Monthly Archives: October 2012

Summer Celebration In The British Isles

By Eleanor Bennett… Images are from the New Mills Festival 2012, Disley Rose Queen Festival 2012 and Disley Jubilee Celebrations 2012
Taking place last June, the Great British public had a whale of a time in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I found it to be the perfect time to take many portraits of the people who enjoy to celebrate fun in all its forms. On the day of Jubilee celebrations, everyone was freezing cold yet children of five were still running ’round squealing and laughing. I heard no one complain. On the day of New Mills Festival, after the floats had paraded down the high street, the rain started to pour relentlessly. People on electric rides eating in the rain couldn’t have cared less. I captured many happy smiles through the veil of a downpour. Continue Reading

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How I Outwitted My Dishwasher

By Bob Fellman… Dishwashers have to be one of mankind’s greatest inventions. When I lived off campus in college, my two roommates and I did not have a dishwasher. Every time you needed a plate, you had to reach into the kitchen sink full of weeks-old scummy water and feel for one, taking care to do this quickly so as to not dissolve too much of your flesh off your hand and arm. Then you rinsed the plate off, shook it dry, and used it for your meal (always a sandwich). Then you repeated the process ad infinitum. If this seems disgusting, you should have seen our bathroom sink and tub. Continue Reading

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Meet our 2012 Readers Poll winners

By Susie Coleman, Managing Editor… Dancing Noodle Magazine celebrated its first anniversary in September with a cocktail party at the home of our managing editor. We wanted to thank everyone who helped make it a successful year, with a very special thanks to our writers.Throughout the year readers voted for the articles they liked best, and were proud to welcome our most popular writers for 2012, as determined by our reader’s poll. Our winners each received a certificate for their accomplishment along with a modest cash prize. Continue Reading

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Halloween and Candy Corn Hair

by Diane Sesler… Halloween. Reminds me of candy corn. I don’t like it. It brings back memories of a hairdo gone wrong. I had a wild hair a few Octobers ago and decided to get a new “do”. I felt spontaneous and picked a salon at random. This is why I have stories to tell. I don’t always function well in the upstairs area. “Hi!” A too bubbly salon greeter shouts. “I want a cut and color,” I say, with way too much confidence. “Do you have an appointment?” She is too excited. This is the sign I missed. Continue Reading

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Randy’s Record Shop

By Jim Hornsby… Randy Wood died last year at the age of 94. He was a remarkable fellow; a pioneer in the development of the music industry in Middle Tennessee, a major influence in the rise of rhythm and blues from inner-city obscurity to America’s main stream, a dominant force in the early days of rock and roll, and, by all accounts, a “super nice guy” — a true gentleman who was devoted to his family, loyal to his friends, good to his employees and generous to his community. George Barker, in The Man with the Golden Ear, says of Wood, “No businessman ever struck it so rich, so quick and picked up so many friends along the way.” Continue Reading

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The Alhambra

By Jim Hornsby… Granada, nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in southern Spain, is a lovely city, but not especially unique considering the many picturesque Spanish towns that dot the mountain regions. And yet Granada is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. Three million people came there last year, and with few exceptions, they came for one reason — to see the Alhambra. Continue Reading

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Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman

By Charmaine Lanham… Besides being one of the world’s best places to listen to music, musicians who live in the Nashville area find that it’s one of the most wonderful places to play as well. The Bluegrass Nights at the Ryman series has historically allowed celebrities like Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart and many more, to design performances featuring locally-based artists who rarely get to perform together. Since many professional musicians spend the bulk of their working lives traveling the road, it is great fun for them to have a “home gig” and make music with their peers. Continue Reading

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The Fabulous Folk Art of Mary Paulsen

By Pam Sherborne… Mary Paulsen paints on anything. She paints on plates, furniture, bottles, drinking glasses, surfboards, shoes, ceilings, floors and windows, thousands and thousands of windows. “You heard of drive-thru?” she asked, smiling as she waves her arm toward her long back yard. “Well, they just drive up, drop ‘em off, and drive on through.” Mary’s colorful folk art has become popular with vacationers to this area near Holden Beach, North Carolina. At least, that’s where it started. Continue Reading

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