Last night’s show was really amazing and incredibly entertaining and I laughed so hard at times that my eyes wouldn’t stop watering. I’d share pictures, but- wouldn’t you know it? Between the four of us there were no cameras or even camera PHONES for that matter, so the evening passed without any documentation. (Unless you count the throbbing headache I woke up with this morning as “proper documentation” of a night of good food, loud music, yummy drinks, endless dancing, and a 3 AM bedtime to boot.)
A quick cup of coffee set me straight again this morning- although my hair still smells like smoky blechity blech.
After the show, we went to this tiny bar where all the cool hipster kids hang out, and I danced by myself on the little dance floor and felt genuinely happy and at ease. I love to dance. I don’t get to do it very often, so when I find myself in places where it is considered socially acceptable, I DO IT. Even if no one else cares to join me. Even if all the cool kids sit and watch me with eyes that say “DO YOU REALIZE THAT YOU ARE THE ONLY ONE DANCING?”
Why, yes I do realize! Do you realize that you are the one of many sitting?
When I dance I can’t help but smile and laugh, so it is obviously good for my heart. And soul. I need to do it more often.
After that little place, we went to an actual dance club. This dance club can be summed up in two words: MEAT. MARKET. But the music was fun and I danced some more. You know what I love? I love when people dance up to me and smile and then after a while they would lean over and ask “So, what do you do?” And, with a huge smile on my face I’d shout over the music, “I’m a STAY AT HOME MOM!!” and then I’d watch as they
inconspicuously noticeably started dancing themselves away in the opposite direction again. HA! Overall, everyone was very respectful and fun and I had a really good time there too.
I’ve been thinking of acquiring a new hobby lately, and now I might have to add a dance class to the list of possibilities.
I’ve been looking around town for an adult gymnastics class, but have not found one yet. I was a gymnast for a good portion of my life, and I miss it. I can still do the flips and some tumbling when I’m good and stretched and there’s a little bounce in the floor, so I was hoping to find somewhere to pick it up again. Now that would be a great workout.
Other hobbies I have been considering picking back up again: Martial Arts, Rock Climbing, Horseback Riding, or Tap Dancing.
These are all things that I have done at one time or another in my life. I currently have a membership to the YMCA down the street, but I have found that plain old exercising is much too boring for me to do it consistently. I need a structured class that is FUN and can simultaneously teach me something new in order for me to keep with it for any length of time. So, I will probably drop the gym membership and do one of these “hobbies” in its place.
Any other suggestions for fun things I could do or learn at my ripe ol’ age of 25?
Please note: I don’t like running. Hobby suggestions should NOT include running. Because even if a wild lioness were to jump out from behind my desk right now and start chasing me through the streets, you would probably find me escaping at a pace that could only be described as a “brisk walk”.