Thoughts on SYTYCD Top 8 show

I decided not to blog about So You Think You Can Dance this season because: 1) it's a lot of work and time-consuming, and 2) I don't think anyone was reading the posts anyway.  But, every once in a while I see something that I want to post about.  Right now I'm watching the show featuring the Top 8 performers from last week.  Unfortunately, my man Fik-shun found himself in the bottom four and had to perform a solo.  But, that was actually lucky for the viewers because we haven't seen him dance in his own style in a long time, and here's what he did:

I love this kid.  He's such a cutie. He takes on everything that's thrown at him and he's oh-so-talented.  And my goodness...that smile.


Orange is the New Black (The book, not the show)

Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's PrisonOrange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this story of a woman's one-year experience/journey in a minimum-security federal prison. 

The story provides a much different view of the prison system than what I'm used to seeing.  (Movies and TV tend to show male maximum security situations.)

The author makes an effort to show that adjustments are needed to the federal prison system.  She brought to light issues I'd never really considered, particularly as it relates to prisoners re-entering the real world after serving their time.

It's definitely an interesting read.

I've heard mixed reviews about the Netflix series based on this book, but I look forward to seeing it.  More on that later!

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One thing leads to another...and, "Let there be bass." ~Leo Fender

I was checking in on an old high school friend of mine on Facebook, and he had posted a YouTube video of a young lady (Marta Altesa) doing a bass cover of Paul Young's "Every Time You Go Away." I loved it. (My friend added, "New sexiest woman alive playing one of my favorite 80's songs....Amazing bass and baseline.").

Well, of course, one YouTube video always leads to another, and I found Marta's other bass covers. Bass and percussion are my favorites parts of music and these videos were right up my alley. I really loved this cover of the Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Dani California."

And then that lead me to young "deppwaswho" and her bass cover of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky."

She certainly holds her own.

I need to get to bed, but here's another favorite from Marta:

I'm definitely a fan!

So glad I checked in on my old friend. Of course, I have no idea what he's really up to because as soon as I saw that video, this is all I've been doing for the past hour. Oh well. I hope he's well.

10 minutes later....

But wait! There's more! She's done a bass AND drum cover! What?!