A new adventure
I’ve been sitting on some news for a while, but didn’t want to post about it until I was absolutely, positively sure it was going to happen. (I’ve gotten burned on that before, blathering on and on about something and then having it fall through — depressing and embarrassing!) But now I know it’s for real… so here goes!
Some of you may know, or have heard of Paul “Tubaman” Rogers. (Yes, he was a professional classical tuba player in his youth.) He has been in the spanking scene for many years and hosts the Texas All-State and Bottoms Up parties in Dallas. I had known of him for a long time, and finally got to meet him in person at the last Shadow Lane party. Very sweet guy, and he wrote a lovely letter to me after the party.
He’s recently retired, and has immersed himself in the video scene. Having written several books (about 800 pages in all) of spanking material in an instructional vein, he decided to make a video project out of it, gathering experienced and new models to participate, and traveling all over the country, or flying models to him. He even has one of the UK models coming over to work with him. He works closely with Sarah Gregory, as they are play partners and dear friends. The ultimate intention is to amass as much footage as possible, covering the encyclopedia of spanking, and then open some web sites to showcase the material.
A couple of months ago, he wrote to me and asked if I’d like to be involved.
We exchanged several lengthy emails and discussed details. Because he is covering so many different aspects and angles, I basically had my choice of whatever struck my fancy. He sent me a loooooooong list of topics and suggested I choose ten of them, which I did. This is flexible and we may do other things, but it’s a starting point.
He is flying me to Connecticut, where we will be staying in a house owned by a friend of his and Sarah’s. I will have my own bedroom — he said if that wasn’t OK, he’d put me up in a hotel, but I declined that offer. I’d rather be where the action is, anyway. I crave space and privacy, but as long as I have my own room, then that’s handled.
Paul will cover all my expenses and pay me for the shoots as well. He is making me feel like a celebrity — even offered to fly me out early so he could take me to a show. I asked if I might have access to a computer so that I could keep up with things while I’m there, and he offered to buy me a laptop. (I declined that too, but wow… wasn’t that nice??) He has been so complimentary as well, saying how thrilled he is that I’m going to be involved and that I’m bringing “star power” to his project.
This has my head spinning, in a good way. And considering that my ego and feelings took a bruising recently (for reasons I will not go into here), Paul’s kind words and offers have lifted my spirits greatly.
It’s nice to be wanted. 🙂
When Paul first contacted me about this, I was in the throes of dealing with John’s illness and I didn’t see how I could possibly do it. But he assured me that he was booked up until after the first of the year, and I figured (hoped) that I’d be less conflicted by then. John is stable, if still itchy, so I feel OK about leaving for a few days.
So… it’s official, because I have the plane reservation in my hot little hands. I fly out on Sunday, January 23, and come back home Thursday. Connecticut in January! And I’m a California girl… I’m gonna freeze! LOL… oh well, I reckon I won’t be spending all that much time outdoors. And at least one part of me will be warm.
I’ll have to miss one Monday with New Guy… wish I could take him with me and get him involved in the shoots too! But one can’t have everything.
Now begins the panic of planning… what do I need to pack? How many outfits can I cram into one suitcase? Make those lists! Don’t forget anything! Book the shuttle to the airport! Cancel the newspaper! Hold the mail! Twenty million details!
(Can you tell that I almost never travel? I’m so unworldly about some things, I swear.)
Anyway… more details as I get them, but I am really excited. And SO pleased to be shooting once again. Every time I think my time in front of the camera is over, I discover there are people who still want to see me there.
Speaking of which, I got a holiday gift from the wonderful Lucy and Paul from Northern Spanking, with a note thanking me for working with them. Have I mentioned lately how much I adore these people??
That’s enough blathering for now. Stay tuned! 😀