Thursday, April 17, 2008

The Name Game.....

Here's a fun little name game to play. I'm not going to tag anyone, but copy and play along. Let me know in the comments if you do.

1. Your rock star name (first pet, current car)......Muffin Quest, that's interesting

2. Your gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor, favorite type of shoe)......Mint Chocolate Flip Flops, don't know about that one, what kind of rap would I give?

3. Your Native American name (favorite color, favorite animal)......Blue (Sneaking) Cat, I added the sneaking to make it more interesting =)

4. Your soap opera name (middle name, city where you were born)......Renee Damascus, sounds kinda corny

5. Your Star Wars name (the first 3 letters of your last name, first 2 of your first name......Dixro, I can see Luke saying my name

6. Superhero name (2nd favorite color, favorite drink)......Green Latte, the Green Lantern might need to worry, I might steal his crowd

7. NASCAR name (the first names of your grandfathers).......Robert Wilton, I can actually see that on the side of a car

8. Stripper name (the name of your favorite perfume/cologne/scent, favorite candy)......Pleasure Snickers, oh my, that sounds real

9. TV weather anchor name (your 5th grade teacher’s last name, a city that starts with the same letter).......Vanover Vail

10. Spy name (your favorite season/holiday, flower)......Autumn Lilac, sounds mysterious (not really)

11. Cartoon name: (favorite fruit, article of clothing you’re wearing right now)......Apple PJs

12. Hippie name (what you ate for breakfast, your favorite tree).......Special K Willow

13. "Adult Film" star name (first pet, first street where you lived)......Muffin Hollyfield, I like it!

Now, it is your turn to do it...Remember, let me know in the comments if you play along.

Monday, April 7, 2008

The LAST Competition

Reed had her last dance competition of the season Saturday at Meadowview here in Kingsport. Thank goodness, no hotel bill!! The girls did awesome! Every competiton groups differently and gives out awards differently. Reed and her group got "gold" and placed 3rd overall in junior division. Their production tap got a "high gold" and placed 1st over productions, and their production hip-hop got a "high gold" and placed 2nd overall in productions. I think that's so weird that you can compete against yourself in the categories. Another long day of dancing, but well worth it. Of course, I didn't get any pictures. We were so busy putting on the make-up and spraying glitter that you don't have time to get the camera out. However, I did video tape her tap number, "Baby I'm a Star." (I wasn't supposed to, but I did anyway.) I'm going to try to figure out how to get it on. I hope anyway.

At workshop the next day, Reed's friend Makenna got a scholarship for jazz, and Reed got one for tap!!!!!!!!!!!!! They only give 2 per age group so I was shocked but so excited. There were about 100 girls there, so it was great. It just means that next year we won't have to pay the $100 to do the workshop; it will be free!! So, yay Reed!! My friend Christi's niece got an advanced scholarship. They actually win a scholarship to go somewhere, and she won the one to the Joffrey Ballet. She is a beautiful dancer, and well deserving.

Here is a picture of Reed and Makenna!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

I Can't Believe I Made it Home!!

Tonight, Brittany, my 16 year-old niece, called me to take her out driving. Brittany didn't get her learner's permit until last week and has only been out on the road 2 times. Well, we went!! She did well and I shouldn't say anything. Does anybody else remember their first times out on the road? (My sister yelling at me sticks out in my mind.) We only had 1 person honk at us, I had to have her slow down a couple of times, and she remembered to press the gas pedal and turn the wheel at most turns. I had a blast out with her though and am more than willing to go again. So, say some prayers for me and Britt as I (now, that's funny) teach her to drive. Christi, remember me trying to teach you a stick out at Patrick Henry? Good times. = )

Update on Reed's dance competition from Asheville this past weekend. I didn't get any pictures. We were there from 8 AM until 7:30 that night! UGH!! I did see some great routines though. Reed's tap group got a high gold, won their age division, and won 1st place in small groups. They were excited about that. Her production tap group got gold, and her production hip-hop group got judge's choice gold, won age division,won the showstopper award, and won 1st place in large groups. The girls have worked hard, and it was extremely rewarding. We dance this weekend at Meadowview. So, hair, make-up, false eyelashes here we come again!!!

I hope everyone has a great week!!