The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

I'm Wise to You...

      Yeah, you can try to hide your fascination with my gracefulness, but it's no use. I know it. You can't lie. Don't bother. You are obsessed with my dancing ability. I've even heard you say, "Sioux, your dancing is unlike any dancing I've ever seen." Remarks like that make me bust my buttons with pride...


      
      Over the years I've endured grueling dance lessons from the best of the best--Elaine Marie Benes.  In case you've just crawled out from under a rock, check out one of her stellar performances. After decades of practice and recitals, I've reached the pinnacle of dancer-hood--now I'm resting on my cellulite-riddled butt laurels... 

      And check out my story in Sasee magazine. It details my climb to the top--of the heap (it's a pile of something, that's for sure).



16 comments:

  1. Congratulations, Sioux. This story is heartfelt and heart warming. Love it!

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    1. Linda--Thanks. It was also "reheated" and spiced up by the WWWPs...

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  2. Perfectly awesome story, Sioux. I left a message there, as well. :)

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    1. Lisa--Thanks. Your grammy days will come...

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  3. I read your story, Sioux, and loved it. You dance up a storm, girl!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

    P.S. Heading over to the Sasee website to leave a comment for you.

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    1. Pat--Thank you, but I like the world too much to dance in public. I will spare everyone the sight of me boogie-oogie-oogie-ing...

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  4. Unfortunately, internet connection issues prevent me from enjoying Elaine's thumbs and little kicks. But at least tonight I can leave a comment. Add me to the list of fans of your Sasee piece. I can't believe you did not title it "Cellulite-Riddled Butt Laurels." Such a catchy phrase to go to waste.

    I'm sure your granddaughter would be the first to say that your dancing was real, and it was spectacular. Some might even call it breathtaking.

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    1. Val--It was definitely breathtaking. In fact, I heard a sharp intake of breath from the other two adults, the minute I started dancing and prancing across the room. I'm assuming that is because they were SO impressed...

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  5. What's your timetable for world domination?

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    1. Shay--Look for my dance video to go viral, like the "Pracercise" one...That will be my first step.

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  6. Great story. An out-of-town friend was in, who's also a writer, and I had the print copy of Sasee on my table. She read your story and she said, "Is Sioux part of your critique group?" And I said, "Yes." And she said, "She has me hooked with the first paragraph." She loved the article too!

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  7. Lynn--Thanks for the double compliment. Of course, that story was greatly improved after it got critiqued by the WWWPs.

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  8. I really liked your story in Sasee, Sioux (Sasee Sioux-has a nice ring to it). I'm also moved to dance but lack ability. The kitchen dancing with your babies struck a chord. The kitchen is where most of my dancing takes place, and often there are children involved.

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  9. CC-Thanks. Sasee Sioux? Most people who know me give me a different nickname than "sassy," but I'll take anything that's relatively sweet and PC when I can get it.

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  10. I'd like to see the video of Sioux, but that writing is as graceful as it gets. Congratulations!

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    1. Tammy--Thanks, but no, you would NOT want to see me following in the footsteps of the great Elaine Benes. It ain't pretty in the least...

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