June 08, 2004

Fun in the Sun—And Out

I went to Leo Carillo Beach today (Monday) with some friends who were in town briefly before heading off to England to live for a year. I'll miss them, but it was nice to see them for a little while.

I've decided that that was my last hurrah before diving into my current proofreading project, due at the end of the week. This means I won't be going out to see Reagan's coffin tomorrow. That's the bad news. The good news?—the husband and I are planning to get out there sometime after the President is buried, say in a couple of months. After the crowds have died down. We can look around, then, and I'll pay my respects at that time. Because I suspect Reagan would have wanted me to meet my deadline.

Last Saturday night I was at a wedding reception with my spouse and a lot of old friends, many of whom go back with me 10, 15, 20, 25 years. We danced and I described the scene today for the good professor, who knows some of the players. I explained that at one point I found myself on the floor with Mr. Linguistics—a classical-only guy—who was attempting to dance by moving only his hands.

"Move your hips," I told him. "Your hips. Important."

After that what he was doing started to resemble Actual Dancing almost as much as my own efforts, though I don't delude myself that I can dance any more than I can sing.

The professor reminded me of a time several of us had met in a Berkeley alternative nightclub and danced in our own free-form ways to some African fusion music back in the 80s.

"We were all bad," he told me. "But out of all of us, you enjoyed it the most."

I do. I can't explain it, but I do love to move.

And now I'm sunburned and ready to do things less fun and flashy—but more lucrative.

Even a messy life full of frustrations has its moments of joy.

Posted by Attila at June 8, 2004 02:25 AM
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Ronald Reagan is now in Hell with Adolph Hitler. They had so much in common. Victimizing groups of certain social classes, exploiting them and killing them. I am glad that Reagan suffered for his sins! A slow and agonizing death was suited for his kind.
Reagan declared a war on the working class-which is the same as slavery once was-we still suffer the crap from his warped mind to this day. I hope that with every lash of the wip of a firery hell that he is now experincing reminds him of hos condemed soul of the evil he has wrought upon millions of people that he victimized during is rien of terroro for 8 hellish years!!!!!!!

Posted by: Iversin at June 8, 2004 11:17 PM


Ronald Reagan is now burning in Hell with Adolph Hitler-they had so much in common. Declaring war on certain social classes. Reganism destroyed so many lives and caused the deaths of countless people! Let the Reagan/Hitler death celebrations begin!!!!

Posted by: Iversin at June 8, 2004 11:24 PM


I'm going to go out on a limb, Iversin, and hazard a guess: you don't live in Eastern Europe . . . ?

Posted by: Attila Girl at June 8, 2004 11:40 PM




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