Ticklin' the ivories!
August 01, 2011
I’ve been playing the piano for a couple years, and now I have a recital coming up. It’s actually my third recital and I’m really excited because I got to pick the song. It’s a ragtime tune by Scott Joplin called the “Maple Leaf Rag.”
Scott Joplin was famous for his upbeat and quick piano music that made people want to dance! So, since I love to dance and I wanted to entertain the audience, I picked one of his songs to perform.
I used to get nervous when I had these recitals, but now I just remember that the audience has never heard me before. It’s their first time hearing me play, so I just tell myself to have fun. And usually, after the first line, I’m totally in the groove and nothin’ can stop me.
I’ll let you know how it goes on Wednesday! Gotta go practice.
Talk to ya later!
July 27, 2011
That’s right, dominoes are awesome. My grandma used to play them with me all the time. This weekend I played them with my friends for the first time in forever and remembered how fun they are. I’m not talking about lining them up on their ends and making them fall, even though that’s really fun, too! I’m talking about the real dominoes game, where each player gets 8 dominoes and you have to match up the dots on the ends to get rid of them. And as you play the lines get bigger and bigger and bigger and sometimes, they even run off the table if you have some really good players!
Cheap dominoes can be cool crafts too. You can make a whole set of super cute desk accessories by using super glue to attach dominoes to the outside of tin cans to make pencil holders, or attach them to the outside of boxes to make a holder for all your tiny school supplies, like paper clips or erasers. I’m tellin’ ya, if you’ve got someone to make a gift for, dominoes never fail to make people smile!
Check ya later!
July 25, 2011
Have you seen the new Smurfs at Build-A-Bear Workshop®? They are so cute! Obviously Smurfette is my favorite because she is just so sweet. But I think my next favorite is Brainy because of those adorable glasses. Plus, he really does seem to be brainy. He knows how to do a lot of stuff, and I think that’s cool.
Also, if you hang around long enough in Bearville™, you can see one of the Blue-outs! A blue out is like a black out but instead of dark, everything turns blue! I’ve only seen it once so far, but it is totally awesome. It’s like looking through blue glasses at everything!
Check it out in Bearville, and if you see me around be sure to come say hi! I love meeting new people!