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2007-07-19 17:42:01
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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.

The Little Mermaid
(takes a minute to show)

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.

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!
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 ^_^
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.


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

Project Sirenomelia


Me trying out my homemade mermaid tail!


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


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

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