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Central Square Dance Party by Jess K. '10

You can even play the videos and dance along to them. It'll be like you were there.

As Snively wrote, school’s out for the summer, but that certainly doesn’t mean that there’s less to do – in fact, I find my days are STILL packed, just in a different way. (Which is maybe perhaps why my blogging has been so sporadic lately. That, and the Sex and the City kick I’ve been on for the past two months.*) A couple weekends ago the city of Cambridge was hosting a city-wide dance party in the street, and so we decided to head over and get down with our bad selves.

If you want to feel like you were there with us, here’s a little bit of the evening:

And in case you ever wondered what a couple hundred people doing the cha cha slide looks like:

I hope this entry reminds you not only that I’m still alive, relatively speaking, but also, that MIT students live in the city, talk to other people, and unfortunately, dance to songs that were only okay for about three minutes during their cousin Becky’s bat mitzvah. We also work a lot so we can go home occasionally, which is why this is completely overdue and I’m writing this from the other coast. I’ll be back soon with more about my lab and all the other random dance parties I’ve been up to this summer, but for now, keep sending in those questions!

*Just in case anyone was wondering, the one part I hate most from Sex and The City** is not that time Carrie tells Berger’s friends off because Berger broke up with her by post-it, or the time that Miranda breaks it off with the Knicks doctor (seriously?? because that guy was perfect) to be with Steve – although those definitely made the top 5, the number one is definitely when Carrie says “Google dot com”. Twice, in one 2004 episode. As in, “According to Google dot com, he had many lovers.” This makes me go “Eggggghhhhhhh.” I don’t think it was at all acceptable to say “Google dot com” in 2004, or “The World Wide Web”, or “surfing the ‘net” at that point. Even looking back at the time when it was makes me go “Egggghhhhhh.” It’s like the puberty of internet history.

**Did I just admit to everyone I watch Sex and the City? My bad.

24 responses to “Central Square Dance Party”

  1. Ehsan says:

    Good post Jess!

    Sorry for the second post

    First is the worst, second is the best third is the one with the golden chest

  2. Ty'12 says:


  3. Ty'12 says:

    What!??? Well, at least I also get the golden chest… though I’m not technically third anymore??

    And cool pics!!

  4. Piper says:

    YAY YOU’RE ALIVE!!! And very exciting =).

    Though, alas, summer is coming to an end.

  5. Matt '12 says:

    lol “the puberty of internet history”

    I’m gonna use that at some point

  6. omar says:

    i still haven’t seen sex and the city… the movie.

    i did, however, watch the 6 seasons this summer. =)

  7. Omar says:

    All I need for fun is Rock Band and some groupies :p.

    p.s. I can’t stand Sarah Jessica Parker hehe :D

  8. @anonymous: correcting people only works if you’re right.

  9. Omar says:

    omg my mind just exploded. There’s another Omar who comments on the MIT blogs ahhh. As long as I capitalize the “O” and you don’t I think we’ll be fine smile

  10. anonymous says:

    it’s bar mitzvah not bat mitzvah.

  11. Nicole '10 says:

    @mynameiscabbage – There is a haircutting place in the basement of the student center. I’m not sure how much it costs, though.

  12. haha the dance party looks like fun, too bad i couldn’t take a glimpse at your dancing

    you asked for questions, i have a question.
    how do you get haircuts at MIT? i live in China, and i just have to go to a barber shop for a cheap haircut. but i heard that barber shops were expensive in the US. is it useful for me to learn how to cut my hair by myself?

    (nice post, LOL)

  13. hair says:

    haircut at technicuts: $16

    having a 20 minute conversation with that awesome Vietnamese barber and not understanding a word he says: Priceless

  14. Anonymous says:

    @Omar(capital O), And I always thought there was something strange behind your comment variation. wink

  15. Jess says:

    Pretty sure girls become bat mitzvahs. Hence the song “Werewolf Bar Mitzvah” from 30 Rock. Boys becoming men.. men becoming wolves..

  16. Leslie says:

    Did you see Sex in the City the movie? OMG! Ok, so “coloring” is the best euphemism ever!

  17. hair says:

    Snively, I must have heard that guy’s whole life story by now, but I can’t be sure. Suffice to say, though, you’re definitely not the only one. Welcome to the club. Try supplementing your noncommittal agreements with some laughter when appropriate. That will get you bonus points.

  18. Snively says:


    Dude, I had an entire 20 minute conversation with that guy based totally off of voice inflection. I had no idea what he was saying so I just kinda listened to how he said them and then said “Uh-huh” and “Oh yeah” and “Yep” over and over. It’s awesome to know that I’m not the only one.

  19. Hilly says:

    I must admit, it’s quite encouraging that you watch SatC as well–maybe I won’t be the only one on campus next year in love w/ the reruns!

    Note: this comment comes from a slightly guilty place…

  20. Jess says:

    Or you could just go with the cheapest way and have one of your hallmates cut it for you. Not that I did that last term. Twice. I mean, what?