The Laundry Dance

Warning:  this blog contains references to television, radio and movies from the late 1980’s – early 1990’s.

Those of you who know me (DeAnna) well, will know that I like music and know many songs from different genre’s, however, my song knowledge base is mostly 1960’s – 2000.  There’s usually a song going through my head for things that are going on in my day.  I usually contain them and not burst out into song, however, they are constantly running through my head.  Tuesday we had water flowing from the pipes and we had electricity off and on throughout the day, so when both were “on” I took advantage of it and did laundry.  As I’ve blogged before, we don’t have a clothes dryer and use the natural sunshine and breeze to dry our clothes.  It was bright and sunny, so I thought the clothes would dry quickly, boy was I wrong.  While the sun was shining bright, rain started falling from the sky – enough to make me wet just from taking laundry off the line.  As fast as the rain came, it went away.  Round two: I hung the laundry back outside, again with the thought it would dry fast.  Guess what?  A dark cloud moved in and poof – rain started falling from the sky.  During this back and forth laundry dance, I was thinking of a movie, TV commercial and song all at the same time.  Dunkin’ Donuts commercial where the man is shuffling his feet saying he already made the donuts.  I was shuffling my feet saying in my head, I already hung out the laundry.  Groundhog Day movie of when everything starts over the same day after day.  The laundry dance was repeating itself over and over.  Lastly, the Pointer Sisters song, Neutron Dance.  Since I’m unique, I like to rewrite lyrics for my situation, so below is the chorus I rewrote in my head to sing for the Laundry Dance.  If you like this, you should check out an older post for Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

And it’s hard to know,

When big rain is goin’ to flow,

And it’s hard to find,

Enough sunshine to dry the line,

I’m just moving doin’ the laundry dance,

I’m just moving doin’ the laundry dance.

Whoo oooh!

In all seriousness, I’m quite happy for rain because it supplies us water to use when the city water is shut off, provides nutrition for the plants & produce and it provides cooling relief from the hot sun.

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4 Responses to The Laundry Dance

  1. Pop-pop says:

    I see a song writing career in your future. Can you rewrite the lyrics to “blame it on the rain”?

  2. Barbara says:

    Singing in the rain! Add in a few clever dance steps and you’ll be set for Broadway! When you are singing and dancing you’ll surely be smiling. 😄

  3. MawMaw says:

    Sing this when you do laundry and maybe it won’t rain…or at least you won’t care as long as you have this snappy song & dance in your head: “I’m Walking on Sunshine (Whoa-ohhh)” by Katrina & the Waves! Love you!

  4. Lisa says:

    You are adorable and you make me smile 🙂 I had to look that one up so I watched the video. I hope you put on your shoulder pads to match the style of the song!

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