Yes, I’m a day late with the results and you probably have read them elsewhere. But I have excuses (doesn’t everyone?)
Yesterday was one of the busiest days I’ve had in a while. I had the nutritionist appointment in the morning, then packed for vacation when I got home. My 28 y.o. daughter was driving from Fitchburg, MA to her home in NJ. Since she had to stop in town to pick up her dog from my mother’s house, she came over to wish me and my husband a “Happy Birthday.” Our birthdays are 4 days apart – mine today, his on Sunday – so we always celebrate them together. I haven’t seen my daughter on my birthday in years, since she lives 6 hours away. It was very nice.
I made some reservations for Thanksgiving dinner & left a voice mail for my sister. Tried calling my mother, but no one was home there. Probably out celebrating since the dog was now gone. I made dinner for my husband and myself. I was just getting ready to leave the house for my Search Committee meeting at church when we had unexpected visitors – my mom and step-dad. They had to come by with our birthday cards. I felt bad having to read and run, as it were, but if you don’t call ahead, it’s a chance you take.
The meeting went quickly and smoothly this week. I actually got home in plenty of time to see the Dancing with the Stars Results show. Then I had to type up some info from the meeting and didn’t get a chance to post on the results. So . . . here goes . . .
I enjoyed the competition show on Monday. There were some good performances and some adequate ones. Marie and Jonathan danced a really good quick step. By the end of the show, I was hoping that fans would remember this was a dance contest, not an elegance contest and Jayne Seymour was really outclassed by the rest of the cast.
At the top of the Results show, we were informed that Marie Osmond’s father had passed away and Marie would not be present at the result show. However, Marie did wish to continue and it was revealed at that time that she and Jonathan were safe. Condolences to Marie and
I finally got my wish Tuesday. After all the “festivities,” Jayne and Tony were eliminated. Yea! The guest performer was Leeann Rimes. She has a nice voice but her performances did not impress me. The dance numbers done to the songs were really good, though. I just love watching Julianne Hough dance. She is so graceful and makes it look effortless, which we all know it isn’t. My favorite entertainment tonight was the comedy sketches called “Dancecenter” done by Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and judge Len Goodman. While Len often comes off as a stickler for details in his judge’s comments, he’s a hoot when he’s away from that desk. They critiqued all the finalists as though they were athletes being discussed on SportsCenter. Lots of fun!
My favorite moment from the two nights this week occurred on the Competition Show. I actually laughed out loud. Len Goodman was discussing Helio’s Samba and made this comparison: “You know, Helio, just being from Brazil doesn’t mean you can do a proper samba any more than being from Texas means you’re a good president.” There was a momentary gasp from everyone, audience, host and cast, followed by all sorts of noise (including my raucus laughter). Now Len, tell us how you really feel . . .
I love honesty, don’t you?