Archive for November, 2011

Dogs on the couch?! How ever will we train it out of them

November 30, 2011
Undo! The love? Never.

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accessible choreo

November 25, 2011
I am home sick but watching "Weeds" (obsessively re-watching the entire series, because I started in the middle so it makes more sense the second time around).

Season 5 Episode 1 ("Wonderful Wonderful") ends with a flash mob in a strip mall. I'm intrigued by popular choregraphy, stuff that looks so easy (like most one-shot charlie memes) or something more polished and conceptual like 1234 (choreo: Noemie LaFrance's, dir: Patrick Daughters for Feist).

Then there's flash mob choreography made public by dance groups, even the National Ballet School: Lenny Len or Courtnae Bowman how-tos, and Courtnae's finished product.

Have you participated in a flash mob? What made it easy/difficult to jump into? I'm especially interested in stuff that doesn't require dance training.

Big organ

November 17, 2011
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On Tuesday I graduated from Queen’s for the third time. That’s my ma
and pa being all proud (and having a day off work and retirement,
respectively) near the massive organ. I could see Dad’s face getting
red as it began to play. That and the peeps (that’s his fake Scottish
accent, for bagpipes), which he is a huge sucker for. The highlight
(besides seeing Daphna and her Rivka!!) was the honorary doctoral
recipient Janina Fialkowska’s heartfelt emphasis on kindness as being
of utmost import. Waaaaaay better than my BA hon. doct. speech from
Isabel Bader who, despite an amazing career and life story (love
affair ongoing with Alfred Bader, who donated a castle in England,
where I did my first year of uni, to Queen’s), decided to talk about
the importance of getting the oil out of the oil sands. Ugh. Isabel,
blatant stock-holder much? Saddest flattening of morale ever. Plus
Janina’s story also came with a very funny story about a surgeon
coming to her show and thanking her profusely for the service of her
music–he hadn’t slept in 3 months and konked out right through her
show.

See? A hole. Cut in a flag on the lakeshore. Someone explain?

November 17, 2011
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Pardon brevity of message. Sent from device with tiny keys.

This flag has a perfect hole cut in it

November 17, 2011
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Pardon brevity of message. Sent from device with tiny keys.

Some amazing cross-stitching

November 13, 2011
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cow dance

November 10, 2011
whoa. whoa. i mean. effing whoa. this is insane. "intoxicating"? sometimes i think that if the wonder of things like this were presented right, at a critical age, no one would be seduced by toxic substances that simulate the state engendered by watching this in.san.it.y!!!

Dear Mr. Cyriak–would you like to present at a conference on kinaesthetic education??