It was a non-stop weekend around here, LatteGirl’s first hockey game was a rousing success.Â A nail biter of a game, that went into overtime and a shootout before the Devils escaped victorious over the Bufallo Sabres (much to Chicka’s chagrin… hehehehe).Â She looked a bit overwhelmed and confused for much of the game, as many people are trying to follow the puck around for the first time, but was standing, screaming and cheering by the time the Devil’s scored in the shootout, and was declaring how she wanted to go with me again.
Of course much of this was only a bit of background story by the next day as she prepared to go back to the Prudential Center once again, but this time to see Hannah Montana / Miley Cyrus and The Jonas Brothers.Â Between Santa Claus, Mommy and Daddy, and some relatives, she was completely decked out in everything (except a blond wig) in Hannah Montana apparel.Â Shirt, Denim Jacket, Jeans and even her purse sports the logo of the Disney Channel Pop Princess.Â They arrived at the arena 3 hours before showtime (and an hour before the MileyWorld bus for the fan club showed up.Â Not quite suprisingly, she was not the only one, as on my way to the office about 1/2 hour before that, I saw tweens and parents already milling around the train station area a couple of blocks away from the arena.
Needless to say the show was a big hit as Miley and the Jonas Brothers were “so on” (or so I was told).Â The only disappointments (if you can call them that) was first at MileyWorld they had some sort of Karaoke setup for people to sing songs, but LatteGirl did not get picked (this is one of those instances, where I almost regret her being so polite and well mannered, she would raise her hand to show she wanted to sing, but was not jumping around, screaming and pushing like others were and she just really never had a shot to get picked) and the second “issue” was that LatteGirl refused to leave afterwards, as she tried to get a glimpse of Miley up close.Â She did manage to spot the Jonas brothers and “they waved right at me.”Â But Miley was apparently whisked away in a separate car.Â LatteGirl simply would not accept it to be true until a security guard from the building confirmed that “Miley has left already,” before she finally resigned herself to the fact that she wasn’t going to see Miley.
Sunday was a get together with TheWife’s side of the family, where there were a few tense minutes when I heard about supposedly racy photos of Miley that were posted at PerezHilton.com.Â Fearing another “Spears-like” scenario, I was quite releived to find out that this was more about somebody trying to make a big deal out of something that wasn’t, and I am only linking to it here so that other parents that may hear about it can actually see it for themselves so they are not panicked (as I was at first), because when you read the headlines, like at MSNBC that says, “Miley upset about leak of racy photos” you initially assume (or I did) that they were much worse than what they turned out to be.
And finally it was quite pathetic to hear read this story about a mother that admitted lying about her husband dying in Iraq in an essay to win Hannah Montana tickets.Â This really has me all twisted up in side.Â The promoters of the contest are considering pulling the tickets away.Â At first, I thought “Good”Â she deserves it.Â And the mother really does.Â However, I feel sorry for the six year old daughter who has now already been told that she won a makeover, a flight and tickets to the show.Â How do you tell that poor little kid that, now you can’t go because your mom is a lying, manipulating sleezeball that won the prize under false pretenses?
Well, none of that fortunately actually affects us, and at least for now it is all Miley all the time around here.