Keeping with the plan to get out somewhere every week, J and I went to the Queens Museum of Art yesterday. It had a really nice Tiffany glass exhibit, lots of rooms full of World's Fair memorabilia (the 1939 and 1964 World's Fair were held right in Flushing Meadow Park), and a huge panorama of NYC. The panorama is a basically a miniature model of the whole city made perfectly to scale. You walk around above it and look down at it and it shows all 5 boroughs, including tops of houses. It looks like what you'd see from an airplane. The detail is phenomenal. Manhattan looks so breathtaking - even in miniature. I took pictures, but with a disposable camera - I have to use up all the film, get it developed, and then scan them into the computer. I'm getting the digital camera fixed next week.
W stayed with MIL while K and I brought J to dance. While J was in technique class, the studio owner showed me J's scores from the 3 judges for her solo from Saturday's competition. It was so great. The judges checked off everything in the "stage presence" category and she averaged a 19.5/20. She got 5/5 from all 3 on costume, 34/35 average on technique, 24/25 average on something else, and another score I cant remember. All in all, her composite score from all 3 judges was like a 289/300. The owner said that is awesome for a first-time solo. She was well into the "high gold" category. A platinum award needed over a 293.5. J can't wait for the next competition in 2 weeks!
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