The December 14th 2018 Show!

Well… as you may have heard, it started raining here yesterday. And it kept on raining. After raining all night. It rained all day, torrential rain, not sweet delicate summer rain but angry fierce rain with thunder claps and lightening. The rain on the roof was so loud, I thought it might cave in. We have some spots in our roof that leak. Usually a pan here or there suffices. But there was no holding back this rain. It was so bad, it was actually raining in the house, in places. And I wore myself out trying to salvage pictures off the wall, things off the floor, trying to move power outlets and stuff to keep from getting fried.

We needed a row boat and a life jacket to get to the toilet. I donned my scuba mask and snorkel, and swam over to my computer, shutting everything down. And then I saw a dark lump alongside the wall to my left. Being OCD, I knew that lump was not supposed to be there. I squinted my eyes, leaning towards it, and realised it was a frog.

Okay so. Somehow a frog had got into my house. I went to catch it, before my dogs or cat saw it and ate it. And then I saw another one. And another one. I scooped them up, putting them into one of the buckets I had placed to catch drops from the ceiling. As I walked through the lounge, I saw more hopping across the carpet. More frogs! In my living room! I hurried to scoop them up before they could get away, trying use a hand to cover the top of the bucket enough to keep them from jumping out.

I rushed them out the back to release them into the garden. The garden? The plot of bendi-eyes and a myriad of other dry, dead weed remains. The ground back there is awful.. gravel. Not at all nice for growing things. There is a tree, however, and grape vines. Coming back into the kitchen, I found more frogs hopping around. It was a hoppity free for all. Never thought I’d be chasing frogs around my house, like some sort of ancient plague. I had to use the toilet at one point during my frog rescue adventure, so I washed my hands really well first with warm soapy water, as I was in fear… handling the toilet paper and all after handling frogs? I didn’t want to risk getting genital warts.

Oh don’t tell me frogs don’t give you warts. I was holding one when I was 11 years old and it peed on my hand, and where it peed, a wart came up days later. After that I had warts on me for a long time until I got rid of them all with Compound W.

Now, Gone Froggin says:
My mom always warned me that holding frogs and toads so spread warts on my hands and Iā€™m sure you heard it before too. Good news, its not true. You can pick up other diseases from holding frogs and toads but not warts. Remember to always wash your hands after handling animals. Now what does cause warts? A type of Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes warts. So go hold all the frogs you want.

I DON’T BELIEVE THEM! Damn frog peed on my hand and I got a wart in that spot within the week!

Did you know that frogs drink through their butts? Frogs do not drink like we do; they absorb water directly through their skin in an area known as the ‘drinking patch’ located on their belly and the underside of their thighs. That means, if you are holding them and you have something funky on your skin, they can absorb it and it could kill them. So do a frog a favour. Make sure your hands are very clean and well-rinsed before handling them.

If only they were Cane toads invading my home, but we don’t have those in this area. I will confess if I had a cane toad, I’d not be able to resist a little lick. Or two. Honestly, I could see me now standing in the street, a cane toad in each hand, “SLURP!” As I lick one and then the other, taking a trip to visit Lucy in the sky.

NO NO NO it is DANGEROUS!!!! Do not lick toads!! Toad lickers die. And here is why:
Toad licking has long been recognized as a stupid, risky way to try to get high. But do you know the biochemistry that determines how stupid and risky it actually (is), and how high you could get. Let’s squeeze some toads.

The first problem with toad licking is that it isn’t just any toad that will get you high. The most famous culprit ā€” one that has sent a lot of dogs on bad trips ā€” is the cane toad. It and its general family, the family bufonidae, will secrete the stuff that can be sniffed, injected, or ingested to get people hallucinating.

The stuff itself is called 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine. The chemical gets into the body and acts as a serotonin agonist, binding to serotonin receptors and releasing a lot of the feel-good substance into the body. People who take 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine report a full-body rush and powerful hallucinations…. although notably, most people who take 5-methoxy-N, N-dimethyltryptamine, generally do so in purified form. It is, for the most part, not licked off the back of a thing that sleeps in a soup of brackish water and alligator urine.

As it’s not much in the toad’s interest to get people high, it secretes some other stuff as well. One of the chemicals it secretes probably could be used to treat people medically. It’s a cardiotoxic steroid which is a close cousin to digitalis, the chemical produced by the foxglove. Digitalis is used to treat people with irregular heartbeats. Its use is carefully calibrated, as there isn’t much difference between a dose that saves a person’s life and a dose that kills them (toads are not known for their mastery of pharmacology). A toad’s version of the toxin releases massive bursts of adrenalin in the person or animal that ingests it; the adrenalin first increases the heart rate and then causes fibrillation. Enough of the toxin causes irregular heartbeat, seizures, and death.

Just as a bonus, toads secrete substances that weaken muscles and cause extreme nausea, too. So the overall effect of toad licking can cause a person to have vivid hallucinations, a racing heart, and muscles too weak to carry their constantly-vomiting body to the bathroom, let alone the hospital.

Just say no to toad!

Even dogs are into licking cane toads for a hallucinogenic trip:

Overdosing on them is a ‘thing’. It really is.
Cane toad lickers may get cure for overdose soon
Researchers may have a lead on how to treat people who lick cane toads and overdose on the toxins.

I’m going to tell you something else. All that crap about kissing a frog and it turns into a handsome prince? Never happened. Bitches were hallucinating.

Just say no to toad, just say no to everything. Everything I enjoy is bad or unhealthy or going to kill me. I never get to have any fun. Well, except for dance. That is fun and outside of causing me to sit too much, it seems relatively harmless and cheap as far as hobbies go. So I got to dance with Jilley this week. We are on Santa’s naughty list. Check out the show below and find out why.

But first! The Golden Tweezers Award! And this week CONGRATULATIONS go to KYSER for this:

[18:41] Kysersozee Mynx: The elk is watching nara*s hiney

There was a lot of mayhem going on backstage during the show. Peek at some of the other comments under pictures in blue font to get an idea of the mad insane fun! Oh and um, WELCOME TO THE WEEKEND!!
With Zena
Trans-Siberian Orchestra – Christmas Canon

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
I LOVE Trans-Siberian Orchestra their music is so beautiful. So I tried to combine the nutcracker theme look of the set with the song giving it a real Christmas feel.

2. What does this dance mean to you?
I always think Christmas is the best time to do these kind of dances and songs. To express the beauty of Christmas what better way then the joy of dancing.

3. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Just that anything that is inspirational this time of year should be done to pass it on to others to make them smile even for a little bit.

[17:36] Jilley: get naked…NOW! lol
With Dev
Baby Please Come Home

[17:53] Jilley: wtf is this….this Santa lies lol
[17:54] Jilley: [17:53] NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice: Jilley Resident, let’s see.. Naughty. You should wipe your mouth from all the bullshit coming out of your mouth.
[17:54] BB Schmooz: he said this to me earlier… [14:51] NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice: BB Schmooz, let’s see.. So naughty you make me jealous of people who don’t know you.
[17:56] nara1: NOMAD // Mean Santa’s Naughy or Nice:nara1 Resident, let’s see.. So wonderful, sweet and totally innocent that others should bow down to her in reverence.
[17:56] BB Schmooz: O.o
[17:57] BB Schmooz: fake news
[17:59] GracefulLove: guess santa is giving himself coal this year for Christmas

With Paul, Cannon, Adam, Jilley and Eva
Train Play That Song

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
Train’s “Play That Song” though mellow emphasizes everything about dance… it is fun and yet it inspires creativity. This particular song took me back to the old Trio of Fred Astair, Gene Kelly and Ginger Rogers Movies when we were inspired to dance by the Dancing Man and his friends. Between them they brought life and happiness to the Great Depression in 1932, making it fun to go to the movies and watch as three amazing entertainers tapped, twirled and Charles-toned their way across the screen. Who was to say that a decade later these three thought to be minor entertainers would last, not only in our memories but how we look at the world of musicals, dancing and motion picture industry as a whole

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
It was the timing.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
For me it is Dance and creativity brought to life in a time when dancing was about laughter and fun…

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
To remember that dancing wasn’t about competition, or cliques… we are here to have fun and express what we love… to simply show how much we love with each other…

[18:17] Tritiumblast: Britt, when do I remove these shorts?….Now?
With Corri, Nara and Diawa
Season of Love

[17:59] Nevar Lobo: heyyyyyyyyy wait !!!! dont eject her until after my dance !!!!
[18:00] nara1: Am in Gracie’s act too .. in fact .. in them all .. even solos haha

With Kyser, Nadi, Rhyme, Kelly
Jingle Bell Rock

[18:28] Nevar Lobo: i think taema starved him to get into those leggins
Plumb – Beautifully Broken

[18:00] Brittainy Collins: Nara is a sneak attack
[18:00] Brittainy Collins: she is Elysium’s where’s waldo
[18:01] Brittainy Collins: one never knows where she will pop up
[18:01] Jilley: where’s weirdo I read that as

With Jo and Nara
O Tannenbaum by Celtic Woman

1. Why did you choose this song to create a dance to? What was your inspiration?
It is one of my favorite Christmas Carols, and I love this version from Celtic Woman. The song itself was the inspiration for this act..

2. What were the particular challenges you dealt with when creating this dance?
There is a Santa that appears at the end, and getting him so that people can see him has been the biggest challenge.

3. What does this dance mean to you? Is it a bit of fun, or is there a deeper meaning?
No deeper meaning with this one, purely for the fun and love of this song.

4. Is there anything you would like others to know about your dance?
Merry Christmas!!!!

[17:23] BellaQuinn1973: if Gracie is an angel i am the pope.. js
[17:24] GracefulLove: I am but i’m in disguise Bella, I can’t let everyone know that i’m really an angel. So I have to let everyone think i’m not an angel to keep my cover. šŸ™‚

With Babypea
Empire Cast – Bad Girl (feat. Serayah McNeil and V. Bozeman)

[18:50] GracefulLove: [18:46] Babypea (babypeavonphoenix.bikergrrl): Jilley and I are looking to get on the naughty list šŸ™‚
[18:50] GracefulLove: I thought the naughty list was created because of you 2
[18:50] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: Jilley makes me look sexeh!!
[18:50] BabypeaVonPhoenix Bikergrrl: Are we on the naughty list now????
[18:50] corroded Battery: you’re already there.. but think you just made the top 2

K/DA – POP/STARS (ft Madison Beer, (G)I-DLE, Jaira Burns) | Official Music Video – League of Legends

[19:10] GracefulLove: ow Sarah! those things hurt!
With Everyone

[18:01] Brittainy Collins: aren’t you supposed to be stalking someone?

Santa Tell Me Aryiana Grande

[18:48] Greenie Flanagan: this is my favorite outfit to wear to the mall for shopping

Happy Holidays N’Sync

[18:02] BB Schmooz: why is britt humping your leg?

Underneath The Christmas Tree Kelly Clarkson

[18:28] Greenie Flanagan: still think you did foul things to my kin in those snow banks

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