Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Storm Breaker...The Breakfast Song

I know I have been neglecting The Storm. I have been licking wounds, toughening up, closing business deals and working on a great business venture that has me looking forward to 2011 and the years beyond. I am still learning that even though life is not predictable, it teaches, molds and shapes you into a better person. It places you exactly where you need to be at the precise moment you need to be there. I found this in my 'draft' box and thought if it was funny to me then, it should be funny to you now.

Today I introduce The Breakfast Song to The Quiet Storm. A friend played this for me and after my initial shock of 'this has to be joke' I laughed until I cried. I know this is a really old clip and long (almost 5 minutes) but it made me laugh so I am passing it along so you can as well...Enjoy!!!

Grapes of Nuts? And Beef Stew? For BREAKFAST?!?!? No wonder Americans are overweight! He was jammin' though...her? Not so much!

Peace & Blessings...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Names and Numbers (Call Me Five)

I have the urge to expand my social circles. Even with my regular job, Salsa classes, two performance groups and hanging out at various venues around town I sometimes feel like this metropolitan area is way too small.

I have my regular spots where I hang out (sadly, a few of those closed recently), my dance spots where I know a good many Salseros/Salseras and my chill spots. Lately all of my worlds are starting to mix which fuels my desire to expand.

I attended a monthly Latin Night at a new lounge-type restaurant (new to me, anyway). I kept hearing about the nice atmosphere and the good food and drinks so I ventured out to check out the scene. In my haste to find a new chill spot I forgot how late my Latino crowd arrives at places.

If I was prepared for a club type atmosphere, this would have been great but I went to dance. What I got was three Salsa songs every rotation with a LOT of Merengue and Reggaeton. That night had more Merengue than I have heard in my three years as a Salsera! Reggaeton is cool with me when it is on the reggae side not when it is on the latin rap spectrum and the DJ played a LOT of latin rap.

I think I heard 8 Salsa songs all night which was dissappointing but my friend and I had a great conversation with the promoter. He had an interesting story and also danced Salsa. Our dance reminded me how badly I need to replace my dance shoes and take a few LA Style classes. I kept losing my balance and stepping off the line. (I know that makes absolutely no sense to my non-Salsa blog fam) But it was really bad because I was taller than him in my 3 inch dance heels and balance is of the essence when you're doing triple turns!

We managed to laugh at our dance experience and the night (although a little eccentric) was different and exactly what I needed.

The title is homage to the promoter, who goes by a number instead of his 'slave, government name' which had me cracking up. We got into a conversation on numerology and I decided to look up my name and dive a little deeper. My curiosity always seems to get the best of me.

I think it is pretty accurate though...KayC will now go by the name 'Five' at nightlife venues ;) Maybe I'll get creative and spell it like this, 5ive!

What your first name means: Female Knowledge. Can also be a blend of meaning royal obligation; clear water and protector of man, or manly or masculine. Female Prophetess.

Your number is: 5

The characteristics of #5 are: Expansiveness, visionary, adventure, the constructive use of freedom.

The expression or destiny for #5:
The number 5 Expression endows with the wonderful characteristic of multi-talents and versatility. You can do so many things well. The tone of the number 5 is constructive freedom, and in your drive to attain this freedom, you will likely be the master of adaptability and change. You are good at presenting ideas and knowing how to approach people to get what you want. Naturally, this gives you an edge in any sort of selling game and spells easy success when it comes to working with people in most jobs. Your popularity may lead you toward some form of entertainment or amusement. Whatever you do, you are clever, analytical, and a very quick thinker.

If there is too much of the 5 energy in your makeup, you may express some the negative attitudes of the number. Your restless and impatient attitude may keep you from staying with any project for too long. Sometimes you can be rather erratic and scatter yourself and your energies. You have a hard time keeping regular office hours and maintaining any sort of a routine. You tend to react strongly if you sense that your freedom of speech or action is being impaired or restricted in any way. As clever as you are, you may have a tendency to make the same mistakes over and over again because much of your response is glib reaction rather that thoughtful application. You are in a continuous state of flux brought by constantly changing interests.

Your Soul Urge number is: 9

A Soul Urge number of 9 means:
With a 9 Soul Urge, you want to give to others, usually in a humanitarian or philanthropic manner. You are highly motivated to give friendship, affection and love. And you are generous in giving of your knowledge and experience. You have very sharing urges, and you are likely to have a great deal to share. Your concern for others makes you a very sympathetic and generous person with a sensitive and compassionate nature.

You are able to view life in very broad and intuitive terms. You often express high ideals and an inspirational approach to life. If you are able to fully realize the potential of your motivation, you will be a very self-sacrificing person who is able to give freely without being concerned about any return or reward.

As with all human beings, you are prone to sometimes express the negative attitudes inherent to your Soul Urges. You may become too sensitive and tend to express emotions strongly at times. There can be significant conflict between higher aims and personal ambitions. You may resent the idea of giving all of the time and, in fact, if there is too much 9 energy in your nature you may reject the idea. You may often be disappointed in the lack of perfection in yourself and others.

Your Inner Dream number is: 5

An Inner Dream number of 5 means:
You dream of being totally free and unrestrained by responsibility. You see yourself conversing and mingling with the natives in many nations, living for adventure and life experiences. You imagine what you might accomplished.

Copyright © 2006 Paul R. Sadowski (http://www.paulsadowski.com)

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...

Friday, September 3, 2010

Random Thunderstorms...Truly Random

Just a few random things going through my head...

Would you rather love someone more or have them love you more? Truthfully speaking, someone is always in a relationship deeper than the other person.

I am looking forward to dancing with my Salsa performance group. Those ladies work it on the dance floor! I am honored to have been asked to join them. My first dance performance is coming soon. Dame mas baila!!!!

The summer is over. My free Fridays went way too fast.

Traveling is now in my blood and I can not wait for my next 'sistergirl trip' - Vegas, Western Caribbean or Bermuda?

I have a business venture up my sleeve that combines the hobbies that I love. I've sat on this idea for a while and think it is time to put my plan in motion. My giddiness is contagious :)

Months have passed since I visited my siblings and my niece, time to head south. I wonder if Ellie is getting old enough to remember me?

Thinking about another "Scorpio Celebration" this year but have no idea where I would host it.

I was told I'm Awesome with a capitol A! Now if only the man who told me that was actually available and did not have a girlfriend. The role of "The Other Woman" will not be played by KayC.

I have kicked my Addiction and although it was not easy on my head or my heart, it was the right thing to do for me, my love life and my future.

I helped my first Salsa Instructor teach ladies footwork. (I still had hard time saying "thank you" when they said I was a great dancer) Enjoyed teaching though.

In this recession how do people afford to eat out and buy new cars? I've nixed EVERYTHING off my extra-curricular list.

Misery loves company. Yes, I stopped giving advice because you did not listen and now you want to talk. KayC is not available right now, please refer to notes from our previous conversations. Trust me, the topic has NOT changed!

When did rompers come back in style? With stilettos? That you can NOT walk in? (know I offended a few folks there, let's move on)

I could care less about LeBron, Kobe or Tiger. None of them are putting food on my table or making my bed shake. Once again, moving right along...

I have been dealing with a few 'issues' right now. Trying my best to let them go, they will all work out in due time.

The more Spanish I learn, the more French I forget. Ma française est très rouillé maintenant.

I am in need of a good read, someone make a suggestion.

My furbaby needs friends to play with. Dogs are pack animals and he needs a pack. Toying with the idea of getting a puppy when the finances level out.

My boys celebrated their birthdays this month. HAPPY BIRTHDAY fellas! Love you like play cousins! I hate missing the festivities, this is the LAST year they celebrate without me.

I've been introduced to Frangelico, If you ever want to send KayC something a bottle will do nicely and yeah, Goose would be a nice substitute.

Was out dancing and hit the floor with a friend who is a salsa instructor. This lady walked up and started mumbling in Spanish. My friend (a black guy with long locks) said he never gets mistaken for Cuban, that was a first. I laughed and said it was me, it happens to me all the time!

What's with the heat? I am a Southern girl but dang! I must keep living right, If I can't handle the summer I sure can't handle Hell!!!

I am in love...with ME! The position of my love interest has been filled by moi and I am not hiring or accepting applications for team tryouts. No, I am not sure when tryouts will be held for the team. Check the web site for future openings.

I danced at a new venue (new to me anyway) and I met some wonderful people and danced with a few of my favorite partners. LOVE you all...they are my Salsa family. They put a smile on my face and make me forget the world. As long as there is Salsa, Merengue or Bachata playing, they rock my world!!! (Cue, MJ song ;)

Until Next Time,
Peace & Blessings...