Line Dancing

I am a two-stepping and line-dancing fool! I dance every Wednesday night and every Saturday night (early) at Flex. We dance to country music, for the most part, but do a few dances to non-country songs. I started dancing in February of 2002, and I’ve learned close to 50 line dances to date, along with almost 12 partner dances.

Line Dances I’ve Learned So Far

Boot Scoot Boogie
All Shook Up
Bootie Call
Rose Garden
MMM-Bop (Janet Jackson Dance)
Cimarron Boogie
Annie’s Cha-Cha
Coming Out (Pink Song Dance)
Tall Tall Trees
Crotch Rot
Ooh! Ah!
Mudslide Boogie (Taillights)
The Train
Tulsa Shuffle
Boogie-Woogie Choo-Choo Train
Corina Corina
Carolina Stomp
Cleveland Shuffle
Texas Tattoo

Partner Dances I’ve Learned So Far

East Coast Swing (Very Limited)
Shadow Dance
Cotton-Eyed Joe
Cowboy Cha-Cha
Swing Cha-Cha
Couples Cha-Cha

I also attend the Atlantic Stampedes, and other gay rodeos and dances around the country.

Community Volunteer
I am a past member of the Board of Directors of the local GLBT nonprofit, Triangle Community Works. I was the Secretary from October of 2000 until December of 2004.
Book Clubs
I co-founded and was a member of The Namatomes, a book club, for 10 years. Click here to see books we read over the years.

I am a member of “The Mostly Social Book Club.” Click here for more information.

For about a year, I was a member of a GLBT Book Club. Click here for more information.

Reader to the Blind
For five years I read to Milton & Jeane Perry, and became fast friends with them. When Milton passed away in 1995, I continued reading to Jeane for another five years until she moved to Washington, DC in 2001.

In May of 2004, I visited Jeane who now lives with her daughter and son-in-law in Boca Raton, Florida.

Click here to read a story I wrote about my reading experience with them.

Working Out & Sports
I try to work out at least once a week at Carmichael Gymnasium on the NCSU Campus. My goal is twice a week.

I’m an avid bowler and maintain (in the vicinity of) a 185 average.

I ski in the winter and have skied in such places as Breckenridge, Keystone, and Aspen in Colorado, Park City in Utah, Snowshoe in West Virginia, Wintergreen in Virginia, and Seven Springs in Pennsylvania. I mostly stay on the blue slopes and the non-mogul black slopes. 🙂

I enjoy playing volleyball, soccer, tennis, and racquetball.