Sunday, December 14, 2008

Quick update

My little mouse was wonderful last night!!! She was so dramatic and gave the audience a huge laugh as she shook her little mouse bottom : ) The set, costumes and choreography were out of this world. It far exceeded our expectations.

A funny side note: So, I knew taking pictures and video was strictly prohibited in the performance hall, but thought I'd sneak in my camera and take a few while no one was watching. I was SO proud of myself, because I turned off my flash and took TONS of great shots...they weren't blurry at all (usually I cannot shoot well with the flash off as the pics are always so blurry and you can't make out what it is).

Sooo, after the show we are getting up from our seats and I am proudly boasting to my mom and brother and his girlfriend how I got some amazing shots and we would blow them up and put them in her room, when all of a sudden, I hear "M'am, I need you to step over here". CRUD! I was cold busted! This lady, who could have been a prison warden by her demeanor and her gruff voice, stood over me and said firmly, "DELETE the pictures". I was so embarrassed. I wanted to beg her to keep just one, but she lectured me about how there was no photography or video at all at any TPAC event and that they shared that numerous times and how I could have had my camera confiscated.

Geesh, by the time I was finished deleting my pics I was nearly in tears and felt like a common criminal.

I have a plan, though! We are watching her performance on the 21st and I think I am going to try it one more time...hee hee! I am going to take two picture cards. I will take pics of Paige on one card and then replace the card and take some more on another card and delete those if I must.

I know, I know, I should not break the rules, but you see, I am not hurting anyone, right? Please tell me that I am not a bad person for wanting to have some sort of documentation of this big event in her life.

Ok, so maybe I am feeling a little guilty...

ok, FINE...I won't do it!

: )

25 comments:

mommy24treasures said...

ohhh you are so brave to try again.
I don'tknow why they have to be such meanies honestly. grr....
I am so glad she did wonderful, it is no surprise to me.:)I knew she had it in her.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

I am so glad to hear that Paige had a great performance...way to go girly!!

Such a bummer about the pics...I would have been so upset. I do like the way you think though...the extra camera card sounds like a good idea!! She is your sister for crying out loud....can't they let you have just one picture!!

Hope you girls have a great day!

Lisa

rgshrs said...

So glad to hear Paige did so well! How awesome for her!
So sad for you about the pics:( I would've been too scared to even try, I'm always worried about being caught. Honestly though, I get why they have the basic rule, but I DO think family of the dancers should at least be able to have a few shots! I mean come on!
Hope the show continues to go well!!

Gail said...

I knew Paige would shine last night!

I feel so bad about the fact they have those rules...I think you should try your little plan. Just be careful. Hoping you can get just one picture of your girl.

Kate said...

Well now...what we have here is a sad das commentary on what becomes of people with bad childhoods...they obviously become sisterazzi gestapo...

Very sly of youto already be schemeing to outdo them next time...so funny...very espionage like and exciting!!!!

Keep us posted...and so hope your plan works so we can share this triumphant moment with you!!!

Kate said...

Okay...apparently my fingers are dyslexic!!! That should read sad, SAD....

which could refer to the mean lady...or my typing...take your pick...

Marla said...

Way to go Paige!! I, for one, would love to see a pic, so I say go for it! :)

Bridget said...

Sounds like the performance was wonderful! So glad Paige did so well. And for yo taking pictures - well it doesn't hurt to try :) sorry you didn't get to keep any- amybe next time:) Hope you guys are having a great weekend!!!

ps- loved your card - so pretty!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Be careful! Most people are strapped for money during the holidays. Posting bail might pose a problem...

Jboo said...

Glad to hear that it went so well! Sorry you had to delete the photos. And I hope you plan works!!

Have a great week!

Janet

Julia said...

I can't believe they wouldn't let you take at least one picture with you, specially since you're a family member! Is there anymore dress rehearsals that you could bring a camera to, or are they selling a video program of the event? I would so love to see a photo or clip of Paige's big night! I know she must have been perfect!

Michelle said...

Oh, Missy, I'm so glad to hear her performance went well!! I think it's silly that you can't take pictures at performances. I mean flash, I understand, but no flash I don't get. And people with family in the cast should definitely get a free pass on that one. I suggest contacting the head of the ballet's marketing department and asking if they can take one for you. Surely they are documenting at least some of the performances.

ps. So the argument that your Bloggy friends wanted to see pictures didn't soften Miss Bad Cop? lol

The Byrd's Nest said...

Big meanies! These are lifetime memories that we just must have! Don't they understand??? he he

I love how much you love little Miss Paige!

Kelly Green said...

Okay...first off...way to go Paige!!!!!! That's awesome and we can't way to see the pictures...which leads me to my
2nd which is...Missy...you are a RIOT!! You rebel you!

Take care...and I'm sorry...bailing you out from Phx just isn't an option :)
Kelly

PS...the "word verification" of this not is "floggin". I'm wondering it there's a message there.

Kerry said...

Yay Paige!! So wish we could have been there. I bet she was fabulous.

OH NO about the pictures. I bet you were so upset. Why do they do that anyway- oh please. A couple pictures of your sister- who are you hurting. The flash was off.
And I am pretty sure unless you amount to a disturbance of the peace that you should be safe from arrest. Although- it sounds like the camera warden just might get your precious camera!
Maybe just do not brag about it to your Mom next time!
lol

Felicia said...

I'm so glad it went well. Hey, I would have been trying to sneek a picture too. Can't they make a consideration for family members??

Sherri said...

Way to go Paige!!

You are very brave to attempt pictures again...I would feel way too guilty, like I was breaking some kind of "real" law!
I'm keeping my fingers crossed that you don't get caught!

Denise C said...

Well girl....I say GO FOR IT! I'd surely be doing it! I tried the same thing at the ROckettes and those men in the Opry house were on top of us and everyone instantly! I mean what is the big deal!?!?!?! But I didn't get nay...however, I copied Steffies from her blog! she's the brave chick in our blog world!!! I love it! I'll just ride on her coat tails! ha!
Anyway...I think the plan with two cards will work! Just take a big ole purse...and when you switch it out...do it quite cavalierly! Can't wait to see!!! And if they take to you to jail....call me..I"ll come bail you out! hee-hee! Just joking!
Be BRAVE! ha!
(Isnt' that ironic..I am the one who wouldn't snap any during the ROckettes yet I am cheering you on!)
Love ya friend!!!

kerri said...

Go girl, he he..
Way to go Paige on your outstanding performance, I just knew you'd shine. ;)
Missy, take the camera next time but shh, we want pictures, LOL.
Your just the sweetest girl, hugs!!

Heather said...

I say go for it! Take tons of pics & then switch out the memory card. Can't wait to see the pictures that you capture on your little mission. Who's it hurting anyway?!

Nicole said...

Oooh, you're so crafty! I never would have thought to switch cards! I'm sure I would be a scaredy cat, but I wish you good luck! I knew Paige would be great! Gee... I wish you had some pics to post. I'd love to see some! (ok, don't kill me, I couldn't resist!)

Super Mommy said...

Oh gosh Missy . . . you're a rebel for sure! Can't wait to see what ya get!!

I'm sure the performance was wonderful!!

Donna said...

Dang, I wanted to see those pictures too! I'm sure Paige was amazing!

Jennifer said...

Do it!!!! Take the pictures!

My Mother does this all the time. Takes pictures when she is not supposed too. She has gotten in trouble a few times. It is amazing how they make you feel so terible like you committed a crime. But, I do act like I don't know her when she is getting in trouble...hehe.

I bet Paige was AMAZING!!!!

Jen

Oatsvall Team said...

you are cracking me up ... why can't you take pictures ... that is a silly rule and i hope you can get a few taken ...

thanks for your sweet comment .. i think you are pretty terrific yourself ...