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Just Dance: a #BloggersDance Video

Hey, you know what would be the perfect way to get this summer started right?

A dance party!

I find that no matter what is going on in my life, dancing always makes everything better. And if I can entice, cajole, or force some poor unsuspecting souls to dance with me? All the better.

Join us, won’t you:

Ah, good times. And, bonus points: no children or pets were maimed in the making of that video (as far as I know).

Special thanks to my guest dancing blogger friends: Janet from Muffintop Mommy, Dawn from Lighten Up!, Suniverse, and Nicole from By Word of Mouth Musings. They were all willingly captured on film while we were at the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop a couple of months ago.

House Talkn For more #BloggersDance shenanigans, watusi your groovy self on over to my pal Kerry’s fabulous blog HouseTalkN’! She’s hosting a monthly link-up party on the first Monday of the month all summer long. Love to dance? Join us! The more the merrier!

And in case you missed my last #BloggersDance post: check out “Shall We Dance” and the true story behind the pantsuit.

with love and rhythmic gyrations,


PS – My blog comment section is closed for the summer, but I’m still loitering pretty frequently on Twitter and Facebook if you want to say hello! 🙂

Monday Morning Menagerie: Camping, Dancing, Kvetching…

Well today is THE big day some of my e-friends and I are premiering our new Summer Series #BloggersDance videos! And they are awesome. You are in for a real kick-your-boots-up treat!

Angela Shelton, author, performer, filmmaker, housecoat wearer, dancer…

However, I, uh, haven’t finished mine yet…

…on account of the fact that I went camping this past weekend, in a tent, in the woods, with 18 scout families, their extraordinarily enthusiastic children, a vengeful woodpecker, and a swarm of poisonous caterpillars. My body is so sore and tired that I might need to crawl back into bed for three more days.

So hopefully, you can catch my new dance video later today…or later this week, if I run into technical difficulties. But do come back. It will be worth it. I have guest dancers! And not just my kids and husband this time.

House TalknLet’s do this. My e-friends with superior time management skills are linking up their finery at HouseTalkN’ today. Please check ’em out! It takes a huge amount of cajones (or in my case, an underdeveloped medial frontal cortex which regulates embarrassment) to put yourself out there like this, and all these women deserve mad props!

I'm a featured blogger on Mamapedia VoicesIf you’re not in a dancing mood this early in the day, you can read the inside scoop about my Mother-in-Law which I shared at Mamapedia in honor of Mother’s Day! And maybe come back later for happy hour and dancing. You’ve got choices, that’s all I’m saying.

Have a great Monday, people. And try not to pet any poisonous caterpillars today.


Leslie (aka Iris)

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