Monthly Archives: January 2013

What it’s like to be back

What’s it like to come back to ballet after a long absence and a baby? It’s like this: I look in the mirror before pliés and see that my waist is thicker, and I think what a relief it is … Continue reading

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The left hand knows what the right hand is doing, and it wants a piece of the action.

Ok so The Baby has this dorky play-mat thing, Like, one of those things where babies lie on their backs and look up and swat at the toys dangling overhead, And it’s made by Little Einsteins (hand-me-down, I did not … Continue reading

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How ballet is good for babies

Before class Smirnoff calls me over and gives me a kiss on each cheek and says, “My Dear, I am so glad you are coming to class again,” And I say thank you, And he says, “Not just for you, … Continue reading

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Baby versus Siri

This is probably the greatest thing I’ve ever done ever: No seriously, ever: @HenrySayWhat I just hold the iPhone up to my three- month-old and let Siri translate all his funny noises into words, and copy/paste the translation into a … Continue reading

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This is not a post about sloths

So we’re at the barre, And Smirnoff stops the music and says, “My Dears! In the Russian school there are three half-toes! Other schools, they have only flat and demi-pointe, but this will not do for us!” (I love it … Continue reading

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No hugs for small trees

So, we’re doing pirouettes, and Smirnoff stops the music and calls out, “My Dear! You must hold your arms Very Round to turn! Like you are hugging a tree! You must hug a Big Tree! Do not hug a small … Continue reading

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Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand we’re back.

Back to ballet! Gentle Reader, it has been a Long Time since my last class, Which you might remember was The Most Annoying Class Evar. Here’s the link in case you want to relive the annoying. So I was a … Continue reading

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2013 aaaaight.

Its 2013! All of a sudden! Ok fine it’s been 2013 for over a week, whatever, I have a new baby, can’t be expected to keep up with what year it is, sheesh. In fact, the baby is sleeping on … Continue reading

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Pie, yo.

Went to a piyo class yesterday, Aka Pilates-Yoga. Haven’t done much Pilates. Before ballet I totally didn’t get Pilates. Like, Pilates made no sense. Lying on a mat, doing leg-lifts, totally seemed like some kinda 1950’s housewife type exercise. Like, … Continue reading

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