May 15, 2011

Flash Mob!

Yesterday, Bones and I participated in a Flash Mob! It took me awhile to convince him to do it with me... well... he is shrewd. I ultimately had to buy him dinner. (My older boys were with Scouts and I made my husband go away for the weekend to decompress with his cousins and to visit his Dad's sister... who is 82 and not been well. No regrets... )

Anyway, the tutorial came out online with the 30 seconds of the dance moves and a girlfriend said to me in a panic, "How are we supposed to learn this dance?"

Ever the mathematician, and never the dancer, I said to her, "Oh, I broke it down. I noticed everything is in beats of four and it's symmetrical. If it's not right then left, it's front then back. We just have to be able to remember those few things we have to do in beats of four..."

She seemed relieved. She also seemed kind of surprised I'd broken it down. For me, life is about patterns. If I can see the pattern, I can usually traverse it.

It's when chaos abounds that I don't function well. And since chaos is my life... well... we won't get into my life and functionality...

Anyway, so this is the Flash Mob and you can see Bones IMMEDIATELY. He took off with his friend. Mr. "I don't want to do this" had an absolute blast and found one of his best friends there.

At the VERY opening, look to the upper left corner and there are two little boys just milling around, one in a green shirt and one in turquoise skinny jeans and a black tshirt. Bones is in... the turquoise skinny jeans.

We were supposed to look like we were blending and doing our thing. That's what Bones is doing.

Yes. I'm in there. I can be seen occasionally, wearing olive green shorts and a black tshirt... I have a white bag in my hand. I was supposed to blend... remember? Sometimes I take things too literally... If I appear, I'm in the lower right, starting around 46 seconds, off and on.

Posted by Boudicca at May 15, 2011 09:13 PM

What fun! I love flash mob dances! You are very brave....

Posted by: Mary at May 15, 2011 10:05 PM

Looks like too much fun.
I wanna be in a flash mob dance!!

Posted by: mom at May 15, 2011 10:30 PM

Oops forgot to mention it was a great idea to carry a white bag. First, it made you look like you were shoping and next it made it easier to find you:)

Posted by: mom at May 15, 2011 10:48 PM

looking good Momma, first off, I found you straight off, and had trouble finding bones, because it seems everyone had turquoise on!! What fun! Glad you did it together!

Posted by: awtm at May 16, 2011 12:00 AM

Loved it! Who ever took the video had a great place to watch it.

Posted by: vwbug at May 16, 2011 04:45 AM

how fun!
and you were very visible. I had to watch a second time to find Bones.

Posted by: wRitErsbLock at May 16, 2011 09:18 AM

That's wonderful! And you are very brave... ;)

Posted by: pam at May 16, 2011 09:54 AM

I thought it was a blast. I think my favorite part of the video is hearing the folks laughing as they watch and tape! I had planned to be in the back, but while looking for Bones, since he'd escaped like the dog he is, I was in the wrong position when we rushed forward and I got stuck in front. You'll notice I'm in the back for the 2nd half. I managed to migrate...

Posted by: Bou at May 16, 2011 03:07 PM

Excellent! Glad you had a good time.

Posted by: Mrs. Who at May 16, 2011 10:12 PM

Bou, I see you dead center at 1:46 ... kind of hard to miss.

... and Bones manages to stay right in the middle of the action.

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Posted by: uvxuikteenq at May 17, 2011 04:48 PM

Love love LOVED it - and agree with "mom" the white bag made you super easy to find! Have just added "participte in a flash mob" to my bucket list. Glad you enjoyed it! xx

Posted by: Shaz at May 18, 2011 05:53 PM

Finally got a chance to watch it. Took me a little time but I finally found you and Bones. LOL. Looks like it was a blast.

Posted by: Teresa at May 20, 2011 10:58 PM