Mighty Life List
Jun 19 2008


On the grass
In the kitchen
In Paris
In your thirties

18 Responses to “Twirling”

  • miranda Says:

    When I was a little girl, I refused to let my mother buy me a dress before I checked out the “twirl factor.” What a nice thing about being a girl.

  • AppleTree Says:

    And, just in case you hadn’t seen it, twirling by Sheryl Crow: http://youtube.com/watch?v=kVrELd1HluQ

  • Katherine Says:

    Oh, I was just like Miranda. (…Still am, I guess!)

  • Janice (5 Minutes for Mom) Says:

    Inspiring. I need to twirl more. I should make a Mighty List and put twirl in Paris on it…

  • Esther Says:

    I just bought my 2 year old daughter a denim dress. She told me she didn’t like it because “it doesn’t go up!” She spun around to demonstrate the lack of twirl. I couldn’t argue.

  • superblondgirl Says:

    One of my favorite twirling pictures (of my baby sister! who is not actually a baby anymore, but still is…): http://flickr.com/photos/93393281@N00/125275584/

  • Tiffany Says:

    I’m pregnant with my first child, a baby girl. Those pictures make me extremely excited for the future (yes, even the last one, a little bit… :)

  • MontanaJen Says:

    When I was last with two (of my ten) nieces, I wore a brown cotton full skirt, with a cotton liner under. Perfect twirl skirt.

    The three-year-old kept saying, “Twirl, dancy-girl! Twirl!”

    And twirl I did.

    So fun.

  • Kristy - Where's My Damn Answer Says:

    I love this :-D … and you look mahvalous in blue :-D

  • Jen Says:

    Awesome photo finds! My sister used to call them “pumpkin dresses” when they’d poof out like that 2nd shot. Good times. :)

  • CP Says:

    My girls (7 and 10) are leaving the twirl behind. Sob. Maybe I need to bring it back for myself?

  • daisy Says:

    When I was ten, I took a crash course in baton twirling and performed in the local Canada day parade. I wore a red sequin leotard JUST LIKE THAT ONE. Can’t believe I’m admitting this on line.

  • bradleytee Says:

    As a kid I always loved twirling but thought it was kind of gay…then I realized the dress I was wearing was the gay part, not the twirling…I still like twirling but now I do it with my kids so I have a reasonable excuse to be a grown man in my thirties acting dizzy and drunk-like….and twirling.

  • becca Says:

    When I was a little girl, my dad used to twirl me once before bed. It was our ritual.

  • zeghsy Says:

    i have to do a twirl test, because thinking you’re okay and flashing the entire world because your dress spun up, THAT’s embarrassing. it’s worse when you’re dancing with your ex-bf and his new fiance sees your tush.

  • Walking In My Sleep Says:

    So much captured in so few words. Life does just seem to twirl by…

  • BOSSY Says:

    Oy, great list – although most are now hypotheticals for Bossy.

  • a. Says:

    Sadly, this is unrelated to twirling, but I just read your twitter about the eyelid swelling. I am also a redheaded, sensitive-skinned person who started developing seemingly random and rash-y allergies a couple of years ago. When my eyelid started to swell and I couldn’t figure it out, the doctor told me that it was blephargia. Which is eyelash dandruff. (pretty name, pretty condition!) She sort of chuckled at me and gave me a cream which I swear was vaseline. Please don’t judge me; I am only trying to help. I hope you don’t have eyelash dandruff, but given the allergies and such you’ve posted about lately, well, you might?