Posts Tagged ‘dance’

Just Dance 2 for the wii

February 10, 2011

This is what my husband received for his 44th birthday…. a dance video game.  There could not have been a more perfectly suited gift for my dance-loving husband.  He might even learn some new moves to add to the only two that he’s been doing for at least the 25 years I’ve known him.  He is mildly addicted already.  He’s even got the top score on several songs!  And with our eyesight starting to make tiny script undecipherable, the front of this game actually looks like it’s for AGES 40+.  Perfect.

Not only is it teaching dance moves to my husband, but it’s teaching English to our little girl, who is trying desperately to learn English.  We have been home from Colombia for seven weeks now, and she is saying more and more sentences in English every day!  Her words could definitely be labeled Spanglish!  Half and half to the core, mi dulce niña!  The only problem with learning English from a dancing video game is that if you don’t know the words… you make them up.  And when you are making them up from a VERY limited supply of English words that you have learned in 11 weeks, it’s quite entertaining!  Here is my favorite:

Hot Stuff by Donna Summer now sounds like a dinner order at Macaroni Grill:  “Lookin’ for some pasta baby this evenin’. I need some pasta baby tonight …. pa pa pa pa pa-sta-a.”

So cute!

Elvis is in the House

February 28, 2008


I believe this is how Elvis got his start, with homemade double-neck, cardboard guitars with yarn straps.  Not to mention the double breasted blazer that is 4 sizes too small…. well, Elvis did wear his outfits about 25 lbs. too long before getting newer, bigger, flashier, peacock-studded ones.  Thank God for stretchy polyester.

When I uttered the words, “Take a bath and get your jams on,” I truly did not see this coming.  Keeve usually only wears pj bottoms, but the mohawk, blazer and guitar did bring a much needed smile to my face after a long day.  Keeve is our rock star.  His Christmas list included: cardboard, spray paint and sharpie pens.  Cheaper than an X-box!  He has mass-produced his stylistic cardboard guitars…. triangular, mini, 25 string, 3 and 4 necks, keyboards (yes, on the guitar) and many more that have slipped my mind.  Most of them are hanging on his bed post… readily available for upcoming airband concerts.

We haven’t figured out exactly what Keeve’s TAG (talents, abilities, gifts) is yet, but I surmise it involves hard rock, head-banging, guitar-vibrating, blast-your-mother’s-ears-out music.  Oh, and lest we forget Keeve’s talent of dancing “the worm.” Remember the Evolution of Dance on You-Tube?  He memorized all the moves and improved a few of them.  I think being double-jointed aids his dance moves.

Yesterday Keeve went on itunes and found a clip of Elvis’ famous Hunka Hunka Burnin’ Love…. he played it so many times that we were all singing it ALL day and even in our sleep.  Glad that’s over.  I can’t wait to see how he perfects this “talent” in his teenage years.  Thank God, those foamy, bright orange earplugs are free at the airport where Rick works.