Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Getting My Country On!

Country music has been known to bring on headaches in me. It's a widely known fact that I would rather listen to no music than to country and western! I don't go much on the whole 'my cat died, and my wife left me, and my girlfriend stole my car, sexy tractor' thing that country music has going on, but today the strangest thing happened.

I was watching the new 'Footloose' movie (which I've already seen about 357 times) and when it got to the part where the main characters go to a bar (and end up line dancing to 'Fake ID' , by Big and Rich), it was like a switch flicked inside of me. Suddenly I found myself singing along, tapping my feet, and (tragically) trying to learn the dance.

And then it occured to me...


(Well not all country music, but apparently modern American country music!) It's a start. Before you know it, I'll be wearing an Akubra, and line dancing with the best of them. But can someone tell me why cool country songs still need to have dodgy lyrics?

And now I am obsessed with trying to get this dance down. So this weekend I am devoting to doing this... (click here to see how tragic I really am).

This is how I think I look when I dance...

This is probably more like how I really look...

I suppose the main thing is that I can cross another thing that I swore would NEVER EVER EVER happen off my list. Now all I need is an Akubra. Seriously... why do I still not have one? And how excited am I to finally have my country on?! At least a little bit.


  1. I know !!! I'm not big on the sad, soppy country songs either but some of the more modern ones are great! Love "Casanova Cowboy" by Carrie Underwood at the moment. I think I've also watched the new "Footloose" movie about that many times too - never thought that a re-make could be that good, but this one is!!!

    1. Yep - it's not bad either! And yes - the new Footloose is awesome!

  2. Too funny. I am now inheriting the Akubras that are too grubby to wear in whipcracking competitions.

  3. Are you ready for this? I don't own an Akubra either. I do own a RM Williams hat that I was talked into by hubs last year - which gets worn rarely in VERY particular situations. And I abhorr bad country music. But give me some fast-paced Tim McGraw or Keith Urban and I will seat-dance with the best of 'em!! You GO girl.

  4. My husband loves country music, I have grown to respect it. That's about all.


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