Cheryl Strayed on Dancing With the Stars?

The new season of Dancing With the Stars started this week. If you are new here, you might not know how much it means to us, so yes…I’m going to link to this post. I’ve linked to it a million times before and I don’t care who knows it. I love my Hot Toddy.

Anyway…our whole family loves DWTS. Ask us anything about the Rumba, the Cha-Cha, the Waltz, and now Contemporary. We’re experts, in our own minds. We’ll be walking through Target, and Riley will say of the music playing overhead, “This would be a good song for the Quick Step.” I’ll tilt my head, listen and nod. She’s right. She’s always right.

So at the dinner table last night we were talking about this first week of the new season. We all agreed the judges were too hard on Andy Dick. We all thought his dance was charming and entertaining. It was unexpected for me because I didn’t intend on liking him. I always unexpectedly like someone. Happens every season.

We discussed the other stars and the pros. No eye candy Maxim Chmerkovskiy this season. That’s okay, because his brother Val is there and he is not only dreamy…but sensitive. #iloveval

We discussed who we would want to see on the show in the future, and I said I would like to see a literary star. Wouldn’t that do great things for books? For literacy? Why are only athletes and actors and reality show people stars?

“Cheryl Strayed would be perfect,” I said.

And the kids wanted to know who Cheryl Strayed was. And so we had a nice discussion about Wild, and about The Pacific Crest Trail as we ate our tacos.

I don’t know Cheryl, but I have friends who know her. I’m wondering if she would be at all interested?

“I should start a Facebook page to campaign for Cheryl Strayed to be on Dancing With the Stars next year!” I say. “I want a writer to be a freaking star, and who’s hotter than Cheryl Strayed right now?”

Todd looks up from his plate, and says, “Of course, that might be borderline stalking.”

He can’t possibly get it.

He’s not that into books.

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9 Responses to Cheryl Strayed on Dancing With the Stars?

  1. Carrie Link says:

    Well, I agree! I will see what I can do about that! Maybe she’ll then forgive me for endangering her daughter. Twice.

  2. kario says:

    We don’t watch the show, but I agree that writers ought to be on. Especially smart, articulate writers like Cheryl (versus those who only crank out fiction that is painful to read in order to get it turned into movies that will make them borderline celebrities, too). I’ll sign your petition!

  3. Colleen Malloy says:

    I just finished Wild and loved it!

  4. Kim says:

    Just added Wild to my growing list of books to read!

  5. Michelle O'Neil says:

    You will love it Kim!

  6. Dee Ready says:

    Dear Michelle, now that’s a good thought–an author or a painter or sculptor–but maybe most of them/us are introverts. I don’t know. For myself, I can be a real ham and I love to dance around the house to the beat of my internal music! Peace.

  7. Tanya Savko says:

    What a great idea! There should definitely be stars of other types on that show!

  8. Meg says:

    I don’t know if she can wear sassy dancin’ shoes after what those hiking boots did to her feet! I loved Wild and read it on your recommendation. Thank you.