Sunday, 17 April 2011

Disabled Belly Dancers, US hurricanes, and Irish dancing?

A woman in New York has had her life-long benefit claim of $850 a month cut to $400 a month. The claim was being made because of a car accident a number of years ago supposedly leaving her 'unable to work'. Que angry ex-husband. The womans ex-husband, who, pressumably doesn't like her very much, found some pictures of her online belly dancing. Alongside the pictures she mentioned how many hours of intense practise goes into the demanding physical activity each day. Brilliant. She then had to pay his legal fees and 60% of the money from selling their former home some years ago. I <3 Karma.

At least 43 people have died in the southern states of America after as many as 62 hurricanes over the past few days. The states included North Carolina, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Virginia. The death tole is expected to rise. Bad times indeed.

Another topic I wanted to talk about is Irish dancing, a bizzare tradition, which involves being orange and wearing hilarious wigs. The world championships are currently on in Dublin, and next year my sister will probably be competing. There are two competitions she will be in, and I have the choice of which one to go along to and see America.



Now I would love to see what America is like, so tell me readers which city should I go to in the name of Irish dancing (lol jk excuse for a holiday) Boston or Chicago?
Let me know which one you prefer or don't prefer and why :)
Much love, Sam.

15 comments:

  1. I would say chicago, just because it's a bigger city :)

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  2. nice blog, great stories. the belly dancer one is crazy..

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  3. Chicago. One of the best places in America imo.

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  4. That story about the NY woman is pure gold!

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  5. Those were tornadoes, not hurricanes. Pretty sad, one of my friends neighborhoods in NC got destroyed and so did a couple communities in VA that I know of.

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  6. I would say go to Chicago, believe me there's more of a vibe in Chicago

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  7. I still dont understand why the woman had to pay for his legal fees and 60% of their former home? What has her bellydance pictures to do with it?

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  8. come to houston!
    actually don't, it's pretty violent

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  9. Oh man, hearing a husband get back at his money grubbing life is definitely a great story!

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  10. I heard about the belly dancer story, he was paying 800 a month....what a joke, now he pays 400, still a joke!

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  11. @Astronomy Pirate, Sorry I didn't know there was a difference :/ We're not very educated in extreme weather over here, just lots of rain :P

    @Robert she was basically claiming to be disabled, unable to move, yet posted her belly dancing on the internet which her ex-husband saw. So it was paying back the financial support him and the government had been giving her for being disabled.

    Looks like Chicago is the place to go :D

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  12. Yeah Karma really is a bitch. And this bitch deserves it for trying to milk the social system at the cost of taxpayers.

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  13. God damn hurricanes. Atleast it wanst as bad as Japan. Luckily none of that stuff happens around where I live.

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