Hubby and I had a big disappointment this morning which put a huge damper on our day. The place where we were purchasing our bedroom furniture was supposed to deliver this morning and they called at 10am to say oops, they oversold their stock. We had paid in full and they credited us. But we had been saving for months and when we drove around the island today (8 places) we could not found any furniture we liked nearly as much. We only really know of the furniture stores along Marine Drive. I…
Added by lvnlrn on July 31, 2010 at 5:45pm —
Geesh. . . . it's been a year since I've written in this thing. . . wow. . . oh well. Life has a funny way of deciding where your focus goes. I started teaching school in there and well, hooping kinda feel by the wayside. So here I am, a year later, trying to pick up the pieces. I picked up my hoop a couple of times during the school year and by and large the students were interested and enjoyed watching as much as playing. So I'm trying to increase my own skill to share with my kiddies. So…
Added by Maxine Jean Claude on July 31, 2010 at 3:38pm —
I just moved to the Black Hils (between Rapid City, and Hill City SD) and so far have been looked at like a crazy person when ever I hoop. I have introduced it to my sister and some friends and am trying to teach them some basic beginner tricks, but I am really feeling like a lonely hula hooper out here. No one here has ever seen hoop dance for the most part. People seem genuinely impressed, but they also have a look on their face like, "why in tarnation would someone spend all their time hula…
Added by Athena Gorsuch on July 31, 2010 at 11:42am —
elemental hoops-lisa wilson and aurora anaya.
we're still in progress.
thought of this on cruise night on ridge road on the way to gayetys.
Added by Aurora of Elemental Hoops on July 31, 2010 at 8:00am —
I've been really stressed lately with work, car problems, and local issues.
Tonight my boyfriend is at his gig and since I work super early tomorrow I decided to stay home and hoop away some stress. I was actually going to stay home and get some work done for the "local issues", but that was really frustrating and depressing so I took a break to hoop and decided to work on hoop issues instead. :P I'm trying to work on the off the body stuff. I envy all the ladies on here with insane…
Added by Andrea Nicole on July 31, 2010 at 5:35am —
I hooped again today after work because the weather was relatively cool. Spent it practicing the corkscrew and am getting better at it. After several practice rounds I started practicing hooping while spinning in continuous circles, then after that I tried doing the corkscrew while spinning around in circles but couldn't get it, nothing more practice can't fix! I also quit after an hour because the mosquitoes started coming out, but I think an hour a day is pretty decent :)
Added by GlowBunny on July 30, 2010 at 10:10pm —
Okay, not really. But I started a Montana group on the new Hooping.org page to give us all the best possible chance of meeting up. We may not be many, but we still rock
Find the Montana Hooping.org group here.
Added by Betherann on July 30, 2010 at 9:00am —
On my way back from Tamuning this afternoon I thought I should stop at a plumbing supply company, Guam Pacific Enterprise. I had emailed some suppliers online and one called me back and recommended GPE. The other emailed me back and forth and finally said today, "sorry not too sure about that". So off to GPE I go.
Arrggg, well I found GPE and the lady at the front desk put the brakes on me right away. When I said PVC tubing, she said "do you mean pipe?" and I said, "Okay sure great".…
Added by lvnlrn on July 30, 2010 at 2:00am —
So I have been looking for a place to record my journey as I start on a path with my hoop. I have only been spinning for a couple weeks. In all honesty, as a child my mother would buy me hoops because SHE loved it so much. I was not athletically inclined nor coordinated. I could not keep the hoop up for very long so my interest didn't last much longer than that. The hoop would inevitably be left leaning against the side of the house or on the grass and got rained on, sun bleached and…
Added by lvnlrn on July 29, 2010 at 5:30pm —
The weather today was significantly cooler, still a bit warm but the breeze was super cool so I decided to hoop outside today after getting out of work early. My sister and I both hooped and after many tries got the lasso trick accomplished since I couldn't work on it at home due to limited space, I'm pretty happy about it :) I guess it's also referred to as the corkscrew...I just have to now try the trick while spinning my body around at the same time. Today was pretty important since it marks…
Added by GlowBunny on July 29, 2010 at 4:41pm —
Ok friends, this is not a hoop related thing....other than its a hooper's photograph of her furbaby. :P
Please go here: http://www.photowow.com/contest/vote.aspx
And vote for my photograph that was chosen to be in their photograph contest for best pet photo! You have to vote through all the dog photos, by giving them a star rating.... please give my photo below of Jude 10 stars! We are currently fourth place and…
Added by Moregan Kira on July 29, 2010 at 1:23pm —
So tonight I went to see Nero, Killabits, and Zed's Dead. Such a great show.
I decided to bring my glow poi knowing it will be super crowded, and left the hoop at home. And well the venue was really full, however, someone asked me to go on stage to do a glow poi show while Nero was doing his thing. :)
All in all, amazing night. Great crowd, awesome music... just wish I could stay a bit longer.
Added by Sasha on July 29, 2010 at 1:36am —
Just ordered a set of six Quick Wicks from hoopdrum, the 1" wick for 3/4" ID tubing, a birthday present to myself (partially from my grandma, who gave me money to "spend as I wish").
Have I ever fire hooped before? No. But with as many fire spinners as I'm now friends with--plus my little brother, who taught himself to spin & breathe fire while he was in high school--it's one of those things that is just going to happen anyway. My goal is to be in the fire procession before the…
Added by Rachel of The Circus Freaks* on July 28, 2010 at 11:30pm —
There isn't enough room in my house to hoop freely, (except stand in one spot) and to practice beginner stuff so I'm hoping fall comes soon, or at least hope the heat leaves early...praying like end of August. I hate the heat and I refuse to go outside to hoop because I hate sweating! Really bad because its preventing me from learning or practicing anything. Meanwhile, I've been spinning poi, my fiance told me I'm getting better, and I definitely feel like I have flow now :) I've seen some…
Added by GlowBunny on July 28, 2010 at 10:30pm —
How old are you? 25
When did you first start hooping? first played with a hoop at Trinumeral 08, but didn't really start til April 09
Would you call yourself a beginner, intermediate or advanced hooper? intermediate
How often do you hoop? everyday! with few exceptions.
Do you have an indoor hoop space? yes! if i move all the furniture out of our living room (yay high ceilings)...and there's this crazy floor to ceiling mirror collage that some previous…
Added by Kristi Jetpack on July 28, 2010 at 5:30pm —
I've gotten into the habit of practicing an hour or more each day. Most days I go to the park and dance under a big maple tree full of cicadas, some days I stay home and practice in the yard. For some reason, practice at home is never as fun or rewarding as practice elsewhere. Maybe it's the pull of domestic duty? I don't know.
An hour a day is really helping me to progress. I'm not fabulous, but passable. I'm getting there. Baby steps.
Today I had an "off" day of…
Added by Wrenna Hill on July 28, 2010 at 2:49pm —
The Pixies are super excited to head back up into the mountains again this sumer to help spread the hoop love around. Come out and hoop with us, learn some new tricks, meet other hoopers and help to co-create the hooping community at one of our favorite BC festivals of the summer! If you have some new moves that you want to share, jump in and teach us! We hope that these workshops will help bring together all of the hoopers at Shambhala into one…
Added by Pixie Hoops * on July 27, 2010 at 10:49pm —
I have been using a web cam to video some of my practices but I don't like the way everything gets blurred when you move kinda fast. I got this digital camera that takes pretty good video so I'm going to use it when I practice today. If it turns out I might be posting my first video later. If I can figure out how lol.
Added by Tina Circular Artistry* Pringels on July 27, 2010 at 9:17am —
So, I'm really happy with my hooping progress so far.
It seems like just yesterday I could barely hoop at the chest.
Now, I can not only hoop at the chest, but move the hoop from my waist to my chest in a few different ways.
I have only been hooping since July 10th of this year, and I'm really happy with how far I have come.
I also figured out how to do a vortex recently.
I could lift the hoop up from my waist to above my head, though it was pretty hit and…
Added by fallen on July 27, 2010 at 3:00am —
So for a while I've been using the pseudonym "Harlow" for a lot of things but I never really had a full alias. Last night I went to my first burlesque class and we got told to start thinking about stage names. I already knew I was going to use Harlow, as I always have, but I didn't know what to add for the last part of the name, to fill it out a bit more.
I was looking at a bunch of famous burlesque dancers, including one of my favourites, Lili St. Cyr, and saw how it sort of sounded…
Added by Harlow [Hulacination Hoops] on July 26, 2010 at 10:25pm —