The physicist and I have been having some great fun lately,
It’s a happy day when you find yourself saying “Thank you for being weird with me in public” to someone.
I discovered two days ago that life is not a musical. We went to look at ice sculptures in 4 degree weather (Which I will probably NEVER do again when it is that cold because. Well. COLD.), and as we were concluding our tour of the park, a band started playing. (We had missed the ice festival parade but made it just in time for live music. AWESOME!) It was a bouncy, swingy song that I remarked would make a good swing dancing song.
Never one to pass up an opportunity to embarrass myself in public, I took his hand; and in our boot-shod feet we clomped as light-footedly as possible through the song. I only know a few basic moves, so much laughter ensued as I followed his lead (sometimes succeeding, other times failing miserably). All in all, it was utterly delightful.
But I learned two things:
First: Even if it’s easier to follow without wearing gloves, KEEP YOUR HAND COATS ON when it’s only four degrees outside. Your hands will thank you.
Second: Contrary to everything suggested by some of my favorite movies, crowds of people are not inclined to spontaneously start dancing (Even when there’s music playing and other people start it). Seriously, it wasn’t even music that the crowds of people had to start making themselves. No singing along required.
Ah well, it was still great fun.