Friday, May 29, 2009
Turns out Connor was being recognized as a Student of the Month for his Perserverance, and his Artistic Ability.
Both Lee & I were able to get time off to attend, which was way cool.
Connor did very well with his peers, and it was nice to hear all the "good job, Connor!" and "Way to go, Connor!" comments as he made his way to the little risers.
Here's the video!
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Everyone but Trevor preferred Caramel deLites (from California) vs. Samoas (from Oregon). This is kind of a big thing, since Samoas are my favorite type of GS cookie!
The Caramel deLites seemed to be a bit more chewy, and they had more of a milk chocolate, vs. dark chocolate.
I also took the CA Thin Mints to my Service Unit Leader Meeting, and we compared them to the OR Thin Mints. The CA Thin Mints again had lighter chocolate, and the edges were a little scalloped. They also were just a little smaller, which meant there was another serving of 4 cookies in a box that weighed the same as the OR Thin Mints. And the Oregon Thin Mints were definitely 'mintier' than the California mints.
The reason for the differences is actually that Girl Scouts uses two baking companies for their cookies across the country. Oregon is with the Little Brownie Baker company, while California is with the ABC company. The Thin Mints name is the only one registered to Girl Scouts. The other cookie names are from the bakeries, hence the similarity of the cookies, but different names.
And there's your Girl Scout history lesson for the day. :)
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
So I asked Trevor & Diana what they thought. Diana has had the community theater experience, but she was in Kindergarten at the time. Trevor has only just gotten to do some drama in Jr. High - but he has an awesome memory & knew the lines for everyone in the productions they did :)
Looking at the rehearsal dates & show dates, I realized if we're going to Canada for a chunk in June, Diana would not be able to do the show. She's set for the summer with her financing for school & her apartment, so she doesn't need to work. Trevor, however, has already been volunteering at the Boys & Girls Club. He is really looking to get some kind of work, so he would most likely be sticking around home anyway. Typically, the rehearsals & such happen in the evenings for these shows.
We eventually went & got Trevor signed up. He was supposed to bring some sheet music to sing. Trevor has a very nice singing voice, but he hasn't done anything to develop it. He decided to sing "Still Alive" which is the epilogue song for the game, Portal. In the game, it's sung by the AI program, GLaDOS (Genetic Lifeform and Disk Operating System). The pianist had a harder time following the tune, but Trevor just continued singing unless they stopped him. They also checked Trevor's range. When he was done - the rest of the people trying out applauded :) Still Alive by the songwriter
Next they had to try the dance audition. Dance Audition??? There was nothing in the casting call information about a dance audition!
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
This area gets a LOT of sun, so we're hoping it will be good for the strawberries & maybe some tomatoes. The stepping stones are so I don't get too wet in the morning when I water before work :)