Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Swing Kids:Take Two

It is Wednesday night, once again so Heather and I headed off to Swing Kids. Last week was very successful for the two of us. We learned a really neat move called the whirly-bird and we both danced with a bunch of different fellows. In fact, Heather found herself a pretty dancer boy named Ryan! She finds him completely beautiful (true, he is attractive...even more so because he can dance well). For an entire week the both of us couldn't WAIT for Swing Kids to come around again. Heather ran into pretty dancer boy (which is what we call Ryan now) on her way home from theater. He remembered her and told her he'd be at Swing kids this week! She was very very very excited. I was terribly excited for Swing Kids because Elliott, the boy from my dance class, had walked with me for a few days and we'd been talking about going swing dancing. He even had mentioned wanting to go get ice cream or something before, so yes. I was very excited.

Well, then came tonight and ice cream didn't happen (probably because we never planned it) and it was slightly disappointing, but I got over it. Heather and I went to Swing Kids and we learned the basic steps all over again (much more poorly taught today). After the hour of instruction, the both of us were still looking for the two guys to arrive. So we poked our heads into the country dancing room and didn't find them. Soooo we went back to Swing Kids and bounced around and Heather danced with this one guy, while I danced with another guy who asked me to teach him the Lindy Hop. I really don't know too much about Lindy, I just dance. I'm not any good at teaching people. Buuut, I figured I might be able to teach him how to do the whirly-bird. So we tried and we managed to practically do it once. Unfortunately when we went to do it again, he tried to spin me the wrong way, so it jerked me back and my neck snapped and pinched a nerve.
Wow. I have never felt anything that painful shoot through my head and neck in an instant. I don't think he really realized for a few minutes how much that really hurt. I tried telling the guy that I pinched a nerve and I had to sit down, but he just wanted to dance! So I walked away pressing my fingers to my neck and drank practically my entire bottle of water and wanted to die. The guy, whose name I promptly forgot after he told it to me, crouched on the floor next to me, despite my insistance that I would be fine in about ten minutes. Eventually he left and Heather and I spent most of the time sitting outside of the dance while I curled up in a ball and clutched the back of my head. It hurt really bad. I still have the most incredible headache ever. My leg even started aching for a while there. Weird.
The two boys never showed up.
I have no idea where Ryan was, but I talked to Elliott on facebook. He had a softball game so I guess he's pardoned for the evening.

What a night.
And now it's off to study so I can be pepared for my exam tomorrow and for my lit class!

1 comment:

miriam said...

that pinched nerve sounds awful! not that i can really relate too much, but i got two super-steroid shotsin my hip to help me with a really bad asthma attack (long story) last week and afterwards my hip HURT!!! and i all i could do was writhe around on the floor afterwards. so i can kind of relate to your super intense pain. and i am so, so sorry.
in honor of your being a college girl, i am not going to get all uper-protective sister and start to hate elliot and ryan-pretty-dancer on behalf of you and heather. instead, i hope things work out next week and you do get ice cream.