Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Now, the question is.... what kind of card is this???? what should be on the inside? Should I color the grey? It actually looks more like an IG doesn't it. Oh well........
I found a quote by Will Rogers I like:
"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went."
My sentiments exactly.
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Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Sunday, October 19, 2008
Daisy has always been a great boxer. She let it really show today. She did a great job and didn't really seem that stressed. I kept petting her and she wasn't losing lots of hair like animals usually do when upset. In fact, she would purr sometimes too.
.... back off buddy....
OMG what is that headed my way??
Whoa - that one caught me off guard too! I have to admit it was kinda funny but I wouldn't advise doing this with a clawed cat.
Put up your dukes.
Liz and one of the many who were tested by Daisy. Some of them were so scared of her they wouldn't even look at her.
I don't think this one came up to me at all. Would you if you saw that thing hissing at you???
This one was curious but not aggressive. Dogs are rated as NO, YES, and other comments like 'supervision', etc. Most of the dogs today were ok to go to a home with a cat or other small animal. Some earned big fat NOs on their notes but that's ok. Not all homes have small pets.
All dogs were fully muzzled and on leash. In this instance the dog wouldn't come near us so I held Daisy out towards the dog. This dog is OK to go to a home with small pets. It was terrified of Daisy.
This one we weren't too sure about so I put Daisy down and the dog ignored her.
Yippee! Whew! Time to go home.
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Ronan loves popcorn.
We started off at EPCOT for the annual Food and Wine event. If you've never been you have to go at least once so you can eat and drink your way around the world. They have tapas style food from about 30 countries paired with a wine, beer, or other drink.... and you just eat and drink. yum That's Riley at one of the many KidCot stations throughout the park. After this we headed to the Nemo ride and Ronan had a blast watching the fish, turtles, dolphin, and sharks in the huge aquarium while Ryan and Maria went back to ride 'Soarin'.
Back at the hotel Riley was hamming it up with my USF hat. We stayed at the Shades of Green resort that is for the military. They allowed me to tag along. We had two rooms with connecting doors so Riley and I had one room while Ryan, Maria, and Ronan shared the second. We stayed up late playing with the 'frog' and slept in a little. EPCOT stayed open 'til midnight and we stayed until around 11pm I believe.
This is Maria just before she peed her pants on the Yeti ride in Animal Kingdom. Riley decided on this park for our second day and what a great decision. We started out with breakfast at the Rainforest Cafe and then headed inside. Since there was a short wait for the big coaster Ryan graciously told us chicks to go and ride. He and Maria rode together later in the day. I'm told that the ears are still ringing from the screams of Maria...
There's that crazy Egal family again with those silly glasses! This was just before the 3-d bug movie that put Riley over the edge....threw her into orbit....yes, she cried. It was scary. I didn't really like it either but I survived.
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Wednesday, October 8, 2008
The venue is small and there isn't a bad seat in the house. I think it holds about 1500 people. The levels are 'stacked' vs rows of seats going and going. I was in the third row, above the floor seats. The were about maybe 5 rows in my section and then about 15 or so behind them. If you've ever been to the historic Tampa Theatre, the seating is similar except the upper mezz begins much closer to the front.
Anyhoo, there are lots of tickets for all shows and the 1/2 price booth is a great option. Rush and SRO tickets are available for most shows and for less than 25 each. I'm going to try to go to a show the next two nights... I'm exhausted now so we'll see....
I was able to get a few pics and videos. I know, I know 'no pictures or recording devices of any type' WELL, towards the end of the show everyone started snapping away. I'm a lemming so I followed.... I'm glad I did! Now if I only had some video editing software..................... more text to follow. I'm tired, it's 3am....
I'm not sure these are in the correct order. I'll check that tomorrow.
Before the show, at the stage door. The stage door is about 20 feet west of the box office and entry doors. It is unlocked, people come and go, and if you want to know if someone is there, just open it and ask the person standing there! Ace finally arrived around 630 I think. It seemed kinda late since the show was supposed to start at 7pm. He didn't remember me but that's ok. I can't imagine him remembering anyone after seeing how many people love and follow him He took a couple of pics of us with my camera - those lovely self portraits. He said 'I have long arms, I'll take the pics!' No one was around to offer. Well, those pics were both very blurry and were deleted. I knew I'd get another chance after the show to see him and have a photo op.
He said he was hungry and was going to get some pie. I watched the street and when I saw him walking back towards the theatre I shot this video:
He thought I was snapping pics, hence the pause at the end. Anyone know how to extract photos from this video?
I waited around until 755 for Olivia Newton John to appear. I finally went inside to my seat and my feet thanked me.
On with the show. It was wonderful Colorful, happy, funny, all the best adjectives you can imagine.
These videos were taken at the end of the show. If you go and want some pics, be ready with the camera during the last number. Everyone starts snapping away.
Of course I loved the band. I guess they call it an Orchestra on broadway. The drummer was theatrical in his movements and the huge red mohawk was the icing on the cake.
ONJ was there to promote a give away she is promoting with Shape Fitness Centers.
After the show many fans gathered at the stage door again. This time there are removable fence sections all around to keep us away from the exit. Many of the performers just walk out - wave - or smile and keep going to their waiting ride. Some stop and take 1-2 pics and sign a few autographs. They don't stay long.
Just seconds before Olivia Newton John came out the 'real' paps and newscasters started aiming their cameras at the door. They must have ESPN or something.
This is ONJ coming out the door - she's waving. she had LOTS of fans there who were disappointed I bet. she could have AT THE VERY LEAST just stood there for 15-30 seconds and let us get a pic of her.
Cropped version of pic.
She literally breezed out the doorand when she got to the street - the crowd around me disappeared. At least 2/3 of the people ran down the street following ONJ. It was great because Ace came out next and there were no more boneheads all around me!
When Ace started coming out the door I just started snapping because I wasn't sure he would come over or not. He is such a cutie. Not to give away anything about the show but you can tell this guy is at the gym on a regular basis. Go Greased Lightning Go!
Cropped version of pic. He had more fans waiting than the two top billed stars. He is third on the bill.
The young lady in the left of this picture is a huge Grease fan. Not just Ace, all of them. Her father and younger sister were there getting autographs and pictures. The cast (the ones who stopped!) remembered her because the last time she was there she was dressed as Rizzo. Rizzo Jr's dad took the pic for me.
Cropped version of pic. Thanks Joni.