Tuesday, September 20, 2011

UnSweet Dreams

A sleeping witch has naughty dreams
Of nighttime’s creepy, crawly things.
Soundly resting in her lair,
Spiders wriggle through her hair.
Beneath her bed the mice scurry
Over something dead and furry.
And down the hall a great black cat
Trains his gaze on a yummy rat.
As musty smells so gently glide
Across the floor with snakes that slide,
The little witch sees goblins prowl,
And something mean begins to growl.
Murmuring curses, she smiles sweetly,
Trapping children so they can’t flee.
Tasty fingers, scrumptious bellies—
She likes them best with slimy jellies.
She licks her lips and grins with glee,
But a crow cries—she wakes quickly.
Disappointed, she rubs her hands,
And soon she makes new evil plans.

Friday, September 2, 2011

What am I doing?

I work in the call center for an insurance brokerage agency. I'm in charge of the appointment setters, myself included, who cold-call old folks to try to schedule them for appointments with our agents who will then try to sell them health insurance and/or death insurance. I do a little bit of paperwork around the office, mostly creating training materials and document templates since the business is new. Today I even recorded our voice mail message. Exciting stuff, huh?

I've also just begun an internship as a content writer for a Plano blog. Boss man's gonna teach me a bit about SEO optimization and detailed blog publishing, lots of good stuff to tack onto my resume, and has promised a glowing recommendation for future job endeavors.

Lastly, I'm teaching a burlesque dance class once a week and looking into a few other studios to teach also a belly dance drills and conditioning class, more fitness than choreography focused. I really enjoy it, so hopefully that will work out for me.

In my free time, I've been hanging out and performing with a local circus club. My most recent piece was a gold-sequined burlesque performance. The pics look great so far and I can't wait to see the video go up. I met a Dallas burlesque performer last week who's booking me to dance at a few events in the coming months. I'm pretty excited about where this all could be headed.

I placed third at the Emerald Hills Dragon Master arts competition last Sunday. It's held every 6 months and I only had 1 month to prepare. I only intended to make a showing of a handful of items (3 photographs, a painted tile, 2 written articles, a fire poi performance, and a belly dance), but they all scored pretty well. Yay me. Just imagine the next time around when I have time to put more effort into things.

Anyway, that's it for now. I'll let you know if anything exciting happens over the holiday weekend, but I have no plans outside of pet-sitting and am looking forward to some dullness.