Saturday, December 31, 2011
i went to Kenya & Tanzania for an entire month.
while i was there, i managed to summit Kili, the highest point in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world.
i made a trip to Haiti, and immediately knew it would not be my last..
and in between all that, i got a ton of work done. i shot some awesome movies, Horizon, Rocki Whore, The Countdown, Craving 2, & Sexy, just to name a few. i created a line of instructional DVDs called jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex. i'm still hosting "IN BED with jessica drake" on Sirius/XM 102. I did a few shows for my favorite TV channel, G4- have you seen me host Sexpo Melbourne?? it was SO much fun!
i also traveled all over the US doing dance bookings and appearances, meeting as many of you face to face as i possibly could. i logged lots of frequent flyer miles, much to the dismay of my co-host for my PODCAST i've been doing called the STFU Show. (sorry, Rick!) many new developments happening with that, as well...
i just did so many totally different, diverse things. yeah, i worked my ass off, especially the past two months where i was sleeping 3-5 hours a night. yes, i really got homesick, and i admit, i even got a little stressed out...but every single minute was such an amazing experience and it was all so worth it.
i am so grateful for every opportunity i had in 2011 and everything i have seen- the good AND the bad...and each and every person i met. i felt myself growing and changing more this year than i ever expected.
each and every one of you played a part in my 2011, and thank you for that.
here's to an even better 2012.
ya'll know i don't really believe in "resolutions", but you'll get another blog in a few days with what i'll call goals.
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
our friends and co-workers Marcia and Jay lost their home and a beloved pet last friday...the timing couldn't be any worse- with the holidays coming up-so we've created this Chip In to help them out with the necessities. please, if you have anything to give- whether it's $5 or $500, please pitch in and help them out.
thank you very much.
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
here it is, December already. it's about time that i have a day off, except i just got home from shooting a 3 day movie, and at 4am i'm heading to Savannah, Georgia. speaking of, here's where you'll be able to find me, if you're so inclined:
Sunset Novelties (an adult store)
10419 Abercorn Street
121 W. Congress St.
in the past few weeks, i've been all over, and i'm really enjoying being able to meet so many of you up close and personal. if you do happen to see me at an appearance, mention that you read the blog, or listen to my radio show or podcast. there may be something in it for ya. ; )
i'm all packed & i'm about to do an STFU show podcast for you- listen HERE!
Thursday, November 24, 2011
I guess thanksgiving snuck up on me this year... I didn't think being in another country would bother me in the least. I always work in my birthdays & holidays don't bug me. Maybe it's because I've been gone so much lately, or maybe it was being alone in Africa for a month, or working in Haiti right before I came here...but I miss home. It's sad, but it also makes me a little mad. I'm a tough guy. I rarely "miss" anything, lol.
But it also makes me realize just how much I have to be thankful for. Firstly, I have a (gorgeous) place to live, food to eat, clean water, & medical care. In the past year I've seen people that lack the most basic things, but I'm blessed to have lots more than that. I have people to love, Big to cuddle, and an amazing job that allows me to follow my dreams anywhere I want to go... AND I have you guys, who I love & appreciate.
So I'm going to stop being sad & I'm going to finish this coffee, have a hot shower, & get ready for another awesome day at Sexpo shooting for G4 & meeting as many of you as possible.
Eat some turkey for me, & be thankful for all you have.
Sent from my iPhone
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
I know it's been awhile & you're not getting enough updates. I'm CRAZY busy. This is the first time I've had a chance to catch my breath & sit down and write- and as I type this, it's about 7am in Australia, but it's the 17th here. I'm still on the plane, but as soon as I get wifi, my phone will send out a bazillion emails & this blog entry.
I'm a little homesick. After coming back from Haiti, I was in heaven. I got to see my people, got to cuddle with Big, take hot showers, and sleep in my own bed, but I also had to finish packing & getting ready for this awesome trip I'm taking. And it's gonna be amazing!
I'm hosting a TV show for G4, & we'll be all over- even in Mildura- doing all sorts of really cool stuff. I don't want to give anything away, but I'll just say I am SO excited to be flying in an Aerochute! But that's nowhere near all... I'll be appearing at Sexpo, I'm doing a magazine shoot, a bookstore signing, AND I'm doing a very special one night, one show only at the Melbourne Spearmint Rhino!
I'm going to be so busy. I will be here for thanksgiving, though, and that makes me a little sad. Every year for as long as I can remember, I've made a huge turkey dinner & fed people who are special to me...but I guess I'll do that sometime in late December, because I'm on the go till then.
I'll make sure to get you guys lots of pics & updates, & I'll check in on twitter when I can.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Not so good about getting up at 3am, but hey, it's a small price to pay...
Monday, November 7, 2011
Saturday, November 5, 2011
Not saying where yet, but I'm sure you'll figure it out. This time it's only for a week, due to some instability in the conditions. Obviously right now I'm thrilled. Stoked. EXCITED!!
I'm also feeling really lucky I was chosen for this trip, I was on the waiting list awhile.
And, if I had to guess, something there will shatter my heart into a billion little pieces, but I'll be better for the experience & promptly fall in love with the place.
Let's kick this off with a "before" picture.
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Nov 3, Thursday
7-8pm LDU seminar "All About Oral"
8-10pm store signing
1144 Alum Creek Dr
Afterhours Party at the Ugly Tuna Saloona
1546 N High Street
Nov 4, Friday
2-4pm store signing
9021 Lancaster Rd.
7-9pm store signing
4375 Roberts Rd
A special one night, one show only special DANCE BOOKING at:
5411 Bethel Sawmill Center
plenty of chances for you to meet me, take pics with me, get free stuff, win contests, get even closer, and who knows... if you're brave enough, get a world-famous lap dance. or five.
see you soon!
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Friday, October 21, 2011
i was looking at my crazy calendar today as i locked myself in my office to work and practically duct taped myself into my chair, and i thought to myself how truly lucky i am and how much i love you guys.
you guys are the reason for my career, for my awards, for my appearances, for my website, twitter, podcast, radio show, my dancing, hell, even this blog.
you guys are also the reason i originally started traveling- first i was booked on little dance gigs where no one really knew who i was and i didn't even have a roadie or a bodyguard. then it was conventions just in the US, where i got to do the touristy sightseeing that i had never really done before. that progressed to adult bookstore signings when i had lots of Wicked movies and people started getting to know me...and then i started earning some serious frequent flier miles traveling to countries i would have never seen, if it wasn't for you guys.
this is my THANK YOU to you, if i've never said it before.
thank you for BUYING my Wicked movies instead of downloading them, thank you for joining Wicked's website and mine too. thank you for standing in line to meet me and take pics with me, even when the line is long. thank you for being a true collector and bringing me all of my DVDs and magazines to sign at shows. thank you for wanting pictures with me, and i love feeling your heart pound when i stand so close. ; )
thank you for supporting me as a writer and a director too. though i'm nowhere near done having sex on camera, thank you for believing that i'm so much more than that.
and finally, thank you for supporting all the causes that are so important to me. every year, you guys help me with the LA AIDS Walk, my food drive, and other charities and benefits.
ya'll are awesome, and i love ya!
there are lots of new things planned for the show this year, and i have a few surprises as well, so book your tickets now while there's still room!
Monday, October 17, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Thursday, October 6, 2011
she is beautiful, sweet, young, sexy, well-spoken, witty and warm.
she also has stage 4 brain cancer.
|picture "borrowed" from Raven's Tumblr|
this post tonight is not to make you feel sorry for her- she would never want that- but instead to show you how amazing she is and give you every opportunity to support her.
her site is HERE.
read her BLOG - it's a very candid glimpse into her amazing personality
this is her TWITTER.
and look, here's a WISHLIST that i LOVE to promote! (ok, the ONLY one)
if you'd like to send Raven a card-
Raven Alexis Productions
PO Box 3871
Valley Village, CA 91617
and not long ago, a company called Naughty Swag designed a T SHIRT in her honor, and they intended to donate a part of the proceeds to her for help with medical expenses...but here's what Raven said:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
and that's a good thing, because i really am...
right now i'm getting ready for my radio show- here's the info:
IN BED with jessica drake
LIVE on air today 2-3pm PST
Playboy Radio- Sirius & XM 102
today i'll be answering your awkward sex questions, so get em ready! don't be shy...
Sunday, September 18, 2011
In that movie, the girl got to be Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, The Princess who kissed the frogs, and also one of the girls who the Pied Piper chased out of town. it was very pretty, with the perfect wardrobe, and AMAZING sex. the movie did very well, everyone liked it- and the girl was very happy...even though she didn't get to do her secret "dream" scene.
|the aftermath of my favorite scene|
after shooting the final scene of the movie last night, an outside orgy beneath Humpty Dumpty's Wall, the girl drove home tired and sore, but masturbated happily ever after.
i hope you'll enjoy our dirty little fairy tales as much as i enjoyed making them for you, and soon they'll be ready to share...keep an eye on Wicked's Website & see it there first, along with all of our other movies.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Monday, September 12, 2011
time for AIDS WALK LA. last year, i reached my goal and then passed it & went on to be a Star Walker!
so how do you help? just go HERE and you'll see my personal walker page. everyone who donates will get a special thank you from yours truly.
$20 and over- get a "fan sign" emailed or tweeted to you (a pic of me w/a sign with your name)
$50 and over- get a signed movie, provided you are 18/21 years of age, whichever is the law in your area.
$100 and over- a treat box that you'll love!
if you are in the LA area, and if you are "benefactor" status (donate $1000 or more) i will take you to a special breakfast before the walk AND you will have the option of walking with me.
do something good, get a XXX treat, and remember, your donation is TAX DEDUCTIBLE too!
Sunday, September 11, 2011
i was driving to LAX to fly into JFK when i got the phone call. i drove home, pulled into my driveway, walked into my house, and sat down on the floor in front of the TV for 8 hours. no matter how many times i see those towers fall, i still feel the same.
my heart goes out to all the heroes of that day, in uniform or not, and all of the many people who lost loved ones.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
it is bone-chillingly cold.
i am in my tent, in my sleeping bag, in the pitch-black darkness. i'm wrestling for space, competing with my water bottles, camera, phone, ipod, contacts, everything that i don't want to freeze. i haven't really slept since we got into camp a few hours ago, because the altitude is so high (15,295 ft) that my heart pounds, and my arms, legs, and even face is tingling from the Diamox (the altitude meds). i begin to hear rustling outside my tent, and i know that my guide is about to come and tell me it's time to go. i check my watch. it's 11:30pm.
the porter brings me cookies and hot cocoa, but any appetite i had is gone. i shove a few cookies in my mouth and manage to swallow them by taking a gulp of the cocoa. i do this a few times.
i check and recheck all of my things...i am wearing 4 pairs of pants, plus leggings. 2 pair of socks, some amazing insulate snow boots that are comfortable but really heavy. i also have on 4 shirts, a thick fleece, and not one but TWO winter jackets, 2 hats, 2 pair of gloves, and a face mask. i have water, my poles, some pocket handwarmers- which do not work at ALL- a little trail mix, and way inside my clothing, i have my camera stashed away, as close to my body as possible, so it doesn't freeze. i put my head torch on, unzip my tent, and duck outside.
|Friday, July 22, 6:50am|
Sunday, August 28, 2011
So as y'all know, I got sick after Africa. Then I finally got better. Then I had a few days where I wasn't quite right, but nothing too bad.
Until Friday night. Then Saturday I was at the hospital. Lots more tests, lots of blood drawn, and the IV you just saw on twitter. The consensus is that I have (another) bacteria...caused from wrecking my system with all the antibiotics for my first diagnosis. And if that IS what the results show when they come back on Monday or Tuesday, the "cure" is a different kind of- you guessed it- antibiotic.
I'm not one to enjoy time off or bed rest or anything that holds me back (remember my broken foot 2 years ago?!?) but I'm grounded for the time being. Sorry I'm missing you at Exxxotica & big thanks to everyone who was there the first day. If you got pics with me or of me, tweet em to me.
going back to bed now.
Sent from my iPhone
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
i have lots going on. i'm FINALLY back to (almost) normal. not only did i pick up a strange bacteria, but yes, what i suspected was true. i had Giardia. after thinking i might die, MANY doctor/hospital visits, and being given the wrong antibiotics, i did a little research on my own, and then literally printed out the findings and took them in. once i had the right meds, things improved GREATLY. and lest you weren't paying attention the last time i said this, we should all really consider ourselves lucky for things like bacteria & parasite-free drinking water, health insurance, and modern medicine.
ladies night out at Con Rev in San Clemente went so great! awesome turnout, and i signed lots of movies...and answered a TON of sex questions. i stayed over, as you probably already saw if you follow me on twitter, and found a new favorite beach place. i went running on the beach really early as the sun was coming up, it was heaven. i want to go back and take a writing vacation there. just write, eat, beach, run, repeat.
even though i'm a girl, i hate certain girly things... one of those things is shopping. i'm getting ready for LA Exxxotica this weekend, and then a 3 day work trip right after that, so i needed to refresh my "professional" wardrobe. i spent today in downtown LA and Melrose. there's a store that i've shopped at for years mostly because i have a crush on the girl that owns/runs the place. she knows it, too...but it's funny- if we were in a bar or at an industry event or a swingers party, i'd have no problem being super smarmy & i'm sure she'd end up here at my house, having some drinks in the jacuzzi, NUDE. but in broad daylight in her store, while i'm wearing jeans and a tshirt & baseball cap, i get tongue-tied and awkward. f it, i'm putting her on my to-do list. she's sooooooo sexy.
and with everything else i have going on, i'm also writing the next instructional in my series "jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex", and this one is Female Masturbation. hopefully i'll shoot it sometime in September. i think that would be a great seminar to add to my list.
got something else REALLY exciting in the works, i just have to get permission to share it first... but here's a hint- it involves 2 of my FAVORITE things.
now that i've procrastinated enough, it's back to my script writing.
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
this stage of my climb is often broken into two parts- on one day, a hike from Barranco to Karanga, then on the next day, a hike from Karanga to Barafu Camp. naturally, we opted to do it in just one day. it would prove to be the hardest day yet.
|my climb through the valley- look closely, that's camp in the background.|
|my view from the Barranco Wall, just as i reach it's top.|
we did stop and have a snack there, long enough for me to become jealous of all the hikers that were staying there that night, and then i kept walking. many times, i'd think i was almost there, only to get to the next ridge and see the NEXT trail.
when you hike for so long and get so tired, your mind does some really interesting things. with no distractions like twitter, facebook, the radio, TV, other work, your brain starts filtering through stuff and what you think about is different than what you normally think about (if you normally think of anything, lol) i think it was sort of like meditation, just not the peaceful lying on the yoga mat kind. i started to realize how i handle things, and what i really think about certain things/people. i won't elaborate here, i'll save it for my book. KIDDING! or am i?? at ANY rate, i found myself exhausted, and i was still a good 2-3 hours out of camp...and it was so cold i wore every layer of clothing that i had in my day pack. with my fingers and toes numb, and in the end, my mind, too, i stumbled into camp on shaky legs.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
i'm on my way out the door to get some beaching in before tonight!
Friday, August 19, 2011
|i'm not robbing you, it just got REALLY cold!|
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
i'll be appearing with WICKED at LA Exxotica on August 26, 27, and 28th here in LA.
i'll post my signing times soon, but in the meantime for more info, go HERE!
and i'll also be doing 2 seminars-
Friday 6-7pm Fellatio 101
Saturday 8-9pm Intro to Anal
come out & open your...
mind. ; )
after waking up around sunrise for breakfast (probably my favorite meal of the day on the mountain) we packed up our gear, and started on our way. we'd be hiking to Shira camp, and while it was a harder day, it was also rumored to be shorter. this is also the first day my poles came out. i had never used anything to climb or hike with before, and at first felt really awkward with them...but as the day wore on, i really appreciated using them for support.
this is also when i got my first indication that perhaps my guide and i were not really on the same page. during all my research, i read and heard about how a guide is full of information, ready to talk to you about the mountain, Tanzanian history, politics, his background, whatever. they were NOT talking about my guide. he had not been rude (yet, at this point) but he spent most of his time walking ahead of me and talking to other guides and porters in Swahili. that's cool, i understand that we didn't really have that much in common, but because of that, i was really looking forward to conversation of some kind. i began to look forward to seeing other hikers on the path...only to discover that they were from other countries that didn't speak english either. hell, i had ever learned a little Swahili! but every time i got mad...i kept climbing. and climbing. all the way up the Shira Plateau, which was really tough. since the elevation changes so much, you really see completely different vegetation every day. we were climbing in the clouds, like thick white clouds, and i loved that feeling. i was at 12,595 feet, higher than airplanes when they let you use your electronic devices again. ; )
so we finally reach camp, but we are not there to stay, much to my dismay.
instead we are doing an acclimatization hike to Shira Caves. i had read the advice to "climb high, sleep low", but i was so beat i wanted to stay in my tent. they insisted i climb.
so i did. reluctantly. and in about 45 minutes, i reached the caves...which i proceeded to go into and sit down. for a good 15 minutes.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
(although i'm spending mine catching up on lots of work)
wanted to let y'all know that the STORE is up on the STFU Show site, and the first thing offered are hats, and so far, they're flying out the door! get yours today & you'll get a free gift with your order. free shipping to anywhere in the US is included, and we can autograph em if you'd like.
future products will include tshirts, mugs, & 8x10s, but if you have requests, let us know through the show email.
hopefully there will be another Kili blog up tonight!
Saturday, August 13, 2011
and now to get on with it. first, i'm sure you want to know WTF i was thinking, climbing Mount Kilimanjaro by myself.
i already had a trip planned to Kenya with an organization i volunteer for, and someone on the build had asked other team members if anyone was interested in doing the climb afterwards. i said i might be, and then i researched it a bit more seriously and got pretty excited about it. unfortunately, that guy had to drop out of the trip for personal reasons, but i already had my mind made up, so i booked it solo. i'm SURE, in retrospect, that doing it alone gave me a totally different experience...and i think it was also way more challenging this way- at least mentally.
on sunday, july 17th, i was picked up from the guesthouse in Nairobi and taken downtown, where i was put (rather unwillingly) on a shuttle bus to Tanzania. i was the only person on the bus that spoke english, save for the questionable character across from me that smelled of a dirty bar mat, oozing the stench of years of drinking cheap booze. i pretended to sleep (or be deaf) for the majority of the drive...which ended up taking about 7 hours. crossing the border actually deserves it's own blog, but i won't do that to you. ; ) let's just say that it was really straight out of a movie, with me feeling like a refugee trying not to anger the guys armed with automatic weapons everywhere. i had to get off the bus, go through a process to exit kenya, then WALK across the border and then clear customs on the other side. the bus, once it was cleared, picked me up in tanzania, and we continued into Arusha.
once we got there, i was taken to a guesthouse and got a room for the night. the people from the tour company came by and we had a meeting. i met my guide, who at the time, seemed friendly enough. we spoke for about an hour on what i should expect (which really was nothing i hadn't read or heard already) then i ate dinner, repacked all my bags, and went to bed.
|me, Eme, the cook, and Wenason, my "guide"|