Monday, April 03, 2006


A bunch of the Divas went to the 9th Annual Rainbows of the Desert Workshop & Dance Extravaganza this weekend in Des Moines.  The workshop was taught by Princess Farhana from LA.  What a riot!  She looked like a beautiful Arabic princess, but had the mouth of a sailor!  It was great - I learned a lot, and we met some wonderful girls.  The Rakstar Fusion troupe from Minnesota insisted on being photographed with us and we all went to dinner after the show Saturday night.  Their performance was amazing!  Part belly dance, part African tribal, part Bollywood - so beautiful and energetic.  We weren't so bad ourselves, although I felt really clumsy on stage this time.

This morning I rose at 5 a.m. (no thanks to Daylight Saving Times) and went to my first day of Adventure Boot Camp.  It was freezing!  The wind was blowing off the lake and our yoga mats kept flying away.  Other than that, it was a ton of fun and I can't wait for tomorrow (although we'll see what tune I'm singing by Friday...) We had to introduce ourselves and tell everyone our "rock star" names.  Um, more like porn star names.  It was the combination of your first pet's name and the street you grew up on.  I had to introduce myself as "Cuddles Ontario".  Eek.  Sounds like I could win an Adult Entertainer award!