Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Homemade Card for the UPS Guy, Mark

The inside reads, "I'm really sorry I bit your knee!" and will be accompanied by a copy of his rabies vaccination (the dog, not the UPS guy).

I wasn't home when this incident happened, but my dad was leaning down to get something at the side door while simultaneously opening the door, not realizing the man in brown was right on the other side. "Your guard's down, Grampy! I'll get him! Grrrrrr!". Oliver shot out at Mark, and clamped on to the poor man's knee.

He is OK. My parents got some antibacterial whatever for him and he was very understanding, knowing that the circumstances were a bit weird, not knowing he was on the other side and all.

When he came the other day, Dad asked him again how he was. He said he was ship shape. Very nice man. Very naughty dog.

Monday, July 27, 2009


It's been a nice weekend at Scott's End, even though Saturday was gloomy and gray and clammy.

The brother's tackle a puzzle together.

The found turtle which Mom named Trevor before setting it free again.

My favorite from today. My first cousin's husband and their son, Nino.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


For my Mom's birthday, I told her I would get tickets to see the So You Think You Can Dance tour when it comes to Boston in September.

On Saturday, the tickets went on sale. I waited by the computer for the clock to strike ten and when it did, I went to buy the best seats available within my price range for me and six others who I was buying for. After I bought the tickets, I wondered what type (as far as view as concerned) I would get if I tried again ten minutes later, around 10:12. So, I did another search.

There were no tickets available! Now, granted, when you are in the process of buying your tickets, they remain yours until you commit and actually complete your purchase, plus I'm sure there are other ways or maybe even sites form which you can get the tickets, but still! Twelve minutes after the sale started, there were no more left!

Crazy. And yay for us!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

And again More Dancing

jasona nd Jeanine dance a TRavis Wall routine. The best routine of last night's episode...

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Something lighter

I confess that I have been somewhat obsessed with this dance routine lately. I have probably watched it at least twelve times in the past 48 hours. I'm not sure why it moves me so much. There is an inkling of relatability in it for me, but I suppose it's just an exceptionally danced piece of choreography. As much as I would know what exceptional dancing and exceptional choreography is.

Checking out the So You Think You Can Dance website recently, I found that each of the top dancers are showing, in a video on their section of the site, their "signature move". For the ballerina, it's an intricate collection of swirls and on-point moves that she is showing and teaching in her video. For others, it's fancy footwork and complicated collections of counting stepping and swinging. That's why I found Kupono's so hilariously refreshing. Especially considering the intense dance he did in last week's show.

Now, I'm sorry but that's just funny shit.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Cape Clean-up

My uncle Billy cleaned-out the shed at Scott's End in preparation for my Dad's arrival. Then, the two brothers and my Mom went through everything and determined what should be kept and what shouldn't. Lots of little details to shoot, plus things not in the shed, too.

More Dance

Since I spent a chunk of time last night finding videos from dances/choreography that I thought were great, I figured I'd post them. I recommend double clicking on the box so you can go to YouTube and watch it in full screen view...

And because their solos were so awesome last season...

And this one won Mia Michaels an Emmy for the choreography. Rad!

Friday, July 10, 2009


From Wednesday night's "So You Think You Can Dance". Kupono is the addiction and Kayla is the addicted.
Freakin' amazing. Double-click on it so you can go to YouTube and watch it full screen.

Here's another one I loved from last season. Mark and Chelsea. He's going to work, she doesn't want him to go...

Also from last season. Joshua's off to war. Katie's not happy...

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

My Neck Hurts