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I Told You There Would Be More

Since I was asked, let me tell you more about the dance group I "monitor" at my church. It's called "Ecstatic Dance." I haven't actually watched it as I stay in another room and read while it goes on but from what I can hear and see. It seems very yoga-like if yoga involved loud music and the occasional primal screaming. Some weeks, maybe ever other week, they have a "real" instructor, as they did last night, telling them to do things with their breathing and to get in circles, etc. The music is eclectic and the participants are either hippy/yuppy-types or just college-age. There were a couple hotties this week but that is neither here nor there...

I'm still recovering from doing the church bulletin today. All-told, it took me 5 and half hours. The main problems with it was not doing before for this church as their bulletin is way more complicated then the ones I used to do for my father, having to use the wost mouse I have ever used, and figuring out how to load abnormally-sized paper into the printer and copier. I don't know if I will be asked to do it again but, honestly, I think i would like another crack at it. Not in the near future, however...

Given my day today, this quiz result cracked me up:

"I am Spartacus!"
'What is your personal life motto?' at


C said…
Wow! We call it Trance Dance at my yoga studio. Shiva Rea (yoga teacher) has videos on it. You should have jumped on the bandwagon and joined in! ;)

We are watching 300 now, so your spartacus reference seemed timely.

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