January 7, 2005

Midori's Newsletter January 7, 2005

1. New years greetings
2. Ponderings . . .
3. Classes in Next 2 Weeks (3xSan Francisco, 3xSeattle, Vancouver)
4. Seattle Jan 16 Midori’s Huge Women’s Strip & Play Party
5. Midori’s On-Line Network and Student Lounge
6. Preview of Feb & beyond
7. New Rope Dojos! (Toronto in April & LA in September)


1. NEW YEARS GREETINGS

Dear Readers,

Happy New Year to everyone! I hope that everyone had a happy and safe holiday season. I can’t believe that it’s 2005 already. Some of you may be amused that in the Asian zodiac this is the year of the Wood Rooster, which would make it the year of the wood. . . (I don’t have to finish that line do I?)
Here’s to a year of joy, adventure, friendships, prosperity, love, connections, and honest pleasures for all!
J
Midori


2. PONDERINGS
This is where I usually write my adventures report. I have a lot of fun and wicked lusty action to share with you from the past month and a half. But unfortunately I’m in a somber mood today as I lost an uncle this past month and two beloved cats of my household past away this week. So I’m not going to dampen the report with my mood. Anyway the recent adventures deserve all its wildness in word as it was in action.
So I am pondering now the world around, the year head, and all that I am grateful for. As I am cataloging all the good points, all that are good in my life and connecting the dots, what’s emerging is an amazing constellation like bright blazing stars of the clear winter sky.
Thanks to all of you!
Midori


3. CLASSES NEXT 2 WEEKS

San Francisco, Saturday, January 8
"Erotic Humiliation Play"
$20
Doors at 2pm, Class 230pm – 530pm
At The Citadel, 245 8th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

** If Volunteering Show Up Early!

San Francisco, Monday, January 10, 7:00p-10:00p
Hands-on Workshop "Sex Bondage: Wrapped for Pleasure" at QSM
$45/Couple $25/person SOLD OUT!
More info at

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San Francisco, Monday, January 11, 7:00p-10:00p
Hands-on Workshop "Sex Bondage: Wrapped for Pleasure" at QSM
$45/Couple $25/person
More info at

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2 Seattle Classes & Bonus Party JUST ADDED!
At the Wet Spot. For more info go to wetspot.org
1. Monday, January 17, 2005
The Art of Feminine Dominance 3:00 PM to 5:30 PM
$25 (Includes Afternoon Tea)
2. Thud! Percussive Play 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
$25 (includes party)
Both workshops for $40 (includes party)

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Seattle
Tuesday January 18, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Toys In Babeland Class “Hands On Rope Bondage”
Bring rope!
$35
Location is off site and not the store so register early!
For more info go to

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Vancouver
Wednesday, January 19 7:30 – 10pm
"Pushing the Psychological Edge” hosted by Libido Events
Tickets $25 at the door.


4. SEATTLE WOMEN’S PARTY & FUNDRAISER
Sunday, January 16, 2005
BANG 4 THE BUCK Women-Only Strip-o-Rama & Play Party
Benefit Fundraiser for AIDS/LifeCycle 2005
Hosted by Midori & The Wet Spot
ENJOY STRIP-O-RAMA ONLY OR STAY & PLAY!!
Strip-o-Rama: 8 -10 p.m.
Play Party: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.
$5-$10, strip show only
$15-$20, strip show & party
100% of all proceeds will go to ALC.

Some of you are aware that I've been raising money for the charity of AIDS/LifeCycle through a donation page as well as by throwing sex and play parties... the one in San Francisco was a totally success. Over 140 women showed up. 100% of the proceeds = $1300 went to support the various HIV/AIDS services through AIDS LifeCycle.

So I'm doing it again in Seattle for the women up there. Except this time it's bigger and better.
The first half of the evening will be an amateur strip contest with prizes and the second part of the evening will be sex and play.
All at the fabulous Wet Spot!
Like the San Francisco party 100% of the proceeds after expenses will be going to ALC.
I need your help with making this a success. Maybe you can help out in some way here. (Yes, gentlemen, you can help with this too!)

Ways I need help:

1. Help spread the word! Tell your friends! Please forward the information below to lists, groups, newsletter, individuals, etc. Know of
any press that might be interested? I'll be happy to yap to them,
2. Come to the party. Just come to see the strippers or just to the play part or be a greedy pig and come to both! (Sorry guys, you’ll have to wait until my mixed gender party.)
3. Participate! Be a dancer! (Hey I'm thinking about it... just maybe) Volunteer as a helper.
4. Come to the party.
5. Donate gifts for the prizes and raffle. Kinky things, sexy things, pretty things, butch things, vanilla things, gift certificates to services, etc. No fruitcakes from Aunt Gertrude, please.
So all the local help I can get is important. Thank you Thank you Thank you!
Here's the official blurb...

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BANG 4 THE BUCK Women-Only Strip-o-Rama & Play Party
Benefit Fundraiser for AIDS/LifeCycle 2005
Hosted by Midori & The Wet Spot

Sunday, January 16, 2005

ENJOY STRIP-O-RAMA ONLY OR STAY & PLAY!!
Strip-o-Rama: 8ˆ10 p.m.
Play Party: 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

$5-$10, strip show only
$15-$20, strip show & party
100% of all proceeds will go to ALC.
Extra donations to ALC happily accepted.

DOOR PRIZES!! Naughty prizes from our sponsors!

STRIP FOR ALC TIPS & PRIZES!!
Be a Strip-o-Rama dancer!!
Volunteers needed for our amateur strip contest to benefit ALC.
Sexy prizes given for most tips collected!
Beauty comes in many forms: Women of ALL body types--short, tall, petite, voluptuous,
butch, femme, are very welcome!
To volunteer for Strip-o-Rama, or for directions & info: midoriparty@wetspot.org

Celebrate life and fight HIV/AIDS by enjoying steamy stripping and nasty, fun safer-sex
play with the hottest women of Seattle?
BONUS! Our "ambassadors" will be on hand to help "break the ice" with other hot women!!

AIDS/LifeCycle is a 7-day, 585-mile cycling event, with nearly 2000 participants raising
much-needed funds for HIV and AIDS services.
For information on AIDS/LifeCycle, please visit www.aidslifecycle.org/504
Sponsors:
Fire Horse Productions: www.fhp-inc.com
The Wet Spot: www.wetspot.org
Toys in Babeland: www.babeland.com
Hromovy: www.hromovy.com


5. MIDORI’S ON-LINE STUDENT LOUNGE:
Drop by and join the discussion, find out what’s on my mind today, meet really cool kinky people from all over the place and ask lots of questions about the pervy life!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/divamidori/


6. PREVIEW OF FEBRUARY AND BEYOND
These are the cities that I’ll be teaching in. For more info check out the class calendar at www.fhp-inc.com
FEBRUARY
- Boston (at Grand Opening Boutique)
- Toronto (at North Bound Leather)
- Dallas
- LA (Small group tutoring only)
MARCH
- Australia! (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne)
- San Francisco
- Berkeley


7. NEW ROPE DOJOS ADDED THIS YEAR
(Dojos book up at least 2 months in advance so sign up early. Space is limited.)
Toronto, Canada April 23 – 24. Pre-register at www.lordmorpheous.com
Credit card registration accepted at http://acteva.com/booking.cfm?bevaID=80119
Los Angeles, September 10 – 11. Registration information to be announced soon!

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See you around!
Midori


If you have any questions, comments, feedback, or you just want to meet and have intelligent discussion on kink with other like-minded people around the globe (ok, so it’s mainly people who’ve been to my classes but they do range from Denmark to Australia) join the discussion at my yahoo group called DivaMidori (it is Adult Access only) the URL is:
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/divamidori/

Don’t forget to check out some of the new images at my bondage art site
BeautyBound.com


"I think that wherever your journey takes you, there are new god waiting
there, with divine patience - and laughter."
Susan M. Watkins, American writer.