Category Archives: Looking foolish

Not your daughter’s hula hoop

I don’t usually wake up the morning after a workout with a sore ear and a bruised waist. And yet that’s exactly what I did after my first hula hoop class. I’d heard that hula hooping builds core strength and … Continue reading

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No tricks, no treats. Just snow and flashlights.

Clearly we didn’t learn our lesson from Hurricane Irene. We didn’t bite the bullet and buy that generator last month, didn’t react to news of the latest storm quickly enough. The freaky fall snowstorm has left 95% of our town … Continue reading

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Shuffle step, shuffle ball change

“Pretty, girls, pretty!!” I had another tap dancing class. All us “girls” did a slightly better job of not crashing into the wall and into each other than last time. Our teacher, Diane, seemed genuinely delighted by us, no matter … Continue reading

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One is the loneliest number (if you worry about that kind of thing)

Last night, I had planned to go to another improv class, the idea of which still gives me butterflies. But I was tired and went to see Rise of the Planet of the Apes instead. It was great. Great to see … Continue reading

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Five, Six, Seven, Eight

And now for another installment of Things I Know Will Make Me Look Ridiculous:  tap dancing class! The ridiculousness started when I bought my size 11 tap shoes. Yes, really. I called around to find a store with my size … Continue reading

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Guilty pleasures

After several days of trying to feel better, I am going to force the issue and write about things that make me feel good. Today I am admitting to some guilty pleasures, things I typically enjoy away from judging eyes. … Continue reading

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Not-so-brave public shenanigans

Dancing (sober) in public is always a little intimidating for me. Dancing somewhere you aren’t supposed to dance is even more so, given bystanders’ likely annoyance and possible ousting by management. So dancing at Glee: the 3D Concert Movie would … Continue reading

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