Some of you might know that one of my personal goals is to never, ever stop learning (this is why I sometimes need to schedule dates around classes I’m taking, even though I’ve finished school). And some of you might also know that I love local history, especially the history of the “adult professions” in […]
I came home a couple weeks ago (I know, I know, I’m really behind on blogging) to find these gifts had arrived in the mail. Upon closer inspection, I discovered that they were from an incredibly sweet client I’ve been corresponding with.
It warms my heart that my clients are thinking of me, and that you think highly enough of me to take time out of your day to bring happiness into mine. Thank you so much, all of you, for the gifts, for the time, and for your presence in my life.
Yesterday I made my recorded my first video blog post! And I opened the mystery golden rectangle to reveal…well, I guess you’ll just have to watch the video. It’s SFW (Safe For Work), though I know some of you would probably prefer otherwise, haha. But I’m an escort, not a porn star…though, when it comes to future careers, I guess I wouldn’t totally rule that one out…
Ok, so which one of y’all gave me The Plague? Just kidding. I know which one of you it was. Thank you! And, while I appreciate your aversion to snobbishness, I can assure you that, unless you had used subject pronouns as object pronouns (or committed an equally terrible offense), I wouldn’t have judged you […]
I received a gift (again, a surprise!) from one of my now-favorite (we’ve met twice since) clients the other day: It’s Luigi-Serafini’s Codex Seraphinianus. I had it on my Amazon Wishlist for a while, but I never expected anyone to actually choose this, of all things! I’m so glad he did, though. I think it […]
We’re already 11 days into the new year, and it looks to be a good one from here. I’ve already traveled to visit friends (with another trip in the works), met some really cool new people, and reconnected with a few old friends. Annnndddd…I’ve made my New Year’s resolutions!! My Resolutions for 2014: Come up […]
I had the sweetest client the other night. After emailing back and forth a few times over the past couple months, we finally met…and he had something of a surprise waiting for me… First I saw this, and I didn’t think anything of it… …and then I saw this: He decorated his room at Le […]
Yesterday at the gym, I pulled out my trusty New Yorker, turned immediately to the short fiction for this week, and began reading Tessa Hadley’s short story “Valentine.” I really enjoyed it–so much so that I ended up losing track of time and putting in an extra-long workout, and then I went home and read […]
Emails from my favorite clients ;) The scent of Night-Blooming Jasmine. A trip to the park with my dog to enjoy the lovely weather. It was warm enough to wear a tank top! Riding my bike in the French Quarter through crowds of happy, ridiculously-dressed drunk people celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. This video. Even monkeys […]
This is one of my favorite quotes, and it just occurred to me to put it here: “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult to each other?” — George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Middlemarch I’ve always loved this quote, and I try to keep it in the front […]
Last year I made a few New Year’s resolutions, and I’m pretty proud to report that I actually kept them!
I’ve been thinking of doing this for a while. I occasionally receive gifts and/or flattering emails from readers of my blog. Some are potential or former clients; some are simply folks who either stumbled upon my site accidentally while perusing other sites or found it while searching for tell-all blogs full of racy stories written […]
Well, this past week has been pretty surprising. Let’s review, shall we? First off, I got an email from a woman whose partner had sent her the link to my blog. The subject line reads: “Add me to the fan club!” (I ain’t too proud to admit that flattery will get you everywhere.) Turns out […]
A while back I met with a gentleman, and one of the topics that came up in conversation was New Orleans’s “sordid” history–namely, the period from 1897-1917 when the city set up Storyville, a red light district where prostitution was legal.
I’m going to write a real blog entry soon, but just for the heck of it, I made a Goodreads profile and rated some of the books I’ve read (and marked several that I want to read). If you’re interested, you can add me if you have an account. My Profile on GoodReads: http://www.goodreads.com/Annie_Calhoun (I also […]
So, I’m a pretty lucky girl. My job provides me with opportunities to meet some really interesting, surprising people. Well, maybe they’re not inherently surprising (they’re probably a better judge of that than I am), but I’m continually surprised by them. There’s nothing like meeting up with someone for the first time–you know, when you’re not […]
Look what came in the mail today!!! It’s my new Bellocq book! I’ve wanted to get my hands on this book (and that girl’s stockings!) for so long. I remember the first time I saw these images. I was taking a Sophomore level Louisiana History course in college–a course for which I had to memorize […]