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    The Innocent Crush, another perspective

    Hello folks. A long time ago I posted about having a crush on my instructor. I went on and on, mushy and heartfelt, all kinds of flights of poetic fancy. And I continued the story in several later threads. So here's the last chapter of that story. First, a digression. There have been numerous...
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    Crush on Instructor...

    You're right. Maybe I should add that as a coda to my own ancient thread. But it's been dormant so long I don't really want to bump it so I'll let it go.
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    Crush on Instructor...

    Been there, done that. But actually I didn't get crushed. Over time my feelings sort of matured and stabilized, and became more reasonable. I still think the object of my erstwhile crush is a wonderful, delightful person, and beautiful too, but I handle it differently now. In other words I...
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    Appropriate Gift for a Dance Teacher

    You just think you're kidding. My teacher gets a 16-pc box of Godiva at every showcase or comp that I do. And even one that I didn't.
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    Dance hygiene

    No, viruses don't have a cell structure like bacteria. They typically have some kind of protein shell, chemically very different from a cell membrane which is mostly fat. I wouldn't count on Purell to kill viruses.
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    The Innocent Crush, another perspective

    I've been thinking about this for a couple of days and I can't improve upon it. Well said.
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    You reading them - that makes my day.
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    True dat, man. Hey, let me see if I can get my big brother to buy us a six pack. We'll put some Fusion in the 8-track and drive around in my '68 Ford Falcon. Maybe try to talk to some girls at the bowling alley. BTW, I'll have to try some of that Sweetwater. If you ever get to Minneapolis...
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    Here's my theory. The true pinnacle of coolness is when you are cool to such an advanced degree that run-of-the-mill cooldom can't even comprehend your coolness. Think about this: fashion trends seem to recycle roughly every twenty years, so those very few of us who have achieved the...
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    A kindred soul, Lioness. About 85 years ago when I was a teenager I was also an odd duck. When my buddies worshiped at the alter of AC/DC and their ilk, I was discovering Aaron Copland and Miles Davis. I played piano and - how's this for uncool? - tuba. A 45-lb brass instrument - I called it...
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    Update: I saw her a few days ago and said just what I said I'd say. She replied, predictably, "oh no you didn't have to it's okay don't worry about it etc." So I'm redeemed. Still, if I get another chance I'll make the offer.
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    The Innocent Crush, another perspective

    Thank you, although anyone can be a poet when sufficiently inspired. Frankly, I'd rather be handsome. Update? Well, Dear Teacher hasn't changed. She's as sweet as ever, maybe more. But my feelings have changed a little - stabilized, shall we say. Though I am a romantic at times, I'm also a...
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    Secret Facts about DF members

    Actually there's a story behind this. On Friday a group of us from the studio went to a nearby bar for some salsa with a live band. We had some drinks and a few of us had a few bites to eat. One of the girls didn't have anything but water, and I assumed at the time she didn't want anything...
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    Lifelong Struggles

    You bring the SPF 45, I'll bring the rum.
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