Shaken Not Stirred

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Out of Sight, Not Out of Mind

I've moved beyond the learning developemental stage of peek-a-boo. Just because something gets hidden, doesn't mean I don' t think it's gone.
I went to Baltimore on Sunday and got back yesterday. So I had very limited internet access--well actually none. My cousin had broadband in her home, but I think because she has children, has put some sort of code on accessing it. Plus I was so busy hanging out that by the time I wasn't hanging out, it was way past midnight.
I went to Baltimore to watch my Godchild in his first play. He was one of the three kings in the story of Jesus. For those of you who think that it is politically incorrect for his kindergarten class to present the birth of Jesus, tough--he goes to a private Catholic school, therefore his class has the right to call the 25th of December, Christmas and to celebrate the holiday accordingly.
Anyway, not here to fight--here to explain my absence. Anthony came up on the stage when the narrator announced that the three kings came to visit the babe in the manager. He scanned the audience, saw us and waved. Many of the other children did the same thing. I find it adorable. I think the teacher/director found it exasperating. You could tell that she had already instructed them not to do so.
After the play, we were treated to a meal at the Rainforest Cafe. Yummy and cool at the same time. The whole restaurant is decorated like an actual forest, complete with thunder and rainstorms. Nice. The aquariums were filled with fish species from the amazon too. The food was great! They have this one dessert called the volcano--undescribable. You've gotta try it.
So that is why I've been absent and haven't been able to read anyone's blog. I'm doing a catch up day today. I'm going to try to read everyone's blog, rather then read cardiology. You can see where my priorities lie right? Actually I'm taking a break from studying, putting it off until Monday the 26th.


  • i am the first commentor, an honor i'm sure. i'll be glad when you visit my blog, and diagnose me. and don't tell me i'm whack. thats not nice.

    By Blogger Badoozie, at 11:58 AM  

  • kindergarten plays are so cute! that's funny that he waved to you guys during it. did you wave back? can you imagine being the teacher and trying to put on a play? that takes a lot of patience! i'm sure he was happy that you were there :).

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 12:37 PM  

  • i forgot to say, i love eating at The Rainforest Cafe! the first time that i ever heard of it was when i went to Florida in high school. it's a very unique and fun place to eat, isn't it.

    By Blogger mysterious in blue, at 12:41 PM  

  • I can help you with some cardiology, although I'm probably rough with some of the vocabulary.

    There isn't a Rainforest Cafe nearby, but I hear they're building one...I can't wait!

    I hope you had a fantastic trip.

    By Blogger The Phoenix, at 12:42 PM  

  • i wanna go to the rainforest cafe !!!!!

    By Blogger totolehero, at 2:18 PM  

  • We have a Rainforest Cafe here too cool. Merry Christmas and the Best Wishes for you in'06.

    By Blogger SkyeBlue2U, at 4:53 PM  

  • I'm glad you had a good time and I have also been to the rainforest cafe and it rulz.

    By Blogger Ruben, at 5:50 PM  

  • in my son's play, a little boy started crying on stage and then got angry and started yelling at the audience "this is all your fault!"
    Very unprofessional.

    By Blogger Chloe, at 5:57 PM  

  • Sounds like a good time over in baltimore, man.

    By Blogger Chairborne Stranger, at 6:33 PM  

  • I've been to the Rainforest Cafe, it's one of my daughter's favorite places to go and the Volcano is great, but eating the sparkler on top burned my tongue. Merry Christmas!

    By Blogger Walter, at 6:39 PM  

  • you have to take a break from studying! It's Christmas!

    By Blogger Anhoni Patel, at 7:57 PM  

  • Hey angel, it’s a well-deserved break. That is also why it is called a holiday… so you take time off to do what you want and not what you need to do.

    Family is what Christmas is about to me, so I’m glad you got to see your godson’s play. Have a great Christmas, angel.

    By Blogger blackcrag, at 5:00 AM  

  • Merry Christmas, Angel!

    I thought maybe you were boycotting me. ;)

    By Blogger Luke, at 10:14 AM  

  • I would have loved to have seen the play. Little children on stage, waving to their families is so adorable.
    Sounds like you had a wonderful time.
    Merry Christmas Angel!

    By Blogger Lee Ann, at 12:10 PM  

  • Little kids may know how to wave, but they can't do "The Wave".

    Only professional sports fans can do that with a zero percent fatality rate.

    By Blogger Gyrobo, at 12:22 PM  

  • Next time take photos of indescribable desserts! I love desserts!!

    By Blogger missy, at 12:44 PM  

  • I love it when kids wave to their families like that! It's too cute :)

    On a different note, I'm a bit jealous with the whole "doctor" thing--it's something I want to go into, but am not sure how that would work out. Good luck with your studies :)

    By Blogger the_mrs, at 2:27 PM  

  • Your cousin's already one of the three kings? He must be high status in the class. I tried to work my way up all through elementary school just to be a shepherd, yet somehow I always ended up having to be a sheep...

    Merry Christmas to you and your family, Angel.

    By Blogger Vince, at 5:45 PM  

  • Glad to see you back! Kids plays are great!

    By Anonymous Babette, at 6:58 PM  

  • Don't feel bad...I've been so sick and busy that I've barely had time to post, much less read and comment on other blogs. I've felt so guilty.

    By Blogger Lindsey, at 7:57 PM  

  • Glad your back! I'm happy to hear that the "Christmas Story" is still being done somewhere. :)

    By Blogger Anonymous Shannon, at 9:11 PM  

  • Sounds tasty! Enjoyed the post. I'm blog skipping (reading blogs, moving on viw comment links) and I just wanted to say thank you for the pleasant read.

    Merry Christmas!

    By Blogger curious servant, at 9:26 PM  

  • I went to a discussion with the person who did the branding for the rainforest cafe. She knows her stuff.I had the pleasure of seeing her design boards. That was cool.

    I have not worked on a Biblical Christmas play in 3 years. I needed a break. I love seeing the three kings in any performance. They always end up stealing the show. There is a suburb out here that has a church that performs the times during the birth of christ. When the ladies of the church find out they are preggers and due 2 weeks before christmas, they sign their child up (boys only)to play the baby jesus. Then the mom gets the automatic Mary role. I knew someone who went to that church and they said it could get pretty competitive at times! Maybe I should have blogged this!

    By Blogger sabatkes, at 12:14 AM  

  • You deserve a break, anyway, though I'm sure those are few and far between in the medical field.

    Glad to hear you got to see your godson's play. I had to miss both of my cousins' plays because of finals. I'm sure it was a treat!

    Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

    By Blogger ***Double_Oh_No***, at 2:12 PM  

  • I just realized that they closed our Rainforest Cafe down here. I wasn't a frequent patron, but it's saddening nonetheless.

    By Blogger nicole, at 10:47 PM  

  • Angel - Perfect reason to be absent!! Kindergarteners are so cute!! You did wave back, right? It is always nice to spend some time with family.....especailly around the holidays. Merry Christmas, Angel!!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1:41 PM  

  • Merry Christmas, Angel!

    I remember nativity plays from my childhood with fondness. I played Mary and my brother was Joseph. It was quite an honour.

    By Blogger Spider Girl, at 2:50 PM  

  • Angel,

    I remember long ago that the one and only time I walked on stage, I also played one of the three kings. Each one of us were supposed to say something, and I remember forgetting my line. The worse case of stage fright ever.

    It's great to see that your Godson managed better than I did.

    I hope you enjoyed your time in Baltimore

    By Blogger Grant, at 10:39 PM  

  • I think going to children's plays are just so much fun! You never no what to expect. They are all so spontaneous and real. Great entertainment.

    My husband and I love "Rainforest Cafe". Whenever we travel we always try to see if there is one in town. We just went to Chicago this summer and we had lunch there. We saw the "Volcano". Very impressive dessert. We thought it would be a little much for two!

    Glad you had a nice time.

    By Blogger Connie and Rob, at 10:43 AM  

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