• Relevant Statistics

    From our overnight trip to Atlanta on Wednesday/Thursday…

    • Miles driven in teeming rain: approximately 90 (to ATL on Wednesday)
    • Miles driven sans teeming rain, thank God: another 90 (back home on Thursday)
    • Lessons with Eddie: 4 (2 per day)
    • Routines learned: 2 (tango, foxtrot)
    • Total wine expenditure: $20 (for only 2 glasses–“thanks,” California Pizza Kitchen)
    • Mistakes in our breakfast order at Waffle House: 3
    • Future lessons scheduled: 6 (w00t w00t!)

    Despite being mistreated at every restaurant we stepped into (except you, Zesto. We still love you), it was a great trip.  Eddie even managed to get me excited about the foxtrot by putting together a fun, jazzy routine.  And he let me step on his foot every time I did that one move in the tango, and never complained.

    I asked him to clarify–again–whether the steps he’s putting into these routines would be okay to do at Silver level, and he explained the things we’d have to change to make them “legal”: taking out a couple of “exhibition” moves (a backbend, a tour jeté, and something that he called a half-drop, I think) and making all the free spins into underarm turns.  Seems easy enough.  We just need to practice, practice, practice to get these routines down.  By the end of our last lesson yesterday, I could hardly remember anything.  Fortunately we have it all on video.

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