Category Archives: dancing

Ideal Christmas Gifts for Itchy Ankle and Beyond.

I realize this list is a little late but the details are worth remembering for next year’s buying frenzy, or for people who have birthdays in January. Anything from Chocolopolis I invested some money via Kickstarter this year to help … Continue reading

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Sparkly sweaters and Country Classics in Co. Donegal

The Contessa and I had each bought a sequinned top in Sainsbury’s which was just as well. Philomena herself was wearing sequins, and so was every other woman in the function room at the Ballyliffin Hotel. It seems everyone had shopped the major … Continue reading

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HOW meets Come Dancing at the Shinnecock Pow Wow

Our MP knows how to behave at civic events. Here on Long Island she was not called upon to cut a ribbon or say a few words, but at the Shinnecock Pow Wow the MP for Doncaster Central otherwise behaved exactly as … Continue reading

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Have you no James Galway?

The rain started just about the same time as the show. Eighteen thousand people had been given free tickets. Only those of us who were related to someone involved in the production actually used them, turning out on a cold, … Continue reading

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Disco Dancing In Heaven

Down here, it has been a bad week for disco, but up above St Peter and the others are looking forward to Saturday night,  for now they have Donna Summer and Robin Gibb to swell the celestial choir. Paul, Andy … Continue reading

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Dancing Sheet to Sheet

I was discussing my plan for ongoing exerise post fat-camp with one of the behavioral health specialists at Duke Diet and Fitness Center when it transpired that she didn’t know about dancing in bed. I filled her in so with … Continue reading

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Big Hair, Big Heart, Big Girl, Big Fun

  Edna and Tracy Turnblad are role models here at our own Hefty Hideaway and so I and a number of other ample Americans rushed to buy tickets as soon as we learned that Hairspray was playing in Raleigh this week. If … Continue reading

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Don’t forget your Clean Wipes

News reaches me from Washington DC that the Camelot strip club is trying to boost lunchtime business. They are encouraging local professionals (Transparency Towers is just one of the organizations headquartered close to the club) to bring their smart phones, ipads … Continue reading

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Len Goodman’s Lost Partner

There is a sort of nuptial no-man’s land and usually I am right in the middle of it. May weekends for late twenty-somethings and thirty-somethings are filled with events requiring strappy sandals (usually the girls), smart suits (both sexes) and … Continue reading

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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…

1) Tina from Fiddleheads has dyed a green streak in the front of her hair. “It gives my mother something to focus on and she leaves the rest of me alone” 2) Tom and Mike have ordered the Foie Gras. And … Continue reading

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