Dance: 10, Looks: 3

I’ve talked before about my big pink love for the talk radio show, Too Beautiful to Live. Mike had interviewed before while he was running for Seattle Poet Populist. Fans of the show are called “10s,” a joke that there are only tens of followers, though. She mentioned that even though she considers “Mona from West Seattle” the 25th listener, I’m still a 10. I sent her a thank-you and said that I hope she was referring to me and not some other Mona from West Seattle, in which case I would have to challenge this Mona to a dance-off.

So after Jen suggested that a dance-off would be a great idea and for any other Mona in West Seattle to call in to arrange it, I panicked. I CAN’T DANCE! Like most children who grew up with devout Catholic mothers, I spent hours in front of my bedroom television, copying moves from 1990s rap videos. I’m referring to the cadre of music television with the fine lyrical stylings like, “All I wanna do is zoom-a-zoom-zoom-zoom and a poom-poom! JUST SHAKE YA RUMP!” I never even knew that this style of dance was inappropriate until I busted out some of these moves at my 7th grade Catholic school function and faced the rest of the year as the girl who tried to make a dollar out of fifteen cents.

Last night, I called into the show thank them for mentioning my name and explained briefly why a dance-off wouldn’t be a good idea. I also choked. You can listen to it here. I call in around 15:09.

*The title is a nod to one of my favorite musicals ever: A Chorus Line and one of my favorite songs within the play. It’s my personal anthem, though my version would be Dance: 3, Looks: 3.

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  1. thecandyqueen says:

    Oh awesome dude! I just listened!

  2. i know it’s not what YOU want, but omfg i sort of do want you you to participate in a dance off, because OMG HOW AWESOME.

  3. I’ll have to listen later . . . but I LOVE that photo of Nathan in your header. Too cute!

  4. dude, if you practiced your moves to rump shaker, i think you are so primed for this dance-off.

  5. plumeria*girl says:

    LOL! Mona….you’ve been served!!!

    So have you rented Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo yet?

    Oh and to add to the conversation on the talk show, I always pronounced it as DIE-YA-BEE-DEES. The peeps out here on Saipan, however, pronounce it as: DIE-YA-BEE-TIS (accent and all). LOL!!!

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