Thursday, May 28, 2009

When I am old...

I will still love to dance!

(Awesome woman and child, road trip, last summer, Downtown Disney.)

Travel plans for Seattle are settled, though our daily itinerary is still a big uncertain blank (which is the way we want it to be). Only five things for sure, a day trip to Victoria B. C., the Seattle Art Museum, a baseball game, a dance club (of course) and Top Pot, this very chic looking coffee and donut place I saw on a Travel Channel show called, Donut Paradise. I love donuts, am addicted to coffee and enjoy hanging out in cafes as all arty types do, so I wish there was a Top Pot where I live. I'd go every day. Starbuck's, Peets, all well and good, but their pastries are trucked in from some central, far away pastry making place. Top Pot makes their donuts in house, the aroma of freshly fried donuts probably pervading every inch of the place....oh wow, I can't wait to get there! In fact I wrote Top Pot a fan letter telling them how much I looked forward to visiting them. And they wrote back telling me my friend and I would have a gift certificate waiting for us if we visited their flagship store on 5th Ave. OK, I admit I kind of hoped they would do that. But I'm glad I did because, since we don't know a soul up there, it's nice to know some person behind the counter at Top Pot, of all places, is waiting to say, Welcome to Seattle, we've been expecting you!

On the career front, I have been rejected by yet another art gallery. But am looking forward to a group show in July, which is some consolation. I'm also busy on a new set of concept designs which I hope will prove once and for all Pixar or any other major animation studio must hire me.

OK, I'd planned to say more, but it's 2 am and I'm exhausted. Til next time...


  1. Top Pot sounds brilliant and I love that they are going to be expecting you. You have to post pics of the place when you go! :-)

  2. What a fantastic lady. May I be as wonderful as her when I am old.

    Take photos in Victoria! I've never been, despite living on Vancouver Island for a year.

    Enjoy, enjoy! I shall be mailing your postcard tomorrow.

  3. Dancing and donuts - a great combo!

  4. Love the video clip, Cheryl! Life is a dance and I also hope I can move to its rhythm in my senior years. :)

    Enjoy Seattle and don't let the gallery rejection get you down. There are plenty more opportunities on the horizon!

    Sending you lots of sparkling light to brighten your day. x

  5. I sure hope we'll continue to dance until the final breath! Have fun in Seattle, take your umbrella.

  6. I love Seattle. And my sister lives in Victoria. What a great town. Your camera will be busy. Have fun. Enjoyed the video so much.

  7. Hi Saly, I'll definitely take photos of Top Pot, along with everything else I come across in Seattle, including the airport! Ooo, I can't wait!

    Hi Sophia, she was awesome, I wouldn't be surprised if she still went to dance clubs.

    Victoria, photos, for sure! Vancouver island must have been a peaceful, quiet place to live. I traveled around there a bit, including Victoria, while going to school in Vancouver and it seemed every town we came across (except Victoria) had populations of 50 people or less.

  8. Hi Carol Anne, I'm glad you enjoyed the clip. I love running into things like that, things that remind me life is meant to be enjoyed every step of the way.

    Oh, not tooo down about the gallery. I sent out queries to fifty of them so I have 48 more chances. And I hope to drop by a gallery or two in Seattle...who knows, maybe someone will at least tell me of a show I might participate in.

    And thanks, love and gratitude in return!

  9. Hi Dedene, me too! I want to dance through the rest of my life. And thanks I know I'll enjoy it. I've always wanted to go, especially after watching Frasier all those years. Umbrella, good idea! Forgot about that.

    Hi Elizabeth, thanks, I will. Victoria is a great town. So pretty. I visited there twice while living in Vancouver, once with a school chum and another time with my younger brother.
    I'm glad you enjoyed the video, too.

  10. Dear Cheryl,

    The bluest skies you'll ever see are in Seattle. And the hills the greenest green in Seattle. Like a beautiful child, growing up, free an' wild. Full of hopes and full of fears, full of laughter, full of tears
    Full of dreams to last the years, in Seattle... in Seattle...

    Oh, Perry Como. Your lyrics are so beautiful, even if they're entirely inaccurate.

    Speaking of green, why would you want me to make your relatives envious, Cheryl? Don't you know that envy is a sin? For shame. Just kidding! They should be totally jealous that I'm commenting on you blog. Because I'm awesome, and so are you. Laters!



  11. Wow, God, thanks! I feel blessed now. I am walking on air! And will (try to) resist telling my relatives all about how God not only left me a message, he sang me a Perry Como song! Most awesome. I can honestly say I love you, God, for once. Thank you.

  12. Oh, mine too, mine too, Awesome Sara.

  13. Thanks for taking the time to write us this wonderful letter, Cheryl, though you were tired and sleepy.
    Great little video of extreme spectrum dancing.

  14. Thanks Sparkle Mirror, more next time I Hope, this week has been much busier than the last few months, which is one of the reasons I wanted and needed to travel somewhere.

  15. You will still dance I'm sure of it! Your trip sounds like a blast and you had me really drooling about the donuts... always good to leave freedom for exploration and adventure on a trip. I can't wait to hear what you find!

  16. I never learnt to dance, but liked to do it anyhow, but since the DJ, some five years ago, made a remark about the "old man" on the dance floor, I decided no to do it publicly any more! :-(

    Yes, Victoria is compulsory!

    I went to a vernissage this week and got the job to spend some 5000 € (not my own money) on selecting some pieces for a lottery (organised by the in France working Swedish artists)! A "funny" feeling; you wanted to be kind to all the exposing artists, but there wasn't enough money for that! Anyhow, they were almost all present and we had a very pleasant evening!

  17. break it down, break it down!!! go granny go granny!


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