Nominated For Another "Rodney"!


Public Defender Stuff has nominated me for another “Rodney” blog award (you know, because we PD’s get no respect!) in the category “best PD blog that has nothing to do with the job.” I won in a similar category last year (best title of a blog that has absolutely nothing to do with the job). Last year, my main competition was a knitter; this year there are poets and novelists, and just a bunch of interesting types. I love how they do this; it’s very flattering to be thought of and included, especially since I’ve hardly ever blogged about anything to do with my job. See, PDs are nice lawyers! And arty! And what I do blog about of course gets left out of everything else… Speaking of which, Bloggies noms are coming up soon. Philip and I petitioned them last year to include a dance category this year, but I’m sure that suggestion went right down the toilet… Dance bloggers (and dance writers) get no respect either, man…

So, I thought Karina Smirnoff and Jonathan Roberts were cute tonight with their waltz / quickstep / samba / jive / swing on the ‘Holiday at the Ford’s Theater’ thing. Definitely the highlight of the show. Although, her costume was a bit skimpy — for that kind of special I mean, not for Karina; she is known as the bikini queen for her usual competition attire. I love how they ended with the Charleston. I haven’t had Lindy Hop in a really long time now and I miss that dance. What a dead crowd though! Every time they focused on a spectator he or she looked completely dumbfounded at what was going on onstage. Such the antithesis of an Ailey audience, where everyone’s bouncing up and down in their seats and cheering throughout. Matthew Rushing said when they were on tour in London, people were actually dancing in the aisles! Methinks the Alvin Ailey fans are taking over where the ballet audiences left off after Baryshnikov and the other greats left the stage a couple decades ago…

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  1. I don’t know if you heard the current news drama for DWTS then? The tour arrived Sunday in Seattle for Tuesday night’s show… well apparently Cheryl got really sick and couldn’t stand up. Here’s the rest of the news:
    http://www.tvguide.com/news/dancing-cheryl-burke/071219-04

  2. Thanks Katrina. I’ve been really sick and have spent a lot of time in bed lately, so I didn’t hear about it. I’m hoping I’ll be well enough to go see Pasha and Anya tonight in Connecticut…

  3. So how do I get to vote for you for your “Rodney” blog award? Hope you are feeling much better!

  4. Hope all is well with you, Tonya, and Happy Holidays!

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