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Putting “Getting Fit and Healthy” into Perspective

An interesting comment at Worlds, sparks some deep thought and a very long blog post…

Backdrop on the stage at Worlds 2013While I was at the World Championships of Country Western Dance, I pretty much cornered anyone who would listen to me for more than 60 seconds and regaled them with my “plans for the coming year.”

Side note:  for those of you who want me to get to the point without my usual “Tony Ramblings”  *ahem*  Today’s topic is:

“trying to come up with an analogy that accurately encompasses the magnitude of someone’s effort to ‘get fit and healthy'”

Tigger bouncingBut saying it that concisely just sounds way to scholarly for my taste.  And it is Borrrring!  And way *not fun* and way “too brief”, so back to the ramblings of Tony’s Brain as I set up the picture for you.  🙂

So, at Worlds, I “trapped” lots of people and forced them to watch me make like Tigger as I bounced around in excitement and effused about my plans for the coming year!

Just in case you don’t know who Tigger is watch this video:

This enforced captivity on the part of my listeners at Worlds usually started off with the innocent and alluring sounding statement

“Did you hear my good news?  I won a spot on the US DanceSport Team!  China here I come!  then…

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A Case of RVW Syndrome… …or the end of a “Waking Dream”

Mind over matter - Inside Tony's HeadBrace yourself…  You’re about to go on a trip through Tony’s mind.  It can get scary in there….

I bet you’re wondering whether you should be sending me flowers at a hospital somewhere and “What tha heck is RVW Syndrome?”

Well, dearest readers, RVW is short for “Rip Van Winkle.”

And, RVW Syndrome is an entirely fictitious disease I just made up, mere seconds ago, as I was staring at that blank box where the “title” of the blog post is supposed to go.

For a several weeks I’ve been thinking to myself, “I really need to do a post on my blog!“And the “Title” that has been stuck in my head every time I have that train of thought is “Rip Van Winkle.”

“Why? Huh? What?” I hear the teeming masses crying out…  all eight of you who are actually reading this…

Well, “Rip Van Winkle” keeps popping into my head because over the past few months I feel as if I’ve been asleep.  I feel as if I’m waking up from a dream — from a very long sleep — thus “Rip Van Winkle!”

Aha! say the teeming masses!  (I TOLD you that my mind was a scary place! *grin*)

In many ways, I do indeed feel as if I have been sleep walking through the past few months.

Another way to phrase this feeling is: I’ve been on automatic pilot.   Or, to say: I feel as if I were numb.  As if I have been taking pain medication and the pain meds are wearing off now.

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I’m ready for my closeup…

Someone wake me when the Pulitzer People call…

Diva Kitty (CC)Yawn…. Another new day, another increase in lensrank… 😉 One becomes so used to fame so quickly… *Yawn*


Am I fooling anyone??? OMG!!!! OMG!!!! OMG!!! This is so cool!

My article that I was so happy about yesterday:

Easy Line Dances for Weddings, Company Picnics, Family Reunions, and Parties of all Kinds

has gone up AGAIN in the rankings when they released the current numbers this morning including daily stats from yesterday!

[drum roll please]

# 1   in Entertainment & Media » Dance » Other Dance Topics
# 1   in Entertainment & Media » Dance
#66 in Entertainment & Media


# 770 Overall

out of almost 2 million articles!!!! WOO HOO

OMG!!!! I’m #83 in Entertainment & Media!!!!!

They like me!  They really really like me!
I am a very HAPPY CAMPER!!

OMG!!! OMG!!! I iz Awesome ©2011OMG!!! I’m at #83 in Entertainment and #1,052 overall!!!!!! that so ROCKS!!!!!


And this is before I’ve had coffee..

This is going to be an AWESOME day!

Zipity do da…Zippity ay, my oh my….

My Best Lens so far…

Yesterday I posted:

My top ranking lens is “Easy Line Dances for Weddings, Company Picnics, Family Reunions, and Parties of all Kinds

That lens {what Squidoo calls articles} just clocked in at
No. 3 in the top 100 Dance list.

AND…  it is ranked #1,292 overall

But honestly, I am jazzed that so many people are enjoying the post! It really gives me a great feeling.

Hmmmm…I hope that isn’t the pain meds! LOL

This Morning….

FYI, Squidoo organizes their lenses by subject/Topic into three levels/sub-levels.  Here is where I rank from most specific to most general…

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If you will indulge me… I’m going to brag just a bit

Keep the rotten tomatoes handy in case my head gets TOO Big…

I iz Awesome ©2011One of the things I’ve been doing to create new income, since losing my job, is to write online.

The first actual money from this writing won’t show up until August, but all in all, I think it is shaping up into a very nice endeavor.

In case you were wondering, yes, there are people who actually do make money at it.  If you’re curious and want some cold hard statistics check out Greekgeek’s Squidoo Stats.

But I digress…  Back to that bragging thing…  😉

My Best Lens so far…

#3 in Dance!My top ranking lens is “Easy Line Dances for Weddings, Company Picnics, Family Reunions, and Parties of all Kinds” Here is the link to the article if you’d like to read it:

That lens {what Squidoo calls articles} just clocked in at No. 3 in the top 100 Dance list.

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