I went swing dancing last night at this dance studio. For $5 you get a lesson and then get to stay for a dance afterwards. It was awesomely fun. Tons of Americorps people went, and most of them had never done it before, so for once I felt ahead of the curve.
As usual, I spent most of the time laughing at my un-coordination. At one point I accidentally danced with a dance instructor, so that was humiliating! But it's all part of the fun.
As an interesting side note, my team leader, who coordinated the outing, can dance like nobody's business. Seriously, seriously good. It was really fun, and I think I'll go again next time.
Today we had our first formal debrief in front of the director, and our unit leader, and other intimidatingly important folk. We had to give them an overview of the Habitat project we just completed, and then they asked us questions, and we had to talk about the value of the project to NCCC. Scary.
Later today, I have training in "Mass Care", i.e. how to run a post-disaster shelter. I'm kindof excited. Especially because usually during these trainings, they pull out this really old Red Cross instructional video featuring Billy Baldwin, and cheesy 80's graphics.
Seriously though, it's awesome to get so much free education. Alot of the Red Cross certifications we're getting are good for life, or until they change the manual. This program is really amazing education wise.
That's all for now! I've got tons of stuff to work on. Talk to everyone soon, I hope.
HAPPY DAY AFTER YOUR BIRTHDAY, MARY!!