I’m going to let you in on a little secret, some of you may know this already but for those of you who don’t, I need to confess that am not very good at knowing/remembering song titles or lyrics. And by not very good I mean I am horrible at it. I am a little embarrassed to even admit this but for a long time I thought the chorus to “I’m every woman” was “Climb every mountain”…if you listen to Chaka Khan closely, I think you should be able to hear it…right?
This morning Nadim was blasting the tunes as usual and a song from my past reminded me of this hip hop dance that our junior high students learned during the dance unit…not waltzing for our kids…line dances, jives, and hip-hop, it was a blast! Anyway, back to my story, as the beats played from Nadim’s speaker and I was having some newbies sign the waiver form I was grooving to the music and struck a superman pose. I’m sure our newbie was wondering what strange company she’d just met and Nadim just shook his head. I proceeded to share that it was from the hip hop dance that I was taught. I was then schooled by both Nadim and the newbie that it isn’t a superman pose that is struck during Crank That (which I also just found the official title of after serving for Soldier Man). Honest mistake though right? At least they actually say Superman in the lyrics. I also learned that Nadim knows the Soulja Boy dance so next time we have an NP Talent Showcase we need him to show us his moves!
I share this story because I think it represents something that we stand for at NP. That it is ok, even encouraged, to be a little goofy, to laugh at yourself, to make a mistake, to get weird, to just put yourself out there and know that we love you exactly as you are! Let’s have fun, let’s sweat and let’s break out the dance party every now and then.
Have a great weekend my friends!
(Don’t forget Running Room is offering an NP Shopping Day this Saturday (March 4th) from 9:30 AM to 6:00 PM at their 109th Street and Kinsmen Locations. NP Members can save 25% off regular priced footwear, apparel, and accessories and 10% off previously marked down items, electronics, and nutrition.)
Saturday – Running Room VIP Shop Day
Monday – Ball Diamonds near Telus Field
Wednesday – Royal Glenora Stairs
Friday – Walterdale Hill
Until next time…SMILE! J