Friday, September 12, 2008

He makes me laugh!

Yesterday afternoon, I was watching Gosford Park while the kids were having a snack. Sean was talking, but I wasn't paying much attention, I must admit. Then I heard "Right, Mommy?" Well, I didn't react. I mean, I hear that 50 times a day. I was busy, what can I say? So I hear again "Right, Mommy?" and then again "Right, Mommy?" Then "Hello? Is anybody home?" I had to react to that, I thought it was so funny! He didn't say it in a rude way, he just said it matter-of-factly. :)

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So, did any of you watch SYTYCD Canada last night? I sure did and I was in my own little world for 2 hours. I prefer when we get to the top 20, but any dancing is good. I have a few favourites, I'll see if they make it through. I was a little worried about the show before I saw it. Let me try to explain why.

I love American Idol but I'm not a huge fan of Canadian Idol. Why is it, you ask? I think it's because AI is more mainstream while CI is more artsy. Does that make sense? Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed this season of CI and Theo Tams was my favourite from the beginning and I enjoyed him and his music very much. And I thought it was a great season overall, better than previous years. And I actually did enjoy the artsy part of it this time around. But I don't necessarily *get* it. I mean, the likes of Mitch MacDonald, Earl Stevenson and Mookie Morris would've *never* made it on AI. AI is looking for more mainstream performers. And mainstream performers, i *get*, kwim? Other than Theo, I loved Drew Wright, Amberly Thiessen and Sebastian Piggot (pre-Top 10. He completely floundered after that.)

Because of that, I was afraid STYTYC Canada would be different than its american counterpart. Sometimes different is good but in this case, I didn't want that. I wanted the great dancing the way I'm used to watching it. And apparently dancing is a universal language because the dancers were exactly like I wanted them to be: inspiring. And can I just say how refreshing it was that they showed 98% good dancers and only 2% of the "I-can't-dance-but-I-want-to-be-on-TV" dancers, as opposed to the 50/50 we usually see on SYTYCD US. I mean, this dude was more than enough, don't you think? Show me beauty, not crap!
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Here's a layout I made with the new BG line Offbeat. Love it!
And here is the layout that was pubbed in the summer issue of Style & Scrap magazine.

6 comments:

Jen said...

Hello anybody home? That is too funny! :)

Love your layouts. The BG one is fabulous!

kimosabescraps said...

wow, loving the layouts... the offbeat line is one of my faves.. the colors are so alive!

Ash said...

Great layouts! I love that BG one, isn't that line just so yummy?

Your son is too funny with his little expressions :)

It's weird, I had been checking your blog for the last few days and there were no updates since your SC reveal, then all of a sudden I notice like 5 new posts. I wonder why blogger does that?!

Suzie Webb said...

Cute, cute layouts!!! Love how you used the offbeat line :)

denine zielinski said...

Offbeat is one of my favorite new lines...your layout is awesome!

barb said...

I love the BG page... great title work! And your pubbed page... that's a great one too. Congrats on that!