So this last week I went and tried, for the first time, taking a Beginner Swing Class. Surprisingly to me, I was the only one in the class. Unfortunately they told me that this meant that although it was supposed to be a 45min class they told me it was now a 30min class. I was not really a fan of this because of course it wasn’t any cheaper, but whatever. One thing that made me really nervous before class was I had NO IDEA WHAT TO WEAR. I am not a dancer and most definitely don’t have dance shoes. I eventually went with a just above the knee skirt with shorts under and a workout tank. As far as shoes go I wore a pair that I already had that were a thin oxford style that looks a bit like jazz shoes but have no where near the traction which I quickly learned. But it seemed like it didn’t really matter what I wore. So because I was the only person I danced with the instructor the whole time. He was very nice and taught me some basic moves. It was a lot of fun but I think I would have enjoyed it more in a group. But overall it was tons of fun, but I would probably need a lot more classes before I could actually even say I could barely swing Dance, but I look forward to learning.
So I recently I took an aerial hoop class. It was super fun! It was my first ever class and when I signed up I noticed that it was for two hour *gulp*, but still it sounded like fun. So it turned out that there were only two of us in this class. By the way this was an all levels class and she was way better than me but it was fun to watch her. So the way that they run the class is you take turns and everyone watches the person whose turn it was. This meant that since there were only two of us we got a lot of turns. The first thing I learn is how to get up in the hoop. from the start they tell me I’m using the hoop that is 6ft off the ground. I am proud of myself that I was able to get up on the first try. The way I was taught to get up was by first holding the hoop above my head a little wider than shoulder width. Then while still holding on you kick your feet up pulling your knees to your chest while you lean back so that you can hook your heals on the hoop close to where your face was. The n you push the hoop until its under your knees. Then you flip your hands over and slide them up the hoop until you can use them to pull yourself up until you are sitting on the hoop. From there I was shown all sorts of poses which mostly involves dangling from different grips. It was a ton of fun but pretty fast my hands started turning red. They are not used to hanging on to thing for so long. Because there were only two of us and my turns always seemed to be longer than her’s I spent a lot of time on the hoop. Overall I had a fantastic time but my hands would still need to get used to it. They were very tender by the end of the class. I am definitely going to try and do that again.
This weekend I tried cute little eatery Bolt down in Hollywood. It was my first time going there. A friend of mine had just moved to town and I told here to randomly pick a place and the two of us would try it. She came up with bolt. It ended up being super cute. When I heard the name bolt my first thought was lighting but they had gone the more industrial route like nuts and bolts. All of there name stands for the foods were made from different size bolts. Both my friend and I got the french toast. It was two thick slices of brioche with a couple slices of cheddar cheese and green apples on the side. The little sides were a nice touch but I do wish they were incorporated more into the french toast. Overall it was very good, although I always have this problem in cafe style places, at the end of the meal do I bus? There are so many places now that you are supposed to take your dirty dishes somewhere that when I go to a new place I never know what to do. They really need a big sign, because i always feel awkward and don’t know what to do. But overall I would suggest bolt it was super cute and good food.
So I have always loved exploring. I thought this might be a good way to chronicle my exploration. It will also help me remember names of places because I always remember the experience but when people ask where I went I can never tell them the name. I am not an exploring snob by any means explore anything or anywhere or even anyone. It’s all about trying new things and having fun! Here we go!