Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dancing Queen, Young and Sweet, Almost Forty

Don't you guys ever find yourselves having to change the words of a song you are singing to make it more appropriate to your situation? Obviously from the title, you can tell I do...




Anyways, it seems that it is time for:



Okay, last week I did not do a "What I Learned" post. Why is that? Because I learned that Comcast OnDemand has a Wedding Dance section where I can learn the Achy Breaky Heart dance. As excited as I was by this, I was a little embarassed that the only thing I remember learning that week I learned because I was so bored (a crime punishable by dusting in my family) for even longer than it takes to flip through the cable channels, and started flipping through not only the OnDemand movies, but the other stuff that seems less inviting. However, I must share that with you now so that I can tell you that I learned....
The Achy Breaky Heart line dance. I know. All my talk about Salsa dancing in the supermarket, you probably think that I'm a plus sized Ginger Rogers. Nope. Not even Roy Rogers. Or Mr. Rogers. I'm happy if I can dance better than Roget's Thesaurus... I love the movement of dance, but have little grace, and two left feet (figuratively, not literally). Even my supermarket salsa dancing leaves much to be desired. I can tell from the way strangers stare when I dance in the supermarket that they are wondering why I don't take lessons.....Unfortunately, I did, and that's as good as I get. So learning The Achy Breaky Heart line dance has me super excited. I have also been practicing my Electric Slide, though Comcast calls it Electric Boogie, but youtube has something else for Electric Boogie......
I can do the Achy Breaky Heart dance almost as well as this guy!

Almost.

I also learned that I drink more water during the day if I keep a bottle filled near me. I will then absent mindedly sip away up to 12 glasses during the day, where as before I wasn't getting half that. I know. The Achy Breaky Heart dance is sexier than water, isn't it?

16 comments:

Billy Coffey said...

I'm gonna really need to see a video of you doing this, Helen. Just sayin'.

Annie K said...

What Billy said! (only double)

jen@odbt said...

I usually just stand in the back and follow the person in front of me and hope no one is looking. Now I have that song stuck in my head. LOL!

melaniet42 said...

Congrats on learning a dance! Too bad we don't have Comcast anymore...I may have been tempted to check it out!

Wendy said...

C'mon Helen! Post your own video! We need to see some Achy Breaky Helen action!

Beth said...

Now...can you do the cha cha slide?? That's what my inquiring mind needs to know! :)

Matt @ The Church of No People said...

Helen, I'm sensing that you are off-put by my non-Tweeting stance. I agree, Katdish is a great encourager. And of course, I want to stay connected with all of you great people. I'm just not good enough to keep it going. :)

Mylestones said...

I think that for next week, I'd like to post that "what I learned" was that Helen can do a mean achy-breaky dance, and I have the video to prove it. Come on, you know you wanna share!!
-Jo

Kristin said...

That is too fun! Will your husband learn along with you? :)

sherri said...

How do we KNOW you can do this dance? PROVE IT!

Candace Jean July 16 said...

I saw the closed circuit video from the grocery story of you salsa dancing in the aisles, and you looked much better than that guy. You dance especially well after 12 glasses of water.

BeckeyZ said...

LOL!

I learned that dance once, a very long time ago. I remember sweating a lot. That water may come in handy.

nicole said...

I'm the same way with the water. I drink way more from a bottle. And my "What I Learned" is related to dancing as well. And my astonishing lack of rhythm.

Peter P said...

Ummm...

katdish said...

I'm a little disturbed by that video. And I want to see your version. Also anxiously awaiting the snuggie video from Beth...

Helen said...

Sadly, we do not own one of them portable video cameras. The only video cam I have is in the mac. Not enough room in the Dining Room. However, if any of you want to visit me with your video machine, Bob will be glad to record US dancing to Achy Breaky Heart together.

Matt, we are cool. I just wanted to show there are two sides, and the twitterers are not necessarily self absorbed.