I spent this past New Year's with the Cadillac Ranch Dance Team and other friends in Nashville.  As I was thinking about things going on NOW, a conversation I had THEN came to mind.  In case you thought you knew everything about cowboys, listen in on how a cowboy preps for a New Year's Eve party:

Me:  [being proactive, and WAY too motherly] John, the party's about to start.  We're dressing up and are about to go…are you ready?

John (that's John in the picture above with his daughter Maddie):   [drawling] Well, I changed my brown hat for my black hat…and my brown boots for my black boots…so…yeah.

Me:  [stunned] Well, alrighty then.

 
What else could I have said? Admittedly, he did look pretty sharp.  That's not what I did to prep for a night on the town, but I'm not him; I'm me.  We're all different.

We run into people every day, and even more so in this dancing community.  I'm sure you've noticed we're all different.  Sometimes what we see in people delights us…and sometimes it annoys us.  The trick in life is to get along despite our differences, and accept each other for who we are.  We like it when people tolerate our idiosyncrasies and don't criticize or try to remake us in their image.  Let's all try to return the favor – because it goes both ways.

And as you chuckle WITH your friends at the things they say and do, be sure to let me know how THEY prep for a party!  I can't wait to hear about it. 🙂

See you on the dance floor,

Janet Kruse

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