Hark, Is That Sex You’re Having?

It’s awful when you can’t sleep, unless of course you’re an owl or raccoon…or cocaine addict who prefers it that way.

From taking so much Prednisone for my ongoing hearing issues, my whole being is out of whack. I sleep like an infant, waking up to eat…reading myself back to sleep.

This will explain why I’m posting at midnight. I’m up, so why the hell not?

Since I always try to look at the positive, there is something awfully special being awake at this hour. It’s just you and the moon holding hands when no one else is watching.

I make sure to be in a great pair of pajamas so I feel like Myrna Loy in the Thin ManΒ  pretending any minute William Powell and Asta the dog will sweep in.

Instead I get the girl next door coming home at 3 with her latest catch…oh, oh..yeah…yeah..ooh, ooh, yeah. Not exactly Dash Hammett is it? More like Trash Hammett, porn reporter.

I switch on my trusty noise machine so it rains sheets drowning out all that suggested joy under them, but alas, I can still hear the occasional AH that makes me and the moon blush like a pot of Revlon rouge.

My reading is certainly up….three books a week at least. Right now I’m enthralled with still another on Jackie written in 2004 called, Jacqueline Kennedy: First Lady of the New Frontier by, Barbara A. Perry…all about her poignant days as first lady.

Before that we had, Anything That Moves, by Dana Goodyear, a staff writer at The New Yorker about bottom feeder food eaters, that was more than a little illuminating. Hardcore foodies who actually prefer a C rating in a restaurant’s window who will eat anything on a dare.

3) Stars In Their Courses, a compelling account of the Battle of Gettysburg…1863 by, the late, great Shelby Foote.

4) The Girl, author Samantha Geimes who, at 13,Β  was raped in 1982 by director Roman Polanski…the reason he can’t return to the United States.

5) Manhunt, James Swanson…the two week chase to capture actor and murderer, John Wilkes Booth, Lincoln’s handsome, infamous killer.

6) Stitches, Anne Lamont…a short, uplifting shot in the arm on the fabric of one’s life.

7) Bully Pulpit, Doris Kearns Goodwin’s UNANIMOUS WIN on the relationship between U.S Presidents, William Howard Taft and Theodore Roosevelt that…you’ve heard it here first folks, will no doubt win The Pulitzer Prize for American History.

8) A Story Lately Told, the first installment of actress Angelica Huston’s two-part memoir about her distinguished parents and the opulence of growing up in their light as well as their shadow.

9) Asylum…Simon Doonan, Barney’s longtime, funny, eccentric window dresser that had me on the floor.

10) And last but certainly not least, Dallas, 1963…a well documented, scary expose by, Bill Minutaglio and Steven L Davis of why JFK never should have made that fatal trip to the Lone Star State, let alone its city that made no secret of loathing our 35th Catholic President making him a lamb going in for slaughter.

On that cheerful note…

one can see, there is always an upside. My mind is replete with great stories to canoodle with beneath the stars.

Not everyone can say they’ve read aloud to the moon wearing silk, pinstriped pajamas while a certain young lady howls to it on the other side of the wall.

I’m just saying.



About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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25 Responses to Hark, Is That Sex You’re Having?

  1. Funny stuff. Thanks,


  2. pmahaney says:

    Susannah I think it was another one of your midnight musings when I discovered your writing. Still enjoyable, but I do hope the ecstasy next door subsides enough to allow you some sleep. Sweet dreams.


  3. Elle Knowles says:

    I’m going to have to keep that midnight oil burning just to be able to read all the books on by TBR list. You post the most amazing titles! Thanks for that. Very interesting reads. πŸ™‚


  4. Insomnia is awful… you make it sound almost glamorous… maybe I should ditch the tee shirt and put on my satiny pajamas? Hope you managed some sleep last night. Love the list and it’s a wonderful list for suggestions of a good read.


  5. katecrimmins says:

    I once had a couple friend stay over at my beach house (back in the days when I had a beach house). It’s was a small place, nothing fancy with paper-thin walls. I really had a hard time looking at them the next morning as I felt like I knew way more about their sex life than I wanted to. She made the oddest sounds. I hope your get your sleep juju back. I find sleep gets more elusive as you get older. Perhaps when you get stabilized post drugs, it will be better.


  6. Alva Chinn says:

    OK Susannah, I’ll take Simon as I need a laugh or three and quirky always works for me. And Unless she’s quiet in general, too many get their ideas of coital bliss from film, porn and bad ‘celebrity’ videos..who knows maybe she’s doing video selfies for her break out move. In any case, while she’s away enjoy your day!


    • Well, if that’s the case she’s providing lots of sounds effects and though I do admire multitasking, there is a limit. You would like the Simon Doonan book. Have you ever read his Confessions of a Window Dresser? He’s too funny.


  7. micklively says:

    You could always knock and see if they fancy a threesome? πŸ˜‰


  8. skinnyuz2b says:

    I can easily picture your predicament, Susannah. My Pookie and I once spent a night at a hotel with the beds in adjoining rooms against a common wall. In addition to the moans we had the clanging of their bed against the wall. I pounded against the wall to get their attention. It did no good. I thing they just assumed we were joining in!


  9. I guess I’m lucky that the thick concrete walls here muffle most noise, although I have co-workers who live in love hotel districts that say they can hear it from across the road (apocryphal assertion, perhaps).

    As for those books, I’ve only heard of Bully Pulpit, since I saw the interview about it on the Daily Show. Sounds like a good book though.


    • It’s a great read. I’ve found that teachers, she’s a professor at Harvard, are the best historians. They educate while entertaining. I ate that book up only allowing myself two chapters, that were 30 or so pages long, a day. I wanted to try to store the info, something I can’t always do when I gulp what I’m reading, as my pal Ed would say.


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