Monday, November 17, 2008

How to Sweat a Recession...

The world’s recession, (which everyone is afraid to call a recession,) has hit Canada, but for now, it’s sort of like the big bad wolf, we whisper about, but no one’s quite seen yet. The malls are filled with shoppers, and people are still buying ridiculous things like H2O mops, which other people tell them are a total waste of money, yet they feel compelled to have. (It was on sale.)

There are some indications that the big bad wolf is coming. My new job in recruitment has all but slowed down to snooze pace. Being the kind of foxy girl who always looks on the bright side of things, I’ve discovered that the slow down has allowed me more time to explore other avenues of life, namely salsa dancing on Monday nights.

You know your hard core, when you go salsa dancing on a Monday.

Last week, I returned to the world of salsa. Somewhat scary is how all the characters that were the hot and heavy dancers five years ago, are still around, hot and heavy, only older, and their pick up lines have gotten a little cornier. Latin people are all about the luvvvve. When they meet you, they hug, they kiss, and they smile, such a happy people!

It was a lot of fun, and felt ever so sinful, getting all hot and sweaty on a Monday night, knowing how irresponsible I was being. Funny part is the next morning instead of being tired, I was rejuvenated and full of energy. And since I had spent four hours sweating my behind off, I had a Chocolate Danish as a treat. La Vita A Bella!

The whole week since, I’ve been like Richard Gere, in Shall we Dance, testing out my moves in the kitchen when no one’s looking, taking a few spins across the hall to the washroom, practicing my shines under my desk.

So my dearest recession, thank you, for a little break to enjoy life again!

13 comments:

Pepper said...

you and LB are of like mind today, wants to pick up latin dancing since he no longer plays sports where he's at...boy please, lol!

i myself have alwyas wanted to give it a twirl (howd ya like that) but the weekdays werent working for me either... food for thought...

I walk alone said...

Speaking about the recession. Go buy this book. The Revolution, A Manifesto by Ron Paul.

Its an easy and interesting read.

Hmmm, you are really keeping this blogging thing going though. Other bloggers have fallen by the wayside.

Three years strong blogging huh?

Crankyputz said...

Um Peps, word of advice, he only 'picks up' salsa when your around, or he'll be pickin up a holla lot of something else...

I walk alone, I though u were new?

I love that your already ordering me to buy books....we love bossy people...

Mad Bull said...

CP, interesting! I wamt to learn latin dancing as well. Natty not so into it though, and there is the sitter problem for MBJr. As you have suggested, re LB, I might end up learning a lot more than latin dancing. Might still try it out tho. It takes two to tango, so if I don't tango, well... than I'll just learn salsa, nuh true?

Leon said...

The good thing about this recession is that it has caused people to rethink their priorities. Seems that people have realized that Starbucks coffee isn't a necessity.

Deb S. said...

I want to learn Latin dancing. Will you be writing a how-to post? :-)

As I read your take on the recession, it seems as if you have been peeping into my window! And so has Leon. Darn, you guys are on target! I've just gone through the process of re-evaluating my priorities and kicking Starbucks to the curb.

BTW, I'm adding you to my blog roll. Reading this post was a cool way to start my week.

Crankyputz said...

Deb: Not sure I can write a how to post, it's more of just go with it, and have a great time....if you can move your hips, you can dance...

Thanks for the blog role ad..

MB: I bet if you take Natty a few times, and learn to dip her, you'll have a partner to tango with...

GC (God's Child) said...

did u see the original Shall We Dance? It's a Japanese one--pretty decent

enjoy your downtime!

Marika said...

That's great! Especially if you've earned a danish out of it :)

Grant Miller said...

My wife and I took a Salsa class pre-kids. But I've probably forgotten all the moves. Sorry.

Abeni said...

Exercise that is fun=salsa. Keep spinning CP

Stunner said...

I have tried Latin dancing once, it was fun even though I had no clue what to do and was making a total ass of myself. Well it's good to know you are having fun in these trying times.

Pepper said...

hmmmm thats a good point

i think he found some volleyball partners tho so hopefully salsa has fallen to the wayside