Good lesson tonight. We finished up going over my exercises and Boss really progressed my rumba exercises. It was a lot to process, but we will see how it goes. It’s one of those things he tells me I have to go and try for a bit and see what I come up with naturally before he can start correcting it.
Really funny moment during my lesson though–
I mentioned before that Boss is from Russia, so sometimes things get a little loss in translation. He once told me I should take ‘prophylactics’ because he was getting sick. He meant ‘precautions’. I told him thanks for the advice, but I didn’t think birth control was really necessary for dance. Poor guy–he probably told the same thing to every student and I was the first to point out the difference.
Tonight was another example. We were working on rumba and he kept telling me I needed to move more and settle my hip more. Finally he said “come on, you can make the men run their juices!”.
After a bit of explanation, I managed to determine what he meant was ‘Make the men drool’. It took a bit of explaining and a demonstration that reminded me a little of a cartoon looking at a steak, but finally we were able to figure out exactly what ‘juices’ Boss was talking about. Do I need to say I was a little relieved??
Interesting end to a difficult day, to say the least. I cut my practice short tonight because I was just too tired and my head was no where near focused and dancing just didn’t seem to clear it like usual.
I was put back on anti-nausea meds today. It appears I am sensitive to the radiation. Yay me. I will need to take one type before each treatment and a second throughout the day to try and keep the nausea at bay. Probably I will need it for 2 weeks after as well. It’s not a common side effect for radiation of the breast, but it’s not unheard of. Damn. That’s a good word.
I am hoping with the nausea in check, I will feel a little better overall and be ready to go back to regular practice at the gym tomorrow.
After all, I have to make the men drool.