Thursday, August 30, 2012

Life List #14: Dance Dance Dance


In my attempt to cross of items from my Bucket List, I've finally enrolled in a contemporary dance class! Yes before my bones get brittle and I can barely PliƩ, or touch (or see) my toes, I figured I might as well DO THIS NOW or forever live my life vicariously through So You Think You Can Dance.

So my bestie and I looked for classes in our area and finally we found a place which was just starting their Intro to Contemporary class and we figured... PERFECT!

I haven't had any professional lessons and although gymnastics and synchro has thought me a great deal about pointing my feet and locking those knees and engaging your core, I needed to get down to basics and learn some technique.

Well it has been more than 10 years since then, so it would be scary if all I remembered from training was this:
claw of fury

Boy were we in for a treat!

It's been ten weeks and i must say that I'M ENJOYING EVERY PAINFUL MOMENT OF IT!

I think I might possibly be the oldest in the class but I'm trying not to let that slow me down but boy do i feel like a lump of turd OLD when class is done and I'm hobbling back to the car. I wonder if gravity gets stronger when you're older. Sure feels that way when I can't bounce back up or find my feet. :|

video
So here's a sneak peek at the first part of the routine. The video's by Auddie cause my camera went bonkers and all I recorded was the floor. 

And here's what my knees look like by the end of the night. 

Did i mention how much FUN I was having?! :D :D :D


Monday, August 13, 2012

Music Monday: Sleeping at Last



This is such a beautiful song and although it was labelled 'too emo' to add to my wedding playlist, it was still a song that accompanied me as I was preparing for The Day. Played by the band Sleeping at Last, which basically consists of ONE member - Ryan O'Neal, this song just moves me in soooo many ways. :)

As we come into the fourth month of marriage, I'm truly thankful for good music that transcends spoken words. I'm glad the love of music is something we share.


Wednesday, August 8, 2012

I eat little babies...

This is one of the most funny yet freaky things I've seen in a long time. Thumbs up to the copywriter! The VO is hilarious!

I keep watching this every time I take a breather from work. HAHA. LOVE IT!