Green Street Studios

This summer I found a great place to take a dance class- Green Street Studios.  Like most establishments on Green Street, the outside looks super sketchy but it’s what on the inside that counts.  The class I take is a solid 2-hour class but it’s so worth it!  It’s a mix of modern and jazz and I’m finally learning Luigi jazz technique!

One thing I love about modern dance is the complete connection you can make with your body and mind to the art form.  When I go to this class and wait for the music to begin,  I lay down and let my spine really connect with the floor.  It’s something so simple but it feels good to sink in.  So often at work I’m leaning forward in my chair, watching the computer screen.  The intense pace of the work I do makes me lean in closer to the neon abyss.  Allowing myself to sink in to the Marley brings me back to reality.  I give myself a few leg swings and feel my toes connect from top to bottom.  Ahhhh, dance!

Route 70/70A

Like finding the “perfect” wedding gown or coming up with the “perfect” title for your high school Great Gatsby paper, I want this post to define the tone of this blog.  I could sit here for hours and try to find that “perfect” entry topic but I’m going to start with something that has been on my mind a lot lately, the 70/70A bus from Central Square to Cedartown/Waltham.

This is the bus route I take to work everyday.  It travels nicely along Western and Arsenal and leaves me at Watertown Square where I can safely walk the 10 minutes to my office.  Right now I’m not even going to talk about the completely MADDENING construction that is going on at Western Avenue these days.  No, I’m going to discuss the proper bus etiquette that seems to elude the majority of the Boston population. 

Rules of the Bus:1) DO NOT clog the arteries.  This means, if there is a seat, take it!  Do not stand in the aisle ways making it difficult for passengers to maneuver around you when there is a perfectly good seat to sit in!

2) Move back!  Do not stand in the middle of the bus when there are more and more passengers getting on.  And bus drivers, I appreciate what you do but please remind the passengers to MOVE BACK!

3) Riders, stay in your seat and do not spread your body parts to other seats, especially when someone is sitting next to you.  I cannot tell you how many times a presumptuous passenger has their arm/leg/left nostril OVER the seat line.  Who do you think you are?  Just because you were on the bus first does not mean you own the seats.  Grrrr!

Remember, courtesy counts!