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July 30, 2012 at 10:52am

Find the Right Swimsuit for Your Size and Style

Judy’s Intimate Apparel is known as “The Bra Place.” At locations in Olympia and Tacoma, Judy’s provides custom fittings for any cup size from AA to M, for mastectomies, maternity or any shape in between. But did you know they offer custom swimwear, too?

Judy’s boasts hundreds of swimsuits all year long. From tankinis to racing suits to tummy control, the folks at Judy’s have the art of finding the right suit down to a science.

“Every woman is different,” says Tambi Osier, employee at the Olympia store, “Something that a woman might consider a flaw might be something good.”

After discussing the women’s needs, employees can fine tune the swimsuit search to specific styles, fabrics and cup sizes, which include G and H sizes.

Swimmers can find fabrics that last longer in chlorinated pools and styles that reduce drag in the water. There are even suits for nursing mothers that allow for feedings while staying covered and comfortable.

Judy’s brands and styles are constantly rotating.

“We’re very picky,” says Osier.

But when a customer walks away with the right suit, Osier says, “They are very happy that we carry pretty suits that real women can wear.”

Schedule an appointment at either location. Judy’s Intimate Apparel, 2528 Pacific Avenue Southeast Olympia, 360. 357.8807, 4538 S Pine St, Tacoma, 253. 474.4404.

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April 24, 2012 at 7:40am

MORNING SPEW: Eatonville's donut shop happy, trippy TV, FOX's worst shows ...



Sorry Eatonville Roughians: Your police force is still active. (News Tribune)

Tacoma Scores $7.2 million For Point Ruston: Gov. Chris Gregoire signed more than $1 billion in public works spending. (News Tribune)

Tacoma Drinks: More than 165 state liquor stores were auctioned off, with the highest single bid for a store on Tacoma's Pacific Avenue. (News Tribune)

Reality TV Taking Its Toll?: The number of immigrants coming from Mexico to the U.S. has steeply declined while the number of Mexicans leaving has increased sharply. (CNN)

Fashion Rules: 29 trends you need to try before you die. (Refinery 29)

Surprised There Wasn't More: FOX's 25 worst shows of the past 25 years. (Zap 2 It)

Ride The Snake: 5 memorable TV drug trips. (Hollywood Reporter)

April 16, 2012 at 11:33am

Sexy Issue 2012 voting is open

SEXY ISSUE 2011 COVER: Marguerite Giguere was named Sexiest Real Estate Agent. Who will be on the cover this year? Photo credit: Jason Ganwich Photography


Once again, the Weekly Volcano is unleashing The Sexy Issue, giving one and all the chance to gaze at the sexiest people in the South Sound - as voted on by all of you, our dear readers. The great thing about the Volcano's annual Sexy Issue, if we do say so ourselves, is how it manages to prove, year after year, that you don't have to be on a Kia Super Bowl ad to be smoking hot. Our annual Sexy Issue is the Weekly Volcano's way of showcasing the South Sound's sexiest denizens - and by denizens we don't mean celebrities; we're talking about regular dudes and dudettes who just happen to look sexy as hell when taking us on test drives, trimming our meat or brewing our beer. These folks can be just as hot - and a hell of a lot more accessible, theoretically - as anyone you typically see on TV and in magazines. 

This year, we are asking you to nominate the person who makes you all hot and bothered in the following categories: Actor/Actress, Artist, Brewer, Karaoke Host, Lead singer, Lawyer, Butcher, Car Salesperson, Blogger and Personal Trainer.

On Thursday, June 7, the Weekly Volcano will publish The Sexy Issue, immortalizing the sexy, chosen few forever.

Help us find them.

Voting ends May 11 at 5 p.m. - so help the Weekly Volcano find the South Sound's hottest citizens. Vote today!

Vote for the South Sound's sexiest people

April 5, 2012 at 7:53am

MORNING SPEW: Occupy Tacoma, bad teacher, 'Star Wars' condoms ...

INTIMACY 2.0: In response to the heartbeat of each person, this outfit becomes more or less transparent. Photo courtesy of dezeen.com


Occupy Tacoma: Where are they now? (Weekly Volcano)

Jeff Kingsbury: The Capital Playhouse founder has stirred things up. (Weekly Volcano)

McCarver Elementary: Creative collaboration continues fight for equality. (Weekly Volcano)

ASB Ass: Bonney Lake football coach quits after being busted for stealing from the school. (News Tribune)

Today In Dumbass Drivers: Dude cuts off Washington State tropper trying to get to HOV with his inflatable doll. (News Tribune)

Veterans Against Lariam: Lakewood man not shocked that the anti-malarial drug Lariam could be linked to the recent afghan massacre. (Daily Weekly)

Syian Government: It says it's pulling some troops out response to former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's peace plan. (CNN)

Peabody Awards: Congrats to TED, American Experience, The Colbert Report, StoryCorps, Portlandia and others ... (Peabody)

Not Good: Kristen Wiig, Jason Sudeikis and Andy Samberg rumored to be leaving SNL. (My Daily News)

Why Can't This Happen To Us?: Man buys a Warhol for $5. (Spinner)

Just In Case The Force Is With You: Star Wars condoms. (Dvice)

Too Much Free Time: This family decorated 10,000 Easter eggs. (The Daily What)

Fashion: Your heartbeat changes it. (Animal New York)

Put A Little Skip In Your Step Today

March 31, 2012 at 6:43am

5 Things To Do Today: Proctor Farmers Market opening, prom dress sale, KC Brakes, Static Snap and more ...

PROCTOR FARMERS MARKET OPENING: Hello spring / Photo courtesy of Facebook

SATURDAY, MARCH 31, 2012 >>>

1. The rites of spring are coming fast and furious these days. Valhalla will unfold on earth once again when the weekly Proctor Farmers Market opens for the season from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 31. While your best bets for fresh produce this time of year include asparagus, rhubarb, salad greens, edible flowers, fiddleheads, wild mushrooms and green onions, this popular farmers markets doesn't stop there: You'll also find meats and cheeses, fresh-cut flowers, garden gadgets, artisanal crafts, and concessions, with plenty of free samples being doled out. John Hoover and the Quinns and Kendl ad Joe (Southern Skies) will entertain. And Wilridge Winery of Seattle will be pouring. Come see the farmers market the Weekly Volcano readers voted Super Best Farmers Market of 2011.

2. If you're looking for a prom dress, you should attend the "It's All About the Dress" event from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the University of Puget Sound Memorial Field House. This one-day only special sales event showcasing nearly 3,000 brand-name evening, prom and wedding dresses - including large selection of tuxedos and accessories - starting at $19.99. Many of the dresses still have price tags on them, and most have only been worn once. Proceeds from the event help fund Goodwill's job training and placement services for people in the community with disabilities and disadvantages.

3. If you dig Jack Johnson's music, you relish in local singer/songwriter KC Brakes's show at 8 p.m. in C.I. Shenanigan's lounge. Arrive early for that coveted fireplace table.

4. The New York Death Metal Fest with Nocturnal Slaughter, Truculence, God Denied, Future Disorder and American Wrecking Company will invade Uncle Sam's American Bar & Grill in Spanaway beginning at 9 p.m.

5. J. Elquist of The Camp - or whatever he's calling his Camp 6 organization since being served a cease and desist order from the Camp 6 Logging Museum in Point Defiance Park - hosts Static Snap every Saturday night at The Deltan Club, which sits on the top floor of the former Drake's nightclub at Seventh and Commerce. Beginning at 10 p.m. and closing the doors at 3 a.m., Static Snap kicks off tonight with DJs Omarvelous and The X-Man.

PLUS: More awesome event suggestions in our Weekend Hustle

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

LINK: Live music and DJs in the South Sound

LINK: South Sound happy hours

March 30, 2012 at 11:04am

TONIGHT: Artisan Market and the Dead Winter Carpenters

DEAD WINTER CARPENTERS: Take them out for a beer after the show. Courtesy photo


Want to see happy faces? Hightail it to the Olympia Ballroom tonight. Artisans and musicians will be communing with each other, sharing craft ideas and artistic visions, during an Artisan Market inside the downtown Olympia space. Shoppers won't find grandma's doilies or puffy paint sweatshirts, but exotic, high-quality goods, including Oly Girl Photography, a tea station and raw treats. Sponsored by Buy Local South Sound, it's a global humanitarian happening above the Urban Onion restaurant.

What excites the Weekly Volcano, are the two bands scheduled to perform during the market, which runs 7 p.m. to midnight. The Blackberry Bushes Stringband bluegrass instrumentation draws from the deep roots of American folk music with influences from Appalachian old-time, indie rock, jazz and pop. And traveling up from Northern California, the Dead Winter Carpenters will perform its rollicking, high-energy, Americana roots-infused music. Part of the show will also feature segments of the pop oracle and music divining method, Radio8ball by Andras Jones.

The Weekly Volcano caught up with Dead Winter Carpenters's guitarist Jesse Dunn on the road.

WEEKLY VOLCANO:Who's in the band?

JESSE DUNN: Jenni Charles on fiddle and vocals, Sean Duerr on acoustic and electric lead guitar and vocals, Ryan Davis on drums, Dave Lockhart on upright and electric bass as well as vocals and me on acoustic and electric guitar and vocals.

VOLCANO:Where did you all meet?

DUNN: We met through some mutual friends at a little music festival in the hills of Northern California in the summer of 2009.  We slowly cultivated our relationships and began playing as Dead Winter Carpenters in the spring of 2010 in North Lake Tahoe. 

VOLCANO: Please describe your music.

DUNN: We play a unique blend of rockin' Americana drawing from deep within the roots of American folk music.  We pride ourselves on original tunes that both make a listener reflect as well as dance their ass off.  

VOLCANO: What covers do you play?

DUNN: We play a range of covers from funk to classic rock, from traditional pickers to modern rockers. Some artists include Neil Young, Paul Simon, Gillian Welch, The Band, The Presidents of the United States of America and the Scissor Sisters.    

VOLCANO: After a show nothing tastes better than?

DUNN: Preferably something cold and hoppy to drink, and something warm to eat. Usually, this amounts to Pabst Blue Ribbon and leftovers from dinner, which is also very satisfying.

VOLCANO: Do you think your music saves lives?

DUNN: The ultimate goal is to write music that someone can relate to, and that makes him or her happy. We're doing our best to make that happen!

[Olympia Ballroom, Friday, March 30, 9 p.m., $10 advance at Rainy Day Records, $13 door, 116 Legion Way SE, Olympia, 360.259.1589]

Filed under: Arts, Fashion, Music, Olympia,

March 25, 2012 at 12:12pm

‘Mad Men' takeover at the Tempest tonight


Season five of Mad Men hits the boob tube tonight. For Tacoma fans addicted to the show like it's characters crave nicotine, this is a welcome relief.

Tonight from 5 to 8 p.m., the Tempest Lounge is hosting a Mad Men mixer, and those who arrive clad in early '60s finery will have a chance to win a prize.

In addition, the bash will feature Mad Men-themed drinks, meaning brown liquor or clear, in a highball glass, from opening to close. Just, as Roger Sterling says, "don't be a sissy Mary" about it: "You don't know how to drink. Your whole generation, you drink for the wrong reasons. My generation, we drink because it's good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink because it's what men do."

Yeah ... and women.

And women better dig out that Jackie Kennedy finery quick.

In terms of food, organizers Denise Tempest (Tempest Lounge owner) and Kris Blondin (co-owner of Stink Cheese & Meat) will fill your TV tray with deviled eggs, onion dip, pigs-in-a-blanket and other staples of the '60s.

The party is meant to be a pre-function. It ends at 8 p.m. giving partiers plenty of time to safely get home for the 9 p.m. start of the show.

[Tempest Lounge, Sunday, March 25, 5-8 p.m., 21+, $5 cover, 913 MLK Way, Tacoma, 253.272.4904]

February 16, 2012 at 7:27am

MORNING SPEW: 6.0 earthquake too close for comfort, rock legend, extreme fashion ...

A slinky, super-customizable dress made of 120 zippers. Photo credit: weburbanist.com


Not Good: 6.0 quake recorded off Oregon coast. (UPI)

Opening: After two decades of crap, the 5,000-acre Tehaleh planned community will open in Eats Pierce County. (News Tribune)

Closing: After years of crap, the Rainier Inn motel in Lakewood will close. (News Tribune)

It's ship Has Come In: Tacoma's J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Co. will build a ship. (News Tribune)

In The Driver's Seat: GM posted record earnings in 2011, just two years after a federal bailout and bankruptcy reorganization. (CNN)

Bangkok Blast: A group of Iranians detained after prematurely exploding bombs in Bangkok on Tuesday planned to target two Israeli diplomats, Thai police believe. (BBC)

Rock And Roll Legends: Van Halen comes clean. (NPR)

Green Day: Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong tweets that recording sessions have begun in their new album. (NME)

In Honor Of The Simpsons 500th Episode This Weekend: Here is every single sentence Bart has ever written on Mrs. Krabappel's blackboard. (Buzz Feed)

Extreme Fashion: let's take a look. (Web Urbanist)


February 14, 2012 at 6:34am

5 Things To Do Today: Tacoma Science Cafe, Lipsology Expert, Canonici Vocal Quartet, Kermit Apio and more ...

“Would you like to have sex? I’ll take complete silence as a yes.”

HEART DAY, FEB. 14, 2012 >>>

1. Cattle-prodding the oyster ditch with the lap rocket. Cannonballing the fiddlecove with a park steeple. Pulling the station wagon into the old creaky garage. No matter what clever name you have for it, sexual reproduction typically requires the involvement of two individuals or gametes, one each from opposite type of sex - although asexual reproduction, an individual can reproduce without involvement with another individual of that species. Oh, it's so confusing. At 6:30 p.m., University of Puget Sound biology professor Peter Wimberger will step in front of the Tacoma Science Café crowd at The Swiss and discuss the reproductive behavior of sea creatures. No word if Wimberger will show his anemone or flatworm. What?

2. Yes, the Museum of Glass Store is open today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Yes, the store has all jewelry marked 20 percent off. And yes, you should be panicky if this is an issue for you.

3. According to the press release, Jilly Eddy - appearing at Morso from 6-9 p.m. as part of the wine bar's slew of Valentine's-related specials - is the world's leading expert in lip reading. In fact, Eddy is billed as a Lipsology Expert, which sounds pretty darn official. But we're not talking about deciphering the f-bombs dropped by coaches on the sidelines during the Super Bowl here. Rather, we're talking about reading and interpreting - quite literally - what peoples' lips say about their personalities.

4. Maybe you like your songs of romance to be sacred in nature? Perhaps you prefer them secular? Either way, according to the press release, the Canonici Vocal Quartet will have you covered on Valentines when the group busts out a collection of Renaissance love songs in English, French and Italian as part of the Classical Tuesdays in Old Town performance series, which begins at 7 p.m. inside the Old Town Slavonian Hall. Completely free - meaning you'll have more to spend on ridiculously priced flowers or stale chocolates - the Canonici Vocal Quartet's presentation of Plaisir d' Amour: The Pleasure of Love seems likely to seal at least a few deals this Valentine's Day.

5. Comedian Kermit Apio headlines a Valentine's Day "Clean Comedy Show" at 8 p.m. inside the Tacoma Comedy Club. The show benefits the House Of Matthews.

PLUS: Sweet & Spicy: A Valentine's Day Burlesques at the Pantages Theater

PLUS: Daniel Blue and Kurt Lindsay at Metronome Coffee

LINK: More arts and entertainment events in the South Sound

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February 9, 2012 at 8:09am

MORNING SPEW: Stealing from victims, Westboro loco, mortgage bailout, "Wizard" of creepy ...

Toonces poser


Appalling: Lakewood police guild treasurer accused of theft cashing in on the deaths of four colleagues and feathering his nest with shiny toys. (News Tribune)

Stay Classy, Westboro Baptist Church: The notoriously anti-gay church plans to picket Saturday's funeral for Charlie and Braden Powell and will be counterprotested by Occupy Seattle. (News Tribune)

Same-Sex Marriage: State House approved a same-sex marriage proposal 55 to 43. (News Tribune)

Mortgage Relief: In the biggest deal to date to fix the housing crisis, officials announced a huge foreclosure settlement with banks. (CNN)

Greece Bailout: Greece agrees to the austerity measures required to gain a new bailout hours before eurozone finance ministers are due to discuss the deal in Brussels. (BBC)

Sonic Fashion: Sonic Youth's Kim Gordon has a new fashion line. (Pitchfork)

Gary Busey: Bankrupt. (Yahoo)

Whoa: Watch the World's Largest Dodgeball Game. (Flavorwire)

Wizard Of Creepy: The 1902 adaptation of The Wizard of Oz looked extremely unsettling. (io9)

If You Have Nothing Else To Do: 25 animals who think they're people. (BuzzFeed)

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