Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What, me Tango?

For Christmas, I decided to spring for some dance lessons for my wife and I. She had been wanting dance lessons for the longest time, and I finally took the plunge.

I may regret that decision later today. We are scheduled to have our first dance lesson tonight.

Now, I had originally wanted to take either Tango or Salsa lessons, but luckily I did not have to choose which lessons. My wife chose Tango, and I'm glad. Well, actually, it doesn't matter because I'm certain to have no rhythm no matter what. I guess I'm just happy she didn't pick something that will completely humiliate me.

Because, you know, the tango is soooo easy...

I'm not a dancer. Let's get that clear.

I'm a runner. I'm a writer. I'm a joker. I'm a smoker. I'm a midnight toker... oh wait...

But seriously, I'm many things but DANCER is not one of them (and neither is smoker). So I answered The Killers' question right there, I'm HUMAN because I'm not DANCER.

I have a serious medical condition known as Two Left Feet. This hinders my ability to dance.

Having said that, of course, I'm going to try and approach this with... oh, who am I kidding? I'm looking forward to it only because I get to spend time with my wife. Also, this is a new experience for me and I will try my hardest to learn something.

I hope in time that I will look like this guy:

It's not likely. At least not anytime soon.

But wouldn't you have once said that about running a half-marathon and your desire and ability to do so?

Not the same thing...


ChristineM said...

You'll do fine! I love the, I mean watching people do the tango! :) Let us know how it goes...maybe I can convince hubby to try it! Good luck!

Lissaloo said...

Thanks for the chuckle :) You will do fine, learning to dance is more about being quick on your feet and paying attention than anything else. What an amazing thoughtful gift, good thinkin :)

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Have fun! Your wife will appreciate the effort, not the *amazing* dancing.

Willoughby said...

That sounds like so much fun! I've never done the Tango, and I'm not sure I could, but I do love to watch it. Have a great time!

Mtnhighmama said...

If you can walk you can dance tango! Really!

Try this's more what social tango looks like and WAY less intimidating.

Good Luck and Have Fun!

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