Friday, September 17, 2010

too bad...

...I don't know any educators who get overly organized for substitute teachers.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

my bucket list...

Now, this is supposed to be top-secret.  So, I hope I'm not ruining anything for the six of you who still read my blog.  A few months back, I was part of Seattle's Glee Flash Mob (that's not the secret).  It was so much fun!  Fast forward a few months and there was another opportunity to be a part of this same group.  We were going to learn a new dance and then perform it for an even bigger crowd.  Turns out, we're the halftime show for an upcoming Seattle sporting event.  It takes place on Sunday and that's all I'm saying.  :)

Last night we had a dress rehearsal at the venue (providing you with more clues as to our event time, location, etc.).  It was absolutely insane.  There were nearly 2,000 people in attendance and we were running around the field, through the tunnels and dancing our hearts out.  The teacher in me (and Kristina & Katie) became a bit annoyed with the lack of organization and planning.  As a result, we turned into three of the most obnoxious students, I'm sure.

Here we are (me, Katie, and Kristina) showing off the yellow whistles we were given.  Somehow they'll be incorporated into the routine.  We've also got some yellow flags to include.  (I might have been using my district-issued camera to catch these moments...hence the less-than-stellar quality.)

This is my favorite picture.  No, it's not going to win any awards, but it simply shows you what the view from the tunnel was like last night.  Keep in mind, all of the soccer stuff was set up for tonight's game.  So, it will look very different come Sunday!  :)

This picture best captures how I felt last night, as we were leaving.  A little bit of excitement, a touch of nervousness, a ton of frustration, and TOTALLY tired.

I've don't know that this is something I would have initially written down as a life goal.  However, performing at halftime for a crowd of 70,000 is pretty cool.  So, I'll be adding it to my list and then promptly crossing it off said list.  I'm not saying it's going to be a perfect routine or anything...far from it.  But, you'll see a field full of smiling folks who have enjoyed practicing and working together (and how cool that I've been able to share this experience with two of my co-workers?!?!).

I'm still not sure how this is considered a "flash mob."  In my opinion, it's more like cheap (a.k.a. free) entertainment.  We're like a miss-matched drill team...although that might be giving us too much credit.  Regardless, I'm going to have a BLAST!  :)