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Really Thanksgiving festive now. [Nov. 23rd, 2010|09:07 am]
Marissa Lingen
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I went to Byerly's at 6:30 this morning to buy fresh green vegetables and fruit, timprov having done most of the week's shopping earlier to avoid the crowds.

There may have been an extensive cheese and hummus incident, but let us draw a curtain of discretion over that.

Every single Byerly's employee I saw praised my wisdom for being there at that hour.

This was particularly restrained of the ones of them who saw me shaking my groove thang and cart to the song on the store speakers, which was "She Blinded Me With Science."

I mean. I know they didn't do it just for me. But the store was empty; they may as well have. And I come from a long line of dancers-in-the-grocery-store. (Previous generations have mostly waltzed, however.) (It is difficult to waltz by oneself to "She Blinded Me With Science.") (I did not try.)

From this you can tell that I was feeling well enough to do all of the above. Changes are coming, so this may not last, but for this morning I will seize it with both hands and do a little flare move every time the synthesizer hits SCIence. And now go drink my ginger tea.

[User Picture]From: mamapduck
2010-11-23 03:17 pm (UTC)
If you ever get tired of those boys you live with you can come to California and be my love muffin.
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-11-23 04:25 pm (UTC)
I am imagining you explaining this to your husband: "No! It's nothing off-color! She just dances around to 'She Blinded Me With Science'...and occasionally has cheese incidents...wherein we respect her privacy...uh...."
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From: orbitalmechanic
2010-11-23 03:21 pm (UTC)
I expect you were poetry in motion.
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[User Picture]From: columbina
2010-11-23 08:19 pm (UTC)
Damn it, beaten to the exact thought.
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[User Picture]From: careswen
2010-11-23 03:26 pm (UTC)
I quite approve, too.

mmerriam and I have a tradition of, anytime or anywhere our "first dance" song comes on, dropping whatever we're doing and dancing. So of course we've been caught doing so in many a grocery store aisle and even the occasional parking lot.
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[User Picture]From: txanne
2010-11-23 03:33 pm (UTC)
...is that where Ivan's friend Vorrutyer got his name?

I sing in the grocery store all the time, especially when it's '80s synth-pop. I wasn't alone in Austin, but I get funny looks here. (This town needs more eccentrics. I'm doing a public service.)
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[User Picture]From: von_krag
2010-11-23 03:55 pm (UTC)
So I can blame you and Miss Sakamoto, ehh?
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-11-23 04:07 pm (UTC)
It's difficult to waltz to anything you might hear in the grocery store, being that you need 3/4 time. Perchance your lineage are talented at adding some kind of extra step, rest, or wiggle on the fourth beat for waltzing to pop tunes and muzak?
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-11-23 04:32 pm (UTC)
No, my folks do wait until it's something in 3/4.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-11-23 04:37 pm (UTC)
Phew! What a relief. I mean, I try to be open minded and all, but, well, you know.
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[User Picture]From: zelda888
2010-11-24 07:00 am (UTC)
Tommy James and the Shondells, "Sweet Cherry Wine." (Picture me waltzing down the streets of Pittsburgh.) The Proclaimers, "Sunshine on Leith." The 3/4 pop tunes are rare, but they do exist...

When seized by a desire to waltz, when only 4/4 pop tunes are available, a two-step will often suffice.
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[User Picture]From: cathshaffer
2010-11-24 01:01 pm (UTC)
Most country music is 3/4, but we don't hear that much in grocery stores in my area.
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[User Picture]From: eposia
2010-11-23 04:11 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear of healing progress, even if it is still in flux overall! And yay for dancing in grocery stores, I'm fond of it myself.
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[User Picture]From: miz_hatbox
2010-11-23 04:22 pm (UTC)
Wonderful news. So glad to hear it.

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[User Picture]From: miz_hatbox
2010-11-23 05:01 pm (UTC)
I saw "cheese" and "incident" in the same sentence and my first thought was, They play String Cheese Incident on the Muzak? Oh man, I wish I had a Byerly's near me...
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[User Picture]From: mrissa
2010-11-23 06:00 pm (UTC)
No, no. The cheese incident was...well...let us say that I have not counted the kinds of cheese I brought home. But it was more than the hummus, and we have five kinds of hummus now.
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[User Picture]From: miz_hatbox
2010-11-23 06:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, is that all? We have 3 kinds of hummus in our fridge. We're out of baba ghanoush, but I'm about to fix that.

If the deli counter people don't post your picture behind the counter with an "Only 1 sample to this person" notice, you're probably doing okay.
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[User Picture]From: dichroic
2010-11-23 06:05 pm (UTC)
Yay for the number of things I count in that there blurb that indicate a Steady Mrissa!
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From: lynnal
2010-11-23 07:12 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know what you mean about grocery store music. One time badger2305 and I were grocery shopping with Mike Ford and we started dancing in the aisles. I think it was to "Itty Bitty Teeny-weeny Yellow Polka-dot Bikini". He suddenly had to look for something he had forgotten in the previous aisle. Funny how he found it right when the song ended. :) No one should be surprised that people dance when they play music.
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[User Picture]From: shweta_narayan
2010-11-23 08:59 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: pameladean
2010-11-23 10:47 pm (UTC)
What an extremely satisfactory entry.

Not that you wrote it for that purpose, but it's a good side effect, so to speak.

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[User Picture]From: haddayr
2010-11-24 05:29 am (UTC)
oh this post made me so happy

la la la la la
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