Dear Harlem Shake …

Dear Harlem Shake: I am soooooo over you! Correction: I love the dance move … As in the ORIGINAL harlem shake. But I strongly dislike all these viral youtube videos going around. It adds salt to a dance form that already doesn’t receive enough credit and further degrades it’s significance as it relates to Harlem community in NYC. And besides … Some of these “harlem shake” videos aren’t even funny! If you’re reading this and thinking “Setarra, chill out. It’s just fun and games and has allowed people around the world to connect on a level where they can all enjoy making fun of themselves …” I Can’t Help It. The hip-hop dancer in me cringes every time I see a new ‘Harlem Shake’ video pop up these days… If you love these viral videos that are coming out, do you. Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. This one happens to be mine :) But please make sure you actually know what the REAL Harlem Shake Dance looks like … I’ll even add in a Pretty Please for effect :)

“Actor and filmmaker Chris McGuire took his camera to Harlem to ask the community what they thought of the current ‘Harlem Shake’ video craze.”

And with that being said, I DO appreciate the below Harlem Shake video ;)

{Phew … Maybe I should’ve saved that rant for an “Honest Hump Day” post?}

Dear Weekend: I’ve divided you into 2 sections. Saturday will be spent doing laundry and getting some errands done. Sunday  will be spent going on a date with myself exploring more of NYC. I have the Frick Collection & Alice’s Tea Cup on my to-do list. I refuse to live in New York and not see as much of it as I can … On a budget. Thank goodness the Frick is “pay what you want” from 11am-1pm on Sundays. Best believe I will be there at 11:30am with 5 bucks in hand! #brokeresidenttourist

Dear New and Current Readers: I’ve hit 200 followers today! I know … It’s not 1,000 but progress is progress and I’ll take my little victory :) Woot Woot! Kudos to Christine for being my 200th follower!
And as I did the last time when I hit 100 followers … I present you all with another Chuck Norris joke to celebrate 200! Well … actually it’s a Bruce Lee Joke because while I do love Chuck Norris jokes … Bruce Lee will ALWAYS be #1 in my book!

{I’m dying laughing right now}

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

xo, Setarra

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  • Agreed! I'm ready for this Harlem shake phase to be over with.

    Have fun this weekend. Pay what you can? That is awesome!

  • hahaha loved this post!

  • I never quite understood the harlem shake craze!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  • thanks for the education!

  • I think I'm out of the loop, but I've never seen this Harlem shake you speak of…for reals.

  • hey! 200 is 200 i think that's awesome. and i love the harlem shake, don't hate me

  • I'm always late to the party when it comes to stuff like this. I usually wait for someone to say, don't waste your time, you'll never get those minutes back. Then curiosity gets the best of me and I look and I want to bang my head on my keyboard.

  • the harlem shake viral vid was funny for 1 day to me. then the song just got annoying.
    then i played my satellite radio, and the song came out. it woke me up from my sleepy drive and gave me a headache!
    200!!! yay. you so famous.

  • Do you know I have no idea what the Harlem Shake is lol and have read so many Friday letters about it lol! Now I know since you explained thanks for that girl and I am gonna watch the video. My remission trip when I get in remission is to go to NYC! So you go girl and you explore every bit of it! I want to go to Serendipity my fav movie so of course I want to go the restraunt, my friends went and brought me back a huge can of cold chocolate whoop whoop! Have a great day girl!

  • SH

    There are so many versions now! It's crazy how something like that catches on so quickly.

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    The Hartungs Blog

  • Lol SERIOUSLY, the harlem shake has been around so much longer than these new videos!