Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Before the pandemic hit, I spent a weekend in NYC with a friend, we went to Hardware one night which is where I got familiar with Jasmine Kennedie. This queen is by far one of the cities breakthrough drag entertainers in a very crowded field of what seems like queens growing like weeds. Her routines that night blew me away, as I love me a good hi-NRG dancer. Jasmine is known for a very flawless beat face, bright ensembles, and a hi-NRG act, while still having a great sense of humor, outlandish outfits, and comedic side. Jasmine is igniting venues with her electrifying "shablams" flips, death drops, and gorgeously glam looks. Now a part of the cast of the popular revue TURNt at the Ritz, which is now in its second year. jasmine hails originally from Binghamton, and then lived in Morgantown, West Virgina for the majority of her life before heading to NYC. In just the four short years, including during the pandemic, she has carved out quite a niche for herself, and to be in the Ritz's popular revue night, TURNt with such legendary NYC queens already, says a lot. The most shocking thing with this queen? She was not involved with the arts in any form really, prior to drag, but involved with sports. For eight years played soccer, swam and dove for three years, played lacrosse and did cross country, as well as cheering in high school. While home, the drag bug bit as he used to play in his mother's make up and clothes as any drag queen did, and realized then that one day he was going to do drag, and hopes to take it to Hollywood. I have the feeling we will see her on our small screen one day soon.
Monday, November 29, 2021
I said it once I say it again.... I'm loving these three days weekends since beginning this new chapter!!! And three day weekends have never happened my whole working career. I have learned to embrace Mondays and like them. Now that the Thanksgiving holiday is behind us, it may surprise some to know I still won't decorate for another week or so. I will see enough with work, clients' homes, and my mother's house. I tend to deck the hall of the Casa around the 10th of the month, but the first of two Christmas parties is for this coming weekend in which I will attend since it was off last year and I didn't make it the year before, but the second will be a no go since the party is going to be too many in attendance. At the shop, we also put out the menorah for our Jewish customers. I can't believe Hanukah has started already, is it early this year? I know I have some Jewish readers, so at this time I hope you have a lovely festival of lights holiday.
On Hanukah some people might ask,
Why could we not light all eight candles in one night?
Instead of having to light a new one for each of the eight nights.
It's because Hanukah is not merely a cause for celebrations,
It is a trial of perseverance.
Happy Monday All!