I started blogging in 2007, and since then I have tried a few different software platforms. Eventually I settled on WordPress. Having tried it in the past, I wasn’t entirely impressed, but newer versions have made great strides toward being more usable and stable.
I started dancing when I came to college in 2000. I still remember the first time I went. A friend of mine who lived on the same floor of the dorms was always telling me about her ballroom dancing class, and on one particular Sunday evening, she stopped by my room. It turns out she had heard about a weekly swing night on Sundays, and she was planning to go. She asked if I wanted to join her, and I am not ashamed to say that after seeing her dressed up for dancing, I was certainly interested. What can I say? She looked good.
In late 2007, I met someone. She was a few years younger than me (or so I thought), but I was enraptured by her. She was a swing dancer, like me, and we met at a typical Saturday swing night at Louis & Company. But what started out as a typical night became the beginning of a saga that still has me wondering on a daily basis just what I did to deserve such a wonderful person in my life.
I haven’t been writing every day like I wanted, but that’s ok. I don’t have much to write about today, or much time to do it, so I will just post this. This is a poem set to music that I sang in high school. The first time I performed this was the summer after I lost a good friend to cancer. Two years later, I directed the same piece in the final choir concert of my high school years.
As most of you know, Genuine Imitation’s first big concert of the year was last week. In all, the performance went quite well. We ran out of programs, meaning we had at least 200 people show up, which is awesome! Our set list felt a little short, but we managed something like 8 or so songs, so it wasn’t too brief.