Monday, March 27, 2017

DWTS Season 24: Week 2

Nancy. Not bad. It felt soft. Too many swivels. I'll give her the scores. 

Erika. Better than last week. Some steps looked a bit timid when she was didn't have to go too far. I'll give her the scores. 

Charo. She got lost in her own choreography and didn't quite remember when she was supposed to stop stomping. She's still annoying. Too high.

Nick. Got lost a tiny bit. He was leaning to far forward in hold. A bit flappy in arm movement and foot placement. Can I have her dress? I'll give him the scores but 7s are a little high. 

Heather. Poor Maks. But as for the dance, yay! The kicks and flicks were're a little off, but I could blame part of that on the shoes.  I disagree with Len. 

Bonner. I liked it, but it was small. His footwork looked a bit suspect, not closing his feet probably. I don't know if I'd give it 8s.

Simone. Sharp and her new yorker had the correct position. Upper body was a bit one note, possibly from not enough hips. I'll give her the scores. 

Chris. Um... Better than last week? I'm going to stop there. I'll give him the scores but too high for me. 

Normani. I saw hips. Could've done more but I saw them move in the locksteps. A few too many swivels. I agree with the scores. 

Rashad. That was good. Technique with the footwork could be improved. I agree with the scores. 

Mr. T. He really didn't move much... Too high. 

David. That was interesting... the cha cha was not good. But he could at least laugh about it. Too high. 

And the first one out is Chris. I would've chosen Charo. 

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Challenge #4 completed

It's done. Page 1 of Alternative Reality.

Now to pick up something else. I'm probably going back to crochet for a bit. Preferably something I've already started.

Monday, March 20, 2017

DWTS Season 24: Week 1

Cute opening. 

400 episodes? Sheesh.

Normani. Cute dance. Not enough body contact in hold, her butt was too far out. Can I have her dress? She has potential to last but I'm not surprised. I'll agree with the scores. 

Nancy. Very pretty. Decent hold. A bit hoppy. I want her dress too. I'll give her the scores. 

Chris. I know his character from that movie was not a good dancer but that was pretty bad in the cha cha... I agree with the scores but may be high for the night. 

Bonner. He has potential but nerves definitely got to him. Could've been sharper. Better then the previous bull rider (sorry Ty). I agree with the scores. 

Charo. time in the beginning. She annoying me already. Too high. 

Nick. Better then I thought he'd be. But I saw heel leads and his feet need to be cleaned up. I agree with the scores. 

Heather. I love Maks. Yay! to the dance. Too low. 

David. A bit slow for a Quickstep. Not bad but he may have trouble with Latin. It was cute. A little high. 

Erika. I barely saw salsa and no hips during the basics. A bit high. 

Rashad. Pretty good but not much cha cha. It was there but repetitive. Could've used more hips. Too high. 

Mr. T. He tried but it wasn't very good. I agree with the scores. 

Simone. She had latin shoes on. It was good but I'm not surprised. I agree with the scores. 

So front runners so far are Heather, Simone, Normani, Rashad, and Nick. 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

91 + stash

91/98 rows on the page.

And I caved and bought stash. There were sales and I saw one afghan was on clearance with only 3 left. Which caused me to buy from 2 different sites (Mary Maxim had 17% off, Herrschners had .17 shipping)

Why am I drawn to afghan's so much?

Sunday, March 12, 2017

I have a square

 I officially have 80 x 80 stitches done. And you can see the top of the castle-like structure in the background.

And of course I had to include a photo of Onyx. She's kind of mad at me because I cut her claws. And I won't let her out. It's cold and there's snow on the porch. Plus she wouldn't stay outside long anyway even if I did open the door. She just thinks she wants to go out.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

70 rows

10 more rows and I'll have a square.

I didn't get as much stitching in this weekend as I would've liked but I didn't do too bad.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

DWTS Season 24: cast

Whoo hoo! DWTS is coming back on. We're really in season 24? How long have I been watching this show? Sheesh. Onto my opinions

Bonner Bolton with Sharna Burgess. 2nd bull rider ever on the show. I'm probably one of the few people who he is. Like Ty Murray (the previous bull rider) he's most likely going to be likeable enough to stick around for a few weeks even if he can't dance.

Charo with Keo Motsepe. The old lady of the group. I've heard she has some latin experience, but I think she'll tend more toward comedic routine rather than high quality dancing.

Chris Kattan with Witney Carson. I vaugely recall him from SNL. I think he was on in the 90s. I have no clue what to expect from him,

David Ross with Lindsay Arnold. Baseball player. No clue how he'll do.

Erika Jayne with Gleb Savchenko. Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. Also no clue, but based on the other housewives that have been on the show. Abrasive personality and not so great dancing.

Heather Morris with Maksim Chmerkovskiy. Britney on Glee. The girl can dance. Maks got a definite ringer.

Mr. T with Kym Herjavec. I know of Mr. T. I do not however recall actually seeing anything he's done. Let's hope he surprises me.

Nancy Kerrigan with Artem Chigvintsev. Figure skater. Most likely will do well with the ballroom dances, but may struggle with latin.

Nick Viall with Peta Murgatroyd. The bachelor. Okay... They don't do well.

Normani Kordei with Valentin Chmerkovskiy. Fifth Harmony member. I'm assuming she has dance experience just from being in a girl group.

Rashad Jennings with Emma Slater. Football players tend to do well. Or in the case of the year of 3 of them, stick around way too long.

Simone Biles with Sasha Farber. Probably the other ringer if she's anything like Laurie.