Monday, May 07, 2007

Manic Monday #11: Survive

Manic Monday is the brainchild of Morgen. He posts the theme word on Fridays; write a post about it the following Monday. You can also post a photo, video, sing a song, whatever. Just have fun with the theme word.

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I know this is an old video, but it hasn't lost any of its cuteness over the years.

Life isn't cute all the time, though. Many times it can downright suck...big time. Having a bad hair day, having people fail to keep their word, not finding the ice cream flavor you're craving in the supermarket, being in the wrong place at the wrong time, being in the right place at the wrong time, being in the wrong place at the right time -- all these suck...big time.

Yet in the midst of all these there shine certain somethings to keep us afloat: the people we love (and who love us) and familiar comforts. They are invaluable in helping us get through the good and the bad. More than these, though, there exists within us not only the hope but the expectation that things will get better. So despite the general suckiness of things we not only survive, we thrive.

Until the gigantic mirror ball falls on us.

But at least we get to do our thing first, right? And we get to dance like mad under the lights, hey ya? We really don't know the length of time allotted to us to shake our booties on this dance floor also known as life before it's lights out. So dance, I say. As frenziedly as you can, dance! (Though slow dancing is yummy, too.)



If you could only see me now, boys and girls. I practically put that alien to shame. Hah!



26 comments:

nursemyra said...

hey lizza, I just read your 36 things and see you're a beer drinking, johnny depp loving, chocolate adoring, speed reading bad dancer just like me.

I make the alien look good. but I can do things with bananas :-)

Michael C said...

Why is it that whenever I see the word Survive, I always think of Gloria Gaynor singing away??
;-)

iz said...

You go girl! And why don't you post a video of yourself putting that alien to shame?

Daddy papersurfer said...

Shaking your booty, the comments left on a certain medicinal blog, recent holiday snaps - the TG is planning to secretly change the password for MAC to limit my access.

houseband00 said...

Sometimes. Liz, the sucky times can also bring out the best in us. I think it's something called grace.

And what is the Monday word, then? =)

Lizza said...

Nursemyra: Another wonderwoman added to my list of reads. Goddesses sure come in all shapes and sizes (just like bananas. Hee hee!).

Michael: Her influence is appalling. :-)

Iz: I may be crazy, but I'm not totally insane. :-D This situation is best left to the imagination.

DaddyP: We can all shake our booties, nothing special there. And my comments on the medicinal blog were perfectly innocent! ;-D Maybe you should make the TG a peace offering of another 100 pairs.

HB: I must've been out drinking beer the day God was handing out grace. :-D

Matt-Man said...

Due to my respect for the welfare of others, I dont dance...well, not publicly. Cheers!!

Jamie said...

it has been ages since I last saw that video. Thank you. Hope you are feeling less like the alien.

Turnbaby said...

HA--I love that song and I am dancing dancing dancing!!!

Smooch

tegdirb92 said...

Love this video--have a great week!

Lizza said...

Matt: I dance in front of my kids when I want to punish them. :-D

Jamie: I'm feeling fine, thanks! And thanks for stopping by.

Turnbaby: I just knew you would. ;-)

Tegdirb92: Thank you. Have a great one too!

Tammie Jean said...

Great post Lizza! I agree, we should all get out there and dance our hearts out :)

And regarding sucky times... "Flowers grow out of dark moments." (Can't remember who said that, but I like it)

lisa said...

cute video! I had never seen that. and good post - dancing makes me happy.

Comedy + said...

Yikes, I wasn't expecting the big ball to crash. I laughed out loud though. Great post. Happy MM :)

Sanni said...

The video is too cute, Liz! I haven´t seen it before. Yes, life is a bitch sometimes (or was it: Life is a BEACH sometimes *LOL*) - and I´d love to dance my a$$ off right now ;)

Keep on rocking!

Kiyotoe said...

dancing always puts a smile on someone's face. If you're good at it, then it makes you happy. If you suck then someone nearby is most certainly smiling (laughing) so you've still done a good thing.

:)

Odat said...

Well...that was a very inspiring post...well said...and you know how I feel about dancing.....
Peace

Natalie said...

New video for me too! What fun.

Meloncutter said...

Nobody ever lets me dance. I always fart when I dance.

Good post.

Later Y'all

CS said...

"Until the gigantic mirror ball falls on us." I loved that.

Travis said...

Yes! Shake a tail feather at life's little foibles!

ShadowFalcon said...

Wait I want to see you dance you can't tease us like that!

Natalia said...

Yeah, I was singing the song in my head. I will survive....

I still am singing it.

-N

H said...

I totally dig this post.

totally.

Here's forty shakes of vodka and tomato, with a dash of lime and worcester, to the beat of mine bootie on the floor. wooo.

I love dancing.
I love talking about dancing.
I love posts that end with dancing.
And I love that survive=dancing.

so perfect. :-D

Photo Cache said...

hi lizza...how apropos for monday...i had the most manic and maniacal monday ever. hope your week is doing great. too busy to regularly check in, but still do.

Lizza said...

Thank you for reading, you are all such great peeps. I will get to catching up on your blogs as soon as I can.