Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dancing with the Stars...and Feeling like a Fatty.

Is it just me or does everyone want to get up and swirl around the room while watching this show? Is it just me or is everyone hoping that Kate G (is for however you spell her last name, and I don't want to add to Google hits anyway) will not advance very far? And Buzz Aldren...can we please let him win because...well, just because.

Anyway, I love this show. Even though it always makes me feel fat and inadequate and incapable of swirling around a dance floor.

Which brings me to a memory/story. Leonard had a boss who loved to dance to big band music. This man was 75, had emphysema, and still would foxtrot around the dance floor with his wife like a kid. He was more of a mentor/father he never had to my husband. When Leonard and I got married, he told him that he would foot the bill because more young people needed to learn how to dance properly. After a few years, we did. Sign up that is. And we were the only couple who signed up because dancing wasn't "in" at the adult ed center. We were told that couples were taking cooking classes, not dancing, and would we like to switch. Who wants to go learn how to cook, after cooking dinner for a family of four?

We set it aside. Enter "Dancing With the Stars" Leonard and I only watched the first season, but, midway through, we decided that maybe this would jump start the dance classes in Adult Ed. We were on a wait list for 2.5 years and never did take those classes.


Nance said...

Oh, but you were ahead of your time!

Rach said...

Is this where I hang my head in shame and admit I've never watched DWTS?

I don't like Kate G. or her skank of a husband. I LOVE Buzz and really hope he wins.

I'm sorry you never had those dance classes... Life after loss is one missed opportunity after another, isn't it?

Hope all is well in TX! :o)

Sarah said...

Funny how fads come and go. I do wish more people knew how to dance, including myself. I LOVE watching people truly dance, not, like, wedding/club dancing, which is always either awkward swaying and graphic grinding, it seems. Though after a drink or two it's still pretty fun.
I think you should go take a salsa class. :)