Hello my friends! Friday already? Guess it's time to link up to Mimi's "bleep-bomb" Friday. That's what I've decided to call it from now on...I have Young Women who read this blog! I know I'm a weirdo, but it just sounds not quite as bad to me. Not that I'm saying you're bad MiMi! Okay, I am.
KIDDING! I love your guts - you know that!
Anyramble...on to the story. This comes from a couple years back when Cowgirl was turning 8. My kids don't get "friend" birthday parties every year. Only on "milestone" birthdays. 8 is a special birthday because that is the age you are able to be baptized - so 8 is a very big deal birthday. Cowgirl had chosen, what else? A cowgirl-themed party. 16 girls! So I was scrambling around trying to get ready while she and Bookworm were at school.
Pixie was helping me out, since she was in Kindergarten at the time and only had half-day school. This would make Monkey just about ready to turn 2. I sent Pixie to the outside garbage to throw something messy away, that I didn't want to throw in the kitchen garbage can. She went out the front door, then came back in. I was wiping down the counters after preparing the food. After a couple of minutes I noticed that Monkey was missing. I yelled to her and nothing. I asked Hubby if he knew where she was, and he said "did she go outside when Pixie took the garbage out?"
I immediately began to panic as it had been a couple of minutes since Pixie went out, and we live on the corner of an intersection that is fed from the main road. Sometimes people don't like to decrease their speed appropriately.
I rushed out the front door...saw no sign of Monkey. There was a lady walking her dog who I started to call out to, "Have you seen a little..." right then I looked down...cursed and then quickly retreated into the house (where I found Monkey safe and sound).
Why did I react that way you ask? Well you remember how I was wiping down the counters? I have ruined many a shirt while wiping down counters using Clorox Clean-up with bleach. I happened to be wearing a brand new shirt for the party, and since my big kids were at school and I just needed to give the counters a quick wipe-down, I had hurridly taken off my shirt just to wipe down the counter, which I quickly forgot in the panic of losing my daughter temporarily. Yes, I had run out onto my front porch topless. And nearly engaged a strange dog-walking woman in conversation.
At least I had my new pretty bra on.
When I informed Cowgirl of what had happened, she said matter-of-factly, "Mom, you embarrass me."
Okay...on to the less humiliating topic!
Can you believe I haven't mentioned SYTYCD yet? it's because I had to miss the auditions portion of the show due to a bunch of school meetings and crap. But last week I watched the show where the top 11 were introduced. I quickly got up to speed. There is a whole new format that I'm sure I will rant about in a future post...this fan is NOT happy with the new deal. But I still love the dancing.
Last night was the first night of competition for the public votes. It was a great show. Here are my early favorites: Make sure to hurry and watch the videos NOW, before they get yanked by Dick Clark Productions (jerk-faces).
Billy Bell. I told you of my adoration for this boy last season, when to my dismay he had to leave the show due to health issues. He's back!!! And still an amazing dancer. I loved this piece. I thought it was really fun - although it wasn't the best piece to highlight Billy's strengths. Still way fun to watch though!
Cue video to 1:21 if you want to skip the intro.
Next we have Alex, I watched him through the audition process during a previous season (can't remember which one). He was really stunning, but had to withdraw due to a contract conflict he had with his previous committment to the Miami Ballet. Soooo glad he is back. Beautiful dancer, and this number may be my favorite piece of work in SYTYCD history. Definitely in the top 3!
Cue video to 1:12
I will probably be annoying you with a rundown on my SYTYCD thoughts and expert insights throughout the remainder of the competition. At least Amanda will read. And I think I've wrangled JennyKate into being a fan of the show also. I know a few others share my obsession, so hopefully I won't lose ALL the interest of my readers!
Three more dancers I'm really liking so far are Robert, Lauren, and Kent. Time will tell which ones will lose my interest, and which will gain my approval. And we all know my approval is what it's really all about.
Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!