July 20th, 2008

cat's eye

It's a scary thing when you're relaxing at home and suddenly smell smoke

I was hoping to catch up on your LJ posts last night, but this little event took out our internet:

That's the view from the back of my apartment. The shot in the middle is of the embers as they fly over MY apartment building. That was really scary. It was a building under construction, really close to being done, so no one lived there. But with the mountain and bay views that home had (or was about to have when it finished), it was worth at least $700,000 to a million dollars. Which made me wonder, do builders insure their buildings while they are still under construction?
socks and cat

Seattle peeps

Hey seattle folks, can anyone recommend a moving service? I just spoke with some one that had a very bad experience with Starving Students moving service, so they are definitely out. Any other suggestions?
pole kitten inverted trick

I learned a new trick today!

The pole dance instructor that was on the Neale Donald Walsch cruise with us is staying in Seattle until she flies back to the UK tomorrow. So I picked her up from her hotel and took her to my studio where we exchanged tricks and ideas for our schools. It was SO much fun!

She showed me the trick to a couple of really advanced tricks which will help me practice and learn them (they take a few months of trying to actually master). She also helped me do one trick I've been too scared to do. Although I have no problem going upside down on the pole, going upside down on the floor is another story. I've been terrified to go from a standing position to throwing my hands onto the floor and doing a handstand on the pole.

If you want to know what it looks like, it's the move being taught in this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gbftkvXKQcg I know it looks easy. But when you're afraid of missing the pole and falling flat on your back, it's terrifying.

After I teach a class tonight, I'm picking the instructor up again and I'm going to take her to her first ever American strip club.