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embarrassing rituals

I mentioned private dancing before, but I must confess now that this has become somewhat of a ritual for me now, especially when things are particularly stressful or overwhelming. I highly recommend private dancing! But don't tell anyone about it (like I'm doing now) lest you be mocked. I'm used to being mocked, so it doesn't bother me as much.


  • Close door to office.
  • Play "ONE WEEK" from the Barenaked Ladies CD, STUNT.
  • Turn up volume.
  • Dance! Lots of flinging arms and jumping about and gyrating, don't worry about the's the unrestrained expended energy that counts.
  • Go back to work with a clearer mind and renewed purpose.

Photo today: With my Dominican Republic beaded hair!

re: blatherchat: hey, very cool that Scott & Amanda (visiting in UK) and Lissa & Phil (visiting in U.S.) have been able to blatherchat recently! And as Allison says, it's highly ironic that both sets of blatherchatters are visiting each other's countries. :-)

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