Friday, September 19, 2014

Gathering Of Nations Noted By Al Jazeera

Katherine noted this fun article about the Gathering of Nations in Albuquerque:
In many ways, this unique pageant's definition of what American beauty truly entails is the ideological antithesis to Miss America. Indeed, since 1984, this five-day competition based in Albuquerque, N.M., has honored Native American woman for their contributions to their communities, not their bikini bodies. The top award is given to the contestant who "best represents her culture," according to Al Jazeera.

Laure Courtellemont Moving To LA

Making the big move. She is SUCH a good dance instructor! And so, I need to figure out excuses to visit LA more often....

Krystle Morales' "KStyles" Promotional Dance Reel

My Hip Hop/Fitness/Zumba instructor Krystle Morales put together a reel featuring her awesome dance skillz!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Pharrell Williams - Come Get It Bae

Big Storm In El Paso Last Night

Hurricane Odile sent a powerful line of storms across the border area last night, from El Paso, over the Sacramentos to Carlsbad, and beyond. On the 16th & 17th, the El Paso airport received 2.47":
"The remnant low from the Hurricane (Odile) itself will come across southern New Mexico," Brice said. "We got a good chance, almost guaranteed, of more rain today (in southern New Mexico and El Paso County). It's not going to take much to start causing problems in the area. Everything kind of receded last night, but we have issued a flash flood warning for West El Paso, the Upper Valley and Santa Teresa, because we are getting about half an inch of rain an hour."

Easy To Get Lost In The South Valley

Bonny was amused by the Bugs Bunny reference:
The vaginal orgasm as the “one true orgasm” is a theory started by Freud, who thought that the clitoral orgasm was juvenile, and that “mature,” adult ladies only come from p-in-the-v sex. Since only around a quarter of women can come vaginally, this theory would leave a whole lot of immature ladies futzing about and wondering if they took a wrong turn at Vaginalbuquerque.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Not The Brain-Damaged Guy, But The Other Guy

People like to talk to me when I'm laying out the bird seed out back near the Parking Lot, particularly the various Parking Lot Guards:

G: (struggling hard to recover the memory) I remember you! You are the fellow who had brain surgery in Sweden and found Jesus.

M: No, that's not me, but I remember something like that. My friend and I were hiking in New Zealand in 2008 and we talked to another fellow on the trail who recently had brain surgery and he gave thanks to Jesus for his miraculous recovery.

G: Yes, that's it! You remembered the story because it was meaningful. That is how Jesus works. He came to us many years ago but his hands are still outstretched for all who welcome him into our hearts. (Referring to the birds) He has put it in your heart to do this service to the animals of the Earth!

M: So you've been away?

G: Yes. I used to be the parking lot guard here four years ago. I'm back now in order to help pay bills. I'm the pastor of a local church.

M: God bless you!

Odile Is Coming To Arizona

Arizona interests beware: latest forecasts suggest Tropical Storm Odile will hit Arizona Wednesday evening and Thursday even harder than Tropical Storm Norbert did. (I was hoping California was the target, but increasingly unlikely).

Although Deborah also suggests this:

La Bambette

E.: MMMMAAAAARRRRRCCCC! Please print out the lyrics to La Bamba!

M.: Why?

E.: Since G. the Drummer isn't singing with the band anymore, C. now needs someone to sing "La Bamba" with him! I need to learn the Spanish!
Para bailar La Bamba, do, do, do......

"Shrek - The Musical" Opens At DMTC

Good times! A very tough show to Stage Manage, because of the many props, sets, curtain openings and closings, and fast pace.

Opening night, sporadic errors appeared that we hadn't seen during rehearsal - a headpiece fell off, luggage and props were left on stage, a few lines were dropped - but we did fine. The 'Chorus Line' picture delivery worked fine (well, almost: the procedure is still susceptible to error).

Saturday night, one unique problem occurred we had never seen before, ever: a fly in the light booth landed on the touchscreen for sound effects and triggered a belch three minutes too early. Who knew this could ever happen? (Shakes head)

I was a bit tired Sunday afternoon. I closed a curtain prematurely, but it didn't cause too many problems. Need to recover for nest weekend!

Interesting Yuba City Signs IV

This building almost looks like a northern New Mexico church - but it's something else....

Pollock Pines Fire Cloud Seen From West Sacramento Sunday Evening

Friday, September 12, 2014

Getting Excited By Tropical Storm Odile

Rain in Southern California next week? Quite possibly!

"Shrek - The Musical" - DMTC - Final Dress Rehearsal

Princess Fiona (Jessica McKillican).

Shrek (Kevin Caravalho)

"Freak Flag"

Finale - "I'm A Believer"

Donesha the Dragon (Ashley Chase) and Donkey (David Ewey).

Gisele Bundchen Challenges Jimmy Fallon to Plank Competition

Via US Weekly.

Do You Know Who I Am?

Police in Lake Mary, Fla. said they received a 911 call Tuesday from a man who alleged George Zimmerman threatened to kill him during a road rage incident.

..."Why are you pointing your finger at me? I (expletive) kill you. Do you know who I am?" the driver allegedly said, as quoted by WESH.
Then there was the big fist fight in Anchorage:

A man who said he witnessed an epic fistfight last weekend at an Anchorage, Alaska party that allegedly included Sarah Palin's family was reportedly fired from his job after telling ABC's "Good Morning America" what he saw.

Eric Thompson, who said he was one of some 70 guests at the rowdy party, told ABC that he saw Sarah Palin's daughter Bristol land several punches on a man who once dated her sister Willow.

"Bristol just reached back and started clocking him, she hit him -- reached way back here and caught him right on the chin, I counted at least six times."

Anchorage police confirmed to TPM that members of the Palin family were indeed present at the party. A spokeswoman did not say whether they got involved in the fight, as the case was still open.

"I heard Sarah Palin scream out, 'You know who we are, don't you?'" Thompson told ABC. "It was just like we were on a Jerry Springer episode."

"The police seemed to show up right after they left, asking people questions and wanting to know what's going on," he added.

Thompson was fired from his job after sharing that account with ABC, according to a producer for Entertainment Tonight:
I just spoke to the eyewitness in the #PalinBrawl and he tells me that he's been fired from his job because of his ABC interview.

— Elizabeth Applegate (@ApplegateTV) September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

"Shrek - The Musical" - DMTC - Rehearsal Photos From Early Tech Week

Shrek (Kevin Caravalho) and Donkey (David Ewey).
Princess Fiona (Jessica McKillican).
Gingy (Wendy Young Carey) crashes a wedding in disguise.