Monday, November 30, 2009

Now I have TWO numbers in Friday's show!

Will I have a nervous breakdown beforehand?!  My goodness!  How can Granny even go to work with all the practicing she needs to be doing?

I watched Barbara Stanwyck's Lady of Burlesque the other night just to soak up the atmosphere.  If all else fails, I'm just gonna channel Stawyck's tough, wise-cracking stripper come Friday and hopefully everything will turn out just fine.

Honestly, my biggest concern is that the new kind of pasties I'm going to try out won't stick under the bullet bra I'll have had on top of them in my big number!  I think I should try wearing them to work one day this week just to see...

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Oooooooooh, it's so thrilling!

And a little scary!

I have a number in a show Friday, and I'm practicing!

What if something won't come off when it's supposed to with the music?  And what if one of the other people in the number and I get in each other's way?  What if I fall off the walker for real?

That's burlesque, though, right?  It's supposed to be funny!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New photos up on my flickr!

Cheap detective series.  Underwear and stockings from Paris.  Thanks, Gigi Vox, for a fun shoot!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Granny's all shaved and lubed up :)

...(now wait a minute!) in advance of tomorrow night's photo shoot!

And I finished making the costume for my upcoming show.  It was a productive weekend.  I hope yours was, too -- or at least fun and relaxing!

Now, off to get my beauty sleep!  Nighty-night, all, and sweet dreams!

Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo shoot Monday night!

Making kinky masks!
Making costumes!

And making costumes for a live show I'm doing December 4 where I live.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I love the music. Piazzola, Gardel, Tanghetto, Gotan Project. But I never danced the tango, because no one ever taught me how and I never had the opportunity. And I never traveled to Argentina.

But, tonight, all that changed. In four hours, with gentle, expert partners, I've begun to learn. I had no idea there was a tango underground culture here. I can do it. You close your eyes, you surrender, you wear high heels.

Yes, I'm into this. Tonight is definitely not the end of dancing the tango for me!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Who I want to meet: the most interesting man in the world.

The real one.  Not the Dos Equis ad actor.  The real-life most interesting man in the world.

And when I meet him, I'm gonna match him drink for drink, story for story.  I've been preparing for our meeting for a lifetime.  I'm gonna play Ava Gardner to his Hemingway.

I was thinking today:  maybe when my children and grandchildren try to explain me, I come off sounding a little like Auntie Mame.  And I think that's maybe not such a bad thing.  I grew up to become my own Auntie Mame, off to tour the world and have crazy adventures!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Just back from stripper class.

I've figured out I have to pad the top bar of that walker of mine if I'm going to be able to perform the kind of chair work I enjoy on it in public. 

All I can say is this:  Thank God for duct tape!  There's no end to what one can do with a roll of that stuff.  Between foam sheets and duct tape, I think I've figured out a solution.  And then I began to wonder why one can't use duct tape as the base for disposable, one-time use pasties?  After all, it does come in colors these days!

Nighty-night, mes chères!

Monday, November 2, 2009

I'm back!

And I bought a lot of stockings in Paris!  And some new garter belts.  I can't wait to show you!

I hope to be able to do a new shoot in the next couple of weeks when Babe Jaeger returns.  But I have a live show the first week of December and I have to start PRACTICING soon!

Mais, oui!  Oh, là-là!  I had better work it out!

I had a lot of wonderful adventures in Gay Paree, but I'll tell you this:  the shows are too Vegas these days for my tastes.  And it seems like all the "real" burlesque is being done by Brits living in Paris, ironically!

While there, I was asked by a Parisian banker to become his mistress -- but everyone knows Granny Panty is an independent lady, and so I have returned home to you just as pure as when I left.

No snickering, please!