Wednesday, July 29, 2009

corner view bergen,norway: best kept secret

once upon a time in another millennium, i almost became one of these:

a danish cabaret ensemble situated in japan was looking for dancers.
but alas, my hair looked like this:

not to worry, the interviewer said, i could always get something like this (the wig, ladies, the wig):


not so much a secret, as something just not spoken of, something forgotten. why? well, i was an aspiring macrobiotic yogini whose values were on quite the opposite end of the spectrum. but i was already into the dance/performance scene and hey, japan was ADVENTURE!
but by the time i had the letter that said i was accepted, i had changed my mind. i can't remember why, but i assume the prospect of having to wear (dance in!) high heels for hours seven nights a week had something to do with it.
btw, have you ever been to a job interview where you had to strip down to you undies to show the whereabouts (yes, whereabouts) of your tits and butt? quite interesting. i was told that for this job, my butt would have been better off a bit further north, but that the high heels would help a bit.
now how's that for a secret?
p.s. i just got back on line after lightning struck and killed the router, so i haven't been able to post any viking photos yet. p.p.s. this will be the last corner view for the summer.
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22 comments:

Bonnie said...

wow ! that is a great secret !

jane said...

now that´s a great secret! too funny! i don´t think my tits nor my butt have ever been far enough north... not even in heels... besos!

kristina * said...

that's such a hilarious story - do you sometimes wonder what a different course your life would have taken if you had taken the job?

jumbleberryjam said...

Excellent secret! :-)

Cris Siqueira said...

how's that for a secret?
that's a great secret!! and not to mention that was a funny story!!

happy day!!

Renee said...
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Kari said...

Thanks for sharing. Now that would be a funny interview, having tits and butt inspected to make sure they are north. Funny.

caitlin said...

Such a great post. Simply delightful.

Likes Chocolate said...

That is a good secret!

Ritva said...

jane stoled my thoughts!
no, she just said what i would liked to have said :)
what a secret- i think you hit the nail on the head!
hugs!

Francesca said...

Wow! But, you know, your interview scene reminds me very much of my medical when I applied for a US green card, I was outraged, and I also changed my mind ... but that's a long story!

Crescent Moon said...

O.K., this is definitely the funniest post of the day! Since even before having children, my sister used to tease me by singing "Does your butt hang low" (sung to the tune of children's song, "Do your ears hang low"), I'm guessing I wouldn't have stood a chance with that job.

Ida Nielsen said...

Now, this is a real secret -and funny too! Just wondering; do you regret that you didn't go?

MODsquad said...

This is the best dang secrete by far!! Hilarious!!

Happy Day!

Joyce said...

Now this is a great secret and fun! Thanks for sharing and I won't tell a soul. xoxo

Cate said...

that's awesome. both that you almost did it and then that you didn't. do you have regrets? (dolly is quite something-just not something that we all aspire to.)

Jodi said...

i'm laughing too hard to type. thanks for a great post!

pien said...

woooow in dutch i would call you a lefgozer!
brave women!
show your body naked on a intervieuw....

la ninja said...

raaaaa! that's what I'm talking about, proper secrets (mine was rubbish)
not bad , not bad at all.

you really made me giggle, a shaven macrobiotic yogi going for a job as a showgirl, fantastic!

really enjoyed your secret, ta.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Whaaaa !!!

therese said...

come on, people! i give you the southern whereabouts, no, hangabouts, of my butt, and you give me your secret RECIPES?!? LOL

therese said...

and no, i don't regret not going. i have had lots of exciting things happening in my life, and i feel quite content about that. also,getting undressed for the interview was something i was prepared to do, and i had no problems doing so. i was already into dance and performance and quite used to exposing my body on stage (not in a showgirl or exotic manner, though!)

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