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[Jan. 24th, 2005|11:06 am]
Whole lotta labia.
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Some conversations around my place this weekend:

6:30am Saturday
Brain: What would be good, is if we could do an hour or so of warm-up practice and some good stretching before we go to Philly for the lesson.
Body: Good idea!
*does so*

7:30pm Saturday
Brain: Well, since we've rescheduled the lesson, why don't we do another round of practice and yoga instead?
Body: F U, hor. Things hurt that I forgot we had. And by the by, you might wanna practice more than once in the three weeks leading up to the private lesson lest I have to kill you with a wicked judo chop to the forehead.


6:45pm Sunday
Cute Little Perky Dance Teacher: And then I need you to flibber flabber for eight beats, then switch and do it on your right, then you're going to blippity blab for eight beats while rolling your wrists down for a count six. Make sense?
Whole Class: Yup!
Me: Um.... *brain 'splode*
CLPDT: Let's try it!
Whole Class: *executes perfectly*
Me: *falls down*

7:45pm Sunday
Graceful Long Lean Dance Teacher: So you take the veil and pull it up on to your arms, then tuck your hands inside it and bring it up over your head so you're framing your body. Got it ?
Whole Class: Um....
Me: Sure I can do that!
GLLDT: Let's try it!
Whole Class: *executes perfectly*
Me: *accidentally wraps it around my face*


8:45pm Sunday

Me: Hi Mom! I'm on my way home and thought I'd check in.
Mom: Where the hell have you been? I've been worried sick.
Me: Bzuh? I've been at home, avoiding the blizzard.
Mom: I left message after message..
Me: Mom, I just cleared off the voicemail, there's nothing from you on there. One from Dad, one from Matt, none from you.
Me: *insistent* Not on my *home* *phone*.
Mom: Well.. what's your home phone?
Me: 410-blah-blahdiblah
Mom: ....... well then what's 240-blah-blahdiblah?
Me: *le sigh* That's my work number.
Mom: Oh.
Me: I'll just delete those tomorrow morning then.
Mom: Probably for the best. So, are you alive then?

In other news,

The eating over the weekend was moderate to crappy with glimpses of "Well now, that's clever!" including the part where I made lunches to bring in and organized the fridge a bit.

I danced for an hour on Saturday and for an hour and a half on Sunday but other than that I sat in my living room and sewed. I finished the tiered skirt (a rousing success), the toran tassel belt (a moderate success), and the panne velvet choli (a crushing disaster). I also futzed around with some ideas for other things. I'll be project-heavy for a while and I'm quite pleased about that.

This morning I packed a nice healthy lunch and hit the gym. I wanted to run.. I've been wanting to run for days now and I cut loose running for a half hour between 4.0 and 4.6 depending on the incline. Then I did 10 minutes on that kick-your-ass stair machine and a full round of upper body weights. I tried shuffling the order I did them in with mixed results.. I over stressed my biceps on the curls and then couldn't make it through one set of bench presses. Grr!

I've got a new dance class starting tonight and I could *not* be more tickled. Of course I left my dance clothes at home so I'm going to have to hit the Target for a tank top and some yoga pants.. I've been meaning to get them anyway, this is just good timing.

My elbows keep popping while I'm trying to do bicep curls. I hate the idea of doing them on a machine (and I'm not even sure if they'd just pop on the machine too) but I worry that I'm doing something wrong. Ideas? listersgirl?

At this point I should attempt to work. I should NOT go drop the rest of this week's allowance on Ebay.

How are you guys?

From: starfishchick
2005-01-24 04:32 pm (UTC)
Cute Little Perky Dance Teacher: And then I need you to flibber flabber for eight beats, then switch and do it on your right, then you're going to blippity blab for eight beats while rolling your wrists down for a count six. Make sense?
Whole Class: Yup!
Me: Um.... *brain 'splode*
CLPDT: Let's try it!
Whole Class: *executes perfectly*
Me: *falls down*

Switch "Dance" with "Kickboxing" and you have me at my class last week. D'oh.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-01-24 04:40 pm (UTC)
Fell down, huh?

The first time I took step aerobics I kicked myself in the ass. I should have *known* that dance was a bad idea.
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From: listersgirl
2005-01-24 05:29 pm (UTC)
*raises hand*

Just last week I stepped on my veil and found myself on lying on the floor, laughing hysterically.

I should hire myself and my veil "routine" out to people in need of cheering up.
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-01-24 04:39 pm (UTC)
Dude, Steph, we ought to have padded workout rooms. Really. With nice soft floors. Plus, we're having to do this partner dance and it is seriously only a matter of time before I accidentally smack my partner in the head.

I am always so impressed that you kickbox.. that's so damn cool. :)
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From: starfishchick
2005-01-24 05:30 pm (UTC)
We did partner-y stuff (no contact) last week at kickboxing and I was totally turned around. Durr.

I don't think it's that impressive, but I am still pretty proud of it - it makes me sound a lot more hardcore than I really am. :)
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[User Picture]From: kiltsandlollies
2005-01-24 04:36 pm (UTC)
I love your mom. :D And you, but that's a given.

omg all the dancing and the exercise and lord do you ever kick butt.

I have pink and grey yoga pants, Melly. Shhh, tell no one.

I've got a new dance class starting tonight and I could *not* be more tickled.

Oh yes you could. *demonstrates*
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-01-24 04:42 pm (UTC)
My mom is so the cutest. She's so wee and yet so fierce. And she was SO pissed off that I hadn't returned her calls. I got in this morning and there were messages like "Are you dead? Are you in a ditch? Do you still love your mother?" Twit.

Do you like your yoga pants? Wherefor did you get them?
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[User Picture]From: ravenscathedral
2005-01-24 06:27 pm (UTC)
You should see her melly- she is the cutest patootiest evah!!!! Of course I didn't tell her that... She is J-lo'ing in them too.. Bootylicious indeed --...
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2005-01-24 05:07 pm (UTC)
Melly. :( I fell asleep at 3 yesterday and when I woke up at 6, I flipped out because I knew I wasn't going to make it to Belly Dancing AGAIN. Why is this so hard for me? I am such a loser, I'm sorry. :(
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-01-24 05:14 pm (UTC)
I meant to tell you this earlier but I spaced.. they've closed practices until after the show in April..so you're off the hook. ;)

If I do a random drop-in class somewhere though, I'm totally kidnapping you. :)
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[User Picture]From: ipso__facto
2005-01-24 05:28 pm (UTC)
Bah. Actually, that kind of sucks! I wanted to come, believe it or not. ;) Oh well. You bettah believe I'll be there in April or to any random drop-in class that you do, though!

I'm glad you had a good weekend! *smacks your bum discreetly*
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[User Picture]From: cindyjade
2005-01-24 05:18 pm (UTC)
you are the most productive of mellies omg. *in awe of you*

*rubs your sore muscles*
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From: listersgirl
2005-01-24 05:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, and the elbows, I'd say you're probably overextending if they're popping. Don't straighten your arms - I'd leave a 20-30 degree bend in them. The important part is to fully bend them, and leave the extending for tricep curls.

And mine pop on the machine, so I tend to avoid it. Not comfortable!

(Suddenly I can't wait until I have time to get back to the gym. Eeee!)
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[User Picture]From: mellyflori
2005-01-24 05:36 pm (UTC)
Dude.. really? That rocks. They've been popping at about the 5 or 10 degree bend on the left and at full extension/rebend on the right.. I'd been trying to compensate by not curling up too much (though I'm not sure why I thought that would fix it) but I'll try not extending all the way and just making sure I curl all the way up instead. Because I'm doing seperate work for my triceps so no reason to gild the lily there.

Thanks babe! (oh, and my instructor was telling a story last night about how the last two times she's gone out to do a veil solo at a club someone's been standing on her veil.. so.. I figure you and me and our supid veil tricks? We're just saving someone else the trouble. :D )
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From: listersgirl
2005-01-24 06:44 pm (UTC)
We're just one-woman shows. :)
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[User Picture]From: maitheas
2005-01-24 07:16 pm (UTC)
It's about 55° in my office. I'm wearing a shawl. Everybody on the entire development team is pissing me off today. And my low carb wrap that I attempted to eat for lunch was totally gross.

I'm wearing. a. shawl. The Spinster Squad will be here shortly to induct me into the hall of fame and present me with my gold tipped cane and orthopedic oxfords.

I'll post pictures of the ceremony. You'll laugh. you'll cry. It will become a part of you.

Hi Melly.
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