Monday, May 3, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
The bags are packed and I am out the door. I wanted to make sure I said thank you to our community before I left. The outpouring of support has been mind boggling. From the 50/50's to the Philadelphia Leather Pride Night drawing.... snow angel pics to an amazing send off. I feel the love my friends... I feel the love. The raffle winner was pulled on Saturday night at the Adobe by Stern while surrounded by friends. The winner is Leah out of NYC and a long time member of LSM. She has been notified and will be coming to PLPN to feel the love in OUR city. I wanted to do a quick shout out to the following for helping me along the way.... Thomas with the Black Phoenix Blonde for sacrificing her hinny Stern and Miss James for EVERYTHING that you do Steve, tami and the NDDs - Bootcamp - MAsT: Wilmington DE groups Lady Meri and Life in Nassau Boyd Amy and the Triad Munch for amazing fundraising Charles and Passion Thorne for the paddle raffle skinny nick for believing in everything that I do Shy Butch for getting word out about the snow angel fundraiser (hide the pics) Mitch and Mary love you guys To the 27 women who wrote original stories for my IMsL auction basket as well as Miss James again for doing the most amazing custom book binding. The Bike Stop for welcoming our community Brian Dottie and NeedlePlay designs for helping me every step of the way and putting the hot... back in hotwear Kali with Passional Boutique Northbound Leather for their sponsorship and amazing leather work. The women who helped me prepare for this next step. I am quite humbled to have each of you trust that I will be a good representative of our women's leather community. Khiki and jez for just... just... wow... there aren't words that can express my thank you enough. There are a ton of other people I could thank.... To everyone that showed up to the Friends in Low Places send off party and last but not least.... to my girl for helping me see what you see in me... I am very happy that you will be joining me in California. Thank you all for believing in me once again. I hope to make each of you proud. Cowboi Jen Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman 2009 Producer Philadelphia Leather Pride Night 2010 but most of all your friend
Saturday, March 13, 2010
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
What a weekend. I had no idea if I was even going to make it to Dallas with the storm that was slamming Philly last Thursday. I was on one of the last flights outta there and it was a puddle jumper just to get me to Washington DC then onto Dallas. I have flown well over 200,000 miles in my lifetime and I found it hard to believe that I was never on a plane that was being deiced. The spray hit my window and I just looked on. This was going to be an adventure. The blizzard was starting to hit and I just held my breath praying the flight didn't get canceled last minute. We finally took off and it was a EEE ticket ride with the winds. When we landed in DC I was quite shocked, the sun was shining and the birds singing. After a couple hour layover off I went to Dallas! Easy flight, easy shuttle to the host hotel, easy check in.... it was a good day!
My role at SPLF was unique. Though I had a full weekend package I had stepped forward to be the handler for our Northeast Master and slave team who were competing that weekend. Master Steve and slave tami are 2 of the most honorable people I know. They housed me for the weekend and in return I was at their beck and call. They barely used me and I stayed out of the way as much as I could. Saturday morning I went to get them breakfast at the hotel restaurant. Instead of box's I had a full serving tray filled with plates, utensils, etc... as I was carrying it thru the hotel the looks were priceless. In a land far far away I used to be a waitress and very few are aware that I was owned property at one point. What I learned I carry with me thru life!
During the course of the weekend I met some amazing women and rekindled friendships. With my running for IMsL I was excited to spend some time with Lady Fae and Gabrielle. I was able to ask them about their experiences as IMsL and their answers were everything I expected and more. Lamalani and Pony were also present and just as enlightening. I also got to spend some quality time with 2 of my classmates, Cathy and Lady Minx. Minx was a gem and with Syr Evan took me out for a night on the town at the Dallas Eagle where we hooked up with Gypsey while Cathy pulled together a gathering of IMsL women. I can't wait to spend more time with them!
Throughout the weekend I was there every step of the way for Steve and tami. I am not a judge on this track but what I saw I really liked. They are a genuine couple...about as real as you get. I am proud to be on so many board of directors with them. Their story is very touching. I have known them for years and they speak truely from their hearts. The pop questions were perfect for them with whitty answers. I was holding my breath.....
When they announced the winners... Master Obsidian and slave namaste from the Southwest region the audience roared. They were on fire all weekend and will be amazing representatives for our community. I was able to talk to them for a short bit during the weekend and look forward to seeing them around the country.
My friends... my family made us all proud. I don't think they could have done anything different. They are winners in my book and our region has won also. We do not lose them to the community at large... we get to be greedy!
All in all what a weekend. Master Jim, Cougar, slave marsha.. thank you for all that you do. Celeste your skills are amazing, Master Larry.. rock on...rock on!
I walked away from the weekend with amazing friends, a weekend at Leather Reign in Seattle and a question of why I had never attended South Plains before.
I will not make that mistake again.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
This winter is flying by. I am just now coming down from my high in November. My schedule is not as bad as usual and I have found time at home to take care of my local community. The other week was Marvelous Masquerade. It was a women's party at the Playhouse benefiting the next Mid-Atlantic Leather Woman who will be chosen at the CLAP weekend end of March. (Chesapeake Leather and Pride) Marvelous Mayhem is an amazing company and they have donated a custom vest to the next title holder. I can not thank them enough for supporting our community!
After PLPN I went back to Canada for a long weekend for rodeo convention. 18 years now I've been a competing member and like to stay on top of rule changes and always being around friends. I am finding it easier to get around Toronto. What a great city. Greater yet is Northbound Leather. I am officially a Northbound Slut as more then half of my leathers have their name on it. This trip in particular was meaningful. I was having a custom title vest made. It is a piece of art and it literally changed the way I stand. My friends also think I've grown an inch or two. Pride can be a great thing and with the success of my title year fundraiser I feel I have earned the right to wear a piece like this one. I have made what is hopefully lifelong friends and a company that I am proud to be affiliated with.
The rest of November flew by ending with Santa Saturday, a fundraiser that is 35 years strong hosted by the Bucks MC. Other events were Nov 21st - Leather Day of Caring at the Bike Stop - remembering Mr Marcus, that night was Diabolique where thousands of dollars was raised for the Leather Heart Foundation, and Nov 29th Just Play in Baltimore.
In December I gave up most of my holidays and free time to catch up on some bills. 92 hours overtime between Thansgiving and Christmas. The only event I ventured out too was 12 Days Produced by Hooker & Boys in Baltimore Maryland. I have tried going to 12 Days in the past but I was always pulled somewhere else. This year I was not going to miss it and I was thrilled to be there!
January was MAL weekend in Washington DC. This is just an amazing event and I liked the new location for the leather cocktails especially since its the same venue that the rodeo used for its host hotel. I was home! The women's play party on Saturday night rocked. I rarely get to go out and play and I took advantage of the situation. Kid in a candy store and yes... I was a pig. 3 totally different scenes from Topping to bottoming to a hot sexy bootblack...yummmm. My mind and soul were flying all over the place and I was quite confused on the drop. It was good to be in women's space again like that and it opened me up to want more more more.
February was my last play party/fundraiser for my title year. I normally am the one sitting in the social area making sure everyone else is having a good time forgetting about myself. This time was different. Cowboi got greedy. I had a special guest for the weekend and we took advantage of every single second that we could. I am still in awe that she, who could have anybody, hopped on a plane to spend time with me.. and let me tell you.. she had me in many many many ways...grins. One of my friends played the Cowboi stunt double for the night and for that I will forever be grateful. It doesn't even hit me that my friends need to see me having fun too. Yes I take things seriously but since November I am much more relaxed. For years I have felt like I had to earn every little thing in my life. I'm there and though I will always continue being me I am a much happier me and have found a level of self peace that I have never felt before.
Now I leave for Dallas in 4 days to South Plains Leatherfest to support Master Steve and slave tami our Northeast Master/slave team as they compete for their International title. It is my first time at South Plains and I am VERY excited. I am looking forward to attending many of the M/s track class's. When I get home from there I actually will be home for an entire month (exception being teaching in Long Island NY for Life in Nassau). That month will give me time to finish getting ready for IMsL. My step down is March 27th then 2 weeks later off to San Francisco. The time inbetween will be spent at home resting and keeping myself as health as possible. I have learned that stress can get me sick so I will have none of it and there are dozens of friends that will tie me down if necessary. That I need as well as a good kick in the ass sometimes.