Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Dancing While Waiting for the Water to Boil

We all wait for the water to boil when we make tea. I've been inspired by Joie de Tea's posts on Useful things to do while you wait for the kettle to boil, to share what I do when I wait.

I am really into swing dancing and blues dancing...I dance regularly in Philadelphia, at Lindy and Blues, and I've also started Cuppa Swing, a Dance in Newark, Delaware, for when the University of Delaware is not in session and their swing club is not having dances, like during the summer.

So what do I like to do when I wait? I like to dance...with or without music. Sometimes I'm practicing moves or movement, or doing exercises related to movement--I sometimes practice isolations, isolating one part of your body in motion while holding the rest of your body still, as I find this challenging. Other times I'm just grooving out. It's even possible to do the shim sham (a swing line dance) while waiting for the water to boil.

What do you do while you wait for the water to boil?


  1. That is so cool. I would love to know how to dance those styles.

    I do feel that I should practise mindful patience while waiting for my kettle to boil, though, rather than running around doing random stuff...

  2. I have been known to read while waiting for the water to boil, but more often than not, I just busy myself with things around the kitchen so I can be close enough to hear the water just before it boils.

  3. Depends on my mood.
    If I want to devote my time to that tea, I wait and listen to the water every step of the way.
    When I am in that mood, it makes a cup of tea very rewarding, and relaxing.
    Either that or I will chat with friends who are usually over for their cup of tea!