Where Have All the Blog Posts Gone?

Heeeeeeyyyyy guys, I’m alive, though you wouldn’t really know it from this blog or my Twitter or my Goodreads. I’ve mentioned why I’d be going MIA on Twitter but I, optimistically and unrealistically, hoped I’d manage to get a blog post out every couple days, which lol that went well. I am currently in New Jersey on a business trip, working on average 13 hour days. In the morning before breakfast, I manage to read a couple chapters a day, but, when I get back from the customer site, I don’t have the energy to really think about much of anything. I’ve finished one book since I got here (though I did finish one on the plane ride here too). I have yet to write reviews for the last three books I read, because that takes a mental energy I’ve not had at my disposal at the end of the workday.

So yeah. I’m here and stuff, and I wish I could be blogging but I can’t finish books or write posts.

What I do have the energy to do is binge sort of mindless television. There is nothing better at the end of a day like that than something high drama. On past business trips, I’ve watched many seasons of ANTM and the first season of The Royals, both of which were perfection for getting my brain out of work mode, but didn’t require it to work too hard.

My current TV obsession that’s getting me through my all-too-short free time in the evenings is Dance Academy. I’d seen it on Netflix but not paid it too much attention until Jamie (The Perpetual Page-Turner) raved about it. Then, recently, after Miss Fisher’s, I looked up Australian TV shows because I need so many more of those in my life, and I say it on the list. All of a sudden Dance Academy became a top priority, and, as the fluffiest thing on my shortlist of stuff to watch, I started it when I got here.

Now, it’s not Miss Fisher’s, okay, and it took me a couple of episodes to really get into the characters, but I’m towards the end of season one now and a MESS OF EMOTIONS. It’s high melodrama and a lot of dancing and also some vaguely creepy feels because of how attractive the one guy is even though he’s waaaaaay too young for me to feel so intensely about that.

jordan rodrigues dance academy


pas de deux

There are way too few gifs of this show and basically none of it is from the part I’ve already watched so whatever. Just know that I am SO emotionally invested in Tara/Christian, that Kat is my favorite hot mess and looks like she should be on Australia’s Next Top Model, that I also ship Abigail and Sam, and that I only like Ethan when he and Christian are being best friends. Otherwise, he is a sad waste of cheekbones. Oh, and Frannie from Simply Ballroom is their ballet teacher and I looooove it.

Like, the best thing I can say about this show is that last night I was groaning and yelling at my screen (and then remembering my coworker was in a neighboring B&B room and might worry I was dying) and then trying to be quiet. I also stayed up way too late because GODDAMN IT KISS. Join me in my flaily feels is what I’m saying. Then watch Miss Fisher’s and Please Like Me if you haven’t already. You will thank me, I promise.

I’ve just spoiled myself on a bunch of romancey scenes while looking for images and OH MY FUCKING GOD I WISH I WERE AT THE B&B WATCHING DANCE ACADEMY.

BYEEEEEEE from New Jersey. Hopefully I’ll get a couple posts up next week but I might just keep watching Dance Academy.

9 responses to “Where Have All the Blog Posts Gone?”

  1. I’m watching Miss Fisher’s right now actually! Anyway, I hope your business trip is successful and you get a chance to relax a little bit afterwards. 🙂
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  2. I just added Miss Fisher’s to my list after I saw someone on Twitter raving about it. I’m currently obsessed with watching all the Friends episodes and no, it isn’t a re-watch. I’m one of those rare beasties that never watched that show so better late than never. Long days like that are TOUGH. Hoping it wraps up fast!
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    • Christina Franke says:

      As long as you like/love Friends, I have no issue with you being a late-comer. I missed a lot of things because we didn’t have cable when I was growing up, so I do get it. Though I saw most Friends episodes a million times because we had so few channels and TBS aired it all the time.

      The days have gotten slightly less long but they’re still super busy. I am so tired.

  3. Strontium says:

    My sister loves Dance Academy. We both love Degrassi TNG

  4. Nori says:

    Oh my goodness! I love Dance Academy. If you need more of a certain someone, he’s also briefly on the ABC Family (now it has a weird new name I can’t remember) show, The Fosters. I flipped out when I saw him. He’s in a band and I keep watching for him to dance, which he doesn’t…
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    • Christina Franke says:

      ABC Family is now Freeform.

      I am so going to watch every show he was ever in basically because I may be a tad obsessed with anything having to do with his face.

  5. D says:

    Well, i would advise against shipping sammy and abigail…

    • Christina Franke says:

      Let’s see. How can I say this without spoilers.

      I was very happy with the evolution of their relationship actually. I do like their chemistry, but they were never my ship of pain. That’s Tara and Christian, mean show-writers.

      However, I just hit the spoilers tragic spoilers episode last night near the end of season two and seriously WHAT THE FUCK.

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