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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Family and Fugitives

Starting 5 minute brain dump…

Busy weekend draws to a close.  Movies, family time, birthday parties, dinner, wine tasting…overall, a nice weekend.  My only problem with the weekend is not being able to breathe.  I’m not sure why I’ve suddenly been attacked by allergies but it’s been horrible the last few days.  I’ve also forgotten how to sing or maybe I’m just horribly out of practice.  We had rehearsal on Saturday for the choral group I’m part of and I just couldn’t get things to work right.  The combination of allergies and being out of practice has led to a bad run of singing the last few weeks.

It was nice to spend some quality time with the Guru.  We’ve had some off moments lately and a night in on Saturday evening was good for the soul.  We got to snuggle and watch TV and talk and just be together.  I really felt that it was helpful to have some positive interactions rather than being too touchy and awkward and weird with each other.

Just finished reading a book about a girl who left North Korea and spent years living in China underground.  This kind of story really does make you think about life and how nice it really is to be living where you can think and believe things for yourself.  And get to be with your family and friends whenever and however you choose.

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
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Dancing Through Life

I spent this evening at the Gulfport Casino dancing at the weekly swing dance and celebrating my friend’s birthday.   Light socializing and dancing really hit the spot and got my mind off trouble, real or imagined, for awhile.  I came a little late to the party and missed the lesson for foxtrot.  I did get there with enough time to learn the basic swing steps and some turns.  We made a big circle and practiced each move for a few tries with one partner before moving on to another partner.  You could tell pretty quickly which gentlemen were regulars and which ones were beginners, but everyone was very convivial and patient with the newbies like me.

I haven’t been dancing – ballroom dancing – in years.  While the Guru and I were dating we attended dance lessons in West Coast Swing for a few months with my Mom and my Aunt.  Unfortunately, the Guru not only has two left feet but also CANNOT hear the downbeat.  Our old dance instructor used to try so hard to get him to notice it and never succeeded.  Poor guy can’t even clap in rhythm.  Instead, he watches my hands at concerts when everyone in the crowd joins in and claps along by watching me.  Even though it had been years since I’ve participated in any kind of ballroom dance I did feel that I picked up on it rather quickly.  The more practice the smoother you get and the more “moves” you can learn.  A sincere thank you to all those guys who were my dance partners this evening.  Overall, a fun night and I hope that I can do more dancing soon!

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Stream of Consciousness Sunday: Nerdy Wedding

Here’s my 5 minute brain dump…

Blank space in my head where the idea for something to write should be.  I’ll just do a stream of consciousness type post.  That will make it easier to get it all out on the page.  Man, when I decided to go back to writing my blog I had no idea I would run up against writing blocks so quickly.

Alright, this weekend we went to a wedding.  A friend of my husband’s that we haven’t seen in a couple of years but that used to hang out with us pretty often.  It was a nice if rather mundane event.  For someone who raps nerdcore and is just one funky individual I thought it might be a little weirder?  Is it wrong to have such expectations from a wedding?  On the flip side, we did get a nice run of Greek dancing that had about 20 or 30 or her relatives on the floor at one time.  A really cool, wending, winding snake of people all moving and kicking in unison.  Pretty neat!  And not something I’ve seen at a wedding before.

On another plus side we did almost light the centerpiece on fire.  We started throwing matches into the floating candle in hurricane and they started popping and spurting up in large flames.  I wasn’t too worried we would burn the event center down and yet there was a lot of smoke and some aggressive fire.

After the wedding we went to a local bar / tavern and drank a few beers with friends.  We played Scrabble for a while even though the Guru is not a huge fan.  I won!

wedding fire

This was my 5 minute Stream of Consciousness Sunday post. It’s five minutes of your time and a brain dump. Want to try it? Here are the rules…

  • Set a timer and write for 5 minutes.
  • Write an intro to the post if you want but don’t edit the post. This is writing in the raw.
  • Publish it somewhere. Anywhere. The back door to your blog if you want. But make it accessible.
  • Link back to this post.
  • Visit your fellow bloggers and show some love.
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Broken Dance

Dancing, spinning

Cross-eyed looks

Can we trust

Or are we crooks?

Heartless, breathless

Tears of pain

Is it really all in vain?

Moving forward and towards each one

Stuck in limbo

Thoughts undone

Will apology be taken

Can we become less broken?

 

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