Death Became Me

Over the next several weeks, I was more motivated to work than ever.  I wanted to be in her face as much as possible as a constant reminder of what a horrid thing she did.  I wanted to think of myself as the walking dead in her eyes.   IcouldhavediedIcouldhavediedIcouldhavediedIcouldhavediedIcouldhavediedIcouldhavediedIcouldhavedied.   But I didn't, no…

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Picture it. Tampa, 2002. (Yes, I’m a Golden Girls fan!) Half-naked women everywhere. Hungry - bills to pay, mouths to feed, shoes to buy. Timing is everything. Him? No. He just got here. Let him marinate for a minute. If you're the first to go over, you're almost guaranteed a rejection. He wants to survey…

Talk Is Cheap…Are You?

There are moments in life when it pays to be cute.  In fact, that’s how I landed my first bartending gig.  It all started at a local establishment in the dead center of Tampa’s club mecca - Ybor City.  I met this really, really cute girl (we’ll call her Kate) and she was adorable.  I…

Doubts, Always the Doubts

By the time I got home after my thought-filled drive, I decided that perhaps I should rethink the whole 'date Jen' thing.  I mean, she obviously had no intention of being exclusive.  Otherwise, why would she have done such a thing right in front of me, other people...what is she crazy?  A ho?  I thought…

Fake It To Make It

They say 'the world is a stage.'  And it's true.  Sometimes we put on airs that convey the person we want people to see and like, but not necessarily our actual selves.  As a stripper, you have to take it a step further.  You have to create a persona that you think will net you…