Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Sunday, April 26, 2009
We bought a new one.
Honey started to replace.
Christopher & Rolo were helping Honey by holding the flashlight and handing him tools.
The new disposal fell out of the box.
Hit Rolo's Toe.
The toe is broken, 3 stitches, 4.25 hours @ ER.
Friday, April 24, 2009
For Elizabeth's Birthday party, she wanted to take her friends to see the new Hannah Montana Movie. I thought it sounded easy for me, no house to clean, no cake to bake, no activities to run. All I had to do was buy tickets and endure the 15 minutes of getting drinks and food for the movie for each girl (by far the worst part). The only problem was that we had to wait for the movie to come out, so Elizabeth had her party a month late. The movie was surprisingly good. It was filled with music and a teen love story. I like country music anyway, so I enjoyed the music. Since the movie really was a G rated movie and not one trying to remain a G rating when it truly is not. I was impressed by how Disney kept the movie very simple and appropriate. It is not often that we see that done with movies. The girls all had a good time and I was grateful to have that checked off my to do list. Elizabeth enjoyed seeing all her friends.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
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Monday, April 6, 2009
Other Kennedy Center issues
Carmen-Opera short snippets.
1. Music was amazing. 2. Descriptions of scenes by narrator before viewed them. 3. Sent CD of music and Opera information to school groups ahead of time.
1. Sat in last row handicapped seats with no ability to see screen with translation. So bad that it was no worth the $5 paid to see the show. The handicapped seats are horrible.
1. Staff very abrasive. 2. Had to watch a self congratulatory session from another school about how they studied the opera, including seeing a “fashion show” of their costumes.
The Trumpet of the Swan-musical storytelling
Great music. Interesting concept; a book reading set to music.
Too long. Needed more visuals.
National Ballet- working rehearsal viewing
Quality ballerinas, worth seeing professional dancers.
No narrator. Would have tremendously helped. We had no idea what scenes we were seeing or what was going on.
Staff kept telling me (quite rudely) to be quiet and I wasn’t even talking.
“Unleashed” a play (for kids) about White House Pets
Entertaining. Very factual. Funny for kids.
Very politically slanted and too PC. Too long. Kids got antsy.
Early morning performance 9:30. Kennedy Center “opens” at 10:00. Doors were locked in the parking area with no signs explaining how to get in. I had to hunt down a security guard to find out that only some doors are locked!!! Annoying!
“Got Rhythm” by the National Symphony Orchestra
1. Had docents with instruments that the kids could try while we waiting to go to our seats. 2. It was Interactive with the children. Encouraged them to clap along and shout out answers to questions. 3. Had a Question and Answer session for the kids. 4. Brought a few kids on stage to “help”. 5. Music was entertaining and well played. 6. Kennedy Center Staff was friendly- a first.
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Same problem with doors as Unleashed, but I knew to go to other doors.