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My Lindy Hop (swing dance) birthday jam, which included a dance with Sharon Ashe (of Paul and Sharon)
This past Thursday was the beginning of my birthday weekend, or more specifically, the celebration time of my Bodaciously Binary Birthday (#100000).

It began with a birthday jam for me (and other b-day boys and girls) at the 9:20 Special, a very popular weekly local swing dance event.

In this fun photo — taken by Darren Holloway — I’m dancing with the amazing Sharon Ashe, of the highly respected swing dance instructor couple Paul and Sharon. These two have done quite a bit to spread Lindy Hop skillz and love around the world. As you can imagine, it’s a bit intimidating, but a thrill nonetheless to dance with her 😀

As if dancing with Sharon was not enough, as part of my birthday jam I had the distinct pleasure of dancing with nearly a dozen other talented and attractive women over the course of a song… as well as the opportunity to dance with a couple of very talented guys who braved following with me 😀

I still have two more jams to go this weekend, along with a couple of birthday meals and an ice skating outing. Yeah, yeah, I know, it may seem a little obnoxious to extend my birthday out like this, but hey, I’m still a kid at heart. Sometimes more really is better. 😀

2 comments… add one
  • Anita Rowland May 17, 2003

    Pamie was the first one I ran across who had birthday weeks, but I’ve since heard of others. why not? takes the pressure off the birthday!

    http://www.pamie.com/apr03/07april03.html

  • Matt Hendrickson May 18, 2003

    When I turn 32, I expect nothing less than a statue erected in my honor 😀

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