Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Shake It

Mama said there would be days like these, just didn't know there would be so many in a row.  So, how do I deal? 

Do I drink?  I wish. At least I would smile and forget for awhile until the next morning.

Do I smoke?  I wish.  At least I would be skinny.

Do I exercise?  I wish.  At least I try.  But then everything starts jiggling and bouncing, and my self-esteem plummets and I give up.

Do I eat?  I wish I didn't.  Truth is, on days like these, I eat a bowl of cereal just to be eating something.  Preferably,  Frosted Mini-Wheats with fruit.  That seems to be the cereal of choice this week.

But do I dance?  Oh, yes, I do. My playlist on the iPod is called "Shake It".  I long for bass speakers to thump through the floor and cover me up, vibrating through my whole being.  I don't have them yet, so I just turn up the music as loud as I dare since moving into a neighborhood, and I shake it.  I shimmy.  I jump. I belt it out.  I can do this for hours on end.   I wouldn't say it is exercise because I love it too much. 

And this song, oh my word, this song makes me want to put it on repeat and dance, dance, dance.  Turn it up, you won't regret it.

That song requires salsa dancing or other assorted dances learned from Zumba.  If you are going to salsa dance, you need chips and Pico de Gallo.  Try this recipe from The Pioneer Woman. Her step-by-step instructions make it so easy to make.  It needs to be devoured on the same day that it is made.  I highly recommend that you buy the Tostitos with Hint of Lime.  My stars, it will put a spring in your dance. 

What song makes you dance?  Let me know.  I'll add it to my playlist.


lat said...

"World Swirl" by The Recipe :)

Brindi said...

How much am I digging that song? Such a fitting song - You made me feel happy again. Love it. But did it say, "the cats chase me around"?


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