Feb 13, 2010

Stepping Out

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My wife and I spent Valentine's Eve endeavoring to put to use our nascent ballroom dancing skills at a social gathering tonight. No toes were broken, but I still need to be more cognizant of my elbows, which I sometimes think have been stuck in permanent box-out mode from my days as a elbow-wielding plodding power forward in pickup basketball.

Interestingly, there was a strange turn of events tonight: normally my wife is the one dragging me onto the dance floor, but tonight she was a bit self-conscious about trying out the new steps. Eventually enough couples filled the floor to make her more courageous, and we danced for the first time in public without an instructor guiding us.

And gauging from the comments of other attendees, we at least reached the level of "We Do Not Totally Suck."

7 comments:

Debbie G said...

Congratulations and you both look wonderful!

Anonymous said...

Yes, nice picture of nice people having a good time.
Well deserved for both of you hardworking folks

Linda said...

wonderful picture mike!

Anonymous said...

Whoops my comment got put on the wrong post........
But Ya'll sure do look nice !!!!
Take Care and enjoy being together.
Love Ya !

Mad Jack said...

You're looking good, Mrs. HistoryMikePhD! The old man, now... well, he's got a good personality.

I always found that ballroom dancing was the true test of any relationship. If a couple could survive one evening of dancing together without putting a strain on their civility, they were a good bet for the long haul.

steve said...

When I read the title and looked at the picture, the awful 80's song by Joe Jackson "Stepping Out" popped into my head. THANKS ALOT - now it won't go away.

Mad Jack said...

More like Puttin' on the Ritz by Taco.