Saturday, June 26, 2010


If I was a season,

I’d be spring.

If I was a piece of furniture,

I'd be porch swing

If I was a country,

I'd be Romania

If I was a food,

I'd be an Oreo

If I was a flower,

I'd be a Hydrangea

If I was a song,

I'd be Regina Spektor- Samson

If I was an instrument,

I'd be a cello

If I was a color,

I'd be white

If I was a letter,

I'd be a love letter

If I was a book,

I'd be The Time Traveler's Wife

If I was a time of day,

I'd be dusk

If I was a drink,

I'd be raspberry lemonade

If I was a holiday,

I'd be Christmas Eve

If I was a store,

I'd be an antique store

If I was a word,

I'd be mesmerizing

If I was a person,

I’d be me

If I could know the future,

I'd want to see my family as an Eternal one

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

So You Think You Can Dance TOP 10

So since I always have sooooo much to say about my favorite show ever I thought I would blog about it a little bit. Can I just tell you how much I love that Mia Michaels is on the panel of judges....I love her.

Cristina and Pasha- Pasa Doble

In the past I have not really been impressed by Cristina's performances, especially next to Pasha and Anya. I hope he doesn't totally blow her out of the water and she can pull off the passion needed for this dance.
Now I don't know much about ballroom but I just feel her performance was a little lack luster. It is such an intense dance and I felt like she just sort of went through the motions, she is definitely lucky she had Pasha as her partner. He definitely carried her through out this performance.

* I definitely like the change for last week, the all stars are staying with the contestant for the judging.

Adechike and Alison- Contemporary

Sad no story...I hope they are able to connect just as much as when there is a story. Adechike struggled with connecting to his partner so this may be a major downfall for him.

First off Alison is so incredible, she dances with so much passion. I can already tell however that because of the passion she is out shining Adechike. That spiral lift was beautiful. I love their partnering together, they do really bring out the best in each other. I only wish Adechike would have shown the same amount of passion as Alison. He has gotten better from last week however he still has a ways to go to be on the same level as some of the other dancers. I like was Mia says about finding the joy, being able to connect the dance and find that internal happiness makes the dance go from just technique to passionate and mesmerizing.

Alex and Lauren- Broadway

First off Alex is my absolute favorite in the competition. He has so much strength and he is just a phenomenal dancer. I am so glad he is on this season, he really is blowing almost all of the other dancers out of the water. I think having the strong back ground in ballet that he does he is definitely ahead of the pack.

Fosse style of dance is such a unique style of broadway dancing. It is totally different for Alex, he wont be able to use his explosive strength since Bob Fosse was all about the small repetitive movements.

Great choice of music, it really highlights the hit beats. Um wow Alex's side leap um incredible. Sorry I am biased but I love how he just totally commits to every character with in the dance. I loved the sequence with Alex crawling under Lauren's back bend, so visually interesting and unique. HA the ending---I can hear every boy at home cringing when Alex ended in the straddles.

Ashley and Mark- Jazz

Her background package photos definitely reminded me of my early dancing days, poof bangs and all. I love Travis Wall, I am super excited to watch this dance. I hope she can pull of the emotions this week.

She has beautiful extension. I loved the opening sequence walk and lift. I still think she is struggling with the emotion. It feels slightly disjointed to me and I am not feeling the emotional break up that Travis was talking about. Mark is such an amazing partner. What an awesome dive lift.

Wow Nigel is sort of bashing Travis for his routine, that usually does not happen and I think it is in poor taste of Nigel. The routine was beautifully choreographed and his interpretation is his not Nigel's.

Billy and Comfort- Krump

Lil C is choreographing and this is going to be a tough dance for Billy I think. Krump is so completely different and then he has Lil C on top of all that. Hopefully he will be "buck":)

I am always surprised at how good comfort is, I guess I never expect a girl to dance like that. I am really impressed with Billy so far. Side note: Clayton just called Krump the "Dirty Hip Hop" ha ha ha It feels as though Billy is really concentrating hard and is not really in the moment dancing. He is doing well, Krump is definitely not his style though.

Robert and Anya- Tango

Anya is SEX on a stick. She is always so steamy it makes me giggle ha ha ha ha. I just could never have the guts.
Robert looks so handsome and debonair. So far he is really dancing right up there with Anya, he is doing awesome. I loved the straddle down with Anya in the middle. Robert is starting to fall flat for me towards the middle of the dance, he picked it right back up towards the end. Those quick steps together looked really fast and precise.

Melinda and Ade- Contemporary

This is going to be a very interesting dance. It is always hard for me to connect to the dancers when the dance is focused around inadimate objects. I do enjoy Stacey Tooke though so we will see.

Ade is such a strong and powerful dancer, he really is doing a beautiful job. I love the song choice. Melinda definitely lacks in technique and you can see it in her feet and torres. She is passionate and you can see it, it is just hard to look past how much she lack in technique. It was a beautiful dance bit I think she might be in trouble this week. I really loved all of the lifts and throws.

Jose and Katheryn- Bollywood

It would be hard to follow up last seasons Bollywood number that blew everyone out of the water. Katheryn is awesome though so she should help Jose quite a bit. Hopefully he can pull it off.

Jose is ALADDIN ha ha ha how funny. Katheryn is really rocking this dance. At the beginning Jose just looked like he was a little kid trying to join in...sad.It is a very fun and playful dance with the butt slapping and all and Jose is doing as well as can be expected, Katheryn is really carrying him though. He might be in trouble as well.

Lauren and Dominic- Lyrical/Hip Hop

This should definitely be an interesting dance with he abusive relationship topic. It will be interesting to see if Lauren can connect on such a deep and serious level. I am really excited to see this dance.

I love that opening rolling sequence. This dance really reminds me of a nappytabs number. I however don't feel the connection for either dancer more so Lauren, though out the dance it seems to be getting better though. I wish that they were dancing more together instead of individually. I really liked that he was caring her off and away, like he is trying to control her. Overall I really like this new choreographer, I think she is going to do really well on the show. I really like what Mia added about taking the dance into reality and really involving yourself.

Kent and Courtney- Jazz

I love Kent, he really is just the cutest little thing ever. He is very endearing and I think that one element is going to get him far in this competition. This dance is going to be very sexy, it will be interesting if Kent can leave the farm boy behind and be sexy. Ha ha ha

Wow Kent is delivering on the sexyiness ha ha ha very different form the bight eyed and bushy tailed Kent from last week. Very spacially interesting lifts and use of the floor. I really liked when Kent ran his hand down her body and then made out with her HA HA HA. and then he starts talking and he is the little boy again....I love it.

It is so interesting to me how much of the success of the dance and the dancer depends on the emotional commitment and acting on the dancer. Really that one element can make or break the entire dance. Love it.

I think all in all everyone did really well this week however with that in mind I think the Jose and Melinda are in trouble this week. Tomorrow we will find out who goes home:)

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Everyday I am so amazed at how completely blessed my life is. Today especially. I have the most incredible best friend in the entire world, and he is MY husband. He is also the best father to our little guy Maddox. He can get that little boy smiling like no one else can. Trust me I have tried. Not only is he amazing but he is HOT too;)
I love you so much honey, Happy Father's Day!