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Learning To Relax

For many years, people have been urging me to relax; I always replied that I’d relax when I was dead, or something to that general effect.  But then I came to Seattle, and under the influence of some if the best, most loving women I’ve ever known, and over the past year and a half I’ve slowly, gradually come to accept that relaxation really is OK.  I’ve learned to set aside large blocks of time for just doing things that are fun and help me shed stress, such as getting high, reading for pleasure and my regular Sunday night Doctor Who binge with Lorelei Rivers.  And the practice seems to be therapeutic; though a number of things have gone very, irritatingly wrong in my traveling this week, I’ve simply taken it all in stride rather than having my usual conniption.  Now, I don’t think this is the beginning of some new general imperturbability, but even the occasional episode of calm in the face of chaos would be an improvement over my usual reaction to disruptions in my plans.  So here’s to relaxation; may Aphrodite grant I learn to do it myself as well as I promote it in others.

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Today I’m flying off to Oklahoma, doped up enough to make it through without trouble (I hope).  We’re down to the last bit of my super secret project, so I hope to be able to announce that in the next few weeks.  But I’ll be back for the weekend and a few day after, then next week it’s off to San Francisco to speak at the Libertarian party convention there on April 29th.  What that means for you, gentlemen, is that if you’re in Tulsa or Oklahoma City and want to book me for a least two hours, or if you’re in the Bay Area and want to book me for an appointment of any length, do let me know soon so we can get that set up.  I’ve got the proof of The Forms of Things Unknown, so if I can get it all checked out we’ll be aiming for an April 26th book launch…and that means you’ll be able to sneakily get me to visit your city by the simple expedient of setting up a book event for me!  I’ll have details in the official launch column, but do keep that in mind, and if you have bookstore connections you may want to start planning.  One more thing: someone sent me a lovely brown sweater dress, but the package contained no info about who sent it.  So if that was you, please let me know so I can thank you!

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Last week was one of those weeks where I just didn’t stop moving as long as I was conscious.  Three different beauty appointments, two interviews, several clients, two long round-trip drives, many hours of working on The Forms of Things Unknown, several dinners with friends and assorted other activities later, the week finally culminated in my Sunday evening Doctor Who date with Lorelei.  The interviews, by the by, were with Tina Dupuy for her Sirius XM radio show Wednesday, and Thaddeus Russell for his podcast Thursday (I’ll provide links for both as soon as I get them).  Next week I’ll be flying around the country (returning to Oklahoma for a few days before a very generous gentleman gets to spend an entire night with me), and the following week I’ll be headed to San Francisco to speak at the Libertarian party convention on the 29th (and that means I really need to get to the doctor this week for a Valium refill).  I’ll have to go by way of LAX, so if any of you want to book me in Los Angeles on the 26th or 27th, that might be arranged if you let me know ASAP.  My super secret project looks like it’s about to come to fruition, so you’ll be hearing more about that soon, and my book should be coming out about the same time (probably the first week of May).  I’d like as many readers as possible to purchase the book its first week out; that ought to get Amazon’s attention enough to put the book in some sort of list, which will in turn help sales (or so I’m told).  Oh, and one more thing:  as of May 1st, I will be available for outcall inner dates or longer in Portland!  I think that’s everything, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I forgot something; I’ll probably be doing a lot of that over the next few months!

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Diary #353

One of the most wonderful things in the world to me is when I introduce people I love to one another and they become friends as well.  In a world full of chaos and conflict, there’s something deeply gratifying about facilitating connections that increase the amount of love in my personal ecosystem.  As I’ve mentioned before, it deeply distresses me when people I love argue with one another; the other side of that coin is that I feel validated and emotionally fed when people I love have a positive effect on each other’s lives.  Grace has now met all of my Seattle friends (during several visits and at the last Desiree conference) and they all liked and welcomed her; then last month I had the joy of organizing a small get-together in which two of the women I love most in the world (who already knew each other but weren’t really close) had a chance to bond and become much closer.  Then last week, another very dear friend visited me from out of town, and I had a very small party to introduce her to my inner circle…and once again, they all bonded and will, I think, become good friends.  That’s a winning situation for everybody involved; each of them gains a new friend, and the coven in which I feel safe and loved grows a little larger.  It’s no secret that I’ve had an unusually difficult life, and many have remarked on how hard and cynical it has made me.  But when I’m with people I love and trust I can lay down my figurative sword and doff my emotional armor (and often my literal clothes) for a while, and let the din of battle fade into the distant background, and I don’t think even my umpteen-greats grand-mère Aella will begrudge me that brief respite. 

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I’ve begun to notice lately that I’m seeing a lot more gentlemen who have either never seen an escort before, or did so such a long time ago that they no longer have references; a lot of them are very, very nervous due to all the pogroms and client persecution, and some are even confused by the propaganda.  So though they’d like to see a lady, they’re worried about being tricked by evil thugs and having their lives destroyed, and some are concerned that the propaganda might even be true (if exaggerated).  And so they go on the internet looking for answers, and find yours truly; they often read my writings and take comfort in the straight talk I dispense, and even if they don’t do that they can recognize that I am a well-established lady who’s been doing this for half a lifetime, and I’m certainly not any kind of scam artist or bait in a police trap.  And so they contact me; sometimes they’re so nervous they want to pay my social rate to meet for an hour in public first, and that’s just fine.  In fact, such a meetup can serve as a screening for a gent without references; another way I screen first-timers is to simply collect payment in advance so there’s no exchange at the time of our meeting.  And after they see me, my referral can open other doors for them.  I’m really glad for this rather unexpected side-effect of my relative fame; if I can help gentlemen in need, that’s a really wonderful feeling for me.  It’s also a testament to the power of social media; guys who read my blog long enough or follow me on Twitter feel as though they know me, and a lot of the nervousness associated with meeting a sex worker for the first time is bypassed.

Speaking of social media, it seems as though half of everybody now knows that Lorelei Rivers and I have a standing Doctor Who date every Sunday night, so we’ve decided to regularly tweet cheesecake pictures taken at the time.  We’ve even started getting gifts specifically geared to the event; one gentleman paid for our dinner this past Sunday, and an extremely generous gentleman even got Lorelei a new TV set specifically to improve our viewing experience!  So thanks very much to those gents for those gifts, and it goes without saying that we welcome more such!  But one thing we won’t welcome is people trying to make appointments with us during our special time, so please don’t ask; we will, however, welcome duo requests for most other times during the week.  Seriously, guys, the team of Rivers & McNeill is one that will rock you like you’ve never been rocked before; you should deeply consider booking us together.  It’s an experience so out of this world it almost qualifies to be a fantasy adventure show of its own! 

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Diary #351

Last week was an incredibly busy one for me; I’ve got some very large bills coming up, so I decided to raise some money quickly by running an extremely generous special.  And boy, did I get responses!  I was so busy I ran around with a broken nail for over a week because I just couldn’t make time to get to the nail parlor, and by the time I finally managed to do so I had broken a second one during a bondage session (I’ll leave it to your imaginations to decide whether I was tying or being tied).  But now that I’ve got your attention, I’ll repeat: I’m running an extremely generous special!  For Seattle, it applies to sessions of two hours or longer, but outside of Seattle it only applies to overnights; if you didn’t think you could afford to book me for that long, you may want to inquire about it because it applies anywhere in the US.  Please y’all, serious inquiries only!  And even if you can’t afford an overnight even with the special, you might want to consider voting on places for me to tour in May; the candidates so far are Minneapolis, Washington, DC and Tampa.  Speaking of voting, a clever reader came up with these parody T-shirts for my 2020 presidential campaign, with Mistress Matisse as my running mate; 100% of the proceeds go to SWOP Behind Bars, so please buy one ASAP!  And that for right now is that, except for my encouraging you to consider how many people might have been involved in the aforementioned bondage session.

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Diary #350

I really like this picture someone took of Joy de Vive and I at the Harlot’s Ball weekend before last, so I’m sharing it because I didn’t last week and it IS my blog, so I can do what I like.  A generous reader sent me another new dress, but unfortunately I guessed wrong on the size so I’ll have to send it back to switch it for a medium.  See, that’s the problem with women’s sizes; the dress in this picture is a size small, and as you can see it fits me perfectly.  But though the new one is also a small and fits my hips and waist perfectly, it…well, in the words of Sol Finer, “There is no way this zipper is going to close with those massive boobs in the way.”  So let’s see what a medium looks like (le sigh).  Anyhow, there aren’t any pictures I can share from any of last week’s activities, which included a good amount of work (including two sessions with a great new client…hi there sugar!), no fewer than FOUR dinners with awesome whore friends, my usual Sunday Doctor Who evening with Lorelei, the previous evening spent watching a really weird movie while stoned with another whore friend, lots of driving around Seattle in the rain, and getting behind on my writing.  But work on my new book cover is progressing, my secret project reached another milestone, and my tolerance for liquor seems to have dramatically increased because I can now have two cocktails with dinner and barely even feel it.  Ah, well, c’est la vie.  And one last thing:  I’m probably going to tour in May, and I’m going to decide where by how many gents contact me from any given city; the first place to offer me three bookings wins. So if you want to see this stellar bod up close & personal, email me ASAP and let me know where you would like me to visit!

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