Whoa. It doesn't take much to mess with my mind. And the few recent changes in the configuration of TypePad are much more than a little bit for someone as computer illiterate as I am. When did those changes occur? I sure didn't notice changes yesterday when I was plugging in the Chicago skyline pictures. Sigh. Obviously, I'm having a hard time adjusting to my reality after the weekend I just had.
Anyway, my mind just had a boggle over the TypePad configuration and that means I won't be trying to figure out the picture and album thing tonight, not after spending an entire day with the teenagers. I'm still going through re-entry after the trip, and a day with teenagers does not make for a smooth transition. A day spent with Alyssa and John (together, in the same space) is more like slamming into the wall of my reality.
So... no pictures. Darn it.
On the bright side, this means an entire entry about So You Think You Can Dance? because, to be honest, it was the best part of my day and I'm still basking in the after glow of tonight's show.
I love SYTYCD. Love, love, love it. In my opinion, tonight's show was this season's best yet. Dare I admit that I cried - not once, but twice - as I watched Benji and Heidi dance tonight? Sheesh. One would think I actually know them. Or maybe that I actually know something about dance as an art. I don't. But I know entertainment. And I know that I think Benji is the best dancer I've watched in a long time. Tonight when Kat Deely announced that he was partnered with his cousin Heidi, I knew the audience was in for a treat. And OH BOY! What a treat it was.
Watching Heidi and Benji dancing together is one of the most entertaining things I have experienced in a long time. Yes, I know they have been performing as a team since they were six years old. And one might even argue that because of their history as a partners, they had an unfair advantage tonight. But you know what? I really don't care. It's a contest and they have both made it to the final eight dancers based upon their talent and their previous performances with other partners. Tonight they were partnered together by the luck of the draw. Nothing unfair about that. Not the way I look at it. In fact, the way I see it, the luck of that draw turned out to be nothing but great entertainment for the audience.
And so, yeah, I cried when they danced... both times. And I cried some more when the judges critiqued them. And then I cried again when they showed the recap at the end of the show. I'm not kidding when I say that I seriously might cry if Benji does not win this competition.
And this is why I say that a little tiny change in the configuration of TypePad messes with mind. I'm an emotional mess right now. I'm dealing with re-entry after a trip. I'm dealing with teenagers who are constantly trying to do bodily harm to one another. I'm dealing with withdrawals from my scrapbooking friends after the most wonderful trip I've ever had. And I'm dealing with living vicariously through reality t.v. characters who I don't even know, but who turn me into a puddle when they show up on my television screen and dance their hearts out. How on earth am I supposed to figure out changes in TypePad with all these emotions swirling around in my head? Seriously, I'm not quite there yet. I need a day to work with the new set up. 11:00 at night is not a good time to try to place the photos in an album on the sidebar; not when I'm an emotional train-wreck.
But I know eventually I'll get there. It just takes time.