Fun with Alex and Pandora
About a week ago, the lovely Pandora Blake came from across the pond to her first California visit. She’s been a very busy bee while here, shooting up a storm of videos and having fun adventures while staying with Alex Reynolds and Paul Kennedy. She and I had never met, but we’ve been online buddies for a long time and always hoped we’d get a chance to hang out in person.
And that chance finally happened. 😀 She’d messaged me on Fet, saying she’d be here until the middle of next week, and would I like to meet? Absolutely, I said. So today, she, Alex and I met for lunch at the oft-mentioned Aroma Café. When we were at last face to face and hugging, it was as if I’d known her for years.
We had to stand in line for a long time to order, because it was a beautiful sunny day and my favorite hangout was packed. Alex and I had waxed enthusiastic about the place, and when Pandora saw the menu, she announced that she wanted everything on it. But she hadn’t seen anything yet.
The bakery case. The rows and rows and shelves after shelves of cakes and treats. She snapped a shot of Alex and me crouching down and ogling the sweets…
…and we vowed we’d share something or another after lunch.
So much fun! The food was awesome as always, and the company was fabulous. Lots of laughs and girly chat, which was just what I needed. For those who know me well, you know that when I get animated, I talk with my hands. A lot. And of course, this afternoon I managed to knock over my glass of water, all over the table. Fortunately, we snatched up our purses before they got wet, so it was just a matter of mopping up the water. But shortly after that, I flapped my hand again, and this time I knocked over the metal pole thingamajig with our table number on it. Sheesh! What a klutz! At least I didn’t knock my water over a second time. 🙂
And then, it was dessert time. I stayed at the table so we wouldn’t lose it, dispatching Alex and Pandora back inside and telling them I was OK with whatever they chose, as long as it was something with chocolate (which would still leave the number of possibilities high). They did not disappoint, having ordered a slice of a chocolate cake with ganache and raspberry jam between the layers, frosted on the outside with white chocolate frosting and then plastered with chocolate jimmies.
Did I say slice? Make that a slab. Here we are, about to dive into it:
Would you believe that, even with the three of us, we couldn’t finish it all? (Although what was leftover was mostly frosting.) Soooo freaking good.
Pandora told me she’s always hoped for an opportunity to shoot with me, but we were never in the same place at the same time. She knew this was last-minute, but would I like to shoot something for her site before she left CA? Would I! So, if all goes according to plan, this coming Monday I will be heading to Alex’s house to shoot for Pandora’s Dreams of Spanking site, with Paul topping me. How cool is that?
Alex had to head off to take care of some stuff, so Pandora stayed on with me, and I agreed to drive her back to Alex’s after we were done chatting. We stayed another 45 minutes or so, and then I took her back, getting to see Alex and Paul’s place for the first time (and their kitties!!).
So Pandora suggested shooting something a little on the edgy side, with a take-down of sorts, a struggle, maybe some bondage — Paul will be a bit of a bad guy, but I will definitely be deserving whatever I get. Anyone have any thoughts on scenarios? We’re open! This should be fun — I haven’t shot anything edgy-ish since I did “The Villain Strikes Erica Scott” three years ago.
Thank you, ladies, for such a great afternoon! Can’t wait to see you again on Monday.
In other news this week, there was a lot of buzz about our lunar eclipse last Monday. I didn’t see it, but I have seen pictures of it. It’s pretty fascinating, seeing the “blood moon” — the moon appearing to be a deep shade of red.
Although to be honest, I’m not quite sure why it’s such a big deal to see a red moon. After all, some of us see red moons on a regular basis.
Not me this week, though. Screw that! However, next week for sure. 🙂