1. What shape is your mood today?

    "i've got so much to do but it's ok 'cuz WHATEVER FOREVER" 

  2. What snack comes in a fun shape?



  3. Someone’s building your dream house, but it has to be in the shape of a letter of the alphabet.  Which letter do you choose?

    C, of course.

  4. What’s a great song with a shape in its title or lyrics?

    Crescent-Shaped Depression
    (originally by Title Fight but I prefer the cover by Touché Amoré)

  5. What’s something in your line of sight that can reasonably be called blob-shaped?



the last saturday of may was the annual student showcase at samadhi.
i performed with all these lovely people

and had such a blast!! i see everyone coming in and out of classes and practice at the studio but we often don't see each other perform.  it was a 90s themed show and everyone was really into the music and choreography.  everyone- all levels and all apparatuses- were so great!
what do you remember about the 90s?  yes, we had them all! spice girls, britney, red hot chili peppers, janet jackson, madonna... my favorites were liza's ring solo to goo goo dolls (iris) and the super fun becky got back from the level iv silk students! we were all screaming because it was so raunchy! i wish i had a video of our group's performance- my coworker had a little clip of our corkscrew drop but couldn't figure out how to transfer it off her phone. #firstworldproblems
yes, we had a pretty big audience of family and friends present.  i hope they had as much fun as we did! no matter how nervous you might be, once the costumes and make up comes out and the music is turned up, it's hard to not be in an excited mood! a few of my co workers came to watch. they were impressed by the drops and knee hangs- they thought i was in a yoga class all this time. XD  in general... it's hard to explain to people what my hobby is.

this show was my third performance and marked my second year at samadhi and my fifth(?) year on the silks!  feeling inspired by my friends, in the weeks since i started branching out to some other apparatus. i did a little practice on the ring (which i am really loving right now- i might switch over!) and took my first trapeze classes! i like how some moves are translatable between the three apparatus and some things are so much more beautiful or, conversely, impossible on one apparatus over the other.

i like how simple this is while still looking pretty.  i can also do it on trap and silk but i think it looks best on the ring.

this one is like half-monty in the silks.
one thing i noticed is it's easier to learn new skills since i've already got the strength from the silks. balances? back bends? straddles and pull ups? ok sure! the hard part about these new apparatus is my hands get eaten up from the bar before my arms get tired.  blisters and callouses, man... some times it's really hard to wear gloves at work after class. :P  also, since the bar is solid i'm getting interesting bruises behind my knees or on top of my foot from moves that would be otherwise harmless in the silks.  however, i am LOVING the challenge!  one teacher invited me to the level one class since i have the arms already (so, i'm skipping over the foundations 1 and 2) but i wonder if this is a good idea?  i need the foundations- there's so much to learn. if i get to the point where i'm comfortable practicing by myself at open gym, i'll try to get some pictures on the trap.  it's the traditional image that comes to mind when you tell people you're an aerialist.

and don't worry- i haven't abandoned the silks!  i still go to regular silks class and either conditioning or open gym through out the week.  always room for improvement!  i have been saying this for a while- i want to do a meat hook.  just this week in class we were doing a little bit of conditioning, some side straddles, and i realized most of my weight was in one arm! SOON.  i will be able to meat hook soon! just... a few more years... :)  also, i FINALLY learned how to do a coffin drop! i can't wait to get this very dramatic move on video! basically you are standing... and then swing down to hanging by your ankles.  


currently, i'm still doing a "safety drop" while i fine tune my wrap.  but i've done single and double ankle hangs in the hammock before so i'm sure i'll eventually get up the nerve to do this drop. 

i'll learn any drop if it's cool enough... 


which is how i got a minor concussion two weeks ago. -___ - 
don't worry, 'tis just a scratch!  


on thursday i was reading through the MidWeek when i saw a "harmonica recital" this weekend in the community events section.  unusual!

i jokingly proposed it to le boyfriend and he also had a chuckle.

what we actually did this weekend was go to a graduation party at the Ala Moana hotel.

after the party we walked through the mall a little since we parked there.  and what do we see, coming out of Foodland was a little girl playing a harmonica!  we both looked at each other, what a coincidence! hahahaaa...

lately i've been working on the video game, Prey.

it's rare that we get video games that are not sequels, these days!  i really want to try mass effect or dead space or assassin's creed but i haven't played any of the previous ones so i'm not sure if some of the story line will be lost on me.  i like the story in Prey, so far and it's not too difficult for me yet (i am so bad at video games).  i like how the objectives are clearly laid out so i can stop and resume anytime but not get confused where i am.  yesterday i happened to be working on unlocking the deep storage in the arboretum and it requires voice verification to open the door.  AND ONE OF THE WORDS ON THE LIST WAS "HARMONICA".   now i am starting to think we are moving past the point of coincidence.  what are the odds?!  harmonica, of all words!!  anyway, i was able to unlock the door and i played for a bit longer but i'm hung up on a very large alien.  i don't have enough health to survive a hit and i don't have enough patience [today] to figure out how to beat it. so i quit and made dinner.

i started watching Workaholics.

i really need some brainless comedy in my life when the days get stressful.  i didn't even finish watching Mr Robot season 2 because the show was so stressful- it was making me feel messed up and anxious!  just from the tv show!  i have enough stress in real life, i'm not ready for fictional stress too! i was enjoying Trial and Error which premiered a few months ago.  now that it's over i was seeking out another comedy and Workaholics was recommended based on my love of It's Always Sunny in Philedelphia and Rick and Morty.  while i ate dinner last night i was watching the episode where the guys were supposed to catch an internet child predator but instead thought he was super cool and wanted to be his friend.  in the end, the guys did the right thing and the perv went to jail.  and in the jail.  the cell mate.  WAS PLAYING THE FREAKING HARMONICA.  i almost choked on my food when i saw it.  WTF is the universe trying to tell me?! what is with all these harmonicas?!?!?!?!!!!!!

i am really weirded out by all this right now.  have you ever had a crazy strange coincidence like this?! is there a glitch in the matrix? is this a sign of the apocalypse? should i buy and learn how to play the harmonica? tell me in the comments that i'm not crazy.




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