Thursday, January 12, 2006

Read A Book

I don't remember exactly what brought me to the Girls of Bodog calendar page, but the entry for January really stuck out in my mind.

I'm not just a pretty face, you know. My favorite book is:
Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden. Geisha girls are pretty sexy. I mean, the kind of life they lead is pretty sexy.

Let's see, it's been a while since I read Memoirs of a Geisha. As I recall, the main character was sold off into slavery as a young girl, and never saw her parents again. She was separated from her sister, who was sold to become a common prostitute, while she was taken in as a servant who might someday become a geisha. Most of whom are basically slaves, owned by the brothel and rarely if ever able to pay off the debt they owe. Having no other means of escape, she trains and manages to learn the traditional geisha arts, and eventually becomes popular enough that she can sell off the rights to take her virginity away to the highest bidder for such a price that she might be able to buy her freedom. She falls in love with some guy, but must come to grips with the fact that she's going to have to search for a patron who will pay her lavishly for her company regardless of what she thinks of him. But eventually the absolutely improbable happens and the guy becomes her patron and keeps her happily as his indefinite paid mistress until the end of their days.

If Miss January finds this kind of life "sexy", then she must be some self-loathing bondage submissive type, hoping to use her sexuality to snag some meal ticket who takes care of her needs but whom she secretly despises. Or maybe she just didn't really read the book.

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