Monday, March 16, 2009

Land of A Thousand Dances

I can't even begin to tell you how tired I am today. I wanted to stay home from work so bad. Irv was hitting himself in the head this morning for not taking the day off. I didn't take it off because I am trying to hang on to my vacation days to take a real vacation this summer. He didn't take off because he didn't think he would need it! HA!

I feel like I was hit by a semi. Every once in a while I will move a certain way and something grabs and hurts. It takes me a moment to realize that it's hurting because I danced up a storm and used muscles that you don't use sitting on your rear end all day! Here is me sticking my tongue out at Matt because he wouldn't stop taking pictures of me on the dance floor...and yes, I am barefoot. I had already changed into my little silver flip flops, but you can't dance in flip flops, so those came off too!

The dull head ache is because I haven't recovered from the noise level. When I would go into the bathroom at the reception and close the door, the quiet was so sweet. I made many trips to the bathroom and to the little dressing room just to give my ears a much needed break.

The raspy voice is because I did nothing but talk from 5:00 a.m. on Friday until about 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. It felt like I never stopped...that isn't all that unusual for me, except during the rehearsal dinner, the bar and the had to talk loud in order to be heard. My throat is a mess. Oh, and I LOVE music, so I also did a lot of singing...when I was dancing and when I wasn't. I have a terrible voice, but no one could hear me anyway so it was awesome!

One of the funniest parts of the night Saturday was when Chris's frat brothers "forced" him to do his "Pinocchio Dance". (Peer pressure never ends). Tresa had heard about it but had never seen it. Not sure how it evolved, but I imagine Chris and his frat boys were over served at some point during their college tenure and Chris did this ridiculous dance....the guys were probably rolling on the floor laughing, and now it's performed at every gathering...including the wedding.

They sat Chris in a chair and then each frat guy did what seemed to be his own rendition of the "Pinocchio Dance" . They moved awkwardly around in a big circle with a very serious look on their face. When one guy was done, the next guy stepped in and did his little performance. The crowd roared! After the guys were all done, it was Chris's turn. He did a little stretching first (you can see his family behind him cheering him on...they have seen his "dance" many times) and then he started. It's really hard to describe the "moves" of the dance...just a lot of bending and leg just really reminded me of the courtship of some bird species! The last picture is Chris from the back, but what makes me laugh is the guys all cheering and photos being snapped. What an event!

Michael was standing next to me laughing so hard he had tears running down his face. He said it was so typical of the kind of thing you did in college.

I could see Tresa chuckling....even though she had swore there would be no "Pinocchio Dancing" at the wedding.

Then came the frat guy that did the Greek Oompah dance......but that's a story for a different day!


Beth Jaffe thequeenofcups said...

You paint the picture so very well! And your great photos complete it! Best wishes!

Lanyardlady said...

I'd love to see that on video! I would have been right there on that dance floor with you, singing and bustin' a move. It's fun to show our kids "we've still got it!"

aliceinparis said...

You are hot!! Look at you in your swanky blue dress dancing up a storm! Shake like your mama made it:))
No wonder you are tired, you have been running full steam ahead for weeks now. It will take a few days for your body and mind to settle down.
Does sound like a fabulous time!

T.Allen-Mercado said...

What a great color on you! The Pinocchio dance, eh?! Sounds interesting. I'm now wondering what kinds of ridiculousness was I known for in my intoxicated youth?

Kala Pohl Studio said...

You look stunning in that blue dress. I love how much fun all of you had:):) What great memories to share for a long time.

Beholden-To-Nature (Kenna) said...

heh heh! Having read the last couple blog posts, I just have to chuckle at the whole weekend and say... great! It sounds like a perfect event-- it all worked out happily, but left some good stories to tell for years to come! :) Glad to hear.

whyte said...

Finally catching up with your daughter's wedding weekend! It looks like it turned out fabulous! And you know you have to have some last minute drama, and Chris did a great job giving you that!! LOL!

I'm now in the home stretch with my son's wedding events starting a week from today. I feel ready and on top of things.

Your sapphire dress is just stunning! And so is your daughter!

It truly is just an incredibly emotional and happy moment in our life times when our children turn a new chapter in their own lives.

I'm working backwards in your blog: so that happiness is the answer to your debt worries. You can't pay for the happy moments that you find in life, so don't. The song? "Butterflies are free"

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