Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Badges of Honor

When I started Twirly Girls almost two years ago, I had NO IDEA the damage I would do to myself.  Some people call them bruises.  I call them badges of honor. 

There is actually a page on Facebook called POLE SCARS.  You will see some injuries that will put mine to shame.  Keep in mind I'm doing this to myself and I'm not even doing the "good" tricks yet.  The worst ones seem to come from simply crawling around on the ground. 

I have always had a strange fascination with injuries.  I like watching things heal.  When I had an ingrown toe nail as a teenager, I sterilized a pocket knife and fixed it myself (and you can't even tell...all of my friends who went to the doctor to fix theirs have jenky toes now!).  When I get bruises, I will take photos and watch them heal over time.  I don't know why it's so interesting to me.  It just is.  So, my bruises at Twirly Girls have given me an infinite number of hours of enjoyment watching the healing process.  And I thought, why not share the pain?!  I know it drives Bel crazy that I post photos of my bruises on Facebook.  Trust me, it's not a sign of her skills as a teacher.  It just means I bruise easily.  :-)

So here we go.  Here are some of my favorite bruises and injuries from the last year or so. 

 (stiletto stab)

 (Too much sticky stuff on the hands)

 (Learning the Natasha toe slide)


  1. Heavens I have come out better from some mountain bike wrecks :)

  2. That's a pretty impressive collection! I totally second that some of the worst bruises come from the floor... who knew that sliding around sexily was actually so painful!