Date #4–Mr. Michael

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This very possibly could be the funnest date I have ever been on!  When Mr. Michael called me and told me what we were doing, I just thought “This guy knows me!” what a fun date and he sounded like a lot of fun on the phone. I was excited to meet him.

I just made up a dating theory: It’s always good to start a date with something you are really bad at, because then you can only work your way back up after that. Here’s to hoping that’s true! We met up at UNLV and had some time before the hip-hop dance class started, so he started setting up the pool table. Side note: I haven’t played pool in YEARS, literally years…and honestly, I was never good at it when I did play it. So, being the gentleman he let me go first…it was bad, pretty sure it was then he said, “I’m going to pretend I didn’t see that”. And really, it only got worse from there! But it was a fun time to ask a few questions, laugh and get to know each other a little better. Mr. Michael is taking the MCAT at the end of the month…so wish him luck! I can already tell he’ll be perfect addition to the profession! The nurses will love him and the patients will adore him!

The whole way over to the class Mr. Michael was prepping me about not giving up, and just sticking it through class. I was getting a little nervous. He talked about how he could never get anyone to go with him to this class and one girl who went left half-way through. Yep, a little more nervous. And then he referred to my whiteness! 🙂 Meaning I just might not have rhythm??!  I assured him that I was really black inside and the red hair was just a façade. But, let’s be honest…I’m pretty white and secretly I got more nervous!

We got to the class and my whiteness was VERY apparent! I kept looking to the door thinking more rhythm-challenged white friends would come in…but nope. It was me representing us all! My little red head popping out above the sea of brown hair! Mr. Michaelpointed out the dance majors, the breakers, and then the dance group members. There were three of us representing the “I really like the TV show So You Think You Can Dance, this sounds like fun!”  Group. I was glad Mr. Michael was part of that group with me, and he repeatedly assured me that he wasn’t very good. I knew he was lying, but I decided to believe him and then I made all these rules in my head

#1 I wouldn’t look in the mirror

#2 I would stay in the back of the room

#3 I wasn’t going to be nervous, because who can dance when they are nervous?

The class starts, and as luck would have it, I was in the second row…directly behind and in eye shot of the instructor and the mirror! And I was nervous! But as soon as we stretched, hip-hop stretched….which means cool stretching to a beat and the music was playing. It was just fun and I was loving it!

I think Mr. Michael was good, but let’s be honest…I was so focused on remembering the routine, I forgot to look! But, I did love that he was always supporting me, every time I looked at him he told me I was doing good. It was cute. And, he was always making sure I was having a good time. When I get focused on something the smile often leaves my face, so I’m not sure if he believed me….but I really was loving it.

Then, comes the best part. I told Mr. Michael that some of my friends were begging me to video tape it, he said. Oh, I forgot to tell you, at the end they video tape it and put it on youTube. Not kidding. Nausea set in. To alleviate my worry, Mr. Michael made sure I was completely visible in all video recordings! Isn’t that nice?? ;{

So, I really have no idea what it will look like, and I really, REALLY didn’t get the choreography down. But it’ll be a good laugh! But they said the video should be up by tomorrow.  youTube. Type in Rebel Dance Company and look for the date or maybe the song, After Party by Coffee Bean.  It will probably give you a good laugh. Look for Mr. Michael brown shirt, hidden in the back! 🙂 And me…TRUST me, I won’t be hard to find!

It was so much fun to be part of a group dancing together, and while I need a LOT of practice everyone was so cool and made me feel like I was a dancer! 🙂 It was awesome. It is free for UNLV students and faculty…and since I officially a full-time professor there (signed the contract today) I am TOTALLY going to be there every Thursday and Friday nights in the Fall!! Maybe then I can learn “isolation” and a whole bunch of other things!

Afterwards, we got some SunnyD…because who doesn’t love some SunnyD? And practiced our dance moves. It was just a lot of fun! I loved it! I really did.

My Favs:

  1. Um, yeah, he’s cute!
  2. The fact that he attends to a hip hop class weekly for fun says so much! Fun. Confident, but isn’t afraid to look stupid (not that you did Mr. Michael….hehe). Doesn’t NOT do something because he’s afraid of what others think….so many more!
  3. He wasn’t afraid to sass me in a fun way!
  4. Outgoing. Spoke to everyone!
  5. The fact that he just likes to dance…that isn’t easy to find!

imgGoogle Love Meter Score 57.5%

Apparently Google isn’t down with J-Tang……Who likes google anyway?? 😉

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12 Responses to Date #4–Mr. Michael

  1. Alison says:

    oh mercy… this cracks me up! One of my daughter’s took a hip hop class a few years ago and I secretly tried to ‘memorize’ moves, etc. and would then come home and try them in my bathroom.

    My poor husband came in… saw the sorry attempt… slipped and hit his head on the corner of the bathtub because he was laughing so dang hard!

    Ya… my dancing days are over!

  2. Sherrie says:

    He’s got my vote! He sounds like a blast! So, does this guy wear the ninja suit??

  3. Paige Price Barron says:

    I was thinking your meter score would have been higher. Huuuummmmm.

  4. Collette says:

    How fun! This post cracked me up! And I want to hear about your professorship status!

  5. Jennifer Jensen says:

    I tried to find the video of you dancing and it’s not up yet–don’t you worry, I will keep looking for a long time. I can’t wait to watch it! How brave of you to let us know it’s available.

    I’m so glad it was such a fun date. He really is a totally fun guy.

  6. abby says:

    these are so fun to read about. i’m loving it. good job, janelle.

  7. Andrea Huckstep says:

    AWESOME! I am SO glad you had so much fun! You really are the perfect date for any great guy! You seriously have fun doing whatever. I can assure you I would have been MISERABLE the whole time this date was taking place if it would have been me!

  8. Davey says:

    Janelle, this is soooooo boring! I keep reading for comical misadventures and I get nothing. Either you’re alot better at dating than you let on or this is in fact an excellent way to meet high quality people. I can’t believe either of those things is true. When are you going to go on a bad date?

  9. Nelly says:

    You are so fun Janelle. SYTYCD Rules!

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