Tuesday, February 23, 2010

The Fling! And yet another blogfest!

Well, I took part in the Whoops! Blogfest, hosted by Laurel, and I think that it was a lot of fun! I enjoyed reading the other entries and also (quickly) writing my own.

And now, I have yet another blogfest to admit to have joining! (I sure hope I remember all of the ones I've signed up for, now.) Jon Paul is hosting a Drunk at First Sight Blogfest! And I signed up! And, of course, I have nothing to enter...

From his blog, here are suggestions for taking part.
2)  Write a new scene or short story, or dust off an old one, about a love/relationship situation that also includes one or more of the following elements:
     ---St. Paddy's Day as important event or setting
     ---Use of Ireland or anything Irish as a setting or prop
     ---An alcohol related event (party, hangover, cocktails, AA meeting, etc.)

You know, I just had a thought of something I could use a scene from...

Anyway, the other big news in my life right now is that I will be learning part of the Highland Fling. Seriously. Via Youtube. Oh, dear.

You see, it started because a gal at work and a guy at work made a deal with each other that one would do the Fling if the other would play the bagpipes...and I got sucked right in. Because they know it's easy to suck me in, I guess. And because I love to dance. And to learn new dances, thank heavens! Because I certainly don't know how to do any Flinging, other than of my arms up into the air and sometimes, of small, harmless objects at other people. Only occasionally, mind you.

But hey--if I can belly dance, ballroom dance, and teach a hip-hop exercise class (though it's been a while, and I had some help with the choreography), I can totally learn to do a Highland Fling...right?

So, I guess we are all set up to do a SCOTTISH Highland Fling for St. Patrick's Day!

8 comments:

Amalia T. said...

I am totally signed up.

Just Another Sarah said...

Yay!

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

I signed up for Jon's fest, too. I think is sounds like fun. I'll be looking for your dancing vlog. ;)

Stephanie Thornton said...

A dancing vlog would be fun! I just realized I don't have any drunken scenes in my books. But I might have to remedy that- my new protagonist is a bit of a while child!

laurel said...

I think I will have to sit out the drunk fest, but will be cheering you all on.

When you get a moment, could you pop by my blog and let me know where you heard about the Whoops! Blogfest? I'd promised a prize to my best shout-out helper, but I can't figure out who to thank. Gracias!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Oh, and I left you an award at my blog. :)

Just Another Sarah said...

A vlog? Hmm...I'm not so sure about that! I don't think the other ladies would be up for it, anyway. (I may or may not include myself in that grouping!) But I'll consider it...

WhisperingWriter said...

Woohoo!