|I'm going to stop ranting on this blog so much. I'm saving that for my work with InsomniaDust. Find my blog there at insomniadust.blogspot.com or TandC.InsomniaDust.com (but this one is more difficult to update). I'll keep this Xanga as more of a pole dancer's journal and (of course) input of tattoos with be sporadically listed here.|
You missed a long Television rant last week if you don't check out InsomniaDust and a three-part college rant starts this week.
|This is self torture: I complain that men sexually objectify me too much -- but I'm now into pole fitness. How can I teach myself to enjoy activities that don't PUT me in these positions that I complain about ceaselessly. Ariel Levy would have a lot to say here - along the lines that I am objectifying *myself*, replicating male chauvinism and misogynist stereotypes. Probably true. Don't mean to. My worth doesn't increase because I tend to the chauvinistic nature of our culture. I like to dance! Sorry I didn't choose ballet...|
Oh, this evening I received a phone call from a customer of mine basically asking how to make her lips look fuller. Makeup tips and all. I am totally the wrong girl to me asking. I spend most of my days trying to make my lips look LESS full. I answered her question, but it's just funny that I do the exact opposite.
|Excerpt from synopsis of Waking Sleeping Beauty (2009):|
Walt Disney Pictures has been the leading name in animated filmmaking since the 1930s, but the studio's crown was looking more than a little tarnished in the 1980s after a series of expensive commercial and critical disappointments such as The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, and The Great Mouse Detective. At that time, a handful of Disney executives were questioning the wisdom of continuing to make animated films, as the company was making more money in live-action movies, theme parks, and television. That changed when Roy Disney -- Walt's nephew and the last figure from the studio's Golden Age management team still on board -- teamed up with newly hired studio executives Michael D. Eisner and Jeffrey Katzenberg to restore their reputation for both quality and commercial appeal. With the success of Who Framed Roger Rabbit in 1988, the team sparked a new interest in animation on the big screen, and a string of smash hits that began with The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast launched a new era of both acclaim and box-office success for the company.Ok, I LOVE The Fox and the Hound, The Black Cauldron, and The Great Mouse Detective. All three are in my DVD collection and they are NOT collecting dust. In fact, I don't even own a copy of Who Framed Roger Rabbit because I found it to be (albeit good) one of those movies you need only watch once and you're done. It's worth watching, don't get me wrong, but it has no re-watch value to me. It's original enough that you can remember pretty much everything in it. It's not, however, a movie that makes me crave to watch it.
I'll admit, I own the soundtrack to the Little Mermaid - I have since I was teeny, tiny. In my opinion, this movie is very much designed for children. When I volunteered at Head Start at my church as a highschooler, it was the first thing I thought of for movie time. Disney is, overall, very good at making FAMILY movies, but The Little Mermaid is very kiddy to me. But why name the success of a musical when they were talking about non-musical animated films? They are a completely different plain!
Beauty and the Beast.... scared the shit out of me when I was a kid. Of course now I love the idea of a haunted/possessed estate - dinnerware included - but there's too much terror in that film. Kill the Beast! Yeah, mobs with torches at night? Nice. Gaston loving Belle for her looks? Nice. Cursing an entire line of servants because of the master? Cruel! Why couldn't the witch have left the prince all alone like he deserved? I don't get it. I own it, and I'm proud to. It's the only movie out of the listed "successes" I own. I didn't buy it - my dad bought it for me years ago. I enjoy it, but I don't think it's very good for young children (like, under the age of nine). This wouldn't stop me from showing it to a six-year-old, but I don't especially like the idea. I'm probably biased because it takes place in France, but the only one with a french accent is the candlestick holder. Lumière, or whatever. WHY? And the clock is English. Talk about stereotypes! The "butler" all proper and such. Hmm... who has class? The Brits! Anyway, I'm gettin goff-track, but I'm good at that. Beauty and the Beast is a good musical - for it's content and flow. But the details could use a little tweaking. ::clears throat::... like values and such.
|I'm so friggin sick of these mailings from the pageant. I don't need a reminder of what that life is life. I hated modeling then, I assume I'll hate it now. Besides, I'm too old to win, but just young enough to "compete". Thank God the letters will cease next year when I'm 25.|
Oh, and why in the world would I want to be Miss Delaware when I hail from suburban Philly? I'm no traitor. Let these farm folk from "Dela-where?" have their opportunity.
I see little sense in what I look like in a bathing suit dictating my qualifications to be Miss America. Talent? Hmm... I sing. But that's what American Idol is for. I'm an athlete, but that's what Arnold Sports Festival, Fitness Championships, and the Olympics are for. I love music, but if I thought I was good enough to play, I'd have already started a band, attempted to sign with a record label, or even as small as (oh, I dunno...) gone to MUSIC SCHOOL. If you have political aspirations, talk with your county treasurer or mayor. It's quicker and far less painful than trying to get airtime when there's little chance your town is even watching the program. Be like everybody else and start from the bottom, working your way up. It feels good. You know, that concept of working to earn what you want?
I have little respect for a spectacle that began in 1921 but didn't include members of racial minorities until the 70's. At least it's mostly about winning scholarships now..... but in the beginning, wasn't it a BEAUTY contest? And yes, superficial as it sounds, it was about your looks, grace, and femininity. So WTF, cap'n? These girls who don't do crap but are smart and kind are winning nowadays. Um, isn't that what Math Counts and the Debate Team and Language placement exams are for? Goodness! Stop invading what little these anorexic, blonde-highlighting airheads have and stick to your academic goals within your academic setting! If you want to go to college, maybe you should have done a little better on your SATs. That takes 11 years of schooling. Not a few hours of a pageant. If you're really honest about charity and outreach programs, start your own! Don't be all talk.
Correct me if I'm wrong (because it's very possible - I don't pay much attention to these events) but if you're married or have children, you can't compete? That's bull-crap. What does having a family take away from your "beauty, grace, and femininity"? If anything (and thinking of the 1920's or even up to the 1950's homelife), wasn't a woman's place.... to have kids? Dude, women didn't have the right to vote until August 1920. Maybe they got greedy and obsessed with things to vote on, so they started this pageant. I'm just rambling, you know... don't mind me.
My last comment of the day, I promise: The winner most always takes a striking image to a "hot" movie star of the era. I mean, come on! 1921, who wins the Miss America pageant: Margaret Gorman. And who was the popular screen actress at that time? Mary Pickford. Compare their photos if you don't trust me. 1986, Susan Akin won. I swear she looks like Heather Locklear. 2010? Caressa Cameron, said to look like a black Angelina Jolie.
|Sitting alone in bed for now the third week really messes the head.... so I did what my resources allowed me to do: waste energy and time involved with the internet.|
facebook got old very quickly and so I search for what seemed like forever for pole dance....stuff. Turns out, I couldn't find an online community for pole dancing, pole fitness, or pole sport that was public OR free, so I did what my OCPD told me to do -- thus, polehappy.com for men and women
It'll be in baby steps. I've only been working on this for a few days, so bear with me, people. I hope to have a logo in the next couple of days.
It feels so good to be productive. Plus, it's a bonus I can do all this for (in my opinion) a good cause. If nothing else, this aims to promote the SPORT of pole dancing.