Sunday, April 1, 2007

Relief! (Bits and Pieces)

...I woke up with the sun in my face and a cat by my legs, finally feeling better! Husband brought breakfast in bed, bacon, eggs, cut-up berries, and I feel ready to attack. Yes, Gentle Readers, it's time to plan my summit of Mount Laundry! Trek through the Wastelands of Overdue Contracting! And generally get through a long list of slightly-overdue-but-fortunately-not-urgent things that have been gently shoved to the side while I enjoyed the opportunity to take a few sick days. Oddly, I always get more done when I'm busy...

...Had a lovely chat with Lover, left the house, drove to the shopping center and sat in the car while the rain gently pattered on the windshield. It was raining where he was, too. So nice to actually be alone, not surrounded by co-workers and hangers-on and busyness and just be able to waste long distance daytime minutes on nothing in particular. We tentatively planned a meeting and I...can't...wait...

...I've decided to shelve the whoring for a bit - I have one date coming up in May with the guy who wants me to really like him, and it's a nicer operation all around - an overnight, flight, nice hotel, and I'm hopefully walking with an amount of money I'm pleased with. I spent some time yesterday browsing pricy hotels in his city, and was pleased to find a four-star on Hotwire that I think will work nicely - it's a bit of an art, looking on Expedia and then matching up the amenities, location and number of stars to guess what Hotwire's going to give you. I can usually nail the Small Mid-Atlantic City Sheraton every time...

...Meanwhile, I've been reading "sophisticated travel companion" blogs and sites and thinking, well, maybe I'll put up a site with some nice pictures and an outrageous price, and if I see one guy every six months, fantastic, that'll do. I've definitely fucked my last fat old white guy...

...Also meanwhile, I'm debating stopping reading the whoreboards altogether - there's too much spite and ickiness. Why bring negative energy into my life when I don't have to? And it sure is a waste of time I could be spending doing other, nicer things. Now I just have to rein in my curiousity...

10 comments:

gentlereaderofthemuse said...

I'm willing to bet that that "sophisticated travel companions" still fuck "fat old white guys." They may be a little less fat and a little more refined, but a pig in a dress.......

Just save a quicky in a seedy Midwestern motel for me.

Mandy said...

I can do old and white. I'm not doing fat any more. I'm also not doing anyone who doesn't want to have dinner - on the clock - first. I'm not doing anyone in a Comfort Inn. I'm not doing anyone who doesn't value at least some conversation as part of our time, or who I don't find pretty fascinating. For what I'm going to charge, they deserve my genuine interest. I'm probably also going to tell them a lot more about the real me, and they'll be worthy of that, too.

On a strangely comforting note, I emailed an out of town escort who posted on my local whoreboard that the clientele on the board was definitely lower than her price range, and she told me a bit about how to find a better class of client. We do have several professional sports teams...

So I'm not sure what's going to happen yet - but I'm pretty sure it's going to involve very, very few clients who meet my standards and yet want to see a non-Barbie over 30. That said, the ones who work out will probably be pretty neat. And it will only take one of them every six months to subsidize my life.

(Gosh I hope it works)

Al Laddin said...

That's good news, and a relief to many of us. We love you too much to think about losing you.

A. Reader, Esq. said...

You could start with an Auction. Have admirers submit a proposal with their idea of what an evening would entail along with their offer.

Ah. A quarterly auction set in a different locale with a different theme each time. Could be fun. ;)

Afterall. Why be conventional. There's an abundance of that around.



A. Reader, Esq.

Francesca said...

The fishing is great for the clients you want in my neck of the woods for the next few weeks... Many of them are going to arrive in their own planes...I support your decision to be more selective and exclusive.. You are worth it! You are creative, beautiful, and intelligent. The rich clients I used to cater to in a former career. The one whose customer base is creating the feast of clients over the course of the next few weeks. They would be putty in your hands and would pay any price. You wouldn't believe the money I used to get offered..I was not even in the hobby.. I am glad your feeling better..

Mandy said...

Wow, Tennessee Williams sure had it right about the kindness of strangers! Thanks, all for the support :) Francesca, I'm glad to hear about the fishing!

You know, the auction idea strikes me as neat - what if I put together a package that included a neat locale, a fun hotel, and nifty times? Maybe gentlemen would enjoy buying something prepackaged that they didn't have to plan. Now I have all kinds of fun ideas...

A. Reader, Esq. said...

Auctions are fairly versatile.

You could check the English Courtesan blog under the "Auctions" category if you like.


Good luck.


A. Reader, Esq.

Tom Paine said...

eBay for the frisky?

I think the general sigh of relief at hearing you're getting out of the low-rent chippy biz should almost be a roar by now.

When the little man on your shoulder asks questions you don't have the answer for, it means you need to listen and think. The reservations you've felt about this biz (including their inability to pay you what you feel you're worth) means it's time to move on.

You've got enough material for a book, so start looking for an agent.

Gillette said...

You'll do great, Mandy. I was going to suggest you check out Livvy's site, re: auctions but the esquire did so. She's doing well with them.

We're rooting for you and know you'll find what works for you. I had to take a long break before being able to continue. That Comfort Inn whoring gets to a thinking gal.

dexplorer said...

You go girl!!

I'm been urging you to go more selective and upscale for months....cause you're so obviously worth it.

Well, ok, it was only since yesterday night, when I began devouring your blog start to finish, and commenting all over the place on old posts, perhaps ridiculously. BUT it was months ago in your blog time, as I progressed through it. Starting January 19. And then on Jan 30 I recommended that pretty decent Catalina Larranaga movie “Word of Mouth” as inspiration for doing upscale in a way that might appeal to you. Check her upscale French cut chestnut hair style too.
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I guess the problem is what your local travel market near a smaller Midwestern city will bear, right? So that’s where the travel escort idea comes in.