April 8th, 2009

Couch Kitten

canceling my birthday this week

I'm doing it again this year, I'm canceling my birthday. My birthday is Friday and my treat for my birthday was going to the Britney Spears concert Thursday night with friends. But for the last few weeks I have been too insanely busy with the business (or away at the Vampire Ball) to shop online for the best tickets at the best price. And now that it is last minute, I've decided I would rather have that time Thursday night to pack and prepare for Norwescon. Although on the upside, the money I would have spent on a ticket is now going toward a private room for us at con rather than a group room with friends.

Last year I canceled my birthday dinner for business. As it was, it was nearly impossible to get an evening off to schedule it. But once I did schedule it and the invites were out, I found out about this fantastic workshop being offered through Biznik.com that showed everyone how to make their website appear at the top of search engines -- on the same night. With competitors popping up and sometimes showing up on the search engines before I do, I felt like attending that workshop was more important for my future than a birthday party. So I canceled the birthday plans and went to the workshop instead. It turned out to be a great decision. I applied everything I learned at the workshop and my website consistently comes up at the top or nearly the top whenever you google for pole classes in Seattle.

I just can't believe I'm canceling my birthday for a second year in a row. But at least I still have Norwescon as a mini-vacation to enjoy for my birthday.
socks and cat

Looking for your suggestions

The S Factor pole school in Los Angeles has this fantastic tag line for their school that I just love and wish I had come up with. It goes like this:

It's your body...own it!

I think this line tells you everything about our kind of classes. It says that you learn to not only become comfortable in your own skin, but you learn to love your body and what it can do you and that will express through your every day life through renewed and greater confidence. Needless to say, I want that slogan! But it is copywritten.

I have been trying to come up with an alternate version of that slogan, but nothing I come up with can compare. The best I could come up with is "Rock your curves...own you body". But that just doesn't have the clarity and brevity that S Factor's slogan has.

Can anyone think of a similar slogan? Something that uses modern slang to express how confident you can feel in your body? Or maybe just a variation of the S Factor slogan.

What alternative version of this slogan can you come up with?

socks and cat

scrubbing the walls

We use the walls in the studio to do sensual wallwork, which is basically seductive dancing on a wall that builds muscle in your core, your arms and your legs. For some reason, this has made the walls in the studio very dirty. I guess clothing and human skin have grime you can't even see. And over time, it builds up on the walls if you use them a lot.

So I just scrubbed the studio walls with a mixture of hot water and trisodium phosphate. Even though I wore gloves, my fingers feel gritty now. Ah, the glamorous life of a business owner.
socks and cat

Should I wear a costume on Sunday?

I just looked up pictures of my goth belly dancer costume from Norwescon last year to get ideas for this year. My first thought upon seeing some of my costumes was...that was my costume?? Why the heck were people stopping me to take pictures with me? I don't think the costumes are all that great now that I look at them. I can do WAY better this year!

Today I finally picked up this dress from the tailor and got to try it on with my new chainmail. They look fabulous together and it will be my outfit for Friday and Friday night. Saturday I will wear my cyber goth belly dance costume probably for both day and night. I'm wondering if I should even bother putting a costume together for Sunday. Everyone is leaving and packing. Is there any reason to dress up?