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Entries from July 2007

the down side

July 19th, 2007 · 12 Comments

“Tara!” Angel hissed, grabbing my arm and pulling me towards the bathroom. Her brows knotted together and she nodded her head at the door dramatically. I put my head to the door and could barely hear raised voices through the steady thuds of the heavy metal playing in the club. I pushed the door open […]

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Stripping 101: The Stripper Audition

July 17th, 2007 · 41 Comments

In an alternate reality a friend of mine who’s new to stripping was going to come up here this summer and we were going to write The Cuntlovin’ Grrrls Guide to Stripping for Profit and Pleasure (if you don’t get the cuntlovin’ reference you need to read Cunt, by Inga Muscelli). It was going to […]

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Changing the water pump on a 98 Chevy Astro: a pictorial.

July 16th, 2007 · 14 Comments

I figured out where all that water that was missing from my coolant system went the other day when I came out of the laundromat and found a big puddle under the van. Straight out of the water pump. I thought about breaking out the Haynes manual and replacing it myself (if you live in […]

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Tags: Van Living

Double blogged club.

July 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Have you ever wondered what happens when two strippers are blogging in the same place at the same time? Susan Wayward and I are both here, and both blogging. Check out her latest post (at http://www.rivercitykitty.com) for a sweet and funny taste of my favorite Alaskan titty bar. The part at the end is so […]

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Stripper forever!

July 14th, 2007 · No Comments

I realize I’ve bitched about a couple customers and maybe been a little negative lately. I really love dancing, and when I bitch about bad customers it’s because they’re so different from the customers I’m accustomed to. I hope no one’s gotten any other impression. I love almost everything about dancing. There’s the practical stuff, […]

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Alaskan tradition…

July 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Perched atop an old ladder I load a screw into the front of an electric screw driver. Rain is running down the walls in little trickles, and I wipe the space in front of me dry before leaning forward and setting the screw into the wall. I push, and the ladder moves backwards. There’s a […]

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How Tara got her groove back + why are people assholes?

July 12th, 2007 · No Comments

All summer I’ve been watching people around me making money and I just… haven’t been. There’s this little magical thing that just has to be there for the money to come – people call it sales, closed ended questions, confidence, good make-up, etc, but really it just is what it is. And I’ve been lacking […]

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Strippers I have loved, v2

July 11th, 2007 · No Comments

The first time I saw her it was my second night in a club full of barbie dolls. I remember my eyeliner was making my eyes water, and I was trying not to look like I was crying because I was just about to close the sale. I looked up at the stage and there […]

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What am I doing? Or hobo stripper angst.

July 9th, 2007 · No Comments

Generally I don’t think ahead much, I just do what’s right in the moment I’m in. If I weren’t completely impulsive and flighty what would be the point of being a hobo stripper? But this summer I had a kind of tentative plan: to make a gazillion dollars, fall in love with some land and […]

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Van dwelling: the mechanics of it all.

July 8th, 2007 · No Comments

All of a sudden, my heat started blowing cold air and the van was overheating. Weird, huh? The radiator was full, so I started trying to figure out what else it could be. Water pump, thermostat, clogged heater core, etc. The thermostat wouldn’t affect the heat, so I eliminated that possibility. It had to be […]

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Tags: The day-to-day of it all · Van Living