Friday, February 13, 2009

The Soon to be Famous Bella Peaches

The other night I was witness to a rare event...watching your friend, the one you've known since you were eleven, who you've shared countless experiences from roadtrip fastpitch games to their wedding day, do something courageous--something they've dreamed about and actually had the audacity to make happen (which I would argue, not many people do). 

The beautiful Grace Mackey performed her first burlesque show...and stole it from everyone else on that stage. Going to the show, both Katie and I were nervous. Not nervous in the sense that we didn't think she was going to be amazing, but more anxious for your friend to do something courageous. Not many of us can get on a stage in front of a bunch of strangers (and dear close friends and family, including your mom) and shake what your momma gave you in a classy, memorizing way that you knew right away she had a secret talent that now everyone gets to witness. 

She was ridiculous--beautiful, talented, and outright sexy. It literally brought tears to my eyes to watch her, mostly out of pride for my friend, but also to see her succeed. 

Next month she will be performing with the Tempting Tarts (that's right she was already asked to perform with a group after just a few short weeks of classes), and then who guess is that our Greasy Butts will be a very famous Bella Peaches before we know it. 

Way to go Grace!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Triathlon Here I Come (Updated 2/12)

So it took 2.5 hours, but myself, Katie, Connie, Becky, Sara, Heidi and Margaret are officially signed up for the Danskin Triathlon.--a .5 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride and 3.1 mile run.I haven't swam, oh...let's say its been many many years...I'm guessing splashing around in a pool doesn't count, so that will be first on the agenda. I'll definitely need to hire Mr. Dan Abel for some state champion pointers (okay that was in diving, but he's still a fantastic swimmer). The most exciting part? New swimsuit, goggles and swim cap! Yeah!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009