I have always been able to listen to a single song ad nauseam. On car rides, Mom would put a cap of two repeats of a song before we had to move on to another, because she could only listen to The Belly Button Song so many times. (Nowadays, I can’t blame her for that one.)… Continue reading A Song I Am Obsessed With: ‘To the Top’ by Twin Shadow
More than one person has asked me, knowing my penchant of superhero movies, if I have seen the newest Marvel movie Ant-Man. And I try to explain (calmly, without getting on any soapbox) no, I did not want to see Ant-Man. Sometimes that is enough, but most of my friends who know me look at me curiously,… Continue reading In Defense of Not Seeing Ant-Man
When I tried to describe Trainwreck (now in theaters) to a coworker it came out like “This girl (Schumer) is kind of, well, a train wreck. She drinks and gets high all the time while having a lot of random hook ups until she meets this guy (Hader) that she really likes.” And then my coworker… Continue reading Let’s Talk About ‘Trainwreck’
This past weekend, I made a speech at my dad’s wedding. When I sat down to write this, I was at a loss. A quick internet search revealed that daughters do not typically give speeches at their dad’s wedding. But after a lot of hemming and hawing and procrastination, I wrote something that I ended… Continue reading My Speech at My Dad’s Wedding
On January 22, 2015, my friend and fellow Lindy hopper Sarah Sullivan posted an account of sexual harassment experiences with Steven Mitchell when she was a teenager. Since then several named women came forward with similar experiences with the world renowned and respected swing dance instructor. The response on the whole is overwhelmingly positive, with blaming victims and… Continue reading A Contribution to the Discussion of Sexual Harassment in the Swing Dance Community
I feel a bit sheepish for how little I’ve posted in this blog over the past few months. It’s amazing how life can just sweep you away in its immediacy and leave things like being able to sit down and reflect on things one would want to articulate thoughts about at the wayside. In fact,… Continue reading Spring Resolutions!
That’s right. I got injured on the first night of Lindy Focus, THE biggest swing dance event on the east coast and probably the whole of the North America. I slipped on a patch of wax and landed on my foot the wrong way. I tried to persevere but after a minute or two of… Continue reading Things I Learned While Being Injured at Lindy Focus