Monday, May 21, 2007

Harrodsburg Heritage Festival

Last Saturday, we went to Harrodsburg IN to have some fun with their Heritage Festival. This is a very small little rural community now. It wasn't always like that... there used to be a railroad that went through the town, and from what I understand, it was quite an active place to go to.

Today, if you are driving through, if you blink, you'd miss it.

The parade wasn't much, but just about everyone in the parade was throwing candy to the kids (and a lot of the adults were running after it, too!) Here's a clip I made showing almost the whole thing (edited for brevity - no need to show the long wait between each fire truck or Kenzie running after all the candy.)

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

What I won't do for my daughter....

I just pre-ordered tickets for the Doodlebops, who are going to be performing live at the IU Auditorium next year in January!!!!!

For those of you who are yet uninitiated to the world of children's TV shows, the Doodlebops are a trio of colorful (and by colorful I mean one is pink, one is blue and one is orange) characters who play instruments and sing and teach a lesson in the "escapades" they get themselves into. They are on the Disney channel... and Kenzie LOVES them.

When she saw the booklet from the Auditorium and found the Doodlebops - she went nuts. She'll be absolutely beside herself.

Reminds me of the first time we took her to the Auditorium to see a live show. It was Clifford the Big Red Dog. When we walked in, she almost hyperventilated (literally) she was so excited... and that was just over the merchandise. When watching the show, she was mesmerized... she could hardly move it was so fascinating to her. (Sorry to say, Mom and Dad were bored to tears - it was a horrible performance. Glad I had balcony seats and not front row seats - huge difference in price!)

The next live performance we took her to was Dora the Explorer and the Pirate Adventure. Now, that was a performance that we all enjoyed... it was very well done, and I had seats near the front (5 rows back and on the aisle).

I'm not much on these shows or cartoons, but I never got to see anything like this when I was a kid... I guess a part of me is living vicariously through her. I love to see her face light up.

I figure as long as I can afford it, I will be taking her (and hopefully one day her little-sister-to-be Josie, if the CCAA permits!) to these performances. Although the seating may go back to balcony tickets once Josie gets here.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

OMG - I bought a Mac

What the hell am I thinking? I bought a Macbook. Used. I am a PC person from the very beginning since there have been computers used in a work environment... and this is my first Mac. I wanted something that I could do movies on - something that would look MORE professional than what I have been using on my PC at home.

Time will tell if I can figure out a Mac or not. It's supposed to be easy... HA! Even PC's mess with my head... and Mac isn't the same as a PC, so.... I'll give it a try.

What the hell was I thinking?

My head hurts. (and a P.S. - only the pics were taken with the Mac's photobooth. I had to transfer them to a PC to render and upload... don't have the knack of the Mac yet.)