Get Your Feet Moving

Isn't it funny when you get the chance to go away for the weekend to do something for a whole weekend that you used to love and when you get there you just end up thinking what a boring time you're having? That was me this weekend. I used to love scrapbooking, could sit in my craft room for hours and hours creating wonderful pages of my boys for scrapbooks that I would eventually pass on to them whether they wanted them or not.

I had 52 hours away from the family, with a room full of good friends, including my best friend who I always get a little too silly with, and this is what I ended up doing:

- played on facebook
- stared for hours at a scrapbook layout website trying to get inspired
- lurked on twitter
- ate way too much food (who serves dessert at every meal anymore? I need to work out twice as hard this week now. Thanks a lot bed & breakfast owners!)
- relaxed in the hot tub (a highlight for sure!)
- enjoyed a few drinkypoos (though not enough to get really silly)
- attempted to start writing my post for Lagaan week
- eventually did get about 6 or 7 pages done. This is a new record low for me
- listened to season 3 of the Curry Smugglers

So, while it wasn't a very productive weekend, it did lead up to this post which actually does have a point. While I was listening to the season opening episode of Paresh and Sachin's baby, I came aross this song that made me want to get out of my chair immediately and dance till I couldn't dance any more.

The song is On The Dancefloor by a group called The Bilz & Kashif.

I need to explore these guys a little further, but holy man, what a song! What do you think? Here's a few others I came across on youtube...

So, while being home now means being back to reality, which always includes an endless amount of dirty diapers and yelling at my youngest to "GET DOWN", at least I can still tear up the dancefloor!

10 Response to "Get Your Feet Moving"

  1. Reema says:
    June 14, 2010 at 12:06 PM

    I love The Bilz and Kashif. Try out 2 Step Bhangra and O Meri Rani (Spanish Fly). :D

  2. Filmi Girl says:
    June 14, 2010 at 12:10 PM

    Aw!! I enjoyed way too many drinkypoos with my sister this weekend and spent all Sunday watching Northern Exposure in a haze on the couch. :D

  3. Shell says:
    June 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM

    @Reema - Thanks for the tip. I will check them out for sure!

    @Filmigirl - I wish I'd had a little more to drink - it probably would have made it more fun. Last year we partied till the wee hours of the morning, with our martinis and music blaring. We had different accomodations last year though, that let us be a little more crazy. This year we were in a B&B - the kind that said grace before we eat. Not exactly condusive to lettin really loose!

    Glad you had a good weekend. Hope you could see John Corbett through that haze.

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  6. Christy says:
    June 15, 2010 at 1:04 PM

    I also fell in love with this song when I heard it in the Curry Smugglers season opener. Awesome!

    I like the new layout. It's very classy, professional and yet still whimsical.

    I think when we go for away time or soul searching, we have all these notions of what we're going to do and how it should be and we can feel guilty or weird if we don't follow through. But, honestly, you get the best results out of it if you just go with the flow and do what you really want rather than what you think you should. That's my take on it anyway.
    I'm a natural control freak but for the past year or so I've been really working at just going with the flow and the times that I manage to do that are when things work out for the best.

  7. Anonymous Says:
    June 15, 2010 at 1:10 PM

    Bilz and Kashif came to my university just after On The Dancefloor was released and i must say I didn't enjoy them playing live, even though i loved these records (I walked out with a friend for icecream(!)).. Perhaps it was the musicians that they were playing with, but without that club feel around them, they were below par!


  8. Shell says:
    June 15, 2010 at 3:19 PM

    @Christy - Thanks! I am very hard to please apparently, as this was probably the 5th or 6th attempt at finding something new.

    My only real regret this weekend was that I didn't spend enough time in the hot tub and I didn't drink enough. tee hee! As for the scrapbooking aspect, I'm not going to get too hung up on it. Next time I'll either have to have some really cool stuff to work with or I'll do cards or I won't bring anythind and then there's nothing to feel guilty about!

    @dishoom dishoom - That's too bad. It's so disappointing when someone you enjoy doesn't live up to your expectations live. I have a feeling that happens a lot. I've had experiences like that myself.

    At least there's always the ipod songs to fall back on!

  9. brijbala Says:
    August 25, 2010 at 2:44 AM

    i love the bilz always telling peoples about them and Vishal is hot

  10. Shell says:
    August 25, 2010 at 7:10 AM

    Hi bribjala. I'm still discovering them but I agree about Vishal! Thanks for stopping by the blog.