March 22nd, 2006



I'll be doing a big post later on my new job. For now I'm putting a call out there:

This Sunday guardian852 and I will be taking a little (big) trip up to Green Bay to see a big (little) concert by Little (Big) Bad Voodoo Daddy. The concert is free, though some gas money would be appreciated, but because it's in the Oneida Casino you must be 21 to attend. We will be leaving at 5:00 from Guardian's house, or 3:45 from my house (to get to Guardian's). Want to dance? Come! Want to hear great music? Come! Want to get credit for Ballroom (I presume)? Talk to Darrah then come! They are absolutely amazing in concert, there are sure to be some great dancers there, it's an awesome time to break out the vintage get up, and it's just going to be fucking awesome.


P.S. Sorry, Shadow.

Dance and Job

My favorite songs to dance to by rhythm:

Edited: For rhythm corrections and close calls.

Blues - "The Maddest Kind of Love" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Bolero - Once again, a lack of particular favorites. Just grace and music
Cha Cha - "Please Baby" by Big Bad Voodoo daddy
Charleston - "Jumpin' Jack" by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
Hustle - "Hung Up" by Madonna
Jitterbug - "Sing! Sing! Sing!" version from Swing Kids
Jive - "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" by the Andrews Sisters
Lindy Hop - "Tuxedo Junction" by Glenn Miller
Merengue - "Eyes Like Yours" by Shakira
Polka - The "Numa Numa" song
Rhumba - "Time of My Life" by Cindi Lauper
Salsa - No particular favorites, just love the rhythm.
Samba - "Copacabana" by Barry Manilow
Tango - "Tango Maureen" from Rent
Unidentified Rhythm - "Objection (Tango)" by Shakira
Vienesse Waltz - "Breathe (2 AM)" by Anna Nalick
Waltz - "The Rainbow Connection" by Kermit the Frog
West Coast Swing - "Fever" by Peggy Lee

Runners' up:
Blues - "Wade in the Water" (d33p and Lacrima are right. This song is amazing)
Cha Cha - "Theme From Ghostbusters
Charleston - "Overture" from Chicago
Jitterbug - "Zoot Suit Riot" by Cherry Poppin' Daddies
Jive - "It Don't Mean a Thing (If it Ain't Got That Swing)" by Ella Fitzgerald
Polka - "The Pennsylvania Polka" by the Andrews Sisters
Rhumba - "The Mummer's Dance" by Loreena McKennit
Samba - "Suerte (Whenever, Wherever)" by Shakira
Tango - "Hernando's Hideaway"
Waltz - "Waltzing's for Dreamers" by Richard Thompson

It's not a meme but I encourage all my dancing friends to post their own list. And put in a few rhythms of their own while they're at it.

So my new job. I'm up at 4:30 so I can be there by 6:00 to open the restaurant and stay there until 2:00. I don't know what days I'll be working yet but those will be there hours, anyway. That leaves me with evenings free for aikido and Jumptown. Hopefully I'll be able to add Katori Shinto Ryu and another ballroom class to the list soon, but I'm side tracking. The people are generally nicer than at Cool Runnings. Tips are better to. I've made 60% tips in some instances. Work is harder but that's to be expected and my coworkers are, if not awesome, intelligent and I enjoy spending time with them. And they know their trade.

My boss is a bit of a hard ass. By which I mean is a huge hardass. This is not a problem. It makes the restaurant a place I'm proud to be a part of.

I don't want to be there forever, but I'm happy to be there for now.