Sunday, September 16, 2012

Mixed Feelings

My oldest daughter is a creative kid, far more interested in art and dance than in the sports that dominated my early life. (Fortunately, I've got a second daughter through whom to live out my vicarious athletic dreams.) She's also got, shall we say, an interesting personality. Part lawyer, part lunatic, part Liza Minnelli, with no filter and very little regard for what other people think of her. Many of these things will serve her well later in life. Many also drive me fucking batshit.

I mention all this by way of introducing the video below. She just started rehearsing her first ever competitive duo routine. Her partner (a boy - I don't approve) is similarly goofy and unique. And so their teacher/choreographer chose this song for them:


I'll let you know how it goes.

83 comments:

Jerry said...

We shouldn't lose this comment from the bottom of the prior post.

Geoff said...
Played blackjack next to Roy Hibbert at the Greenbrier last night. Told him about my bet with Dennis. He didn't find it that amusing.

9:39 AM, September 16, 2012

rob said...

agreed - need more detail on that

Mark said...

Yes. I have replayed what that scene must've been like in mind numerous times this morning.

Also, if you followed my gambling advice yesterday you're a very happy guy this morning.

zman said...

I have a headache.

T.J. said...

Geoff needs to jump back in here and tell us more...

rob said...

really glad i sat vincent jackson

T.J. said...

Jerry, I switched from Giants to Patriots in my Survivor Pool. You are a wise man.

T.J. said...

rob, I sat the Packers defense on Thursday night. Nope, that won't come back to haunt me at all.

Mark said...

I'm quickly falling in love with Doug Martin.

Jerry said...

The Giants game is going exactly as I would've guessed. It will probably be a toss-up in the 4th quarter.

Kevin Boss just got the 40th concussion of his career.

Mark said...

I think the Giants win. They're just better than Tampa. But I like their arc going forward. And I wasn't a big fan of the Schiano hire.

zman said...

You're welcome rob. I sat Doug Martin and started jamaaaaaal Charles. I am an FFL genius. At least I started spiller.

Dave said...

so does this whole griffin thing change rob's rooting plan? i wouldn't begrudge him, since it is a griffin.

oh god that was ugly on my tv screen!

Jerry said...

That pick 6...I did not see coming.

Mark said...

Eric Wright with an amazing interception return.

zman said...

Eli plays to the level of his competition.

T.J. said...

hey, New England, get your heads out of your asses

T.J. said...

I am such a terrible fantasy football GM

Dave said...

fun mini-summit in chatham, nj last night. the pigskin was delicious. then i pulled my quad this morning playing soccer and i have effectively ruined the rest of our four day weekend.

zman said...

How old is ronde barber? 36? 37?

mayhugh said...

So, is Kansas City pursuing "Worst Team" honors. They do not look like a professional football team at this juncture.

As much as I hate the Eagles (and even moreso their fans), I like the the sideline reaction with players swarming Celek after he hurdled over Ed Reed.

rob said...

saints thing is going well, i think

T.J. said...

F U Patriots

rob said...

so, um, arizona?

mayhugh said...

And are we ready to say Carson Palmer is done for? We are about 7 years too late as it is.

mayhugh said...

I'm sorry, we are a couple of minutes into the fourth quarter and Philly has one timeout? Jesus, Andy Reid hates holding on to those things.

Jerry said...

I should've told you to take Cincinnati.

T.J. said...

I am terrible at all aspects of fantasy football and picking games, be it against the spread or survivor pools. Ugh.

rob said...

ben tate playing excellent fantasy defense on foster. arian would have 40 points if not for tate.

T.J. said...

why the fuck didn't I take the Texans?

Danimal said...

Thanks for the dick tease last week Jacksonville.

T.J. said...

I have started drinking heavily...fuck this early slate of games.

rob said...

thinking the texans to win it all at 12-1 was good value

rob said...

c'mon, garbage time. be good to mjd and colston.

rob said...

eli manning is going batshit against me. mark, make it stop.

zman said...

zwoman says I shouldn't get these but I'm torn:

http://tinyurl.com/8qu8r4u

rob said...

you're welcome, redskins fans

Jerry said...

That Giants game was a lot more interesting than I would've guessed going in.

T.J. said...

i can't believe that douchewhistle NE kicker missed that FG

Jerry said...

TJ you're going to be 8-2 in the pool unless the Ravens do something terrible.

Marls said...

Zwoman is right unless you recently joined a bowling league.

Clarence said...

Ed Hochuli and friends are loving this Skins-Rams game.

T.J. said...

Jer, I'm 8-2 because Jessica made all those picks. In fact, the only pick I made this weekend was to change her choice of New York in survivor pool to New England.

I. Am. Dumb.

Jerry said...

That's marriage for you.

zman said...

Teedge, listen to your wife. In all matters.

Jerry said...

TEEEEBOOOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!

Marls said...

TEBOWWW!!!!

T.J. said...

LOL

Marls said...

You win Jer.

Jerry said...

Longest Tebow on GTB. I deserve a promotional t-shirt.

mayhugh said...

It's safe to say Rex Grossman could not have made that play.

T.J. said...

all promotional Tebow shirts are sleeveless and skin-tight

mayhugh said...

Did not see the Tebow play live but I'm guessing all of the Jets/Steelers dialogue tomorrow on ESPN will focus on it. I think I see Skip Bayless warming up.

T.J. said...

Golden Tate f'ing destroyed a Cowboy on a blindside block just a moment ago - I hope someone else saw that

Clarence said...

Sav Blocca really needs to punt faster.

T.J. said...

Redskins punt team is a poo poo platter

Clarence said...

Their defense isn't exactly General Tso's.

Marls said...

Shlara is not likely a fan of the scab refs right now.

rob said...

cowboy nation gets the nelson 'ha ha'

Clarence said...

I really wanted the replacement refs to be good. This is unbelievably poor.

Shlara said...

Marls--you heard me yelling, right? The NFL needs to end this ref madness NOW.

Mark said...

Rob...I believe I advised you to take the Texans at 12-1. Instead you took Philly. Good luck.

I don't want to talk about what Eli Manning did to the Bucs secondary today.

Shlara said...

And that little clip with Coach Wilson and the burn unit nurses made me cry

Clarence said...

Skins-Rams feels like Lord of the Flies. Out of hand.

mayhugh said...

Josh Morgan - You fucking idiot.

Clarence said...

Why on earth would you kick? If they want to cut Morgan on the plane ride home, I'm okay with it.

T.J. said...

Josh Morgan, Bama of the Week

T.J. said...

Holy shit...Jessica has us 12-2 in a weekly picks pool.

T.J. said...

Rooting hard for 49ers tonight...

zman said...

Is Looper a biography of a guy named Braden?

Clarence said...

As usual, the talking heads are missing the point. Despite my comment about Morgan, his blunder was not just a case of a young player making a rookie mistake, but something that happened because the referees had no control over the game from the first snap. There was excessive shit-talking, taunting, dead ball hits and jackassery by both teams all game, especially in the 4th quarter. Goodell has to be shitting himself watching this game. This was bush league all the way, and Morgan just put an exclamation point on it. Bring back the real guys.

T.J. said...

not trying to start a fight with you, Clarence, but Josh Morgan was drafted in 2008 and is 27-years-old, and is in no way a young player making a mistake

however, I will say Cortland Finnegan is perhaps the best instigator in the league (see: Andre Johnson incident)

Mr KQ said...

Blocked punt and hands of stone on a catchable bomb didn't help. Throw in Swiss Cheese D for perfect disaster recipe.

zman said...

They have great socks tho.

Mr KQ said...

Says the man with the sweet green kicks.

zman said...

Boardwalk!

zman said...

Buscemi has more hair every year while I have less.

T.J. said...

Hollywood magic, z.

TR said...

Missed the Josh Morgan highlights and googled his name. This headline came up first, from Yahoo! Sports:

Josh Morgan takes one of the worst penalties in NFL history, costs Redskins a chance at overtime

rob said...

there's a reporter at the los angeles times covering a nasty boy scout sex abuse story. his name is jason felch.

T.J. said...

Cum on? That can't be real.

Geoff said...

I was at the Greenbrier for the National Republican Senatorial Committee retreat. Roy was not. He was there for some Georgetown alums brouhaha. It was the rare instance where Saxby Chambliss was playing blackjack one table over from Roy Hibbert. Roy and I cashed out our chips at the same time, and were waiting in line at the cashier. Said "hey, nice to meet you"...and then awkwardly stumbled into "So, I lost a bet because of you." He seemed less than interested. Tried to explain the ridiculous prank bet...did a poor job. He said "Have a nice night and went on his way." I may have been intoxicated.

Clarence said...

Teedge, it was Tony Dungy who called Morgan a "young player," not me. Blame the Coach.