This blog began in 2010 as part of the publisher’s promotional materials for my travel book, The Single Girl’s Guide to Meeting European Men. The book rose to #1 on Amazon’s Best-Sellers List within two weeks of publication, and is still selling. The blog has been expanded to cover my other pursuits.

Don’t Try This at Home Friends

February, 19, 2014

Apparently, the Olympic broadcast needs this disclaimer. After watching the awe-provoking lifts done by the figure skating pairs, I decided to try a few of those moves myself. I was certain that I was taking all necessary precautions by attempting the wimpy starter version…aka partner-less, on a mat. What could go wrong when the legit athletes were several feet in the air, soaring above their partners’ heads over hard ice, while wearing ice skates, no less? And after training with Rusty, I thought I was up for this challenge.


My first attempt was doable.


So then I got a bit gutsier.


You can see the outcome…flat on the floor, 100% wiped-out. In the future, I think I’ll leave these moves up to the actual competitors:)

Oh well, who needs a partner when you have Lucy as a workout buddy? I’m referring to the awesome apparel line. Here I’m wearing her top and headband.


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