Friday, May 30, 2008

Rocket Queen

Well, this is what you get when you give me some positive feedback. ;-) Here is a video of a footwork program I did in 1998 to the intro to the Guns 'n' Roses song, "Rocket Queen." (if you're interested in hearing the rest of the song watch this video)

I have to admit that after 10 years I think it looks pretty good, and I can only wish to be that nimble again.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Mom and Dad Skating Together

Wow, what a wonderful rare treasure I discovered! These videos are from a Christmas show put on at Ober Gatlinburg in December 1982. I have no idea of the name of the little boy is in the "Mommy Kissing Santa" scenes:

And I remember only one of the other ladies skating with my mom in this one:

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Take a Bow, Say Goodbye

Just as I did ten years ago when I performed this tribute, I've decided to overcome my critical self-consciousness and share this video:

Friday, May 16, 2008

Unchained Melody

The following video is my dad's 1998 skating tribute to my mom who had died in January 1997. He had retired from his work nine months before and had let his hair grow long. He was 60 at this time, and in pretty good shape. I designed and made his skating shirt. Of course, the music is "Unchained Melody" by the Righteous Brothers, which is best known as the love theme from the movie Ghost, but it had been one of his and my mom's favorites long before that.

Friday, May 09, 2008

Forty Words

The 40 most frequent words on the main blog page:

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Friday, May 02, 2008

Sizzlin' Nuggets

Blue Q makes the cutest things. I got a pack of this "Boss Lady" gum the last time I visited my friend in North Carolina. Here are pictures of the entire package.

If I were a dominatrix, the cowgirl get-up might be my thing. Chew'em up and spit'em out. With a little help from Snappy. ;-)

I love the attention to detail in this printed reverse side of the packaging. Isn't this Boss Lady Country a fun little map? The tied up bundles of men and the running guys are so cute. ;-)

I also got this "Next to the Last Supper" gum. Well, maybe it's a sin, but the Bonus Shroud (printed inside) really cracks me up:

If you've ever seen a guy with a huge wad of chewing tobacco in his cheek like that you might find it even funnier. It's part of the baseball symbolism of the "trading card" theme, because baseball players have been known for their chewing tobacco.