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Windy Lindy 2007 and This is New Zealand

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This weekend was Windy Lindy. I did my dance routine, which went reasonably well. Remembered about 5/6ths of our choreography. Videos to follow, don't have one of our performance yet.

Today ms_who had booked us tickets to 'This is New Zealand'. I wasn't sure quite what to expect, but it was very good. The 1970 World Expo film was 19 minutes of great music and clever three screen visuals.

The director and another production person from the film talked about it before hand and took questions afterwards for about 20 minutes. They didn't design it for a Japanese audience and the use of three 35mm cameras and screen was kind of hack to avoid purchasing 70mm gear.

The use of three 35 millimetre screens shows how we have not progressed in many technical areas since the 70s. It is like we have been daydreaming in many technology areas since then waiting until we run out of oil to get us out of our complacency.

Busy Days

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Been very very busy the last few weeks. Many great things are coinciding
- simulated altitude training, 1 hour a day this week and the previous two
- Harry Potter came out, 8 hours since Saturday morning
- practising swing dancing, 1.5 hours a day since Thursday last week.

All this is been, and still is great. Will post swing videos, it is a closed event.

Also today, for an extra twist I went to the dentist. He was very pleasant and very good. He used the mini-sandblasting tool to sort out my fissures. Then he filled the fissures with new-teeth-mixture and set it with his light-gun.

Next he used used sonic tooth cleaner to clean between my teeth. Lastly some old fashioned polish to get rid of plaque build up.

The sandblasting didn't hurt but was a little dry. The sonic cleaner also didn't hurt but it made a noise not unlike a skill saw, a little disturbing.

Injection and pain free dentistry. Everything I expect for the eventual bill which came out at $10 per minute.

Rumpus 2007

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The committee is forming. The stockpiling of supplies has begun.

Rumpus 2007 will be on
Saturday 15th September 2007 *
Save the Date (tm)

*Note: corrected from yesterday with had the incorrect day of month.

Routine, needs practice

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My lindy routine looks like this:

Peroxide Swing
Michael Buble (damons 1:53 edit)

Purpose Move# Beats Move Lyrics
Intro 1 10 Stationery twists with lead signal to start next 10 -

2 10 Pimp walk -

3 10 Pimp walk -

4 10 Pimp walk to close -
Charleston 5 8 Charleston (close) Grab a gal, you're gonna make her

6 8 Turning Charleston open Spin and swirl, you jump and jive

7 8 Turning charleston with kicks gonna make her twirl, you're swinging now

8 8 Turning charleston with kicks -

9 8 Turning Charleston close It's all right, to wanna wanna

10 8 Turning Charleston she turns holder her tight, your dancing dancing

11 8 Turning Charleston both turns throught the night, your swinging now

12 8 Charleston (closed) -
Chorus 13 8 Swing out to open Make your move, take a change

14 8 Swing out outside turn Just get on that floor and dance'

15 8 Lindy circle to close Dont be cruel, Dont be slick

16 8 Swing out to open inside turn Just keep on swinging, keep on swinging

17 8 Twists for 8 Keep on swinging the swing

18 6 Change of place to closed -
10-Count Survival 19 10 Swing out to open with extra twists at 5-6 -

20 10 Swing out to open with extra turn -

21 10 Lindy circle to close with extra twists at end -
Mattias & Hanna 22 8 Half swing out then lead leads swivels for four Grab a guy, you tell him tell him

23 8 follow swivels and snaps for 16 while Dont ask why, your gonna make him

24 8 lead does rock step tripple rock step forward rock step tripple backwards jump and jive, your swinging now

25 8 lindy circle leading with the right hand high on the follows back -

26 8 straight into Tacky Anny jazz steps for eight with left lead hand still attached Its ok, Just try to try to

27 8 swing out vanilla Hear em play, moving shaking sexy

28 8 swing out with texas tommy variation All the way, your swingin now

29 8 swing out with enthusiastic tex tommy varaition and an extra turn on the end -
Chorus 30 8 Swing out to open Make your move, take a change

31 8 Swing out outside turn Just get on that floor and dance'

32 8 Lindy circle to close Dont be cruel, Dont be slick

33 8 Swing out to open inside turn Just keep on swinging, keep on swinging

34 8 Twists for 8 Keep on swinging the swing

35 6 Change of place to closed -
10-Count Survival 36 10 Swing out to open with extra twists at 5-6 -

37 10 Swing out to open with extra turn -

38 10 Swing out to open with extra twists at 5-6 -

39 10 Lindy circle to close with extra twists at end -

40 8 Charleston (close) swinging hands -

41 8 Charleston (close) swinging hands -
Finish 42 8 Swing out to open Make your move, take a change

43 8 Swing out outside turn Just get on that floor and dance'

44 8 Lindy circle to close Dont be cruel, Dont be slick

45 8 Swing out to open inside turn Just keep on swinging, keep on swinging

45 8 Change of place with dip on 8 Keep on swinging the swing


A couple of tricky 10 counts, and of course I need to memorise it, but getting there slowly.

D.

Lindy Routine Needed!!

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I've entered the non-beginners dance competition for Windy Lindy, the Full Swing annual big shindig. I've been practicing for it with ms_lindyfollow a little bit these past few weeks.

Just found out tonight however that I need a dance routine to enter the competition, with matching music. Haven't started this bit of preparation yet however.

So, here are my notes on bits of lindy moves to squidge into a routine:

Mattias and Hana section, from closed



  1. half swing out then lead leads swivels for four


  2. follow swivels and snaps for 16 while


  3. lead does rock step tripple rock step forward rock step tripple backwards


  4. lindy circle leading with the right hand high on the follows back


  5. straight into Tacky Anny jazz steps for eight with left lead hand still attached


  6. swing out vanilla


  7. swing out with inside turn variation


  8. swing out with texas tommy variation


  9. swing out with enthusiastic tex tommy varaition and an extra turn on the end


The Chase Sequence
- swing out texas tomas variation to guy facing backwards open and handchange
- twist and walk forward 4 then 5 jump 7 both jump turn to 8
- chase follow with 5 6 push lead, 7 follow jumps 8.


Murrays Flashy Move
- rock step tripple step to facing opposite down
- 3 and 4 hold
- 5 6 7 8 do no kick kick the dog
- 1 up and to A frame position
- 2 inside fish tail lead, guy looks right and both step inside
- step long and fudge in hand, feet and balance slowly to 8


Other assorted favourite d3vo moves:
- Kicking charelston kick behinds
- Half swingout with back kicks like on youtube
- The Shane move #1
- The Shane move #2
- He goes down and she spin kicks over the top move
- Reverse jerks
- tap and turn for 8 from Murrays routine

Tokyo, London, Seattle

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Dear bloglings,

Will be contacting a bunch of you to make/ confirm travel details shortly. mr_aligator, notice that the second itinerary at the bottom is for my jaunt to Seattle to see you. Mmm, Halloween pumpkin pie :)

I'll convert this to a more readable table in the weekend.

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FLIGHT CENTRE LAMBTON QUAY
182 LAMBTON QUAY * WELLINGTON * NEW ZEALAND
PHONE: (04) 471 2995 FAX: (04) 471 2774

Date: 05 JUL 2007


Reference: W0JF3K / 0Z2RTG
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Travel Itinerary For:
MR DAMON VANOPDORP
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WEDNESDAY AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHT NZ 402 CONFIRMED
19 SEP 07 - DEPART - WELLINGTON/WELLINGTON I 0630 NON-STOP
19 SEP 07 - ARRIVE - AUCKLAND/AUCKLAND INTL 0730 01HRS 00MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL DOMESTIC
- AIRCRAFT - BOEING 737-300/3000C PASSENGER
- CLASS - THRIFT

WEDNESDAY AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHT NZ 99 CONFIRMED
19 SEP 07 - DEPART - AUCKLAND/AUCKLAND INTL 0830 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL INTERNATIONAL
19 SEP 07 - ARRIVE - TOKYO/NARITA,,JP 1640 12HRS 10MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL 2
- AIRCRAFT - BOEING 777-200
- CLASS - THRIFT

WEDNESDAY LUFTHANSA FLIGHT LH 711 CONFIRMED
26 SEP 07 - DEPART - TOKYO/NARITA 0955 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL 1
26 SEP 07 - ARRIVE - FRANKFURT/FRANKFURT INT 1435 11HRS 40MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL 1
- AIRCRAFT - BOEING 747 PASSENGER JET
- CLASS - ECONOMY

WEDNESDAY LUFTHANSA FLIGHT LH4736 CONFIRMED
26 SEP 07 - DEPART - FRANKFURT/FRANKFURT INT 1620 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL 1
26 SEP 07 - ARRIVE - LONDON/HEATHROW,,GB 1655 01HRS 35MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL 2
- AIRCRAFT - AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A300 ALL SERIES
- CLASS - ECONOMY

THURSDAY LUFTHANSA FLIGHT LH4723 CONFIRMED
25 OCT 07 - DEPART - LONDON/HEATHROW 0905 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL 2
25 OCT 07 - ARRIVE - FRANKFURT/FRANKFURT INT 1135 01HRS 30MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL 1
- AIRCRAFT - AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A300 ALL SERIES
- CLASS - ECONOMY

THURSDAY LUFTHANSA FLIGHT LH 492 CONFIRMED
25 OCT 07 - DEPART - FRANKFURT/FRANKFURT INT 1305 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL 1
25 OCT 07 - ARRIVE - VANCOUVER/VANCOUVER AIR 1410 10HRS 05MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL M
- AIRCRAFT - AIRBUS INDUSTRIE A340 ALL SERIES PAX
- CLASS - ECONOMY
TRAVEL VIA OWN ARRANGEMENTS

WEDNESDAY AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHT NZ 7 CONFIRMED
31 OCT 07 - DEPART - SAN FRANCISCO/SAN FRANC 2000 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL INTERNATIONAL
02 NOV 07 - ARRIVE - AUCKLAND/AUCKLAND INTL 0510 13HRS 10MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL INTERNATIONAL
- AIRCRAFT - BOEING 777-200
- CLASS - THRIFT

FRIDAY AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHT NZ1405 CONFIRMED
02 NOV 07 - DEPART - AUCKLAND/AUCKLAND INTL 0700
02 NOV 07 - ARRIVE - WELLINGTON/WELLINGTON I 0800
- AIRCRAFT -

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FLIGHT CENTRE LAMBTON QUAY
182 LAMBTON QUAY * WELLINGTON * NEW ZEALAND
PHONE: (04) 471 2995 FAX: (04) 471 2774

Date: 05 JUL 2007


Reference: Q51M52 / 0Z2RTG
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Travel Itinerary For:
MR DAMON VANOPDORP
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THURSDAY UNITED AIRLINES INC FLIGHT UA8247 CONFIRMED
* Flight operated by AIR CANADA JAZZ
25 OCT 07 - DEPART - VANCOUVER/VANCOUVER AIR 1700 NON-STOP
Terminal: TERMINAL M
25 OCT 07 - ARRIVE - SEATTLE/SEATTLE TACOMA 1750 00HRS 50MINS
- AIRCRAFT - DE HAVILLAND DHC-8 DASH 8 SERIES 300
- CLASS - PROMOTION

WEDNESDAY UNITED AIRLINES INC FLIGHT UA 587 CONFIRMED
31 OCT 07 - DEPART - SEATTLE/SEATTLE TACOMA 1325 NON-STOP
31 OCT 07 - ARRIVE - SAN FRANCISCO/SAN FRANC 1527 02HRS 02MINS
Terminal: TERMINAL 3
- AIRCRAFT - BOEING 737-300/3000C PASSENGER

- CLASS - PROMOTION
- CLASS - THRIFT

Boxed Goody

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All your goody are belong to us.



Anyone know where I can get something like a keyboard stand to put this baby on?