Anyway, during my run Thursday morning, the iPod shuffled onto Michael Jackson’s Thriller.* I honest to god almost started to dance right on the park trail. Vincent Price’s haunting voice transported me straight into the music video and I could recall almost all of the moves involved in the dance sequence. I think Ellen will be the only one to truly understand how out of character this is for me. I don’t really dance...ever. Unless I’m liquored up, but that doesn’t happen very often.
Luckily I restrained myself and kept on running, though I think I had a smile on my face through the rest of the song as I laughed at myself.
To wish someone well in an endeavor, the Italians sometimes say ‘forza’. Literally, it means strength.
I would like to wish fellow running blogger Viper ‘forza’ in his
suicide mission Summer Solstice Challenge tomorrow. Viper: stay strong, stay upright and, if all else fails, try to make sure you take someone else down with you as you collapse. The more casualties, the more likely you are to get immediate medical attention. Good luck!
Buon weekend tutti!
Italian Phrases of the Day:
From Vanilla’s pick-up lines for runners:
Ci sono due modi da realizzare l’obiettivo
There are two ways to reach your target heart rate: you can run or I can take off my shirt.
Togliamo le scarpe da corsa e ti mostrerò ‘il mio controllo
Let’s kick off these running shoes and I’ll show you my ‘motion control’.
#69 and 68 from the AFI movie quotes list:
Ecco loro sono!
‘They're here!’ (Poltergeist, 1982)
Ecco è Giovanni!
‘Here's Johnny!’ (The Shining, 1980)
* I allow myself to listen only to pre-molester MJ music. If I had to narrow it down further to pre-plastic surgery MJ, I wouldn’t be able to listen to anything but the Jackson Five. That just doesn't fly with me.