Saturday, January 31, 2009

colorado, earth, the milky way?

last night was a much needed girls' night out for me. i went dancing with my dear friend, lady a, co-founder of our official "dance club" trio (we sorely miss our third co-founder, chou, who is now dancing her way around canada). it was really the first full blown dance night for me since becoming pregnant with braeden. we had a fantastic time.

at one point in the evening, i was dancing near this gentleman who introduced himself as marcus (i say gentleman because that's what he was. not all of those that grace a downtown dance floor are such, but marcus was genuinely a nice person). he asked me, "are you from colorado?"

"yes," i answered.

"huh!" he said. "you don't normally see girls from colorado that move like you do."

well, at first i was a little taken aback from such a comment. as opposed to a simple pick-up line, i sensed this was meant as a pure observation. he was probably right.

then i thought about the question. where was i from? what does the question mean, and what then, my answer?

"i was raised in jersey," i admitted.

"AH! alright," he said, and something seemed to click clear to him.

born in iowa, raised in new jersey, calling colorado home- where do you think i'm from?
where are you from?


  1. Aren't we ladies supposed to be from Venus? I figure where you call your hometown is where your from. So, I'd say you're from New Jersey. I'm from Illinois. I've now been in Colorado 9 whole years.

  2. Hey Melissa! Here are your 5 questions:
    1. If they made a movie about your life, who would you want to play you (and why)?
    2. What do you hope your kids do for a living when they grow up?
    3. If you could change one thing about your husband, what would it be?
    4. If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
    5. What is your dream job (without regard to schooling, experience, training, etc.)?