Walk Like an Egyptian
Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Today we went to the King Tut exhibit at the Science Center. We prepared by singing and dancing to Steve Martin's "King Tut" and the Bangle's "Walk Like an Egyptian". We were disappointed to see neither great historical work even referenced in the exhibit.
The exhibit itself was great. It was strategically arranged and lit up so that you could really get the impact of all of the beautiful statues and jewelry and other items found in the tomb. My family was particularly interested in seeing the mummy. We're a bit on the macabre side. My husband wants me to mention that King Tut had beautiful teeth with no cavities. He says that is proof that you should eat like an Egyptian. I'm not sure exactly what that means except that I remember the Israelites missing the leeks and garlic once they had moved on to freer pastures.
My kids were very happy that with the press of people in the exhibit rooms there was no space for me to embarrass them by walking like an Egyptian. I told them that I am a master at that, because sometimes in Zumba we do just that. Only we do it quite a bit faster than walking pace. In the exhibits I had to keep to a slow stop and go pace. It was actually murder on my back. I'm very happy that I have a chiropractor appointment tomorrow. Looking at the heavy gold jewelry they wore, I think that the Egyptians probably wished they had chiropractors too.
I did get in a good workout sprinting from the parking garage to get to the tour on time. I had allowed plenty of time to park. Unfortunately, the machine at the parking garage that took your money was balky and slow. It took a whole line of people shouting instructions for us to figure it out. By the time I got to the Science Center with my tickets, I was dripping with sweat. I wonder if that is why people in line were giving me a wide berth?
We're home now. My kids have probably already lost their souvenier King Tut memory book and deck of cards. My legs ache. But I'm happy with all the memories of a very full day. I think I'll celebrate by putting on Steve Martin's "King Tut" and dancing the Funky Monkey.