A Short Post

This will not be a long blog.

This weekend is the 15th anniversary of the Louisville munch and our kick off fundraiser for the community center, Fringe Elements.

I did not pursue the position at all, but was asked to take the position of Executive Director for this.  I took on the role, and we have been working on it for six months now.

Three of us started out, then we added one, then another, and now another, so now there are six.

Tomorrow, we have to set up for the fundraiser on Saturday.

We will have play furniture and carnival games and vendors and a bake sale.

I have gone through prizes tonight, sorted and assessed.

We’ve ordered t-shirts.

We’ve arranged for the venue.

I’ve arranged for equipment, and bodies for set up.

And, of course, fielded complaints that things are not free, that they cost money, that clearly, while everyone WANTS a community center, yes, but you mean it might actually cost money to have a brick and mortar place to call home?


I will be very glad to see Sunday morning.

When it was the five year anniversary of the munch, we had a big party.  I was terrified it would be raining or snowing, because the only way the place would work was if we could use the outside terrace, too, and if it wasn’t available, what the fuck was I going to do?  It was a beautiful, clear night, thankfully, and 160 people showed up.

When it was the ten year, I was tired of being the host, ready to be done, ready to take a break.  It was a good party, lots of people, and despite my single request for the night that someone take pictures, there are perhaps five from the whole night that are not just BAD blurry pictures.  I believe I am in one and you might be able to possibly identify me.  Maybe.  I have no idea how many were there, probably at least 125-150.

Now we’re looking at 15 years and I mostly just want to be through with it so I can have some of my life back, rather than endless texts and emails and concerns and questions and logistics and everything else.

So, I think I should get some sleep and the world will, one hopes, seem brighter tomorrow.  Perhaps I will be reminded by then why I agreed to do this.

Even if I’m not, it’s still got to be done.

About MsConstanceExplains

Ms Constance has been actively involved in the BDSM/Leather community since the mid-1990’s. She is the Founder of the Louisville Munch as well as its hostess for ten years, from 1997 to 2007, and was christened as “Louisville’s First Lady” by her community. As a member of various BDSM/Leather organizations, she has been nominated for Pantheon Woman of the Year as well as regional awards, and has been nominated with her slave, drew, for Pantheon Couple of the Year. She serves as Special Events Director for the Great Lakes Leather Alliance. She produces the Bluegrass Leather Pride Contest, sending contestants to Great Lakes Leather Weekend, and was Presenters Committee Chair for Leather Leadership Conference 2010 Great Lakes/Ontario. She has produced and judged Leather events and contests, been instrumental in the organization and creation of various groups and clubs, advised and encouraged other communities and endeavors, and produced a performance by a BDSM comedian. Groups around the country use her writings in information and introductory packets, and she is an occasional columnist as well. She and slave drew hold the titles of Great Lakes Master and slave 2003.

Posted on October 3, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. Good luck with your event, as you say by Sunday morning it will be done and you’ll have your life back.

  2. now see, Ms. Constance, I see the error right there in your post…(grinning)….you “requested” rather than “ordered” pictures… 🙂

    I hope the event goes off awesomely…and yes, making the people understand that it takes good green money to put brick and mortar together, that homes, even for pervies, do NOT come for free…is verrry difficult in this day and age of entitlement thinking.

    I know I’ll be sending along a donation (likely next month as my wallet took a hit from my unexpected surgery this week)…even though i may only get there once more in my lifetime. I think the idea is fabulous and I’ll do all I can to lend support.



    • Thank you, nilla. It’s an odd position in which to have found oneself, kind of like the woman who is looking forward to the last teenager going off and finding herself pregnant, wondering why the hell she thought doing all this all over again was ever a good idea.

  3. Hoping the world seems brighter this morning!

    @’nilla ~ Um, in Ms. Constance’s world, her request IS considered an order. {giggles…}


  4. I am right there with you. Every thought starts After Saturday…

    This party will be a hit. The community center WILL come off fabuliously. And we will all survive wonderfully.

    Hang in there. Were are here to help.

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