Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Cassidy's Dance Recital

This past weekend Cassidy had her 4th dance recital. She danced in 3 dances; ballet, tap and jazz. She had really cute costumes for all of them. We've lucked out every year and never really had an ugly costume. Although, last year she did have a clown wig she had to wear for Annie. I think we burned it the day after the recital was done.

This year's recital was called "Gimme' A Prop". Just about every dance had some type of prop that the girls had to dance with or use somehow. They ranged from glittery musical notes to yoga balls to ladders. Cassidy had to pop out from a flower pot (Spring Fling); had a puzzle piece (We Go Together) and a set of maracas (Jump In The Line).

Cassidy's little lady sitter (Cassidy doesn't want to be referred to as a baby) did her senior solo since she graduated this year. I think I cried through the whole dance. I've know her since she was Cassidy's age, if not younger. I can't image how I'll be when Cassidy does her senior solo years from now.

It gets to be a long weekend with full dress rehearsal one night and two nights of the recital but it's so much fun. Hairspray, make up and glitter = TONS OF FUN!! (and a little rum helped too)

All the girls did an amazing job! I'll be posting a slide show from the weekend in a day or so.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

The Great Iced Mocha Challenge

Hello, my name is Lori and I'm an iced mocha addict. Or I guess I should say any mocha drink in general falls under my addiction. Iced, hot or frozen it doesn't matter just give me one. I usually get my mochas at Sheetz but recently learned that I really like the iced mochas at McDonalds because they put whipped cream on theirs. I think the whipped cream gives it a little extra sweetness. It's pretty much like adding extra creamer in your coffee.

Adding whipped cream to your iced mocha at Sheetz is not an option. So I sent a message asking Sheetz to please make it an option on their menu screens so I could get whipped cream on mine. This was their reply... "Dear Ms. Burke,

Thank you for your request concerning our Sheetz Bros. Coffeez beverages. Unfortunately, since we use real whipped cream, when you put it on a liquid drink like an iced beverage it turns into something that looks like cottage cheese and it not appealing to look at. This is why we do not offer it on our iced drinks. Other companies use a different kind a whipped cream that does not melt. If you still desire to have it on your drink I am sure that if you request it from the person making your drink they will be happy to put it on. We do appreciate your request. Please let us know if there is anything else that we can do for you."

So today I go to McDonalds and get an iced mocha. My friend, Matt, is working and I told him what Sheetz had told me about the real whipped cream. He said that their can says real whipped cream on it too. I know that my mochas from McD don't look like cottage cheese when I mix my whipped cream in. So this is what I'm going to do. I'm going to get one from McDonalds and one from Sheetz and mix in the whipped cream and see what happens.

It may not be this week but some day soon I will do it and post pictures on how they look. But in the meantime, I think I need something cold to drink.