CCRx* with a Michelangelo Twist

Jul 30, 2023 | Blog Beat, CCRx*

*Cha Cha on the Rocks—Straight up and a little shaken.

I’m sure you’ve noticed that I haven’t posted a new Blog Beat in a few weeks.  I keep telling myself, “In progress, there are peaks and valleys.” 

Lately, I am a valley girl. 


Do you think Michelangelo ever doubted his next chisel? There are no takesie-backsies in sculpting. Every cut counts.

I imagine the artist referring to an unscrolled blueprint, a drawing of David with measurements assigned. I wish I could see clearer into the scene. Did he mold a 3D model out of clay to use as a scale? 

He definitely did not have a 3D printer. How long would it take to print a 3D David to scale? Would it be tacky to order one in purple? I would put it in my garden… I digress. 


I imagine Michelangelo starting a blog. He shares about art and his creative mind. It is a masterpiece. Everyone subscribes. 


Sometimes I feel like the Cha Cha Beat is a giant hunk of marble. And it’s up to me to chisel out the potential I see inside.

I am very scared. Specifically of the day when I tell the Judgementalsteins about this. I don’t want my parents to ever find out about the Cha Cha Beat. But I know I’ll have to share it with them eventually. 

Who knows? Maybe they will be super supportive! Have Dr. and Mrs. Judgementalstein loosened up in their senior years? I’m not sure they can get loose enough.—I’ll tell them when the time is right. Until then, it looms. 

I’m also scared I will lose interest and abandon this project. That was the old me. I’m not a quitter anymore. Just keep calm and cha cha on. Where’s my pick axe?


“Cha Cha!” The people say, “Drop another Back Beat.”

“This next Beat comes from Chapter 14: ‘And Now It’s time for a Breakdown’.” I start with an homage to my TOC

Then, I lay down the Beat: a LMOIS* File from 2012

Maybe you’re not sure if you like it. 

But you know it’s something different. 

And you’re here for that. 

Originally from the east coast, Cha Cha lives in southern California with her fiance (he’s a plumber) and their bob-tailed cat, Copper Soup.

As a woman, Cha Cha spends her time writing, reading (though not as much as she wishes she did), watching Project Runway (way more than she wished she did—especially since the show ended in 2019), trying to exercise for at least 20 minutes a day (otherwise, she won’t leave the house because she works from home), learning how to manage her money, and talking to herself out loud.

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