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Sunday, November 7, 2010

My Summer at CUC Part 1

Hey guys,
This is a recap about my summer at CUC (Charleswood United Church) As most of you know Abby and I were in the musical Annie.
Part One: Cast Party Kick Off.
The theme was Super/Heroes. I was thinking about what I going to be as I was watching The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything. The story plot was about heroes, so something twigged in my brain. Why not go as the female equal to Elliot (played by Larry the Cucumber) I wore a mint minidress with brown leggings, a red bandana and cap gun that looks like a pirate pistol. Abby went as Agent 99.
I felt a bit awkward going in. Would these people like me? Would they think I was wierd? I smiled and walked up to a group of teens talking. As I sat down a blonde guy asked me if I liked Twilight. I told him no. "Thank goodness! I thought I was the only non twihard here!" he said.
"My name's Aaron." Then I introduced myself. Soon we were called to form a large group. The production team (all dressed as superheroes) handed out pens and sheets of paper. We were going to play people bingo. You have all these cool or little known facts about people then find who can sign your paper. It's a really fun icebreaker.
Next we were divded into teams. Abby and I were on team blue. Aaron was on our team along a couple kids (Abby probably know what their names are) and three other girls from the adult cast. The first game we played was musical trivia. Team Blue was dived in half. Each team had a huge die with "Ghosts of CUC Past" Annie Trivia" Musical Trivia" (there were a couple others, I just can't remember them) Each team had to answer questions from the category rolled. Never mind which team won but it was a blast working as a team trying to answer who was the girl to play Annie on broadway (no it's not Shirley Temple as a redhead) Next we had to make up a team cheer. This was a bit of a toughie cause we're complete strangers. Everyone was a bit you know, awkward around each other. I can't remember how it happened but I think (correct me if I'm wrong guys!) that I said something about being wierd. That let to Aaron saying that "we're all wierd" and everyone agreed then burst out laughing.
That really helped everyone to loosen up. We came up with the name Blue Thunder.
We moved to another room where we played Friendship Feud. I didn't really get that one :)
The next station involved three squares of paper and our whole group. The squares were about 1 foot square. The goal was to begin with everyone (10 people) standing on the first square. Then one by one we had to go to the second square. Then the third. Then back again. It was intense. There was a lot of laughing and balancing children. Activity the third:
Downstairs we found a table with two sets of glasses (the kind you drink out of) numbered 1-5 and full of water.
Once again Team Blue was halved. We were sent to find slips of paper that were hidden in the room. Once all the slips were found you had to match the number on your paper with the glass on the table. That's not all. The glasses were of varying sizes, from about 4 oz to huge (think supergulp slushie size)
Guess which one I got? You guessed it. I got the megahuge one. But I downed it. I think my team won that round ;) Then all the teams met in the sanctuary for a big ending. Everyone performed their team cheer (we didn't win that category) But Blue did win the trivia game. Then there was a huge screaming competition. First Girls vs. Guys. Girls won. Then the different teams fought it out. Maybe my team screamed loudest (wonder why . . . )
All in all it was a great night to get to know the people you're going to be spending your summer with. (More about that in posts to come!)
Love, Esther


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