Saturday, January 04, 2003
Joan played a lot of really great music at FNW last night. "Waltzing with Bears" was there -- I'd heard Richard play that once before. But the one that really made me happy was a polka that turned out to be another song I knew years ago: "Does your chewing gum lose its flavor / On the bedpost overnight? / If your mother says don't chew it / Do you swallow it in spite? / Can you catch it on your tonsils? / Can you heave it left and right? / Does your chewing gum lose its flavor / On the bedpost overnight?" I was so excited and happy when I realized what the song was that I was just bouncing around singing it afterwards. Tina thought I was silly (and "expressing happiness vertically," as she put it). Anyway, it was a good night of dancing.