August, 2010 break

After I did the three videos last week in Ft. Lauderdale I went up to Minneapolis for the weekend to visit Jen. It really is a beautiful city for the three-four months each spring/summer/fall that happens quickly between the long periods of winter. I hadn’t been since 1994, and I was very eager to see the place again. I got two rooms at a downtown hotel, so that Jen and I could have our privacy if needed, and it was conveniently...

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July, 2010 break – update

OMG! OMG OMG OMG So… who knew that 48 hours in the mountains could fix almost everything in the world? It was just spectacular. I’d not been there in a full calendar year (since the July 2009 trip to Biltmore with Steve), and it was amazing. The weather was dynamic, going from calming showers to dramatic thunderstorms to bright sunshine all in the space of hours each day. I went out on the lake at least four times, and got...

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July, 2010 break

So, I have been saying I need to rest more. And I am going to commit to that. I also need to be more adventurous. What I want to do is take a weekend off each month and either really rest or go do something really fun. Just for me. I’m going to add a new category for Adventure and Rest. Perhaps it will grow into a travel journal? That’d be fun. For August, 2010 break I will be in Minneapolis with a friend, so I already...

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Give it a rest, would ya?!

So, I have often said that taking breaks is important, but if you have ever looked at my itinerary you will know that I don’t do this often enough. Burn out! OMG! One reason I blog is to hold myself accountable: If I put it out publically, I feel more obliged to stand up to my ideals. LOL I am going to commit to taking a weekend off each month. It will either be the first or last weekend of each month. I have already published...

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Street walkers, walking into darkness

So, the title for this entry is a reference to a song by Michael Jackson from his album Dangerous called “Why You Wanna Trip On Me?” It’s appropriate, because of a situation involving an escort whom I met last weekend in New York City. For almost a year now I have met many great people, both clients and colleagues, but I had yet to meet someone who completely falls into the stereotypical chaos that (until recently?)...

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On the road again…

Each week I drive somewhere. Occasionally I take a weekened off. And that’s what I’m going to do this weekend. A friend of mine is flying down from D.C. on Thursday night, and we’re going to head over to Asheville, NC. I’ve never seen the Biltmore Estate, and that is a problem that will soon be remedied. In all my visits up and down the Blue Ridge Parkway I’ve never stopped there. Well, this year it is...

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Feel the burn…

Scotty asked me this weekend how I avoid burnout. I’ve talked about this in a couple postings already (click here, click here, or click here), but I’ve not gone into much beyond the advice that you should take time off. I’ve mentioned driving through the mountains. Stuff like that. But I’ve enjoyed a longevity in this career, because of a particular advantage I have: I am a dancer. When I make the statement,...

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Yay, yay, yay! Autumn leaves!!

This has nothing to do with exotic dance. Autumn is my favorite time of year, and the Blue Ridge Parkway is my favorite part of the United States. I’m driving to Boone, NC to see the leaves as they come into their full colors. I go to Boone and drive the Parkway down to Asheville, NC once each season every year. I love it there so much – one of my goals in life is to have a log cabin in the mountains of North Carolina,...

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