Monday, December 7, 2009

Kickin' It With Some Friends

Busy, busy, busy around here the last week. We hosted not one, but TWO play dates and took a day trip to New York City to see the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Not to mention all of the other regular busy stuff like my photography class, the gym and, you know, life with a toddler.















My not especially successful attempt to take a photo of the Rockettes. They're the blobs on the stage. It looked a lot better in real life. Also, it looks like we were a thousand miles away, but it didn't feel that way.

I wasn't sure what to expect of the show, would it be terribly hokey? Full of tourists? Boring? I'm happy to say that it was neither hokey nor boring, although it is very likely that a large percentage of the people in attendance were not locals. Honestly, I really enjoyed it. I've been to the ballet before. We had close seats and I spent the whole time laughing because all I could hear was the clomping of the dancers as the jumped around the stage. Hard to think about how graceful they are when they sound like a herd of elephants.

But our seats at Radio City were decidedly NOT close. So all we could hear was the music and the tapping, when appropriate. I am so excited to take Sophie there in a couple years. It is very much aimed at a young audience, which is probably why I enjoyed it so much. For one of the scenes, the dancers were dressed as stuffed bears. LOVED IT. My recommendation to anyone considering going: get seats in one of the mezzanines. You can see the formations the dancers make perfectly without all of that stomping.

I wish I had some pictures to show you, but it snowed, sleeted and rained the whole time we were there, so all outdoor pictures, what few we took, are not great. And pretty much all of the inside ones are of my friends, who probably wouldn't love me posting their pictures. So you'll just have to take my word for it that we had a great time. And since there are no pictures to prove otherwise, that I looked freaking amazing.

16 comments:

  1. Oh, sounds fun! When I was about 15, my main ambition was to be a Rockette. Then I found out they have a minimum height requirement and, alas, I was destined to be a shorty.

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  2. Glad you had fun.
    That was something I always wanted to see when I lived in NY but never ended up doing.
    Like Oz, my mom always wanted to be a Rockette but only reached 5' 1" so that never came to pass.
    (It wouldn't do much for their line if they were all bent over one another ;)

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  3. How fun! I wish we were close enough to take a day trip to NYC. A day trip there for us would require a 2 day stay in a hotel, lol.

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  4. I saw the pics on FB. The show looked like fun & your friends looked lovely. As did you my dear.

    So how was the wedding?? Hardy har har.

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  5. Sounds like it was a good time.

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  6. Life with a toddler is busy? I hadn't heard. Tee hee.

    Glad you had a great day in NYC! I'd love to see the Rockettes someday!

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  7. Now that is something on my bucket list - to go to Radio City Music Hall and see the Rockettes. Preferably with the Love Muffin in tow. 'Cause that kind of thing is always best when the experienced is shared.

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  8. Awesome! I would love to see that show someday! Glad you had a great time!

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  9. sounds like fun and I'm sure you looked great as you always do!

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  10. Glad you had fun! And thanks for hosting play group, despite being so busy. Oh, and thanks for cleaning up after me, your messy guest!

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  11. I love going to Christmas shows, although ours are focused on listening to preschoolers sing along to Rudolph at the moment. Radio City is probably a bit more exciting, but not near as funny as watching the kid in the front row pick his nose and examine the prize during the show...

    See what else you have to look forward to?

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  12. Was this photo up yesterday? Because I don't remember seeing that yesterday. I hope to God my mind isn't going, lol

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  13. I would love to take a trip to New York. I have never been. I know. A travesty. Well. There was that one time that we drove through on our big road trip from Atlanta to Boston. With a toddler.

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  14. Looks like a fabulous show. I would like to see it some time.

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