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Tuesday, August 9, 2011

I Was In a Flashmob!

I was just in a flashmob.

On purpose.

And it was one of the best experiences of my life.

About three weeks ago, I got an e-mail from a friend asking if I'd like to be in a Flashmob with her.

Now, I don't know anything about Flashmobs.   I mean, I've seen them on Youtube, but I always wondered, is it pre-planned?  Can anyone join in?  Will I get arrested?

Turns out "it is",  "yes", and "you won't!"  (Which is really good news for me because I suspect my ex-husband would be more inclined to let me sit in jail for a night then put up bail.)

My journey to FlashMobiness started in my living room in Woodstock, NY where Livi and I moved coffee tables and rocking chairs so we could practice to the videos of the choreography uploaded on the super secret BlogHer Flash Mob page started by our fearless FlashMob leaders, Mary from "Mama Mary Show" and Theresa of Rock on Mommies .   Livi encouraged me and my moves with supportive statements like "Wow Mommy, that lady on the video can dance!" "This is really hard ..." and "Mommy...you don't look anything like the lady in the video."

Thanks, Livi.

After three weeks Livi acquiesed that the dance I was performing mildly RESEMBLED the one on the video and I felt ready...ish.

On the day of the mob, as directed my friends and I took a separate across the lunchroom from the first group of dancers so as to make it look less "clumpy". 

The music rose.  As did Teresa.

And as she took the center of the convention hall lunchroom floor, her moves and smile elicited hoots, hollers and standing ovations.

Thousands of flip cameras and telephones were whipped out of handbags as spectators gathered around and encouraged what was obviously happening.

And as group after group joined in over 100 women bloggers from all over the country came together to perform the dance they had learned in secret and practiced in their living rooms.  Many of us had never met in person, but for those three minutes, we were sisters.  It was one of the most memorable moments of my life.

And if I could make one suggestion to everyone and anyone out there listening - you need to be a part of a Flash Mob at least once in your life.

Mary and Theresa are WITHOUT A DOUBT, my MILFS of the Month (I need to create a badge...).  You ladies are lit by a fire from within and anyone in a 10 mile radius can feel the warmth and the glow.

Thank you for letting me be a part of such an extraordinary experience and for helping me cross "Be a Part of a FlashMob" off my bucket list.

With that said, I present to you, "The Edge of Glory" by Lady Gaga, performed by 100 of the greatest bloggers to ever live...

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