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OMG. I just learned how to flip up onto customers, and now I'm showing everyone who will sit down and be a Guinea pig.

"OK! Thanks for doing this," I said to my friend Callahan. My hands were on the tops of his thighs as he sat, wide-eyed, unsure of what would come next.

I jumped and stretched my legs in the air. Bam! I hit him right in the face with my butt.

"Your ass is huge," he said, muffled by my gluteal area.

"What!" I kicked down. "You ass." I laughed, but he was the fourth person to tell me I had a 'booty' and not a 'butt,' since I arrived home the other day. It had been six months since my last visit, and living in Kansas does not exactly make healthy eating easy.

"I'm working on it," I said defensively. I wasn't.

Current weight: 135. Next meal will be: South Beach Diet-approved.

AWARDS: Sorry guys. My last posting was taken down ::sniff:: so only one person (besides me) was able to comment on it in time.

The Only Commenter (that I saw) Award: Vic!

Comments

denak 5 years ago

This blog is inane

First off, 135 is not "fat" unless you are under 5'2.

Second, having a "booty" is a compliment. Ask any African-American man or any man who doesn't think being a stick is sexy. (which is most men)

Third, if you want a smaller "booty/butt" don't go on a fad diet. Fad diets actually make a person look "fatter" because they usually do not have enough calories for your body to operate sucessfully and so your body leeches from your muscles making you look flabby. If you want a smaller butt or smaller anything, go to the gym and body sculpt.

And lastly, "Anna" stop getting your self-esteem from men. Do something real with your life instead of dancing around a pole. Then you won't give a *&^^ if a guy thinks your butt is big at 135.

Dena

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@denak Are you certain that the South Beach Diet is medically unsafe?

Also, what are my own personal health concerns, outside of being perceived as "fat"?

Are you also certain that my self-esteem is fueled only by my interactions with men?

jaywalker 5 years ago

Naw, Anna, just denak being provincial again.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@prolifersforwar Hehe!

@jaywalker Dictionary.com is a new addition to my button thingies on my browser, so I looked up provincial. It's actually quite the dis. :)

@jaywalker 1, denak 0.

GardenMomma 5 years ago

I'm surprised you aren't actually losing weight since you are doing such gymnastic movements every night.

Swinging from the pole, flipping up on customers' shoulders...

Try hanging on the pole upside down and do a few sit-ups. Great workout for the abs, you'll have a six pack in a month if you do ten every time you go up on stage.

And maybe wear six inch heels, those are a great work out for the buttocks.

Perhaps, lay off the alcohol -- unless you need it to work.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@GardenMomma Nice to see you! :) I've missed your comments. You seem level-headed and I like feedback from people like you.

Re: drinking: Since the East Lawrence Ballet is BYOB, I don't usually drink at work. Now that I'm on the South Beach Diet, alcohol is a no-no anyway. Sigh. (It's the sugar).

Most of the job is actually just talking to customers and charming them for dances and tips. The dancing part is definitely a workout, but unless there are only eight or ten girls, I'm not up on stage all that much, and it's rare that I get someone who wants lap dance after lap dance. (Though I love it when that does happen, and it gets me burning calories pretty fast).

I will try your hanging upside down while doing sit-ups trick tonight. :) I'm on at 7pm, so I'll definitely have a chance at least twice!

@thebcman Well, that would only make sense if I was into it.

sherbert 5 years ago

I agree, the stripper blogs should not be on LJ World.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@sherbert Poor sweetheart. ::hug:: I know that naked women having fun will be the undoing of America, but at least I don't blog in photos. ;)

tubs_of_love 5 years ago

Actually, Denak is right about the South beach diet, low carb diets are not good for you at all, if you wanna lose some lbs, you'll have to take in 500 calories a day less than you normally take in along with exercise or "pole dancing".

alm77 5 years ago

Those of you who are critical of the South Beach Diet have NO IDEA what you're talking about. It's only "no carb" for two weeks and that's to reset your body's insulin production. After that, it's carbs accompanied with fiber (whole grain carbs). South Beach isn't a "fad diet", it's learning a healthier way to eat. To those of you who are critical, I'd love to know what your physical condition is. I've lost 16 lbs on South Beach and only have another 16 to go. It's been the only success I've ever had at shedding the extra pounds that have slowly accumulated over the years. Read the book before you deem yourself an expert on it.

Anna, don't stay on the "no carb" portion of the diet for more than two weeks, that IS bad for you. i would agree that 135 isn't fat (it's my pretty close to my goal weight actually), and if I were in your line of work, I'd be more focused on your measurements, than your weight. Since you are involved in such an "athletic" career, you probably are going to be pretty solid. (remember: muscle weighs more than fat!) Either way, good luck with your health!

PS, I got to read your last blog and found it intriguing!! I think you should teach a class to all us wives out there who would like to learn how to dance!!

redmorgan 5 years ago

Anna, I love your blogs. Keep them coming...they break the monotony of my boring life :) If you ever write a book, I'll be the first in line to buy it! Oh, and the South Beach Diet rocks! It's so healthy, and you never get hungry.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@reticent_irreverent :) On Twitter, I briefly privatededed my Tweets and changed my 'home page' from my LJ-W profile to the International Headache Society's Wiki because I have a stalker. He appears still interested in my every move on Facebook, Twitter, LJ-W, and leaves me voice mails/emails. I knew he'd be checking my info all day, so I changed everything. It was my way of flipping him off and hopefully boring him. I hope he takes a long walk off a short pier.

I am totally a dragon, BTW. ;) Definitely not a unicorn.

@alm77 Thank you for the compliment! And I would love to get a bunch of spouses together and teach a class. Absolutely! I'll private message you and maybe we'll put something together.

One thing I consider my specialty is couples. A lot of my regular customers are married/dating heterosexual pairs, I think because I try very hard to make sure that both are comfortable, having fun, and do not feel threatened by me. I think having an all-women session would be really fun, and we could talk about having spouses come to a follow-up one, or doing private sessions so everyone is relaxed! I'm excited just typing about it.

@redmorgan Thank you for the compliment. :) I'm glad you're entertained! ::hugs::

I'm so huggy tonight. :) Lol. Night everyone.

Zzzzz... :)

Houdini 5 years ago

You know Anna is probably a 57 year-old, white-haired man, whose business went bankrupt and now he spends all day on the Internet trying to make contact with the unsuspecting...

tubs_of_love 5 years ago

@alm77 - I guess it does make more sense if you're on the south beach diet for two weeks only, but what ever happened to getting off yer bum and really getting in shape. In a way, I do know what I'm talking about and heres why, I lost 75 lbs in the span of a year just by taking in 500 calories less and running 4 miles every other day. So, if you'd love to hear about my physical condition I can assure you, it's better than yours. So why should I read about fad diets again?

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Multidisciplinary I've appreciated your comments in the past. I certainly hope you're not suggesting that I am responsible for the behavior of someone else. The "she asked for it" argument, in any context, is an anachronism.

@tubs_of_love I fail to see the point of your comment except to needlessly harass another user. If you really want to make comments like this, at least make them clever and less juvenile.

parrothead8 5 years ago

Wow...I can't believe I got an award back on your November 23 post. And "The Based-on-All-Your-Comments-from-Here-and-Elsewhere-You-Seem-Reasonable Award," to boot. -sniff- Gosh, I'm overwhelmed. I don't even have any remarks prepared.

First, I'd like to thank the Annademy...

denak 5 years ago

"....Are you certain that the South Beach Diet is medically unsafe?....

Yes, any diet that "promises" an 8-13 lbs (or more) weight loss in less than 2 weeks is unhealthy. A woman should lose no more than 1/2 to 2 lbs a week on a diet. It is also extremely restrictive in the first phase and does not supply the recommended 5 fruits and vegetables that a person needs for optimal health..not to mention not getting enough fiber. Phase 2 is better but it isn't as healthy as eating well-balanced meals that focus on overall nutrition and health. Overal, It is too restrictive and most people will gain the weight back once they go off the diet.

"...Are you also certain that my self-esteem is fueled only by my interactions with men?..."

Yes, the proof is in your blog. By your own admission you derive a good portion of your self-esteem from your interactions with your customers. Moreover, the way you interact individuals that are critical of your job and the way you interact with those who are not, is very telling as to what you think. If someone is positive towards you, especially if that individual is male, you absolutely eat it up. You play cutesy with your little "he hes" and flirtations or you play dumb (Oh sorry if my blog isn't perfect, my xyz isn't working,...giggle, giggle, oh silly me and then you wait for a guy to come to your rescue ie jaywalker) If a person is critical, you either ignore them or you strike back to such lengths that your comments get banned. I wonder how many people have noticed that. So, yes "Anna" I do think you derive a large portion of your self-esteem from other people.

Dena

P.S. I didn't have to look up the word "provincial"

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@parrothead8 :)

@denak "By your own admission you derive a good portion of your self-esteem from your interactions with customers."

Is this true?

"If a person is critical, you either ignore them or you strike back to such lengths that your comments get banned."

Oh, dear! My comments are not angry in the least. :) I regret that you have that impression. Thus far, my responses to all kinds of comments have been quite calm for the most part, unless you have a screen shot of my now-deleted comments that indicates otherwise. I am very open to being wrong, so don't hesitate to show me anything you have, or that a certain famous commenter on LJWorld.com might have stowed away on an external hard drive. :) Ask him.

As I understand it, it's a violation of the terms of service here to do things like ask people to patronize my workplace. I'm fairly certain that's why my deleted comments were removed. :)

How wonderful to have the list of definitions for the word "provincial" committed to memory. :) As a child, I used to page through my favorite big dictionary and read all those big, weird words of the adult world. Unable to memorize it all, I still keep the electronic version near me every time I open a book.

If words are your passion, please consider checking out "The Lexicon: A Cornucopia of Wonderful Words for the Inquisitive Word Lover" by the late William F. Buckley, Jr. It was my birthday gift to myself this past year.

BigPrune 5 years ago

I want a big fat blonde to hold my hand to keep this skinny boy from blowing away in the wind

i want a big fat blonde Suey big fat blonde Suey

momma, momma, momma keep your skinny girls at home cuz this skinny boy wants a big fat blonde

Sorry, I didn't read the blog, just the headline about a big fat butt.

alm77 5 years ago

Multi, et al. South Beach was developed by a doctor helping diabetics and heart patients. So, that is to say, it has credibility.

Tubs, congrats on your weight loss! 4 miles a day is AMAZING!! Good on you.

alm77 5 years ago

Oh, and Tubs, it just occurred to me that you and I are probably arguing 6 of one and half dozen of the other because when I read a food label, I'm looking for carbs; when you read a label, you're looking for calories. Unless, you're eating 4 Snickers bars a day and calling it good, which I highly doubt, I'd bet we're eating the same foods. Generally speaking, what is low carb, is low cal and vice versa. Although my profession requires me to be outside doing manual labor 9 months out of the year, I would never, ever, ever, consider running. Unless someone was chasing me, and even then, I'd probably just hide. ;)

RogueThrill 5 years ago

I haven't had a good strip club memory since they all started putting in ATMs.

Succotash 5 years ago

Diet comments - agreed fad diets are bad. Calorie cutting is effective up to a point. A nutritionist will tell you that the south beach diet has issues, but since most people don't really follow those diets it does very little harm. People cheat on diets all the time. To be honest we all know what we shouldn't eat, we just eat it anyway. If you have the dedication to follow one of those diets you probably don't need the diet book to begin with. Best way healthfully to lose weight will always be exercise. It is a much easier habit to acquire and if done right it will make you feel better about yourself.

Anna- On the self esteem due to men. I will agree with the people above, but I will add one extra facet. It is natural to base your self esteem on what other people say/do. It is ingrained in everyone to base their self worth on the opinion of others. How else are we able to judge our self worth? Is there an online tally somewhere? Does it show up on your tax returns? No, it is a completely arbitrary account system that shifts based on our experiences. So every time we interact with someone, their opinion helps influence our perception of our self worth. Women more then men attach their self worth to their physical appearance. It is part of our culture. When you see a little girl playing do you think look how smart she is or how cute she is? When you praise her is it on her brains or her figure/outfit/shoes/hair. Early on women are conditioned to attach their self worth to their appearance. Is it right, no but it is what happens. So getting an ego boost from others opinions is natural.

Your work means you run into a number of men/women that tell you things that build up your self esteem. Are they the best place to get an ego boost? Answer that for yourself. Do you get an ego boost from them finding you attractive, I would assume yes. Is that healthy, like everything that makes you feel good, only in moderation. Your other job is much more fulfilling. You help people on a daily basis, but do people tell you how wonderful you are on a daily basis? How smart you are or how great a person you are? How much they like you? Probably not as much as you deserve. Where as at the ELB you can tell how much people like you and or find you attractive by how many dollars you take home. Makes it easy to get an ego boost when you have a real way to keep score.

Succotash 5 years ago

If we take the social stigma completely out of the picture is this a job you would want to do long term? Why are you doing it? How does it make you feel? Is it just for the money or is the thrill just as important? Forget the bible belt moralization, just ask yourself what makes this job better then another? Is it the attention? Do the compliments you get from people make you feel better about yourself?

On a side note your blog fascinates me. Partially because of the titillation factor and partially from the sociological psychological aspect. You are very interesting person who has a unique perspective on a topic. You are atypical for a stripper, which means you have a better view of the issue. I think you might recognize both the benefits and complications of your profession. You have more options then most of your coworkers, yet you are there with them. Most of your coworkers are there due to necessity, hard luck, or lack of options. How has this affected their lives?

Please keep up the good work. We can hope that your blog continues to open peoples eyes and continue to entertain. Ideally your blog can decrease the social stigma you and your coworkers experience by personifying the experience. The more people can relate to you the more they will question their preconception

Vic 5 years ago

Unless 100 lbs of that 135 is all in your butt, I would guess it's not fat. I have seen women with butts so big, they need 2 chairs. I have never seen you, but I would guess you are not one of those women. Don't get down on yourself. If you go with the diet, do it for yourself and no one else. Remember, muscle weighs more than flab and I'm sure after your time at ELB, you have grown some muscle.

tubs_of_love 5 years ago

@Annaundercover - I'll do whatever I want. Oh and It just occurred to me that this blogs topic is probably the reason you work at the The Outhouse, Fat. It all makes sense now.

@alm77 - I do glance at the nutrition facts, but one of the best things i've learned, is eating what I want, but taking in smaller portions and the only thing that makes this possible is the full glass of water I chug afterwards, after all 50% of hunger, is thirst.

kmat 5 years ago

Anna says.... How wonderful to have the list of definitions for the word “provincial” committed to memory. :) As a child, I used to page through my favorite big dictionary and read all those big, weird words of the adult world. Unable to memorize it all, I still keep the electronic version near me every time I open a book.


You say you went to college, but need a dictionary to know what provincial means?? I thought your blogs and story were total BS, but this totally proves it. You say you went to college, but have no knowledge of a basic word like provincial? Your job is provincial and I've included the definition for you so you don't have to look it up again - (an act that is shameless and/or severely lacking in any form of class, good breeding and/or intellect.). See, it has more than one meaning. It's a big, hard word. Denak is not provincial.

Also, please answer this. If you had such a great job out east, why did you need to come to tiny little Lawrence, KS to pad your resume? Your stories just don't add up. You can easily state the college you went to and your major without disclosing your real identity.

Mel Briscoe 5 years ago

external validation is something we are all guilty of seeking however that cannot be one's sole reasoning behind setting a goal.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@kmat Do not fear the dictionary! Also, please appreciate my sincere attempt to avoid smugly and arrogantly quoting Ambrose Bierce.

I regret that looking up the word 'provincial' on Dictionary.com has confirmed to you that my blog is actually "nonsense, lies, or exaggeration." (This is from the definition for 'BS' on Dictionary.com, of course). Having no alternative course of action, it appears I must surrender to your finding.

Though you have rejected me, ::sniff:: I do discourage you from your love of "big, hard" words in combination with your distaste for reference books. Though these big words are quite seductive, misusing them can lead to terrible embarrassment. (In my search for a replacement for the word 'scattered,' I ended up turning in a short story describing a garden as 'promiscuous' to a sixth grade substitute English teacher. I was mortified when the extremely attractive Mr. V. explained to me the meaning of this word. I should have had a dictionary handy then)!

If you'd like to learn more about how I came to Lawrence, I recommend reading my profile. If you are still curious, you can read the incomparable Gavon Laessig's interview: http://www.lawrence.com/news/2009/dec/04/save-splurge-anna-undercover. I am certain you will demonstrate a graciousness of sorts for the additional fodder.

Please accept my apologies for choosing to reserve the name of my alleged college and the specifics of my alleged degree. :) I am certain that in my current capacity, they would rather it remain a secret, as well.

Mel Briscoe 5 years ago

in your defense, anna, i will freely and honestly admit that i used merriam-webster.com on a semi-regular basis. i am a college graduate and a writer. no biggie that you didn't know the meaning of provincial. how often is that word used in everyday american english (especially midwestern!) anyway?

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@honeychild I appreciate your empathy, but if @kmat had actually read what I wrote above, your well meant comment would be entirely unnecessary. ::facepalm::

Sigh. I know, this is not how it is done on the Internets.

Hold me back! Hold me back! Aaauuuggghh! I busted through.

I won't quote it, but at least three people commenting on this entry need to read Bierce's 'Devil's Dictionary,' or I'm going to implode.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash FYI I'm not ignoring you; I'm reflecting on what you said.

monkey_c 5 years ago

Insightful comments as usual from Denak. ::hugs Denak::::hugs::

somedude20 5 years ago

I dedicate this to your plump rump Anna: Are you gonna take me home tonight Ah down beside that red firelight Are you gonna let it all hang out Fat bottomed girls You make the rockin' world go round Hey I was just a skinny lad Never knew no good from bad But I knew love before I left my nursery, huh Left alone with big fat fanny She was such a naughty nanny Heap big woman you made a bad boy out of me Hey hey!

I've been singing with my band Across the wire across the land I seen every blue eyed floozy on the way, hey But their beauty and their style Went kind of smooth after a while Take me to them dirty ladies every time C'mon

Oh wont you take me home tonight? Oh down beside that red firelight Oh and you give it all you got Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round

Hey listen here I've got mortgages and homes I got stiffness in my bones Ain't no beauty queens in this locality (I tell you) Oh but I still get my pleasure Still got my greatest treasure Hey big woman you gonna make a big man of me Now get this

Oh (I know) you gonna take me home tonight (please) Oh down beside that red firelight Oh you gonna let it all hang out Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Yeah Fat bottomed girls you make the rockin' world go round Get on your bikes and ride

Oooh yeah, alright, them fat bottomed girls Fat bottomed girls Yeah yeah yeah alright, hey, c'mon Fat bottomed girls Yes yes

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@somedude20 I suddenly feel much more motivated to work out and eat right.

Succotash 5 years ago

Much prefer the Muppet's Version of Bohemian Rhapsody. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgbNym...

Queen was a great band, not sure if Fat Bottom Girls is the best song to quote though.

KansasPerson 5 years ago

@alm77 -- here's a link for someone who would never, never, ever consider running! :)

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/181.shtml

Good luck to everyone on their fitness goals. And Anna, I don't know your work schedule, but be careful driving this week. I don't think east 15th Street is on the list of the first streets that get de-iced.

somedude20 5 years ago

I used that song since this blog is called " big fat butt" If this blog would have been called "Under Pressure" I would have used that song

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@KansasPerson Fret not, dear person of Kansas. I learned to drive in New England.

somedude20 5 years ago

What did you think of "Zombie Strippers" does it remind you of being on the clock?

Now that you have master the as* flip, are you going to work on shooting objects (lets say) from your lap in to the air like in the movie?

Kirk Larson 5 years ago

Big bottom, big bottom Talk about mudflaps, my gal's got 'em Big bottom, drive me out of my mind How can I leave this behind?

Apologies to Spinal Tap.

parrothead8 5 years ago

I'm still trying to figure out why some people have such a problem with this blog.

We're all born naked, and we'll all be that way again at some point after we go.

Our goal for much of the time spent in between those two points is to get naked with someone. Preferably someone we love.

We love to look at beautiful bodies covered by the skimpiest pieces of cloth, even if they are airbrushed to the point where they no longer in any way resemble the original piece of The Maker's artwork.

Nudity is a pretty natural state, yet for some reason THIS country is so prudish about it. We were established as the cool rebel guys who wanted to escape persecution and allow freedom. Religious people believe that God/Allah/deity of their choice created the human body, but that it is sinful to look at it. I don't get it.

And Anna doesn't even post pics here. All she does is talk about it. If you don't want to hear it, just stick your fingers in your ears and go, "La la la la la la la la la la la la." Or, uh, just don't click on her blog.

Zilla 5 years ago

@kmat So, assuming that Anna didn't know what the word 'provincial' meant as a child it makes her somehow less intelligent? I didn't know what it meant when I was a child either. I believe you don't start getting into the bigger, better vocabulary words until you're a teenager.

@Anna I miss you and I also think you look great the way you are. Your booty is just fine. I found that the worse the weather was at the ELB, the busier it got out there. I had to do lapdances during power outages. We just timed them on peoples watches. 3 1/2 minutes, the dance was over.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Zilla Aww! ::hug:: You should come over on Wednesday. Since Tuesday is my last day at my day job (!), I'll have lots of time to make you breakfast. I have a lunch date after that with another local blogger, but let's make full use of the morning if you're available!

Lap dances during power outages. Hilarious. Haha. I'd love to be the person calling the time. "One minute warning! Cop a feel while you still can!" Hahahaha. ::hugs::

KansasPerson 5 years ago

@Anna, I'm relieved to hear that you know how to drive in inclement weather. But I must warn you (as a former east-coaster myself) that they seem to get more ice than snow out here. At least that's seemed the case in recent years. I've heard from old-time KansasPeople that the winters used to be a lot snowier. (Or maybe they were just waxing nostalgic at my expense.)

@parrot, I don't have a dog in this race, but I'll just throw this out there -- I don't think nudity is the issue with some of the people who protest the blog, but the activities performed during the nakedidity. After all, you don't see these folks lined up outside art museums protesting the nudes represented in the works of art (at least I hope not). But I agree with you that some people are a little over-the-top about nudity. I used to pose for artists in my youth, and I learned that there were certain people who would react weirdly when they found out about it, while other people took it for what it was.

Succotash 5 years ago

@KansasPerson Oh you just haven't been paying attention. Plenty of people around here have and or would protest nudes in art galleries if they knew about them. Last time KU theater ran Hair they were lined up outside protesting.

@Anna Why the quitting the day job? Kind of defeats the original intention of working at the club. Going to tell us what happened?

kmat 5 years ago

Zilla (Anonymous) says…

@kmat So, assuming that Anna didn't know what the word 'provincial' meant as a child it makes her somehow less intelligent? I didn't know what it meant when I was a child either. I believe you don't start getting into the bigger, better vocabulary words until you're a teenager.


I said nothing about "as a child". As an adult, she had no clue what provincial meant. She stated above when another poster used the word provincial, she had to look it up because she didn't know it and commented about how as an adult she has to look big words up. Provincial isn't a big word. And a supposed college grad should know these "big" words.

Anna - try this for provincial. I said nothing about your blog. Your lifestyle and line of work is what I was referring to as being an act that is shameless and/or severely lacking in any form of class, good breeding and/or intellect (stripper/prostitute - let's be honest, you work at the STD Outhouse - which you even stated you don't make money at by dancing on stage).

I would think a highly educated stripper might understand that words have multiple meanings. Did you know provincial has many meanings? And I would think that someone as young as you and so in touch with the common people (what you dance for) might know the urban defs.

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=provincial

But, you also fit one of the traditional meanings - a person lacking urban polish or refinement. I'm sure most strippers are refined women with lots of class. From your own blog referring to how you call each others whores and sluts instead of using names shows that. And the fact you strip for cash does as well. And, we know you aren't the superior of a province of a Roman Catholic religious order.

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/PROVINCIAL

Sorry, can't take anything serious when I'm dealing with a person that sticks their crotch in others faces for a living and boasts about it. I do think you're a cheap stripper that makes a living off of lap dances and other acts for cash, just don't buy your b.s. line about being well educated, losing it all and resorting to stripping in a corn field for money.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash It will come out in some way in my next piece. Not sure how yet.

@Marion :) Apparently, lots of people.

@KansasPerson Though I'm sure I have a measurable price, I don't think I could stand around naked in the harsh light of day. Mad props!

Also, they simply don't clear the roads well enough here in KS. I think we jinxed me, earlier. After those two posts, I almost got in a three-car accident when I slid right through a red light at an intersection. Luckily, I went crazy on the horn to warn oncoming cars and no one was hurt. After learning to drive on some of the most dangerous roads this country has to offer, I'm glad to report this was the only close call I've ever had!

Mel Briscoe 5 years ago

my 15 year old's favorite band is queen. i never much cared for that tune tho but they were great.

Succotash 5 years ago

@kmat Actually you miss something with your world view. It is the product of falling through the cracks. Can you imagine a college degree for a drug dealer? Someone who can make more dealing drugs then working as a social worker/teacher/cubical dweller? Well now imagine someone with a degree in social services. Can you imagine them being broke? I can its not too hard to imagine. Toss in an exhibitionist fantasy or two and a need for money. i can see just about anyone ending up with a fringe society job. You ask who has these exhibitionist fantasies? Well with the resurrection of burlesque a whole lot of professional women are trying it, let alone other fringe groups like swingers, bicurious, and just repressed personalities. The same thing that has women lining up to show their breasts for girls gone wild t-shirts is making women experiment with their sexuality. It is only a small step from all of that for any woman to take up striping. A need for money, or break from peers/family and someone can easily fall into the fringe lifestyle.

I have no real disbelief that Anna has a college education. There are a lot of degrees and or schools out there where one does not have to be well read. On the other side it takes a fairly intelligent and dedicated person to make a blog and keep it up. These are more likely the signs of someone with a college degree then not.

@Anna As said it is easy to fall into the fringe lifestyle, it is a lot harder to get out. Not because people won't hire former strippers (though admittedly it is hard to put it on a resume and be taken seriously, then again McDondalds has the same stigma), but because you will have a hard time giving up the lifestyle/money. Look you are making between 20-50 dollars an hour as a stripper. You have flexible hours and all the vacation you want. How can a 14.75 dollars an hour 9-5 job really compare? Without goals you can easily lose 5-10 years of your life to stripping simply because you can't find something better. Now add that stripping allows you to come in contact with whole levels of society you had little to no experience with before and it makes it hard to escape even if you avoid drugs, criminal charges and pregnancy. A little bad luck and you are a waste of potential.

I speak from experience. Not stripping per say, but there is more then one fringe group that pays really well and leads to a similar lifestyle. The money and the thrill bring you in and a little bad luck makes it hard to get out.

That is why the quitting of your other job bothers me. This blog can easily go from an exploration of your sexuality to documentation of your descent. From a story of woman's liberation to cautionary tale for young girls. I look forward to the next edition if for similar reasons as to why I slow down on the highway to look at an accident.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash You don't have to be broke to like working in the sex industry.

Anyway, I'm all over the map re: what I want to write about next. A lot has happened in the last couple days. I may or may not get to the end of my day job in the next one; likely the one after. Depends. :)

Mel Briscoe 5 years ago

nope. i wouldn't say that queen and cher put out the same product, music-wise. lol another one bites the dust doesn't really go well w/ believe. ;P

brian may is great.

Succotash 5 years ago

@Anna I didn't say you had to be broke. Though you have admitted that the reason you took the job is because your other job didn't pay. Sex industry is interesting. Sex is interesting. A little thrill goes a long way. The reason so many people read this is that they too are interested in sex and the sex industry. My point is that young women across the nation are exploring their sexuality. It can be wet t-shirt contests in Cancun, nude pictures by text, or going to the strip club with a bunch of friends. These activities show that women are comfortable with their bodies and interested in sex. How many of those girls that go to a strip club with friends think it would be exciting to be swinging from the pole? Most of them, but for one reason or another they just aren't willing to take the plunge. You did, but as you said you needed a little extra incentive to do it. You needed the money. Am I judging? I don't think so or not in the way you mean. I think as a recreational habit its safe and fun, as a lifestyle its exotic and a safe but dangerous sort of excitement, as a career it is a dead end. Unlike most professions you are at your peak now. Very little advancement and instead of a yearly pay raise, your income will drop as you age. I think eventually the thrill will start to wear off and the annoyances will start to add up. Then it will become more about the money and when that happens you are no longer having fun.

At the same time I will one day have to come out and see you dance. Strip clubs are a very interesting social phenomena. Kind of like the crazy party that almost got carried away, yet still kinda safe. A hedonistic haven where everyone is attractive. I think you are living a bunch of girls' fantasy right now. I just don't think you are looking past the thrill you get on a saturday night. Being the center of attention is a wonderful feeling, it might even be a little addictive.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash I've stayed quiet about some things in this comments thread so I have fresh material for my next post or two.

Charlie Sabotage 5 years ago

This blog is amazing. It is not necessarily just about being a stripper. We discuss so many other things. Diets, Queen, driving and dictionary terms. Way to broaden the horizons. Argue over everything. That's my vote. Anna, this is a great way to learn about how people feel about other things. Thank you. Love ya!

cj123 5 years ago

I feel sorry for Anna! She can only get attention by stripping or by writing a blog for a small town newspaper. I feel she is in desperate need of attention and affection!

Succotash 5 years ago

I feel you are desperate for attention too. Not only that, but you feel you are a better person because you can look down on her. By degrading her you boost your own self esteem. It is a two way street cj123. If she is in desperate need of attention and affection, what does that say about the person trolling her post? Are they not in need of attention and affection too?

Charlie Sabotage 5 years ago

@ cj~ I feel sorry for Anna too. For having to put up with morons. You know what though? She made that choice. So no, Anna I'm back to only adoring you completely

cj123 5 years ago

I agree, I am in need of attention and affection myself! I am trying not to degrade her but it seems likes she needs affection. I just hope she isn't stripping for the lack of affection; I truly hope she is stripping because she enjoys it and it is not just something to fill the emptiness in her life!

tubs_of_love 5 years ago

@Succotash - Very well put. Everything up to replying to cj123's post. I wouldn't say posting on the interwebs is desperate, but feeling like a better person? Possibly.

@AnnaUndercover - Seriously, no emptiness? Even I have emptiness.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@tubs_of_love I don't think so. I would have to hear a definition of emptiness to be entirely certain. I will say that I'm surrounded by amazing friends, and have been my whole life. Despite being a kind of flaky person, I think, I seem to hang on to everyone. I've led a full and rich life, made possible by these friends and my family, of course.

Succotash 5 years ago

@tubs Yeah I shot from the hip. Most of the time I think it through a little bit more. I also do think that people troll because they want the attention. Obviously not so much affection, though the lack of that in their lives may be what causes them to crave the attention. The point is it was a judgmental comment made by someone, Which then caused me to attempt to bring their insecurities into the open. So I admit that it is wrong to play with trolls. Leave them alone and move on. I could go further into what motivates that type of person, but I won't.

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash While we're talking about everything but the above entry...

My favorite Fark.com news link was to an AP story with a misspelled title. It was something like: "Man arrested for not paying local trolls." Hehe. :)

AnnaUndercover 5 years ago

@Succotash Loved the link. Absolutely hilarious story with it.

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