March 11, 2006

No Go Go For Me

My husband and I had a dinner party to attend tonight. We sat at a table of people whose acquaintance we had not made before, but we’re flexible, got to know them, and really had a WONDERFUL time.

But something odd occurred.

There was a live band and with this band came two tall thin, raven haired dancers. The first half of the dinner, they were dressed in long black pants with fringy halter tops. They were curvy women, professional dancers, but not those stick thin types. Let’s think Solid Gold Dancer type. Curvy and they could move. They had the men’s attention, I feel certain. These women were smokin’ sexy.

So my husband is speaking to this tall elegant blonde woman sitting at our table and I hear, “But she could pull it off. Your wife could do that, no doubt. She’s the only one in this room that could do it.”

Now I’m wondering… what?

I looked over and she said, “Those Go Go Dancers. You could do that. You’d fit right in.”

Now I look back at these tall, thin, curvy, exotic women and I look down at my 5’2” self, my small oak tree shapeless frame wearing a simple black velvet cocktail dress with my simple black velvet wrap, wearing my hair down as my husband likes it, but slightly pulled off my face, and I’m not seeing it. Not at all. I dress very conservatively and I come across that way.

I looked back at her and said, “I don’t look like that. I don’t move like that. I’ve NEVER looked like that…” and she said, “It’s all self perception. You could do that and fit right in. You just don’t see yourself that way.”

OK, I’m going to give her the benefit of admitting that few of us really perceive ourselves the way the rest of the world does, but I’m here to tell you folks, it has nothing to do with self perception. I don’t look ANYTHING like those raven haired exotic women they had on the dance floor. NOTHING.

And so I spent a good portion of the night, and am obviously still doing so, trying to figure out what in the hell she was keying off of. I’m so not seeing it. The only thing I can think of is that I have dark hair and was 20 years younger than just about everyone in attendance. I don't think those attributes put me on a list of potential Go Go Dancers, though. I really don't.

And I'm telling you now, Mo is laughing at the thought!

Posted by Boudicca at March 11, 2006 10:18 PM | TrackBack

I can see the banner now: It's BOU THE GO GO

Posted by: GUYK at March 12, 2006 07:49 AM

Well, as you said, you were about 20 years younger than anyone else in the room. That in itself puts you nearer to being the Go Go dancer than anyone else *grin*. But also, you move well - all that karate training, all that exercising, gives you a fluidity that isn't there for someone who doesn't move around. So, even if you can't dance, just the look of the way you move would make her think that. Plus, I'd be willing to bet that you were the best looking lady there - including the dancers.

But I'm just picturing you as a Go Go dancer... ROFL!!!

Posted by: Teresa at March 12, 2006 11:34 AM

Teresa- I think I move more like a man. I'm not so feminine. Plus, these women were Latin and they were beautiful as Latin women are. Very curvy. I've never had the words exotic, curvy, or voluptous used when describing me, for sure. I get 'Brainy' or 'cute'. But, maybe you're right. I mean who knows. Perhaps there is some fluidity from all the Martial Arts training.

Good Grief. There's no way in hell I'd be caught in one of those get ups! After three kids and surgery? Blech! The men wouldn't have been staring. They'd have been horrified!

Posted by: Bou at March 12, 2006 02:43 PM

What do you mean your not exotic.

Jimmy James thought you were exotic. Heck he thought you were Chinese.....(had to do it)

And I have always thought of you as feminine, you do not "move like a man", at least not a straight


Posted by: P'cola Titan at March 12, 2006 10:32 PM

You could do it! Maybe we could get Mo to join you.

Posted by: Denny at March 12, 2006 10:32 PM

.. damn, Denny.. now that IS a thought..... I've got a LOT of dollar bills around here somewhere..... and with Mo giving it a shimmy too?..... perish the thought... we'd have heart attacks and die before our times.... you a heart-attacked cripple and me a stroked-out retard.... it'd be the death of both of us...

... and Titan, you have the insight, bro.... lay it on.... and do not spare the horses... spill, man... spill.... tell us the Chinese story...

Posted by: Eric at March 12, 2006 11:14 PM

Hey, oak trees can dance. Ever seen one in a wind storm?

Posted by: Ogre at March 13, 2006 07:43 AM

PT- Ack! Jim Jim. Holy crap. What a lunatic. And yeah, not a straight man! But I guess it comes down to perception. I've just always seen myself as more masculine that feminine, which is the case in personality, so it bleeds over into my perception of my physical self.

Denny- Mo is probably saying, "There is much I would do for Denny, but even THAT is too much!" LOL!

Eric- Oh he's talking about that story from when I was in High School. Good Lord. PT has NO STORIES FOR YOU!!!! HEH!

Ogre- And that would be about what it looked like if I danced. Not a good sight.

Posted by: Bou at March 13, 2006 12:12 PM

too much information here......

however an 18 month deployment and a couple drinks, even with 20 extra pounds you can pretend!


(We will never speak of this outside of here again)

Posted by: armywifetoddlermom at March 14, 2006 01:11 PM

It ain't what you look like. It's your attitude and the moves that sell it. Ok, maybe looks are part of it, but not more than 30%. I'm positive you've got that covered. Now shake your grove thing baby! :P

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