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On Monday night, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes from one of my favorite movies – How To Marry a Millionaire. Shatze Page (Lauren Bacall) complains to Pola (Marilyn Monroe) about the minuscule contribution that Pola’s friend, Loco, brings “for million dollar proposition: one whole quarter!” Pola responds, “Maybe! But she’s awful clever with a quarter!” (see here for clip)
I too was awful clever with a quarter! Or more accurately, a camisole.
I was changing for a ballet class when I realized I had forgotten my shorts. I had thrown every other item necessary for class into my bag that morning, opting for a cami and shorts rather than a leotard, and somehow failed to include the shorts. I could have gotten away with no shorts if I was wearing a leotard, but they were a rather important piece of my ensemble. I couldn’t go to class in tights and no bottoms! What I did have was an extra cami, so I threw it on like a skirt and prayed the studio store was still open. It wasn’t. But this clever girl made it through ballet class just fine(-ish). I had to be extra careful on those grande plies and there were a few stretches I opted out of, but I made it through ’cause I’m awful clever with a cami!
Apparently my godson loves this video, so his mom posted it on my FB wall yesterday. He sure has good taste when it comes to dancing, that godson of mine! And I hope he develops even better dance skills!
Along with Monday’s interesting ballet class, I made it through the company’s six hour rehearsal on Sunday and three hour rehearsal on Wednesday. That’s three out of seven days. And next week it will be four out of seven because I have classes on a punch card that I have to use before they expire. I guess this will be a good opportunity to build up my stamina…
Wednesday was my (pseudo) niece’s third birthday!
I’m looking forward to her birthday party tomorrow!
This is from Easter last year.
I think the birthday girl needs an updated photo with her Aunt Ceci!
It has been year since I first shared the whole apocalyptic truth, and I am amazed when I think of all the adventures that have taken place over the ensuing months. But the events chronicled on this blog are only a small part of what makes us us. Our lives are mostly comprised of the in-between moments, and those are spent dealing with the non-glamorous practical things of life – schedules, projects, work, finances, future, thoughts, ideas, musings, cares, concerns, necessities. But those are the moments Karl and I cherish most.
Yesterday was Gene Kelly’s birthday. The 100th anniversary of the day of his birth, to be exact. So here is a classic Gene Kelly song and dance to wish you a Happy Friday!