...sometimes you just get this urge to be upside down
...you sing in the shower in Portuguese
...instead of doing the required reading for organic chem, you decide
to read Mestre Acordeon's book - for the third time this week
...you occasionally watch TV from a queda de rins or headstand
stare at you on the street for playing the "air berimbau."
decide that au au batido is the proper response to a handshake
pet lizards are named Bimba, Pastinha and Pandeiro
have taught one of the aforementioned lizards to do a rabo de arria with his legs and tail
you see axe you automatically assume they meant axe`
have memorized the lines to "Only the Strong."
start doing Ginga in the car while driving
of taking physics notes, you are drawing little figures doing aus and meia lua de compassos
time you encounter a reflective surface, you start doing moves to check your technique
figure skating coach yells at you because you're leaning forward all the time (habit from the ginga)
theres an empty dance floor at a club it somehow magically turns into your own personal roda
time you fall, you recover in a negativa and right yourself in a role.
find about a hundred batques and arames in your pocket but not your keys, wallet or pen
favorite colors are those that coincidently be found on the Brazilian flag
walk around bare-foot to "Toughen up your feet
hear Mark Dacascos say the line "this time, I don't play" and you start laughing no matter how many thousands of times you've
heard it. (and this applies to anyone doing the imitation as well!)
first impulse when walking down a hall is do so on your hands
knock on someone's door, who you don't know, and ask them if you can take some branches from their tree prunings to make berimbaus
paint your toenails with Brazilian flags
you see a Mazda comercial you feel compelled to complete the line with "...Capoeira mata um!!!"
have your mother in law trying to fall into queida de rins (and throws her back out and blames you)
one wants to shake your hand more then once...(gotta learn to stop those compassos)
essays seem to tie capoeira in SOMEWHERE
know more about Brazil then your mother country.
constantly check to see if the white pants a random person on the street is wearing are capoeira pants.
bencao the traffic light walking button, even if there are lots of people around (trust me, most are at a good height!)
start every sentence with "this one time... at capoeira..."
call all of your friends "CAMARA"
try to convince your mom to come and play in the roda
find yourself doing the ginga while playing with the neighbor's dog
article of clothing you buy generates the question, "Can I play capoeira in this?"
else in the elevator?--Au Batido!!!
most of your photographs, youre upside down
you know why babies love rattles--they're caxixis!
your hard drive space is used up because all of the capoeira pics and videos
are painting a wall and your free arm is up protecting your face
overextend your knee doing an au sem mao and can't walk without pain, and "oh, good, now I'll get a chance to practice walking
on my hands" is what goes through your head
yell at other drivers on the road in Portuguese
hard drive at work crashes. I don't have any of the work data from the last three months backed up because I've been on the
road. But I did make sure to get all the Capoeira mp3's/related material backed up beforehand
cat starts to do the Ginga with you
studying, you take frequent "5-minute berimbau breaks" which always seem to turn into an hour
can remove everything you have in all your pockets in one movement
chew to the beat of the berimbau
quote mestres in school
...you figure going to a roda is a suitable place for a first date.