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Jet and I have been having a heated discussion on whether I am going thru menopause or not…. I say I am just working too much .. he says I am going thru menopause.…..Honestly.. I don’t know… How does one know they are going thru menopause?   Is there a sign?… I feel normal…. they say in menopause you have hot and cold flashes… but I don’t have those… they say you cant sleep well…. I usually sleep fine...(although, I don’t sleep much…busy working) .. and the biggest thing .. lower sex drive…. now this part is true.. my sex drive is lower than before…. I use to have sex 5 to 6 times a week… now it is 5 time a month…. yeah.. I know… big drop… but I work three jobs…. so I am very tired.  But he thinks …. I am more moody and lower sex…. it must be menopause.45478185eaiec_sm

Is this what men do… as soon as something changes it is menopause as the excuse… it seems to be in China.  My friends also get this from their spouses….. whenever they are in a bad mood or don’t want sex… the big “M” word comes out…. give me a break.

I am busy with my professional life… I honestly forget to have sex…. and this may sound crazy .. since I have such an attractive man…. I miss being single…. no-no no… don’t get me wrong.. I love Jet.. and would trade him for the world…. but .. when I was single… I could have sex whenever I wanted .. with who ever I wanted.   If I want to go to the bar and pick up someone new .. I could… now… I don’t have the variety anymore….  This doesn’t mean I am going to go cheat or that I am not going to be with Jet…. I am not going to mess up the good relationship I have.   I just think it has changed my interest in sex.    I also think I am older…. not that much be my needs have changed…… is that Menopause?…. (now he has me thinking about it)…..

I feel… my sex drive is just as strong as ever…. I just need to stop working so much…. I think the stress of my professional life has hindered my sex life… and the moodiness…. well I have always been moody… so that is nothing new….ha-ha

But just in case….maybe I should do some research on Menopause…. I am turning 47 next year…. i need to be ready….

 

until next time….

Guys… I am telling you the Chinese toilets are bound to kill me one day…. they are after me….. don’t laugh…. my latest encounter…. is the battle of the iPhone….

Just two weeks ago… I was rushing off to class… and I realized I had to go to the bathroom… and knowing I only have five minutes…I showed up in class..put down my books and laptop…. on the desk… and told the class I will be right back…. I am running to the bathroom.

Now I usually carry my phone in my bra… that way… my girls protect it…. but this day..I wore pants with back pockets…so ..I slide the phone there .. so I could … carry all my other stuff…..

I ran to the bathroom.. and I had waited a little longer than I should have.. so I was dancing around trying to get my pants down without peeing on myself….. then …. I heard and saw it at the same time…. I pulled down my pants and plop….. my phone fell down in the hole…. it did not stop… it did not pass go.. it just made a hole in one…. right into the toilet….

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I really didn’t have time to think about it.. because I still had to go pee…. so I just squatted over my phone … and peed and cried at the same time…… there was no way… I was going to stick my hand down a Chinese toilet to get my phone back anyway…. and it wouldn’t have worked if I had retrieved it… so I just peed and cried…. until… all the water was out of my body….my heart was broken… that is the second phone… in two years .. I have dropped down a toilet…the other one was at a bar.. and I grabbed it.. but the water had already ruined it….the man at the Apple shop said… the water had been to contaminated…. figures…

So … the war.. is on.   Chinese Toilets vs Jo…… I already have trouble using the damn things…. my pee doesn’t want to cooperate .. and sometimes.. I can’t hit the stupid hole…… or there are days… I can’t get back up…. and there are no handles to pull yourself back up…. (which I have requested.. and no one listens to me).    Calling someone to the stall to help you stand up .. is not common behavior.

One Canadian lady.. had a funnel…. and went in the stall…. I asked her.. when she came out… and was washing it in the sink what was that for… she said… so she can hit the hole…. we both laughed….. however.. carrying a funnel to the bathroom everyday at school might look kind of strange.

My students got a big kick out of Teacher Jo dropping her phone in the toilet.   They all made phone jokes… throughout the day…. in their speeches.. they said things like…. “to use your phone to study English is very helpful… unless you have dropped it in the toilet and you have no phone” ... the little bastards…. aren’t funny…..

So… this week I am buying a new phone…. and of course Jet suggested I buy the largest phone on the market..so I don’t throw it in the toilet…. I informed him… I didn’t THROW it … it fell….he just shook his head….no happy ending for him tonight.

So… boys and girls…. I have declared war…. and I will not let the Chinese toilet win….. I will wrap the phone tightly around my neck…. or duct tape it to my body… but it will not.. fall in the toilet again, Damn it.

 

until next time…..

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