February Recap

Um, when did it become the end of February, dudes?

Anyone? Anyone at all have the answer?

No?

Okay! FINE. Y’ALL USELESS.

Anyshoe, Here’s what I wrote for February…

I went on an adventure to Jenkinson’s Aquarium for the first day of it being open since Hurricane Sandy.

I took a couple personality quizzes on a day where I usually post photos, but…I deleted them….Oops!

I got notification that I had to see Social Security’s doctors, and it was nerve racking. The first doctor was a complete douche, but luckily the second one was a lot nicer. I am now in the waiting stage once again.

We had another ‘big’ snowstorm that the Weather Channel decided to call Nemo. Oh the Nemo-related jokes were rolling.

If you didn’t know, I’m an Atheist. I don’t really talk about religion here because it’s a sticky subject and it pisses me off when people hide behind their religion when it comes to human rights.

Do you like lovey-dovey, sappy stuff? Then The Sara[h] Story is for you.

On the 7th, my Grandpa turned 90. We had a get-together the following Sunday.

It’s been a while since I did a list for 52 lists. Here’s Week 5 and Week 8.

There’s a couple other posts, but they’re…kinda lame.

Also also also…

Here’s what I snapped…

Fork // Pattern

Something Beginning With ‘E’ // Hope

Something You Smelled // Your Name

Something Orange // 3 o’Clock

Entrance // Where/What You Ate Lunch

Walking // Love is…

In Your Hand // Where You Stood

A Word // On Your Bedside Table

To play along, just click the photo above and it links to March’s Prompts. 🙂

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[Review] Spartacus Purple Fur-Lined Wrist Restraints

Needless to say I loved these cuffs. They’re very easy to use and care for. Beginners and intermediate players might find the best use out of these. Heavy players may want to find a more tougher cuff.

ProsComfortable, easy to put on, holds up well to beginner/intermediate abuse

ConsWon’t fit anyone smaller or larger than stated sizes, non-locking

These cuffs are definitely approachable for beginners and advanced players. However, I would not under any circumstances use these for suspension play. If you’re looking for something for that, I would recommend something else. Use these for your good ol’ restraint play or a fashion accessory if you want to, even.

The design is gorgeous. I definitely think they are well-made and will hold up to an average user’s abuse. The cuffs are made from black leather with a deep purple faux fur lining. They have what I like to call a ‘double strap’ design The first strap is where the faux fur is stitched in and where your wrist lies of course. The second strap is the buckle and D-ring. The buckle adjusts from 4″ to 7 1/2″, if your wrists are smaller or larger than this given scale of size, I would look elsewhere because they will not fit in the case of larger wrists, and smaller wrists will slide right out. 

These cuffs do not lock, however even without a locking mechanism I still felt very well restrained. 

They can double as ankle restraints if your ankles are small enough, I found they worked out well on my ankles, but still opted to purchase the matching ankle restraints.

As I said earlier, I could double these as ankle restraints because my ankles were small enough to fit. Their performance was up to par with my abuse. Just getting them on seemed like a good enough test to see how they would hold up. They held up beautifully to my struggling, with no signs of breakage or tearing. A beginner or intermediate player would have no issues with these. However if you are very hard in your play, I could see these cuffs not being for you. They are very easy to put on if you have assistance, however if you’re putting them on yourself, you might have a bit of struggle as new leather tends to be fussy and needs a little work to soften it up.

I walked around with one on my ankle and one on my wrist. In the time I was wearing them there was no discomfort at all.

Being these cuffs are made from leather and faux fur they’re fairly easy to care for. A little leather cleaner or a damp cloth can do the trick if cleaning is needed. However, please make sure the leather is completely dry before you store the cuffs as leather can turn moldy and the metal can rust. As leather is a material that is non-sterilizable, I would not share these with others. 

You can store these in the clamshell case they came in, in a drawer, basically they’re very versatile as far as storing and it’s easy.

These came in a simple plastic clamshell case. The cuffs were nestled in an insert which had a half-naked woman modeling the cuffs. Not discreet at all, if you’re worried about nosy peers, throw away the insert and keep the clamshell for storage if you need to. The back of the insert gives a little bit of information about the cuffs features, the size scale, and what they’re made of.

 

 

Overall Verdict: 5 out of 5 paws up

 

“How do you manage?!”

Today was the physical part of my CEs.

The doctor checked my height and weight.

I’m five feet tall and I weigh x amount.

My range of motion was checked, and my right side is horribly weak. The doctor was like, “How the heck do you manage with such weakness in your right side?!”

Well it’s kind of like living with one arm and one leg, but without them being removed.

I also have scoliosis that is pretty bad. I was often told I had it by the school nurse, and my parents would take me to my regular doctor and my regular doctor would told me I’m fine.

Well, it turns out I don’t sit/stand up as straight as I’d like to think.

So now I wait again to find out the outcome of this whole ordeal.

Cautiously optimistic as usual.

Keep yaz updated.