It's official! No, the folks at Tease-O-Rama 2012 did not change their minds about accepting me to perform my flamenco or Frida Kahlo burlesque acts this year, but I did find a way to get myself in there, surrounded by the greatness, regardless.
I will be performing with the illustrious, inimitable Bombshell Betty and her Burlesqueteers at the Tease-O-Rama opening party! A wonderful piece of synchronized swimming choreography that we will start working on in March. I was pretty disappointed about not being accepted last week (remember this?), so I literally jumped off my stool and yelled "WOW" when I received an email about this opportunity last Sunday. I am really excited!
My mother is here for a visit. We've been having a lovely time. Yesterday she found those wonderful silver t-strap platform heels in the above photo for me. AND, she is helping me by delicately cannibalizing two lovely silver pasties (similar to the pair given to me by the even lovelier Ivana Cupcake) so we can cover them in rhinestones. Two pasties make two out of the four wardrobe pieces for this act. Betty will provide a sparkly bathing cap and some sequined grannie panties (that one's for you, Violet Streak), and then I'll just need to try to work on my busted tummy. The one I busted by carrying two ten pound babies for a total of 82 weeks. That's not exactly correct, they weren't ten pounds each the entire time they were gestating. You know what I mean.
I've been performing with blown-out stomach muscles as long as I've been performing. The choreography involved in this act demands some abdominal strength. What a challenge, and what if I end up physically stronger in the process? That's a win-win! I'll keep you posted on the progress of the pasties, and the progress of my paunch.