Friday, May 06, 2011

I want to be a dancer.

I'm feeling a little random this lovely Friday morning, with lots of little tid bits I want to talk about, so I'm just gonna go with it.

I started taking a Zumba class on Thursday nights. Last night was my second class, and I felt just as lost and dorky as I did the first week. The instructor, Julia, insists that it doesn't matter if you're perfectly choreographed - as long as you're jumping around and clapping your hands, it's a good thing. But last night, it felt like everybody was in sync, and I was the only one jumping around and clapping my hands. Okay. I didn't really do that. But I was often going the wrong way and doing the wrong thing. Which hurts my feelings. Because deep inside this chubby girl is a skinny-minny dancer extraordinaire waiting to break free.

This is a picture of a Zumba class. We do not look like this. At least, I don't think.

Speaking of skinny-minny dancer extraordinaires... Anybody catch JLo's performance on the Idol results show last night?? It completely stole Lady Antebellum's thunder, and even overshadowed the final results. (As I predicted, Jacob was voted out.) She sang her current hit "On the Floor", and it was crazyawesome. Maybe it was because I was all Zumba'd up, but I wanted to bust some moves right there in my living room. Loved it.

The ladies got Channing Tatum earlier this week. This picture is for the boys. Don't ever say I don't do anything for you.

Staying with the music and dancing theme for a minute... I haven't bought a CD in a long, long time. In this day in age of digital downloads, I can get most of what I want off iTunes (and, I confess to being an illegal downloader. which is terrible. I know.) But after Ms. Lopez's performance of "On the Floor" last night, and the snippet for her new music video they showed for "I'm Into You", I decided I may just have to pick up that disc. Yes, I'm going through a club dance music phase. So sue me. I add it to my list of CDs I think I need to buy that I've been compiling over the past few months, which includes Bruno Mars' Doo-Wops and Hooligans (haven't heard a song of his I don't like yet!), and Adele's 21.

It was a big night on Grey's Anatomy last night. Not one, but TWO weddings! And I could just hear the MerDer crazy people screaming at their TVs last night. You see, while Callie and Arizona were getting married in a big, poofy, girl-on-girl ceremony, Meredith and Derek were at a courthouse, quickly rushing through their "I Do's" before a Justice of the Peace, and didn't even seal their vows with a kiss. For them, it was just a formality. They had their post-it wedding a few seasons back, and that was good enough for them. They just needed to make it legit for the adoption papers, as they are attempting to become parents to one of the sick little African babies that Alex brought to Seattle Grace-Mercy Death for surgery. But you see, there are people out there who live and breathe for Meredith & Derek scenes on Thursday nights. If you ever check out any of the GA discussion forums on-line, you know who they are. They write things like: "How come Mer and Der only got 2:58 of screen time together last night?" -(yes, they time it)- "I waited all week to see them, and they only got two minutes and fifty-eight seconds together!! And they didn't even make out or anything!! All they did was talk!! I HATE YOU SHONDA RHIMES!! Why are you punishing the MerDer fans?! I'm NEVER EVER WATCHING THIS SHOW AGAIN!!!!!!" Rinse and repeat. They are disgruntled little crazy people. So I'm sure they were very unhappy with Meredith and Derek's quick and unexciting nuptials. I found myself thinking of them with a little smirk on my face last night.

See this? The MerDer fans would hate this because Meredith is ignoring Derek's loving gaze. Damn you, Shonda Rhimes

I think I'm going to open a dance club in my living room this weekend.

Happy Friday!! And Happy Mother's Day to all the beautiful momma's out there :)


Mom2MemphisAndRuby said...

I have the Bruno Mars CD, it's great! And I picked up Adele's last week too... both are ''listen to the whole thing & don't have to skip a song kinda good''!

Ashley said... this post and your new design! LOVE On the Floor and if you have a dance party, I'm there. It's one of JLo's best songs ever. Adele's Chasing Pavements is one of my all time favs as well...

I'm predicting some big MerDer drama in the next 2 new episodes...likely thanks to Alex...frig. :S

Nicole said...

haha... a gal in the Zumba class I took (that actually does my hair) she made up her own moves as she went... so it's all good... everyone looks just as silly :)

Now there was a girl in our class who really thought she was GOOD and she almost hit me quite a few times a couple different times b/c she was mad I took the position she wanted and she kept trying to dance into my spot causing her to almost hit me multiple times.

Zumba is fun and as long as you're moving, it's all good!