Photo Credit: Phil Wayes

Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Week in Fifteen: "Rocks Fall, Everyone Dies."

It's been a pretty slow week here at Upstage Left, so there's not too much to report. Let's see:

1. First off: A lot of people died. Many were killed in a DC Train Wreck; and after that Farrah Fawcett/Michael Jackson/Billy Mays all kicked the bucket in quick succession. Every news station here is covering Celebrity Death Epidemic. STOP DYING, FAMOUS PEOPLE.

2. Our company director and one of my fellow dancers may be organizing a Michael Jackson tribute sometime in the near future. Stay tuned for details on that.

3. Also, that Fellow Dancer I just mentioned? She got engaged last weekend. Hooray! Congratulations, LP. :)

4. Had several fairly-good ballet classes this week (yay!).

5. Took up jogging. Promptly became the proud owner of Really Sore Calf Muscles. Ouch.

6. Used aforementioned Sore Calves as an excuse to not do pointework all week. Am lazy, y'all.

7. Dancehunter finally joined Twitter, and the twitterites of the Houston Arts Scene were happy.

8. Several dance blogs-- including Dance Outlook , Ballet Shoes and Pointe Shoes, Dance Advantage, and this very blog-- are are finding our posts duplicated at Choreography Blog.

9. I wrote ChoreoBlo an e-mail, saying "Look: if you want to repost my stuff, that's fine, as long as you link me or run my byline." They're still copy-pasting my stuff, but now they're linking back to this website. I can live with that.

10. Amazingly enough, I still haven't gotten a Cease & Desist Order for this. Whee.

11. Apparently, I'm going to (finally) (Finally.) (FINALLY!) set my piece called Last Night. I've only been trying to set this dance since 2004, so YAY!

12. As I write this, I'm watching The Simpsons on TV and-- in memory of Mike Jackson/because The Simpsons is awesome-- I feel that I must encourage all of you to "do the Bartman."

13. Am I the only one who routinely dances around to The Simpsons' theme music? What? I am? Good God.

14. You know it's been a slow week when all you have to report is dead people, Twitter, blog-plagiarizing, and The Simps. Now I feel lame, so.... here's your moment of Zen:

That's all she wrote, folks. Have a great week!


Anonymous said...

I wish YOU would die.

Anonymous said...

No really, just kidding.

Jill Pilgrim said...

I totally dance to The Simpson's theme music too. You, my friend, are not alone.