Do you remember where you lived?

Wayne AveI was thinking about how much junk I have accumulated from my houses in all these years and where did it come from.  Then realized, I don’t remember every place that I have lived.

Some younger people may have only lived in less than 5 houses, parent’s home, dorm, apartment, etc.

But being older, means that you have lived in several homes.

So I tried my best to recap every place I’ve lived, permanent addresses, where the mail was changed.

  1. Current address, Wayne Avenue
  2. East 75th
  3. East 81st
  4. East 76th
  5. East 42nd
  6. 44th Street
  7. 45th Street
  8. Townhouse VG
  9. 2 Bdrm VG
  10. 1 Bdrm VG
  11. East 76th
  12. Montgall, with Aunt
  13. College Dorm, different city
  14. Montgall, with Dad
  15. East 76th
  16. Woodland
  17. 10th Street
  18. Flora
  19. 10th Street
  20. Wayne Miner
  21. Not sure where I lived when I was born?

ExteriorI’m not even sure if that list is accurate.  I will need to check with my siblings, they may remember more

My favorite place of all is my current home on Wayne.  It is a 3 bedroom 2.5 bath 2248 Square foot center hall Colonial built in 1923.  I hope I live to see it’s 100th anniversary.  I love Colonial homes and the 3 homes I have purchased have all been Colonial style.  And my mom’s house on East 76th was also Colonial style.

An older home means lots of projects.  And I LOVE home June 18 2013 038projects.  So far, I have had all of the original plumbing replaced, I have installed 9 new outdoor lights, 2 new outdoor receptacle sockets, 2 new outdoor faucets, replaced most of the light plate switches, the ceiling light in the foyer, 3 kitchen lights that came from my house on East 75th.

And I am not done.  I have one more matching ceiling light to install on my deck off the master bedroom.  I want to do a deck or patio off the French doors leading from the Sunroom.  Also replace the garage doors and fence.  I might tackle the kitchen one day and add granite, a backsplash and paint or replace cabinets.

It may seem like a lot of projects, but in the end, it’s my favorite location and I love the layout of the home.  Two things you can’t change:  the location and home layout/structure.

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TVDS3: Ro’Zha Dreams of Genie

Asian woman sitting on a magic carpet“Choose carefully,” the Genie had said, “you may be surprised by what you get.” Well, she had chosen the magic carpet because it was a mode of transportation that didn’t require nearly the maintenance that other modes of transportation did. And really, who couldn’t use a magic carpet?

As it turned out, not even the Genie’s magic was strong enough to break the night walker’s curse. “There is only one person who can do that,” he told her. “You must seek Queen Nayture.”

Seeking out Queen Nayture was going to be a whole journey unto itself. In the meantime, she asked that she never run out of the magic potion that Ramses gave her. Ramses had given her many things, not the least of which was a son which she named for Ramses. This was a wish the Genie could grant and it was done. She tucked the bottle into a pouch she carried slung over her shoulder. The bottle should be safe there.

The Genie was anxious to grant the third wish so that he could be free and on his way again. Ro’Zha thought about the swirling forces of time and space that had brought her to Ramses in the first place and had taken him away again and she knew what she wanted more than anything.

“Genie,” she had said to him, “take me to my true love.”

As time and space began to fold around her, she believed she could feel Ramses arms around her once again. She must have fallen asleep, because when she awoke, she was lying on the magic carpet, her pouch beneath her head. She sat up and looked around. It was night. The structures around her were all very strange looking. They were geometric shapes, like the pyramids, except the pyramids were triangles. These were boxes with a peak on top and there was light coming from many of them. There were also enormous torches up and down the walks that gave off light. She looked at the structure she stood in front of. If this was a home, there must be many people living here. It was a pretty big size. It didn’t look like the ancient Egypt where she had last seen Ramses, but this is where the Genie had deposited her, so she rolled up her carpet, tucked it into the bag with the magic potion and slung the whole thing over her shoulder.

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TVDS3: Salome’s Harem Dancer

Chapter 1Once upon a time, there was a harem dancer in Egypt. Her job was to choreograph the dance troupe that entertained Queen Salome and her guests during dinner. The dancer’s name was Ro’Zha. Ro’Zha was having a secret affair with Salome’s beloved husband, King Ramses. Now she was pregnant with his child. So far she had been able to hide her belly under silk caftans, but her midwife, Etienne, warned that the child was due any day now.

Etienne loved to gossip, so she could not wait to tell all of the other dancers about the secret love child. Salome overheard the gossip and flew into a jealous rage. She consulted the palace witch, Malice, to hex a spell on Ro’Zha.

Malice came up with an evil spell. Ro’Zha will always be tethered to Salome throughout space and time. Salome will always be her master and Ro’Zha will always serve her as maiden or slave. Furthermore, every generation of Ro’Zha’s children will inherit night walker blood of the vampires.

Etienne overheard the queen speaking with Malice and now she felt guilty about Ro’Zha’s fate. So she confessed to Ro’Zha what she had done and begged for her forgiveness. Ro’Zha was overcome with grief because she did not want the witch’s curse. Etienne suggested that she seek out the Sultan of Bagdad. He was a big fan of the all the belly dancers in the harem and would grant them favors in exchange for a “special” show.

Ro’Zha cried out in pain, as she was having labor contractions now. Etienne warned her to be as quiet as possible, so that Salome will not hear her. Etienne gathered the dance troupe members and they performed a floor dance to Chiftitelli while Ro’Zha gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. What name will you give this child, asked Etienne? I will call him Prince Nate Ram. The dancers shouted their zaghareets as they congratulated Ro’Zha on the birth of her child. Etienne promised to hide the baby in a secret chamber to keep them safe from Salome.

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Part 3 of The Vampire Dancer Saga series is now available in the market for purchase. Written by Shalimar Ali, The Vampire Dancer Saga Part 3 smashes together various time periods, belly dancers, royalty, vampires and romance in easy to read exotic tales.

The book contains tales of vampires, belly dancers and royalty and has many appealing aspects. There’s competition, ancient history, spirituality in dance and more. This book takes readers back in time to meet Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy and Egyptian queens.

Sexy Black Vampire CoupleThe Vampire Dancer Saga Part 3 has 13 chapters. The story begins with Ro’Zha, a harem dancer in Egypt who was having a secret affair with King Ramses, Queen Salome’s husband. Ro’Zha was pregnant with the king’s child and Etienne, her midwife, told the other dancers about the child. Queen Salome overhead it and flew into a resentful rage and consulted Malice, the palace witch, to cast a spell on Ro’Zha. The latter will forever be tethered to Salome all through space and time. Ro’Zha will always serve Salome as her slave or maiden and Salome will forever be her master. Every generation of Ro’Zha’s kids will also inherit the vampires’ night walker blood. Ramses, wanting to protect Ro’Zha and their son Nate Ram, made an arrangement for Ro’Zha to meet with the Sultan of Bagdad, his brother. Ro’Zha’s adventure soon began, which included meeting new people and getting a wish from a Genie. Her first and second wishes were spent for a magic carpet and that she never run out of the magic potion given to her by Ramses. For her third wish, she asked the Genie to take her to her true love, only to find herself in a different Chapter 6A - Nefertititime and place, which didn’t look like the ancient Egypt where she’d last seen Ramses. There, she was reunited with her baby, Prince Nate Ram and met Scheherazade, her cousin who told her wonderful tales about the Arabian nights. Scheherazade, who was also called Shera by the people in that time, was asked by the children to tell them a story. When one of the kids asked her if she used Photoshop on the photos she showed to them wherein they wore funny clothes and strange hair styles, she asked them if they believe in reincarnation. But before the kids could answer, Salome joined the conversation and made a bet with Shera, which the latter confidently accepted. Shera then started to tell the stories requested by Salome, stories about Queen NayTure, Dracula, Nefertiti, The Mummy, Sir Lancelot, The 3 Muses, Ammut, Cleopatra, Sampson, Aaliyah, Delilah, King Tut, Frankenstein and his bride.

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One of the members of the team says, “We have tried to recreate the time of Egyptian kings and queens. Audiences have always been interested in the mystic time of this particular civilization. Keeping this in mind, we have brought in the old times back, through our book.” This book has included the professionals, who are focused on depict the timing of the Mummy, in the most beautiful manner. People would also get to see the personification of Frankenstein. Besides that, the cult character of Dracula would also be presented in front of the audience.

The book would initiate with the phase, where playboy Dracula tries to charm Nefertiti in the old days. One the other hand, his descendent playboy Drake tries to impress cousin Tee, in the present time. The book would also vampirebring in the role of Cleopatra. The narrative would beautifully take up the journey of the most beautiful woman in the world, from the very beginning. The conflict gets formed, when Ammut, a jealous rival, turns her into an ugly duckling. The confusion continues in the fact, whether Genie and Gene continues loving her or not. Audience gets to discover that, in the span of the book.

The story also shows the life of Queen NayTure. The story line moves, as she can control the power of the universe, change mortals to vampires, turn nights into days and many such fascinating facts. The conflict again takes place on the fact, that if she would be able to have a control over her heart, from falling for Malice. On the other hand, daughter of Gene and Cleopatra, Aaliyah, is a belly dancer. She tries to win the love of King Tut. Alyce, her doppelganger tries to win the love of Hutch, the descendent of Tut.

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The Vampire Dancer Saga, first movie SCRIPT Sneak Peak is here! Can Julianne Hough or Cheryl Burke (Dancing with the Stars) dance as good as Eleanor Powell?

The Vampire Dancer Saga FrontI’m so proud of the script for Chapter 4, Dancing with Flair at the Fair. The scriptwriter did an awesome job of capturing the right words for this movie scene.

Again with more Movie or TV Casting choices, who do you think is POWERFUL enough to dance like my favorite dancer of all time, Eleanor Powell???

Hmmm, would it be someone young and athletic like Julianne Hough? Or someone sultry and sensuous like Cheryl Burke?

Well, actually, if this movie ever comes to pass, I would go a totally different direction and pick the protégé of one of my other all-time favorite dancers. And you know who I am talking about: DEBBIE ALLEN!Julianne Hough2

I first noticed Debbie’s daughter, VIVIAN NIXON in the 1994 Academy Awards Oscar Best Song Presentation for the Circle of Life, The Lion King. Vivian is the real daughter of of the “spoofed” dancer Triple T Debs in Chapter 1:

“Places everyone. Quiet please,” shouted host Bom Tergeron. With that, the judges, KarAnna, Blen & Runo from DWSDS and Ligel Nitchgow & Murph Mare from SYTYCV with special guest judge Triple T Debs took their places at the Judges Table.

JULIANNE HOUGH as Elly Powers: Too busy, has too much work, will probably turn it down. Shame, she could do the acrobatics and tap dancing like Eleanor Powell and make it believable.

Cheryl Burke2CHERYL BURKE as Elly Powers: Prolly under contract with ABC for Dancing with the Stars. Has not done movies yet, not sure if she would be interested if this really happens. Cheryl is the most POWERFUL female dancer on Dancing with the Stars, and would totally believable in the role

VIVIAN NIXON as Elly Powers: Vivian is extremely talented and it would be a coup to have Debbie direct Vivian to play Elly Powers in this movie. Vivian would blow the tap dance scenes away!

Uncle Sunny, is actually my real uncle. But he does not dance. Even so, it would be great to have a Tap Dancer to master Bill “Bojangles” Robinson for this role. Especially since Eleanor Powell portrayed Bill Robinson in the movie Honolulu. The best actor to play my uncle, who can tap like Bill Eleanor PowellRobinson is MAURICE HINES.

And to play the kooky fortune teller MADAME ZANDRA, I would cast none other than the delightful Kathy Najimy!  She is one of my favorite actresses of all time.  I love all of her movie and TV works.

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SCRIPT COPYRIGHT 2012 SHALIMAR ALIBill Bojangles

Setting: On a train in the 1930’s. Two women are standing in the aisle in the dining car practicing dance steps. When it becomes apparent that the younger of the two has mastered it they sit at a table in a mostly deserted dining car late at night. They are eating pie and drinking coffee.

ELLY

So your parents are Big Daddy Baker and . . .

ALYCE

Caroline Braden.

ELLY

Maurice HinesAnd you spend your free time riding the train with your uncle.

ALYCE

Just until he finishes seminary school. Then he won’t be a porter anymore.

ELLY

Riding the train sounds like a pretty adventurous existence.

ALYCE

It is. We’re going to make a stop in Chicago to see the World’s Fair.

ELLYVivian Nixon

I thought about doing that myself.

ALYCE

Oh, won’t that make you late to begin filming?

ELLY

I’ve got time. I really want to see Little Egypt.

ALYCE

VivianNixon5Me too. I hear she’s completely scandalous.

ELLY

I certainly hope so!

The two women laugh.

ELLY cont.

We should go together.VivianNixon3

ALYCE

Really?

ELLY

Yeah.

The scene fades into a montage of the two women getting off the train in Chicago in the daylight. We see them talking and laughing as they walk down the sidewalk, riding the street car and arriving at the World’s Fair. ALYCE looks all around, taking in everything. They stop to watch a fortune teller at work.

Kathy NajimyMADAME ZANDRA

You’re curious. That’s natural. Why don’t you sit down?

ELLY stops ALYCE from sitting.

ELLY

Hold on there, lady. . . . How much?

MADAME ZANDRA

Only a dollar.

ALYCEVivianNixon4

A whole dollar?!

ELLY

Didn’t anybody tell you there’s a depression going on?

MADAME ZANDRA

I’m worth every penny and more. Take it or leave it.

ALYCE looks to ELLY who shrugs.

ELLY

It’s up to you kid. It’s your dime.

VivianNixon1ALYCE considers it for a moment, then sits and hands MADAME ZANDRA a dollar from her change purse.

ALYCE

This better be good.

MADAME ZANDRA

Taking ALYCE’s palms.

You have a very special gift, a very special power . . . to be activated on your 21st birthday. I also see a great-granddaughter, 60 years from now, will also be dancing in Chicago. She will dance like the Egyptians.

ALYCE and ELLY glance at each other. ELLY rolls her eyes and ALYCE smiles.

ALYCE

Rising.

Thank you Madame Zandra, that was very . . . entertaining.

As they walk away.

Cheryl BurkeELLY

Did you buy any of that?

ALYCE

Apparently I did. And I paid a whole dollar for it.

ELLY

Come on, kid. Let’s go see the “Egyptians.” When is your 21st birthday, anyway?

ALYCE

Tomorrow.

Julianne HoughELLY imitates spooky music and they laugh as they walk off arm in arm.

ALYCE and ELLY enter the area where Little Egypt will be dancing. The place is already packed. They find seats and the show begins. During the course of the show audience members may “Oooo” and “Ahhh”. They express their shock and surprise. ALYCE and ELLY are both captivated, but for ALYCE it seems for a moment that the lights are flickering and then dimming. When they come up she is still watching the “Egyptian” dance but it is someone else entirely on the stage, someone who looks a bit like her. She hears a soft buzzing sound next to her and sees a man look into a small hand-held device. When ALYCE returns to herself, everyone is leaving and ELLY is looking at her with concern.

Eleanor Powell2ELLY

Are you okay? You look really pale.

ALYCE runs her tongue over her teeth and then opens her lips to reveal fangs.

ELLY grins.

Vampire?

ALYCE

Yes. Meet me in St. Louis.

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The Vampire Dancer Saga back coverAs you all know, ELEANOR POWELL is the absolute best dancer that ever lived! There is not a dancer today that can match her power, stamina and the girl power of topping the box office for dance. It would be IMPOSSIBLE to match any dancer today with Eleanor Powell. The dancers on Dancing with the Stars have it so easy because they do PARTNER DANCES. By comparison, Eleanor Powell commanded the box office with SOLO DANCING. I am a dancer and if you are a dancer you know that it is harder to SOLO than dance PARTNER. Why? A solo dancer must COMMAND that stage with stage presence and stage work. A partner can dance can actually divide the dance duties in half with team work. A lot of dancers will disagree with that statement, but then again ask yourself why, there are not that many solo dances on Dancing with the Stars or So You Think You can Dance???

Now is your time to join the Conversation! Comments, questions, concerns, controversy, rebuttals, tributes, blog suggestions, guest bloggers, etc., are all welcome!

Who would you cast as Elly Powers?
Is Julianne Hough or Cheryl Burke strong enough dancers to dance as good as Eleanor Powell?
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Casting Call: Which actors would you cast to play the alternate Marilyn Monroe, Grandpa Munster, Vanessa L. Williams and DWTS (Carrie Ann, Bruno) in the Movie Version of The Vampire Dancer Saga?

The Vampire Dancer Saga back coverI’m back with more DREAM CASTING WISHES for my newly published book, The Vampire Dancer Saga!

Chapters 1 and 7 mention a family that sounds suspiciously like our favorite TV family of creatures, but this family lives in the “Mockingbird” Estates:

Le Monsters (New Orleans, LA)
Grandpa Jacob (Vampire)
Edward (Werewolf)
Hermes (Frankenstein)
Lila (Bride of Frankenstein and Witch)
Marla (Marilyn Monroe from the Alternate Universe, Glamour Dancer)Grandpa Al Lewis1

The Grandpa Jacob character in my book is dating my Aunt Ethel. His family of kooky “monsters” come over and dance with my family. My dream actor to play Grandpa Jacob would be TOY CAMDEN!

I TWEETED TOY recently and was so please to get a Reply & RETWEET back:

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@Camden_Toy You’re BRILLIANT beyond the makeup I would love to have you play Grandpa Jacob aka Grandpa in The Munsters wp.me/p20aoF-lU
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@Shalimaral Thank you for your kind words. I would love to

Toy Camden2I LOVE Toy Camden! He is one of my favorite actors on Buffy the Vampire Slayer! I love how his characters like Gnarl and The Gentleman are not just an actor in makeup; but he becomes that character!

For my Aunt Ethel, I would love to have the very funny and talented JENIFER LEWIS play her. I love every character that Jenifer has played in every TV Show or Movie. She always STEALS THE SHOW! When I know that she is going to be in a TV show or movie, her character is the one that I wait to see, even if she is not the main character. It would be a hoot to see her play my kooky auntie who reminds me so much of Granny Clamplett.

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So many actresses have played MARILYN MONROE! But one actress sticks out to play her from the Alternate Universe because of the resemblance, but also because she could make Marilyn appeal to a whole new generation of Hip Hop. This actress also likes to Rap. She is BRITT ROBERTSON from The Secret Circle and Swingtown!

Gia told Vanilla that she had another prediction that one day Eckels will end up with her man Foxy Ricky.

Chapter 9 is a spoof; but also a tribute to one of my favorite singers and actresses of all time: VANESSA WILLIAMS. This might be too much of a dream, but KATERINA GRAHAM would be perfect to cast for this character. She’s working on The Vampire Diaries and is probably too busy, but hey – it never hurts to dream, right?  Also, did you catch the part about Britt Robertson1Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku hooking up in this chapter?

Marilyn Monroe

A few years back, ABC had Dance Wars featuring Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. I really liked that show because it made the judges put their money where their mouth is. It may seem easy to sit in a chair and judge other dancers. But can that same judge really dance? Are they qualified to judge other dancers? Dance Wars answered that question with a big YES. Both Carrie Ann and Bruno are very talented. I have a spoof of them in Chapter 11 of my book:

They rehearsed the Foxtrot, their 1st dance of the Season. They got a score of 23 during the Live show, which really insulted Sherry. She thought they could do much better. So she planned to Glamour the judges, KarAnna, Blen and Runo. Gia predicted Vanessa2they would get a 23 and 24 in the following weeks, so Sherry made sure to Glamour the Judges into giving her 10-10-10 instead.

My dream actress for KarAnna is DICHEN LACHMAN. And my dream actor to play Runo is ENVER GJOKAJ. Both were in the brilliant show Dollhouse. Again with the love of all things Joss Wheden! But it would be so cool to see them reunited, this time as bickering judges.

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_Fox
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eliza_Dushku
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https://learnbellydancewithshalimarali.com/2012/06/20/the-vampire-dancer-saga-part-11-dancing-with-some-dead-stars-62012/

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