Starlighters November 2011 Dance

To watch us dance is to hear our hearts speak.  ~Hopi Indian Saying

Winter Formal (Page One)

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Page 3 - Serious Dancing

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
We're back!

It's Party Time


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What One Sees At A Partee

Below are some pictures of "things one sees at a partee". Can you recognize who or what they are?

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They are NOT meant to freighten you but....

Let The Party Begin...

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Bob explains his scarf to Ed, and Kathy... We listen in as Bob attempts to explain....

Did You Know? - The scarf is one of the most practical and versatile winter accessories. Once a women's accessory, scarves are the source of confusion for modern men. Today, Bob dispels this confusion and offers many ways for a man to wear a scarf.

The Parisian Knot

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

The Parisian knot provides a great amount of warmth without sacrificing style.  The resulting look is very European and sophisticated.  This knot is paired best with a trim, short jacket.

How to tie it:
1)    Fold the scarf lengthwise.
2)    Drape the folded scarf around your neck
3)    Take the loose ends in one hand, the loop in the other.
4)    Pull the loose ends through the loop to achieve desired knot.
5)    Tighten as desired.

The "Once Around"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

The once-around knot is among the more casual ways to wear a scarf.  More importantly, it is easy to tie and warm.  The knot looks good with a blazer and is simple enough to be tied on the go.

How to tie it:
1)    Drape the scarf around your neck with one side hanging lower than the other.
2)    Cross the longer end under the shorter end.
3)    Bring the longer end under the crossing point and through the gap with your neck.
4)    Tighten as desired.

The "Muffler"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

The muffler is a classic and practical knot.  The accumulation of fabric right under the chin provides the wearer with greater protection on particularly blustery days.  This knot can be worn rather tight on colder days and looser, for a more fashionable urban take on warmer winter days.

How to tie it:

1)    Drape the scarf around your neck with one side hanging lower than the other.
2)    Take the longer end and wrap it around your neck.
3)    Adjust the wrap to be looser or tighter, depending on your circumstances.

The "Twice Around"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

This knot is incredibly warm, though not exactly neat.  There is little more to this knot than simply wrapping a scarf around one’s neck until the scarf is entirely bundled around the neck.  Tuck the ends of the scarf into a jacket for even more warmth. This knot is quite cumbersome.

How to tie it:

1)    Drape a scarf around your neck with one end at your collarbone, the other at your waist.
2)    Wrap the long end around your neck twice.
3)    Adjust as desired.

The "Over The Shoulder"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Throwing a scarf over one’s shoulder can work out quite well or rather poorly.  On one hand, when worn properly, this look can be suave, warm and carefree.  However, there is always the risk of looking like a misplaced extra from the latest Harry Potter Movie.  Avoid bold prints or bright colors with this method to stay away from the Hogwarts look.

How to do it:

1)    Drape the scarf around your neck with one end slightly longer than the other.
2)    Wrap the longer end halfway around your neck, allowing it to rest on your back

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Paul assures Kathy that he will help Ed with his scarf for next time

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Jan. Paul, Sue, and Margie

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Some day it will be a famous portrait... Someday

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
"Hello! You are now being greeted in style"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
All sharing one wine

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Darwin (with a firm grip on his spring roll) and Larry catching up on things

Did You Know? - Spring rolls is an umbrella term used in some Western cultures to describe disparate varieties of filled, rolled appetizers similar to the Chinese chūn juǎn (春卷, lit. "spring roll"), from which the term was derived. East and Southeast Asian cuisine foods referred to by the term have different names depending on their country of origin, as well as the type of wrapper, fillings, and cooking techniques used. They are commonly eaten in certain Asian countries, most notably China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Philippines.

In the Netherlands and Belgium, spring rolls are known as loempia, and are invariably fried. ln Sweden, they are known as vårrullar, while in Poland, they are known as Sajgonki. They are thought to have been introduced by immigrants from Indonesia. Loempias are filled with bean sprouts, chopped omelette, and sliced ham.

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Al and Margie

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
The beautiful centerpieces were provided by Don and Marilyn Bailey

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Fearless leaders

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Linda and Gary Greer (nice vest!)

Did You Know? - A vest is a garment covering the upper body. The term has different meanings around the world:

Waistcoat - (a sleeveless under-jacket). This is called a waistcoat in the UK and many Commonwealth countries, or a vest in the US and Canada. It is often worn as part of formal attire, or as the third piece of a lounge suit.

The term vest derives from French veste "jacket, sport coat", Italian vesta, veste "robe, gown" and Latin vestis. The sleeveless garment worn by men beneath a coat may have been first popularised by King Charles II of England, since a diary entry by Pepys (October 8, 1666) records that "[t]he King hath yesterday, in Council, declared his resolution of setting a fashion for clothes.... It will be a vest, I know not well how; but it is to teach the nobility thrift.

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Adrienne and Jan

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Wes and Heidi Granger


Soft touch....

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
"Big smiles" says the photographer

Did You Know? - Red hair occurs on approximately 1–2% of the human population. It occurs more frequently (2–6%) in people of northern or western European ancestry, and less frequently in other populations. Red hair appears in people with two copies of a recessive gene on chromosome 16 which causes a mutation in the MC1R protein.

Red hair varies from a deep burgundy through burnt orange to bright copper. It is characterized by high levels of the reddish pigment pheomelanin and relatively low levels of the dark pigment eumelanin. The term redhead (originally redd hede) has been in use since at least 1510. It is associated with fair skin color, lighter eye colors (gray, blue, green, and hazel), freckles, and sensitivity to ultraviolet light.

Cultural reactions have varied from ridicule to admiration; many common stereotypes exist regarding redheads and they are often portrayed as fiery-tempered.

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Pre-dinner catching up is underway

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Bill explains about his scuba adventure at the winery

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Margie, Bess, and Al

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Holly visits the Talbotts

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
We looked at Doris several times to assure her stress level was low because....

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
An excellent location... The bar is only a few feet away

Remember - Friendship isn't a big thing - it's a million little things.  ~Author Unknown

What Is A Treasurer's Favorite Thing To Do???

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Like Santa, checking it once and checking it twice

Remember - The safe way to double your money is to fold it over once and put it in your pocket.  ~Frank Hubbard

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
"Where is my abacus?"

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Looks better in black and white

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
The room was abuzz with the latest gossip

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Leon, Sue, and Marcia

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
The greeters table is closing for business

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Placed in the scrapbook

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
People are seeing the salads arrive and taking to their tables

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Craig and Marrianne coming to the table

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011
Marianne and Craig are having second thoughts about sitting at the table with this bunch

Starlighters pre-dinner visiting at the Winter Formal November 2011

 

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