16 Apr

Laura and I are in the school’s Bellydance Troupe.  Better put, Laura is the president of Bellydance and I am its motley jester.  If that.  It is fun, and it’s pretty cool to be a part of something that so many people want to try.

Anyway, we have been preparing a duet for our next show, which is conveniently tomorrow.  For years we’ve been itching to bellydance to Daft Punk’s Harder Better Faster Stronger, and since our list of performers is a bit slim this semester, we’ve finally decided to bite the bullet and do it.  The dance has a lot of call and response, some snake arms, a little body-rolling (we call them ‘camels’) and even a couple of high-class Will Smith style grooves thrown in there for panache.  It’ll be a good dance.

Last night we practiced for an hour and a half.  We choreographed like fiends. At one point, we were lazily going through the motions when a lilt in the music told me I should do the snakey wave-arm thing.  So I did.  A sudden idea hit me like a sledgehammer.


Laura:  No.

Me:  -ve.  Wow.  You preempted that.  I didn’t even get the whole word out.

Laura: I saw it coming.  There was a glint in your eye.

Me:  Aww.  So we can’t do the –

Laura:  No.

Me:  Not even if we –

Laura:  No.

Me:  Feh.  You never let me have any fun.

Laura:  We are doing the ROBOT in this dance.  The ROBOT is very fun.

Me:  Yeah.  I guess.

This conversation, I think, can precisely explain the nature of Laura’s and my friendship.


Posted by on April 16, 2009 in Life


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9 responses to “ties

  1. Brittney

    April 16, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Awww man, the robot sounds super cool, though!
    Hey, are you guys shimmying? Do you remember the epic saga of the SHIMMY in high school? Yes, I am the embarassing friend.

    • saturdayjane

      April 16, 2009 at 8:32 pm

      Which epic saga? As I recall, there were several.

      Yes, we totally shimmy. 🙂

  2. Sal

    April 17, 2009 at 8:12 am

    Will this event be filmed? I would LOVE to see a bellydancing routine that encompasses the robot.

    • saturdayjane

      April 17, 2009 at 9:53 am

      If we can find somebody to film it, we totally will. 🙂

  3. lisa

    April 17, 2009 at 10:17 am

    This sounds like quite the dance routine!

    • saturdayjane

      April 17, 2009 at 11:53 am

      We sure hope so!

  4. amanda

    April 17, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I would love to see your routine! I am dying to see how you worked the robot into the dance.

    • saturdayjane

      April 18, 2009 at 12:17 am

      Haha, it’s not that impressive. It did go really well, though! It was a lot of fun!

  5. Vanessa

    April 18, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I’m going to agree with everyone that this should be filmed and shared with the world.


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