Wednesday, October 22, 2008

I'm voting for this guy!

Barack Obama = Hope

My friend Raven posted this on her tribe blog and I'm copying it here because I would like to spread this information to as many people as possible and I couldn't possibly do a better job of compiling an simple list of links and information to help people make an intelligent decision to vote for Obama. The interview with Colin Powell is an especially powerful discussion into why Obama is the best choice for president. I have always liked Colin Powell, on a personal level because he looks a little bit like my dad; but more importantly, like my dad, he is an intelligent military man proving that one does not exclude the other. Conventional perception driven by media is that people are one dimensional obviously that's not true. In this interview Mr. Powell is given the opportunity to fully state his position instead of being constantly being interrupted I hope you will watch it.
So here it is...

"I'm asking you to believe. Not just in my ability to bring about real change in Washington...I'm asking you to believe in yours." - Barack Obama


Colin Powell:

The Personal Touch:

Biden on Defense Against Women's Act:

On Hope:

MC Yogi:

Monday, October 20, 2008

Balkan dance class!!!

So to keep things interesting for all of us belly dancers I've been having monthly workshops in my Monday night classes! Next week we are going to have Balkan dancing taught by the owners of Tribal Bazaar Paul & Yasemin. I'm excited to learn new fun stuff! And I love new things to incorporate into my choreographies & combos.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Please vote in the Oasis 4 charity belly dance awards!!

So as I mentioned in a past blog I was nominated for the Oasis 4 charity belly dance award! It's an award where the winners get to donate money to a charity they like! It's pretty exciting! Anyway I made it to the next round! WoooHooo!!!!
So I'm asking you again to vote in this if you'd like to vote for me you can and I thank you! If you vote for someone else, I still thank you because a charity will be the ultimate winner!!! You get to choose 2 people in each catagory! So here is the address if you want to vote!!
check this website to see who is in the contest etc...

either go up to where it says final 4 voting to vote and get a link to the email address or just send an email to this address with your votes

After October 31 the website will be moved to the address below

Monday, October 6, 2008

R & R

I think I'm due for some! Seriously...I don't know sometimes why I push myself so hard. Back in July I came down with pneumonia and for the last 3 weeks I've had this weird upper respiratory thing happening. I coughed all through the Pirate Faire shows, very piratey on my part I thought. Gravelly voice and arrrrring a lot!

Just now I was getting myself organized to go and teach my class when I suddenly realized I really needed to lie down. THAT is odd for me. It seems all my overworking and worrying and some of the random emotional issues of the last few months are coming down on me. All I want to do is get through to the end of the year and then I promise to slow down! I just want to be in the Tales of Desire show and then I'll be good! I'll even be good now! Who am I talking to anyway? God? Anyone?

This is probably because I over did it last night at Gigi's fire hafla! That's all it is...

Friday, October 3, 2008

Fall in southern California

I know people think we don't have seasons in Southern California, but it's not true. We do, they are just not the traditional seasons we hear about from the north east or Europe. It takes an observant nature to recognize the seasons here, it's not so much about temperatures changing as it is about the way the air feels, length of day & changing routines.

When fall comes it's very clear by the shortening days, at first the weather starts to cool a bit and we put a blanket on the bed. Then the real heat comes not the same humid heat from summer. Characteristically different the air becomes dry- warm days, cool nights. We get usually one or two last scortching heat waves with temps in the 90's-low 100's (last weekend) and the Santa Ana winds start to blow in. Pumpkins turn orange in my garden, gourds are ready to pick, the chickens cease to lay eggs. It's the same every year so I call that a season.

After all that said about predictability & the fog has rolled in over the mountain tops and it's a bit chilly now!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Richard Lowe's pirate pictures

Karma & I are having a little drum solo duel!

Then Ayse & Heidi are having a sword fight!

I like my twirling skirt! Then we are done and sweet...really... : )

more pirate pics

Ok some of those pics ended up on top of each other...but I have more! Really! And yes! there is a silly picture of my husband being kissed by Tonantzin!!! haha!
Also all of these pictures are by my friend Lee Corkett of Weathervane!

I'll post more by other photographers too in the next edition!