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Wait, are you kidding or do you really dance like that?

January 29, 2016

Dancing shot EG

That’s what he said to me, you know. Christian and I had just started dating and I think I started to freestyle or something in the hallway of my condo building when, as he stared – horrified – he said, “Wait. Are you kidding or do you really dance like that?” And I’ve been scarred ever since πŸ˜‰ (What can I say? #whitegirlprobs)

The truth is, I know I’m not the best dancer, but when I feel it I can’t help myself – I could dance for hours, even by myself. (If we’re honest here, it’s almost always by myself since… well, hence the title of this post.) Very few people have seen my moves: my very best friends since elementary school, my parents and brother (I used to do it only to embarrass him), Christian (that one time), and the guests of a former friend’s wedding. (Former friend because we just lost touch, not because of my moves. At least, that’s what I’ve told myself.)

Yesterday was just one of those days, guys. It started with a “simple” oil change at 9AM at the dealership for my new car, which turned into a 3 hour event because they found a very serious oil leak. “Your car could catch fire if we don’t fix this” is what I was told – like I was going to argue with them? By all means, let’s fix this problem. I loved Hunger Games: Catching Fire but I’m not sure the south is ready for the real-life version. So the dealershipΒ said they’d have to order a special part so I’d be given a rental car from another company, which – long story short – I’ll be returning today due to the fact it’s the size of a golf cart and I don’t fully trust Nashville semi drivers on our highways, not yet anyway. So yesterday, after I picked up my “silver bullet” (their words, not mine), I headed home and decided I’d do some more meal prep for the weekend. Chopping is such a stress reliever and before I knew it, it was 4 hours later and I wishing our fridge was bigger.

And here’s where things turned dangerous. My Spotify playlist had finally run out so I clicked on a new station titled, “Throwback Dance Party.” UMMM – if you haven’t checked out this playlist, DO IT AND DO IT RIGHT NOW. Basically, not only did it force me to dance in the kitchen as I put away dishes but I’m pretty sure some of my best moves were displayed in the following video. (Because, #fortheblog.)

(Sadly, there was no alcohol involved in the making of this video.)

“Do you really dance like that?” from Ember Grey on Vimeo.

(If you have trouble viewing the video, click here.)

Fierce. Like I said. As you can see, I’m a big fan of The Snap. This was Cleo’s face as I danced:

Cleos face EG

Also, for the record, if I weren’t already married I totally would not have posted this publicly. But you know, I am married and for better or worse. Right babe? Babe?

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  • Oh Emily!! This has made my Friday! LOVE IT! I’m also loving Cleo’s face – I’m certain my two have given me the same look. Have a great weekend – and hope you get an awesome car to replace the golf cart.

    • Thank you, Sheryl! (Cats are so brutally honest, aren’t they?!) πŸ˜‰

  • 1) thank you, made my day
    2) that station YOWZA, I need!
    3) is your new matching mom tattoo on your wrist?

    • Well, I got 2 new tattoos – one on my wrist and then one kind of on the side of my wrist on my other hand. (Like straight down from my pinky finger.)

      • Very cool. I love tattoos especially if they have meaning πŸ™‚

  • Hahaha… Kitchen dancing is so much safer because you don’t have a mirror… like in the bathroom… where I can actually SEE that I have no idea what to do with my arms πŸ™‚ Ha! I loved you video! It made my Friday!

    • haha! Seriously- what are we supposed to do with our arms?! Story of my life!

  • Those are some sweet dance moves I feel like you’re someone I would love to tear it up on the dance floor with!

  • Hahaha your cat loves it

  • That is literally exactly what I look like when I dance in the kitchen, so no shame. Cleo’s face is hysterical. I can already tell this playlist is my soulmate.

  • I dance like that, too. #noshame. πŸ™‚

    I think my favorite part is the totally random and intermittent lip synching! We would have so much fun going dancing ?

    • I always think I’m lip synching really well until times like this when it’s so obvious I’m way off in the timing of it. Practice makes perfect?! πŸ˜‰

  • um, you should probably be my date to whatever wedding I have to attend next. because groove thangs would be shaken. we dance a lot in our house, it’s the only thing A wants to do sometimes.

  • Cracking up! Seriously, you got the groove girl. I commend you for doing this and posting. Bravery at its finest.

    • It was a brave moment. The day it posted Christian said, “I’m honestly surprised you had the guts to share that publicly” and then my mom said the same thing a few hours later. haha πŸ˜‰

  • You are my favorite.

  • Haha omg Cleo’s face. And girl, you’ve got movessss.

    • I died laughing when I looked down and saw her. She just kept that look on her face the whole time like whhhhaaaattt????

  • There are a lot of secret single behaviors that become public when you get married. Ha! My thought is that it doesn’t matter what you look to others when you dance, only how you feel you look like when you dance. I’d imagine my dance skills are award-worthy. πŸ™‚

  • That is the best! Love the throwback channel! My favorite!!!

  • EdyeNicolesMakeup

    Girl you’ve got moooooves πŸ˜‰ Have a great weekend!


  • Just one more reason why I freaking love you.

    • πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ If you had told me a year ago I’d be sharing my moves, I wouldn’t have believed you. We’ve come a long way, Anne! haha!

  • Thank you for the video, Emily. Truly. You made me laugh when I wasn’t having such a great morning. And the playlist- Yes. You are awesome! xo

    • aw! Glad I could help your morning, Tabitha!! (Hope your day got better) πŸ™‚

  • chall1018

    Oh my word! You are too precious. Love those moves!!!

  • I love you so much. That was amazing. Dancing is my favorite, and ideally dancing alone (to all of those songs, and basically with all of those moves!). One of my therapists actually encourages dancing which is like <3 <3. Apple-bottom jeans and boots with the fur #neverforget

    • haha!! #neverforget Made me laugh out loud πŸ˜‰ Thank you for the sweet note, Jess!

  • This. Is. EPIC!! LOL! Dance like the world’s not watching… At least I tell myself that too. LOL!