Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday the 13th and a German Shepard...


I tell you...when I was in High school, I could not get enough of scary gory movies! Friday the 13th, Halloween, Texas Chainsaw Massacre. The scarier the better. My BFF high school friend, Ann and I would go and just scream. Come to think of it, she ran out of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. THAT was crazy. People's popcorn was flying. You have never seen a horror film until you have seen one in Southern Arkansas. People TALK to the screen..."What chu doin' goin' in there? Don't do it! Don't do it! OOOOO he's got a big ol' chainsaw that's gonna mess you UP!" Things like that. It's totally worth it too. Usually more entertaining than the movie. Maybe that's why I don't go anymore. I saw The Exorcist in college and decided that was my last horror movie. (*shivers*) You think I would have been "cured off" the scary movies when I was in elementary after seeing "The Legend of Boggy Creek". Pre-story: I had been happily riding my purple bike with the groovey white banana seat and matching white basket with flowers on it. In the basket was my new kitten Raquel. Well *sniff* an enormous German Shepard came running up, snatched my kitten out of the basket and killed it right in front of me! Family friend, Mrs. Linda Cover heard me screaming and came running. She called my mom and told her the gruesome details. My dad said he knocked that dog in the head with a shovel. I was satified with this retribution. ANYWHO...to take my mind off the tragedy, my friend, Eddie invited me to the movies...The Legend of Boggy Creek. Well, as luck would have it, the monster snuck up on a little kitten and scared it stiff! STIFF!!! I screamed and Eddie's mom, Ms. Lilly had to take me to the car. Lord. If that's not one for the couch...
So Happy Friday the 13th, campers :) Surely Jason isn't out for a game of hockey tonight....with his German Shepard....*whimper*

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Bubbles, yo-yo's, hoops and a Marching Band...

Sam and some "Sticky bubbles
New Hoop with Will and the Juggling Festival in the background

Whew! Been a tad neglectful of my blog. There has been so much going on and i haven't taken the time to write anything down! Not that my life is exciting to anyone else but me! I have a great life filled with fun and adventure. I try to make that fun and adventure for my family and this weekend was no exception. It really sounded as if it wouldn't be that big of a deal---another yo-yo contest, another juggling festival. However, when juggling is involved, there is ALWAYS a show--intended or not. Here is a video of Will's 2nd place performance in Atlanta. Attached to the beginning is his casting information. More on that later...
video

Sam performed as well and did a GREAT job. I would post that as well but it's the previous routine that I have posted in an earlier blog!
So between the yo-yo contest and the juggling performances, there was the Seed and Feed Marching Abominable Band of Atlanta, GA Will described it as a marching geriatric transvestite band. Wow, it was pretty crazy and really fun!! My kids really seemed mildly effected. Not such a crazy scene for them apparently.


They were great performers and fun music! Organizations hire them to perform!
Will learned some new Diabolo tricks and Sam learned some new juggling moves. I hula hooped all afternoon and ended up with a bruise on my hip and sore shoulders! Curt tried out a Trikke
and decided it wasn't for him! It looked really fun! We missed the fire hooping, fire poi and fire juggling though. Rats. We got lost trying to find the venue. Note to self: BUY A GPS!!!!
Atlanta is 8 hours from here---a long 8 hours, but it was an adventure and definitely better than staying home and mowing the grass!