Group Routine – Contemporary, choreo by Travis Wall [“Wind Beneath My Wings” by RyanDan] Zoe: It’s beautiful! Way too beautiful to see! Jason: So wait, they’re, like, gay couples or something? Zoe: The music is beautiful! (Then the percussion comes in.) Oh, no. Wait a minute. This is not too delicate. Maybe I don’t want … More SYTYCD Season 11 Top 4
GAME OF THRONES Lena Headey Kate: She is so gorgeous but she always looks so BAD at award shows! Just, like, too masculine and bulky/boxy. Erica: See, normally, I’d agree with you, but I kind of like this. It’s not perfect, but it’s a little more fun/glam than she normally wears. Also I totally dig … More Respect The Carpet (Emmys 2014)
Group Routine – Hip-hop, choreo by Nick DeMoura [“Hide (Tropkillaz Remix)” by N.A.S. feat. Aynzli Jones] Erica: I am not huge on the gimmick of the black light glowy sh!t with which this routine started. Some of the choreography was fun and boppy and super-cute, but this group remains the least sharp at hip-hop of … More SYTYCD Season 11 Top 6
Erica: So I am in the Berkshires. My TiVo won’t stream the episode to me. I don’t know why I thought it would, except that my husband told me it would. In any event, I am utilizing the work of the fine pirates of YouTube, who already have the videos up half an hour after … More SYTYCD Season 11 Top 8
I have completed my mission to read all of John Green’s books, and I have discovered that my second-favorite book by him after TFIOS is Paper Towns. This exceptional novel further proves that 36-year-old Green is better than most at getting deep into the complicated, sensitive minds of teenagers, and telling their stories. Paper Towns follows Quentin “Q” … More Paper Towns
It’s not rare for me to have a strong emotional reaction to a book. Based on the type of books I usually read, that strong reaction is usually happy-go-lucky, the world is so great, love is real, etc. etc. Occasionally, such as with The Lovely Bones, The Time Traveler’s Wife and The Fault In Our … More The Love Affairs of Nathaniel P.
Group Routine – Hip-hop, choreo by Jamal Sims [“Bang Bang” by Jesse J, Ariana Grande & Nicki Minaj] Erica: I don’t know if I feel better about myself or worse because I know who all three of the artists responsible for this song are. Kate: You know how I feel about 1/3 of them. Erica: … More SYTYCD Season 11 Top 10
A few weeks ago I experienced an exceptionally long flight delay at the Atlanta airport. Delays usually make me crazy, but this one was just swell because it gave me more time to enjoy yet another Rick Riordan series: The Kane Chronicles, the Egyptian mythology equivalent to Percy Jackson. About halfway through the second book, I overheard a 10-year-old boy … More The Kane Chronicles