You know you're a tango junkie when.....
On a trip abroad your Tango partner gets really pissed off at you for not going to a milonga because you wanted to visit friends you haven't seen in 8 years.
You write a pro-con list for getting knocked up and having a baby and include "not being able to gancho during the later stages of pregnancy and while breast feeding" to your con list.
Late at night, you decide that you have to review a move with your partner, so yo put on your tango shoes while wearing your bathrobe.
You realized that there was as much "Tango Email" as "Work Email" in my inbox in the morning.
You have a pair of tango shoes in your holiday bag.
You don't care how "sweet" your partner's shirt is if he is a good dancer.
Your iPod has over 30 versions of La Cumparsita
You open your eyes in the morning, you start humming "Zorzal" and dance it in your mind with your favorite milonga partner
早晨睜開眼睛，你開始哼起Carlos Gardel，然後在腦中假想你正在和最喜歡的舞者共舞 (注︰ Zorzal在西班牙文裡是知更鳥的意思，這裡的"Zorzal"應該是指Carlos Gardel的另一項稱喻El Zorzal Criollo)
You're feeling angst in your life, and you know exactly what's going to make it go away.
Tango has become your philosophy
You have an MDiv yet you preach the "gospel of tango" more than "the Gospel"
You have crossed an ocean just to dance with a favorite partner
You practice in front and in the elevator regardless if you are alone or if one of the head officers of the company are standing next to you
You swear you will quit this crazy dance, and are back at the next milonga
You find yourself dressing a stranger in your eyes in 3" heels and a black dress.
You realize the milonga is where you see all your friends.
You laugh out loud at bad tango in movies.
You walk backwards to the refrigerator.
You walk into new buildings and notice potential dance space to Tango.
Your friends offer to "do an intervention."
You've remodeled your house mainly to maximize dance space.
Entering a lift, and making a side step with your left foot to give way to somebody going out, then you don't step forward with your right foot. You change weight on the double-time, and you enter the lift with a left-foot step.
You move because your landlord will not let you remove the coconut carpets - and there isn't really room for practicing anyway.
You wake up in the middle of the night and hear tango music - only to realize it's inside your head.
你在深夜聽到探戈音樂而驚醒 — 然後發現只是你腦袋裡的回音
If there is not milonga on a Friday night - you arrange one!
You wear your heels to work. They are hand sewn and so comfortable.
Your feet love them. Why wear any other shoes?
And you keep an extra pair in your bag.
You have started taking Spanish private lessons - from a Porteño.
你開始上西班牙文私人課 — 老師當然是正港布宜諾斯艾利斯人
You cross state lines to tango
You cross country lines to tango!
You practice your balance - and sometimes boleos - when waiting to cross the street.
你練習平衡，有時會練習Boleos — 在等待過馬路的空檔
You say, "We can meet .... Thursday or maybe Monday - oh, no I am practicing with Thomas.... how about Monday next week?"
Your first question when buying clothes is "but can I dance in it?" - used to be "but can I wear it to work?"
You bring your heels to work so you can practice on your breaks. (this is a true story!)
You prefer to listen to the original recording of Por Una Cabeza
你比較喜歡聽原版的Por Una Cabeza
You fantasize about being Luciana Pedraza.
You fantasize about being Robert Duvall's dreamgirl.
You copied all your tango music to your office computer and that's all you listen to 9 – 5
You've danced with one of the biggies and survived.
You own a tango t-shirt and wear it in public - constantly.
You go through withdrawal without at least one tango-high per week.
You realize you are being swept away.
Your descriptions of tango have shifted from "unbounded enthusiasm" to "you wouldn't understand..."
Your friends are secretly plotting to kidnap you for a week of serious deprogramming.
You know who Carlos Gardel is.
You've stopped saying sorry when you screw up - you just tango out of the trouble you got into.
當你搞砸了，你不再說對不起 — 繼續探戈吧寶貝，一切迎刃而解
You keep a pair of dance shoes in your car.
You wish you paid more attention in high school Spanish class.
You've sold or moved most of your furniture to give yourself practice space.
You make sure you never run out of breath mints.
You've had the big tango-fight with your partner.
You listen to tango music when you're not at a practica or milonga.
You bring your ankles and knees together all the time, even in the elevator.
You plan the rest of your social life so it doesn't conflict with tango nights.
You own a bootleg copy of Tango Bar.
Your wardrobe is predominantly black.
Ocho is more than just a number.
Your fantasy travel destination is Buenos Aires.
You are unable to schedule major surgery without compromising tango commitments.
You now view the world in terms of people who tango and those unfortunate souls who don't.
You have to work hard to maintain non-tango friendships (if you have any left).
You've been dancing a year and still don't get bored talking tango.
You've progressed from the practice hold to full contact tango.
你已經從練習模式(Practice hold)晉昇到全身緊貼(full contact)
You have developed the ability to turn any conversation to tango within 2 minutes.
You no longer have parties at your house; you host milongas.
When you look in the mirror, you are usually looking at your feet.
Before traveling, you check out the net for tango events in that area.
You are willing to spend twice as much time driving to a milonga as you actually dance.
You've danced long enough to realize that you want to keep it simple.
You automatically do something Tango-ish whenever you navigate through a crowd.
Your computer passwords at work are always phrases related to tango.
Your ear has been trained to recognize the tango possibilities in all forms of music
You've figured out how to find the hidden tango sections in any record store.
You remember the place and partner with whom you danced your first real tango.
Subtle moves have begun to reveal themselves (without lessons).
You practice the roles of both lead and follow to fully understand the dance.