Alas, the proper time to give thanks to the many people who contributed to making our release party so successful has come and gone and all has been quiet here on this blog. Personal issues have interfered with my ability to actually do more than think the thanks, while I haven’t written the post acknowledging all of you, you’ve been in my thoughts constantly (aided by the constant nagging of one debauched Diva).
There are so many people to thank that I am going to do this in no particular order.
First, there’s Lorraine who manned the calendar sales table all evening and each time I saw her always had a lovely smile on her beautiful face. Thank you, Lorraine. It was a pleasure meeting you and I hope I get to see more of you (and not in a pervy way, well…).
Thanks to Will, who helped sell calendars all night and safe guarded our funds and who contributes to making Elizabeth so happy. And thanks to Elizabeth who signed calendars, sold calendars and was always ready to pitch in wherever needed, including texting me reminders that Will had money we needed to retrieve.
Thank you, Amanda, for keeping a watchful eye on all the sexy, raffle items all evening. Amanda never left her post once. I even saw her shifting her gaze to the prize table while men tried to chat her up. That’s dedication. You rock, Amanda.
Many thanks to BadBadGirl, Dangerous Lily and That Toy Chick for helping to get more items into the gift bags that Catalina, Rebecca and I spent the prior evening stuffing. One hundred gift bags takes up a lot of room, let me tell you. They made sure we got the last of the goodies into those bags and handed them all out for us in record time. 100 gift bags were gone in less than twenty minutes. Thank you, ladies, for making the trip, BBG all the way from the west coast, and sharing our special night with us.
Thanks to the amazing, sexy Jezebel Express for her help with the raffle. Jezebel’s unique brand of crowd control should be patented…when the crowd gets wild show them your ass! Thanks, Jez, I only wish I had actually seen the burlesque acts. From the crowd’s reaction, I’d say Weirdee Girl, The Luvely Rae, Darlinda Just Darlinda and of course, Jezebel, did a spectacular job. I need a private show, ladies! Thank you all so very much.
Thanks also have to go out to Desiree and Mariella who came early and helped set up, stuffed bags and generally helped to make order out of chaos. Mariella wheeled the FYN’s Rolling Toy Trunk, generously donated by Vera, which was stuffed with goodie bags from the hotel to the White Rabbit, carefully navigating her way through the streets of the LES.
Match was a huge help. Not only was he a sponsor on our calendar, he was also responsible for that lovely shower photo idea that got our pre-party started and then he got some awesome photos of Diva’s cleavage. He helped throughout the night whenever we needed him whether it was tightening our corsets, stuffing goody bags or schlepping boxes to and from the White Rabbit and even made sure the Impatient NYC cab driver didn’t take off without Diva. Thank you, Match, for all that and helping make both our pre-party and after-party so much fun.
To Jessica of Vergenza who was one of our first supporters and we were so happy that she was able to share our special night with us looking adorable as ever in her cute but oh so sexy outfit.
Thanks to the Thompson LES Hotel for making our stay there really wonderful. They gave us some great rates and extended the same rates to our sponsors. They safely held onto our many boxes and deliveries and even supplied us with a helpful bellman and a luggage cart to get all those boxes over to the White Rabbit. The staff at the Thompson always had a smile for us, got us the best cheese platter I have ever had and removed the erroneous charge for the Kiki DM intimacy kit (as if we needed MORE sex toys when we had not only boxes of some of the most stellar toys on the planet but also the creative genius behind Njoy toys, our main sponsor, the generous and wonderful Greg Delong, and all his crew, Chris, Jason and Dee) that was missing from the second room we got when we realized we needed much more space.
Thanks to Axe who gladly offered his services to us that night. Without him working so hard selling raffle tickets and delivering the prizes for us our raffle would not have been the success it was. We already have you on the list for next year.
The lovely Gem, who we found online and generously worked her hair and make-up magic on Diva, Elizabeth and me for the party and under the crazy pre-party conditions in our hotel suite. Gem is truly a gem.
Natt Nightly for those badly needed foot massages after standing all night long in our sexy high heel shoes. Don’t be surprised if Diva takes off her shoes next time you see her.
Thanks to our amazing photographer and friend Stacie Joy who along with her friend Norman Blake captured some of the most memorable moments of the evening.
Thank you to all our sponsors who donated prizes for our raffle and gift bags and to those of you who also attended our party.
A special thanks to Njoy who not only paid for the printing of our calendars but then personally delivered them along with the raffle’s grand prize – The Njoy Eleven.
A final thank you for all of the people who attended our party helping so generously to support Sex Work Awareness and making the night a huge success.
We would now like to share some of our good fortune and sponsor love with all of you. The first 50 people who order a calendar will receive Level Two memberships to CrashPadSeries.com valid for the entire month of December courtesy of Pink & White Productions.