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Dance Dance Revolution

Thursday, October 9th, 2008

Soooo, I’m pretty settled into my job now. Still loving it, thanks for asking. I’m really learning a lot and getting so much out of it. Meanwhile I have been itching to do new things, as you know. I’ve got plenty up my sleeve, but I want to tell you about something that is very, very exciting to me.

Across from my office building is a dance studio. I see kids hanging out there, hear music blasting and we have an office-sponsored yoga class there every Friday at lunchtime that I like to attend. I have just found out they offer beginner hip hop dance classes every Wednesday for $12/hour class. I was apprehensive of course at first, but last night on my way home I passed the studio window and decided. No doubt in my mind. I am going to be a dancer.

Having zero to minimal dance training (ballet for figure skating as a kid and a brief stint in a breakdancing crew at university – Inverted Gravity whut?!) I don’t have any lofty aspirations for greatness or So You Think You Can Dance Canada. It just looks SO fun, don’t it? I love watching it so much and it would be so neat to learn how to move like that. I need the exercise and more importantly some rhythm, movement, excitement in my life. And thus, after I get my wisdom teeth out next Wednesday I will celebrate my recovery one week later by dancing like no one’s watching. I’m beside myself with excitement.

BNMI Social Media Workshop

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

This would be so amazing to go to:

Digital Media Connects Us: How Social Media is Enabling Business, Relationships, Entertainment and Play

The Banff Centre, in partnership with Digital Alberta, will present the Social Media Workshop. Set amid the Rocky Mountains at The Banff Centre, this two day workshop looks at social media and how it is changing the way we do business. Participants will look at case studies and complete group activities, analyzing each company and product, from conceptual development to market implementation. The successes and challenges that each company has experienced will be discussed.

The BNMI does it right. Go to their site for more info.