Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Not Worrisome at All

From Sheila's latest S Factor Newsletter:

So, I'm teaching on the Westside last Thursday night. We're using one of those tension poles, you know, where it's just pressure holding the pole up. I throw a flying firefly and I and the pole and together go flying across the room, bounce about three times before landing, me on my ass, the pole on her side. She makes a hell of a lot more noise then I do, but, hey, she's made out of metal and I'm only flesh and bone. I've been pole dancing for about six years now, so I've had a few falls so I'm getting pretty good at it. 'Go with the fall, go with the fall,' is what I say over and over to myself as I'm flying through the air. And it pretty much works, I got a little bruised but, thank God, that's it. Lesson learned. Forget the tension poles. Bolt your babies top and bottom and, if you have to have a removable pole, I love the Lil Minx poles that we sell because, even though they have spring mounted tension, they have a little anchor on top that keeps it in place.

Oh, you mean a tension pole like the one I have upstairs? And how much less does Sheila weigh than me? Fan-fucking-tastic.

6 comments:

Christina said...

That little beeatch.

Bill Cunningham said...

'Go with the fall, go with the fall,'

Sounds like when I tried yoga...a sad, sad day.

Andrew Ironwood said...

As someone who did some stunt work in school and community theatre productions (and dabbled in martial arts and 'backyard wrestling' once upon a long-ago time), I think 'go with the fall' is probably the best succinct advice one can give for such situations...

MoDigli said...

So, does that mean you're upgrading to a mountable one?

You could always think of it this way -- as you and the pole are flying across the room, you can (for a brief moment) pretend you are catwoman! ;)

Kid Sis said...

Yes, I will pretend I am Catwoman...because cats land on their feet instead of on their pointy stilettos...

Anonymous said...

Kinda adds new meaning to the term "tension pole."

MIM