Thank You Troy_GWER5701

It’s the weirdest thing. My computer won’t work if I have the battery installed. It’s fine with the AC adapter, but the moment I put the battery in, it dies. I bought a new battery and tried that, same thing. I’m on Gateway’s live chat technical support right now and Troy_GWER5701 is looking into my problem for me. And I’m holding.


It seems like it’s rare these days when I get to just *perform* at a show. No booking, no stage managing, no last minute BS that I have to deal with…..just performing. I got to do just that last night. Tempest Burlesque was nice enough to host me for a show and it was quite a delight. And only one act… cake is that?

Tempest Burlesque is doing a seven show run based on the seven deadly sins (wrath, envy, gluttony, pride, sloth, lust, greed). Last night’s show was envy so I did “Habit For Haberdashery” and it was a blast! I haven’t performed that act for a while and it went really well. Getting the corset off is always the tricky part but now that I’ve lost some eight it’s not as tricky as it has been in the past. It would be nice to just perform more and not work on the production end of things. Wait, I’m a total control freak so I didn’t mean that! Ha!

The Saga Of The Haunted J Crew Order

So on 7/18/08 I place an online order with J Crew. Two final sale dresses. I got a confirmation that they received the order and would send shipping information when it shipped. I realized about a week ago that I hadn’t received anything yet. I checked my order status online and it kept saying that was an incorrect order number, even though I was copy and pasting it. I meant to call them and it slipped my mind.

Then yesterday I get this email from J Crew:


we’ve made some mistakes……..
(too many in our mind).

we want to say that we’re sorry for any issues while shopping J Crew online or over the phone for the last few weeks-we know we’ve let you down.

we are in the midst of making some enhancements to our web site and call center (and, unfortunately, encountered some bumps along the way). please bear with us as we work through these issues-we know it’s not perfect.

we appreciate your patience.

XXXXXXXXX-Chairman and CEO



I think wow, they must have really messed up! I’ll give them a couple of days before I call and bug them about my dresses. If worse comes to worse, I’ll just cancel the order and get my money back….no biggie.

Well today the UPS man comes with a package and it’s from J Crew. Yay, finally! He procedes to tell me that he picked it up down at True Value, the local hardware store. He asked me if I dropped it and I told him the whole sordid story. He has NO IDEA how it got down there.

Buying Myself?

I’m really, really tempted.  I loved this particular drawing done by an artist at Dr. Sketchy’s here in Seattle.  She won the drawing contest.

Hottie at Dr. Sketchy's Seattle
Hottie at Dr. Sketchy's Seattle

Divine & Depraved!

The Chocolate Glamazon and The Rhinestone Housewife present:


Friday August 8th

Chop Suey

1325 E Madison St

Seattle, WA

Doors at 9, show at 10pm

Come and bask in the dichotomy of good and evil the banquet of burly-q goodness! Start the night divine and pure. But end it in flames, skid marks, cloven hooves and salaciousness. The first half of our show will feature rainbows and kittens. Not really, but it will be sickly sweet. The second half….well, you’ll just have to come and see for yourself.

Hosted by Armitage Shanks!


Waxie Moon

Inga Ingenue

Iva Handfull

Sydni Deveraux

Hottie McNaughty

Bi-Coastal Burlesque Battle Of The Sexes!

Friday, August 8th

The Swedish Housewife and Heidi Von Haught Present:

Bi-Coastal Burlesque Battle Of The Sexes

The Jewel Box Theater

The Rendezvous

2322 2nd Ave

Seattle, WA

Two shows! 10pm (the boys) and 11:30 (the girls)! $12 for one show or $20 for both. Tickets available now at

10pm show featuring:

Little Brooklyn

Darlinda Just Darlinda

Pinky Special

Waxie Moon


Ruffy D. Butt

Hosted by The Swedish Housewife!

11:30pm show featuring:

Little Brooklyn

Darlinda Just Darlinda

Pinky Special

Mama Lou Strong Woman

Heidi Von Haught

Pidgeon Von Tramp

Hosted by The Swedish Housewife!

I won’t be performing at this show, but I will spend copious amounts of time bending over and fondling the cast off costume pieces.

Photographers In Dressing Rooms

So an issue has come up recently that I wanted to blog about. The issue is photographers in dressing rooms. Recently a local photographer got their knickers in a twist because they weren’t allowed to ‘hang out’ in the performer’s dressing room. My first question would be why on Earth would you think that was appropriate? Performers need a safe space to get ready to……well, perform.

What would a photographer do in there anyway? Get in the way? Take sneaky, lacivious photos of performers who are not aware of it? My philosophy has always been if you’re not a peformer (or host or stage help) there is no reason for you to be backstage. It’s a security issue. It’s a privacy issue. But most of all, it’s an issue of respect.

Guess what. Every single performer that I’ve asked has said they don’t want photographers in the dressing room. Every. Single. Performer.

‘Nuff said.


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