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Mermaids



In Weeki Wachee Florida there is a Spring where real Mermaids swim. They perform underwater shows all year round. The Mermaids breathe underwater by using air hoses that they use every 20-40 seconds or so. The spring is crystal clear and is about 74 degrees all year round. The underwater theater is built right into the spring, so the Mermaids are swimming with the natural wildlife. Once in a while, manatees make an appearance and swim with the Mermaids.


Go to their website for more information. www.weekiwachee.com



The Little Mermaid
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More mermaids







I, [FireGypsy], shall be auditioning on the 24th to be a mermaid! Wish me luck!


So far I have been practicing my breath control. I will hold my breath for 45 seconds, take a 15 second breather, and do it again over and over untill I am confortable.


I can hold my breath for a minute comfortably. I have even pushed myself for a personal record of 1 Minute 36 Seconds.


I have visited the local YMCA's 25 meter lap pool. I can swim underwater the whole 25 meters in 1 breath.


My problem is, after swimming the 25 meters underwater, it is difficult to try and hold my breath within a few minutes afterwards to my standards (at least 45 seconds). I need to work on my endurance. I plan on visiting the lap pool one more time, the day before my audition.





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This is me, at Weeki Wachee after I filled out my application and watched the shows, pretending to be a Mermaid! XD I look fat!
(Note: This is not the mermaid costume, it is just a plastic structure that I am standing behind XD)



Mermaid Audition




So my mermaid audition went awesome! There were 7 girls auditioning. They had us do some underwater figures doing backflips. They had us do a 25 meter swim underwater. They had us do a breathhold, and had us smile pretty! I held my breath the longest, swam the farthest underwater and my figures were alright. In my opinion, I did the best that I could! My interview was great! So I stayed and watched some mermaid shows and such and went home.


As soon as I got home I had missed a call from weeki wachee because my phone was dead. So I called them back and they stated that one of the current mermaid's purse was missing and they wanted to know if I had seen anything. I know nothing about it. About 20 minutes later I got another call stating that they had talked to other auditionees and that they had said that they saw me walk out with the brown purse. This, of course, was bullshit. I had no use for someone else's purse and I am certainly not the type of person who would steal something from someone else. I was never alone and was always out in the open.


So, I went back down there, very upset and tried to explain to them that I had not taken the purse. That I had stayed in the park for HOURS and that I had JUST gotten home when they called me. The purse, I found out, was twice the size of mine, meaning it was big, and there is NO way in hell that I would be able to walk around Weeki Wachee with someone else's HUGE ass purse and get away with it. I cant believe someone would say that about me for NO reason. Stupid bitches.


In other news, I am ON the news!


http://www.baynews9.com/Home.html
Then look at the top right, click "Watch exclusive Bay News 9 videos" and click "So you want to be a mermaid?" I am the one in the purple and white flowered swimsuit ^_^


http://www.tampabays10.com/news/local/article.aspx?s=search&storyid=50089
Another news video. Just clikc the link and click "videostory".



[Due to the purse drama and the fact that it did not turn up, Weeki Wachee has decided not to hire any girls from the group.]


[**NEW**]Weeki Wachee lied. I was contacted by one of the head mermaids, Abby, a month after my audition and she told me that when Robyn called me and told me that someone saw me with the purse, that Robyn lied. She made it up. And I am the only one they made that story up to. Shortly after informing me of this, Abby quit due to Weeki Wachee's dishonesty. Also, they did hire someone from my group of auditioners, the only underage girl, becuase her mommy used to be a mermaid. I emailed Weeki Wachee demanding a reason for their behaviour, and I was ignored. So I messaged the mermaid manager to being ignored aswel. I called the EEOC and should be getting paperwork in soon and I cant WAIT to fuck them over. Another girl who they screwed over is doing the same thing.




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This is me during my audition performing a "pinwheel" manouver.





Project Sirenomelia

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Me trying out my homemade mermaid tail!
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MermaidSasha

More pictures of my with my mermaid tail and my friend Raven. I made her tail aswel.


Underwater

My Underwater Photoshoot



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2007-02-14 [shinobi14]: Wow!!!! Good luck, Sasha. Im sure you can do it.... You're a very talented girl. XD
Wheeeee!!! First comment!!!

2007-02-14 [FireGypsy]: Haha! It would be a super fun job! I can't wait to audition ^_^

2007-02-14 [shinobi14]: It would be. Paying you to swim around and have fun under water....
Im jealous XD

2007-02-15 [FireGypsy]: ^_^

2007-02-15 [zoloftzantac]: If you get the job then learn how to do the dolphin kick they use in the butter fly stroke, I though it looked pretty silly to see their tails still and only moving by paddeling like crazy with their arms

2007-02-15 [FireGypsy]: I'm going there today to fill out an application and take a canoe ride down the perfectly clear rivier ^_^

2007-02-15 [shinobi14]: Wow... You are so lucky!!!

2007-02-16 [FireGypsy]: So I went there today ^_^ I filled out an application. Adam and I were going to rent a canoe and paddle down the 7 mile crystal clear river, but we got there too late. So we stayed and watched the shows instead. I met Marcy, the mermaid I was emailing about the audition and she said she would look at my application later since I handed it to someone at the front gate. She said to be there at 9am on the 24th with a 1 piece bathing suit for an audition and an interview ^_^ I got some tips from a prince on breath control and clues on what to expect during the audition so I think I am all set! I can hold my breath for a minute comfortable and can go over a minute if I want so I am all set with that. I can't wait! I went out an bought a 1 piece suit and I plan on going to a public pool to do some underwater laps ^_^

2007-02-16 [shinobi14]: Wow... good luck, Sasha. I hope everything works out, because that would be an amazing job. ^_^

2007-02-16 [FireGypsy]: I know I cant wait! I held my breath last night for 1 minute 36 seconds with no problems/spazzing!

2007-02-16 [shinobi14]: Well done! Impressive XD

2007-02-16 [FireGypsy]: ^_^ Thankies!

2007-02-16 [shinobi14]: And we all know that you're not fat, Sasha. But you look nice in your lil outfit ^^

2007-02-16 [FireGypsy]: Outfit? Nah, its just a plastic model that I am standing behind XD

2007-02-16 [shinobi14]: OMG!! Im so blond, i didn't even notice.
=( I feel so thick now. *sits down in the dark*

2007-02-16 [FireGypsy]: XD

2007-02-17 [zoloftzantac]: heh

2007-02-17 [FireGypsy]: Heh what?

2007-02-17 [ShortButSweet.♥]: Sounds really cool, good luck!

2007-02-17 [DeeJay™]: *is glad he read the comments before asking where you got a mermaid outfit from* :\

2007-02-17 [shinobi14]: LOL Yeah.... learn from my mistakes, [DeeJay™]... =(
Sometimes im just thick. Im good with medicine, though!!!
Just not my eyes for noticing the obvious...

2007-02-17 [FireGypsy]: XD Lol! I just went to a lap pool today to practice. I can hold my breath for a minute. And I can swim the whole 25 meters underwater in one breath! My problem is after swimming the 25m, trying to hole my breath shortly after is difficult since my heart is racing and I am out of breath. So I need to practice a bit more before my audition ^_^

2007-02-17 [shinobi14]: yeah, but im sure you'll do fine in your audition. XD
You're gifted ^_^

2007-02-17 [FireGypsy]: Gifted? XD Thanks!

2007-02-18 [zoloftzantac]: maybe lay off on the smoking for a while ...

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: That's not the problem. I don't smoke ciggarettes. I just need to build cardio and breathing endurance.

2007-02-18 [zoloftzantac]: I wasn't talking about cigerettes, breathing any kind of smoke is not going to help ...

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: Yes, but I smoke very little only at night to help sleep. It doesn't restrain enough control to make quitting worthwhile. I just need some practice ^_^

2007-02-18 [shinobi14]: Yeah, practise not smoking for a while. ZZ is right. I didn't even think about the fact you smoked the ganja. Im with [zoloftzantac] on this one. To aid your training, don't smoke that shit until you get the job...

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: Im telling you lol, it wont help! Even if I did, my lungs wouldn't start to improve for months! Resin build up on your lungs doesnt just go away in days! Like I said, it isn't worth it as it doesnt restrain my breath enough.

2007-02-18 [shinobi14]: Fine, do what you want. XP
I cant stop you, no one can. Not even Adam...

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: Mua Hahahaha!

2007-02-18 [shinobi14]: *slaps Sasha*
No wait, yes i can. XP

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: *spontaneousely combusts*

2007-02-18 [somethingwarm]: It actually gets worse a couple of days after you haven't had any, all the phlegm and crap comes up. Haha I thought it was a costume too. You do so much girl!

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: Phlegm? I have quit for months and never had anything different occur.

2007-02-18 [somethingwarm]: Oh, if I don't have some for a couple days then start again my throat and lungs get all gross.

2007-02-18 [FireGypsy]: Strange lol

2007-02-19 [DeeJay™]: the hairs in your throat push all the stuff back up :\

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: Those hairs are called the "cilia" ^_^

2007-02-19 [somethingwarm]: Aren't those the ones in your lungs

2007-02-19 [DeeJay™]: damn! i knew what they were called, just didnt wanna look stupid if they wern't called cilia :P

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: Cilia is in your throat and nose. They help catch and push impurities out of your body ^_^ Wether it be a cough or a sneeze!

2007-02-19 [shinobi14]: ooooooo... someone knows their biology! LOL

2007-02-19 [DeeJay™]: and also eyelashes =)

2007-02-19 [shinobi14]: Errrr... eyelashes??
Meh?

2007-02-19 [DeeJay™]: cil·i·a   Pronunciation[sil-ee-uh]
–plural noun, singular cil·i·um

1. Biology. minute hairlike organelles, identical in structure to flagella, that line the surfaces of certain cells and beat in rhythmic waves, providing locomotion to ciliate protozoans and moving liquids along internal epithelial tissue in animals.
2. Anatomy. the eyelashes.

2007-02-19 [shinobi14]: Why thankyou for that. I had no idea that cilia were also eyelashes. ^_^
Good job, [DJ Devil]. XD

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: I dont know about you, but my eyelashes dont beat in rhythmic waves XD I think they mean it figuratively. The eyelashes of the body ^_^

2007-02-19 [DeeJay™]: or maybe they do . . when you blink o.O

or maybe the movement is so minute you dont notice :)
i dont notice my throat moving . .

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: Your throat doesnt move. There are tiny hairs that are constantly moving ON your throat walls (trachea{sp?}). Eyelashes do keep particles out of your eyes, but they rely on your reflexes to close and blink when a particle is threatening to enter rather than waving on your face to catch anything.

2007-02-19 [shinobi14]: Trachea, dear. ^_^

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: Pthhppt! I didn't put that first h in there XD

2007-02-19 [Avrora_Black]: Heyy good luck:D
Personally I don't think it's posible for a person to hold his breath for as long as the videos show, it's absolutely impossible.I have been a swimmer for 3 years (competing and stuff) but I could manage to keep my breath only a minute and a few additional seconds...Maybe it's me, but the coaches didn't advice us to do many tricks because your heart can explode from holding your breath too long....I don't know:) I hope you'll make it.
As I can see,you also have to be able to swin the vutterfly style to move your feet with the tail...Cool, but hard to do. Your body wil become really strong after that;)

2007-02-19 [FireGypsy]: They dont hold their breath that long lol! They breathe through air hoses every 20-40 seconds or so XD The videos are small on here, if you look them up on youtube they are bigger and you can see when they breathe from the hoses.

2007-02-25 [shinobi14]: Well done, Sasha!!!
I really hope you do make it. You will, of course, but its always nice to have faith.
I also hope that the bullshit with the purse doesn't jeopardise your chances... Bitches.
^_____^

2007-02-25 [FireGypsy]: I still havent gotten my call if I got the job or not....

2007-02-25 [La Fleur de La Croix]: Awesome! lol Nice kiss to the cam Sasha. XD

2007-02-25 [FireGypsy]: ^_^ Well technically it wasn't to the cam, I couln't see through the window!

2007-02-25 [Romantic Rebellion]: purse drama? if you dont mind me asking, whats that? lol

2007-02-25 [FireGypsy]: *points to above article*

I take my statement back, apparently they are not going to hire ANY of the girls because nobody brought the purse back.

2007-02-25 [shinobi14]: Thats sucks... and blows... at the same time. =(

2007-02-25 [FireGypsy]: Yeah, but in all realty, I am alright with it. It means that they haven't hired ANYONE new and if I wait a month or so and reapply, hopefully I will get a solo audition, without all the stupid fucking drama, and hopefully get the job!

2007-02-25 [shinobi14]: Im hope you do...
Damm that job was almost perfect. >.<

2007-02-25 [FireGypsy]: Yeah ^_^

2007-02-26 [~sminx~]: is it a proper job? how much do they pay, if you don't mind me asking?

2007-02-26 [FireGypsy]: They pay minimum wage. Weeki Wachee is suffering badly and is goin to court soon. Hopefully after everything has been solved they will pay more. But who cares, it is a fun job!

2007-02-26 [Romantic Rebellion]: yeh sounds it lol, i hope you can get it some how!

2007-02-28 [zoloftzantac]: ouch, it is a competitive job that only pays minimum wage? Things must be really bad in Florida :/

2007-02-28 [FireGypsy]: No, I just got a job, but it is only temporary until I try for the Mermaid job again ^_^

2007-02-28 [shinobi14]: zz, its america, not florida. XD

And what is this temp job you speak of, Sasha?

2007-02-28 [shinobi14]: Not saying all americans are like that.

No offence. >.<

2007-02-28 [FireGypsy]: I will be selling shit, dont worry about it.

2007-02-28 [shinobi14]: Selling shit? Good luck with that!
I dont need to buy it, because enough of it comes out of my mouth...

2007-03-23 [FireGypsy]: I have no life XD

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: What makes you say that, then??

Ive been watching you and your poi on YouTube... lol

2007-03-24 [FireGypsy]: God those videos are crap! Ever time I make a video I get 1000 times better and the videos make me look like I suck XD

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: no, those vids rock!! In fact, i always feel proud when i show your video to my friends. I say.. "Yeah, thats Sasha". I know its sad, but they think you're famous because you're that good! lol

2007-03-24 [FireGypsy]: Awe thanks! I will have better ones soon!

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: Damn straight you will!! And they will rock my socks!!!

2007-03-24 [DRACE]: o.o *grins from ear to ear and licks his lips* I looove suchi, so can I have a little chunk of your flesh to go with my seaweed and rice? <img:BR-GIF.gif>

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: Well well, now there is no wiki that [DRACE] hasn't commented on. XD

Although maybe a bit of Sasha with chips wouldn't be bad at all! Pardon for being so English with my talk of Fish and Chips. XP

2007-03-24 [DRACE]: excuse me there are plenty of wikis I haven't takled on you asshole >.<

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: DRACE, you dont have the right to call anyone an asshole. You are the biggest asshole on EP!!! lol

And you know it.

2007-03-24 [FireGypsy]: Hey no name calling! Sushi is one of my favourite foods ^_^

2007-03-24 [shinobi14]: Sorry Sasha. >.<

Eurgh! Sushi!! Horrible. lol

2007-03-25 [FireGypsy]: Haha sweet! I got new videos and they ROCK! I will upload them ASAP!

2007-03-25 [FireGypsy]: Sasha's Firedancing Most of the good videos are on there ^_^

2007-03-25 [somethingwarm]: drace you need to calm the fuck down, they pretty much implied that you talk on alot of wikis, that makes them an asshole how?

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Thanks, [somethingwarm], but i believe the damage is already done... *starts weeping* Boo Hoo!! DRACE called me an asshole!! This is the end! I have no will to live!

...

Gimme a break, would you DRACE?

And thanks again, Straygeek. ^____^

2007-03-25 [FireGypsy]: GAH!

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Gah?? GAH??? This is an outrage, i tells ya!!! An outrage!!!

2007-03-25 [somethingwarm]: He always does that shit. Someone needs to suck it up handle the jandal.

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Hehehe... DRACE, you got your ass handed to you. XD

2007-03-25 [FireGypsy]: Stop picking on Drace, I like em' ^_^ He likes to give people on my shit list a hard time without me even telling him to!

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Who doesn't like DRACE?? He is still an asshole!! I like him, yet i like assholes. ;)

2007-03-25 [FireGypsy]: I like him because he IS an asshole lol!

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Ahhh, Sasha. What a wonderfully twisted perspective you have!!!

2007-03-25 [somethingwarm]: I don't mind him, but if you're going to give shit you gotta learn to take it.

2007-03-25 [shinobi14]: Oh, he knows how to both take and give shit.

He is one of the most infamous members... lol (the most imfamous would be [sxy k8 im horny!]... dont ask XP)

2007-03-26 [DRACE]: here is alittle fact for you [shinobi14] I haven't been an asshole to anyone for more then a month >.<

2007-03-26 [FireGypsy]: Sasha's Firedancing go there damnit!

2007-03-26 [DRACE]: o.o I have been, I looked and all <img:mood7-gif.gif>

2007-03-26 [shinobi14]: Really? A whole month??? Well done!! XD

2007-03-26 [FireGypsy]: XD

2007-03-27 [DRACE]: <img:Br23-gif.gif>

2007-03-27 [shinobi14]: You know im kidding you, DRACE. Sheesh. lol

2007-07-13 [FireGypsy]: New info up, Weeki Wachee is run by a couple of fucking morons.

2007-07-16 [shinobi14]: REALLY?! No way!? How did that happen, Sasha? =/

2007-07-16 [FireGypsy]: People are dishonest assholes and WILL get what they deserve =) If the EEOC finds that I have a case (which I obviously do, they lied to me and me only), then I will be hired as a mermaid, they will have to reimburse me for the pay I missed out on all these months, and they can't fire me without a good damn fucking reason =)

2007-07-19 [zoloftzantac]: uhhh ... sometimes being right isn't all that great, do you really want to get the job that way? You would be working with bad vibes and people who resented you every day :S

2007-07-19 [FireGypsy]: Yes, and I would rub it in their face as much as I could. =)

2007-07-19 [FireGypsy]: Underwater Photoshoot.

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