TMI Tuesday: April 12th, 2022

Love and Money

1. Could you fall in love with and set up home with someone who has $100,000 (usd) in debt?

Jayden: Yeah. I essentially did in a previous relationship. But it’s okay. Richard is super debt-averse, which is fine by me!

Richard: Depends on their income, the type of debt, etc. 100K in student loans for someone pulling down six figures isn’t horrific. 100K in payday loans someone making 50K is a problem.

2. Is it important for you to be the breadwinner or make more money than your significant other?

Jayden: No. I don’t care. It all goes into one bucket.

Richard: I want to be a house husband/kept man and throw lavish parties.

3. Are you happy with your chosen career path? What could be better?

Jayden: Some days I love it. Other days, I lose 3 hours of sleep agonizing about it (and I’m on vacation this week!!!)

Richard: Not particularly. I don’t love my job, and I’m pretty sure it’ll be gone before I’m 50.

4. Would you start a business with your significant other? Why or why not?

Jayden: Sure. I’ve done it. I started one with my ex-husband. We still own it together. And…it’s fine. Sometimes he frustrates me, and I’m sure sometimes I frustrate him. But in the end, we’re both supportive of the business.

Richard: We’re totally going to get a movie deal, so I guess we’ll have to figure something out.

Bonus: Can money buy you love?

Jayden: I’m sure a sub could woo me by spoiling me financially, but I don’t think it’d ever be actual love. Money is great and all, but there are more important things. And boy did I prove that in the last ~2 years.

Richard: No. I’ve dated some girls who came from money, it doesn’t really help that much.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

J is for Judicial Systems #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for J is for Judicial Systems:

There are community leaders who create and enforce the laws. The same group has been in power as long as anyone can remember. Each time one of them dies, they are replaced by another who is selected by those already in power. There is no voting. All of the leaders are women.

The laws are designed to keep power to those in power. The leaders have a team of men who enforce the laws. They are the submissives of the Dommes in power. They all faithfully serve their leaders. No one outwardly opposes the Dommes or…they aren’t heard from again.

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I is for Interior Design #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for I is for Interior Design:

Everyone has living quarters, but they are generally shared when they are younger. They grow up mostly segregated by boys and girls, until they are of age. Then they can choose mates, if they like. In the female dominated society, the women get to choose their partners, and then they can live together in underground quarters, but they have communal bathrooms by gender. Decorations themselves are sparse. There isn’t a lot to work with, but often dried leaves or wildflowers are brought inside as gifts from the submissive men to the women they serve.

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H is for History #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for H is for History:

No one talks about the before times. No one wants to discuss what happened when the seas rose and the air became too warm. No one wants to talk about how the dinosaurs broke free and took over the land, driving people underground and to areas where they could live safely. The younger generation wants to know. What happened? How did they end up this way? And who else is left out there?

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G is for Geography #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for G is for Geography:

With dinosaurs roaming the Earth and the breakdown of civilization, the roads became impassable long ago. Cars stopped being produced, and the society doesn’t believe that anyone else managed to survive the harsh climate changes that are finally abating. They took a long tunnel that had been dug out of a mountain and closed off the ends so they could use it as a stronghold. Over the years, they dug out more rooms, and eventually worked their way into a cave system that keeps them safe. They had some technology and were able to use natural power sources. An underground lake and well give them plenty of fresh water. It’s a self-sufficient area.

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F is for Food #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for F is for Food:

The society grows all of their plant-based food in an area adjacent to their mountain home that has high walls to keep the predators out (though there are occasionally flying dinosaurs, of course). They also have some underground chambers that are climate controlled so they can grow some of the warmer weather crops. They don’t have anyone to trade with outside their community, or so the average person thinks. They do have some livestock, but fresh meat is a rarity. They use a variety of spices to give the food lots of flavor. Yes, they do eat dinosaurs when they’re able to capture or hunt one.

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The Insecure Writer’s Support Group #IWSG

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

It’s our one year anniversary with IWSG! I’m impressed with us that we haven’t missed a month, though we’ve squeaked in a little late here and there.

If you’d like to chime in and let us know your answers to the questions or drop a link to your post if you’re participating, please do so in the comments! And check out the IWSG website for more answers!

April 6 question – Have any of your books been made into audio books? If so, what is the main challenge in producing an audiobook?

Jayden: I can answer for both of us. Nope! For me, I don’t even know where I would begin to produce an audiobook. Although, fun fact, I once recorded about 90% of a novel as an audiobook for a boyfriend in high school. It was his favorite book and there was no audiobook of it. When I couldn’t buy one, I wanted to record it just for him, but I never finished and then we broke up. Ah well. Would’ve been a copyright issue, anyway

Richard also said no, but he did make a writing observation today that we’ll share: He’s enjoying our A to Z Challenge blog posts. I (Jayden) am writing the worldbuilding details, and he’s writing a story to go with it, except he’s purposefully not quite writing about the same thing I am. For example, coming up on 4/7 is “F is for Food” but he somehow wrote more about firepower and scarecrows than food! It’s worth the read though!

Have you ever had a novel made into an audiobook?

E is for Economy #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for E is for Economy:

Everyone has a card that they use as their identification and money. They just scan it whenever they need to purchase something, and they are all given money every week that they can spend how they like. Everyone has a job in the society and they contribute in whatever way they are needed. The women get to pick their jobs, and the submissive males get whatever is left. They have to keep their society safe from the dinosaurs that are lurking outside their walls all the time.

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D is for Death #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for D is for Death:

When a dominant woman passes away, they are given a lot of honor and respect. Ceremonies are performed for them with large parties. When a submissive man passes away, his funeral is at the discretion of whoever his Domme is. Some of them are just as lavish as those of the highest women in the society. They take care of their servants.

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C is for Clothing #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for C is for Clothing:

Clothes are necessary, of course, but in the female dominated community, the women wear whatever comfortable clothes they want to. Mostly, they wear flowing dresses or stretchy clothes made of soft, synthetic materials. The submissive men are often clothed in very little, their bodies always available to the women. When it’s cold in the winter, they have soft blankets, sweatshirts, jackets, and pants that they can wear. And of course, good sturdy footwear. But, because they live mostly underground, the weather doesn’t particularly affect their dress. They’ve adapted to it being chilly, and most people don’t have to bundle up even when it gets into the lower temperature ranges.

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B is for Birth #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for B is for Birth:

Because resources are limited, the community is restrictive about how many children can be born. Every woman, when she comes of childbearing age, is given an implant in her arm that stops menstruation and childbirth. It can be removed at any time. Medical care is very advanced. Childbearing is a completely controlled activity, and in the female dominated community, women who want to have children can choose to have them, and they have the submissive breeding males available at their disposal. [Who has a breeding kink?]

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A is for Architecture #AtoZChallenge

For this year’s A to Z Blog Challenge, Richard and Jayden are worldbuilding! Using Rebekah Loper‘s book The A-Zs of Worldbuilding as a guide, we have teamed up to give descriptions of the world we’re creating, along with snippets of what it’s like to exist in the world. Enjoy!


Background by Jayden for A is for Architecture:

Imagine a world where dinosaurs roam the Earth. They went extinct, as in accurate history, but then scientists figured out how to bring them back, funded by a wealthy billionaire. Unfortunately, as we all know, life finds a way, and the dinosaurs took over, pushing civilization into pockets around the country. In the Northeastern part of what used to be the United States, there is a large community called Adirlachson.

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TMI Tuesday: March 29th, 2022

Upgrade your happiness– play TMI Tuesday, a simple pleasure in life.

1. Tell us your top two simple pleasures.

Jayden: Snuggles and warm, fuzzy blankets.

Richard: Sourdough and snuggles

2. You are being a offered a day of pleasure but you must choose one of the following to do. Which would you choose?
a. Sex
b. Watching big sports match/game
c. Fun times with good friends

Jayden: I really want a and c. In fact, that’s my plan for Sunday. Both things.

Richard: What if the big sport match is an orgy with my friends?

3. The sun shining through your window in the morning–annoyance or pleasure?

Jayden: It’s annoying because it shines right in my face when I’m trying to sleep.

Richard: Meh. Kinda neutral.

4. If you uttered the words “pleasure me” to your lover, what would you want to happen?

Jayden: I want him to decide something, haha. I don’t like making decisions. But generally, pleasing me involves touching me, and often orgasms.

Richard: I want to lay there until every inch of me has been rubbed and/or tongued.

5. Tell us one thing you were most grateful for last week?

Jayden: I am grateful for Richard every day. He makes my life so much fuller and happier.

Richard: We started getting random boxes of food left on our door step. It’s a fun surprise!

Bonus: What is the last thing you crossed of your bucket list?

Jayden: Sexually? Orgy. It was an accident…No, really. Oops!

Richard: I don’t have a bucket list.

Special bonus question–one of life’s mysteries: Are fig newtons cookies or bars? (thelatephoenix wants to know)

Jayden: Cookies? I don’t know. I don’t care for them.

Richard: It’s not a cookie, it’s a newton! bar

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

TMI Tuesday: March 22nd, 2022

This week TMI Tuesday wants to know– are you a cheat?

1. Have you ever cheated at a board game? Why?

Jayden: Not that I can recall. I’ve certainly screwed up rules before, but I’ve never intentionally cheated at a board game.

Richard: Not a board game, but I used to deal out the opening hands in card games without everyone in the room, then peak to find the best one and take it.

2. Which board game are you unbeatable?

Jayden: None. I love them, but I am not unbeatable, by any stretch.

Richard: I’m batting 1000 (1 for 1) at Forbidden Sky.

3. Which mythological creature would be your worst roommate?

Jayden: Mermaid. Our bathtub is way too small.

Richard: Sometimes I think Riley is a mythological creature.

4. Give us a three song playlist. You can link to the songs if you wish.

Jayden: Only You by Calum Scott, All In by Sheridan Reed, Drive by Ben Rector

Richard: Since camp is starting next week, time for the sprintin’, weebin’ NaNo playlist.
Best Megalovania, The Two Good You Say Runs, Bluper Saiyan Theme

5. What famous person have you met or been within a few feet of (music concerts and book signings do not count).

Jayden: Most have been music concerts… like second row at John Anderson’s solo tour. Amazing. But other than that, I met Martin Sheen once when I was a kid. I had no idea how famous he was at the time.

Richard: I worked a Bruce Campbell book signing like 5 years ago. He’s pretty much exactly how you’d expect him to be.

Bonus: Is a hot dog a sandwich?

Jayden: I once had an hours long debate about this with my step daughters. I didn’t care, but it was funny to watch them argue. I honestly have no opinion.

Richard: Yes. It’s meat inside of a roll. There’s no reasonable debate.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

TMI Tuesday: March 15th, 2022

Writing made easy–play TMI Tuesday.

1. When you need to get serious, good writing done where do you go?

Jayden: Panera. I get my best writing done there.

Richard: For a walk! And then my desk.

2. Where do you look for inspiration to write?

Jayden: Often my own life, or at least my fantasies.

Richard: Outside on my walks.

3. If you could add anything to your office what would it be?

Jayden: Uh, doors? My office is the living room.

Richard: Existing.

4. Are you an app calendar/planner (ie., g-cal, outlook) kind of person or do you still prefer a physical planner?

Jayden: I hung onto my physical planner for a really long time, but now I’m all digital.

Richard: I have a wife.

5. When you jot down notes do you use pen and paper or put it into an electronic device (tablet, smart phone, etc)

Jayden: I always have my phone on me, so usually electronic. I even switched to electronic at work.

Richard: Pen and paper

Bonus: March 15 is National Shoe World day. a holiday that illuminates the need for quality footwear for millions of people around the world who go without. What quality pair of shoes would you pick to gift to someone? Post a link or pic.

Jayden: New Balance sneakers. They are the best. Richard and I both bought a pair. Him – because he’s worn them forever; me – because women’s shoes have never fit me well, so I tried men’s, and…oh my goodness, my toes aren’t cramped!

Richard: I had an amazing pair of Red Wing Oxfords years ago. More comfortable than most sneakers, and they held up as my daily drivers for like two years. I don’t think they make them anymore, but I check their website/stores once or twice a year.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

TMI Tuesday: March 8th, 2022

Back again I see. Welcome. TMI Tuesday is posted!

Oops… we did it and I forgot to post it, so here it is, a bit late!

Some things to think (and write) about …

1. Under what circumstances would you fake your own kidnapping?

Jayden: Fake for whom? Richard can “kidnap” me anytime he wants…

Richard: I’ll do it right now, don’t tempt me!

2. Do you feel you belong?

Jayden: Nope.

Richard: No.

3. In your life, what is a fun thing you did that you will never do again?

Jayden: Write 1,000,000 words in a year (with Richard’s help).

Richard: Cramming modern components into a 30 year old server case.

4. Do you listen to your inner voice?

Jayden: Sometimes.

Richard: Yes. Aphantasia is terrifying.

5. What can you hear?

Jayden: From my inner voice? Self doubts. Lots of it.

Richard: Mostly narration.

Bonus: Do you know yourself?

Jayden: Most of the time it seems like I do. And then some things surprise me.

Richard: Probably not.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

A to Z Challenge Theme Reveal

How does the A to Z Challenge sneak up on me every year? One would think that as one of the hosts/organizers, I’d be prepared for it. And yet… the only year I was actually prepared was the year I wrote my A to Z posts as my NaNo project back in November and had months to edit and get them ready for publishing.

I intended to do that this year. Richard and I had planned to write 1,000,000 words in 2021, and we did it! I had a project in mind that I wanted to world build again. I asked Rebekah Loper if I could use her prompts to answer questions about my world like I did in 2020. (That seems unreal that it was only two years ago.) She agreed, which I appreciate, but I haven’t done any more than write two paragraphs of brainstorm for the world I wanted to create, and now it’s March…

But, Richard came to my rescue and came up with a great idea for how we can get it done together in the time we have. I’m going to write most of the world building bits, and Richard will write excerpts to go with them. I’m very much looking forward to getting back into writing (since I haven’t yet in 2022) and brainstorm this world with Richard’s ideas. I’m sure it’ll make for a much more rich world, and then I can write the novel!

Looking forward to getting started! If you’re writing for A to Z, let us know in the comments!

-Jayden

TMI Tuesday: March 1st, 2022

Life, it is what it is. And what is is TMI Tuesday!

1. Covid dating behavior:

– Are you choosier?
– Are you less choosey?
– Are you more frank and up front about what you want?

Jayden: Richard and I started dating during covid. It was weird. A lot of takeout and homecooked meals. Going out for a meal was a novelty.

Richard: I was *trying* to be good, until someone seduced me!

2. What is stable in your life? Answer Yes or No as in “yes, this is stable” or “no this is not stable”. Elaborate if you wish.

– Job
– Finances
– Romantic relationship
– Economy of your country
– Mental health
– Physical health

Jayden: I think all of them are as stable as they’ve ever been. I have a good job, my finances are pretty under control, my relationship is very happy, and my physical and mental health are good. The economy, well. Whatever. I won’t go there.

Richard: I would say romantic relationship and physical health are fairly stable. The rest, not so much.

3. Have you lived in a different country than the one you were born? Did you have to learn the language?

Jayden: Nope. I’ve barely lived away from a half hour radius.

Richard: No.

4. Can you speak any other languages?

Jayden: I’ve been working on Spanish, and I took years of German. But nothing fluent.

Richard: I think my Spanish is marginally better than Jayden’s.

5. How do you manage your fears?

Jayden: If it’s a legit fear, I talk it out. To everyone. My husband, my best friends, my therapist… If it’s just anxiety, I do the same, and sometimes take meds and/or play piano.

Richard: You just gotta go do the scary things.

Bonus: What would you pick to add to your coffee, Baileys, Amaretto, or Whisky/Whiskey?

Jayden: I don’t like coffee or any of those add ins. I’ll take tea with a splash of peach schnapps, please.

Richard: I usually do my coffee black. I enjoy a Scotch Hot Chocolate on occasion.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!

The Insecure Writer’s Support Group #IWSG

The Insecure Writer's Support Group

Happy one year anniversary to our participation in IWSG!

If you’d like to chime in and let us know your answers to the questions or drop a link to your post if you’re participating, please do so in the comments! And check out the IWSG website for more answers!

March 2 question – Have you ever been conflicted about writing a story or adding a scene to a story? How did you decide to write it or not?

Jayden: Absolutely. I write a lot of smut (pretty much exclusively smut) and over the years, my kinks have gotten less mainstream. It’s sexy as hell to me to write smut about golden showers, ass to mouth, etc. but sometimes I question if I should publish those scenes. I write for myself, but I like to share. So in the end, I write what I like and hope that others like it (or will skip over the ones they don’t like).

Richard: I think all writers are conflicted about something at some point or another. For me, the answer is almost always, “right it now, edit it later.” Usually I can tell part way through the scene if it’ll be a keeper or not.

Have you been conflicted?

TMI Tuesday: February 22nd, 2022

1. What did you last savor and when? 

Jayden: A donut, covered with crushed peanuts. Yum.

Richard: Hot fudge sundae. Mmmmm

2. Athletic mind blowing sex or slow sexy romantic sex, what do you want right now?

Jayden: Yes please? I guess slow and sexy romantic sex if I have to choose, but both please?

Richard: Jayden has never had slow, sexy, romantic sex in her life. So I’m going to pick that too, just to see if she can do it.

3. You are being interviewed and asked to comment on sex-work. What do you have to add to the discussion?

Jayden: Sex work is valid work. We should be protecting people who are providing this service, not criminalizing.

Richard: I feel like I need more context? Broadly, I think we should decriminalize and regulate sex work, the same as we do most other things.

4. Should sex-work be decriminalized?

Jayden: Absolutely.

Richard: Yes.

5. Fill in the blank. Don’t _____ .

Jayden: Don’t be a dick.

Richard: forget to drink your Ovaltine.

Bonus: Are you bored with people who are successful and unhappy? Why?

Jayden: I don’t know if “bored” is the right word. It sucks to be successful and unhappy, but at the same time, how do we define success? The old adage goes, “Money doesn’t buy happiness.” (Please note that there is absolutely a point where this is invalid. Excessive amounts of money don’t buy happiness but when most of your problems can be fixed with a moderate amount of money, then that’s a different story.)

Richard: I don’t think I have any particular opinions on successful/unhappy people as a catagory.


No those are not frozen ice-pops. Today TMI Tuesday posts on Monday, February 14, and it is Condom Awareness Day!

1. One of my ideas is to someday create _____ .

Jayden: … a happy home.

Richard: a race of atomic supermen. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_JYSPZznSA

2. Do you travel lightly?

Jayden: In terms of packing… NOPE.

Richard: Yes. If it doesn’t fit in two carry on sized bags, you don’t need it.

3. How would you create the best dressed baked potato?

Jayden: Sour cream, cheddar cheese, bacon bits… yummm.

Richard: A bow tie.

4. The best thing you tasted over the weekend was _____ .

Jayden: Hm. It’s Friday (we’re SO late) so the weekend was long ago. Oh, but we went to this really fancy restaurant. They had some amazing foods, but I think the peanut butter cheesecake was the best.

Richard: Fancy scotch!

5. What do you wish you had payed attention to?

Jayden: High School History class. I really just didn’t pay attention beyond trying to get an A in the class. I wish I had learned more.

Richard: Bitcoin in like 2012.

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How to play TMI Tuesday: Copy the above TMI Tuesday questions to your webspace (i.e., a blog). Answer the questions there, then leave a comment below, on this blog post, so we’ll all know where to read your responses. Please don’t forget to link to tmituesdayblog from your website!

Happy TMI Tuesday!