Monday, February 15, 2010

Cheer for them. Cheer for us.

As you read this, I am recovering from a whirlwind trip to Florida for the Cadillac of cheer competitions: nationals.

Things went fantastically and sucktastically all at the same time, and my heart aches yet bursts with pride.

(Continued at Mid-Century Modern Moms)


LceeL said...

THIS is how I commented there:

That is SO an "Awwwww" moment. Pity there are so few of those left.

Burgh Baby said...

Go, Roo! I am in awe of how well she is doing.

Joyce-Anne said...

It's nice how they're growing up yet still our little girls (for a little while anyway). By the way, Florida was COLD! I just so happened to be in WDW at the end of the championships and ran into a few (dozen) cheerleaders. :)

Dan said...

I'm writing this because you commented over on Xbox's site congratulating him and E for their baby.

I'm putting this on this post because it's a little bit down the page and I don't want him to see it :)

A while ago, before Martin's (xbox4nappyrash) wife got pregnant I promised I would post a youtube video of me singing "Yes" by Mcalomont & Butler whilst accompanying myself on the ukulele to celebrate the birth of their child.

This will not be a pretty sight as I can neither sing, nor really play the ukulele (this isn't false modesty - I really can't).

However what I thought might make it really cool would be instead of just a straight video I put together a montage of videos shot by readers of his blog and fellow walkers all celebrating - i.e. dancing, sticking thumbs up, cheering, holding up signs, that sort of thing. It would have to be something that would work without sound as I would put my (awful) soundtrack over the top of it.

It would be great if you could participate. If you send me a short 5-15 second video clip (or at a push a photo, but a video would be much better) along with your name and blog then I'll put it together with other submissions and get something ready for the end of the week. I think it would be a really nice thing to do for martin to show him and E how pleased we are for him. and Martin has been incredibly supportive of me and my various projects in the past.

However I realise this isn't the sort of thing a lot of people are comfortable with and so would understand completely if you don't want to do it.

Thanks for taking the time to read this. You can email me at


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