Friday Confessions

ARGH ARGH ARGH! No belly dancing last night. I was so psyched, and then the new studio flaked out at the last minute! Rachel is loathe to criticize them before she gets the skinny, but I am going to go out on a limb and say that they are UNPROFESSIONAL ASSHOLE TWONKS. And I stand by that.

Of course, we were at loose ends, so Rachel and I went to Book Warehouse, where I made her buy a book. I didn’t make her buy the one about dinosaur poop, though. She did that under her OWN steam.

I am so ready for the weekend. Yesterday I told a student that polar bears run the manitenance systems at work. I always know that when I start making completyely implausible things up, it’s time for the weekend.

Oh, and I had bought pizza for after belly dancing, because I am ravenous after belly dancing. But I didn’t dance, and I ate it anyway.

So this week I am a judgmental, lying glutton. Who knew? And how about you?

15 Comments to “Friday Confessions”

  1. By rachel, September 12, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

    Now, now. I’m plenty judgmental, I just have to think about it for a while. I was more loath to go inside and confront people when I didn’t know exactly what had happened.

    How about this: going by what little Kim said, and having looked at their webpage, my money is on ageism. Not a scheduling conflict, not flakiness, but the serious dickery of meeting Kim in person for the first time, seeing her grey hair, and making the snap judgment that she’s not cool enough for their studio. I’m basing this entirely on the fact that they’re a new studio, just getting started, and that Kim said they’d gotten a little publicity and were getting uppity, plus a few other things in her reaction that I can’t quite put my finger on.

    If they’re just starting out, they’re going to want bellydance classes. Bellydance is hot right now. What they don’t seem to understand? Bellydance teachers all KNOW each other. Word will get around, through MEDA and otherwise. Dickery will not go unpunished, I hope.

  2. By rachel, September 12, 2008 @ 6:24 pm

    Also, I stand by the book on coprolites. It’s a huge hit. And it contains fabulous sentences like: “Scientists find the poopetrator through process of elimination.” HAHAHAHAHA!
    Ow, I broke something.

  3. By elswhere, September 12, 2008 @ 6:54 pm

    I confess that I really don’t think public libraries need to be open on Friday nights. Though I guess I wouldn’t have a JOB, or at least not a benefitted one, if they weren’t. But still.

    What’s that you say? It’s Friday Confessions, not Friday Whining? Ah, well. I’m all mixed up about the days of the week thanks to this fekunget job.

  4. By Liz, September 12, 2008 @ 10:29 pm

    Rachel, I think you might be right. Kim isn’t perky-tastic like maybe they were expecting. Remember how I was talking about East Kits and West Kits? They’re thinking like East Kits, Bikram Butted Lifestyle-buying-into twats. And I might need to borrow that book, akshrrley.

    Els, the library is, erm, peaceful on Friday nights, for sure. I kind of like going then, for just that reason. But you having to work? That’s got to be no fun.

  5. By rachel, September 13, 2008 @ 7:17 am

    Kits library is closed on Friday nights isn’t it? That has torqued me off more than once.

    Er. Not that librarians don’t deserve their rest.

  6. By Arwen, September 13, 2008 @ 9:24 am

    This past week at paying work, my productivity was, well, not so great.

  7. By elswhere, September 13, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Oakridge library is open Friday nights, I happen to know. If you want to schlep yourself down that far. It’s not as quiet as you think it’d be on a weekend night, either. I also happen to know.

  8. By Beth, September 13, 2008 @ 1:05 pm

    I confess that I am not well pleased that my grade three classroom is at one end of an incredibly long hall, and my music classroom is at the other, and I have to walk that hall at least 6 times a day. Maybe by May when the benefits of that little workout start to show up, I’ll appreciate it, but for now – it’s too darn long!

  9. By Liz, September 13, 2008 @ 2:16 pm

    Oakridge is too far for ‘I need a book’ emergencies that happen to me on Friday nights. Maybe I should open a private library for people who find themselves in need of a book at odd hours. It could go in a corner of my 24-hour sushi-and-lingerie store.

    Beth, those are hard logistics. Particularly if maneuvering around hurtling little bodies.

  10. By elswhere, September 13, 2008 @ 2:41 pm

    Well, it’s probably too far too, especially on transit, but there’s always the North Shore. You could come visit me! It’d be a bright spot in my evening.

  11. By rachel, September 13, 2008 @ 7:32 pm

    BTW, that book you made me buy? IS AWESOME! So there!

  12. By Liz, September 14, 2008 @ 12:19 am

    You know, we should do a North Van pilgrimage at some point. That would be fun, and it would get us out of the Safety Zone.

    I thought you’d like that book, Rachel.

  13. By Liz, September 14, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

    Oh, and that book you lent me RULES HARD, Rachel.

  14. By rachel, September 14, 2008 @ 4:28 pm

    Which one? I’m going to assume The Sky Inside?

    One complaint about Fat Kid: SKINNY BOOK.

  15. By stephanie, September 15, 2008 @ 8:14 am

    My first confession is that I didn’t get to this post on Friday. Life has been too, too busy. I ALSO missed my dance class Friday night, though I go to Latin Impact. Instead, I drank three glasses of wine (and a shot) and danced like an asshole in a hipster bar and then passed out drunk at 1:30 AM after watching half an episode of Psych.

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