Encores from Lady's Night and a touch of Spring

Posted: Friday, March 21, 2008 by Travis Cody in

Spring has sprung
The grass has ris
I wonder where
The birdies is!
....Bulwinkle J Moose

HA! Last year I posted the same little ditty by Mr Moose. I think I'll make it my spring tradition. Of course, this little poem isn't original to our dear Bullwinkle. Nope. But I can't tell you who wrote it. I searched last year and I searched this year. No luck. So I'll credit Mr Moose because I first heard it in a Rocky & Bullwinkle cartoon.

On that same post, which was a Manic Monday, I published a poem I wrote for spring called As I Walked. You can read it here, if you wish.

So Happy Spring y'all!

Now, I have some encores from Tuesday's Dancing with the Stars. It was Lady's night as you may recall.

Did anyone who follows figure skating doubt that Kristi Yamaguchi would be this good at an elegant dance like Foxtrot? We'll see if she handles the Latin dances as well, but she surely must be considered the early front runner after this performance with partner Mark Ballas.

I say welcome back to pro Louis van Amstel. He may be a diva male dancer, but he is a wonderful choreographer and the perfect partner for Priscilla Presley. This Foxtrot was classy and elegant. I had no idea what to expect from Ms Priscilla, but this was a pleasant surprise.

Marlee Matlin is an Oscar winning actor. With partner Fabian Sanchez, she danced an engaging and rhythmic Cha Cha Cha that was cheeky and fun just like the dance should be. The cues Fabian used to help her through the dance were subtle and ended up looking like part of the routine.

Pam and I really enjoyed the first two nights, and we're looking forward to Monday night.

Oh...let me just randomly throw in a clip from our favorite guy from the show that shall not be named. This is Daytripper from David Cook during week 2.


  1. Turnbaby says:

    Ah spring---I am so ready for it---it takes on a new meaning this year ;-)

  1. Matt-Man says:

    Great picture Travis. I can't wait to see some damn color 'round here. Cheers!!

  1. I love that photo, spring has sprung.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Roll on Spring! It's freezing here!

    Loved the clips Trav, Pricilla was quite good wasn't she?

  1. Bond says:

    As I did not see the ladies, I will be back from home to watch the videos...

    Bullwinkle is an amazing philosopher...I am quite positive those are his original words....

  1. Ivanhoe says:

    Where are the birdies and the sun?
    My favorite on that show that must not be named is Brooke.
    Have a great Easter!

  1. Dottie says:

    Where is spring? They're calling for snow here today. Love the photos and thanks for the recaps on Dancin'... Have a splendid weekend.

  1. Dottie says:

    Where is spring? They're calling for snow here today. Love the photos and thanks for the recaps on Dancin'... Have a splendid weekend.

  1. Great spring flowers pic. Happy spring

  1. Happy Spring to you too Travis. Have a wonderful day and Easter weekend. :)

  1. Kristi's years of professional skating has given her the opportunity to use different kinds of music for a myriad of programs. I think she'll handle the different genres of dance very well.

    Marlee is amazing. I'm so in awe of her courage and "take a chance" attitude.

  1. Travis says:

    Turn: We had a pretty nice spring day out here, although it was still a bit chilly.

    Matt: The trees are still kinda bare.

    Sarge: Getting there.

    Akelamalu: Yeah she was!

    V: I'm willing to concede the poem to Mr Moose.

    Ivanhoe: I enjoy Brooke too.

    Dottie: Check in every week if you enjoy the recaps.

    Charles: I can't wait until I can see them live around here. Spring flowers bring smiles.

    Sandee: Right back atcha my dear.

    Songbird: You may be right.

  1. happy easter trav and happy spring too...

    smiles, bee

  1. Kimmie says:

    Hi Travis!

    Oh boy did I ever enjoy seeing those three ladies dance! Thank You so much for posting them. I am amazed and awed at each one. Can't wait for next week!


  1. jennifer says:

    Here is my poem, told to me by my Nanny:

    Spring has Sprung
    Fall has Fell
    Summer is Here
    And it's Hotter
    Than Hell.

    Your is better - could actually share it with the kiddos!

    Happy Easter Weekend!


  1. The flowers in spring look so lovely... (secretly wishing we had spring over here)

  1. lisa says:

    Is there anyone who isn't loving the show that must not be named this season? I know I am. And I actually watched the first week of dancing with the stars! wooo hooo, it was fun.

  1. Dana says:

    Hehe! I actually enjoyed that song by David C!

  1. the teach says:

    Great little Spring ditty, Travis! My wish for you at Easter is here :D

  1. Travis says:

    Bee: And to you dear.

    Kimmie: Grab a nap so you don't fall asleep! LOL!

    Jennifer: HA! How about this for yours so you can say it to your kids - Spring has sprung, Fall has fell, Summer is here and it's hotter than...well, it's HOT! Hehehehehehe!

    Terra: No spring?

    Lisa: I should probably start calling it by its name again, but I still get a little miffed about the way Taylor Hicks has been dissed by the show. But I am enjoying the kids on this season.

    Dana: Good!

    Teach: Thank you my dear!

  1. Linda says:

    Wow am I ever late in making blog rounds! It's been Spring for three whole days now and I'm just getting around to your "welcome Spring" post! Yeesh!

    The way I look at it, you can't go wrong quoting Bullwinkle J. Moose no matter the occasion! I just wish that Spring would actually spring out here in the Northeast!

  1. Julie says:

    Oh thanks....i kept scrolling past all the basketball stuff looking for lady dance clips....I caught one that I hadn't seen yet. Now I need to find my notes of the other two I missed and go youtubing!!

    Gorgeous picture of flowers!