Sunday, March 18, 2007

Interesting things...

Another busy week. My brain is just not quite up to writing any reviews right now, so I thought I'd write about the fun weekend I had last weekend.

I went to a bachelorette extravaganza for one of my college buddies. There's about 8 or 9 of us who met in college (over ten years now!) and have stayed in good touch. So one of the last of us to get hitched is getting married in Goa, India in a couple of weeks. Needless to say, I will not be making it, as I barely have LIRR fare. But she flew in from London for the weekend, and so we came from New Jersey and Massachusetts, Long Island and Texas, to celebrate her impending nuptials, and to celebrate being a group of sexy, fun, smart ladies.

So one interesting thing we did was was to go to a pole dancing class at Crunch. The phenomenon of the fitness craze based upon stripping and exotic dancing has gotten a lot of press lately, but this was my first time trying it out myself. (Right: Actual photo of me pole dancing.) And I have to say it was a blast. I have an ambivalent relationship with exercise, for the most part. I have to force myself to do it, but once I get into it, I enjoy it, and am glad that I did. This was a lot of fun. The hour flew by as I attempted to execute the intructor's directions. I would definitely recommend trying it with at least one person you know, because you may feel a bit awkward and silly at first, and it's better to have someone to giggle with. After awhile I found that the awkwardness wore off as I got in touch with my inner stripper. As for the fitness aspect, I could definitely feel it in my abs as I was doing it. And my shoulders and upper arms ached for days afterwards. All that spinning and hoisting yourself up the pole. The muscles are definitely working. I would try this again. One caveat: the spinning around the pole can be hell on the shins.

Next we went back to my friend's apartment and had a bar party. A friend of hers who's an experienced bartender came over and showed us how to make different drinks. He taught us different tricks of the trade, like how much alcohol is in a highball drink vs....the other kind, and the counts that bartenders use to make sure the right amount of alcohol goes in each one. Now I must say, that I haven't been much of a hard liquor drinker since doing too many shots of super cheap vodka back in my college days. My drinking days are pretty much behind me, but if I do drink, it's beer or wine. So I found this all totally fascinating. Unfortunately, I have no head for numbers, so I've forgotten everything already. I wish I had taken notes, in case I have a party with more than a bucket of Rolling Rocks.

Next we wrapped up with the most interesting thing of all: a sex toy party! I know! It was just like a tupperware party or a home decorating party, but with sex toys. (Despite my husband's concerns that we would be sitting around trying out sex toys). Someone from Toys in Babeland came over to explain a selection of some of their most popular items: what they are and how to use them. Fascinating, and a bit shocking for the suburban housewife. You have to be in the NY area for a Babeland party, but I believe that there are tupperware type companies where you can find 'consultants' to do parties (or maybe I just read that in an EC). Did I buy anything, or try anything out yet? That's TMI, perverts!

Overall, it was a fun, and very educational weekend.


Margee said...

Dev, you on the stripper poll is going to stay with me for a long long time.

Devon said...

Bite me. I looked hot, I'm telling you, red hot.

Anonymous said...

I've been trying to read this at work all week but they blocked the picture of you on the stripper pole - censoring it for some sort of sexual content... Now i see the picture and know why!