Friday, February 22, 2013

Everybody says don't walk on the grass, Don't disturb the peace, Don't skate on the ice.

They're not making our (free) community outdoor ice rink this year so we've had to get creative.

Did you know that with a plate, a little water, some food coloring, and a couple of hours you can make your own mini pet ice rink?

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Betcha never would have guessed, huh?  Aren't you glad you stopped by today?  Me too.






Midwinter Musical Madness!  (see details here)
We're starting out with a toughie, but in my defense, there aren't a whole lot of songs out there that deal with ice skating, you know?

Anyway:
5  points for the name of the song
2 points for the name of the musical

2 points for the name of the composer
other points awarded by whim

23 comments:

Jeri said...

No idea what song or musical... but think I've got a guaranteed whim point. (unless I'm wrong and is wasn't YOU I was with at the time... but I think it was)

Remember the time... back in our SUSC days... we were racing to the Braithwaite center on campus. I wanted to win, so I look a flying leap down those steps, only to discover, MID-AIR that there was no cement beneath me, just a shimmering sheet of ICE. My feet hit the ice and I went DOWN!!! you didn't didn't even stop to see if I was still alive, until AFTER you won the race and had a good laugh! Fun times!

Charlotte said...

Jeri--in my defense, I don't remember that particular moment, but in my non-defense, I have no doubt that it was me. Sigh. Always up for a laugh, but sometimes lacking on the compassion, good old college Charlotte. :0)

You get FIVE points for being the first person on the board for this years' Midwinter Musical Madness competition!

Charlotte said...

PS--I laughed out loud at reading the story. Awesome way to begin!

Jake said...

Just think of you favorite ice skating moment ever, well before all this walker skating with Heather anyway. Who's responsible for that moment? You're smiling just thinking about it. How many whim points is that memory worth?

Charlotte said...

Smiling? More like laughing so hard I've got tears coming out of my eyes! Laughing Tears=3 points. Nice work.

Kami Willis said...

It sticks in my mind it's something about whistling, but I have no idea why. I can't remember the other lyrics.

Charlotte said...

Kami--for such a lesser known musical, I'm going to take that. The name of the Musical is "Anyone Can Whistle". Two points to you!

Carol said...

So, I'm guessing here (based on Kami's comment). Is the title of the song "Everybody Says Don't"? If it isn't I'm totally out of guesses!

Charlotte said...

Excellent guessing Carol. 5 Big ones!

Melissa Corry said...

Barbara Streisand sang this in her Madison Square Garden concert. I used to sing along with my Mom's CD :) Funny story about that CD. My mom bought it for my dad for Christmas, you should have seen the disapointment on his face. My mom later explained that she was told by Corinne that Dad wanted it. Corinne was actually told by my Dad that he wanted it for my Mom. So basically, my mom bought it for my dad who promplty gave it back to her :) Good Times.

Charlotte said...

Awesome story! One point for that, and one point for knowing a recording where the song is sung.

There are still two points on the table for the composer. I'd give you all a hint, but honestly, if you start guessing, I'm sure one of you can get it. The composer is VERY well known for doing Broadway Musicals.

Jeri said...

well known eh? I know "Rogers and Hammerstein." and since there's two names there, either I know I failed, or maybe I get two guesses for the price of one? did I get lucky?

Jeri said...

just googled it - so NOT even close. Talk about obscure. this musical only had 9 performances. (plus some "previews") couldn't have been that great if it closed after only 9 shows. CRAZY! (but I am rather curious now. I'll have to try to find the song and hear it.

This was the info I found, and I thought it was interesting -
First Preview: Mar 24, 1964 Total Previews: 12
Opening Date: Apr 04, 1964
Closing Date: Apr 11, 1964 Total Performances: 9

Jeri said...

Ok - last thing (unless something piques my interest.) I just watched two you tube clips for this song. I really LIKED it! maybe the show didn't fly, but i really like the song! thanks for expanding my horizons just a little bit.

Harmony said...

You know, if you throw some sugar and flavoring in with the water and food coloring, or just use Kool-aid in the first place, then you have a homemade Popsicle/ slushy to eat when the rink melts. Well, if the ice-skating pets were clean to begin with maybe. :)

I lost an hour of my life to an ice-skating incident once. Once upon a time when Jeff and I were newly married, my uncle and my teenage cousin were stranded and sleeping on the floor of our apartment for several days due to car problems. I thought I'd entertain my cousin by taking him to a BYU basketball game. As we walked across the parking lot to the arena, I slipped, fell, and hit my head. I wasn't hurt, so I got right back up and proceeded to go on to the game. The next thing I knew it was halftime. I asked my cousin if I had been acting weird during the first half, because I didn't remember any of it. He said no, I'd been cheering and acting completely normal. I just hope I cheered for the right team. :)

Charlotte said...

Jeri-1 point for those interesting tidbits about the musical. I wondered why I'd never heard of anyone doing it--now I guess we know why. But, I DO love the song for sure. So hopeful!

Harmony-1 point for the slush idea (genius!) and 1 point for that story. I'm lovin' the stories, no question. Who knew we all had ice stories to tell?

Charlotte said...

Oh-and another hint on the composer (worth 1 point now): His initials are SS.

Harmony said...

Stephen Sondheim

Charlotte said...

Boo Yah! 1 point

Mom C said...

I just picked those 2 dogs off the floor in heather's bedroom. They are now looking at the picture of Heather looking at the Christus statue.
Ice skating stories- When I was young there was an ice skating rink in Sugarhouse. Dad would take us occasionally. Other then falling often, I only remember one time clearly,Aunt Lou Jean fell and hit her head hard. She didn't skate again that day and I don't know if we ever went again.
Dad flooded the parking area at our house so we could skate. I don't remember if that was the year he built the igloo but that was cool too.
Then there was the time Eric went with us and he was showing us some more advanced moves, caught his edge and cut his head. The 1st Aid person at the rink was real suspicious of Dad, when he said he was a doctor and he could stitch Eric up. I have pictures of Eric and Mark, both sporting bandages from Dad's handiwork. I remember that that little accident delayed your engagement pictures until the black eye faded.
Finally, do you count the Otter Creek incident where Mark fell while sliding while ice fishing and Dad stitched up his chin so we could finish fishing or the Panguitch Lake incident where Mark and Jacob played "who can run into the other the hardest, head first, on the ice". Another angler's comment when he stopped laughing: I would pay to see that again.

Charlotte said...

Welcome back to MMM mom! 1 point for each: having seen and rearranged the dogs in the post, telling ice skating stories from your past, and eric ice skating story, and some ice skating/sliding stories for the brothers. 4 points total.

Mom C said...

Speaking of whistling, did you know as you age, you lose your whistling muscle? Or maybe it's your puckering muscle, anyway I can't whistle near as well as I used to. So, word of warning, keep kissing, it keeps your whistle muscle toned.

Charlotte said...

My mom just told me to keep kissing. One point for that!

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