I have - well for lack of a better word - obsessive type personality. When I find something that moves me, I just can't let it rest. Some of you may have noticed that about me.
Besides romance books, I also have another thing that has taken over and obsessed me in the last little while. And that is Dance shows. It started with Dancing With The Stars. I loved that show - did not miss a week of it. And then I could smack myself for coming so late to the party that was going on for a while, I discovered So You Think You Can Dance. While channel surfing, I'd come upon it on occasion and watch, but for some unknown reason it didn't quite 'take' at first. And aren't I regretting that fact!!
But it really grabbed my attention midway through the last season and I was caught - hook, line and sinker and in no time, it became my favourite show.
You see, I think this too embodies romance. The passion, which I love so much in romance is also very evident in dance. The costumes, the intensity, the whole drama or laughter of the dance - no matter what style! It's all just as wonderful as a good romance book.
I found it mesmerizing - these young people with their DEVOTION to dance. The routines, the choreography, the music - I was enthralled!! And then they started advertising for SYTYCD Canada. I counted down the weeks and then days until it started here. I watched the auditions and then they weren't on for a couple of weeks and I lost track of it. With my most grateful thanks - Carrie, who knows A LOT more about dance then I do, emailed me to see what I thought of the first night of the final 20.
I'd missed it!! But! This little bit has a happy ending - Carrie sent me links and then the replayed the whole show again on Much Music on Sunday night. So I was able to watch it.
The final 18 where on again last Wednesday. I started vibrating with excitement round about Monday. I was going to watch THIS ONE live. I LOVED it. Even the routines that weren't so good.
But there was one that totally and completely captivated me. So much in fact that as soon as they started, for some reason, this one author kept popping into my head - and stayed there for the entire performance.
"Aha!" I thought. This calls for something special! And a contest idea was born.
Again the wonderful Carrie came to my rescue. I was emailing her about it and she so very kindly sent me the link. I can't tell you how many times I've watched it already!
So, here is the routine. Whoever guesses which author I was thinking of - well I have a copy of My Lord and Spymaster for the lucky guesser.
(and the fact that I think Nico is sex on a stick has nothing to do with it)
And both Carrie and Katie know which author - so they can confirm it - I couldn't keep my excitement to myself until it was up on YouTube. And I'm just about to email said author and let her know.
And I've been a bad contest holder too. There is a winner for the last one - if anyone remembers and I'll be posting very soon!