Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Stripathon!

I finally found a charity event I could really get behind. No running, no selling pink stuff.

It was an all day stripathon at the local girly club. Exotic dancers are amazing people! They all donated their time and shows to support a local family with a two year old son who is fighting Leukemia.


I donated this painting which brought in $210 for the family! Woohoo! I was a little scared there for a bit when my artwork was under the dim yellow lights of the strip club and the only ones there to bid were drunk adolescent boys (legally they were men).

Fortunately the MC and the organizer of the event began a bidding war over it. In the end the organizer won it which was great because she was so in love with it.

So, exotic dancers and the Cheesecake Burlesque troupe did shows all day. To see their page click here. Watch the little video in the bottom right corner to get an idea of what the event was like.

It was an absolute hoot. I'm going to make this my main fundraiser and help out more!

It was pretty funny though that it was my first time at a strip club! My virgin eyes have now seen things that cannot be unseen. Like flaming nipples. Wow. How the hell do you even do that? And I'm REALLY glad I didn't sit at the table down at the stage. I would have had an up close and personal gynecological anatomy lesson.

I had a few drinks, chatted to the mother of the child they were raising money for and stayed until one am. It eventually occurred to me, last year I wouldn't have been allowed into a strip club because of my low immune system. Two thumbs up for new experiences!

It was without a doubt, the best fund raising event I've ever been to!

11 comments:

Susan C said...

Love it all - the painting, the fund raiser, the strippers and new experiences.

It's great to find a cause you can get behind (without revealing your own behind).

Anonymous said...

In a strip club? How cool is That!
The Flaming Nipples (almost sounds like the name of a band) I would also like to see.
Personal gynecological lessons , haha. For a woman certainly not as interesting as for a man ;o).

Beautiful painting. For this painting I would have bid (if I would be there).



Jens.

Real Diva Designs said...

Let me know next time I would love to donate a painting..great cause

Anonymous said...

Half a year ago, I asked the bone marrow registry, in which I am registered, to check how are doing my BM-Twin (anonymous of course).
And today, a year after the donation, the Canadians have finally decided to respond (which they are not obliged to).
I received a very good message.

My BM-twin is no longer in the hospital and she is doing well.

Yesss!
And that, sweet lady, that's the way how we do this! Jawoll.
Now I'm chuffed to bits.

Jens.

BaldyLocks said...

Wow, Jens, that is the best news I've heard in ages! Congratulations!

I bet there can't be a better feeling than saving someone's life?

A round of applause for Jens!

Anonymous said...

Good feeling. But the applause is for my BM-Twin. Whoever she is.
I hope she makes it as good as you.


Jens.

BaldyLocks said...

A second chance at life is the best gift in the world. I'm sure she is more grateful to you then you could ever imagine.

Anonymous said...

On youtube search for:
Peter Fox alles neu

Thats how I'm feeling now.

Jens.

BaldyLocks said...

I just watched the video. I also found a translation for it. What a powerful song!

Kairol Rosenthal said...

When I lived in San Francisco, I remember a fundraiser that was a masturbation-a-thon - you got pledges for how many hours you stayed in bed masturbating. What is could be more fun than that?

Kairol

Blog: Everythingchangesbook.com

BaldyLocks said...

Well that sure beats my stripathon.

Literally.