on saturday morning i was at samadhi again.
learning hip keys on the tissu!
i would like to boast that i have a SOLID hip key on the hammock.  i can do a little scissor roll or a back bend or drop from it
back bend with a toe touch, in 2014 (when i used to know how to do things).  more here: http://liquoriceblack.blogspot.com/2014/09/ne-on.html 

but on the tissu it's a whole new ball game!
my left and right leg are super not coordinating with each other, and i'm getting caught up in the slack silk.  @___@
but i must admit... i love the challenge!  so far, everything else we have done on tissu has been technically easy (because i have a hammock background) but physically difficult (holy crap, didn't realize how weak my arms got over the last year).  but now that i have a solid month of climbing and straddles, time to learn the fun and complicated stuff! :D

here's a clean version of the skill

i love how she has a huge straddle (split) before rolling over.  at full speed, it would look super flourishy!

the problem with weird hobbies is this is not really something you can practice at home.  i guess i'll have to wait until next weekend to try again.  I WILL LEARN YOU, HIP KEY!

after aerial, i wandered kakaako a bit.  all the walls got refreshed at POW WOW!
this is what it looks like out side of boca/samadhi

it's like an homage to princess mononoke- there are tree spirits in her crown and the pua'a breathing out a sugar skull.  the colors are so sweet, makes me feel like some CANDY HEARTS


did you know feb 14 is weezer day?


^ circa 2012!

i know this, because i am a HUGE weezer fan.
it's weezer day because it's the day the band first played together.
in high school and middle school they held the #1 spot in my heart.
pinkerton was my constant background music anytime i had to write a paper.
i listened to the green album every day for a whole summer when it came out.  i had a sony walkman brand cd player and i would start at the top as soon as school was over and get to the end of the album after a bus ride home.
i got limewire specifically to download bootlegs and b sides that i had heard about from message boards.
the first ebay auction i ever won was for a signed copy of their cd.
yes, i have many good memories of weezer so in honor of weezer day i thought i'd share 10 favorite weezer songs.  it's in no particular order (too hard to pick an all time number one favorite) and there are many more songs that i loooove.  i guess that's what happens when you have been around over 20 years and have 10 albums... so many great hits!

  1. don't let go (green album)

  2. the world has turned and left me here (blue album)

  3. jamie (b-side)

  4. buddy holly (blue album)

  5. you won't get with me tonight (b-side/sftbh)

  6. smart girls (hurley)

  7. burndt jamb (maladroit)

  8. let it all hang out (raditude)

  9. cleopatra (everything will be alright in the end)

  10. the good life (pinkerton)

Bonus seasonal special: the christmas song (winter weezerland)



when i grow up i want to be: 

sarah barthel: http://www.phantogram.com

looks fabulous and has the pipes to match!

keli sammuelson: http://www.la-sweat.com



a velo vixen exuding cool.

lucky hell: http://theluckyhell.tumblr.com

showgirl following her dreams!

caitlyn doghty: http://www.orderofthegooddeath.com

spreading the word about the good death.

mako mori

she pilots a giant fighting robot.  need i say more?

chlo edwards

Badass vocalist of VALES.  look at her rockin!

mandy milkovich




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