Februhairy 2012 Review

What a month of hair!! Thank you to all of the people the checked in daily and for the sweet note you sent me.

Here’s a recap of all the things you saw during this past month!

WEEK ONE

Day 1 – Sock Bun 
Day 2 – Front Swirl (a favorite!!)
Day 3 – Marilyn Curls 
Day 4 – Faux Pin Up Bangs
Day 5 – French Twist
Day 6 – Edgy French Braid 
Day 7 – Victory Bun 

WEEK TWO

Day 8 – Rihanna Inspired 
Day 9 – Alternative Braid 
Day 10 – Pin Curl Updo
Day 11 – Mermaid Tail Braid
Day 12 – Quick Twist 
Day 13 – 1940s Pin Up
Day 14 – Fun Bun

WEEK THREE

Day 15 – Pin Up Bandana – accessory
Day 16 – Victory Rolls (this is a favorite!)
Day 17 – Sponge Rollers  
Day 18 – Vintage Vixon
Day 19 – Twist and Pin
Day 20 – Color Bug hair color
Day 21 – Elegant Fauxhawk

WEEK FOUR

Day 22 – Scarf Wrap Tutorial – accessory
Day 23 – Fishtail Braid
Day 24 – Roll it Up!
Day 25 – 1940s Reverse Roll Hairstyle 
Day 26 – Not Your Average Ponytail 
Day 27 – Mohawk Monday!
Day 28 – Milkmaid Braids

Day 29 – Five Strand Braid

List of Camps & Exchanges for 2010

JANUARY

Lindy Hops the Öresund, Copenhagen
http://www.heptown.com/calendar.php?sort=yes&CityID=0&CatIDClub=100&CatIDType=207&CatIDMusic=300

Late Night Jump, Tampere
http://www.swingteam.fi/latenightjump/index.html

Moscow Christmas Dance Camp
http://xmasdancecamp.org/en/

South Florida Lindy Exchange, Miami/Fort Lauderdale
http://soflex.org/

Utah Lindy Exchange, somewhere in the state…
http://ulx.swingutah.com/

Sea Swing Sensations Cruise, Long Beach —> Mexican Riviera
http://www.seaswingsensation.net/

Lindy Hop Argentina International Festival, Buenos Aires
http://www.lhaif.com.ar/en/INDEX.HTML

Camp Swing It, Seoul
http://www.campswingit.com/

Swing Camp Oz, Adelaide
http://www.swingcampoz.com/

FEBRUARY

Uppsala Winter Camp
http://www.swingkatten.se/camp/

Winter Jump, Oslo
http://winterjump.com/

Swingin’ in the Rain, Liège (Belgium)
http://www.swinginintherain.org/

Rock that Swing Festival, München
http://www.rockthatswing.com/

Crazy Rhythm Challenge, Toulouse
http://bernard.cavasa.free.fr/stages/index.php?stage=8

Goodnight Sweetheart, Welvyn (UK)
http://www.gnsh.co.uk/

Leapin’ Lindy, Bern
http://www.lindy-hop.ch/cms/fileadmin/pdfs/leapinlindy2010_flyer.pdf

SparX, Cleveland (Ohio)
http://filer.case.edu/org/swing/sparx-about.php

MARCH

Ljubljana Sweet Swing Festival
http://lssf.si/

Scotland Swing Storm, somewhere in the country…
http://www.scotlandswingstorm.com/

La Santa Swing, Lanzarote
http://www.lasantaswing.com/

Queen City Lindy Exchange, Charlotte (North Carolina)
http://www.qclx.org/

Orlando Lindy Exchange, Orlando (Florida)
http://www.orlx.org/

Atlanta Lindy Exchange
http://www.atlx.org/index.php

The Lafayette Lindy Exchange, Lafayette (Indiana)
http://laflx.swingpurdue.org/

Lindyfest, Houston
http://lindyfest.hsds.org/

Pirate Swing, Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA)
http://www.pirateswing.com/

Vietnam Lindy Exchange, Mui Ne
http://www.vietnamlindyexchange.com/

APRIL

Swingin’ Spring, Gothenburg
http://www.wcj.nu/content/view/107/150/

Prague Spring Swing Festival
http://www.pssf.cz/index.html

Woodhop Weekender, Radevormwald (near Köln)
http://woodhop.hopspot.eu/

Is There Hop, Zürich
http://www.istherehop.ch/

Geneva Lindy Exchange
http://www.genevalindyexchange.eu/

BritHop London Lindy Exchange
http://www.londonlindyexchange.com/

Barswingona, Barcelona
http://www.barswingona.org/

BABBLE, New York
http://nycbabble.com/content/about

Great Wall Swingout, Beijing
http://www.greatwallswingout.com/

Hullaballoo, Perth Lindy Exchange
http://www.perthswing.com/hullabaloo/

MAY

Potsdam Havelhop, Potsdam (near Berlin)
http://www.havelhop.de/

Swing Brother Swing, Pieve di Cento (near Bologna)
http://www.swingfestival.it/eng/Benvenuto_en.html

Swingin’ Méditérranée, Montpellier
http://www.swinginmed.com/

Swinglandia, Kiev
http://swingdance.kiev.ua/swinglandia/index.php?page=main_en

Michigan Lindy Exchange, Midlands Fairground
http://www.dancecrazymp.com/lindy_exchange.php

Camp Jitterbug, Seattle
http://campjitterbug.com/

JUNE

Stockamöllan Swing Festival (Sweden)
http://www.gunhildcarling.net/stockamollan/
http://www.heptown.com/calendar.php?action=show&CalID=1282

CopHop, Copenhagen
http://www.heptown.com/calendar.php?action=show&CalID=1341

Boogie-Bären, Landsberg am Lech (Germany)
http://www.boogie-baeren.de/seminar/index.html

Highland Swing, Carbisdale Castle (Scotland)
http://www.thehighlandswing.co.uk/

Amsterdam Lindy Exchange
http://www.amsterdamlindyexchange.nl/alx/

Swing Crash Festival, Como
http://www.swingcrashfestival.com/

Beantown Camp, Boston
http://www.beantowncamp.com

Denver Lindy Exchange
http://www.denverlindyexchange.com/

JULY

Herräng Dance Camp
http://www.herrang.com/en/

Kissme, Ann Arbor (Michigan, USA)
http://www.kissmeinannarbor.com/

Connecticut Lindy Exchange, New Haven
http://ctlindyexchange.com/

Rhythm Arts Festival, New Orleans
http://www.rhythmicarts.com/festival/

Swingtime in the Rockies, Denver
http://www.swingtimeintherockies.com/

Camp Hollywood, Los Angeles
http://www.camphollywood.net/

AUGUST

Gothenburg Lindy Exchange
http://gbglx.com/

Swing i Svaben, Svabensverk (Sweden)
http://www.swingiswaben.se/index2009.htm

Studio Hop Summer Camp, Toulouse
http://www.studiohop.com/en_accueil.php

Arctic Lindy Exchange, Iceland
http://www.arcticlindy.com/

Porto Lindy Exchange
http://www.beam.to/portolindyexchange

Lindy on the Rocks, Denver
http://www.cmdance.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=12&Itemid=36

Seattle Lindy Exchange
http://www.seattlelindyexchange.org/

International Lindy Hop Championships, Washington DC
http://www.ilhc.com/index.php

Canberräng, Canberra
http://www.canberrang.org/

New Zealand Exchange, Auckland
http://www.jitterbugs.co.nz/nzx009/

SEPTEMBER

Munich Lindy Exchange
http://www.lindyexchange.de/lindy/home.html

Edinburgh Lindy Exchange
http://www.edinburghlindyexchange.co.uk/

Dublin Lindy Exchange
http://www.dublinlindyexchange.com/

Swing Out New Hampshire, Camp Wicosuta
http://www.swingoutnh.com/

Knoxville Lindy Exchange
http://klx.swingknoxville.org/

San Francisco Lindy Exchange
http://sflindyexchange.com/

Osaka Lindy Exchange
http://www.mechakuchaswing.com/index.php?s=Osaka-Lindy-Exchange

OCTOBER

Halloween Swing Camp, Stockholm
http://www.swedishswing.se/

Lindy on the Edge, Bergen
http://www.swingcats.no/lindyontheedge

Vienna Hot Swing Jam, Wien
http://www.viennahotswingjam.at/

Lindy Shock, Budapest
http://www.lindyshock.com/

Belindy Zena Camp, Genova
http://www.belindyzenacamp.com/

Cambridge Lindy Exchange
http://cambridgelindyexchange.co.uk/

Rocktober Fest, Columbus, Ohio
http://www.swingcolumbus.com

Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown, New Orleans
http://lindyshowdown.net/

Sving du Nord, Twin Cities, Montana
http://www.tcswing.com/svingdunord.htm

Camp Swing, San Fransisco
http://www.campswing.com/index.html

Albuquerque Lindy Exchange
http://abqlx.com/

Menari di Bali Lindy Camp
http://www.bali-lindy.webs.com/

NOVEMBER

Waterkant Jam, Hamburg
http://www.waterkantjam.de/wkjHome.php

Festival Swing of Paris
http://www.lesfousduswing.fr/f07-index-en.htm

Stir It!, Zürich
http://www.stirit.ch/

Grenoble Swing Dance Festival
http://grenobleswing.free.fr/GSDF/GSDF2009/index_en.html

Austin Lindy Exchange (USA)
http://www.austinlindyexchange.org/

Sydney Swing Festival
http://www.sydneyswingfestival.com.au/

Melbourne Lindy Exchange
http://www.melbournelindyexchange.com/

DECEMBER

The Snowball, Stockholm
http://thesnowball.se/

Lindy Focus, Asheville (North Carolina, USA)
http://www.lindyfocus.com/

Lindy Loves Soul, Charleston, South Carolina
http://www.lindylovessoul.com/

North American Open, San Francisco
http://www.swingchampionships.com/

Swingin’ the New Year, San Diego
http://www.2plyswing.com/Z_NYEinSD/NYE_HOME.htm#TOP

A new look – shopping frenzy

The past two days I have been on an online shopping frenzy. I have looked at some many skirts, pants, accessories, jackets, rah rah rah, that I am a little worn out, but thank goodness I managed to get so much shopping in before I pooped out! I have ordered stuff from:

Modcloth
Karmaloop
Fredrick’s of Hollywood
Nine West
Etsy
Girlz Lyfe

Wow…..looking at it this way seems ridiculous. I bunch of that stuff is (potential) costume pieces but then some of it is just for fun. Haha, looking at my list, I realize I am not done buying costume pieces. Sigh….. Thank god I am working a lot this month!!

Important news in the US

It important to know what is going on in this world, and in particular, what is happening to the country you live it. For me, this country is facing scary times. Politically, we have an imbecile for a president who has done an outstanding job taking our country to it’s knees while him and his bed buddies (oil and drug industry) have profited tremendously off our it’s citizens( and we stupidly elected him for a second term). McCain, a Bush prodigy, is running for president, and he might actually have a shot at winning (even though he constantly changes his mind about where he stands) and his running mate, Sarah Palin, is politically inflexible and overconfident. Financially,we are crashing too. We have spent over one trillion dollars and a war that we really should be in (and entered in under false pretenses), our dollar is worth less and less on the world market, greedy and overzealous people took out loans on houses that they couldn’t really afford and the mortgage companies encouraged/let them, and now those companies are filing for bankruptcy.

So here are some links that are worth reading if you don’t know what’s going on.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/20/AR2008092002237.html?hpid=topnews (Titans’ Fall Hard)
http://freakonomics.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/18/diamond-and-kashyap-on-the-recent-financial-upheavals/?em   (Financial Upheaval)
http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1842992,00.html (No-show for Troopergate)

More later.

ILHC Results

Champions Lindy:
1 – Nick Williams & Carla Heiney
2 – Max Pitruzezlla & Annie Trudeau
3 – Jeremy Otth & Laura Keat

Open Lindy Strictly:
1 – Juan Villafane & Sharon Davis
2 – Jamie Cameron & Crista Seipp
3 – Carl Nelson & Joanna Lucero

Showcase:
1 – Max Pitruzzella & Annie Trudeau
2 – Nick William s& Laura Keat
3 – Kevin St. Laurent & Emily Hoffberg
4 – Stefan and Bethany

Classic:
1 – Zack Richard & Carla Heiney
2 – Dax Hock & Alice Mei
3 – Kevin St. Laurent & Emily Hoffberg

Invitational J&J:
1 – Max Pitruzzella & Bethany Powell
2 – Todd Yannacone & Annie Trudeau
3 – Dax Hock & Marie Mattsson

Advanced J&J:
1 – Stephen Jean & Laura Glaess
2 – Jamie Cameron & Crista Seipp
3 – Mike Roberts & Kate Hedin

Team:
1 – Northern Lights
2 – Team Canada
3 – Hot Mess

Solo Charleston:
1 – Hurley (from FL)
2 – Emily Hoffberg
3 – Juan Villafane

Pro-Am:
1 – Lee Tucker & Kelly Arsenault
2 – Andrew Thigpen & Emily Hoffberg
3 – Abigail Browning & Nick Williams

Juniors:
1 – Ian Herrick & Ellie Hanus
2 – Derrick Summerville & Sioban Tompkins
3 – Catalino Lopez & Sasha Cross

Cabaret:
1 – Kelly Arsenault
2 – Rockstep Brothers (Kevin St. Laurent & Juan Villafane)
3 – Lady with the Fan (Sharon Davis)