Friday, October 17, 2008

Romance - it's not just the books!

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!


sybil said...

angels make me think Meljean Brook...

but I am thinking you weren't ;)

Carrie Lofty said...

I never did the Desert Island Keeper man pick-pick, so I'm claiming Nico. He's SO mine, but only if his lady love Arassay doesn't want him.

Kristie (J) said...

LOL - Sybil - you are wrong, cause you are right!! Meljean was exactly the author I was thinking of!!

Carrie - his eyes - oh baby his eyes!!! And I think Arassay would be crazy not to keep him - he loves to give hugs!!!

sybil said...

Woot! I Rawk and got it in one.

Kristie (J) said...

Yep *laughing* - quickest contest ever!

sybil said...


I don't need a book, really. hmmm I will take a parade, a day named in my honor or oh yes the review you are suppose to send me.

I know, I know, I enjoy the simple things in life.

Aymless said...

don't need book but wanted to stop by to let you know I scored a copy of Broken Wing already!

Amy C said...

Aww, before I looked at the comments my first thought was Meljean Brook also!

That was on fabulous performance. I don't watch any of the dance shows but that was amazing!

And congrats to Sybil!

Amy said...

I LOVE So You Think You Can Dance, but I've never caught any of the Canada one. However, I'm addicted to the U.S. one and can't wait to see the hot guys, er rather talented, folks next year... ;-)

Leya said...

I love absolutely love all the dancing shows. :D It's an addiction. Nico and Arrasay's performance was my favorite and a close second was Allie and Danny's.

By the way, Kristie I left you a little something over at my blog.
Click here.

ames said...

I thought of the same author. :P

For some odd reason, I can't get into the canadian version of sytycd. I'm a freak I guess. LOL

Kristie (J) said...

Ames: Oh you gotta - just gotta gott gotta give it another try!! They aren't ALL that good - but the above couple and a few others will make you glad you did!!!

Leya: They were my favourite too - obviously *g*. And then I liked Francis and Natalii after them.
And thank you - I'm honoured.

Amy: since I can watch both - it be a goooood thing! Just as SYTYCD winds down, the American one will soon be starting I hope. And I hope they go on tour like the US troupe. Because I will go - even if it's by myself.

AmyC: Maybe I can help convert you :-) It really is wonderful television. And like the title of this post - at times very romantic *w*

Aymless: Sweeet! Now I just hope you love it just as much as some of us do :) You will of course let us know ;-)

Sybil: I will get on that - and see if there is something else

Katiebabs said...

Wow that Nico has a nice dancing body!! And those wings! LOL
I was also thinking another good author would be JR Ward because she finally introduce, Lassiter a fallen angel in the last book and he is going to be a main character now.

LorelieLong said...

I totally woulda guessed Demon Angel, too, but it's all good 'cause I already have Lord and Spymaster. But damn could I have done with my own day.

I don't really follow SYTYCD, but I do like when people (um, like Carrie) post clips 'cause they always pick the really good ones. :D Which are the interesting parts.