Friday, October 27, 2017

9


Age: 14 - 24
Visits: 9



This round is honestly hard to talk about. 
Wasn't my typical mistake. 

Same psych hospital as last time. Which is a first. Everyone was jive beside myself and a roommate. She was too ill to socialize with. Created a clique with a jive dude and woman. 
Literally couldn't fully understand the dude half the time. 
I was in need of a translator.


He's an alcoholic.
One night while teaching the woman magic tricks out comes that dude with three large Styrofoam cups. Hands both of us a cup. It had various fruits and fruit juices. 
(Stashing any food in our room is a pretty serious violation)
We thank him.

"Yeah only thing missing is rum, but damn good ain't it?"
...
He didn't understand the humor of it.

Now I was stuck with all psychosis patients.
One decided to play checkers. She questioned me a few times about some scars on my arms. Called me a white devil and said she couldn't play anymore. 


That was confusing but I found it hilarious. Not offensive. 
Check that one off the bucket list. 

Finally an older country dude comes along. Two of his family members were shot in the vegas shooting still being hospitalized. He completely lost it...ending up in the psych wing. 

He sounded like Tommy Chong. 
I no longer needed a translator.

He was a happy guy, content with what he's experienced in life. My favorite being the story about stealing his neighbor's competition goat while drunk at some party. Then sold it to a slaughter house. Later getting arrested 

Ohh the places you'll go
Where the people you'll meet 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Circus life - Lyra week 3

Taking notes in class goes a long way. 
In Aerial 1 class I'd come in every week asking how to do something we've done a million times. 

(While in the middle of doing a trick) 
"So I wrap the rope around what leg? I think I'm stuck. Wait...wtf trick are we doing again?"


You're allowed to bring in a guest to watch. My man's been wanting to...but I'm rather nervous. 
A fellow classmate had her girlfriend stop by to watch this week. 
Soooo...I asked the class if we could have a week where we all bring someone. Making it more comfortable for me to have my man come in. 
Of course they're down, so hopefully I don't fall on my face when that day comes...


Every few months the Flyhouse holds a showcase in which you can sign up to perform. The upcoming one has the theme "The Roaring 20's".
Definitely going to watch. Maybe sign up for the next showcase? Need that confidence boost first, and more training.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Oblivious

I use quite a bit of string and yarn doing crafty stuff. Leaving some extra on the floor for my evil cat to play with. 

While cleaning up the kitchen, picked up some yarn and threw it on my cats head as she passed by. To get it out of the way of course...

In the middle of doing dishes I look over and find my cat sitting comfortably on the living room couch. Yarn still on her head just as placed. It's been a good 5-10 minutes...as if she has no idea it's there. Maybe it's fashionable? 


Monday, September 25, 2017

Circus life - Lyra week 2

Last week I shared my switch in circus art of choice. 
Lyra 
(Or Aerial hoop)


This week I've come to realize how much I love having no silk or trapeze rope to get tangled into.


Took the initiative to actually take notes this round. Couldn't manage for the longest time, as my forearms and hands would cramp up too much. 


Lyra is the only thing focused on in the class. I'm used to a bigger class with four groups. Switching from trapeze to silks mid class.

Only a handful of people are in this class. We're all comfortable with eachother with an amazing instructor. 
Sometimes change is good, right? 

My happy place




Wednesday, September 20, 2017

From hula hoop to aerial hoop

 Aerial 1 classes consisted of silks and trapeze. As some of you know, trapeze was my apparatus of choice.

 Why not silks?
Hammock silks were fun. Wrapping yourself up, letting go, unraveling to a drop. The whole "wrap yourself up" part is where I drew the line. It's like making a friendship bracelet, one wrap wrong everything's messed up. Let's just say I'm not the best at making friendship bracelets. 

This session I waved goodbye to trapeze and said hello to lyra. Also known as an aerial hoop.


Mounting onto the lyra hoop is the same way you'd mount onto a trapeze. 
Except when you swing up, there's no parallel ropes to grab...
It will take a minute getting used to gripping on a curve.



Below you'll see my buddy and I doing the mermaid pose. Coincidentally the pictures were taken at the same angle.



During class my man was waiting in the car with my cousins dog (Blue). Once class was done everybody came out to pet him.
After the petting of the pup we did some circus freak stuff in the parking lot before heading home. Got to borrow my buddy's adult pogo stick.

With a great teacher and awesome fellow students, this session should be a great experience. 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

You can't handle the truth


Whelp, recently made a Sarahah account, learned of it's existence yesterday.


What is Sarahah?
An app created for others to send anonymous messages and cyberbully express positive thoughts about you.





Heard of Sarahah? 
Comment your link, or explain why you hate the app.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Firmoo shades III


Firmoo
Cheapest glasses with best quality.I
I'm sure you fellow bloggers already know this.



During road rage on the free way, rolled down my window and out fly my glasses. 
Never had a problem with damage. They're probably chillin on the freeway mint condition, hahh.

Couldn't find the exact pair while hunting...
They were $20. I'd pay double, triple to get those back. Most expensive are like, $40. 


Color, yes
Frame shape, no

These are still in fine condition. Only reason I'm getting an additional is because of the BOGO sale.
l'll have  2 extra pairs. Cheaaa
sale!

Assist with your opinion?

I'm thinking these. 
Stick with mermaid colors, 
Better frame shape.


Or these...


Same fit as my first pair,
Not quite the obnoxious Buddy Holly size.


I'd get both with the sale, but want a spare basic black pair on hand.
Which colored frames shall I choose? 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Flying

"Flying might not be all plain sailing,
but the fun of it is worth the price"
     - Amelia Earhart





Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Leaving without believing


Stuck in my head
Make believing
There's no way out
When everyone's leaving


Yesterday was my last day with Lil Micaela. Her dad's part of the boarder patrol and now sationed a good handful of states away. 

This family is a rare breed. They've helped me mentally, socially, and inspire to pursue my goals. 

Was given the option to move with them. 

Our last week together, Lil Micaela sat on the swing. Slowly looks up then looks down. 
"If you come to ______ with us, we can find trapeeze classes for you Big Micaela".

They leave today. 
It's just now hitting me. 

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Missing hammocks


     Aerial season 2 is already almost over. Haven't shared much, but I can't express enough how much I miss hammock silks...

      Hammock silks feel more secure, and you can mess with various drops. 
      Straight silks are two separated silks. More strength vs. grace. First step is either inverting or wrapping your feet for security.

First day I'm like "Wat?".


Still loving that trapeze
Not enough pictures this season. Next season I'll track weekly.



Seeing pictures makes me realize how I'm supposed to look like in each pose. Can't deny I've gained progress though. 

      Day 1...fell off trapeze after my forearms gave out. 
      Currently...can use momentum swinging upside down up to a seated position. 




      Sounds like nothing, but It's not like monkey bars that's for sure! Haha. One day I'll have videos to share, and astonish you. :)
 
Do you have any crazy dreams you wish to pursue?


Thursday, May 18, 2017

Shade


      As a nanny I don't always have enough cash for the crane game or vending machine. Like I have the past year, I tell Lil Micaela "Money doesn't grow on trees Lil Micaela, but it would be the perfect place for shade".

      After hearing it a million times, she finally responded....



      "You see that tree over there big Micaela? That's a money tree".

      Well...where's the money?

      "Everybody took it all"
     
     So why didn't it grow back money? The leaves are like any other tree.

      "The leaves were all gone. So the trees decided to grow back regular. Now it's normal and nobody bothers it. And now that tree is the perfect place for shade".

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Aerial series 2


No, I didn't die doing aerial.
In fact, more progress made!
(Pictures vary throughout series 1)
Start series 2 today.
Withdrawn for about 2-3 weeks.

Before series 2 started, I managed to fall 4 times.

Silks are fun, drops are the shit.
Gotta love the facial expressions...




But there's something about trapeeze...
That I admire 









Whelp. Found my happy place.
Where's yours?



Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Flying


Hula hooping impresses people. Something self taught.
Anybody can do it. 

I don't want to impress, I want to astonish.

A circus art that takes training and hard work. So I decided to fly...

Aerial arts day 1



Aerial arts day 4



Every class has an hour on silks, and an hour on trapeeze. 

My first day started with silks. By the time I got to trapeeze my hands and forearms were super cramped.
So I stayed strong and gave it my all.
Swinging off the trapeeze my forearms and hands gave out. Followed by a nice faceplant.
Thank you gymnastics mat for saving me.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

See it to believe it

     While at a local bounce house with Lil Micaela, I refused to come in the ones only for toddlers. 
Told her the rules stated "No Big Micaela's allowed".



      She didn't believe me. 
So she came out, and read the rules herself.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Always wanna grow up




It's not until we've actually grown up that we realize Peter Pan wasn't talking shit...

Friday, February 3, 2017

Bright lights

      The past week I've been keeping my eyes on a particular star in the sky. Bright enough to see clearly through the city lights. Was told I've actually been starring at a sun from a different planet...


      If that's the case, I've been wishing on one hell of a star.