1. STAIRCASE STUDIES
by alix becle
opium is going to be my new go to flourish this summer. so simple and hypnotic!
i was super busted up in the last week of june. like, le boyfriend took one look at me and was like, WTF IS WRONG WITH YOU?! i had a lovely bruise on my thigh (of course, right were my shorts end so it was not easy to cover up) and bruises on the back of both knees. i pulled my right shoulder so i couldn't lift my arm much. and the grand finale, gnarly fabric burns all across my lower back.
Fabric burns, day 7. Thanks tegaderm for literally saving my skin at practice today. #aerialproblems pic.twitter.com/RLxBEYZSlE— salmiak (@synonyme) July 3, 2016
all this is from aerial class of course. the knee bruises are from backpack drop (i can do this on hammock too!). the shoulder pull is from conditioning on trapeeze. the thigh bruise is from "dancer pose" which i hereby christen "ultra wedgie leg tourniquet pose". the fabric burns are from angel drop. angel drop is my new favorite! it's easy and looks really elegant because you come down inverted. any way, i wasn't wearing skin-tight clothes when i learned it (just a regular tshirt) and the sliding fabric just destroyed me.
i had a week off to recover and then i missed class too much so i slapped on some tegaderm and hit the ropes (literally!). yes, i am a crazy person.
i also learned my lesson and bought a leotard for class. i wasn't even sure where they have adult sized leotards but i found one and it is fantastic.
if you are looking for one try: http://www.discountdance.com
if you feel like splurging, there is a lululemon one that i tried on at the ala moana store and it fits like a dream! if only the back was a little bit higher for more coverage in drops.
4. IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
i'm bingewatching. i started last month from season 1 and i'm up to season 8. so many good lines! Dr. Mantis Tobogan MD, jabroni, cultivating mass... sometimes at work i get the "dayman" song stuck in my head which is totally inappropriate. XD
^ HELLO COME RIGHT IN!
5. ROLLER GIRLS
moxi shop finally has a new video this month from refinery 29!
i want to try skating in a skate park so bad but i'm too embarassed. also, i haven't owned knee pads since i was 12 or something.
related: CHET FAKER