I realized that I needed a way to keep track of what I've been doing, and what better place to do that than here? Of course, I do not intend this to be entertaining or even slightly useful to anyone but me. Caveat lector.
And now to catch up...
Friday, July 20th
The evening saw Josh's birthday party. Their band played, which was quite good. I swing danced with Kristen to an odd choice of songs. DJ got quite drunk and later told me he was completely useless the next day. Sarah is not only someone Christian knows (and is dating) but also Lizzie's friend from McGill. Angie did agree to go salsa dancing... but we didn't make it out in time.
Saturday, July 21st
Had a salsa workshop starting at 1pm. Was actually quite fun. I learned a shine and a pattern.
Shine: Basic, left step on and of 8, cross with right on 1, 2, 3, hop with left on and of 4, cross with right on 5, 6, cross with left on 7. Basic until 2, hop with right on and of 2, cross with right on 5, cross with left on 6.
Pattern: Basic until 7, at which point I step in, cross on 1, crossbody lead, come in to shoulder next 1, turn from other shoulder (and then turn over the neck) and prepare to turn her from waist next 5. Step back on 1, turn her around behind you and catch. Basic, crossbody lead, open break and turn her from her wrist. Footwork (I don't know hers, mine is Suzie Qs followed by a turn and a crossbody lead). The crossbody lead is into a cuddle, on 567 I pull her arms over her head and dip her on 123, turn her out on 567. </boringer>
Next, we went to Shawn's going away party. Nothing interesting here, although I must remember to only try to hold all the houses in Monopoly if no one else already has anything higher.
Sunday, July 22nd
Lunch at IHOP at 11am, then horseback riding in Cedar Crest at 1pm. Ride was ok, my horse was bored. Angie was bored too, but her butt ended up hurting anyway.
Not sure yet. Thinking of going to Doubletime for salsa, but that would entail skipping gymnastics.