Monday, August 11, 2008

What Was I Thinking?

This past Saturday, one of my close friends celebrated a birthday. She decided she wanted to go out dancing and of course I had to attend. I'm down for my friends. That's how I roll.

We get to said club, find our table and begin to do what we do best, order drinks and gossip. Mind you, it had been quite awhile since I'd attended a club. I was looking forward to having a nice girls night out.

As the music was pumping through the building I guess this guy was really feeling it because he was bold enough to walk across the room to our table full of women and ask me to dance risking certain humiliation. Of course I said yes. After all, the music was sounding really good.

We danced two songs and I thought I'd pass out. I told poor dude I had to sit the next one out. Uuuhhh, that NEVER happens to me. I can stay on the dance floor through song after song. Or at least I used to be able too.

After I told old boy I had to sit down I hyperventilated my way back to my chair and sat there panting for a good 45 minutes. My girl Crazy asked, "Do you want me to get you an oxygen mask?"

To which I responded, "Go to hell."

Not a good look.

There was this guy that I was sure forgot his meds for the day. He was on the dance floor doing aerobic moves. Dude, you are not at the gym. At one point he even danced a Russian folk dance. Oh yeah, he had all the ladies after him that night.

The server kept the drinks coming. Bless him.

34 People saying stuff:

Jack and Jill said...

Ah, you gotta love getting older don't you? Now when I go out dancing all night my legs feel like I ran a marathon or something when I wake up the next day.
-Jill

MysTery said...

You better get to working out! ;)

Karen said...

My problem is never staying on the dance floor. My problem is the next morning when I can't get out of bed and my knees hurt with every step I take.

I wish my body would kick out sooner and spare me the pain of the next day.

Ms.Honey said...

BWAHHHH that sounds like me and my girls on Friday night..we all drove diff cars and left before 2am and that aint the norm for us...clearly we are getting old.

Trixie said...

Gawd, I'm so unfit at the moment, I would even risk dancing to more than one song!

Lauren said...

I give that guy credit for going up to you and asking!

KT said...

lmao. we're getting old!

Melissa said...

lmao...how funny! I haven't been dancing in years, I would so need the oxygen mask. I hope you had a great time anyway!

Kieya said...

LOL i've seen the russian folk moves too many a time on the dance floor. they usually break that out when they're feelin extra confident & think they can do no wrong lol

Jeni said...

After a point, you stop worrying about whether you are getting old or not -mainly because you KNOW it! In my case, there's no question -I've already arrived at the old age, senility as well as all the freaking aches and pains so I wouldn't even have made it one quarter of the way through one dance before my body would be giving up on me!
Enjoy as much as you can, as long as you can do it!

Days like These! said...

LMAO @---"Go to hell."

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT ;)

CarmenSinCity said...

I went dancing just a few weekends ago and I was so freaking tired after like one dance! It wasnt pretty. I think old age is really setting in. I used to be able to dance my little ass off all night long - not anymore though. It's embarassing!!

lisaq said...

Haha...a Russian folk dance? And I missed it? Damn!

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

was he bipolar

and the next tim yawl crips, i mean roll try the vodka with the folk dance

Ms. Liryc said...

I love a girls night out at the club. But I realize that as I am getting older I can't take the high heel shoes as much as I used to. My feet start to hurt quicker and I feel like I am going to die if I don't take them off.

glad you had a good time. And you know that there had to be 1 fool in the club that danced like he had No sense! Happens all the time

catscratch said...

Less than 2 years ago I could dance all night.

The combination of beer, marriage and subsequent fried foods have taken their toll on my ability to go non-stop with out passing out.

Joe said...

lol.

Perhaps you should have joined the guy doing aerobics, Diva! ;)

So@24 said...

We call those "Dance Dance Revolution Guys".

The ones that are pouring gallons of sweat then they leave the floor

shorty said...

Sometimes Girlfriends are the best...Like that night.

Sounds like fun! Wish I could have seen it.

I know what you mean about dancing. Though, I feel that way, if I'm feeling the music, I can't tear myself away. Though the next day my legs and back are reminding me I'm not 21 anymore. Damn them!

nikki said...

LMAO@u huffing. sounds like you might need to get out more and work those dancing muscles out. :)

Durty Mo said...

Shoot! You did good cuz after 1 song I'm sittin down cuz my feet wouldda been BARKIN!

Moe Wanchuk said...

I love people that have the guts to approach others. I wish I could've done more of that in college, instead of HOPING some girl would come talk to me. Thank God one did....still married to her.

Ann(ie) said...

That is serious cardio, girl!!! I'm not sure I could last one song these days. =/ feh.

That girl said...

I think the guy on the dance floor with all the moves might be my cousin! I've had to pretend not to know him when we're out in public...

Pageant Mom said...

I don't dance. It's safer for everyone (including, and especially ME) that way....

it makes me wax sentimental a bit though (no clubbing for old married ladies LOL) for one of my favorite bar games.

Whenever a guy came up and asked my name I would give him something like "Gretchen Ethel Boobot" or "Gertrusa Renee" etc. Then almost immediately I would get defensive (they always looked shocked) I would ask them to buy drinks for me and all my friends to make up for the insult of not liking my name....

Worked every, single, stinkin time. Not only did we get drinks, but it pretty much ran the guy off to boot (which was the goal LOL)

Lys said...

Girl, I can sympathize - you have no idea. I went out with the crew on Sat. and when we were dancing, they were like "I Know Lys was drunk cuz she was dancing with those damn shoes".

Well, at least when we all go out we have fun, right? Plus dancing + heels = Cardio.

Sandi McBride said...

Diva Hon, I'm worried about your lack of air intake...perhaps you need to go take a walk everyday till you've worked up to five miles a day...I would do that, but I'm lazy...it's easier to go with the oxygen mask...have more fun next time out, okay? Try not to kill anyone.
Hugs
Sandi

Slick said...

Should've eaten your Wheaties, girl.

You wanna see someone who can dance? Fill me up with about 10 beers and a couple of shot and I'm like the world's greatest dancer.

soumynona said...

Personally, it sounds like you just need a little loving. Is there a better way to stay in shape =>
j/king - You had me rolling with this one =>

imbeingheldhostage said...

SO funny! Holy cow, I'm about to start snorting. I have complained for nearly 12 years that my husband doesn't take me dancing and the first time he finally does, I was like you-- needing oxygen. That was humiliating. :-)

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Damn....the same thing happened to me! Getting older is a beyotch!

abbagirl74 said...

You survived way longer than I would have been able to. Folk dancing? Weirdo...

Eb the Celeb said...

lmao @ the convo btwn you and crazy!

aoc gold said...

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(1)

How do you like to go up in a swing,

Up in the air so blue?

Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing

Ever a child can do.

(2)

Up in the air and over the wall,

Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all

Over the countryside

(3)

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Down on the roof so brown
Up in the air I go flying again

Up in the air and down!
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