Sunday, 28 November 2010

Gratuitous Skivvies shot

Taking a cue from BitchCakes I'm feeling good about my workouts and decided to take a picture in my skivvies yesterday. I know that I still have a ways to go with firming up, but it's looking much better than before. I'll have to dig out my bikini pictures to have a comparison. Only V8grrl has seen those monstrosities.

And speaking of V8grrl, if you pray keep her family in your prayers. Her hubbin' is in ICU and I know she wants him to get better really quick! So, if you could send some good light their way!!

Friday, 26 November 2010

Our new website & pretty things

We're getting an all new website up & running! Well, thanks to Michael Mann, who is designing it and making our ultra cool logos!
Can you believe this is Kim Kardashian?

Fashion_Criminal on PhotoBucket

by Corpse-Dolly on PhotoBucket

FrockOut 2010

This was the event that I was in last week. You can see me in my unicorn girl outfit and my silver deprivation suit acting like Golum or a lizard type creature.

Week in Snot, I mean review

Here is the only picture taken this week. It was from Monday. I woke up with a tickley throat, but figured it was from the neck up so I'll go to the gym and do a light work out. So, I totaled a 5 mile walk. Came home, started feeling fatigued, took a hot bubble bath and crawled into bed.

Tuesday, throat was worse. No fever, so I start the apple cider vinegar gargles and such. Don't fuss, but I even gargle with peroxide.

Wednesday, woke up in the middle of the night swollen throat, and feeling blah, but still no fever. I tell El Sammy Beasto, "I'm dropping you off at work and I'm going to try to get into my doctor today." I was convinced that I had strep. He was convinced that I wouldn't get in on the day before Thanksgiving. Luckily, the urgent care across the street from his work was opening up 10 minutes after I dropped him off.

YaaY, first one in.

Vitals - Nurse: you have a low blood pressure.

Me trying to talk and swallow saliva: Yep, it's always pretty low.

Nurse: No fever.

Me: I haven't had one. (My tongue feels like it's hitting the back of my throat and making me speak like I have an impediment).

Next doctor comes in: Does all the routine stuff, now goes to look down my throat. He gets the popsicle stick (Yeah, I know what it's really called). Oh yeah, your throat is really red, but I don't see any pustules. Let's swab for strep just to make sure, but you have no other symptoms but a sore throat?

Yep, I may be being a baby, but this hurts and I can't swallow.

Test comes back negative. No strep, so just do comfort treatments. Back home to gargle salt water every 30 minutes and try over the counter sprays and lozenges (which make me gag by the way).

Thanksgiving morning, well, it's slightly better. Only the middle of my throat hurts as opposed to the whole thing. I ate soup for breakfast and continued my ritual of salt water gargles and drinking OJ & water. But, it's Thanksgiving! El Sammy Beasto had stopped the night before and picked up his Honey Baked Ham. I made deviled eggs with spicy crab meat. Then, it was on to the rabbit stew. Sam threw two potatoes in the oven and I stuck on some rice. I felt badly that I didn't cook as I normally do. By the time 5pm rolled around, I was feeling a little better. I did eat some toasted crusty bread and took a little taste of everything. I had a glass of pinot noir and crashed.

Finally, the snot dam broke last night. So, I was up blowing my nose all night so that the grossness would not have a chance to go down my throat. But I'm thankful that my throat doesn't hurt anymore and that I can now just take OTC pills to dry up the mucous! And now, today, I spend cleaning up the house that has been neglected all week.

Hopefully, next week, I'll have something good to share.

Friday, 19 November 2010

Just a Usual Thursday Night

Last night was the library's Frock Out: Sideshow Event. There were 12 area designers competing Project Runway style for a wonderful prize. Plus, all the tickets sales go for adult cultural events at the library. I have to say, many of those designers were awing! Beautiful garments. Mondo Geurra was head judge! So awesome! I did get to meet him during the reception mingle so my night was complete.

So, we were the Sideshow folks interspersed between models on the 88 foot runway last night. Here's a few pics of my insanity.

I like to call this one : We make great pets. That's me in the silver deprivation outfit. E is a friend's son. He was the giant. He's 6'10" and with some socks inside of shoes, he was 7'!! On his shoulder is our friend C, or better known as Little Miss Firefly! She is so amazing!! She was crazy and flew in from another show to be in this show and had to fly out super early this morning to get back and make her show tonight! I know she had to be beat!

This was my Unicorn Girl outfit. I had pearls and such glued to my forhead around my glittered horn. Check out my fancy hooves!
Notice Lucy behind me? =D

This is me and my friend A. He was wearing a Hannibal Lector mask over this because he was a cannibal chicken, lol.
If you want, there are tons of pictures over at Westword which feature some of the fabulous designs and some freaks too!

Now, off to prepare for another show tonight!! I'm kind of beat. Looking forward to maybe having an actual dinner tonight and perhaps my second adult beverage of the week! (Have to say, not having cocktails this week, I could lace up my bustiers all the way closed!)

Wednesday, 17 November 2010


I have been looking at 30s sewing patterns. However, in my searching I have come across many, many 1930's knitted dress, sweater, skirt, dressing gown patterns. Some of them are really pretty too. It got me thinking that I should really learn how to knit one day. Then, I could make pretty, cozy dresses for the chilly months!

Just check out some of these patterns from the uk.

Can you believe this is knitted?

Here's the book that it came from Minerva Style Book 1930s

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

A Little In Love

There is this site that has reproduction dress patterns from the 1800's to the 1950's!
Pattern Retrospective

I'm going to go drool a little.

Daily Pic & some burlesque stuff

Today's gym pic. Actually, when I was typing in my number and scanning my finger at the front desk this morning, my day was made. The front desk girl told me that I was really pretty. It kind of caught me off guard, and I actually did a "Huh?" and questioning face. She repeated it, and I told her thank you and that she made my morning. The day cannot get too bad from that point on, right?

In burlesque news, my new act went over fantastically Sunday night. I loved when I revealed my real costume on the first chorus, and the audience went up in laughter. There's nothing like that feeling of pulling off something comedic. I'm switching up the costume to go for Christmas too. =)

Denver Public Library's Frock Out is this Thursday!! Practice is tomorrow. I'm in two seasons, Spring where I am unicorn girl. Been glittering up my horn that is going on my forehead. And in Fall, I'm a pet in a silver sensory deprivation suit. Nice, huh? It's fun just walking and being the sideshow freaks. I'm totally going to stalk Mondo. Well, in actuality, probably not. Believe it or not, I get really shy and usually won't approach people.

I also got an email yesterday with an offer to go down to the Springs and perform with another troupe for their holiday show next month. I took it up too! I am rather enjoying dancing with many, many troupes. I get to see so many wonderful and varied performers. It keeps me interested and inspired.

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Gettin' Old School

I decided to try making my own bread starter. You know a ball of flour and water that captures yeast from the air? I'm trying this method from the Science of Bread website.

So, here's the well of a 1/4 c unbleached all purpose flour. Then just add a teeny bit of water at a time.

Mix until you get the little springy ball.

Toss it in small bowl or jar and cover with a damp towel and put in warm place.

We'll see how this turns out in a few days! Could be cool, I say.

We've also been planning our layout of more garden boxes. I plan to make diagrams & plans of what will go where over the winter. I tell you, we will have mini vegetable farm in our back yard! We also picked up two little fruit trees from the local home fix it up store on clearance for $2. We figured no harm trying and no big $ loss if they croak!

NEXT: Going to try making my own vinegar!

Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Little in the middle,

but she go much back, and thighs like tree trunks! (I blame it on my time doing roller derby duty, heh, right from two years ago, heh) So this is another pair of pants that I should not wear out of the house. I think from now on that I will be sticking to the dark solid ones, oh yeah. I am beginning to think that I should take a picture of myself before I leave the house. The only problem is that I have no full length mirror at the house.

I wore that to go to the gym and then hit the grocery on the way home. The temperature feels like it has dropped 20 degrees, it's black and thundering... stupid snow that is supposed to come. I was really enjoying the fall gorgeous weather. Oh well, time to pull out the coats and my hats!

Old Man Winter is coming to town I guess.

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Side Note

Oh and El Sammy Beasto's office is having pot luck tomorrow. I'm full up in the kitchen making red beans with ham & sausage, rice, homemade french bread, deviled eggs.... I'm making him make the rum cake later. =) My kitchen does smell good even if we're not eating it!

Today's Pic & Stuff

My newest thrift store acquisition. It's actually all one piece and by Bebe? I like it because it has a slight 20s feel to it, maybe not so much after I stick leggings on with it. Anywho, that's what I wore today when we went out to run errands.

I also spent some time on the evil ebay & etsy this weekend. Picked up a sort of Vegas-y showgirl number and bought too much money worth of ostrich and peacock feathers to make those big Sally Rand type fans. When an idea hits me, well it hits and I must get the stuff to make it!

I have a few busy weeks ahead with burlesque related goodness. We have a show the 11th with Cora Vette and the Vinyl Tops where we will perform with the live band, fun!! Friday, I have an audition. Sunday the 14th is the Immundo Burlesque Show at the Rack House Pub. I'm debuting a fun little number to "Sex & Candy", not what anyone would think and totally funny in my head! Wednesday the 17th, practice for the Denver Publick Library's Frock Out event & the 18th is the event. Oh and I will be stalking me some Mondo there! Still miffed he did not win Project Runway. Then, on the 19th at Skylark I think I'm performing for the Freakshow Gorelesque and Oh No USO Show too! Wow, if I only got paid for all the shows that I do I wouldn't ever have to worry about real work, haha.

Friday, 5 November 2010

20's Inspiration & today's gym photo

I have always adored the 20s. So I constantly peruse images from the 20's. I recently found a modern BeBe dress at the thrift store which is going to fit wonderfully into a 20's night.

Oh, and here is today's gym pic. I ran, though I got my injection yesterday. The reason that I mention this is because normally I can jog for 20 minutes on the treadmill at a 5.3/5.4 mph pace. Today, my hot flashes were crazy strong. I barely ran 7 minutes before I had to take a 2minute break and so on and so on. I was pouring sweat like some sort of crazy animal! So after 25 minutes of intervals I went into the group exercise room and did a weight routine and strength circuit before walking back home to stretch.

Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Oh my

Remind me never to wear these pants to the gym again. Funny how I never realized how bad these look until I took a picture in them. Want to talk about baggy, baggy looking butt? Oh yeah, saggy, baggy looking.

I'm going to try to picture document body changes, if any, over the next months. Maybe the daily picture thing is the way to go.

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Random stuff

This is the final pull from the garden. Look at all of those dirty little red potatoes! Mmmmmm
We're going to have a butt load more garden boxes too for next year, woohoo!! Lowe's happened to put some cedar garden box sets on clearance for $62. It may sound expensive but just the wood alone in those was worth it. You can put them in tons of configurations, and it came with a 'cold frame' lid too. That means maybe starting stuff early and keeping winter veggies alive a little longer. We bought two. Just call me Farmer jen.

Here's today after my workout. Swwwweeeeaaaattty

Walked 1.15 miles to the gym, ran 20 minutes at 5.3 mph, did a short weight routine and walked back home.

Also, I have something fun happening. No one knows but El Sammy Beasto. I have been studying to take a certification. I also applied for two jobs with resumes stating what I am studying and all of my past education. I did get an invite to come audition next week. I am not expecting it to go much further than that since I will not have the certification until probably December, but it will give me a heads up on what to expect and maybe they can tell me what to change or improve and I will get to audition again in the future? I'm using it as a learning experience.

Monday, 1 November 2010

Dark Passage

This is the second time that I have caught this movie. It happened to be on when I clicked on the TV at 6 am. It is from 1947 and has Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall and even a small part with Agnes Moorehead (you would know her as Endora in Bewitched).

The IMDb summary goes like this:
Bogart plays a man convicted of murdering his wife who escapes from prison in order to prove his innocence. Bogart finds that his features are too well known, and is forced to seek some illicit backroom plastic surgery.

I highly recommend it.

Here's a shot from last week when I went to the gym, on Tuesday. That's my Scream Scram shirt; it glows in the dark too!

I was in a show last Wednesday night and didn't get home until about 3am. Needless to say, Thursday was pretty much a throwaway day besides some contract work. Friday was much of the same, except that we did go see Saw 3-D. Thank goodness it was a matinee, but still we were disappointed. Saturday had us in Manitou Springs for the Coffin Races. What fun! We are now dreaming of making our own and participating next year.

This week is back on with the hadcore training.