Monday, November 15, 2004

life as a musical

i love old movies.
i was talking to one of my friends the other day who i thought liked old movies, but they admitted to me yesterday that they don't really, they find them boring, they only watch them when they're watching them with me and then they like them because i like them so much and i make them interesting.
so i thought they liked them, but really they just always let me pick what we were watching. how funny.
seriously though, i just watched a cyd charisse and fred astaire movie, that was admittedly, a little stupid (it had a bad plot) but the dancing was so amazing that it didn't even matter. seriously i want to be able to do that.
of course this weekend was dancesport too so i've been watching a lot of live dancing too. i got to watch the U.S. Latin Dance Champions perform three numbers. man, Latin style dancing... it's the "sexiest" thing i've seen on my mormon campus. i was kind of surprised that we allow it, but hey it's latin right?
seriously samba, rumba, cha cha, pasadoble, waltz, quick step, tango, viennese waltz, foxtrot, triple swing, west coast swing, country line dancing, paleiro, mambo... i don't think i could ever get sick of watching it. and oh yeah the cabaret competition was the coolest thing i have ever seen in my life. they weren't dancing so much as defying gravity. you really have to wonder if the man is the strongest person in the world or if the girl doesn't weigh anything. also the girl obviously is not afraid of much because man wow. he's flinging her everywhere and lifting her so high in the air. it was amazing. okay we can all laugh at me because i honestly started crying during one of the numbers it was SO COOL.
i was totally feeling like the old woman in the vanessa williams and chayanne movie "Dance with Me" when she runs out onto the dance floor and yells "I WANNA DO THAT TOO" well that is so me. i wanna do that too.
some of the kids that were competing were i think the youngest were six year olds. there was a couple that couldn't have been older than 10 and they were amazing. they were so good and then in the next competition the girl's little sister was out there dancing with her partner and man she was even younger and just as amazing. i mean i'm a decade older and i will never be able to samba like that. i want to though. man dang.
i just wish i could step outside of my house one morning and everyone will be singing and dancing to the same song.
i think when i'm married i'm going to make one day where we have to speak in a foreign language when we talk to each other and another day where we have to sing everything that we say to each other. well we don't have to when we have company over, but besides then. of course my family may just fight back and not talk to each other on those days, but i can give it a try!
i love dancing.
there were some cool tshirts with quotes
"football isn't a contact sport. it's a collision sport. dancing is a contact sport"
"ginger rogers did everything that fred astaire could do, but backwards and in high heels"
"dancing is a short cut to happiness"
seriously ballroom dancing is BIG out here. the middle schools and high schools have teams that compete against each other. what i would have done to go to a school that had a partner dance team!!!
i love the world tonight!

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