April 4th, 2004

menorah dance

perfect day!

I couldn't have asked for a better day today.

I slept fairly late, as I've been doing a lot recently -- it's kinda nice not to have to get up for anything, although that can't last. I saw folks off to a party I'd decided to skip in favor of a more low-key day. As I was gathering up my dancing clothes, dbang called to ask if I wanted a ride to the mosaic crafty day, which I did, so she picked me up on her way.

I got a good couple of inches done on my latest sock, which is very nice, if I do say so, myself, and got to catch up with some of my favorite mosaic folks. Easter eggs and sugar cookies were made, as well as a glittery mess, and generally mellow, nice socializing was had by all.

After that, dbang and I headed into town for dinner and dancing. We thought to have Thai, but then the tapas place right next to the Thai restaurant had tables free, so we did that, instead. Mmmm, tapas. Why don't I do that more often? So yummy! We had a tasty dinner with lots of variety and very elegant feel for about as much as we'd've paid for Thai. Go, us! Incidentally, I need to learn to cook some of those dishes. Especially the mushrooms in cream sauce. Nummers.

Then we swang (cough) over to the Swingtime saturday swing dance. We got a lesson in the hussle at the beginning, and a silly hussle line dance, and then we did a bunch of dancing. dbang is an excellent leader, so dancing with her is nearly effortless -- I just follow along! And I danced with a couple of strangers, too, including another great leader, Polly, who was very complimentary about my dancing, which felt good.

I love dancing. Why don't I do it more? I think I've yet to find a dance I don't like. My least favorite is club dancing where there's not much in the way of structure, but even that is fun and energizing and joyous (dbang told me that dancing is correlated with the highest levels of joy in people -- it's something that can actually make someone happy -- I feel that every time I dance), but... contra dancing, swing, and even the short lesson I had in salsa and merengue. I hereby resolve to go dancing at least twice a month through the summer.

And, once I'm more settled, I'm taking dance classes of some sort. And probably voice lessons, too. Oh, yes.

Of course, that means deciding what KIND of dance. Hmmm.
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naughty wosa


1. Grab the book nearest to you, turn to page 18, find line 4. Write down what it says:

art, carefully performed with pen and ink and blotter. I feel
(Home, Witold Rybczynski

2. Stretch your left arm out as far as you can. What do you touch first?

penk's right ear.

3. What is the last thing you watched on TV?

Half an episode of Law & Order: CSI

4. WITHOUT LOOKING, guess what the time is.


5. Now look at the clock, what is the actual time?

Dude! 10:28! I NEVER do that.

6. With the exception of the computer, what can you hear?

penk typing, rain on the roof, wind.

7. When did you last step outside? what were you doing?

I went to the mall with minemi this afternoon. I was last outside on our way back into the house to make dinner.

8. Before you came to this website, what did you look at?

A yarn page with a lot of really gorgeous yarns (some of which I will use to make my first sweater, as soon as I work up the nerve to get going on it.

9. What are you wearing?

A skirt of Guatemalan fabric I got at the San Francisco el Alto market and had made into a skirt down there. and a purple turtleneck from LL Bean.

10. Did you dream last night?

Yes, but I don't remember what about, now.

11. When did you last laugh?

About two minutes ago.

12. What is on the walls of the room you are in?

A couple of sailing pictures.

13. Seen anything weird lately?

Nothing springs to mind.

14. Last movie you saw?


Or part of Shakespeare in Love, of which I caught the last few minutes with Dave the other night.

15. If you became a multi-millionaire overnight, what would you buy first?

Probably a big celebratory dinner for my friends. But in large-scale purchases, a house, so I would have a home of my own always to return to.

16. Tell me something about you that I don't know.

I've been very sneezy today.

17. If you could change one thing about the world, regardless of guilt or politics, what would you do?

Oh, come on. Just one? It would be a toss-up between eliminating greed or increasing empathy.

18. Do you like to dance?


19. George Bush: is he a power-crazy nutcase or some one who is finally doing something that has needed to be done for years?

Duh, again.

20. Imagine your first child is a girl, what do you call her?


21. [Same question for a boy]


(But seriously, for both of these, I really haven't given it much thought, since I have no plans to have kids, and I think I would want to discuss it with my partner, so I see no point in getting attached to a name given all of that.)

22. Would you ever consider living abroad?

Duh! (Poke me if you want a really rambling response :)