I will be working in Ottawa today.
From the "I just can't make this stuff up" department, a dance and fitness studio in Duncan, BC (about half way between Victoria and Nanaimo on Vancouver Island) has launched its 'Little Spinners' pole dancing program to prepubescent girls.
<For the uninitiated, please see the online urban dictionary for the definition of Spinner.>
Kristy Craig aka House Madam Kristy says that she is just responding to her adult client's demands. She neglected to describe exactly who these adult clients were, but went on to explain that pole dancing is a sport that is being stripped away from its gentleman club roots.
Further, she said that at some competitions (some) (that suggests that there are competitions where the following does not apply) girls aren't allowed to wear high heels or remove any clothing articles.
Meanwhile in Vancouver, former exotic dancer Tammy 'The Punisher' Morris and Tantra Dance studio owner also has classes for the prepubescent, and doesn't understand why everyone associates pole dancing with stripping.
Gosh Tammy, you really don't know?
In other news, Sharlene and I are headed for Spain in another day or so! We also plan a day trip to Andorra. Andorra is a small land-locked Principality nestled in between Spain and France. For you Star Trek fans, it is also the homeland of the Andorians, those white haired, blue skinned peoples with the antennae coming out of their heads.
Johnny, can we get a graphic up on the screen for the viewers? -- Johnny? damn, keep forgetting this is not a talk show. I'll see if I can get a graphic up on the online version at http://pulp.puckett.ca while I am in the taxi.
Andorra on the other hand has about 85k earthlings in residence and have the forth highest life expectancy at 82 years.
Only have about a minute left before they ask us to shut our electronics for landing, so there is no time to enter a lengthy discussion about the differences between Empires, Kingdoms, Principalities and Duchies. But real quick, an Emperor rules an Empire presiding over many Kingdoms. Kings run Kingdoms and may owe allegiance to an Emperor. Princes and Dukes run their smaller Principalities and Duchies and owe allegiance or fealty (feudal duties) to a King.