Monday, October 13, 2008

Belly Dancing

I have a pass to the Rec Center here in Washington, and my mom convinced me to go with her to a belly dancing class.

I’ve always thought it might be fun to try, but the room they do the classes in here is in the middle of the Rec Center, and has a few windows. So as people walk around the facility, they can see how lame you look. It was an interesting class, but I don’t think MY body likes to move the way belly dancing requires. I can do some of the stuff, but mostly I just look like someone who’s having a seizure. And my mom looks like she has severe Parkinson’s. Maybe we just need the bigger hip spread and a butt. Last week when we went there were two other people with us. This time it was just us. And its time for the Senior Games here, and they were having some of the events there. So the place was packed but it was just me and mom for belly dancing this week. Rob came to the Rec Center and just worked out. Thank goodness he didn't come watch. Some other random boys kept sitting by the window though.

I felt so dorky. I seriously cannot move my body in some of the ways they do. And she keeps saying to tuck your butt under....How can you when you DON'T HAVE ONE TO TUCK!?! Bah....Maybe we gotta go get those underwear with the built in butt.

I've been saying for years I'd love to get butt implants....or they could just slide my love-handles down. My body shape is so awkward. I have a HIGH butt crack, and no butt, so my pants slide down, with the help of the love handles pushing them down...

But I've seen the recent style of the "Mom Jean's" coming out....really high waisted...there go my problems....or not??

9 comments:

The Scotts said...

I want you to get those underwear!!

The Scotts said...

If you want bigger hips, may I recommend childbirth? It works.

Honestly, though, my pregnancies have gotten progressively worse the older I have gotten. And this one sincerely feels like DEATH. So I recommend baby making be done sooner rather than later.

Danielle said...

maybe its age AND having had 2 already? :P

shoezimm said...

I have the butt and the hip spread and it doesn't help me one bit....trying to do the shimmy just kills me. I have no idea how those gals manage to pop their hips so much but I have always wanted to learn bellydance. Maybe if I found the time for an actual class rather than trying from an instructional video.....and freaking heck girl, I had no idea they made underwear with sewn in butt cheeks...too funny!

Megan said...

Thanks for the laugh - that post was hilarious. Maybe because I share your problem of jeans falling down from the love handles and no butt to keep them up. I forgot how our body shapes are so similar. So if you order those butt pads send me one ;) I think you should continue belly dancing. I am sure Rob likes it :)

Kris said...

Aw I feel like I drag you there screaming and kicking!!!! If you don't want to go I will just go alone and have Parkinson!!! I thought we did much better! And we learn a dance routine!!! I am sad now!:(

Danielle said...

Mom!! Don't be sad..its a good experience and a good laugh. I enjoy spending time with you...so stop!
Shawna--I wish you could come with us! Its pretty entertaining. They teach you the tricks and cheats of how to do it, or just look like you're doing it right!
Megan, I forgot too, until you said that! Oh good times!!!

Rachel Doyle said...

Thanks for the laugh -- I love the header too!

Miya said...

Meh, I know what you mean...my hips and waist are the same size, so my pants always want to slide off because it's expected for all gals to have much smaller waists than hips. Heck, even when I was skinny and totally into working out, I could never get my waist to get much smaller than my hips :/