Tuesday, February 23, 2010

A Visit to the Rabbit Hole

I’ve been focused on writing for business these past few days and am taking a clear break to tell you some random and little-known tidbits about me. Just for fun, you see.

As a child, a vivid imagination was always fed and encouraged. I loved being in plays when I was young (oh, the drama!), which I’m thinking is not a big surprise to you. (Why did I even write that in past tense?) I still love fun and fantasy, which is all the more reason why I’m thrilled to have a little person in my world to play that out with.

I was once the White Rabbit in a production of Alice in Wonderland. I was also the Caterpillar in a later production but the idea of being a rabbit is far more pleasant. I can still sing the song from start to finish, “I’m late, I’m late for a very important date, no time to say hello, goodbye, I’m late….And when I wait, I lose the time I save…”

This particular show-stopping performance was given at Camp Crestridge in North Carolina when I was in Junior High School. I’ll digress here and say that when I visited their website, I was hit by a major trip down memory lane – it still looks the same! The lake, the dining hall, the tennis courts… it was fabulous.

Like the white rabbit, given my natural proclivity to try to squeeze too much into a minute, I tend to run late. However, professionalism and discipline win out most of the time and I don’t run late too often anymore. Ah- professionalism schmism. That's why I need a break in the rabbit hole.

Thanks for visiting my rabbit hole today. I know you are anxious to see my new partner in silliness and I’m happy to oblige. Rosebud is saying “mama” now so “nana” is not far behind….


Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Loved learning a little more about you today! And that baby . . . oh that baby!

My ADHD Me said...

How neat that you were the rabbit! That is the character that I would have wanted to be also....unfortunately my discipline hasn't won out as well with being late. I have gotten better though.

What happened to the tiny Rosebud? Oh my goodness!! She has gotten so big....and BEAUTIFUL-ER!! (yes, I know that isn't a word...but it should be! Saying "More Beautiful" just doesn't sound as beautiful!) Plus Dr Seuss would have gotten away with it.

BTW, you know I've always loved Dr Seuss but your quotes and references about him have made me love him all the more.

OK, that was a bit random. But isn't life?

Have a wonderful day!

Sassy Granny ... said...

That Rosebud is just too precious!

Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

She's precious! Loved taking a trip down memory lane with you.

Reasons said...

Good to know you more! That baby is absolutely gorgeous!!

2Thinks said...

Rosebud is a budding beauty. I can't wait to have one of those- a grandchild, that is. Perhaps if one of my kids ever marries, this will work out.

Ah, the theater. Me too on that one. I was Becky Thatcher in Tom Sawyer and Adelaide Adams in Calamity Jane. I think I actually preferred playing the floosy- is that a word? Well, if it isn't, it should be.

Melanie said...

"I'm late. I'm late for a very important date. No time to say 'hello' 'goodbye' I'm late, I'm late, I'm late, I'm late...and when I shave, I lose the time I save. My fuzzy ears and whiskers take me too much time..." or something like that.

I was the caterpillar, too. "Whoooo are you?" (the only line i remember.)

Rosezilla said...

That was a fun post. And I love little Rosebud. We have discovered we are grandparents - our daughter-in-love is due July 1st! Oh, joy!