Sunday, August 05, 2007

Back From Reno - A Proud Moment

Whew! It was quite a weekend. My throat is still a little hoarse from all of the yelling. Our dancers were amazing. All of them really put everything they had into their performances, and it showed. We had two dancers place in the final round and one of them was MY DAUGHTER! She took third place in her category, Tamahine ages 5 to 8, and I couldn't possibly be more proud of her.

So, at Peacechick Mary's request, I went to YouTube to see if I could find any kind of videos from this weekend's competition, and lo and behold, the one video posted so far is one with my daughter in it. And here she is....

Heiva I Reno 2007

Note: Turn your volume down, the yelling and screaming is pretty intense (and yes, I'm one of them). Also tilt your head to the left for about half of the video because it was shot with the camera turned sideways.


At August 06, 2007 1:14 AM, Blogger sumo said...

That's the sweetest must be so very proud of course. Dad with no voice! She was wonderful.

At August 06, 2007 2:18 AM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thank you, Sumo. She really was wonderful. She worked very hard for this one. Her reward: pierced ears.

At August 06, 2007 7:50 AM, Anonymous Rhea said...

Damn, she's good!

At August 06, 2007 11:31 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What???? You're letting my baby sister get her ears pierced???? Heaven forfend! What is the world coming to????

I had a great time with everyone this weekend. It was a much needed break for me.

Much love to you and Mom always!
Other Daughter

At August 06, 2007 12:10 PM, Blogger azgoddess said...

clap clap clap - YEAAAAAAAA!!

great video - proud pappa!!! smile

At August 06, 2007 12:58 PM, Blogger pissed off patricia said...

I cannot imagine what first place must have been like. This little girl is darling and also amazing. Damn right, you should be proud.

Fred the Cat did get new catnip this past weekend. He said for me to thank you for suggesting it. ;)

At August 06, 2007 2:25 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thank you very much.

Dear Other Daughter,
I guess I'm not as "conservative" as I used to be. Get it? She really loves the earrings.

You better come by this week for dinner. Mom and I are feeling sad that your middle sister is out of town. We need our surrogate daughter!

Yes, the excitement hasn't died down yet in the PTCruiser household.

I know how much I appreciate a good snort of catnip. It's the least I could do for Fred.

The first place girl usually takes first in all these competitions. She dances better than most girls twice her age.

At August 06, 2007 6:03 PM, Blogger Peacechick Mary said...

OMG! I actually got tears of happiness in my eyes. First, they are adorable and second, very very talented. You have great good cause to be a proud Dad, well done. Made my whole day!

At August 06, 2007 6:43 PM, Blogger Evil Spock said...

Your kiddo has talent! So, hopefully you'll go the Natalie Portman route, and not the Lohan route.

At August 06, 2007 7:55 PM, Blogger enigma4ever said...

This made my whole day wonderful...and you have every reason to be proud....great [[[[[[[ ]]]]]]] Standing ovation ( and much clapping....)

At August 06, 2007 8:16 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Mary and Enigma,
Thank you both. Glad you enjoyed it.

Evil Spock,
We started teaching her the dangers of drunk driving and addiction at the tender age of 6 months.

At August 06, 2007 10:42 PM, Blogger Snave said...

That was fun to see! Good job kid, and good job dad!!!

At August 07, 2007 6:42 AM, Blogger WeezieLou said...

that was great! what a proud moment for your family. sounds like a great time was had by all. (p.s., ever seen Little Miss Sunshine?)

At August 07, 2007 7:10 PM, Blogger dada said...

Fantastic, just fantastic! Thanks for seeking this vid out, pt. You got to be one proud dad right about now! Congratulations to your daughter and those new pierced ears!

At August 08, 2007 12:45 AM, Blogger sumo said...

I think the pierced ear reward is wonderful. I had to wait until I was 16...and my mother felt she had to scour the biblical implications to see if it was okay. Yeah...I know!

At August 10, 2007 10:21 AM, Blogger andey said...

What if you got hit by a bus? Would that make a reminder of sound?

I'm no teacher's


At August 10, 2007 10:22 AM, Blogger andey said...


BTW I have no relation to that guy in the video.

.lermit (and'e)

At August 10, 2007 7:23 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Sorry, I don't understand anything you're saying but welcome to my blog, anyway. And thanks for commenting.

At August 12, 2007 12:45 PM, Anonymous Glenda said...

Wow. PT, she is great, and so poised and self-confident!! Way to go.

At August 13, 2007 12:23 PM, Blogger PTCruiser said...

Thank you, Glenda.

At August 15, 2007 3:41 AM, Blogger Granny said...

Fantastic. What a great job.


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