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DDN 6 year anniversary!
By Lunamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 01:17 PM
Edited by Luna (17722) on 2007-12-21 13:36:25

It has been 6 years since I first signed on to DDN as Luna! That is insane! Especially since I have only made 2347 total since December 21, 2001. I guess I enjoy reading posts and lurking rather than actually making comments of my own.
I started in 2001 as a wee beginner in Irish dance and today I am in Prelim Champs. I have seen many DDN members come and go, I have even converted a few from my family and dance friends.
Today, sadly I have not been able to continue dancing due to a retarded foot injury that has been EXTREMELY slow in healing and just plain frustrating. I got injured a year ago and I'm still not healed fully so dancing competitively has not been an option. I am teaching now which is so fun but I still miss dancing a lot. Hopefully one day I can dance full out again :(.

Anyways, in celebration of this prestigious event I am creating a short montage of "Luna through the years".
So strap on your seat belts and here we go. . . . . .

All of these images are from my old posts and also Knotworkmollt.
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here I am dancing a beginner II hornpipe, I think. Look how cute and little I was! I was 17 at the time :P

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Ahh my first solo dress. I loved it so much! Oh and I got my first wig at that feis too. That was when the Boise feis actually wasn't that popular yet. Oh and I haven't been able to do the splits since that picture was taken.

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Another hornpipe picture I believe except it's blurry. I love this picture because it actually looks like I have turnout when in reality it only happened at sporadic moments when pictures like this are taken. I think I was still in Novice at this time. How I HATED the Novice level!

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Oireachtas Choreography. I have no idea but I had my friend Mary hold my foot for the photo.

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new solo dress that I designed and helped make (The blue dress in case you couldn't guess. This was during our Halloween school recital. I decided to go asd a dancer with tie dyed poodle socks. Cyndilouhoo is the crazed Raggedy Ann and Reelghillies is the middle dancer.

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First place singing trophy! AHHHH! I look funny but maybe it was from the excitement of winning the thing.

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Rincedragonfly and me doing our "infamous" two-hand treble jig. It was only the two of us in the treble jig competition so we decided to improvise and make it more entertaining. The judge almost fell off the chair since she was laughing so hard. We both got first place BTW.

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The craziness that ensues while waiting for the St. Patrick's day parade to start.

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My first prelim, Awwwww. Me dancing with Reelghillies.


Okay, that's it. Hope you enjoyed it.

12 Replies to DDN 6 year anniversary!

re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By Gossip_Girl
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 01:28 PM
Hiya

Happy 6th anniversary
Really enjoyed you photos
There were brilliant

Good luck for 2008

Love weedy wendy
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By celticfeetmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 02:59 PM
That's so awesome, Luna; I love seeing picture timeline posts because they're so fun and make you feel good about where you're at!! Congrats....six years and going strong! hehe :]
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By irishmamamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 03:03 PM
Aww, congrats on your 6th yr anniversary. I loved seeing all of your photos. You may not be dancing any longer, but you are still involved in an important part of dance, the most important part actually-teaching!
Seeing your post made me go back and take a look at how long I have been a member of the DDN community. 4 yrs!!! I sure doesn't seem that long to me. And I must never shut my yap, because in 4 yrs I have posted 2133 comments. Prolific little thing that I am..LOL
How long has DDn actually been around??
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By seacaptain
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 03:27 PM
slightly OT but maybe/hopefully helpful:

Do you wear orthotics or have you seen a podiatrist or pedorthist? I had a sprained ankle that never seemed to heal - I finally went to a pedorthist and he pin pointed exactly where the pain was and noticed that the way I was walking was pulling on my ankle preventing the tendons and ligaments from healing...a few weeks with new orthotics and I was beginning to notice serious improvements and now I am pain free except before it snows!

It might be worth checking out, I know how frustrating and painful it is!
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By Lunamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 04:05 PM
Thanks for the comments!

^Yes seacaptain, I have been seeing an orthopedic surgeon for the past 6 months but my latest MRI scan shows that my broken foot is only halfway healed and is still slightly irritated (I have been trying to practice a little outside of teaching). I have been through casts, boots, the whole shabang. I always wear shoes with my orthodics now. I need to get some custom ones though.
I might actually need surgery after all even though I haven't confirmed it with my doctor yet. *sigh* I'm just tired of the whole situation.

Here are past posts about me complaining about my injury if you wanted to know the whole story:
www.dance.net . . .
www.dance.net . . .
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By twinkletoeschamp
On Fri Dec 21, 2007 08:54 PM
Congratulations on 6 years :) I'm more of a lurker these days myself!

I hope your foot heals faster and you can get back to competitive dancing soon!
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By SionnachPremium member
On Sat Dec 22, 2007 12:11 AM
*sung to William Tell's Overture*

Happy Anni-ver-sa-ry
Happy Anni-ver-sa-ry
Happy Anni-ver-sa-ry
Haaaa ppy Anniversary!

weee! Happy 6th Anniversary Luna!

I've really only been lurking lately, but I always enjoy your posts :) I really hope that you're able to dance full out soon!
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By kittysmom
On Sat Dec 22, 2007 09:06 AM
Congrats Luna!!! Darn those aching injuries! I'm sure that eventually you will get back to the full out IDing. Thank you for the walk down memory lane!!

Merry Christmas!

Mary
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By riseUPstepFALLmember has saluted, click to view salute photos
On Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:59 AM
Happy Anniversary Lisa Darling!
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By DaNc3R0f2M0Rr0w
On Sat Dec 29, 2007 08:34 PM
Congrats on the anniversary! Your pictures look great. Keep up the great work in dance! Best of luck in the future!

Lauren
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By rincedragonflymember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:41 PM
Aw, Luna!!! Happy 6 year!!

In honor of your 6th anniversary, I have some gifts for you.

Iron is traditional for the 6th year, so here is an iron kettle!
Image hotlink - 'http://www.chefgadget.com/images/C37_thumb.jpg'

And a magazine rack:
Image hotlink - 'http://www.busynestonline.com/assets/product_images/product_lib/35000-35999/35333.jpg'

And some candy! Not because it's iron, lol, but it's also traditional.
Image hotlink - 'http://www.candybarjunkie.com/images/candy_bouquet_basket_2.jpg'
re: DDN 6 year anniversary!
By Lunamember has saluted, click to view salute photosPremium member
On Sat Dec 29, 2007 10:57 PM
^ Aww gee thanks Rince! :D
An iron and look a magazine rack! You know me so well, it's what I always wanted ;). Oh and you know that the image of the candy is pretty much life sized, right? You have no idea how torturous it is that I can't grab it from my computer screen and eat it.

Thanks for the comments everyone! This has been the best DDN Anniversary EVER!

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