A new maid service in Lubbock, Texas, offers a little sompin’ sompin’ extra for their $100/hour furniture buffing. But they do send security and emphasize that while they may be nude, customers must keep their clothes on.

It will be interesting to see if the courts say this is a “sexually oriented business” or not. Perhaps they should simply wear string bikinis from the unquestionably legal local swimming pool rather than “lingerie.” Makes all the difference, right?

Blogs and Articles in No Particular Order

The Twitterverse holds its breath as Tyler Tarver conducts the 2012 Twitter Awards. I’m honored to be nominated in the category of “The Conversationalist” for best discussions and feedback on Twitter. I would appreciate your votes and your support for Tyler at 2012 Twitter Awards: The Voting.

Dr. Steve Wiggins’ blog, Sects and Violence in the Ancient World, is one of the first I found when I joined social media, and it’s still one of my favorites. Rule Britannia. How much is enough?

Lee Child and “The Long Game”: Lessons on Success from One of America’s Favorite Authors. This came to me via NYT Best Selling Author and Awesome Lady Allison Brennan. You can find her heart-racing thrillers at her web site, Allison Brennan.

From the cheeky mom who gives us good reason to faff about on the internet, Leanne Shirtliffe. A Parenting Dictionary: 5 British Words We Need to Adopt

photo by Will King

“Ridiculously Photogenic Guy” Picture from 10k Race Goes Viral

Great post by the lovely and humorous Julie Davidoski which was Freshly Pressed this week. Go, Jules, Go! Misfortune Cookies

Congratulations to awesome blogger, Myndi Shafer, on the birth of her adorable daughter, Alice Took. Jenny Hansen guest posts at Myndi’s and expresses how most of us feel on that blessed day when we take our children home for the first time. Holy Mother of God! That Baby is Going Home with Me??!!

Jerry Pope’s Message in a Bottle Travels 4,000 Miles from Connecticut to England

Some Big Six Publishers Refuse to Sign New Contracts with Amazon I found this one via the super smart and talented literary agent, Weronika Janczuk.

Lena Corazon captured the full length SNL skit The Real Housewives of Disney. I’ve probably gone to her blog ten times to show it to my friends. It’s a hoot!

This is my friend, Amina Salah, dancing a finger cymbal solo in which she is both dancer and musician.

Hmm. Suppose people would pay $100/hour to have women clean their houses wearing belly dancing costumes?

Would you hire a skantily clad or nude maid? Would you be one?

All the best to all of you for keeping your week covered.

Piper Bayard