Monday, October 23, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Week 6

It's a night at the movies.

I loved that opening. And the giant staircase is back (kind of). Ah, early Hollywood. 

Nikki. It was ok. A few iffy sections. I liked the glitter snow at the end. Or was it supposed to be rain? Don't know if I would give it 9s.

Drew. He was bent forward at the hips rather than his hips being forward. And he got off time at the beginning of the group section. High. Definitely not a 9.

Nick. It looks steampunk rather than western. That was awful. Hoppy and stilted. Too high. 

Victoria. It was a bit hard to see if she had the posture with all that padding. But I liked it. I'll give her the scores. 

Terrell. Decent. Definitely fun. His kicks and flicks weren't bad but other steps looked a bit flat. The spy theme helped control his long limbs. I'll give him the scores. 

Frankie. Fun. Got off a few times. I agree with the scores. 

Vanessa. Her frame wasn't quite right. Her skirt unfortunately fell off early. I agree with the scores. 

Jordan. I saw hips! A few places he forgot them but he actually used him most of the places he was supposed to. I'll give him the scores. 

Lindsey.  The lifts were cool. I think she kicked herself in the back of the head. I agree with the scores. 

And going home is Nick. It's about time. 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Page finish and switch

So I completed the first page (of my working copies) of Dance Me Out and started page 2. Unfortunately, I got bored very quickly with the almost single color.

So I switched to something I felt would be a quick finish. Say hello to the peacock doily. Oddly, it's done in DMC #5.

I kind of need quick because my boyfriend bought me a kit for a crochet tree skirt. And I should probably start soon so I can have it for my tree.

Monday, October 16, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Week 5

Disney night. This time they're going in chronological order through the years.

Victoria. Cute. But a very odd song. Sparkely bodysuits. I'll give her the scores. 

Vanessa. She felt behind and Maks had to drag her along. She also seemed to get stuck in her solo spins. I agree with the scores. 

Lindsey. Very pretty. Would like her to brush her ankles more as her legs look too far apart at times. I agree with the scores. 

Cute interlude of the mickey mouse club theme. 

Nick. I thought he was a little forward in hold and he didn't quite match Peta. Feet messed up a few times. A little high. 

Drew. Not bad. I liked her dress. It felt a bit slow for a Viennese waltz. He also had too much up and down so it felt more like a waltz. Tad high. 

Kermit is funny. 

Sasha. No hips. It looked like she could barely move at times and was always on her toes. I don't know what the judges saw. Too high. 

Terrell. Interesting. But I felt his upper body was frozen in one expression. Too high for me. 

Cute high school musical number. 

Frankie. That actually had chemistry. A few places would've improved from having his toe pointed. I agree with the score. 

Jordan. Really good. I agree with the scores. 

Nikki. Interesting. Fun. But didn't really fit with the rest of the styles they do on the show. Too high for me. 

And going home is Sasha. 

Sunday, October 15, 2017

New start

So I started Dance Me Out. I think I'm about halfway through the top left quarter of the design. Half stitches help with the speed.

I also seem to have gotten into baseball in the post season since I went to the Wild Card game. It makes Monday night's a little crazy. I end up starting to watch my recorded version of the game. Switch to DWTS at 8. Then go back to the recording during commercials for a batter. I then catch up with the live game after I post my blog. Hectic, hectic night.

Also am trying to expand on my outline for NaNoWriMo. Problem is my main characters are very sketchy and really the only things that are conclusive are one scene that started this whole plot, and the character of the usurper (not an MC).

Monday, October 9, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Week 4

Most memorable year, aka make sure you have tissues on standby.

Frankie. Not bad. His frame felt high. Too high. 

Terrell. He paused too much. Churches waltz is supposed to flow. Too high. 

Nikki. I didn't much dancing. Almost all tricks. Too high. 

Nick. He did good but that isn't really a ballroom dance. Still too high. 

Lindsey. Very pretty. First tears of the night for me. I agree with the scores.

Derek. I liked it. There were a few places he seemed to blank for a split second on the routine. A tad high but I'll give him the scores. 

Jordan. Very good. I agree with the scores. 

Sasha. I can tell she's hanging onto Gleb in hold due to her elbows. It was decent. Too high. 

Vanessa. Unfortunately I didn't see any hip movements. Better than some of the others that got that score. So too low. 

Drew. Fun but he needed more control over his limbs. I'll give him the scores for entertainment value and having his brother join. 

Victoria. Decent. A few iffy footwork places. I'm so not used to Val clean shaven. I'll give her the scores. 

And going home is Derek. I would've been happy with either of the bottom two. 

Disney week is next! 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Some progress

So I switched projects to Fantasy Triptych, but didn't get much stitching done as I was at the Yankee wild card game on Tuesday and was displaced from my apartment Thursday and Friday due to the contractor fixing the wall that got wet from the leak. Spent that time at my parents making working copies of all the kits I have.

I'm currently bouncing between projects trying to decide on my next one so I don't have much progress on anything else.

Monday, October 2, 2017

DWTS Season 25: Week 3

It's guilty pleasures night and they seem to have opened it up beyond a specific song.

Opening was a bit all over the place. 

Drew. He still needs to watch his feet. Too high for me. 

Derek. Not very good. I saw heel leads and the lack of hips made other things look weird. Not much cha cha. Too high. 

Victoria. Not bad. But too far apart and head position was too upright. Not worth an 8.

Vanessa. Cute. Alan had an easy dance. I did see some differences between her and the troop but it wasn't too difficult choreography. I'll give her the scores for execution. 

Nikki. She was too upright in hold and didn't have enough body contact. Especially since it was 50 shades of grey inspired.  Too high. 

Frankie. Footwork wasn't bad but he only seemed to do half a bounce. Too staccato and no hips. Too high. 

Lindsey. Cute and fun. I would've liked her legs together a bit more. I agree with the scores. 

Sasha. She really didn't do anything. Funny at times but not much dancing. Too high. 

Nick. Still don't see the connection between 80s workout videos and rom coms. Still not one of the best dancers especially when surrounded by pros. Too high. 

Terrell. That wasn't very good. Either salsa or hip hop. I don't know what the judges saw. Too high. 

Jordan. The music really threw me for thinking Charleston. Well executed but wouldn't really fit the dance. Too high? 

No elimination this week. Probably because of 2 last week? Will we see a double later in the season?