Saturday, February 04, 2006

"Let The Good Times Roll"...A Round Robin Promotion

"All we need is music, sweet music
There'll be music everywhere
There'll be swingin', swayin', and records playing
And dancin' in the streets."
-From Dancin' In The Streets

Sometimes there is simply nothing like, letting your hair down and kicking up your heals! I love the topic of our next Round Robin Challenge, because that is just what it encourages us to do. Kick up your heels, and "Let The Good Times Roll." Tess, author of the journal, "First Digital Photos," chose for us, this fun and good times subject, and I am really looking forward to it. It has been quite a while since I have been to an official celebration, unless you count Elvis's birthday parties that we throw for him each year. LOL. Last year he had two feline friends drop by, his best buddy, Ernst, and his opossum friend, Agatha. There was balloons, Strawberry & Cream cake, and even an appearance from R2D2! LOL. This year will probably be just as fun, Elvis likes to be fussed over, and of course any occasion to wear a hat is just fine with him. In our house, even the cat knows how to "Let The Good Times Roll."

I was looking through a box of goodies the other day, when I came across the mask in the above photo. I wore that mask to a Mardi Gras party back in the mid-1990's. It was at a good friends house, and it was wonderful. There was Jazz music, fabulous New Orlean's cuisine that she had catered, and lots, and lots of people having a good time. That is an important part of life...not taking it all so seriously. It's healthy to break out of the gloom and doom and just celebrate life! If Mardi Gras doesn't happen to be your bliss, it's ok, there are many ways to celebrate fun.

How about attending an Oscar party? It has been at least four years since I went to an Academy Awards party. So, I was thinking about maybe going to one this year. Jan Wahl, movie critic for KRON in San Francisco, is hosting an Oscar party at San Francisco's Pan Pacific hotel. It sounds like it might be a hoot. Appetizers, a three-course dinner, and a silent auction will be some of the events of the evening. My goodness, the chance to put on the ritz a bit and go out for the evening sounds dreamy. LOL. I don't know if I will have enough energy to be able to, but I think that even if I don't, I will find a way on Oscar night to make it special. Prepare a gourmet dinner, maybe open some Champaign, and sit at my desk, and thank goodness I don't have to be wearing 4-inch high heals. LOL.

So tell me, how do you like to, "Let the good times roll?" Do you enjoy parties, or cozy get togethers? Are you into rubbing elbows with the stars or do you like to go to sports bars? Are birthday parties where you have the best times? How about made-up holiday's tell us about it! Or better us with your photos! Join us on Wednesday, February 15th for the Round Robin Challenge, "Let The Good Times Roll." You can find out all the information you need over at the official Round Robin Journal. If you want to come along, we would be happy to have you! Come know you want to!

"My Mask"
Berkeley, California
February 2nd, 2005
Late Evening


Karen Funk Blocher said...

Ah, you just reminded me of the Magrathea Restaurant at the End of the Universe party I threw for the Doctor Who club for New Year's 2000. Normally I am SO not a party girl, but that was a hoot. I'm not sure what I'm going to come up with for this challenge, but I'll have fun figuring it out! - Karen

DesLily said...

This was/ is a good idea.. nothing better then to remember good times.

Though I don't do parties (as they say in the valley) there was a time I was guaranteed a fun time when going to Star Trek conventions .. there were many pranks and gottcha's back then and I have already scanned photo's of one such time... now all i have to do is write it up! heh

Robbie said...

Well, I can't say this has enticed me to join the Round Robin but I'm sure itching for a party! LOL! I don't think I'll be doing Round Robin for a while. I'm trying to take things randomly and slow these days. But, I'll support y'all as I can. I love the pic of the mask. Beautiful! :-)

tess said...

Now here is the spirit! !!!!
Anything goes!
You have me looking for a Second Line- a dance of celebration accompanied by a Jazz Band.