Thoughts on Dayton:
Think of it this way ... if she weren't cut when she was, she might not have had a chance to try out for RC! That seems to have been perfect timing. On this note, I think it's more of a disservice to hang onto a girl who is almost inevitably going to be cut later on or is at least going to struggle if she makes the team. Dayton really just wasn't ready. As a TCC you might think you want to stay in training camp as long as possible, but in a case like Dayton's I just don't think she was going to improve those memory issues in time, and hanging onto her would have only wasted more of her time. We can say other girls should be cut "before" her (ie Malena or Kristen) but I'd personally prefer to be cut earlier on if it seemed inevitable.
Team bonding exercises:
I hate them. I definitely understand wanting the girls to get along with each other, and I think there's too much competition between females in today's world. However, we're still in training camp. Isn't there SUPPOSED to be some element of competition and wanting to be "the best of the best"? I don't think you need to be forced to get along with people you just met and might just not click with, while being under a spotlight and having to focus on being "the best" and making the team. I also always feel for the Megan Flaherty's (RIP : ( and the Kristens. I understand that being bubbly is part of being a performer and that if you don't have that personality maybe you're trying out for the wrong thing, but I'm someone who typically overanalyzes and just ... isn't shallow, I guess? Maybe more like a Brennan. So if I were to be placed in a situation like a rodeo or something, I'd be the one sitting back observing first. Not that outgoing and shallow are the same thing by any means, but I just don't like that they judge girls based on these things.
Also, when it comes to friendships, I'm curious to see if girls who try out together typically stay friends or make friend groups of their own. Danielle and Jasmine came in together, and Jasmine got cut, but that was a few years in. Must have been tough. Tara and Savannah (also from the Jets, right?) were a "package deal", and I'm just curious whether or not they're still close. Also, I think another issue with Tara is that her eyebrows are too dark for her dyed hair!
Speaking of her, she looked GREAT. I enjoy watching her dancing when she's smiling, and I think the light lip color was flattering on her during the tour of Dallas. Honestly, I have not been the biggest Brennan fan in the past, but I'm really rooting for her now and will be upset if she doesn't make it. That office visit was very odd.
I had made a comment on Amber's appearance in an earlier post, and I now take it back. I hadn't seen much of her, but I do like her now.