Lots of contra

April 16th, 2006
dancing
Halfway through three weeks of amazing busyness and contra. Last weekend I flew up to Boston with Claire for three nights, with a dance each night. Friday was the experienced dance at the Scout House, Saturday we went to Greenfield, and Sunday was the joint Suzie, Ricky, Barbara, Jon 50th birthday potluck and contra thingy, again at the Scout House. The first two nights Nat Hewitt played, and was excellent. Much funness. The only real downside was missing family weekend and the crum regatta, but oh well.

This weekend, among such other fun things as interviewing for the SBC van coordinator position and beautiful weather, was the Swarthmore contra dance. The turnout was excellent, including Claire and Lee. The band and caller were good, and people improved noticibly over the course of the night. We started off with some people who'd never danced and others unfamiliar, and finished with a no-walkthrough dance. Yay!

Next weekend is NEFFA, and it looks like they'll be a decent sized Swat contingent, 13 or so. I'm much looking forward to it. And the weekend after the Points of Etiquette(Swarthmore Longsword) dance twice for May Day. First at Bryn Mawr on Sunday at the reasonable hour of 9:00, then the next day on Belmont Plateau at the most unreasonable 5:30. Ugh. But longsword tends to be fun, and Helmsley II is being quite pretty. Then the year ends and I'm in Boston for the summer.

Stuff this summer:

  • Work for Billing Advantage doing various programming things. And probably paperwork and unpaid claims calls as well.
  • Get enough better at guitar to be able to play contra dances. Maybe sit in on some, perhaps the MIT dance.
  • Spend time with cousins and go to Italy.
  • Read.
  • <your suggestion here>

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