Sunday, July 5, 2009

Weekly Winners: June 28-July 4

An eclectic mix for my staycation week. I am nothing if not well-rounded.

First, I went to the Roo-girl's cheer practice and annoyed the crap out of her by bringing my camera and taking many, many pictures.


That's my girl in the air on the left (yes, the half-naked one).

Over, under, around and through:

My friend Secret Agent Mama says I should embrace the blur. And so I do.

And then I went on an early-morning nature walk ...

The dewy decimal system:

And then we spent the REST of the week at the men's barbershop international competition, where I enjoyed having a zoom lens very, very much. The chorus competition was amazing. Absolutely amazing. Here are some highlights:

Up and over:

Look carefully -- there is a guy in a wheelchair doing a headstand!!

Charlie and the chocolate factory:

Look carefully here, too. The little boy is on Willy Wonka's shoulders
taking a final bow!

Ambassadors of Harmony from St. Charles, Mo., gave an incredible performance and won the day. Here is a little non-audio version of how they put on a show:

First you look good all in black:

Then the director and front row secretly change clothes:

The sparkle-farkle factor begins!

The the rest of the chorus rips off the black to reveal gold and blue sparkled vests of their own:

Plus a little dude with a tuba!

And that's how I REALLY spent my summer staycation!

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16 comments: said...

Wow, that was really awesome! And Roo girl looked like she was having a lot of fun, too!
I think the very best thing I took away from this entire post was the advise about embracing the blur! I will remember that too! ;-)

Swampy said...

My whole life is a blur. And oh, to dream of a STAYvacation !
Thanks for always stopping by The Asylum even though I haven't visited in such a long, long time.
Hoping to add blogging back to my daily schedule.
The pics are wonderful. Did you notice me? I'm the one on the left in black in the first pic.
Love the day lily. It is a day lily, isn't it?
What a wonderful performance. I can almost hear them.

Swampy said...

P.S. Forget the coffee and balls...bring on the rum.
Now, I need to go find out how to win something, don't I?

Smoochiefrog said...

Great ones!

Secret Mom Thoughts said...

Nice set. I enjoy the blur too.

Debbie said...

Great photos. And congrats to Roo Girl for making varsity!

ComfyMom~Stacey said...

Th barbershop quartets were really neat!

Karen said...

I had no idea that barbershop competition was that, um, diverse. Wow.

Secret Agent Mama said...

DUDE! I got mentioned in such a great post.. <3 <3 <3

Kila said...

Very fun. Enjoyed your photos.

Tranquility said...

Wow - I didn't realize there was such a competition - that looks like a fantastic time!

Amo said...

The blur makes the picture! Awesome job.

Nap Warden said...

That looks like some serious cheerleading going on...

Pamela said...

I would have come along for that. All of it!

Janet said...

That's pretty awesome. I think some other friends of mine were there. Melissa posted Facebook pictures of her and Howard at Disneyland and talked about the Barbershop stuff. I think Howard's group won something.

I would be half-naked too if I looked like Roo.

Jaina said...

Those are some great shots. Sounds like a great staycation.

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