Friday, January 11, 2008

Shimmy Shiver


Lately I've noticed my blog has spluttered to a halt in terms of content and readership. I've now lived in Athens for a year and a half and I guess the stuff that I used to get annoyed about before doesn't bother me enough to merit a post any more. I must be mellowing out in my old age.

So I'll talk about some general crap today, okay? Last night I grabbed a backpack and threw in two pairs of bellydance pants which I had made. It's been literally months since I went to class, for no other reason other than my own supreme laziness, and I wanted Rhea's opinion on my efforts. Since my day job is as dry as a cracker in the middle of the Sahara, I need a creative outlet to keep myself inspired so I decided to start making and selling these pants.

They seemed to be well received and we agreed on a price of EUR 40 a piece. This might seem like a lot of money, but making one pair of these takes hours and hours of cutting and pinning. Since I was on my way to meet friends I didn't stay for class but I did catch up with some of the regulars who I hadn't seen in a while.

As of next week I am going to go to bellydance class twice a week because in less than a month I'm flying out to the wedding of a good friend and I have offered to dance at her henna party. Yikes galore! I better get some practice in.

If anyone is seriously interested in getting a pair of pants, please get in touch with me through comments and we can go from there. The pants will be made to measure with any adjustments you want.

Over hot chocolates with my friends I admitted that I am sick to death already of it being winter. It's getting really boring now. How much winter do we really need? Can't it be just two weeks?

I'm cold and I feel like I'm about to come down with something. I'm a summer baby. Winter stinks, even if it is a glorious Greek winter. I'd much rather strip off in 46C heat than shiver and try to stay warm in 12C. I was made for summer. Moan moan moan.
When will it be summer...?

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4 comments:

Devious Diva said...

OMG ! Can I have some of those pants! I want I want I want.


Let's meet ?

Marilyn said...

Wow, I totally forgot that you said you bellydance...stupid question to ask in my e-mail, LOL. I want to try it really badly; my school here has a "Tribal Dance" class that includes belly dancing, but I've heard mixed things. Anywhere to take class there that has English-speaking instructors?

Super cool that you can make pants like that, btw!

bollybutton said...

Hello Marilyn, you can find the details of the class I go to at this post http://bigfatgreeksummer.blogspot.com/2006/06/face-music-and-belly-dance.html anyway email me when you get here and I'll take you. Classes are 15 euros for 1.5 hours and Rhea teaches a mix of cabaret and tribal. She's from San Fran so no probs there with the language barrier! watch this to see her in action http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WD-MZwo-CPw

itelli said...

Little present until it's summer.