Packing for BoundCon

May 18th, 2014 at 5:22 am (life in general, los angeles)

So I’m spending today finishing up packing for BoundCon. I’m having to travel lightly on this one (international baggage fees are really high, wow!) but I have enough outfits to get me through the week. I really have no idea what to expect since all the events I’ve been to before have all been in the US, so this will be a totally new experience. I am looking forward to meeting some European friends though whom I’ve emailed with over the years, so that should be exciting. And my friend Krystle thankfully knows some German so I’ll be able to rely on her for dealing with transportation and checking into the hotel; of course, everyone whom I’ve talked with who’s been to Germany before says that so many people in Europe know English anyway so we should be fine. The return trip through France may be a bit more challenging but I have my clumsy French from school to help me, though that was a long time ago in those classrooms. We’ll see…

I’m any case, I’m heading out of here tomorrow and am looking forward to a nice German beer in a couple days. I probably won’t be able to post any pictures here till I get back but if you’re curious look me up on Twitter later in the week and hopefully I’ll be able to at least tweet a few things if I can get a wifi connection. Oh, of course updates and everything will continue as scheduled on the site (in fact there’s a new Kyra the yoga girl set of pictures and a video coming up in about a week that was a lot of fun to shoot…) More to come soon…

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Email Backlog

May 12th, 2014 at 6:28 pm (life in general)

I’ve been so behind on email once again, about as bad as it’s ever been, so if you’ve been waiting to hear from me that’s all it is. I know some messages will probably fall through the cracks, which I hate, but it reaches a level of overload where I find my brain just shutting down and saying, “I’ll deal with it later.” Actually one of the best places for me to stay in touch with people is on Twitter. If only all email were limited to 140 characters! Then I’d be caught up!

And you know, email really does seem like an archaic means of communication nowadays. It’s great for the details of setting up a shoot or dealing with specific actions and events but just for chatting and keeping in touch – it really does feel like something from the 90s. Some days I just can’t do it and I click on close and go back to editing pictures or, more likely, replying to email on Facebook, which has to be the lowest rung on the email foodchain, with lots of “How’s it going?” and “I’d like to get to know you better” from someone with a blank profile usually…So guess I still haven’t figured out how to deal with the constant inbox overload…Anyway, thanks for listening to my venting and it won’t get any better while I’m over at BoundCon; I’m sure of that! ;-)

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Upcoming Travel / and Next TEASE

May 8th, 2014 at 6:42 pm (life in general, los angeles)

It’s been a while since I’ve blogged here but things have been busy as usual with some fun shoots behind the scenes and a lot of editing and preparation going on. I have some travel coming up in a couple weeks, though, and am finally going to go to BoundCon with my friend Krystle so I’ve been cranking it out and trying to get everything ready for that. We’ll be away for a while but updates will still be covered as usual on the site. I will have my laptop and access to email for some of the time but there are a lot of unknowns so if I’m a bit out of touch the latter part of the month that’s all it is.

I’m hoping we’ll have some nice new pictures when I get back – I suspect we will :-) And I also wanted to mention that our next TEASE party here in North Hollywood will be on Saturday, May 31st, and everyone’s invited to wear a prom dress or party dress for the season. I’ll just be getting back for that. Our last party (our first one on a Saturday evening) had over forty-five people, so I’m really thrilled about how well the switch to Saturday night went over. If you’re in L.A. or visiting the area, come on out. No one is turned away and you can dress or come in boy mode or whatever is most comfortable for you.

So it’ll be a busy month but I’m very excited. Hope to have more news in a few weeks and I also hope to be able to Tweet a little on my iPod while I’m overseas, as long as there’s a decent internet connection. In any case here’s a snapshot of Kaitlynn from a TEASE party last year, nicely tied and hooded in the schoolroom. This is what happens when you misbehave – a long timeout involving a paddle, the Hitachi and nipple clamps!

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