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Today was nice and chilly, starting to seem like fall. It was a good day for a Monday. I came home and read a couple of fics that have been posted and enjoyed them. Then I did break down and watch the first ep of Dancing with the Stars. There was something really wonderful about watching Valerie Harper's dance. Here's what a USA Today article said:

Valerie Harper said she had a problem this week. "Not the cancer," she said. "My sore knee!" She added, "Nothing serious, but strained." She jokingly blamed her "slave driver" partner Tristan MacManus. Harper explained to cameras that she has "always loved dancing" and is happy to have a chance to "perform for people" again. She and Tristan danced a sweet foxtrot, with Valerie smiling and swirling around the dance floor. Of course, they got a standing ovation. "It's good to be alive -- and it's even better to be dancing," she said.

Judges: Bruno said, "How can you criticize a national treasure? You are an inspiration to the nation." He said she was "radiant," and added some suggestions about her frame. Weepy Carrie Ann said she was "setting an amazing example... Yes, you have to work on your spots, but you brought me to tears with your courage." Len praised her "ease and elegance." Scores: 7, 7, 7 = 21


I also enjoyed seeing the Jersey Shore's Snooki, who is using her real name of Nicole now that she's a mom... she's a young girl who's grown up a lot and though I haven't been a fan, who hasn't heard of her. I think she's really showing a classier side of herself these days.

Here's the whole article in case you're interested and missed the show: http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/people/2013/09/16/dancing-with-the-stars-kicks-off-season-17/2823837/

I thought I'd get an entire chapter of my "Turning Like the Sky" fic done today, since I got home and didn't have other stuff to do, but I realized I needed to do some research on the next part and that took some time. The chapter is turning into a case fic, it seems. I posted what's really the first part of chapter two tonight, still a decent length at around 1600 words: http://archiveofourown.org/works/968828/chapters/1905247