Whale Search – La Jolla Cove

Looking for Whaley in marine sanctuary La Jolla cove (next to Seals Beach), a 15 minute drive north of the Hilton Resort and Spa in San Diego.

The Beach Bash Team proving to be as competent and united as ever in the search for Whaley.

True to historical gullible form, Jonathan and Michael are solidly hooked by conflicting fishy tales from passing female Seals, while (as usual), Toni  is the one keeping the Beach Bashers Boat on track and moving forward  (while trying to keep her face to the sun to get an even tan).

Whaley Search – Emerging Persons of Interest

Whaley Search – Emerging Persons of Interest

Subject:  Whaley – Known to be a very happy (despite being blue) mammal, socially outgoing, drinks a lot (but never to excess), is chatty (in a spouty and whaley song kind of way), likes to travel, makes a big splash in large groups and loves giving rides. 
Last seen frolicking happily in front of the Beach Bash backdrop at the Hilton Resort and Spa on the Saturday night.

Persons of interest:

“Guttermouth” Goosey Rivers
Cruise Director in 2016 (and will be back in 2017), was suspiciously seen riding the Whale with abandon (how surprising) in the Ballroom on the last night of the comp but claims just to be a close friend of Whaley. Says in her defense, quote “**#@^!!!^& I am innocent **&^%!!%**”


“Bad Boy” Brodie Kaster
“Bad Boy” Brodie states he is a fun loving person and that he cannot have been responsible for Whaleys disappearance because he was not at Beach Bash in 2016 (but will be back as a Cruise Director in 2017).

Note: Very suspicious because it is common knowledge that anyone who is any fun at all was at the Beach Bash in 2016!!!

Bruce the shark

Seen loitering suspiciously around the ballroom with a singular lack of discernible intent during the weekend. Was observed swimming erratically through the air and bumping into walls and lights (claims that was due to Ani his handler). When asked, he confirmed that he may have had a drink or two that night but cannot to recall what happened after 10:30pm and so is not responsible for anything that might have occurred subsequently (Note: sounds suspiciously like the well known Jonathan Roberts trip to Las Vegas “midget? what midget?” blackout defense).
Under suspicion because……..he is a shark. (Note to DA: make sure the investigation is not tainted by charges of species profiling).

Beach Bash Whale goes Missing!!!

So Saaaad! BBB organizers deal with the realization that our Whale is missing.























As a gust of wind fortuitously blows sand in Michael’s eyes and Toni wipes away a genuine tear,  Jonathan, (the closest thing we have to a real TV celebrity) shows us what the “substitution” acting method espoused by Uta Hagen is all about by emotionally regurgitating his past “Dancing With The Stars” results (fully committed theatrics totally worthy of an emmy nomination for daytime soap best supporting actor in a minor secondary role), his depiction of pain being helped along by Toni’s surprise karate chop to his left shoulder.

An (undefined as yet) reward has been offered for sightings of the Whale.

Happy New Year!!! Jan 1st, 2017

And they are off!!

Showing how seriously the BBB Team takes having fun while exercising in the Hilton Resort and Spa Special (actually the kids) pool reserved for the exclusive (temporary) use by the Ballroom Beach Bash Swim Club.

Our goal is to graduate to the main pool by 2018..or 2019. No rush really since Jonathan has not even made it into the kiddie pool yet.

Note: Shallower than expected, which made diving in potentially tricky, luckily not an issue thanks to the BBB Swim Team use of  the specialty “belly flop” entry technique (which, although not terribly elegant, results in minimal water surface penetration).

Paddle hard and have fun in 2017!!!


New Years Eve 2016

It’s New Years Eve and at the Hilton Resort and Spa in San Diego and the newly created Ballroom Bach Bash Swim Club members line up for their first meet…

If you are interested in joining this exclusive Club please submit your application to the Beach Bash 2017 Party Suite (it’s basically just Jonathan’s room).


Happy Thanksgiving!!

thanksgiving-blueGoogle Definition of Thanksgiving Turkey


noun: turkey; plural noun: turkeys
  1. 1.
    a large mainly domesticated game bird native to North America, having a bald head and (in the male) red wattles. It is prized as food, especially on festive occasions such as Thanksgiving and Christmas.
    • the flesh of the turkey as food.
  2. 2.
    NORTH AMERICAN informal
    something that is extremely or completely unsuccessful , especially a play or movie or dance comp (luckily not a situation that arises if you have totally awesome partners :).
    • a person who despite limited capabilities and very little raw talent still deserves credit for trying their hardest.
    • Even the real Turkey can spot the real Turkey…..:0

Toni’s Halloween Nightmare

Toni’s Halloween Nightmare

Test your horror IQ.

Which of the following quotes is from Toni’s Halloween nightmare (see picture below) and which are from classic horror movies?

  1. “Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water”
  2. “They’re all gonna laugh at you”
  3. “Groovy!”
  4. “You gotta be f**king kidding me!”
  5. “Oh nooo, take those off immediately. No, no  stop! put something on”
  6. “Well hello Mr fancy pants”

Answers can be found below the frightful image


  1. Jaws 2 (Peter Benchley)- 1978
  2. Carrie (Margaret White) – 1976
  3. Evil Dead 2 (Ash) – 1978
  4. The Thing (Palmer) – 1982
  5. Beach Bash October (Toni Redpath) – 2016
  6. Army of Darkness (Bruce Campbell) – 1992

Happy 4th of July!!! – BBB Public Safety Announcement

BBB 4th of July Public Safety Announcement – Fireworks can be hazardous!

All fireworks  should be used with extreme caution, only where legal, and only by adults . Even hand held sparklers can be hazardous to a child with a mental capacity of less than 5 years old.

July $th Facebook

Case in point. Photo: Celebrating the 4th of July, Michael and Toni generously supply Jonathan with sparklers.

Minor smoke inhalation being the only negative consequence for Jonathan (note: his face was already grubby from “celebrating the 4th” the night before and the bar has been set so low on self respect that there was no loss there), the clause in the BBB articles of incorporation Michael had researched earlier on in the day regarding surviving organizers inheriting the competition was not required to be invoked.

2016 BBB Competition Big Hug

A big hug from the BBB Team to all of you who (like hugs and) attended the second (2016) Ballroom Beach Bash. It was an awesome experience for us, thanks both to our excellent team and to you the dancers and your willingness to let loose and enjoy yourselves, it created a whole new definition of what having a fun time at a competition means!

If you are one of the unfortunate dusty grey shadow people not attending BBB in 2016, you also get a big hug, but for a different reason because we genuinely feel bad for you. As lost as you must feel, please don’t despair. You still have an opportunity to pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and drastically turn your life around for the better….. simply by joining us in San Diego April 2017!!! Hurrah!!