The cost of competitions

fascination

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I'm just trying to catch myself more often:rolleyes: ...I actually think OP got question addressed thoroughly...but since I cant flirt, I was just being cute
 

Laura

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mamboqueen said:
I call mine "pretty boy". There's a little story behind it, though. He was teaching my daughter and he kept telling her to do something and she kept telling him she couldn't and he said "of course you can do it," and she said "prove it, pretty boy." She also told him once that he looked like a vampire. Thank God he has a good sense of humor.
I love your daughter!!

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No matter how you slice it, comps are expensive, unless you just do local college comps where the entry fees are like $20 per person for all you can dance.

How's that for re-railing (is that even a word) us?
 

Joe

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pygmalion said:
You don't watch A Christmas Story. You turn it on (on TBS, I think, or is that TNT? ) for background noise during their annual Christmas-day 24-hour marathon. Eventually, you'll know all the dialogue without ever having watched the movie.
You'll shoot your eye out!
 
pygmalion said:
I thought about you when I noticed the announcers on DWTS calling the couples so-and-so and their "pro partner" blah-blah-blah.

What did you (not just you, Laura, anybody) make of that? Or was I the only one who noticed?
I jumped off the couch every time they said "pro partner" or, better yet, "partner", but my hubby was just laughing at me. It seems like non-ballroom people don't see the difference - when I did pro/am, people would ask if my teacher was my partner (we hung out a little outside of ballroom), I'd say - "no, we compete together, but he's my instructor", and they go "partner, then".
 

Laura

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pygmalion said:
What did you (not just you, Laura, anybody) make of that? Or was I the only one who noticed?
Woah, didn't realize you had called me out here. Does this mean that you want me to answer, or not?
 

pygmalion

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Called you out? Eek! That certainly wasn't my intent. I try never, never to call anyone out, put anyone on the spot, ask impertinent questions, or directly correct anyone. That's just not me.

The goal was to give you the option to answer or not. :cool:
 

fascination

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redhead said:
I jumped off the couch every time they said "pro partner" or, better yet, "partner", but my hubby was just laughing at me. It seems like non-ballroom people don't see the difference - when I did pro/am, people would ask if my teacher was my partner (we hung out a little outside of ballroom), I'd say - "no, we compete together, but he's my instructor", and they go "partner, then".
ya know I agree with all of this and never use the term partner, HOWEVER, my pro does constantly remind me that in a way we are and that should be my goal...ie not to be pushed around and made to look good but to dance myself and not need him....and I am very glad that that is his perspective...but it is what it is....if I was as good as him, i'd dump him as a pro or become one
 

Laura

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I just kind of shake my head and laugh about a lot of the stuff that goes on on DwtS. For the purposes of the great non-dancing TV audiences out there, if they want to use the term "pro partner" then that's the way it goes.
 

pygmalion

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That was pretty much my view, as well. I wouldn't take their use of that term more seriously than I do anything else on that show -- which is not at all. :lol:
 

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