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Rumors and Real Stuff 2014 – The Luis Scandal

Rumors and Real Stuff 2014 – The Luis Scandal

Oh Facebook how I love thee! What you have done for the world, for us! On a global scale, increased government transparency. And on a smaller scale, in communities like ours, citizen advocacy. In our West Coast Swing community Facebook is the social-media platform of choice.  How helpful in the coordination of events!  Fostering friendships!Continue Reading

Phoenix 2014 Update #10 – The Brands Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About

Phoenix 2014 Update #10 –  The Brands Wikipedia Won’t Tell You About

    Who is the Event Director? That’s always the question.     I’ve been home for a few weeks now from my my desert trip to Phoenix and SinCity, and I’ve been thinking about how different the two events are, and how an event is like a wedding. How a wedding is a mirrorContinue Reading

SinCity 2014 Update #4 – 10 Stories and A Suspicious Guy

SinCity 2014 Update #4 – 10 Stories and A Suspicious Guy

Saturday Night opened with this gorgeous version of this gorgeous song: Tara emceed Saturday night! Her first time trying this out. She was good! She warned me I’d better say good things about her. I’m a little afraid of Tara.  She seems like she might punch a person if they don’t do what she says.Continue Reading

SinCity 2014 Update #3 – Moonlight and Beer Pong

SinCity 2014 Update #3 – Moonlight and Beer Pong

I want to tell you about the ballroom! Innovative new layout: Rather than the floor being laid parallel to the walls of the room, as always, they tried a new idea this year (because New Ideas is what they do) and it was wonderfully successful. Floor, backdrop, and audience were set at a 45° angleContinue Reading

SinCity 2014 Update #2 – RGBUZJ%SCZSHGARKF

SinCity 2014 Update #2 – RGBUZJ%SCZSHGARKF

I’m home! Can’t say I’m thrilled to be here after two weeks at the Camelback in Phoenix and then Vegas and the Green Valley Ranch. You know how you get home from a comp and your brain’s operating system is running overheated from sorting through a mass of newly uploaded data?  Text, image, audio filesContinue Reading

SinCity 2014 Update #1 – Hashtag SinCityProblems IT’S OVER? NOOO!

SinCity 2014 Update #1 – Hashtag SinCityProblems IT’S OVER? NOOO!

  Hashtag I’m still here in Vegas, Hashtag SinCityTheUnofficialAfterParty Hashtag #theeventthatwon’tend    #stillrecuperating    #thisresortissick     #funnesteventever     #vegasscrewingwithmyblog    #swingdiegosdementedlittlebrother    #cellulitesucker     #showerdoorphobia       #laughedsomuchbroketransversusabdominis     #3700dollarpooltab      #burritomassage You do know what a hashtag is, right? That thing we called “number sign” (“#”) back in the Rotary Phone Era? You put that thing in front of some words,Continue Reading

Phoenix 2014 Update #9 – ROUTINES!

Phoenix 2014 Update #9 – ROUTINES!

First time in its 32-year history Phoenix had routines! MASTERS 1. Paul Stewart (aka Mr. Sabrina Paxman) and Lois Petersen “Lights” (Madilyn Bailey, and an Ellie Goulding mix) She’s a sexy, slender blonde, he’s a sexy, slender blonde – prettttttty darn good-lookin’ I’d say. They’re in Masters? No way. Unless they changed it so 30-year-olds canContinue Reading

Phoenix 2014 Update #8 – POOL STORIES

Phoenix 2014 Update #8 – POOL STORIES

So, The Pool. The thing about the pool  … …was that it was right outside the ballroom. You walked out of the ballroom – and – there you were! On the the deck! Food! Drinks! Music! The Pooooool! So that meant … You’d do your prelims. Then you’d walk outside onto the deck.  Throw offContinue Reading

Phoenix 2014 Update #7 – SCORES! STRICTLYS!

Phoenix 2014 Update #7 – SCORES! STRICTLYS!

STRICTLYS!   JUNIORS   Leader Follower Robert Carrie Tyoni Mary Ann Carmen Sabrina Jim 1 Zack de Ramos Hannah Meyer 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 2 Benjamin Meyer Karla Anita Catana 1 2 1 2 2 2 2     MASTERS   Leader Follower Robert Tyoni Carrie Carmen Sabrina Jim Jay 1 WarrenContinue Reading

Phoenix 2014 Update #6 – SCORES! ROUTINES!

Phoenix 2014 Update #6 – SCORES! ROUTINES!

ROUTINE SCORES! MASTERS Robert Kyle Sarah Ben Cameo Luis 1 Mike Booth and Cheryl Grampp 2 2 1 1 1 1 2 Paul Stewart and Louis Petersen 1 1 2 2 2 2   RISING STAR Robert Kyle Sarah Ben Cameo Luis Chuck 1 Tony Schubert and Larisa Tingle 2 1 2 1 1 1Continue Reading