1) I went to the Y to exercise this morning. I hate to exercise, but I love to eat, so I make myself go. I do Zumba, this sort of dance aerobics thing, and I love it. Free form, I dance like Elaine from Seinfeld. I do okay, though, if there are steps I'm supposed to follow. Then I'm only a little Elaine-like.
Anyway. Zumba is I guess very "fusion" as far as dance styles. It's Latin, Bollywood, Hip Hop, all that mixed together. The instructor is this cute girl, good at all of it, but I have to wonder if she thinks it's funny, all these suburban soccer moms (and me, and I've mentioned how I dance) trying to do these hip-hop, salsa, belly-dancy kind of moves. (The belly dancing stuff is my favorite. I have a lot of hips to bump, though I can't shimmy worth a darn. Too uptight, I suspect.)
2) My friend Katherine from NTRWA and DFWWW is moving to Ohio next week. I has a sad. I mention this, because Ohio keeps coming up in random ways! It's synchronicity. Or a sign. I don't know. But it's freaking me out.
3) Lizzie isn't supposed to get snacks, but I can always tell when my Mom has been sneaking her yogurt, because she is the messiest eater in the world. She just trotted into the office with all her neck fur stuck together and yogurt in her ears. Gross. The least a grandmother could do is wash off the evidence.
4) I had a dream about my Dad this afternoon. (Yes, I had a nap, what about it?) I guess because I mentioned him in my thank yous at the Rita ceremony. You may notice a running theme in my books, that my protagonists tend to have special relationships with their Dads. Not a coincidence, I guess. (Though I'm changing it up with the new book. You'll have to find some other link between this character and yours truly. We've all got some corresponding quirk.)
Speaking of quirks-- I rolled the dice and picked a winner from the comments on my Wednesday blog on character. Oddly enough (more synchronicity!) it's Ailya, who wrote in with her question. Thanks for all the great comments, though. Lots of new people. Yay.
I'll leave you with a loldog, that made me smile.
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