Brush-a Brush-a Brush-a

"Grease" opens tomorrow. Katie is very excited; heck, we all are (well, maybe not Paul or Jimmy as much. But they are going tomorrow night). As a preview of pictures to come (hopefully) here is Katie in partial costume (and facial expression) as Jan, one of the Pink Ladies. In the movie, Jan is the one who sings the Ipana toothpaste song with the beaver on TV. Katie doesn't get to do that song in the musical, but she gets to eat two Twinkies and a pretend cheeseburger (a hamburger bun with peanut butter in it in real life--my idea, I must say). She's happy about that because we NEVER have Twinkies here at the Shoebox Castle. And I mean that for real. I never buy them; I think Twinkies are icky. We eat ice cream instead. And chocolate. And cake. And brownies. Brownies by the metric ton. What is a metric ton, anyway?

Last night, Katie and some of the other cast members went over to the high school and painted the school rock to promote the opening of the musical. Ever the picture-taking mom I am, maybe I'll run over to the high school and take a picture of it. This rock is painted all the time by HS kids who are excited for their sport or celebrating Snow Week or prom or whatever. It's a fun tradition and the school district allows painting of this rock without students having to fear vandalism charges. It's kind of a school mascot--when the new high school was built, one parent donated his services as a construction vehicle driver and transported the boulder from the old high school to the new one. Pretty cool.

In review: "Grease" opens tomorrow!


Dennis said…
Speaking of painting things - my high school had a statue of Myrna Loy, a somewhat famous actress that graduated from Venice High in about 1935. This statue was larger than life (literally) and was splashed with paint during football season by our opponents. they would use their school colors. Then come Monday morning the school grounds crew would re-paint her white. I'm sure that over the years she put on many inches to her waist line. Occassionally other schools would "dress her up" rather immodestly I might add. Any way she is gone now.
Dennis said…
A metric ton is 2,200 lbs as opposed to a "regular" ton which is 2,000 lbs. It is derived from the fact that 2.2 lbs equals 1 kilogram.
Jen said…
See now those are the kind of events I think i could sit through for my kids. Most sports games, not so much. Here's to hoping that my girls want to take only dancing, singing, and acting lessons;) Of course, they probably won't have time to with all the hunting/fishing Mike proposes to have them do.

Break a leg, Katie!
Dennis said…
Ok, because I know Jake would want a more precise definition of what a kilogram is vs. the pound here is the final word on kilo's:
The kilogram or kilogramme (symbol: kg) is the base unit of mass in the International System of Units (known also by its French-language initials “SI”). The kilogram is defined as being equal to the mass of the International Prototype Kilogram (IPK), which is almost exactly equal to the mass of one liter of water.[1] It is the only SI base unit with an SI prefix as part of its name. It is also the only SI unit that is still defined in relation to an artifact rather than to a fundamental physical property that can be reproduced in different laboratories.

In everyday usage, the mass of an object in kilograms is often referred to as its weight, although strictly speaking the weight of an object is the gravitational force on it, measured in newtons (see also Kilogram-force). Similarly, the avoirdupois pound, used in both the Imperial system and U.S. customary units, is a unit of mass and its related unit of force is the pound-force. The avoirdupois pound is defined as exactly 0.45359237 kg, making one kilogram approximately equal to 2.205 avoirdupois pounds.