Alright, so neither life nor work will ever stop bothering me for more time. Shheesh. Here was the refined animation from the previous post. Lesson learned: Key & breakdown MORE. Maya will not see the great arcs in my head. I have to jam them down it's throat.
Here is also the first blocking pass from the shot I'm working on now. I call it Hula Heartache. Please let me know what you think and if there are any spots that stand out for fixing. I have a little list going already.