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August 30, 2004

I can’t believe she’s a white girl

Filed under: General — stargazer @ 7:34 pm

I was in a wedding this weekend. A friend from high school got married. Now my three best friends from high school are all married. It’s not right.

Anyway, the bride’s (and groom’s) family is from Pakistan, so needless to say, it was a different sort of wedding than I had ever been to. Plus it was at the Chase, so it was really fancy. I have spent the last several weeks learning some dances for the wedding. It took up a lot of my time, but the dances were done well, and people could hardly believe that I had never done this kind of dance before. Maybe it’s because I looked the part… I had traditional clothing to wear (and I have to say I looked good in it)… I had several people ask me if I was from Pakistan (I think they could tell my skin is not quite the right shade so they had to ask).

I really enjoyed the dancing. I hope I am able to further my beginner’s skills at some point. Perhaps it will happen very soon… This semester (which starts this week), I’m taking a class in dance therapy. Dance experience is not required, but my counselor training will be a valuable asset. I look forward to the experientially learning about this developing art.

I can’t believe she’s a white girl

Filed under: General — stargazer @ 7:34 pm

I was in a wedding this weekend. A friend from high school got married. Now my three best friends from high school are all married. It’s not right.

Anyway, the bride’s (and groom’s) family is from Pakistan, so needless to say, it was a different sort of wedding than I had ever been to. Plus it was at the Chase, so it was really fancy. I have spent the last several weeks learning some dances for the wedding. It took up a lot of my time, but the dances were done well, and people could hardly believe that I had never done this kind of dance before. Maybe it’s because I looked the part… I had traditional clothing to wear (and I have to say I looked good in it)… I had several people ask me if I was from Pakistan (I think they could tell my skin is not quite the right shade so they had to ask).

I really enjoyed the dancing. I hope I am able to further my beginner’s skills at some point. Perhaps it will happen very soon… This semester (which starts this week), I’m taking a class in dance therapy. Dance experience is not required, but my counselor training will be a valuable asset. I look forward to the experientially learning about this developing art.

August 25, 2004

Poor Paul

Filed under: General — stargazer @ 5:28 pm

Dear Loyal Blog Readers,

My apologies for being so bad at blogging this month. I have been so busy with my business trip to California, preparations for this wedding I’m in, and other odds and ends, that I just haven’t made time to do the blog thing. Anyway, California was great! I got to go to the beach and see my family and my friend Jenni and drive along the beautiful coastline and hang out in Santa Barbara and see my cousin’s soccer game and watch the Olympics on TV and have all kinds of fun in the sun… andgotoaseminarforwork. It was a fabulous long weekend! And then I had to come back. And it was sad.

I came back to the last week of wedding preparations. I still have to work on my dance (and buy appropriate shoes… does anyone have dark green or gold fancy shoes in size 7-ish??? Help. Please.). This Indian dancing thing is SO hard when you don’t know what you’re doing. I’m dancing to a song called “USA Vich LA.” It’s about a white girl who falls in love with an Indian guy. It’s a pop song, and it’s easy to dance to, but I have almost no practice with choreography. I don’t want to go out there and make a fool of myself. Oh well, what can you do?

And then, with the rest of my spare time I have been enjoying the Olympics. I just loving watching gymnastics. They should televise gymnastics more often. Anyway, if you haven’t been watching, there has been this major problem with the judging of the gymnastics. My heart goes out to Paul Hamm. All these people think he should give back his gold medal, and whatnot. He didn’t do anything except quality gymnastics. It’s all about problems with the judging… some of the scores were inflated, some were perhaps “incorrect,” but I think he should keep his medal. And America should be happy for the triumph.

I did love Alexi Nemov’s high bar routine in the event finals. I think he should have won. Who cares if he had a step on the landing?

Yay Olympics!

August 3, 2004

For the sake of The Daniel

Filed under: General — stargazer @ 9:51 am

I will make another blog posting.

Nothing major is happening in my life. Nothing is terribly exciting. Nothing is terribly boring. I go to work. I go home. I eat. I sleep. I see people (who are really there). Sometimes I read or talk on the phone or watch movies. Sometimes I play guitars and lazor guns.

Maybe nothing is particularly boring or exciting. But a few things are interesting. I joined a Catholic singles website. That’s interesting enough in itself. Also, a friend from high school is getting married at the end of this month. I am going to be in the wedding. Her family is from Pakistan, so it will be a cultural experience. I am trying to learn some dances that we will do as part of the ceremonies.

Now Daniel can post comments on my most recent blog entry. Anyone else care to post a comment?

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