Category Archives: Bark! Bark! Bark!

From fear to acceptance in like two seconds. #Maturity #Whiplash

I was sitting on the floor in the hall of a new dance studio the other day, with, like, my world all spread out around me —shoes, warm-ups, bag, phone, other bag— wondering why I always show up for ballet … Continue reading

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It’s not you AB, it’s the non-disclosure.

Was walking with my sister the other day, pushing the boy in the jogging stroller, —And feeling pleased that at least this time we hadn’t seen Other Jogging Mom, the one who I only ever see when she’s jogging her … Continue reading

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Lady, do you know who we are?!?

My ballet teacher has this elaborate chair-and-table set-up for teaching class. There are several furniture items, they need to be the right ones, and they need to be in the right order. He has never asked anyone to get his … Continue reading

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These things will totally bite you.

Seriously, why would the evil dude in Swan Lake change all the ladies into swans? Those things are strong! And ornery! And dangerous! Wouldn’t it make more sense to magic the girls into something a little more manageable? Puffins or … Continue reading

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Awkward like a Fox

Talking to a friend the other day, She was like, “I send people to your blog sometimes.” I was like, “Yeah?” She was like, “Yeah. Whenever people start going on about how they’re Too Old to, I don’t know, like, … Continue reading

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Does your face hurt? ‘Cause it’s killing me

Got my wisdom teeth out. Sucks for me but totally irrelevant to the blog- Except: Texting my husband about how oh btw no ballet class, And he was like “What? Why? Oh right, you probably don’t want to jump right … Continue reading

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Remember now, what do we do with scraps of leftover pointe ribbon?

Throw them away. Unless you have a tiny dog needing a steady supply of hair-bows, don’t keep these fiddly bits. They’ll take over your world.

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