Let’s be honest people, times have been tough, but I wouldn’t worry too much -- there are still many things that are just plain AWESOME! With the wedding around the corner Ellie and I have been working on her ballroom dancing. (As you can imagine my skills are already polished and ready for the D-floor, but there is always room for improvement, right Bro?) So I got to thinking, and realized that we should all take a note from Napoleon Dynamite -- dancing is FREE and very Awesome.
We’re not the first ones to figure this out. People have been getting down for quite a while now. Were you aware that dancing can be traced to prehistoric times? They found paintings of people busting moves as early as 3300 BC. Moonwalk anyone? So strap on your dancing shoes and let’s talk about the art form of getting jiggy with it...
Keep your dance moves venue-appropriate. You don’t want to show up to a black tie affair and try and impress with a crip-walk (no offense to all you C-walkers). Conversely, I don’t think many of the ladies at your local dance club would like to join you in a foxtrot or rumba. Am I right ladies? So keep aware of your surroundings.
Forget about the cheesy moves. The Macarena has come, and gone, we all have to deal with the guilt in our own way. (I know it still haunts my dreams. Hey Macarena!!) But let’s try and learn from our mistake -- Morgan, I am looking at you. Forget about the electric slide, the shopping cart, the lawn mower, the robot, the cabbage patch, the worm, the running man and of course the feared… hokey pokey. Need I say more? NOT Awesome. Stick to the basics baby.
Help the wallflower. Listen, everyone deserves the chance to shake their money-makers, but some are more shy than others. So, if you are out there movin’ and groovin’ and you see someone looking sad and sitting on the sidelines, step up, be awesome, and extend a helping hand, they just might blow your mind.
- Awesome out
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