September 4th, 2005

Dance

That was an experience

Well, that was different.

I went dancing tonight. Not my usual kind of dancing, with pairs of dancers, a lead and follow, a known basic, and steps. Nor can I call it club dancing as there was no club. Ladies and gentlemen, tonight I went to a frat party.

It was not my first frat party, but barring a few five-minute affairs it was the first I wasn't dragged to. The music was loud and the rhythm was strong, and the dancing was - well it can't be called graceless but it was a very different sort of grace. I went with Deb, just as friends, and spent about half an hour doing something that might be compared to overly-simplified, enthusiastic blues dancing. As I told Deb, I understand a great deal more about pop culture than I did just a few hours ago. It was good times and was reaffirming to know that I can do club-style dancing, especially as the reason I got into swing (and via swing, ballroom) in the first place was I didn't think I'd ever be able to do that sort of dancing.

Before the party there was Ever After. After the party there was Empire Records, which I enjoy though still don't understand what the big deal is all about.

I almost forgot to mention one of the best parts of this weekend: Kyle is here! He showed up at the dance last night. We went outside and talked for awhile, Good conversation, and he gave me a little whiskey, and it was amazing to see him again. Reassuring, too. He came by today and we hung out a bit.

jinxmurphy is an absolutely amazing friend on every conceivable level. I really can't get over that. Nothing significant happened tonight, though we've been having some great talks of late, but it feels really rare to find a friend who's not only really good at the serious parts of friendship, but whom one can also do things with, and spend time just hanging out cracking jokes. Thanks, Jinx.