Dancing Queen, Day 1: Afro-Cuban Jazz

I was having a pretty basic day at the office. Kicking back work assignments and surfing on the Internet, reading Internet fluff. Namely, articles about how there wasn’t enough exercise in the world to offset the health risks of our largely sedentary lifestyle.

Reader, I had a panic attack. I felt like I was going to die in that chair and I really, really didn’t want to die. I ran out of the office with this fleeting thought that I would take half the day off and just go dancing for the rest of the afternoon.

I did eventually crawl back and finish the work day, but the thought of dancing stayed with me. And I chose to listen to it, by putting myself into a dance class.

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A friend of mine told me about Joy of Motion Dance Center (JOMDC) and to my great delight, they had a New Student Deal, offering a week’s worth of classes for $20. Since their single drop-in class rate is $19, this is a sweet deal indeed. I’m gonna be blogging my week of dancing with JOMDC. Continue reading

2016 (A Look Forward)

Here’s what I’m looking to create in the year 2016! If these showed up in my life in 2016, my life would be a tad sweeter. Standing in a future fulfilled, by the end of 2016:

1. I worked or am working on Capitol Hill.

2. I live in Washington DC in my own apartment.

3. I am a business owner.

4. I have acted in at least one play (or more).

5. I have visited New Orleans with friends.

2015 (A Look Back)

I’ll admit to something a little ugly and imperfect, Internet: when my ex chose to exit my life in late 2014, I promised myself I would make it the best thing that had ever happened to me. Ha, and I made good on it to the enth degree! I turned 2015 into a monster year, and easily my best one yet. Let’s break it down:

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One Last Chance for the Daily Show with Jon Stewart

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Jon Stewart ends his stint as The Daily Show host today, August 6th, so I figured it was time to get off my lazy bum and write about the taping I attended almost two months ago.

It was one of my top goals in moving to the East Coast of the United States, and the only one that had a timer on it. As soon as I got off the plane in DC, I locked up my tickets and hammered my plans.

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The Art of Taiwan

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Taipei surprised me with how artsy it was. From the store fronts of ambitious clothing designers, to the tender postcards crafted by clever paper artists (look, you can break this postcard down and make your own paper model of Taipei 101!), I was constantly inundated with artistic inspiration, the energy of which I didn’t know what to do with. It sucks to be a budding artist and to recognize that your skills don’t yet match your taste levels.

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