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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:13 AM
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Default How Do You Do The Doc Dance?

I read a lot about this Doc Dance. My Docs should be arriving soon and I want to get it right.

Can anyone write me a mental picture of this very symbolic dance? Pictures would be even more helpful.

Please help. I am afflicted with two right feet and a left handed coffee mug.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:42 AM
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You put your right foot in,
you take your right foot out,
you put your right foot in and you shake it all about.......

Sorry but I simply could not resist!!

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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:15 PM
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You put your left foot in,
you take your leftfoot out,
you put your left foot in and you shake it all about ...

Continuing the dance ....
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Is it time to sail yet?
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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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Here's ours...

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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:19 PM
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And don't forget...there's that never ending smile that spreads from ear to ear as you hold those documents in the air waving your arms about...your heart also beats a bit faster and you might be able to feel the sway of the ship if you close your eyes!

Debjo (Document Dance Done...in the countdown to the Sailing Salsa now!)
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Since I like to pick my docs up at my brick-and-mortar TA, I do my doc dance while driving back home. I place my pleather doc wallet on the seat beside me, and buckle it in so it doesn't slide around. I reach over and pat it from time to time so it will know how loved it is.

I gingerly weave in and out of traffic (don't get excited, Copper 10-8!!) while smiling from ear to ear. At that time, the doc dance is remarkable because the Las Vegas traffic doesn't torque my wrench! If someone cuts me off, I just grin and continue whistling along with the radio or CD.

When I arrive home, I lovingly massage the pleather wallet with a little Armor-All to protect it from what will soon be repeated opening and closing to peruse its contents.

Ahhhh. Love the doc dance!

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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Well, there are actually many different Doc Dances. Some depend on what the itinerary is you are doing, other types depend on what part of the world you live in.

One type is

And yet another is the traditional HAL Doc Dance
but this is not really used much any more. Times have changed

Another variation is

Yet many going to Hawaii prefer this one.

So as you can see there are just so many DAM way to enjoy those pleather envelopes
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Old September 14th, 2006, 01:14 PM
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Just remember that when your documents do arrive -- make certain that you don't dance so loud your neighbors call the police -- you'll be having one big party then.
Cruising is a wonderful way to enjoy retirement!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 02:49 PM
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I am sure that the police and the riot squad will understand
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:25 PM
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You guy make me laugh which is much needed we had a bad day here yesterday. Thanks
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:45 PM
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Default Doc Dance

Here are the words to the dance that I gave to Grampy last week. He's still cutting (?) a rug.

DOC DANCE. last chance for love
Yes, it's your DOC DANCE, for a tap dance tonight

HAL needs you, by her
To hail her, to sail her
To hold her, to scold her
Cause when you're glad
You're so so glad

So let's dance, the DOC DANCE
Let's dance, the DOC DANCE
Let's dance, the DOC DANCE tonight.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:51 PM
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Anyone else hear Donna Summers echoing in their head. Hammy, I think that version would be best performed on roller skates.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:52 PM
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Default Almost forgot

Here's a little something to put you in the mood:
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Old September 14th, 2006, 03:58 PM
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You guys are hysterical!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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I do a doc dance in 3/4 time, while wearing a ball gown.
Tres elegant.

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It fixes everything.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 09:36 PM
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Default For Ruthc:

Originally Posted by RuthC
I do a doc dance in 3/4 time, while wearing a ball gown.
Tres elegant.
HAL crossings, always so worthwhile
I'm sailing you in style, some day

Oh dream maker, you heart breaker
Where ever you're going, I'm going your way

HAL cruising, off to see the world
There's such a lot of world to see

We're after the same chocolate, you and me
Waiting round the bend, my Upgrade Fairy friend

HAL cruises and me.
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