Monday, November 19, 2007

Rosa Lately

Rosa's a busy little bee. Recently she joined our softball team for a game.

Not only was she a great catcher, but her swinging bunt set the pace for what ended up being a very successful inning.

Besides playing softball, and working nearly full time, Rosa's also getting all prepped for her big show.

She actually has direct orders from the show's director that she can't cut her hair!

They want her to grow it out so they can put it into a lovely turn-of-the-century style.

This was the first attempt. She doesn't like this photo 'cause the hair is falling down (the photo was taken a couple hours after they put it up), but I think it looks great! I'm excited for the show (opens Dec 6).

And if you watch close enough, and remain patient, every once in a while you can catch a glimpse of Rosa actually relaxing.

Love you, Rosie!

Thursday, November 15, 2007

She's got pipes

Check out Rosa's blog for some amateurish videos of some very professional singing.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


In true a cappella nerdiness form, Rosa and I traveled all the way down to North Carolina this past weekend to attend a big a cappella festival. Bringing together dozens of groups and hundreds of fans, this is truly a mega event if there ever was one. Fortunately, it had less of a trekkie convention feel and more of a sweet concert feel.

Friday night there was a great collegiate competition. Saturday they had classes all day (including a few by yours truly), and then Saturday night was the greatest pro concert I've ever been to. We saw an energetic young group from NYC called Duwende, an unbelievable heavy metal (yes heavy metal) group from Finland called Fork, and the coolest batch of street guys from the Bronx called Naturally 7. I highly recommend looking these guys up on YouTube. The show was jaw dropping.

Overall, we had fun teaching, helping groups, helping the event producers, and especially meeting old friends. A great weekend!

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Autumn Abounds

It's finally getting cold here in Virginia. The low was 25 last night. I wouldn't have noticed, except through a series of unfortunate events, I ended up locked out of our apartment for quite a while. Luckily, my new iPhone kept me up to date on the latest temperature, just so I'd know how freezing I was.

I digress. Now that it's getting cold, fall is finally upon us. Having been raised by a New Englander mother transplant in California, I was taught to appreciate the colors on the trees during this amazing season. Here are a few of my sites walking back and forth to school each day. Eat your heart out, Mom.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Simpsons Dave

Eat my shorts. Or something.