The pre-party jitters have settled in for the duration. I probably should have passed on the caffeinated coffee this morning. Besides being keyed up over SL, I’m still on a high from the shoot last week and my book coming out, so there is a bit of overload happening. Deep breaths, Erica. I know I’m setting myself up for a spectacular drop, but I’ll worry about that later.
The preparations are in gear. Already got the pedicure (I don’t bother with manicures; my fingernails are hideous, so I just cut them short) and the haircut, and banished those pesky gray hairs. I tore my closet apart yesterday, trying on outfits. Usually I buy something new for these parties, but this year, money is especially tight. So I’m recycling.
Today is laundry day and my last trip to the gym for a few days. Tomorrow will be a whirlwind of last-minute odds and ends. Yes, I know, I’m only going away for three days. I’m not moving to Siberia. But this is what I do.
Anyway, I have a bunch of shout-outs today. The wonderful Zelle is at it again, singing my book’s praises on her blog. I nearly fell over in my chair laughing when I saw her clever Photoshop of me emerging from a coffee cup (go look). Thank you, my friend! What are your publicist rates? I owe you a bundle by now.
There’s a new book in the spanko world! The Spanking Writers (Abel and Haron) have put together an anthology of spanking stories from various writers, entitled The Spanking Collection. And here’s the best part: all proceeds from the book will be donated to cancer research. Please check it out.
Sending out my best wishes and warm hugs to the beautiful Pixie, who is home recovering from surgery. She’s had a tough year and I hope things look up for her very soon. I really am fond of that girl.
This week, The Villain and Dana Kane are relocating to Las Vegas. Las Vegas’s gain is definitely L.A.’s loss! (sniff) But they have both assured me they will be back here regularly, including for Spanking Court shoots. Last week when I told V, “I don’t want you guys to move away!”, he laughed and said, “Ah, we’re just over the hill!” Over the hill, he says. I wish I were so laid back about a 4-5 hour drive! Anyway… I wish them the very best on their move.
Last but definitely not least, that wonderful UPT (Ultra-Popular Top) Richard Windsor offered to shoot a little book promo video with me at the party, to put on Spanking Tube. You’ll see a very different Richard from the one who shot the interview with me last year — a lot less of him, to be specific. What is it now, Rich — 80 pounds down? Somewhere around there. 🙂 Fabulous.
All right… must go be productive.