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Janfeb 2011 Playlist

Posted by on Feb 21, 2012 in LISTS | 1 comment

let-it-bang

The countdown to the Sex, Life, & Hannah: Summer Season has begun. I am wrapping up the next draft of the book by March 2nd, my editors will then have it for about three weeks, I will have one more stab at it, and by the second week of April a final draft of the book will be finished. This schedule was actually causing me anxiety until I realized we have the whole month of May to finish design, upload to Amazon’s CreateSpace, and print.

Interestingly, I am finding that I don’t want to listen to music during this editing process. It’s like the creativity, for which I relied so heavily on music for, has been puked out, and now the finessing of details requires my undivided concentration.

Anyway, there’s a lot of cool things coming up in the world of Sex, Life, & Hannah. Yes, the book, but also a silhouette contest, a great book release party at Book Soup, and a cyber tour. So stay tuned for info on all that, and I can’t wait to get the next book out to you all, it’s going to be, as the fashionistas say, totes amaze.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to in January and February, when I haven’t been editing:

1. Gymnopedie No.1 by Erik Satie

2. Feeling Good (Troublemaker Remix) by Nina Simone

3. Mess a Good Thing by Gaby Moreno

4. The Last Time by Gnarls Barkley

5. Take Care (featuring Rihanna) by Drake

6. Urban Monk by Dimple Sharma

7. Regiment by Brian Eno & David Byrne

8. Let It Bang (Radio Edit) by PRJCTS

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RULES! Part 17.

Posted by on Feb 16, 2012 in LISTS | 0 comments

seduction-2

107. Take complete control of the situation. Seduction is a power struggle, so this is the time to be “the man”, ooze confidence, walk and talk like you own it. Because trust me, at the core, we’re animals, and we can smell fear.

108. Be in it to win it—from beginning to end. No pussying out half way in; no turning back, giving up, or saying “you’re obviously not into this”. If something is not working, get creative, change your plan, but don’t give up. Determination is the only sure way to success. And trust me, you don’t want to deal with the aftermath of a failed seduction.

109. Be intuitive. Seduction is as much about using your senses as it is awakening the senses of the person you are trying to seduce. Whether you’re seduction plan involves a massage, strip tease, or a little bondage…listen, smell, see, and feel every response. As soon as you sense you’re not getting the reaction you want, be cool, adjust. Remember, you’re still “the man”.

110. Go slow, don’t rush, and be deliberate with every action. Seduction should be a long lunch, not something you want to finish during a fifteen-minute smoke break. Linger at EVERY single curve of that body you’ve been fantasizing over. Lick, suck, pinch, rub, smack…but do it all slowly and with intent.

111. Tease, tease, tease. The vagina (or penis) should be the LAST thing you touch. The whole purpose of seduction is getting the person so worked up they could literally orgasm without you ever touching their private parts. You want them panting, sweating, gyrating, begging for you to…slip it in. And then still say “no”. I once tied a guy up to my bed. Played with every inch of him so that he was hard as a steel rod, and then started masturbating next to him, still refusing to touch his raging hard-on. And he came anyway. It was a win-win.

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The Benefits of a Pre-Holiday Break-Up

Posted by on Jan 11, 2012 in LISTS | 0 comments

heartbreakphoto: 1×43′s Blog

If you didn’t do what Katy Perry did before the holidays you’re either selfish or on the fence, and definitely not one of the 73 percent that think you should have done it already, and while I understand, here are five reasons why it would have been better to break up with them before the holidays.

1. No getting a gift that you REALLY like from someone that you don’t anymore and then being reminded of them every time you wear it or use it, and then being conflicted over whether to return it or not.

2. No having to explain to everyone why you pretended to like someone during a season that you’re supposed to spend with only people you like, and why you’re now thinking about breaking up with them only a few short weeks before the most romantic holiday of the year: Valentine’s Day.

3. No feelings of guilt about getting someone’s hopes up under the Christmas Tree only to completely devastate them after the Christmas Tree comes down, or guilt over why you spent so much money on all those presents for them, because you knew what was coming.

4. No need to worry about a potential embarrassment at the holiday dinner table because someone stumbles upon a message from your back-up-plan in one of several electronic formats, or a compromising photo, and decides to get a little too drunk and call you out as an asshole, decimating all plans of getting invited to any great post-holiday parties.

5. No bringing that bad, old, disgruntled, and complicated baggage from the previous year into the new. Whether you’re the dumper or the one that got dumped, the start of a new year is the perfect time to proclaim to the Universe that you want someone different, better, and more compatible for you, even if you’re scared and you think you never will find that someone.

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NovemDec 2011 Playlist

NovemDec 2011 Playlist

Posted by on Dec 22, 2011 in LISTS | 0 comments

I have a lot of rage sometimes, and for some reason, my parents, bring out that rage easily. Oh…why is it so easy to regress with the rents around…? It’s like I’m sixteen all over again; fighting with them over my curfew and where I want to go, yelling about how they need to stay out of my room, and sneaking out so I can get drunk and do foolish things with boys. It’s like all that stuff that I’ve learned as an adult that’s lived on her own since the age of 18, and figured out how to earn a living and how to have better relationships and how to communicate with logic and diplomacy, just goes out the window in thirty seconds.

Maybe it has something to do with being Polish. We’re passionate people. And not passionate like we like to paint and talk about what we’re feeling inside, passionate like we like to fight for what we believe in and are convinced the person with the biggest bark is going to win that fight. Even though it’s Christmas, and we’re supposed to be nice to each other, and feeling grateful we made it another year, and remembering there are much bigger tragedies than not seeing eye-to-eye about a house. It’s true. There are. So…what is the lesson for me? Don’t mix business with family. Just don’t do it, even though it might make life a little easier from a financial perspective, it’s not worth it. And enjoy the time you have with your family, even though they can be major bull-headed a-holes, they’re not going to be around forever.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to in November and December:

1. Love is Blindness by Jack White

2. Since I’ve Been Loving You by Led Zeppelin

3. Heaven by The Rolling Stones

4. Dancin’ Til Dawn by Lenny Kravitz

5. The Voyeur by White Arrows

6. Lonely Boy by The Black Keys

7. The Way I Feel by Jonathan Wilson

8. I Belong To You by Muse

9. The Wanderer by U2

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RULES! Part 16.

Posted by on Nov 2, 2011 in LISTS | 0 comments

do what you love

photo: http://lucyindaskywithdiamonds.com/tag/true-love/

98. Being less picky can lead to unexpected surprises. Like, that guy, that has bad hair, and no style, and doesn’t do anything sexy for a living, and hangs out with a circle of friends you could care less about…could be the best sex of your life, or even better, emotionally gets you like no man ever has.

99. Emotionally draining relationships only prevent you from being completely open to finding something new. Like, that guy, that’s really hot, and has a six-pack, and is (was) in a band, and gets invited to all those red-carpet events…but still doesn’t know where your clitoris is, after you’ve had multiple sit downs with him, and was out of town for your birthday, accidentally of course.

100. Except for business and kids, there is no reason for you to be friends with your ex. Do you still think there might be an inkling of a chance? Do you still think he’s going to change? Do you still think the friendship is going to fulfill you like the relationship never did? See #99.

101. Everyone you know, you know for a reason. And you will eventually figure out why. Even if it feels like an obscure or trivial why at the time.

102. Make love, not war. Ergo #98 instead of #99.

103. The state of your relationship is all about your state of mind. For further explanation, read this: http://www.sexlifeandhannah.com/the-state-of-my-relationship/.

104. Don’t retire. Do something you love, so you can do it your whole life. I caught the last part of an interview with Tom Brokaw the other day while driving home. Mr. Brokaw was discussing how this generation feels like it’s never going to do better than their parent’s generation. Then Mr. Brokaw made an interesting point: what is better? Is it a better house, car, job? Maybe our generation needs to redefine “better”. Maybe there’s an immaterial “better” that we should be comparing to instead. A “better” that’s associated more with quality versus quantity. How many of our parents got to do something they loved to get to where they’re at? For more discussion on this, check out Mr. Brokaw’s new book.

105. Do what everybody else isn’t doing. For further explanation, read this: http://www.sexlifeandhannah.com/septober-2011-playlist/.

106. Sometimes you just have to trust…and believe it’s not going to blow up in your face. Even when it seems too good to ever be true. You can have everything you want in life, you just have to open your mind to the unexpected, let go of that which drains you, make some love, and do what you love, not what everybody else is telling you to do.

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Septober 2011 Playlist

Posted by on Oct 25, 2011 in LISTS | 0 comments

kill-hannah

I woke up at 530AM this morning. Way early for me, especially after going to bed past 11PM last night, but I haven’t been sleeping for hours lately. My head instead buzzing with thoughts; about this crazy project I’m trying to finish for a client, the manuscript that I have to reorganize so that me and my editors can move into a next round of editing Sex, Life, & Hannah, and this house that suddenly popped up, out of the blue, and is seemingly falling into our lap…life is swirling right now, and I can’t help but wonder if it has anything to do with the fortune cookie: Luck will visit you the next full moon.

One more thought, this past Sunday I rode my bike to yoga, without a mat. Hubbie had my car, and therefore my yoga mat that I keep tucked behind the passenger seat. For an instant I thought about renting a mat, maybe even buying one, but then I thought: Why the fuck do I need a mat? Did the yogis of a hundred years ago have a mat? Probably not. They probably stood barefoot in a forest and allowed their bodies to become one with nature. So for the first time in ten years of doing yoga, I went mat-less, and in a room full of people with mats, I felt free.

I could go into a whole rant about what this small, coincidental decision did for my psyche, but instead I’m just going to leave you with this: Do what everybody else isn’t doing.

Here’s what I’ve been listening to in September and October:

1. Mattinata by Luciano Pavarotti

2. Maybe So, Maybe No by Mayer Hawthorne

3. Out of My Head (feat. Trey Songz) by Lupe Fiasco

4. American Boy (feat. Kanye West) by Estelle

5. Padam Padam by Edith Piaf

6. Tan Cani by Alhoeverah

7. Crystalline (Omar Souleyman Version) by Bjork

8. Motivation (feat. Lil Wayne) by Kelly Rowland

9. Under the Milky Way by Kill Hannah

10. Shadows in the Rain by The Police

Listen here: http://grooveshark.com/playlist/Slh+Septober+2011+Playlist/62047196

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