January 17th, 2004

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Party wrapup...

Last night was interesting. Next time, I definitely need to have a few tweaks and changes in place beforehand so that I can sit back and relax more.

It's hard to explain the party. Great food, great drinks, great people, and although we had a lot of people over, there was also a lot of space for everyone, as we had a lot of private retreats available for people... and in the private retreats, anything goes/went.

Which is to say, I guess in retrospect I threw what, given my friends and aquaintances, amounted to a sex party, but at the same time, I'm not sure it was a sex party, really. Instead, it was a party which made allowances for sex (and dancing, and cuddling, and talking...) to happen.

You see, over the years I have had numerous parties where someone felt the need to go somewhere --anywhere-- secluded to have sex. I've also had ones which spontaneously erupted into an unplanned orgiastic happening... the kind where someone inevitably wakes up the next morning and starts asking questions like "What does this mean??!" Compared to the relative awkwardness and inconvenience of those two options, providing a private, secluded place where adults can be adults and make adult decisions and express themselves consentually as adults seems to make a lot more sense. What goes on behind the curtain stays behind the curtain, as they say.

The nudity in the hot tub and private spaces was seperated from the rest of the party by design, and the sounds of sex were generally so remote from the main part of the party and masked by music that it wasn't any big deal. Things were clean, sane, happy and comfortable, and there was a nice vibe. Some people danced themselves silly, some chatted, some cuddled, and some emurged from dark rooms with very big grins on their faces.

What did those of you who were guests think? Feedback anyone?!

hopeforyou said:
"d00d. That was some party. I can't remember the last time I was up this late for a good reason."

Lost and found:
Red shirt - >s>lost.</s> found!
Grey beret - found.
Samsung cellphone battery - found.
Beaded earring bits - found.
Blue thong - found.

If any of this stuff belongs to you, let me know. If you can't get it at a Tea & Sympathy, we could always drop stuff by a Port & Sunset event.

The only problem I have is that everyone brought all sorts of food and drink, so I think I have as much (if not more...) of practically everything than when I started. The fridge is packed!

So, anyone up for a party?! ;->
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A definition for what I do!

Stanford Business School has a definition for what it is I like to do. I'm a social entrepreneur. Or at least, that is what I generally find myself gravitating towards in life.

"Many governmental and philanthropic efforts have fallen far short of our expectations. Major social sector institutions are often viewed as inefficient, ineffective, and unresponsive. Social entrepreneurs are needed to develop new models for a new century."

That's nice, if perhaps a bit limiting, as I think that "for profit" businesses can learn a lot from the "not for profit" ethos. Some of the most successful businesses in the world are based on "giving things away", in part because nothing is more viral than free. If you can combine that which can be given away for free with a valid business model, then you've really got a product with some serious potential for growth.
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Pick my DVDs for me!

I have Netflix right now, but really can't be bothered to look through it as I can't think of anything to order off the top of my head. Still, it would be a shame to let my Netflix account go to waste, so I'm giving the job of selecting my DVDs to all of you!

If you know of anything out there worth seeing which I might not have seen, enter it in the box below to see if Netflix has it...
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Leave a comment with any DVD recomendations that you think I should see. Multiple recommendations very much appreciated. Extra brownie points for obscure recomendations!