But I’m not sure how I feel about Fred Astaire mingling with Step Up

It’s been a week, dear blog friends, one of those weeks where even the most well-meaning of bloggers is going to drop the ball occasionally. And I don’t love apologizing for less-frequent blogging, because it always feels a bit myopic and indulgent, and let’s face it y’all have many important things to pay attention to on a daily basis. But I did have a move this week, and summarily have been spending the last few days in a sort of constantly frazzled state; Or what diplomatic people would probably call “settling in.” Add in a bit of actual work, continued knitting work (2 revelations next week, promise), prepping an Actual Bonafide Talk About My Knitting for the K-W Knitter’s Fair next weekend, and adjusting to being a Cyclist Commuter during Ontario’s final gasps of pulling off a slightly more humid impression of living on the face of the Sun, and I am not entirely sure how it got to be Friday already, but it did.

And on the upside, my new spot is starting to resemble a habitable environment with most items unpacked, I have access to an actual and for real new Local Yarn Shop that I can walk or bike to whenever I want (it’s been years since I actually had an LYS that was only minutes away), a new bike to get around town in, and even though I am fretting over all the things I have to do over the next month or two, it’s at least better to be busy than to have nothing to do at all.

So since it is Friday, and me and my knitting have a fabulously glamorous evening planned, I’ll let YouTube ring in the weekend with a bit more flair.

Extra points for the Strictly Ballroom inclusions. But I’m still not sure how I feel about Fred Astaire being clipped together with Step Up. I’ll have to watch it about ten zillion more times, just to be sure. And suddenly I am reminded that I never did manage to go and learn that ‘Single Ladies’ choreography. Tsk. What have I been doing with my summer?

Hug your knitting this weekend!


  1. Thanks for the video! It was awesome. It reminded me that I haven’t watched Dirty Dancing enough this month, I might just fix that little problem tonight. Also, I always laugh hysterically at clips from that aerobics movie with John Travolta an Jamie Lee Curtis, its so funny! Have a great weekend!

  2. Oh my god, it better be the last gasps of Ontario’s impression of living on the sun. I don’t think I can take much more.

    That said, it has inspired many entertainingly creative ways of describing it. I’m pretty sure I’ve laughed more at people’s descriptions of the weather this summer than probably the whole rest of my life.

  3. I rather love that video! The only thing it was lacking was MOAR CENTERSTAGE! ;D

  4. Points for including “The Time Warp”, and more points for “Singin’ in the Rain'”, the “Moses Supposes” number. Gregory Hines rocks, and Patrick Swayze was severely undervalued. Also, not having an issue with juxtaposing Fred Astaire with all of that; just that there were very, very few single women featured. Cyd Charisse, anyone? (Yes, I am a dance nerd.)

    A reminder that I never have seen “Flashdance” *or* “White Nights” (not pictured), or “Saturday Night Fever”, for that matter. Also, any of the new flicks … I need to watch more dance movies, which means my DH needs to go out with “the boys” more often.

    No apologies necessary, dearest Glenna! Your tweets have kept us up to date with regards to moving, etc. I’d say you’ve been quite busy enough without worrying about us. I’m just hoping that the cold front that (finally!) came through Minneapolis gets to Toronto soonish. Ahhhhhhh, sweet relief!

    Carry on!

  5. Aaaaand, I just realized that in fact WAS “White Knights” with Mr. Hines and Mr. Baryshnikov. *sigh* I need to see the movie….

  6. I felt like I should applaud at the end of it! Loved the Moulin Rouge bits too. I need to take a trip to the library to borrow Strictly Ballroom.


  8. AND…..Love the video!!!
    Love Patrick Swayze 😦
    Love John Travolta…
    So glad that they included the actual Footloose dance scene…
    Can’t believe how many of those movies I’ve actually seen!
    Thanks for a fun start to my day (o.k it’s 1045, but it’s Saturday!)
    Happy knitting to you too!
    mmmm…All the Single Ladies…mmmm…All the Single Ladies

  9. Strictly Ballroom is one of my favorite movies! I wonder if my hubbo would resent me if I make him watch it…

  10. Glenna – which ‘info session’ are you doing at the KW Fair. Morning or afternoon. I’ll be there am a faithful reader and will introduce myself if we connect.

  11. I’ll be in the afternoon session! 3pm. Thanks so much for asking πŸ™‚


  12. Really enjoyed reading this post of yours. Hope you manage to settle down even better over the next few days. Lucky you having a LYS!! Sounds quite fun commuting on your bike! Look forward to seeing some knitting next week. Keep well. Don’t know if I have told you this in the past, but I LOVE your blog πŸ™‚

  13. Lisa (42MainSt) · ·

    Ah, darn, I have another commitment in the afternoon, so I will miss your talk! Hope I see you shopping in the morning!
    Thanks for posting that video, it was awesome!! I am wearing a great big grin!

  14. I just loved the inclusion of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers! The barn raising dance number is one of my all time favorites.

  15. I love this video and the fact that I’m not the only person who has seen Strictly Ballroom. That is one of my favorite movies yet no one I know has ever heard of it.

  16. Thanks for the video. So often I don’t bother viewing them in blogs, but my heartthrobs happen to be the Hines and Baryshnikov. And every clip was amazingly in step! I’m going to enjoy your blog!

  17. I’m only just catching up with blogs after moving myself, so you can be forgiven πŸ™‚

    Oh, and I have the option of cycling to/from work past the LYS… It’s a sign of how busy they keep me that I haven’t been inside yet to do some damage to the bank account!

    Hope your new place feels like proper home soon. For me the move has been a good one (apart from being further away from mr beest), I hope the same will be true for you. Good luck, lots of strength to cope with the inevitable frustrations!

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