Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Ballet Class Has Ruined Everything

Why is it I'm incapable of watching the first snowfall of the year without getting "Waltz of the Snowflakes" from The Nutcracker stuck in my head? Not even the melody, mind, but rather "one-two-three, two-two-three, three-two-three, PORT DE BRAS!"

Some stuff just never leaves you.


Linda said...

The stuff that doesn't leave me is at the end of waltz of the flowers-- second, fourth, pirouette, down, second, fourth, pirouette, down, ad nauseum (literally).

Plus I always feel like I should be doing something every Saturday in November.

Yvette said...

Rehearsals were SUNDAY afternoons- guess some stuff does leave. ;-)

I think WoTF had 14 of the pirouette thingys, as I recall it at least.

Linda said...

Oops. Sunday-- I guess I always had class Saturday mornings.

Will said...

So...the first time I ever heard the words chocolate and fish put together was when a friend was taking me to the restaurant of the same name in Wellington...that was a couple of years ago. Then....a kiwi who I correspond with at work mentioned "chocolate fish" in an email. I think he was using it in the same context that we might use "gold star" in the U.S....sort of like a kudos type thing. Then here I am perusing the travel forums on boots n all one day and see something about chocolate fish in a signature...what is it? What is a chocolate fish?

Yvette said...

Chocolate fish are a type of candy in New Zealand- marshmallow covered in chocolate, the whole thing in fish-shape. If you do a good job on something in NZ you often get one as a present, so yep it's sort of like getting a gold star. Hope this helps!