Today's entry in Cheri Huber's Transform Your Life: A Year of Awareness Practice begins with a quote from Nietzsche and ends with an assignment:
Today, dance at least once and laugh with at least one truth.
Appropriate. Especially considering my last blog post. I read this and thought about the style of dancing I like to do and the particular song I'm going to dance to before I go to bed.
I live in Metro Detroit... we've covered that. I don't get out much. I've talked about that, too. When I do get out, I'm usually being dragged (well, sort of dragged...) to greek functions by my line sisters who worry that I need to get out of the house more often. One of our sister chapters in the area throws an annual event called the Pink Hustle. I enjoy that event. I recently attended the Spring Bash thrown by our area's chapter of the NPHC. Greek functions are great fun for me because I get to reconnect with friends I don't see often in my day to day work-to-home-to-work routine. They are also great fun because of the hustles (we interchange hustle with ballroom and stroll... but we're basically talking about line dancing). There are certain songs we typically stroll to... Some of my favorites?
- We old-school hustle to Stevie Wonder's My Eyes Don't Cry
- We ballroom to Jahiem's Just in Case
- We step to R. Kelly's Step in the Name of Love
- We cha cha to Mr. C's Cha Cha Slide
- We sweat to Cupid's Shuffle
So I said all that to say I'm doing the Cupid Shuffle before I go to bed tonight. I LOVE the Cupid Shuffle. Okay, that takes care of the dance part.
I think I've already had my good laugh for the day. I was listening to the Mitch Albom show on the way home from work and heard Ken Brown's latest production... it's a song he created/sampled called Monica's Song. You need real player to listen to this (and you need to be aware of a certain verbal exchange at a recent city council meeting to get it), but if you live in Metro Detroit and you are as tired of the mayoral scandal and city council's foot-dragging response as I am, listen to this... it will take the edge off.