Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Life Is A Highway And I Want To Embarrass Myself On It All Night Long
I was watching TV last night when a commercial for gasoline came on featuring the accompanying theme song “Life is a Highway.” Oh, memories! When I was in middle school, my gym teacher got it in his head that our class should split up into groups and choreograph a dance to the song of our choice. It was the end of the year so the teachers were running on fumes and trying to get out of teaching as much as possible. My friend Jill and I performed the electric slide to the Tom Cochrane song “Life is a Highway." If there was any moment in my life that I would least like to have captured on film, that would be at the top of my list next to the first time I tried to put in a tampon.
Also up there? The day that I performed an elaborate tap dance to Glenn Miller's "In the Mood" in the 6th grade talent show with utter disregard for the fact that I had never taken any lessons. Is it any surprise we were so awkward in junior high with the teachers constantly shoving our unqualified asses out onto stages? Though I guess forced humiliation is a life lesson best learned early. I'm trying to imagine what I would do if there were a modern day talent show and I'm picturing myself blogging on the overheard projector: "And now, Class, it's time to hyperlink! So who's ready for a little html fun?!"
I should point out that I went to middle school with the original members of Destiny's Child, who would come in at the end of every talent show and completely destroy us.
Posted by Noelle Hancock