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Salsa does not include chips

Friday, February 24, 2012

I love to dance! I like all styles of music and although I have little skill generally I just like to get out on the floor and have a blast. One of the best things about living in a "Three's Company" world is that both Tyler and Ross enjoy dancing. We go dancing at least once a week. We go to Hannah's for some good old fashion Rock and Roll, The Balcony for some disco, and occasionally the Buffalo Club for some pop DJ kind of dancing. On the recent weekend of Ross's 39th birthday we did a whole weekend of dancing. That's Rocci Johnson's hand pointing from the stage at Ross and all night she kept shouting "IT'S ROSS' BIRTHDAY!". You can see the back of my head and and Tyler to the left in the dark shirt with his hand up. And of course Ross there in the middle totally enjoying his moment in the spotlight. The three of us have such a great time dancing together, which is the only way that they are willing to go the the Balcony, we make it very clear that we are all there together so no boys try to pick them up hee hee. So anyway that is how we do . . . in our Three's Company world. And what gal wouldn't enjoy having two great looking dance partners every time she goes out on the floor?

Last weekend Tyler had a date so he left early in the afternoon. Ross and I watched Grand Torino and enjoyed the afternoon as we sat and visited for a couple hours. Then Ross went to play some tennis and I made plans to have dinner with my dad. My dad and I decided to meet at Applebees because it was sort of a central location. He was so cute, he showed up in a jacket and tie. He said it was a Saturday night and you just never know who you might meet so he thought he should look good just in case. The man is 86! He cracks me up with his constant pursuit of all these older ladies. We enjoyed our dinner and visiting and then he had to head home before it was too dark. Since the dinner was in Nampa and Ross was playing tennis nearby I decided to drop in and watch him play for a bit. I think he was pleased that I came by. I got there just as he was playing his last match of the tournament. As I watched from the gallery I remembered how much I used to enjoy tennis. Hmmm I may have to dig out the racquet. (SkinnySoon would be so proud).

As Ross and I walked out to the parking lot he asked where we should go dancing. Now this sort of caught me off guard. It was already almost 9 o'clock and we were almost an hour away from home. We have always gone dancing with the three of us. With the exception of Table Rock Hike #6 Ross and I have never done anything with just the two of us.

I totally jumped at the opportunity to check something off my bucket list. There is a cafe here in Boise that changes into a Salsa dance club on the weekends. I suggested that we could check it out. The only problem was that the free lesson is from 9-10 and it was already late. Ross says, no problem, he already knows how to Salsa, and he can teach me. Ross is from Venezuela and I have already seen him on the dance floor and know that he has those Latin moves so I knew we were going to have a great time. We drove home, Ross showered and changed, and looked amazing all pressed and shoes shined. He said he had to get dressed up in the latin way. . . and he smelled so nice!

It was such a blast. Ross was a great teacher and I really improved over the evening. My hips will never be as smooth as his but at least by the end of the night I wasn't counting anymore. We did SALSA, MERENGUE, BACHATA AND CUMBIA. Ross is not a fan of the Cumbia so we sat out a few. But very few. I completely enjoyed the Merengue. Mostly because he would hold me really tight and then say get ready we are going to go fast. And then he spun is so fast I was dizzy. Then he would slowly turn us the other direction and my head would clear. My feet were hurting and we were both a bit damp with sweat but we had a great time. I AM TOTALLY ADDICTED !

Ross was out of town for work this week but he called every night to tell me a different Latin artist to look up on the internet. Of course it is all in Spanish but it is still fun to hear the different styles and have him try to tell me the gist of the songs. I even did a little practice with some you tube videos.

So this is Friday, Ross got back in town yesterday and he has already asked me a couple times if I am ready to do some Salsa. I am not sure how this is going to play out. Because Tyler doesn't have a date tonight. And I don't think a skinny boy from Montana knows anything about Salsa. Such a dilemma, but I know it will all work out because I think that Ross had just as much fun as I did last week so he will figure it out. I can hardly wait to see what tonight brings.

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