Thursday, February 25, 2010

Bugs in the Floor

I wanted to transfer some of my favorite posts from my old blog over to this new one. Here is a funny post from back in 2006, titled "Bugs in the Floor."

The floor at the dance studio where I take ballet gets re-waxed every so often, and apparently, last time they waxed it, they forgot to sweep first. If one looks, one can find sequins, little pieces of thread or fuzz, etc. forever trapped under the glossy floor.

Wednesday night at ballet practice, my teacher was working with some of the girls while the rest of us were sitting around waiting for our turn. My friend and I were sitting on the floor in the back corner of the studio, with two other girls standing next to us, and somehow my friend and I started talking about the stuff under the floor.

All of a sudden, I looked to my left and saw, under the top layer of the floor, a bug. It was one of those that flies, with the long legs and little wings, and he was all squooshed out flat. I showed it to my friend and we started cracking up. Then we showed the other two girls who were standing there. They thought it was hilarious, too.

Then - no joke - we found another squooshed bug just a few inches away from that one!! So we all started looking for other things trapped in the floor. I can't imagine what the teacher or the other students might have thought if any of them saw us over there in the corner -- all 4 of us down on our hands and knees, inspecting the floor. It was really great. Hey, you gotta just be a kid sometimes, right?

I hope everyone has a great weekend!

1 comment:

  1. That is funny! I don't remember reading this before. Of course, maybe, that is my memory. :-)
    Really like your mountain pic. So pretty. Did you take that?


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