Family Tradition

And, I know this isn't just our family.

Last weekend we made a two-day trip to Niagara Falls from McKean, PA. Along the way up and back we spotted the following license plates:

PA, NY, OH, IN, IL, MI, TN, NJ, GA, FL, TX, KY, NC, MI, MA, NV, VA, CT, NH, WI, SC, MD, ME and ... Ontario, New Brunswick, Quebec, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia.



Life Soundtrack?

Interesting meme idea...maybe I'm slow for not having seen this one before. :)

Set your mp3 player on shuffle and type the title of the song for each category. Push for the next song for the next category, etc.

Opening Credits: Prologue, Little Shop of Horrors
Waking Up: Sandy, Grease
Theme song: Love Hurts, Nazareth
Falling in Love: What I Did for Love, John Barrowman
Fight scene: Anthem, Chess
Breaking up: Hot Blooded, Foreigner
Getting back together: Overture, Oklahoma
Secret Love: Name of the Game, Mamma Mia!
Life's okay: Shades of Grey, Billy Joel
Mental breakdown: It's Possible, Seussical
Driving: I'll Wait, Van Halen
Flashback: Good Morning, Starshine, Hair
Partying: Be Like the Bluebird, Anything Goes
Happy dance: Runyonland, Guys & Dolls
Regretting: Another Pyramid, Aida
Long night alone: Overture, West Side Story
Death scene: I Happen to Like New York, John Barrowman
Ending credits: If I Were a Rich Man, Fiddler on the Roof



More Pictures

I've uploaded more pictures from the show, backstage, etc on Facebook. Here's the album.

Also, special thanks to Kelsey's mom for taking pics during final dress rehearsal so I could have the good ones of the actual show.



New Photos! (and videos)

I posted some new pictures in my Facebook albums, from the Wizard of Oz, and other stuff this summer. I'll be taking more Wizard of Oz pictures through our next weekend, I'm sure. In the meantime, here are a few videos for ya!

Pulling into the station at Steamtown, USA (Scranton, PA). This was just after we'd gotten off the train.

Emily riding on the Segway we rented (Joe is debating changing his commuting vehicle to save gas)

And....Matthew's turn

And...the kids having fun with the ambient music at Hershey Park.



One Down, Six to Go!

I nailed it last night! Performances were good, had a few tech issues still being worked out. Stayed out with the cast until the wee hours. Looking forward to doing it all over again tonight.

Man, I just love theatre. And I've really missed it.



Seven Days

In the past seven days I've...

  • baked six dozen ginger cookies
  • taken my car in for its 120,000 mile service
  • planned an 8-day canoe route through Algonquin Provincial Park
  • Googled the lyrics to the Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • said, "Dorothy" no less than 168 times
  • painted two 3x15' strips of canvas green and two 3x15' strips of canvas yellow
  • watched Psych, Stargate:Atlantis, Eureka, The West Wing, and Juno
  • picked Emily up from camp
  • received my new fabulously comfortable Teva water sandals
  • had the ice cream man come by three times (and fell for it twice)
  • whip-stitched two large green satin curtains
  • baked five dozen back-of-the-canister oatmeal cookies
  • read The Nanny Diaries, Lord John and the Hand of Devils, and The Horse Whisperer
  • sent 34 e-mail messages
  • walked 19 miles
  • set up our new dome tent
  • laughed so hard my sides actually hurt
  • ripped Hello Dolly! from the DVD
  • wondered how I can justify buying these popsicle molds

...and gotten entirely too little sleep. :)



Olympics are Coming!

Olympic Medal winners at NBC Olympics.com!

I love the Olympics. I hope to attend one some day. Although I should state here my decided preference for the Winter Games, I enjoy watching all the "girlie" type events at the Summer Games. Read: gymnastics (esp. men's), equestrian. I also like watching the canoeing/kayaking and sailing. And table tennis and synchronized swimming are guaranteed to both hypnotize me and crack me up.