Moonshine-soaked cherries… Did Jonathan bring cherries with him?
They were another fella’s. I didn’t see the Fresno gang nearly as much as I would’ve liked. :(
You make me want to rethink my priorities.
Man, if only I could make dancing a career….
This makes me want to fast forward to next year so badly. Particularly the gin part.
Or rewind so you could relive CH with us! (I can’t wait for the next one either. Always the highlight dance event of the year.)
That’s not casual. That’s “I’m so amazing that I’ll wear whatever the hell I feel like wearing and DON’T need to wear a typical dress to remind you of how amazing I am!” P.S. You look nice! :D
Cuteness, all day, erryday!
Keepin my fingers crossed for you!
Good luck! <3
Good luck! I’m sure you’ll kick ass where ever it is you end up.
Thank you!!! <3
Congrats and good luck! (I sincerely hope that you aren’t absolutely quitting a job unless you don’t think you could ever get a good recommendation from there. Just… y’know. Yeah. Congrats!)
Thank you! I’m not too concerned about recommendations from that place, mainly because I already have a new job in the bag and I haven’t come across too many job opportunities that required references.
This was a company that gave me a raise and then changed their minds without addressing me about it, kicked me out of my office, told me I had to take a new title that I wasn’t interested in and leave my current position or else my hours would be cut, would complain about me to our main office, and was riddled with petty drama (like one of the employees sleeping with one of the students and not being too discreet about it, for instance).
Not to mention, one asshole there started micro-managing every department regardless of the fact that he isn’t really anyone’s boss and I’ve pretty much had it with that son of a bitch, so. I’m not sorry to leave the place and I certainly don’t regret my decision. It was easy to leave knowing that I didn’t have to train anyone to replace me. I was mainly doing tasks that somebody else didn’t want to do.
The new title I had to take I haven’t been doing because no one has told me what that position entails. I still was part of the financial department, but was bumped down to doing only a few tasks: mailing letters twice a month, collecting payments, and seeing appointments. Hardly full-time work. I have a feeling I would’ve been squeezed out before long given how little work there was to do (or tossed into another department like a rag doll).
I know every workplace has their water cooler gossip and drama and personality issues and all of that, but I can still strive to find a place where I don’t feel as if that bullshit gets in the way of my productivity and overall happiness. I look forward to starting in a new, more positive work environment next week.
Pete’s smoking a joint?! And what the hell is his sideburns? Good lord.
Oof. Totally forgot it just started airing here. Not much of a spoiler, I promise! God, the sideburns on everyone! The only person who looks the same is Don. Don is the only one still clean-shaven with his hair slicked back. Everyone else jumped on the facial hair train (one of my favorite trains, though..).
DOES PETE GET HIGH NO WAIT DON’T TELL ME I NEED TO WATCH THE EPISODE FIRST
THIS WHOLE SEASON IS ON DRUGS.
ora-et-labora-et-fandom replied to your post: It’s always a strange thing wondering whether you…
Or instead of a dream, you have a quick chat via IM or text, or go for an innocent coffee… then spend the next 6 hours going “WHY did I do that?! I was doing so well…”
Quick chat being key and the lamenting afterwards that stretches on and on and on….
doodledemoon replied to your post: It’s always a strange thing wondering whether you…
I hear you hun! I had those feelings, then I had dreams too and well, fuck. It sucks haha.
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: It’s always a strange thing wondering whether you…
Yes. Yes. AND yes.
<3 you’re both lovely
punkassjim replied to your post: It’s always a strange thing wondering whether you…
I’d very much like to hear about this dream.
It wasn’t much of one, though. Something about an airport and a movie. It’s the dull ache you wake up with that’s most upsetting. Still, it’s not a terrible distraction to have I suppose.
lotusmika replied to your post: It’s always a strange thing wondering whether you…
night blogging is best blogging
AND THE WORST.
totallyaddie replied to your post: I feel like I’m starting to reconsider this red…
The key to red upkeep is throwing a demi-permanent colour on every 3-ish weeks. The supplies needed are like, $10-15 and will last you at least two touch ups. Depends how light of red you want and how dark you come in naturally tho.
I have pretty dark hair. I have to use the L’Oreal hi colors and 40 developer to get any red to stick and even then it’s still a pretty dark, muted red. Then it would fade to a weird orange and meh. It just looks sloppy lately. I have the Tressa Watercolors, which has dye in it and is a pretty soft shampoo. Doesn’t smell or leave my hair feeling damaged or anything. It lets me wait a bit longer to touch up. I have dry shampoo to use so I don’t wash it daily and then use the Tresemme color shampoo a few times a week. I don’t know, just not feeling too impressed with the color lately. :( I have a feeling too that it still needs to grow out from the first time I dyed it. I had to strip my hair from previous dyes I didn’t know I still had and that really did a number on it. It kind of turns your hair orange to begin with and I think some of that hasn’t really grown out or taken to new dye/touch-ups.
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: I feel like I’m starting to reconsider this red…
I feel ya! My red gots to go too. 60$ a pop for touch ups is a killer on my budget.
Eesh! Yeah, I wouldn’t be able to last long as a redhead with that price! I remember the days I used to be able to afford to go to a salon every month and pay $45-60 to have it trimmed up. Sigh. Someday again! There’s a nice “pinup” salon down the street that has prices starting at $35! Not terrible. Usually with short hair they don’t charge much, Might give it a try this week or next :)
colorfuloddity replied to your post: I feel like I’m starting to reconsider this red…
ufgh red is so hard to maintain yey for not feeling shitty! I’ve started being a bit more active and feeling a little better overall :)
I know, I was doing pretty good a few months ago! But then my moods took a dive and out went all my good habits with it. It’s been like a vicious cycle ever since. CURSE MOOD SWINGS!
I LOVE Boardwalk!!
Boardwalk is seriously one the best shows ever! And the wardrobe is aaa-mazing!
Ladies and gentlemen, this user is no longer here. The show has her. Please leave a message and she will get back to you as soon as the season is over. *beep*
But this is what’s happening.
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: A small, somewhat blurry pic of my crazy updo from…
absolutely gorgeous, darling!
Thank you! We need to get together soon <3
colorfuloddity replied to your post: A small, somewhat blurry pic of my crazy updo from…
aww I wish I coulda been at TSS! You look soo good btw omfg.
Thank you! And I know, I was hoping you’d be there! I don’t think I’ve seen you since Santa Swing!
colorfuloddity replied to your post: Watching Grease drunk. Half hour in and I…
u wd make a gr9 rizzo
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: Watching Grease drunk. Half hour in and I…
Frenchie was my fave! I wanted to be just like her. Goodness me, kid memories.
Right?!!! Omg. She was my favorite growing up too. Now I realize I’m basically Rizzo and Martie.
You guys, they do the stroll in this movie. How cute.
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: Guys, I think… I think I’m gonna try soul/blues…
you lucky girl!
Drop-in lessons Sunday nights at 8 in Burbank with Steve and Chanzie starting next month, if you ever feel so inclined!
:D So happy for you!
Congrats! And OMG I’M SO FUCKING JEALOUS HAVE LOTS OF FUN OK?
ALL THAT SOUTHERN AND CREOLE FOOD YOU GUYS
I ALREADY FEEL MY HIPS EXPANDING
ALL THOSE JAZZ CLUBS
ALL THE EVERYTHING
THE ALLIGATORS AND THE MARSHMALLOWS
I CAN’T HANDLE
punkassjim replied to your post: How about I just make a note of the entire set list at the next dance I attend. DJ’d music around here has reached a really boring juncture.
colorfuloddity replied to your post: Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho
harvesterofhearts replied to your post: our scene lags behind by like…10 years. We’ve only just got “I like pie”. Lots of jive aces and cheesy stuff like that :(
swinginforbreakfast replied to your post: They’re great songs, so it’s not super bad, but “I Like Pie” and “Long Gone John” by Gordon Webster.
eldergreene replied to your post: The Jungle Book song
beckzorz replied to your post: That five minute version of Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives To Me. And this isn’t a bad thing, really, but every dance I’ve been to almost has featuerd “I Like Pie” off Gordon’s new CD.
swingdancing replied to your post: String of Pearls, I mean its not a bad thing… but I hear it all the time
doodledemoon replied to your post: My goodness is there a list! In the Mood, Sing Sing Sing, Stompin at the Savoy, Don’t Sit Under the Apple Tree, One O’clock Jump, Caldonia, Sentimental Journey…..basically any song that is on a compilation disc of swing music is over played.
mistermigy replied to your post: <3 the overplayed song. They are overplayed for a reason. What I find interesting is when the same song is played over an event by different DJs. At one event I heard Sixteen Tons a total of 5 times!
yourfellowclassmate replied to your post: I haven’t been in my local scene in over a year but I remember they played Queen’s “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” quite often. And Stray Cats songs were pretty popular too.
ahaleyscomet replied to your post: We get a lot of jump blues done to death over here. I used to call “Who threw the whiskey in the well” our scene anthem.
How curious. Is it safe to say that “I Like Pie” is a nationally (even internationally) overplayed song? Oddly, out of the few DJ’d dances I do attend, it’s always the Four Clefs’ version. It does its job every time, though, doesn’t it? I guess, like mistermigy said, that’s why they’re overplayed.
Weekly DJ’d dances must be a very hard thing to maintain. If you don’t have continuous variety, you get that monotony Jim mentions. For me anyway, my outing to the Golden
Vagina China every week isn’t really a means to dance my heart out but to catch up with friends and maybe practice some moves off in the corner. It helps that it’s only 5 minutes away and free too.
LindyGroove, I think, has the ideal structure. While it still maintains a similar schedule, they bring in DJs from all over to spin every week. When I go there, I expect to dance my ass off and I always expect something different.
I’ve been organizing my music collection the last couple weeks and picking out tunes that may do well in the Ventura scene. It’s a very interesting balance to have to maintain. While you want to throw your own personality into the mix, you still have to please the crowd—a loyal group that may be perfectly content with dancing to the same handful of songs every week.
We’re more of a jump blues scene and I have quite a handful of Buddy Johnson and Lucky Millinder that would do the trick (among others). But I would love to play some Artie Shaw or Dr. Michael White or Petunia and the Vipers without things getting weird.
When you have the same group of people attending every week and dancing to the same tunes time and again, how do you gently break up the monotony without scaring away those who may be too afraid of breaking a routine?
It blows my mind that this could even be an issue at some weekly dances because of how much music was recorded during that era (from, what, late 30s through the 60s just about?).
On a completely different note, it’s funny when I hear a song and think, “Oh this would be good to play in this city or that city.” It’s fun to watch how other scenes dance and how they present themselves. Granted, I’m only familiar with the California scenes but it’s amusing to notice all of the little nuanced differences in our styles of dancing.
ANYWAY, thank you for answering my question and being such a fantastic community.
yourfellowclassmate asked: Hey girl! Quick Q... have you ever attended Dapper Days at Disney? I feel like I saw a post from you that mentioned the event. I've been invited but I don't know if I want to attend because I have no idea what it's all about. Hope all is well. xoxox
I did post a video a few weeks back. I haven’t been before but I’m looking forward to checking it out this weekend! It’s really just a bunch of people dressing to the nines and enjoying Disneyland. They have little gatherings throughout the day, but otherwise it’s all about dressing as if the park just opened and having fun and meeting other vintage enthusiasts. It should be quite fun! I know windyyenchantment is going and I’m trying to drag my sister along for the first half of the day. Hope all is well with you too and you had a lovely birthday! <3
Liza, ya sexy fuck. Goddamn.
Love you both <3
Ughh american the office NO. Also I like community but the last couple seasons weren’t as good as I thought the first was.
I want to like them. I mean Nick Offerman’s moustache is enough to keep me watching P&R. I just don’t care enough about the characters, though. They seem so flat. Then again, it’s NBC.
You’re going to look fantastic! Those boys better watch out… they’re gonna be picking their jaws up off the floor.
You’re such a doll! I’m going to wear the hell out of these dresses. Cannot WAIT to show them off.