Videos and Explanations

Seth Rudetsky makes me happy. i want to be his best friend. Nothing makes me feel better faster than his deconstructions. Tonight I watched this one, this one, and this one.

Adele can saaaang! hearing the story behind each of her songs is just inspiring. 

she loved to dance. what drives me crazy are most ballet dancers are such perfectionists that they forget why they love it. i hope i never forget.

obsessed with song, choreography, and dancer. makes me merry happy.

watched this first which got me hooked. then saw this and just tripped me out.

i love that audra and idina can sing the same song and for it to sound phenomenal in both of there styles.

can’t get enough of this girl. GIVE HER HER OWN SHOW!

Came upon this vid as i’ve been prepping for Annie. That key change is perfection.

this song makes me want to meet that person i’m supposed to spend the rest of my life with.

i love youtube.



The Amahzing Seth Rudetsky

Here’s another fun run-into-a-star-story from my last New York trip last month.

It was right after the first cut for Rockettes (which was the most nervous I had been the entire audition process.) I was beyond beyond excited to make the first cut! So they told those who made the cut to come back in two hours. I decided to go run through Time Square to find somewhere to eat. Well who else do I see but the irrepressible, Seth Rudetsky. I’ve shared some of his deconstructions on this blog before so some of you may already be a little familiar with his brilliance. Here’s a vid of him deconstructing Idina’s amazing vocals. (Since all you fellow Gleeks are seeing her right now, I thought I’d post her vid of his!)

So when I ran into him he was so beyond nice. Told him what a fan of his I was and how I watch his vlogs and have read both of his books. I got a pic with him but he didn’t approve of the first and made us take a second pic! Such a great and talented man… I hope I get to see one of his chatterbox sessions while I’m in NY this summer.


101 Things that make me happy

Since it was on my 101 things to do in 1001 days list, i thought I’d knock this one out:

  1. love
  2. my family
  3. reading the scriptures
  4. taking photos
  5. giftcards
  6. giving the perfect gift
  7. cheese
  8. blogging
  9. temple trips
  10. picking out which headband to wear with a current outfit
  11. arm scratches
  12. finding new photographers i like
  13. everything and everyone in new york city
  14. chocolate bar
  15. anthropologie sales
  16. Rockstar Diaries
  17. when my silly niece, Avery, says “I love you Aunt Cia!”
  18. back scratches
  19. hearing makenzie’s voice
  20. seth rudetsky’s deconstructions (this one‘s my favorite)
  21. laducas
  22. singing in the car
  23. anything ever uttered out of elaine stritch‘s mouth
  24. old school theatre tap dancing
  25. a new richard calmes album
  26. my scotties, Bobby and BJ
  27. comments on my photos
  28. fresh flowers on the kitchen table
  29. the nervous, excited energy i get before a photoshoot
  30. when my doctors are happy
  31. skyping with my nieces and ashlyn
  32. fierce moments (i’ll have to blog about this sometime…)
  33. doris day movies
  34. fred and ginger movies
  35. hugs and kisses
  36. reunions with friends i havent seen in forever
  37. making slideshows
  38. dressing up all fancy
  39. sleeping in my bed on cold mornings
  40. cloudy days
  41. cute umbrellas
  42. ghost lights
  43. iyogurt, red mango, and pinkberry
  44. when he says he loves me
  45. finding old journals and reading them
  46. reading snapple caps
  47. waking up to a working alarm clock
  48. my photo chandelier
  49. putting on a new pair of earings
  50. watching a really good movie you haven’t seen in a long time
  51. downstage center
  52. taking a theatre dance class
  53. charleston chews
  54. anything black with white polka dots
  55. good news
  56. getting a letter or package in the mail
  57. counting down the days till summer new york trips
  58. looking at my yellow tulip painting from king aaron
  59. quoting scrubs
  60. watching bloopers on dvds
  61. General Conference
  62. regina spektor and ben rector music
  63. making lists
  64. lunch dates with my favorite people
  65. a massage
  66. holga photos
  67. hot chocolate on a cold day
  68. family dinners
  69. when people tell me they’re looking for my cheshire cat laplander! so sweet.
  70. Kevin Cahoon in the same building :))))
  71. disco dancing
  72. nailing an audition
  73. stepping off the plane at La Guardia
  74. little letters
  75. Junior’s Cheesecake
  76. “(This will be) an Everlasting Love”
  77. finding a new artist i like
  78. trying new sushi
  79. a good Sunday at Church
  80. engagement stories
  81. a jazz class on an emotional day
  82. “You Turned my Mourning into Dancing” music
  83. singing primary songs
  84. comforting hugs from my mommy
  85. puppies
  86. red lipstick with a cute black and white outfit
  87. star sightings in NYC
  88. licking icing off of a cupcake
  89. singing in the shower
  90. shopping trips with my sisters
  91. pumpkin pie with whipped creme
  92. sunrise on the beach
  93. a warm blanket right out of the dryer
  94. speaking “broadway” with someone who understands what the heck i’m saying
  95. yellow tulips
  96. white rose petals in my banb hoodie pockets
  97. makenzie memories
  98. thinking about the future
  99. accepting the past
  100. living fully through every minute
  101. this list

here’s to happiness, life, love, and makenzie.


What is a Video Deconstruction?

Video Deconstruction: Invented by Seth Rudetsky, Broadway’s biggest fan, digs into vocal/acting moments from fierce performances.

Here’s my deconstruction of the Leading Actor and Actress Medleys from the Tommy Tune Awards. Thanks again to [Jason] for the fabulous video editing. You make me look so cute, Jeffy!

Hope this isn’t too boring. Totes 🙂