Wednesday, January 9, 2008

I can’t dance

It’s just not one of my talents. I have no rhythm and no coordination, but I don’t let that stop me. As a little girl I took dance lessons and the best part was the pretty costumes I got to wear, the lessons however did not improve my skills. As a teenager I thought church dances were the best thing ever, at that point my awkward dancing was matched by everyone else in the room, so there was no need to feel self-conscious. By the time church dances were un-cool, high school dances were where it was at. High school dances were pretty intense, they consisted mostly of “dirty dancing,” luckily I never dated a boy that could dance so we were limited to fairly innocent slow dancing. Like dance lessons as a little girl, the best part about high school dances was that I got to wear a pretty dress. I miss that a little now. In college there weren’t that many opportunities to go to dances. While we were dating, at Utah State, my sweet Wadey took me to homecoming in October 2003. That is the night he asked me to marry him. I figured he must really love me if he still wanted to marry me after he saw me dance. Wade, contrary to what you might think, can actually dance really well. He doesn’t let his tall skinnyness get in the way at all. Married life really doesn’t give you very many chances to dance but one of the things that makes me most happy are Oak City dances (a.k.a. hootenannies, according to Wade). A hootenanny is a phenomenon that I had never seen before and cannot adequately describe. For those of you who have not had the pleasure, be sure and put this on your to do list for 2008.

What has got me thinking about all this dancing business is Nia. Nia is another one of those things that I cannot adequately describe but makes me happy. It’s been several months, but I finally got to go to another Nia class last night. I still have no skills when it comes to dancing, but I still love it. For those of you who are in Denver, come with me on Tuesday nights at Studio Soma It is so much fun!

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Ta ta '07

San Fran, Idaho, Wyoming and Oak City twice, New York, Baltimore, D.C., China, and Leadville once, made my big league debut, got a John Fogerty CD, donated art to a Taiwan museum, but the marquee event was this parallel park amid the hustle and bustle of Larimer Square on a Saturday night."The photo above doesn't lie, ten inches to spare behind the stern, eight inches 'tween the bow of my vessel and the black rig in front" -From blogpost dated 5/15-07
Here's a few more personal highlights from '07:
Sweet Chinese bike made for me- The only way to see the gardens of Hangzhou.

Oh blessed silver-bullet, fix-all, mighty solution border fence!

Ha! Jokes-

A big league groundsman- a long way from my groundskeeping days trying to mow checkerboards at my parents house and at the Oak City Park and Cemetery.

A cameraphone image of a superb sunset at Coors- partially blocked by some thirsty gent

A shot of my Misty Brook and I between kisses atop the Empire State Building

If you're keeping score at home, that's me listening to some Central Park jazz with an ice-cold lemonade elixir

I didn't mean to upload this image, I promise. However, I can't bring myself to remove it.

This is the one I meant to add, textbook headlock in front of the Chesapeake

Sometimes, lads, when you love someone- you dress up like a garden gnome when they tell you to.

If them Democrats (Misty) wanna take my guns they'll probably forget the killer head 'n' arm maneuver me and this same shirt pulled two pics earlier

Hi, I have a mustache