This is Beth. And it’s May.

1. The Do—Shag

Inspired by


Shag the art 1Shag the art 2Shag the art 3 Shag the art 4 Shag the artist


Shag the Dance 1 Shag the dance 2Shag the dance 3 Shag the dance 4


Shag the movie 3 Shag the movie 1


Shaggy Scooby 1 Shaggy Scooby 2


Shaggy 3 Shaggy 2

But mostly Joan Jett:

Shag Joan Jett 2 Shag Joan Jett 1

And other ’80s rockers:

Shag Pat Benatar 2 Shag Rod Stewart Shag Mick Jagger

And a couple other classics:

Shag Jane Fonda 1 Shag Goldie Hawn

My shag is a lighter brown than last month’s “Brunette.”

2. Music (what was playing at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: music plays all the time at Bang, I don’t get to pick do-appropriate songs. I do get to pick the title song for the blog post which I did days ago. Among the diverse assortment of songs that played during the doing of the shag – my girl Joan singing I Love Rock n’ Roll.

3. Drink (what I sipped at the salon during the doing of the do)—Note: I do get to choose the do-appropriate drink. This time, rum and coke. Easy to make, easy to drink. Enjoyed with friends (and a crap ton of foils):

May shag foils May shag crap ton of foils

They also brought pizza to share!

4. The Theory—The shag gets to be kinda short and kinda long at the same time (without being a mullet). Variations have come and gone for decades. The Joan Jett version is rockin’ tough. Edgy.

5. Reactions—Jill, Liz and Michelle said they like it. Impressed with Monica’s artistry in particular, I think they agree I may have to work on my edginess.

May shag done with friends May shag done

P.S. Title song: Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, I Love Rock n’ Roll