Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mother's Day , Reports that Rock, and Zumba.

Out for an 8:30am hike on Mother's Day

My Men on Mother's Day...

Mother's Day Hike

Note my boots from college(mentioned in blog below). Hiking poles courtesy of Tommy for my Christmas present- my knees never quite grew right (to say the least) and surgery helped 12 years ago, but they still need a little help on downhills- the poles are fantastic!

It has been too long since I posted, and I am sure that I lost most of my audience due to the neglect. Where have I been? Report writing and Zumba.

I have been elbows deep in a Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services training manual for the past two weeks during all spare minutes of the day and night. I am now a bona fide SQL report expert which you don't give a hill a' beans about, but my customers do...and now I can wow them with subreports buried within subreports that pass parameters hither and fro.

I also discovered Zumba about 6 weeks ago. And not just any Zumba- specifically, Rebecca's Zumba style. Rebecca teaches at the Maryland Farms and Brentwood YMCA and also at the Franklin Community Center (I think, I will check my facts)- she is fantastic to say the least. The most fantastic workout I have ever done! You've never seen the like of Booty Shakin' in Brentwood and in broad daylight!

You can check out Zumba at but it really won't give you much of a flavor for Rebecca's Zumba style. She adds lots of hip hop groove and replaces the standard Zumba music with cool tunes (right now, we do a dance to Pitbull's 'Anthem' which is at the top of the Latin charts and it ROCKS). I love it so much that I even bought special shoes- Nike Electro Shocks. This is a big, big deal (ex. I am still wearing my Timberland hiking boots from college).

Blaine and I also get our groove on in Rebecca's hip hop class once a week. I want him to be able to dance, but I don't necessarily want him in standard dance classes- Rebecca's hip hop hour is the answer. Picture Madonna and Justin Timberlake- that's me and Blaine at hip hop class rocking out to '4 Minutes.' Maybe I am not quite as limber as Madonna and Blaine isn't sporting JT's beard, but otherwise the resemblance is uncanny...hee, hee....

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