bookblogwrimo day 26

#BookBlogWriMo Day 26 – Cheating On Books

Posted 26 November, 2014 in Features / 0 Comments

Welcome to day 26 of #BookBlogWriMo! Tonight we’re talking about other forms of entertainment.

I’m just an all-around entertainment whore. Books, magazines, movies, TV, theater, dance…I love it all. So this post is a fun way to talk about other fictional worlds I like to get lost in. The original topic was just books and movies, but I actually feel healthy enough to write a good post for the first time in awhile, so I’m just gonna keep going.

Dance

I started dancing at age 2 and by the time I was 12, one class a week just wasn’t enough. I am a dancer through and through. I would perform for anyone who would watch me. The living room was my stage.

Around sixth grade, I started taking extra classes and joined my dance studio’s ballet company to perform in the Nutcracker. By eighth grade, I was at the studio 5 nights a week and traveling all over the mid-Atlantic for competitions.

By high school, I was spending as much time at the studio as most do at their full-time jobs. 4-6 hours per weekday and 8-10 hours on weekends in technique classes, rehearsals, choreography sessions, and teaching youngsters.

Ankle injuries ended all that. After my first reconstruction surgery, I tried going back for awhile and stay on my school’s dance team. But that just led to another reconstruction less than a year later. I can’t wear heels or walk/stand for a long period of time, let alone dance. I’ll probably keep needing surgeries since my ankles just suck. But dance will always be something I appreciate.

Movies

My favorite movies are comedies, romcoms, dance movies, Old Hollywood, and musicals. And anything John Hughes or something equally 80’s-tastic. Some of my favorites:

  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s
  • Pretty in Pink
  • Footloose
  • Pitch Perfect
  • Top Gun
  • Some Like It Hot
  • The Wizard of Oz
  • Grease
  • And so many more!

TV

This is the one addiction that’s probably just as bad as my book obsession.

Shows I watch that are currently on the air:

  • Once Upon a Time
  • Revenge
  • Mad Men
  • The Blacklist
  • Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
  • New Girl
  • The Mindy Project
  • Marry Me
  • Glee
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Scandal
  • How to Get Away with Murder
  • Parks and Rec
  • Big Bang Theory
  • Doctor Who

But I also watch a lot of shows on Netflix and DVD. The only way I can fall asleep is to have an episode I’ve seen a hundred times before playing as background noise, or my brain won’t turn off Favorite off-the-air shows to binge watch on DVD or Netflix:

  • Friends
  • Will & Grace
  • Happy Endings
  • 30 Rock
  • I Love Lucy
  • Happy Days
  • Big Bang Theory
  • The O.C.
  • Saved by the Bell

Theater

I’m just a Broadway baby! I’ve always loved it. I still remember more about Footloose: The Musical more than any other Broadway show I’ve ever seen, because it was the first one I ever saw. I like old Gershwin stuff just as much as newer, edgier stuff. Some of my all time favorite shows:

  • Footloose: The Musical
  • Rent
  • Newsies
  • Mamma Mia
  • 42nd Street
  • Thoroughly Modern Millie

I’m sure that after the beginning of the post, you’re not surprised that these are all dance-heavy shows. 🙂

What are your favorite ways to get lost in another world, besides books?

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