September 2, 2008

Midori's Newsletter September 2, 2008

Table of contents

1. Seasons's Changing - Back on the Road Again
2. Registration opens for October Rope Bondage Dojo in Kansas City, MO
3. September preview (SF, Santa Cruz, Chicago, LA, Las Vegas)
4. October preview (London, Kansas City MO, Santa Cruz, Toronto) 5. Succumbed to FaceBook. Recent Columns. My on-line haunts

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- - - - - - - - 1. SEASONS CHAGING - BACK ON THE ROAD AGAIN

It's been an unusually warm August here in San Francisco. Instead of the usual cool fog we've actually had weather resembling summer. As the winds shift I wonder what weather September, San Francisco's traditional warm month, will bring.

I've had the rare pleasure of spending much of August here at home. Ok, so I did have those couple of days in LA of shooting an instructional video with Tristan Taormino, and a few days in Montreal for the Kinky Festival weekend, and the week in Prague rope styling and photographing for TheFetishSaloon folks - but still getting to spend 16 days out of 31 at home spoiled me.

But the winds are shifting from the Pacific Ocean and the fall teaching tour season is upon me. Much as I'm melancholy to leave my beloved spouse, crazy kitty kids and the enchanted City behind me, it's time. It's also time for me to see my far-flung friends, visit favorite old haunts, new towns, and spend time with fabulous students. There really isn't anything quite as fun and fulfilling for me as teaching classes face to face. Sure, it's the electronic age and I should consider more ways to teach via the new media, but then I'd miss all your smiles and twinkles in your eyes.

Even as I may miss my home and family when I'm on the road, each of you that I have the pleasure to meet during my travels bring me joy and give me energy. Same goes for all of you who drop by and say hi in all your face-to-face and digital ways.

Thank you, to all my energizers!

Wishing you peace, pleasure and joy!

Midori


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2. REGISTRATION OPENS FOR OCTOBER KC ROPE DOJO

The next Rope Bondage Dojo® Stage I will be in Kansas City, MO on October 18th and 19th.

Space is limited to 30 students.
Registration opens on-line at Noon, Pacific Time at www.RopeDojo.com
You'll find course information and an FAQ there.

Included: 2 full days of intensive instruction for skill, speed, philosophy, heart, mind and spirit - with 2 instructors (Midori & DeLano) and 2 trained Teaching Assistants. Morning nosh, Lunches, snacks, Saturday night party and lots of other goodies.

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3. SEPTEMBER UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS (SF, Santa Cruz, Chicago, LA, Las Vegas)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA
• Wed 9/3 "Playing with Erotic Embarrassment" at Good Vibrations on Valencia St. (415) 522-5460

• Tue 9/23 "Beyond Twisted: Kink Outside the Box" at the Citadel 1277 Mission St (at 9th st), San Francisco

• Sun 9/28 Attending Folsom Street Fair

SANTA CRUZ, CA
• Thr 9/4 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Pure Pleasure Boutique 204 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831.466.9870

• Tue 9/30 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her" at Pure Pleasure Boutique 204 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831.466.9870

CHICAGO, IL
• Thr 9/8 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her" at Early To Bed 5232 N. Sheridan Rd. on Chicago's north side, right off Lake Shore Drive at the Foster exit Tel: 773-271-1219 or toll free at 866-585-2BED (2233).

• Tue 9/9 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Sex Bondage" at The Pleasure Chest. 3436 North Lincoln Avenue. Tel: 773.525.7151

• Wed 9/10 "Aural Sex 1: Seduction by Voice & Erotic Story Telling" at G Boutique. 2131 N Damen Ave. Tel(773) 235-1234.

• Thr 9/11 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at The Pleasure Chest. 3436 North Lincoln Avenue. Tel: 773.525.7151

• Fri 9/12 "Become the Fantasy: Erotic Role Play Games for Couples" at G Boutique. 2131 N Damen Ave. Tel(773) 235-1234.

• Sat 9/13 "Predicament Bondage" at Galleria Domain

LOS ANGELES, CA
• Mon 9/15 "Backdoor Pleasures: Anal Sex for Him and Her" at The Pleasure Chest. 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 Tel. 323.650.1022.

• Tue 9/16 "Knotty and Nice: Easy Bondage for Sex and Pleasure" at The Pleasure Chest. 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 Tel. 323.650.1022.

• Wed 9/17 "Aural Sex: Courtesan's Secrets of Erotic Voice and Stories" at The Pleasure Chest. 7733 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90046 Tel. 323.650.1022.

• Thr 9/18 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Coco De Mer. 8618 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA90069 Tel: 310 652 0311

• Mon 9/22 "Bedroom Pleasure Toys: Tips, Tricks and Bloopers" at Coco De Mer. 8618 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA90069 Tel: 310 652 0311

• Wed 9/24 "Erotic Humiliation Play" for Avatar LA. Part of the 25th Anniversary celebration year! Everyone welcome.

• Thr 9/25 "Rosy Cheeks: Beginner's Guide to Love Swats, Spankings, Paddle and more" at Coco De Mer. 8618 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA90069 Tel: 310 652 0311



LAS VEGAS, NV
4 fun classes! at http://midorlvwknd.wordpress.com. · Sat 9/20 Noon "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

· Sat 9/20 3:30pm "Hands-on Erotic Flogging"

· Sun 9/21 11:30am "Dynamics and Psychology of Rope Bondage"

• Sun 9/21 3pm "Wrapped for Pleasure: Bondage for Sex"

ON-LINE KC ROPE DOJO® REGISTRATION OPENS
• Fri 9/5 Noon, Pacific Time. On-line registration opens for the October 18-19 Rope Bondage Dojo® Stage I in Kansas City, MO. FAQ and registration at Rope Bondage Dojo®

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4. OCTOBER UPCOMING CLASSES / EVENTS (London, Kansas City MO, Santa Cruz, Toronto)

LONDON, UK
London Fetish Weekend
· 10/2 through 10/5 Hanging out and having a blast! Also performing with Kumi on Saturday at Torture Garden!


Classes at Coco De Mer.
· Sat 9/20 Noon "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man"

· Sat 9/20 3:30pm "Hands-on Erotic Flogging"

· Sun 9/21 11:30am "Dynamics and Psychology of Rope Bondage"

· Sun 9/21 3pm "Wrapped for Pleasure: Bondage for Sex"



KANSAS CITY, MO
· Fri 10/17

• Sat 10/18 to Sun 10/19 "Rope Bondage Dojo®" Pre registration required Rope Bondage Dojo®


Santa Cruz, CA
• Tue 10/21 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Bondage for Sex" at Pure Pleasure Boutique 204 Church Street, Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Phone: 831.466.9870

TORONTO, CANADA
· Fri 10/24 through Sun 10/26 Demos and classes at Everything To Do With Sex Show.

• Sat 10/25 "Wrapped for Pleasure: Easy Bondage with Scarves" at Red Tent Sisters.
· Sun 10/26 "Aural Sex: Seduction by Voice" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Mon 10/27 "How to Eat a Peach: Pleasuring Her" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Tue 10/28 "Hands-on Rope Bondage" at Come As You Are Boutique.

· Wed 10/29 "JoyStick Secrets: How to Thrill a Man" at Come As You Are Boutique.



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4. MY ON-LINE LOITERING HANG OUT WITH ME!
As if I didn't have enough to do. I finally let myself get talked into having a FaceBook account. Search for me there under Midori ReallyMidori. Make sure to let me know you read this in my newsletter, and then I'll add you.

Here are some other places I've been known to waste my time
Live Journal
My Space
Tribe
KinkWire.com
Yahoo Diva Midori Group

I've been writing articles for various sites. Here are some of my recent columns
~ Men's Health UK column on Quickies.
~ Part 2 is out now on "Defining Your Appetites- Not Your Labels" at www.socialkink.com Look under "Exclusive". You may have to comb through a busy looking site. Not work safe.
~ "Dumb Ass Tricks" at www.bondage.com in the Columns section


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Midori