Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Janet Jackson--she of the Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction--is back with a new album. As you can tell by her gloves, the album's title is "Discipline"--not to be confused with the King Crimson album, "Discipline" or the group that is actually named Discipline.

One of Janet's previous albums was called "The Velvet Rope". you think she's trying to tell us something?

And before you dismiss the idea out of hand, keep in mind that the title track, "Discipline" contains the lines, "Daddy, I disobeyed you/Now I want you to come punish me/Don't hold back..."

There is no truth to the rumor that one of the songs left off the album was called, "Spank Me, Justin, My Boob Is Showing....."

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Heat Wave

While other parts of the country are being hit hard by snow and ice and sleet, the weather here today was practically balmy. The sun was shining, the snow was melting, the temperature got above 32 degrees and is supposed to be about 35 tomorrow. Can Spring be far behind?

It's still cold at night, though, so what I saw yesterday about 11 p.m. has me shaking my head just a little.

I was driving home from work, sitting in my car at a stoplight on 3rd Avenue and heading for the ramp onto 694 when suddenly a gaggle of gals ran across the street in front of me wearing nothing but their Friday-night-going-out-clubbing clothes. Short sleeves, short skirts, cleavage down to wherever cleavage goes down to. No jackets, no gloves, no headgear, no parkas, no anoraks, no winter coats, or coats of any kind, for that matter!

The high temperature yesterday was 22. By 11 p.m., it had to be about 10 degrees above zero.

These girls were running and laughing and shrieking because they had to be freezing their collective buns off!

Now, on the one hand, I appreciated the sight. It made me long for warmer weather, when the ladies will be dressed like that all the time. And they were all young and attractive, and the clothes fit well in all the right places--especially the lady who trailed the pack, who was wearing a horizontally-striped dress in shades of tan with orange accents. The dress clung very nicely to her bottom, and it was pleasure to watch her moving away.

Still, as they dashed away to what I hope was a fairly nearby club, I couldn't help but feel that they were getting ahead of the seasons just a bit.

This post has nothing to do with spanking, other than for me to say that all those young ladies probably deserved to have their bottoms warmed, risking their health like that. Today they're probably all hung-over and will have pneumonia by Monday.

Seriously, girls, wherever you are--there has to an easier way to get your nipples looking perky...... :-)

Thursday, February 21, 2008

A Moment Of Clarity

Just some things I want to address......

A word about writing:

I'm a spanker--as if you couldn't tell--who enjoys spanking females. Naturally, whenever I think of all things spanking, I tend to think in terms of M/F. I realize that's not the only configuration out there, but that's where all my experience lies, and my viewpoint usually reflects that.

A lot of times when writing things on this blog, I've been trying to keep the posts gender neutral. I refer to "the spanker and spankee", the "two people involved", the "spanking couple", and so on. Usually, it just winds up feeling awkward when writing it, and kind of clunky when reading it. In other words, it's a pain. I know I felt that way while writing the "Late For Brunch" post on Tuesday. I finally gave up and went the "let's assume the spankee is a woman" route. The writing was much easier after that.

So that's the way I'm going to write things from now on, in M/F perspective. It's easier and simpler for me. No offense to all the wonderful F/M, F/F, or M/M fans out there. I figure that spanking is spanking. I'll talk about it in the way that's most comfortable for me, and you can mentally arrange the Ms and the Fs in whatever order you like.

A word about pictures and illustrations:

From time to time I'll pick out a photo or a drawing to go along with what I've written. I've got a lot of stuff on my hard drive, and some of it will certainly make its way here--no original content, I'm afraid. Most of the material was taken off of the web and from newsgroups--alt.binaries.spanking was probably the source for the vast majority of the stuff. Very few of these pictures, however, are credited. There's nothing in the picture to identify the source, nothing in the name to indicate where it came from. The photo in "Late For Brunch" is a good example. I have no idea where that photo was originally used--possibly Janus, or Roue, or a publication like that, but I have no way of knowing for sure.

Whenever I can give some kind of credit to a photo or drawing, I will--the original source if I can, or at least the name of the blog where I found it. All others will go uncredited.

If you know the source--or if you are the source--of any uncredited photo or drawing that I use, please drop me a note and let me know, and I'll be sure to add the proper identification to the pic. Likewise, if you are the original source of a picture and don't want me to use it here, let me know and I'll see that it's removed ASAP.

A word about words:

I made a small change to the site and added a section called, More Blogs I Read. There are only two entries there so far--I imagine the list will grow fairly quickly, though. Check them all out and "Happy Reading".

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Late For Brunch

On Monday, February 18, Bonnie had a post on her My Bottom Smarts blog called, "In with the New: Depths of Winter Edition". In it, she listed 8 fairly new blogs that she wished to introduce to her readership, and urged people to check them out. One of the blogs mentioned was Spanking Minnesota. So, "hi" to anyone who has found their way here thanks to that post, and I'm grateful to Bonnie for including me.

Consequently, the rest of this post will be devoted to the MSB Spanko Brunch question #109: "If we enjoy spankings, how can they be effective as a punishment?"

My answer is, "They can.....or maybe not."

There will be a brief pause for your applause to die down......

Anyone who knows me knows that there are two things I will continually harp on when it comes to spanking in any form: Communication, and mutual consent. When it comes to the idea of using spanking as punishment, the first thing the spanker and spankee need to do is sit down and talk it over. Cover all aspects--everything you can think of. Is it an idea that appeals to both parties? Do both want to try it? If not--if both people don't agree on it--then you can probably give up right there. For some people, spanking is more of a fun game than anything else, or foreplay, or both. It's never been about "real" discipline and that's the way they prefer it. Spanking as punishment? Forget it!

So, for those people--no. Discipline spankings aren't going to work. And it's like anything else--if the mind and the heart aren't in it, why bother?

Now, if all involved do agree that spanking for punishment is perhaps needed and something they want to try--well, they're practically half-way home. Because spanking can work as punishment if both partners want it to work. That may seem simplistic, but hey--I'm good at simplistic. :-)

It would work because a punishment spanking is different from the normal fun and games, and your mind can tell the difference, so it processes the experience in a different way. The sense of anticipation is different. The approach to it is different. The way you think about it is different. The feelings produced before, during and after are different. This lets you put the "spanking as fun" idea aside and lets you focus on the punishment aspect. If you have the proper mindset--then it will work. (That does sound a bit like, "If you build it, they will come", doesn't it? Still......)

There are things you can do to help that mindset along. Stay away from those things associated with the "fun" spankings. For purposes of illustration, let's assume the spankee is female. If she has a favorite position--OTK, for example--use a different position for a punishment spanking. Bent over a table, say, or kneeling on the sofa. Does she have a favorite implement? Don't use it. Go for the toys that she "hates", or at the very least, doesn't like very much. Scold or lecture more. A good lecture can really set the mood and put her in the proper frame of mind. Almost anything that emphasizes the punishment aspect of what you are doing and minimizes her comfort zone will work. You get the idea.

If you both approach it properly, then spanking for punishment can be effective. And the mindset is the key. Because you all know where a good spanking starts, don't you?

Between the ears.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Taking Stock

Currently Drinking: Coke Zero

Favorite Food of the Day: Went to KFC earlier. Love that Popcorn Chicken.

Currently Reading: "Cruel and Unusual", by Patricia Cornwell

Currently Listening To: Marc Antoine, "Mediterraneo"; also The Eagles, "Long Road Out of Eden" and Carlos Santana's "Ultimate Santana" (it's a 5-CD changer, but it's not full. I highly recommend the Marc Antoine CD, btw)

Most Recent Movie: Rented "Stardust" from Blockbuster. It had a sense of humor to it that I hadn't expected, so I enjoyed it more than I thought I would.

Currently Watching: The complete third season of "Veronica Mars" on DVD. Not much to watch on TV thanks to the Writers strike (glad it's over!) and what there has been, I've been taping to watch later. I'm probably a good month behind in my TV viewing.

Current Mood: Wistful. Wishing there was someone here to share the evening with. Wishing one lady in particular that I know wasn't so far away.

How YOU doin'?

Friday, February 15, 2008

Blog Jam part 2

(photo courtesy of Punished Brats)

On February 12th, Amber "Pixie" Wells celebrated the 1-year anniversary of her blog, Spanking Pixie. Please drop by and leave a comment wishing her a happy blogiversary! Tell her the Good Doctor sent you.

Do you think we could get Charm City Cakes to do a spanking-themed cake in her honor? Maybe they could recreate one of the scenes she's done for Punished Brats. Just imagine Pixie all covered in fondant....

Oh, my.....did it just get warm in here? (fanning myself)

BTW, Pixie has added a link to Spanking Minnesota on her blog. Such a sweetheart! Now you know why I go there every day. Her blog is consistently funny, clever, and insightful, and well-worth reading.

I've also been informed that Bonnie's blog, My Bottom Smarts, has added a link for Spanking Minnesota, as well. MBS is one of the better blogs out there, and I consider it an honor to discover that she has linked me up.

Some future plans: I do plan to have a More Blogs I Like section included here, probably directly below the list of blogs I read daily, along with a section of pay websites that I enjoy. There is no timetable on this. I'm just doing these things slowly--one step at a time, as the wise person says.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Happy Valentine's Day!


Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Dreamin' Is Free

I don't have a spanking partner at the moment. That explains why this blog doesn't fall into the "who did I spank today and how and why" category. My girlfriend/bestfriend/spanko soulmate passed away a few years back. I keep hoping to meet someone else--you know, try to move forward, all that sort of thing, but it isn't easy.

In the meantime, I use a variety of things to scratch the spanko itch. I go to spanking parties, usually the ones thrown by Chicago Crimson Moon. I know a lot of people there and have made a lot friends. Still, that only helps about 5 days or so out of the year.

The rest of the time, I get my spanking fix from reading blogs. I also check out free tours of various websites. If I find one that seems interesting, I'll try a 1-month non-recurring membership (if they offer one, that is.) It's a good way to sample what the site has to offer--check out the content, see if they update as often as they claim, find out if the quality is consistent throughout. If I like what I see, I'll sign up for longer--many sites offer a 3-month non-recurring membership, and that seems about right for me. Currently I'm a member of three sites, and they help satisfy the spanking hunger.

I also dream about spanking on occasion. Lately, though, it hasn't been a very satisfying outlet. In fact, I've noticed a disturbing trend of late. Let me relate a couple of dreams to you, and see if you can spot it (it's pretty easy to figure out).

In the first dream, I was standing in a room with a lady I can only assume was my girlfriend. She looked young--real young, almost like she was barely legal age. She had long straight blond hair, a hint of freckles on her face, and she was wearing a red-and-white vertically striped nightgown. She stepped up to me and put her arms around my neck. I hugged her, and then we kissed. I started to use my fingers to slowly pull up her nightgown, bunching the material at her waist. She could feel what I was doing, and grinned at me.

Once I had the nightgown raised, I moved towards a bed that was nearby. I sat down and pulled her over my knee. She was naked from the waist down, and her bottom was in the well-known and perfect OTK position. She realized what was about to happen and started asking, "Why? Why?"

"It's your birthday, silly, " I replied. "How old are you again?"

"32," she said. (Imagine my age and then some!)

I rubbed her bottom lightly, raised my hand....and then there was some sort of interruption, which I can't recall.....and then I woke up.

The second dream is a little more convoluted.

I was in a hotel room in Chicago at a Crimson Moon party with a lady I know quite well. In reality she's one of my favorite people to play with. All she had on was a pair of panties. She apparently had the room next to mine, and in fact there was connecting door between our rooms which was standing open. I took her hand, sat down and helped her get into position across my lap--and her boyfriend walked into the room. He said something was happening outside. She got up and went back into her room, and came back seconds later fully dressed. The two of them took off.

I left the room and went outside--and I was on the grounds of the Playboy Mansion. It must have been a Fun In The Sun day, because there was this hill that had been turned into part of a race course. The sides of the hill were carefully groomed with brown and white sand, looking like a topographical map, and the middle of the hill was completely beaten down.

I walked up the hill on the left side, ruining some of that perfectly groomed sand in the process. At the top of the hill I turned left onto something like a little observation platform behind a railing. Three ladies were standing there and I went over to join them.

Suddenly a lady comes running up the hill. She has short blonde hair, is bare-chested and is wearing sheer blue pantyhose. She drops to her knees at the top of the hill, laughing. Hef himself steps forward to greet her, and they exchange a few words. Suddenly, a lady comes out of the crowd with a folding chair, swings it, and whacks the blonde across the butt with it.

Now, I've never seen anyone get spanked with a folding chair before--I'm not sure it's possible, and it looks more like a WWE match, to be honest--but the lady keeps swinging the chair, smacking the blonde, and each time the blonde makes a little verbal noise and does a hop from the contact.

One of the three ladies I'm standing with says, "I wish that were me."

"That can be arranged," I tell her, and I take her shoulders and start to turn her around and bend her over the railing.

As she feels me pushing her forward to bend her over, she suddenly twists away and says, "No." Gentleman that I am, I back away and leave her alone, although I do say, "You should be careful what you wish for, then."

And then I wake up.

Did you spot the trend? I'm sure you did. In fact, it was the first thing I thought to myself when I woke up--"I don't even get to spank anyone in my own dreams!!"

How pathetic is that??

Maybe I should lay off the spicy food before bedtime.

Or maybe, eat spicier food.....

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Yoda, Y-o-d-a Yoda......

I originally posted the following a few days ago as a comment to a post on Devlin O'Neill's Weblog. I have no idea who originally wrote it. It has been making the rounds since at least 1999, and possibly longer. I was sure just about everyone had seen it before, but put it up anyway for the few who may have missed it.

To my surprise, almost everyone reacted as if they had not read it before-- or if they had, they'd forgotten about it. All got a good laugh out of it.

So I decided to post it here. It might be new to you, too. And we can all use a chuckle in the middle of the work week. Here are:

The Top 12 Things Uttered By Yoda While Making Love

12. "Ahhh! Yoda's little friend you seek!"

11. "Urm. Put a shield on my saber I must."

10. "Feel the force!"

9. "Foreplay, cuddling--a Jedi craves not these things."

8. "Down here, I am. Find a ladder, I must!"

7. "Do me or do me not--there is no try."

6. "Early must I rise. Leave now you must!"

5. "You know, this would be a lot more fun without Frank Oz's hand up my ass."

4. "Happens to every guy sometimes this does."

3. "When 900 years old you get, Viagra you need too, hmmmmm?"

2. "Ow, ow, OW! On my ear you are!"

1. "Who's your Jedi master? WHO'S your Jedi Master?"

Monday, February 11, 2008

Blog Jam

Two things that I'm really happy about:

1. Two people have linked me up on their sites. Dave of The Cherry Red Report has been here, read the posts, and was kind enough to add me to his list of "Spanktastic Blogs"! (It's listed as Ken's Spanking Minnesota Blog.)
Also, Iris of Through Iris Eyes gave me a mention in her latest post, and added a Dr. Ken link in her "My Friends" list. Iris lived in Minnesota for a short time, and she and I got together for lunch several times. She's a very sweet, wonderful lady (not to mention a big brat!) and it was very nice of her to do this.

2. Now I'm going to return the favor. I have a lot of Blogs saved to my "Favorite Places" list, but I've noticed that there are 5 that I go to on a daily basis checking for updates. It's only fair for me to give them the blog love they deserve. I've added a feature which should be displayed on the right side of the screen called--fittingly enough--"Blogs I Read Daily." Along with the sites I've already mentioned, there's Amber "Pixie" Wells site, Spanking Pixie, Devlin O'Neill's Weblog, and The House of Richard Windsor. If any of them are unfamiliar to you, I urge you to check them out. These are all good reads, and I know you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

1st draft, 2nd draft, 3rd draft......

The blog is about 3 weeks old, now. I still feel very new to this--heck, I AM still new to this. And if I've learned anything in these 3 weeks, it would have to be this: Bloggin' ain't easy (with apologies to Kenny Flyy...)

I constantly find myself at work thinking about the post I wrote and put up the night before. Inevitably, the more I think about it, the less satisfied I am with it. I usually find myself focusing on a particular paragraph or two, and realize that it doesn't really say what I wanted it to. Or it just sounds stupid. I spend the rest of the time at work mentally smacking myself in the forehead going, "Idiot! Why did you write that??"

Then I come home and rewrite it. Call it damage control.

Of course, by then some damage has been done, and an unknown number of people have probably read it in the original form and are thinking, "Idiot! How could he have written that?" And then they go and tell their friends about what they read on some schmuck's blog.

What I really need to do is write my posts out beforehand, and then edit it, and rewrite it, and edit it some more, and not be in a big hurry to get something posted. Hopefully it's a lesson that will sink in sooner rather than later.

In the meantime, I'll keep going back to older posts and rewrite as I deem necessary. So before you go telling your friends, you might want to recheck the post. The incredibly stupid statement you read the night before might be slightly less stupid now. :-)

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

"It's a Short/Tall/Fat/Thin/Big/Small World After All"

I like Spanking websites. If you're reading this, you probably enjoy them, too. They're usually filled with good-looking models, excellently posed photos, and (hopefully) well-lit and expertly filmed video clips. The plots may have a hole or two, and the acting probably won't win any awards, but each is sufficient to convey a variation of the standard spanking scenario and to depict it for the viewer in glorious Spank-O-Vision.

I think, though, that some guys look at these sites and come away with false expectations.

Now, most of us--the majority of us, probably--have our heads screwed on straight and accept these web sites for what they are: a somewhat idealized vision of the spanking scene and the spanking community. We know that these sites use good-looking models for their productions as opposed to the average Joe or Josephine because they want to attract viewers and members. We get it. We're not deluding ourselves.

But there are guys who buy into the illusion . They look at these websites (perhaps a bit too often) and they begin to believe that the ladies shown are typical of what they should expect to find in the spanking community, or at a spanking party. They've bought the hype. They drank the Kool-Aid. The fault lies not with the sites, Horatio, but with themselves.

I know a lot of people in the scene, and I've been to spanking parties--like those hosted by Shadow Lane, for example, or the parties put on by Chicago Crimson Moon. And there are, indeed, some stunning women who attend (and some really handsome men, too--just to cover all the bases). But truthfully, they tend to be in the minority. The vast majority of us are...well...pretty normal-looking. Nonetheless, I've seen guys come into a party, sit in a chair with their arms folded, not joining in, not taking part in the conversations flowing around them, just sitting and waiting. And for what? For some supermodel to throw herself over their lap, apparently. And in the meantime, they ignore a perfectly wonderful, perfectly spankable lady standing or sitting only a few feet from them. And why? Because she doesn't look like one of those supermodels in the spanking videos.

Here's a news flash for people like that: Spankers and Spankees come in all shapes and sizes. We're an amazingly diverse group of people. Probably the majority of us could be described as "average". The female spankees are not all gorgeous faces and killer bodys. The spankers are not all tall, dark and handsome. (I, for one, am kind of short, squat, and somewhat troll-like....)

We're big. We're short. We're fat. We're skinny. We have wavy hair. We're bald. We have a dynamite smile. We wear dentures. We're all over the map when it comes to who we are and what we look like. Very, very few of us will ever be asked to be in a video. Very few of us are supermodels. We're more like the neighbor down the street, or the girl not next door but two doors down from that. And one thing I've learned through the years--we're all, for the most part, an extremely friendly, open, warm and welcoming group of people.

And if you can't see that because you're busy waiting for someone with movie star looks--boy, are you missing out!