Pole Expo 2014

I hurt my back today. Again. Bad. I should have known better because Tabby and I were both talking about how much we hate Bosu Ball workouts yet I took a group fitness class that used, you guessed it, Bosu Balls. I don’t think there is anything inherently wrong with Bosu workouts. The idea is […]

Happy Father’s Day 2014

Today, Father’s Day, I got definitive proof that Scrotus is beyond the shadow of a doubt my child. Just a few days ago I got proof that Testiclese is my son, so it is opportune that his brother’s legitimacy should be validated so soon. After my Mother’s Day disaster, I have been trying to make an effort to […]

Greetings From La La Land

I’ve made it through the first week of summer vacation and I’m feeling better than ever. Perhaps it’s because I am easing into it by having the kids in camp this week, which is pretty much like having them in school, only they come home tired and psyched and don’t have any homework. I enrolled them […]

Birthday Party, Pole Dance Style

… it’s not at all what you’d expect. Marlo Fisken is spending a month in Boulder teaching, training and generally knocking around town. It’s not a bad way to spend your June. Marlo is like the Pied Piper of pole dancers, wherever she goes, more pole artists arrive. A couple of her colleagues from Body […]

One Day (6881-6884)

This is another blog I’m going to get in under the wire. It was one of those days where I questioned my commitments about every second of the day. I offered to host a small dinner gathering for Lara Michaels, a New York pole instructor who is in town to teach at Vertical Fusion. I […]

Employee Hazing (6869-6880)

Lonny has a new employee! She’s been with us for a few weeks now but I’ve finally convinced her to quit her dead-end jobs burger artist and salad artist so she could devote herself to a dead-end job as an eBay artist. She admitted that she hated working in food service but felt bad about […]

Human Sweatball (6857-6860)

Yesterday at Marlo’s training I experienced what is common among my beginning students: sweaty palms. It happens when I get nervous. Marlo taught a sample “beginner” class (although I’ve never been in a beginner class that required four-and-a- half minutes of solid dancing, climbs and castoff holds but she said was making it more interesting […]

Under the Wire (6856)

I take my commitments seriously and I’m not about to collapse right before the finish line. I said I’d get rid of stuff every day and blog about it. For a year, which ends in exactly 31 days! Woot! I’ve been out all weekend with Marlo Fisken’s elevatED Pole Instructor Training and tonight I had […]

Twenty Pole Dancers Walk Into a Studio (4460-4497)

As you may or may not know, I hosted Marlo Fisken while she was in town teaching pole workshops. Having a nice guest room has its’ benefits, I get to meet all kinds of interesting people. Lemony was very excited to have her teach at Vertical Fusion. “You want to take her class, Viv. Marlo […]

Glutton For Punishment (4447-4452)

I’m feeling much better today, thank you. Eleven hours of solid sleep really makes a big difference in knocking back the fatigue. I crashed at 6pm and woke up around 5am. The irritation I felt at Zeb for letting the kids sleep in their clothes (filthy from being at the park) on a bare mattress […]