May 1, 2010

1. Please Be My Insanity Enabler
2. May Classes/Events (Toronto & Milton Canada, London UK, Chicago, San Francisco)
3. About the July Rope Bondage Dojo (Last one for 2010)
4. June Preview (San Francisco, San Rafael, California, Phoenix)
5. On-line Haunts: Twitter, Yahoo, FaceBook, etc

1. PLEASE BE MY ENABLER

Please be my enabler.
Please feed my lunacy.
Please reinforce my delusions.

Hi, my name is Midori and I'm hopelessly hopeful.

Here are two proofs that I am insane.

ONE:
I will spend a week in June sleeping in the back of a van by night and shepherding lunatic cyclists by day - because I have this insane conviction that lil' individuals, like me and all the two wheeled fools, can make a difference. I have the nerve to believe that some of you read this, not just delete it, and sponsor this annual crazed migration I do called AIDS LifeCycle.

Yeah, I know. The economy sucks. It's seriously painful as we all tighten our belts. The effects of the crap economy this year's shows mercilessly in my own fundraising and the overall event participation level and funds collected. But someone out there is reading this, right? Hello? (Cue sound of crickets...) Someone else must believe that giving a shred in time of scarcity returns bounty in days to come.

Here's info about my AIDS LifeCycle work and where I ask for your support.

TWO:
I am foolish enough to think, as I wrestle with writer's barricades (no mere writer's blocks for me!), people read my writing and find them possibly amusing. That's positively nutty. Convinced of this peculiar delusion, I'm starting another bi-weekly column. So with two totally different bi-weekly columns, I'm writing an article every week. That's going to be a lot of barricades and mental barbwires to throw myself upon. I'm nuts.

Mondo Midori column at Carnal Nation is already in full swing.

Launching May 10th is my new, yet-to-be-named column for Sex Is Magazine. By the time it comes out it'll have a name, and someone out there on my Twitter or Facebook friend list would have helped to name it.

Thank you for humoring and enabling this crazy lady.

Now I return you to the previously scheduled event listings.

Midori

= = = = =

2. UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS MAY: (Toronto & Milton Canada, London UK, Chicago, San Francisco)

TORONTO, CANADA
Classes, sign up early Come As You Are
• Tue 5/4 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" (sold out)
• Wed 5/5 "How to Eat a Peach: The Art of Cunnilinguse"

Kinkalicious
• Thr 5/6 "Art of Feminine Dominance" at Northbound Leather"
• Tue 4/13 "Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between)" at Lounge M4
• Mon 4/14 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage for Steamy Sex" at Lounge M4

MILTON, CANADA
• Sat 5/8 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Aradia Fitness.

LONDON, UK
Classes at Coco De Mer. Pre-registration highly encouraged!
• Wed 5/12 "Tricks to Please a Man"
• Thr 5/13 "Tricks to Please a Woman"
• Fri 5/14 "Tricks to Please a Man"
• Mon 5/17 "Tricks to Please a Man"
• Tue 5/18 "Rosy Cheeks - Beginner's Guide to Spanking"
• Wed 5/19 "Seductive Art of Japanese Rope Bondage"
• Thr 5/20 "Part 2 - Tricks to Please a Man. Male Erogenous Zones Beyond the Genitals"

CHICAGO, IL
Pleasure Chest classes. Sign up early. Call directly to 773.525.7151
3436 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657
• Mon 5/24 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Tues 5/25 "Bedroom Body Moves: From Stripping to Seduction to Sex (and everything in between)"
• Wed 5/26 "Rosy Cheeks - Beginner's Guide to Spanking"

ShibariCon
• "Pink Japan "
• "Rope Dance "
• "Beyond Twisted "
• "Flow & Speed Drills"

= = = = =

3. ABOUT THE JULY ROPE BONDAGE DOJO®

The next Rope Bondage Doj® weekend intensive will be in San Francisco over the July 10th to 11th weekend. This will be the last Rope Bondage Dojo for this year. The next one will be January 15-16, 2011 in San Francisco.

Online registration opens Tuesday, June 1st, 8am Pacific Time.

Info & Registration: www.RopeDojo.com

Space Limited: 30 students

Cost: $350 /singles, $650/pair

Prerequisite: Willingness for serious learning. Must be able to tie your shoelaces. No experience necessary. However, those with experience will be appropriately challenged.

Includes: 16+ hours of intensive training from four Dojo Cadres. Emphasis will be on balanced education focusing on "Heart-Mind-Hand" approach, covering rope skills, scene managements, psychology, history and more for both those who tie and those who are tied. Included: Saturday night play party, lunches, afternoon snacks & other goodies.

For more information see the curriculum and FAQ at www.RopeDojo.com

= = = = =

4. PREVIEW: JUNE CLASSES / EVENTS (San Francisco, San Rafael, California, Phoenix & Tempe)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Tue 6/1 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Good Vibrations Polk St store.

• Sat 6/20 "Rope Dance: Passionate Dynamic Movement" at the Citadel 1277 Mission St. (at 9th St.), San Francisco, CA 94103
Doors open 1:30pm. Class 2pm - 3pm. $30 solo / $50 pair. Wear yoga clothes and bring one length of 15'-25' rope.

Yoga meets assisted stretching, meets contact improvisational dance, meets Tango with a touch of Fight Club! A hands-on movement class using rope in an entirely new way... Learn to dance, stretch, seduce, power-exchange and connect at a deeper level using the rope. If you think rope play is just about tying knots, you're missing the core of the seduction. This is the foundation of truly sexy and evocative rope scenes.
No rope experience necessary. Adjustable to all fitness and mobility levels.
Wear yoga-type clothing and floor gripping shoes or go barefoot.
What to Bring:
- one length of rope, about 15' to 25' per person
- a yoga mat or a large beach towel.

SAN RAFAEL, CA
• Thr 6/3 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pleasure of the Heart 1310 Fourth St. San Rafael. Tel. 415.482.9899.

CALIFORNIA
• Sat 6/5 to Sat 6/12 at AIDS LifeCycle!

PHOENIX & TEMPE, AZ
Classes for Fascinations
• Thr 6/24 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"
• Fri 625 "Hands-on Japanese Rope Bondage"

= = = = =

5. DIGITAL GHETTOS I LURK ABOUT IN

Here are the various places I waste time at when I'm on-line... Drop on by!
Support my AIDS LifeCycle work http://www.tofighthiv.org/goto/midori
Twitter @PlanetMidori
Personal Blog
Kink Q&A
Sexuality Q&A
Facebook as "Midori ReallyMidori"
Facebook "MySpace"
FetLife Midori_SF