Cultural Exchange with the French

In hopes to explain how the Americans think about the French to my French friends, I showed them this clips:

When I pretend to speak French with my American friends, these are the things I often reference:

La souris est sous la table.
Le chat est sur la chaise.
Le singe est sur ​​la branche.

In exchange, this is what the French showed me:


gad et bryan

Rosa | Myspace Video

I LOVE hearing how cultures imitate one another.

Ooooh, and last one…for the French:

Start at 0:55. If you don’t, you might not get to that one, quintessential word that you’ll need in order to maneuver around France.

No Cheap Flights

I feel pretty strongly that when I travel for work, I will not use budget airlines. When it comes down to it, they aren’t the less expensive than the larger airlines. I think these three ladies sum up how I feel about cheap airlines and why.

Thanks Fascinating Aida for saying everything I wanted to say. Feck!

Bark, Meow

Buwahahah, this is pretty amusing. In no way does this relate to lindy hop, but mark my words, I am going to reference this in class at some point. Be ready Lindy World!

How cute!

The Hot Shots

A Dance Short

The Call of the Lindy Hop, starring HARLEM HOT SHOTS swing dance company, recorded at CHICAGO swing dance studio in September 2010.

Dancers in the movie: Frida Borg, Frida Segerdahl, Jenny Deurell, Pontus Persson, Rikard Ekstrand and Sakarias Larsson. The boss: Sebastian Svensson. Produced by Explosiv Film, Mallory Film and Harlem Hot Shots. Inspired by Whitey’s Lindy Hoppers in the motion picture Hellzapoppin.
Other members of Hot Shots not featured in this film: Fatima Teffahi, Jessica Lennartsson

Harlem Hot Shots has for many years focused on the traditional swing dances such as lindy hop, charleston, tap, jitterbug, black bottom, big apple. During the years they have been fortunate to have worked with some of the greatest legends in in the swing community like Frankie Manning, Harold and Fayard Nicholas, Norma Miller, Sugar Sullivan, Dawn Hampton and more.

To get in contact with HARLEM HOT SHOTS please e-mail info@harlemhotshots.com

Hair Tutorial – Day 20 – Victory Rolls

It’s Sunday night and I need to get dolled up! I am at Goodnight Sweetheart with some of the prettiest folks you’ve ever seen and the party is still going. Looks like I need to step up my game here!

You’ve seen these before, but they are a staple in the pinup girl’s arsenal of hair styles. May I present to you: The Victory Roll!

Teasing goes a long way, eh? Man….this totally makes me want to cut my hair. Let me know if you find this to be easier or harder depending on your hair length. :)

Hair Tutorial – Day 19 – Faux Hawk

I’m in London this weekend and I feel like I need a little kick to my look! Everyone is so fashionable here!! Some of you have seen me rocking this look before and if you’ve asked me how to do it, here’s where I learned. Yes, I’ve posted videos from her before, and guess what, there is more to come!!

You don’t need to curl your hair to do it. Typically I back comb the crap out of my hair, twirl it forward, and pin it. I remember the first time I did this to my hair I was in Vegas with Dorry & Sommer, Nikki & Shesha, and Kev. We saw Zumanity (which is a freaking hot show if you ask me) and rode the roller coaster at the New York, New York hotel. Let me tell you s’m’th’n….bobby pins do not say in your hair when you ride a roller coaster like that. Just sayin’!!

February – A Month of Hair

Ok Ladies! The boys have Movember and Decem-beard and I figured we should have a month too! I’ve decided that it’s going to be Hair Tutorial Febru-hairy! Hair Tutorial Tuesday sounds better, I agree, but to be honest, I don’t know if I’ll be able to remember 52 different hair styles at the end of the year (and that requires long term diligence….don’t know about that one :D ).

So starting February 1st, for the entire month of February, I’m going to post Hair Tutorial videos that I’ve found on youtube and want to try. Some will be easy and quick and others will be long and arduous. Most will have something to do with the 1940s and 1950s, but there will probably be a faux-hawk or something enormous because that’s my style.

Hopefully I’ll have time (and remember) to take pictures of every one and post them with the blog posts, but no promises. Maybe they’ll just be one long photo spread at the end. We’ll see how it goes. :) If you have pictures, please post them or send them to me and I’ll post them.

Alright ladies…..let’s do it up!!

xoxo