Thursday, March 25, 2010

The Conservative Republican Purchase of Show Shoes

Okay, the show is now nine weeks out.

But a couple of weeks ago posing practice had begun and it was time to purchase my show shoes.

For those of you who don't know, the Figure Competition attire consists of a bedazzled bikini and 5" heel shoes. Yes, that's right. In a bikini, you have to walk across a stage in 5" heels. Hence, the need for posing practice. In my conservative Republican life, I had never had the occasion for such shoes, so this was going to be a new experience for me.

I was told I could either order them on-line, which was usually overpriced, or go to the local loungerie store and get them there.

So, a couple of weeks ago after work dressed in my conservative Republican attire, I stopped by the local Cirilla's (formerly Priscilla's for you Indianapolis folks) to buy my shoes.

I entered and to my right found a wall full of such shoes. Brown ones, black ones, red ones, purple ones, and clear plastic bedazzled ones. I had no idea there was a need for such shoes and such a selection!

(In front me...well I saw other things but that is for another blog entry...)

Anyway, so I found a pair similar to what I'd seen in other competitors wear... the clear plastic and bedazzled shoes. As I was doing this, the clerk came up to me and said, "Let me guess, Indy Pole Dancers?"

First thought in my head: "Do I look like a pole dancer? If I do, is that a compliment?" I wasn't quite sure ...

I responded, "No..." and explained the competition.

She explained Indy Pole Dancers is a local club that offers pole dancing exercise classes for women. Apparently it is a great cardio workout. Really gets your core.

I guess it would....

So, I purchased the shoes. And although I was not a pole dancer, she gave me the dancer discount anyway. Pretty sweet.

And I learned about a new cardio opportunity, but for now I think I will just stick with my eliptical machine.


  1. Jeannie, I had so much fun hanging out with you yesterday and hearing about your contest. Can't wait to read about the next nine weeks!

  2. It was great to meet you yesterday and share some common interests! I am so looking forward to hearing about your contest. Let me know if you have nutrition questions.

  3. Hey, great shoes! I would wear them outside of pole-dancing and figure-competing. :)