Sunday, February 21, 2010

hooked me a man

With Ballet, comes a new and expected yearning. The desire to be a Ballroom dancer. Nama (my grandmother that has come to live with us, and who I soully tend too. I'm going to start a daily "Nama Quote") refuses to watch the luge, bob sled, or skeleton durring the Olymics because,
"it helps no one and its a stupid sport that makes me nervous and mad at the same time!"
she is 95 years old, 96 this October. So I appeased her... sorta. I flipped to professional ballroom dancing, thinking to myself
"she has no problem with figure skating outfits, its the exact same thing. Though she did think that half the men; namely Johnny Wier, were woman."

Nama had quite a different reaction than anticipated.
"Inapporiate! She might as well be naked! GHASTLY!!!!! this is offensive!! How are they aloud to put these pornographic woman on Television?! Well I never! I'm going to be writing this station a letter. I like the color of her dress, but that's all!!"
I found an alternate calling to feel the void in my life. Ballroom dance classes. I even found myself a partner, with absolutely no hesitation. Christian Patrick Douglass (featured below with animal) is more than willing to give of his time and efforts to the art and passion that is Introduction to Ballroom.

Sir Gringle the I & Lord Iggy the II

I couldn't be more pleased at the moment. I really couldn't

Grace, Refinement, Poise, McKenna Taylor

My girlish dreams shall come to reality. I shall be a mediocre Ballerina at last. I have recently watched the kooky 1948 film "The Red Shoes" and have been inspired to sing up for a beginners class.

I like there costumes, and I am as uncoordinated as a hopscotching Clydesdale. My hopes are to become as a floating dove, landing effortlessly with ever leap and Pilate. I'm hopeful.
This also gives my more of a reason to wonder into dance stores and want to try on tutus, and buy pastel ballet slippers.

I'm starting simple, I need a foundation. my course of action is to sing up for the ballet pilaties fusion class at the Dana Point Community center. then work my way to an actual beginners class.

Trust me, its happening.

treasured relics from the past.

Stumbled upon this jem, Shanna Taylor is my mother.
*please click on the picture to enlarge. my scanner is broken, and have attemped to "Magiver" this.

She recieved $12.00 in the mail following this complaint. She also wrote to a number of toy manufatures about the sexist and deiscriminatory attitude regarding my play things. Specifically Mattel Midevil Castel Set (featuring the gold army and the black army). There was no queen included, and my mother was the first to write about it. The next year a queen was most certainly inculeded. yet we did not buy this revamped and politicaly corrected, dark-ages sceene, the damage was done. We never bought something from them again.

A Short List of Boycotts Thanks to Shanna

Mattel & Co.
Hooters Resturant
Chili's Grill & Bar Resturant
McDonald's (and all other affliates)