The Average Girl's "How To" Guide

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Tag: Dance

How To: Become An Internet Sensation

by Shannon

I highly recommend choreographing a kick-ass dance to Matt & Kim’s “It’s Alright,” and then posting it to YouTube. Let the internet dollars start rolling in!

How To: Get Motivated to Work Out (Part 2?)

by Rachel

Listen to Girl Talk’s “Feed the Animals” album. If you still don’t feel like doing sit ups and kettle bell swings, at least you will be dancing yourself fit!

GT: Feed the Animals

How To: Throw a Tinniversary Party

by Rachel

1. Watch episode 18, season 2 of New Girl; “TinFinity” for inspiration.


2. Make a playlist of all your favourite songs, prepare all your favourite foods, and drink your favourite drinks that you’ve listened to, eaten, and drank in the ten years you’ve been friends.

3. Go to Dollarama and buy a lot of tin foil for decorations.

4. Collect pictures from your friendship, good and bad, and post them for your friends to admire.

5. Talk exclusively about inside jokes that no one else will get, and make them wish they too, have been friends with you for ten years.

6. Dance.

Helpful Tip: do not ask your husbands to help, because they will just shake their heads.


There are big ships and small ships, but the best ship of all is friendship

How To: Get Your Dad Mad At You When You’re 12

by Shannon

Ask your Dad if you can go to the Dunsford Dance at the community centre. This will get him a good “base” mad, because he won’t want you to  go, but he’ll feel too bad to not let you.

During dinner the night of the dance, when he asks you if you’re planning to wear a shirt that tucks in, tell him yes. Proceed to go put on a belly top (that does not, obviously, tuck in), and hide a shirt (that does tuck in) in the bathroom cupboard. Put your coat on and run into your friend’s mom’s van, which is waiting outside.

Have a great time at the dance.

When you get home and your Dad meets you at the door, tell him you have to go to the bathroom so bad you can’t be bothered to take off your coat. When he tells you this is silly, and take off your coat right now, try to hide the fact you’re wearing a belly shirt. When it doesn’t work, you have succeeded, and your Dad is now really mad at you.

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