When asked for readers to share with us their favorite from Dilara’s Diary this past year, the number one answer was “I Used to Be a Bird and I Kicked Butt! A Belly Dancer’s Memoir.” Not surprising to us since it’s a Hip Mix staff personal favorite, as well. Join us as we take a look into Dilara’s past!
What was Dilara before she was a belly dancer? Well, actually a lot of things, including a university mascot! In the light of recent fights and attacks on furry, fun characters, Dilara recalls her fight with a Bearkat! Really, it DID happen.
I Used to Be a Bird and I Kicked Butt! A Belly Dancer’s Memoir
I Used To Be A Bird & I Kicked Butt! A Belly Dancer’s Memoir – Dilara’s Diary – HipMix.Net.
Today I learned about an attack on Elmo in Florida. Thank you CNN for opening up those unresolved wounds for me. Office Goddess Jenn (yes, that is her new title) told me the best way to work through painful memories is to tell the story. So, here we go:
When I went to college, for some fun-loving reason I decided I wanted to be the school’s mascot. A cardinal. I waited, tried out – and I got it. Never mind the fact that the only other competition I had was the current mascot, who was ineligible due to poor grades. I still was the mascot… and I got to go to Mascot Camp!
Yes, there really is a mascot camp. (See me? I’m the one with the pretty, yellow legs)
While there, I met a number of other characters. Some well known, like TCU’s Horned Frog and K-State’s Wildcat. Some not so well known, like Austin College’s Kangaroo and some strange Purple Glob from someplace I never heard of…..
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