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Onward! - adventures of a red-headed stepchild in the house of love
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Onward!
Today's accomplishments:

Helped Jovino pick out carpeting for his room.  Got the wall I plan to paint cleaned and taped, and did a little extra cleaning of walls, ceiling etc.  I want to tsp the whole room since it is hella dirty and cobwebby, but there's no way I'm painting that entire room!  After I paint I'll be figuring out wardrobe/storage stuff, arranging everything, and thinking about rugs and such.  It's coming along, but there is still quite a lot to do.

After that, managed to find the energy for dance class, and I sure was glad I made it there.  I'm getting back into the groove, and (for the most part) I'm at a point where I can focus on form instead of just trying to remember how the heck to do the moves.  The class is cool, I'm enjoying getting to know the other dancers, and Wendy is a really good teacher.  I'm staring to get a bit of the itch to really *dance* to the music (instead of just drilling) but I am determinedly focussing on form and endurance for now.  I had several dreams about bellydancing last night though... so I know it's coming.

I really hope they start to offer a level 2 class in a couple of months.  I'm sure by then I'll be up to the challenge... and I feel like I'm really on track for the workshops in May, yay!

On the downside - I did make a rather silly error during duets (d'oh!)  Also, one of my fellow students asked me the dreaded question: how long have you been dnacing?  I srsly hate answering that.  She was full of compliments but still I felt hella awkward.

Also, reading American Gods, the Neil Gaiman book that is available to read for free online.  I'm really comfy reading on the lcd screen on my lappertron, and I'm really enjoying the book.  I'm already up to page 215 and I just started it yesterday.

Here's a link:

http://browseinside.harpercollins.com/index.aspx?isbn13=9780060558123&WT.mc_id=author_AmerGods_FullAccess_022208

I'm feeling: drained tyord

5 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
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joeychen From: joeychen Date: March 6th, 2008 06:49 am (UTC) (Link)
where are you taking classes at, here in the east bay?
I sometimes think about getting back into it, have to justify all the costuming still in boxes in the basement!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: March 7th, 2008 04:14 am (UTC) (Link)
Over in Alameda, at Rhythmix Cultural Works. It's ATS (the teacher is Wendy of FCBD.) You should totally check out a class, you can drop in and just take one to see how you like it. Love the icon!
joeychen From: joeychen Date: March 7th, 2008 07:19 am (UTC) (Link)
thanks! that was our costume when I danced in a troupe, with great tassel belts with a saye gosha base.

ooh, Alameda, pretty close by! I'll have to do some research on that, maybe if I get this new job that I'm waiting to find out about...
From: (Anonymous) Date: March 6th, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

love that book

I loved "American Gods." I listened to it on tape ages ago, when I used to spend hours every weekend day driving out to do wildlife rehab. I need to re-read it. Such a clever book.
From: daubentonia Date: March 7th, 2008 04:24 am (UTC) (Link)
I really liked American Gods! Also liked Neverwhere but not so hot on Anansi Boys. Maybe it's time to read it again...
5 smooches or Gimme Some Love!