June 26th, 2011

blush

Cute stuff

I was thinking that we'd post about the photo scavenger hunt today, but then we listened to the Gakuen Babysitters CD two days ago, and now I'm just at a loss. The main thing is I'm way too lazy to upload pictures. I actually wasn't planning to post most of them anyway, because they feature a bunch of random strangers who gave us permission to use their picture in the scavenger hunt, but not to post their picture on the internet.

There were really only two reasons we wanted to post about the scavenger hunt anyway. The first is that we won! Yay! This is exciting, because we almost always fail miserably at scavenger hunts, even though we always liked the idea of them. I've long suspected that our problem is lack of unification--we tend to be put in groups with a lot of people running around in different directions. This is good if coordinated, but the coordination was usually lacking as well. But this time, we had a very well coordinated group, and we managed to get a picture of all but one of the things on the list! Boom!

The other reason I wanted to post about it was that one of the things on the list was to have your whole group act out a scene from a Disney movie. Of course we were determined to have the best picture in this category, even if we failed at everything else. So while the two other members of our group discussed where we could find other things on the list, our minds were racing to come up with the best Disney scene to reenact. I thought it would make things more fun if we did a movie that was all animals, so naturally I thought of the scene from Lady and the Tramp with the spaghetti, but that would have required props that we didn't have. Maybe it was the prop thing that triggered it, but I hit on The Lion King.

So we came to our apartment and grabbed Page. She was going to be Simba, and Athena would be Rafiki, and the other two members of our group would be the animals bowing down to the new king! It was perfect! ...Or it would have been, if Page had shared our vision. Page does not like being lifted up high. She doesn't like being held in general (though she's happy to lie down on your chest or face), but she especially does not like being lifted up high. Athena was bleeding for the rest of the scavenger hunt.

We did get a picture with Page, but she wasn't posing very well. So we grabbed Oreo, and he was much more agreeable. He just meowed once to let Athena know that he didn't really like this after all, but by then we were done, so it was okay. (We wanted Page because she has a better Simba look, but I guess since none of the rest of our group looked like their character it didn't matter that much.)

And one day when I stop being lazy, we'll post that picture.

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Today I'm thankful for getting to win the photo scavenger hunt, Sister H being awesome and giving us food (after church she asked, "Are you getting paid?" and we told her the whole story, and how we were running out of food and completely out of money, and she said, "Is there anything you need? I have food," and we were like, "We need milk." so she took us by her house on the way home from church and gave us milk and cereal and bread, and we should be able to last until we get a paycheck), the cats being right next to each other and not fighting when I woke up this morning, getting a lovely visit from our home teacher, and finally getting to sing that really pretty song in sacrament meeting with the choir.