Last night I ventured alone to the Casa Loma Ballroom, a wonderful 1927 ballroom that is mostly still in its original state. The ladies' rooms are straight out of a 30s movie, with vanity seating and slipper chairs. I went because I very much wanted to hear the band, a local swing ensemble called Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers. I called a few friends, but everyone was either busy or not terribly interested. So I decided to be brave and go it alone. I have to admit I was a wreck of nerves. I'm fine going to museums, concerts, and even restaurants by myself, but this was somewhat different. It's more of a public place and I worried that I'd be the only person there on her own. I had a fantastic time. I met lots of very friendly people and even took a swing dancing class. Lots of pleasant fellows asked me to dance and in fact another single gal joined me at my table, and even showed me a few fancy steps. I'll definitely do this again soon. Question to you fine ladies -- how do you feel about going it alone? Does it make you nervous? Do you have any favorite tips for getting over the heebie jeebies?