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You Tube worthy dance!

So You Think You Can Dance has presented us with the most You Tube worthy dance of the year, courtesy of Katee and Joshua. For the first time ever on the show, a dance was choreographed in Bollywood style. I hope they continue to do Bollywood because I thought it was incredible. Not only did the dancers look like they were having a blast on stage (my most important requirement for You Tube worthiness), but I am awed at the amount of strength needed for all the bouncing and squats! This routine will put a smile on your face and makes me want to seek out a good Bollywood movie. Good exercise

A Troubles McSteans Taste Test: Bacon Flavored Chocolate

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McSteans' buddy Heather stopped by on Friday to join in the Steans family Independence Day festivities bearing some chocolate treats found at Whole Foods. One was a chocolate bar flavored with bacon and the other: red peppers. Inspired by the League's many adventures with questionable foods, I thought this a perfect opportunity for a taste test. Ryan v. Brussel Sprout Jones Soda, Dec. 25, 2005 (courtesy the League of Melbotis ) Surely if the League could sacrifice his digestive system in the name of bloggy entertainment, I could likewise rise to the challenge. Bravely joining me in this culinary adventure were the League, the League and Steanso's cousin Susan, and Heather (who conveniently opted out of the bacon challenge due to her "vegan" status). Let the taste test begin: First up: Mo's Bacon Bar. I don't know if you used to play this game as a child, but we had one where the goal was to out gross your friends with the most disgusting combi

Cassidy and Jeff the Cat: A love story

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Steanso sometimes brings his cutie pie doggy Cassidy when he comes to visit. She announces her arrival with jingling ID tags and a valiant "AAARRRRooooooooooo!!". Lucy and Cassidy, besides being dog-cousins, are also good buddies and enjoy their play/ sparring time. It's great because they wear each other out. They turn into a black and white tornado of snarling and fur, but never hurt each other, so it's all in good fun. Cassidy wonders why Lucy does not trip over her cumbersome fourth leg. When Lucy gets tired of fighting, however, Cassidy turns her full attention to Jeff the Cat. The object of her affection. Cassidy and Jeff the Cat have an interesting relationship. We believe Cass is smitten with our moody feline as she will spend hours trying to get as close to him as possible. At first we thought Jeff despised being chased all over the house, but recently we've realized after she calms down he will come sit close to her. We have to wonder -

SYTYCD: Not as good as last year?

Some of you may have seen my guest post on the League of Melbotis regarding my excitement for the summer season of So You Think You Can Dance . Last season was my first time watching, and I thought the talent and choreography was phenomenal. I used to measure the entertainment quality of a dance by whether or not it was 'You Tube worthy'. By that I mean it was so good I wanted to watch it again the next day on my computer. Some of my favorites were Danny and Lacey's Samba , Pasha and Sara's West Coast Swing , Neil and Lauren's Jazz , and the Top 10 Contemporary group number . There are too many others that I loved to list here, but my favorite of the season was probably Hok and Jaimie's extraordinary Hummingbird dance . There have been a few 'You Tube worthy' dances this year, but to me something is lacking. I'm not sure if it's the dancers or the choreography, but I just don't feel as wowed as I did last summer. The only standouts,