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Sunday, November 27, 2011

Dance Bitches

Pics are stills from my salsa fusion video.


Sorry if the title offends but I had my first taste of nasty dance competition yesterday. My audition at the gym went well--I requested to dance first, I did my dance--I was confident, and exuberant in my approach. Also, I looked pretty good in my flashy Zumba skirt ;)
I was kind and friendly to all of the participants. I am always like that--chatty and friendly when meeting new people. After 1 1/2 hour of hard core (at times gruelling) dancing and workouts--some of the tryouts were for combat aerobics etc.-- I was happy to be heading home. I chatted with one fellow competitor from Merritt. I complimented her and was very upbeat. And then the B leaned in and said these dreaded words: "I hope this doesn't offend you but..." and then she slagged me. Just like that. I had no idea how nasty other dancers could be. I am not like that. I try to always build good karma. So what I'm left with is that she is building herself some bad karma and I am not. I could slag her now and tell you she was stocky, not very attractive and not much of a dancer but I won't ;)

What a weekend thus far! Go, go go go... After I returned back to Kelowna (I picked myself up some brown rice, veg sushi to eat in the car and a diet Pepsi and drove home!) I was greeted at the door by my busy family all changing into their bathing suits. It was a pool party at the Grand Hotel. So I stripped off my dance get-up and but on my bikini. I was so pooped from the stress of the competition and from being up the night before with a sick Pip, that I headed for the outside hot tub and parked myself in it for the evening. After the swim we had a get together in my sis' hotel condo and then the adults headed out on the town in search for supper. Our restaurant of choice was full (they refuse to take reservations) so we ended up at Earls--my tacos were tasty :)

Btw, I discovered This is That on CBC radio on my drive to Vernon yesterday morn. It is so good, so funny. I fell for the story about a family adopting a wolf pup thinking it was a dog :P
 Listen to This is That on CBC radio One. For my non-Canadian readers, you can find archives of their shows on the net. Seriously funny stuff! They broadcast their episodes as though they are actual news stories.

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