Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Best Laid Plans.

Well, I didn't get to work on my book or my gem show necklace last night! Instead, my brother and his best friend came over, and we stayed up way too late playing Apples to Apples. Not that I'm complaining, mind you. I'd actually been wanting to play the game lately, and there's no way to play it with only 2 people. Even though Apples to Apples is best with a lot of people, the four of us still had a great time.

I did manage to get all of my housework done yesterday while waiting for Chris to get home, so today I have more time to bead. And by bead, I mean sleep. I expected to get up at 8:30am with Chris (who had a phone call scheduled then), but instead I kept falling back asleep until almost noon. This doesn't bode well for my ability to get up early for gem show! I hope my boss doesn't mind having a zombie booth slave.

Have I mentioned how excited I am that it's almost gem show time? WEEEEE! It's all going to start on Saturday or Sunday, when I'll go to Gem Mall to stock up on crystals and say "Hi" to a few favorite vendors. Saying "Hi" involves buying beads, by the way. I can't wait to get my vintage fix from East of Oz and snag some pressed glass leaves from Raven's Journey! If you're hitting Gem Mall, and you're not already familiar with either of these vendors, I highly suggest that you seek out their tables and check out their awesome wares.

My iPod is driving me crazy. It keeps playing all this awesome music that makes me want to dance. And the living room is actually de-cluttered enough to dance in. And it's not too cold to put on a skirt. And I haven't danced in a couple of weeks. And I know I'll be too tired to dance during gem show. I really need to make a playlist called "Music to hold still by" so I don't sit here doing ab and arm isolations at my desk like I'm under the effects of "Otto's Irresistible Dance." By the way? My rib circles ROCK! My teacher would be so impressed. When she first tried to teach me how to do rib slides and circles, I was convinced that my ribcage could not move from it's usual position of being aligned with my hips.

That's it... I'm gonna go dance!


  1. LOL There's a local fitness studio that's having a hula class. I got so good at hula in Guam (when I was six to eight) that I was in a local troupe that met ships -- the only caucasian and the youngest by far. So I'm pretty sure I can still move my hips in a figure-eight and hula is mostly stepping rather jumping or leaping, so I might go. I'm still trying to find out if the studio is accessible.

    I don't have sit-still music, because I just dance in my chair at the computer, but I have lots-and-lots-of-pain music. I have a set of rock and roll with a steady backbeat and I put headphones on and after a bit, I can just ride the beat and aren't conscious of the pain.

  2. Oh, I hope the studio is accessible, the class sounds like it would be great for you! It seems like hula and belly dance share a lot of similar movements.

    I just danced to two songs by Collide -- they're really good for the slow Gothic style dance that I'm trying to teach myself. I feel incredible :D I find dancing so invigorating, I've really got to set more time aside for it.

  3. Yeah, I've always loved dancing. For many many years doctors used to ask me what one thing I wanted and they all wanted me to say to lose weight. I always said I wanted to dance again. My voice became damaged after, but I think even now, I'd like to be able to dance again. I think with the right kind of instructor, I might manage something close. I'm afraid of falling.

  4. Given how much I enjoy dancing, I totally understand your response to your doctors! I hope the hula works out for you. I've got my fingers crossed!