  295. wolly bolly
  296. foxhole
  297. hot pocket
  298. head catcher
  299. Lawrence of A Labia
  300. silk funnel
  301. dick driver
  302. purple people penis eater
  303. meat curtains
  304. ponchita
  305. cherry pop tart
  306. fat rabbit
  307. s
  308. pee jaws
  309. mingus
  310. The Notorious V.A.G.
  311. stench trench
  312. poon jab
  313. nappy dugout
  314. babyoven
  315. penis parking
  316. cooter muffin
  317. the promised land
  318. pocket
  319. cha cha
  320. the shrine
  321. bitch ditch
  322. fury pink mink
  323. mammal hole
  324. ever-lasting cum stopper
  325. the toothless blow job
  326. happy flappy
  327. wilt chamberlian’s daily glove
  328. the code defier
  329. the salt water taffy factory
  330. mommy’s pie
  331. the easy bake oven
  332. the deflower patch
  333. the virginator
  334. the schlong sucker
  335. the dea bone patch
  336. the vegetarian’s temptation
  337. the vegan store
  338. the blow hole
  339. the pump protector
  340. bag pipe
  341. Spitball Bullseye
  342. meat wagon
  343. pickle stinker
  344. jezebel’s smell
  345. yoni
  346. willys haven
  347. scrumpter peach
  348. sweat box
  349. yeast pocket
  350. penis warmer
  351. tampon tunnel
  352. penis pothole
  353. cucumber canal
  354. egg drop Box
  355. sperm shack
  356. dick dungeon
  357. curator
  358. b.o.b.’s bungalow
  359. mommy parts
  360. tuna pot pie
  361. nice slice
  362. peter vise
  363. sock
  364. rack of clam
  365. peters grove
  366. penis purse
  367. grandest canyon
  368. fish dish
  369. banana box
  370. tuna spread
  371. pink portal
  372. count fapula
  373. red river gorge
  374. happy valley
  375. revolving in/out door
  376. baby zipper
  377. richards house
  378. stop-n-pop
  379. bone polisher
  380. packin’ shack
  381. wiener wrap
  382. clap trap
  383. camel toe
  384. dildo hotel
  385. axe gash
  386. pearl hotel
  387. sea food six pack
  388. clam canal
  389. coose canal
  390. dick deposit
  391. wand waxer
  392. vidgie
  393. erie canal
  394. candy kiss
  395. gauntlet
  396. round mound of beehound
  397. lick n’ stick
  398. lap flounder
  399. tomahawk chop
  400. chin-chin
  401. pachinko
  402. ry pie
  403. lip tip
  404. the big casino
  405. one eyed worm hole
  406. amazon forest
  407. cave
  408. donut
  409. coochie pop
  410. babby
  411. wet seal
  412. pissy froth hole
  413. bald biscuit
  414. the unmentionable
  415. man’s ruin
  416. peeshie
  417. hairy potter
  418. courtney cocksleeve
  419. panty hamster
  420. deep pink
  421. jaws of life
  422. gizmo
  423. faith
  424. magnet
  425. slippery slide
  426. Meat tunnel
  427. pink heaven
  428. squid
  429. dick basket
  430. hot spot
  431. poochika
  432. pudding
  433. bowl
  434. love cave
  435. squeeze-box
  436. quim
  437. honey pot
  438. the bone collector
  439. goodie basket
  440. depository
  441. pink turtleneck
  442. bread-box
  443. little debbie
  444. pole hole
  445. pandora’s box
  446. snail tracker
  447. zilla
  448. homebase
  449. pud pocket
  450. bear trap
  451. indiana bones and the temple of poon
  452. chanch
  453. big montana
  454. noochie
  455. choot
  456. golden valley
  457. nappy roots
  458. dick mitten
  459. mystical fold

And, for those who prefer the technical terms for the Vagina, make sure you are anatomically correct in your phrases, because sometimes, it’s equally hilarious when you don’t realize where things just might be, ya know?

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Oops, misspelled your name

You know that GREAT feeling when you get a review on your book? (Reviews)Leaving a Review...

How about your PR Agent sending out 500 (yes that many) press releases world-wide to tell about the great reviews for my book Veil of Silence?  Even GREATER feeling right?

Until…you see the proof copy and find out they misspelled your name…that’s right, 500 press releases about K’Anne Meinal (see the a vs an e). 59674177

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I’m a glass is half full (because you can always add vodka and other spirits) kinda person…so, I had a moment of horror over it and then I started to laugh…because the book is selling like HOTCAKES!  People are relating to it on so many levels~!  I’m getting great reviews, world WIDE (Reviews)! and….it is quite funny.

So…lessen learned…proof, proof, and even then proof some more AND laugh a bit, don’t take things so seriously, after all…it still works.  If you get a chance google K’Anne Meinal and see what comes up now, it’s hilarious….pages and pages of this typo, sigh, lol!

From K’Anne Meinal or as I like to sign things K’Anne Meinel…thank you to all who have read VEIL OF SILENCE, to those who will now read it, and those who can laugh along  with me!

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Take a moment and see what all the fuss is about!  If you get a chance, leave a review!

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