week 2 begins

March 31, 2010

I wonder what part of my brain thought I could perform trapeze, aerial fabric, be the ringmaster, announcer, host whatever I am and and and do face painting ???

Oh yes while doing 1 day stands, traveling, dealing with a recreational vehicle, tires, cables etc etc etc etc...

I had my trusty yet tired old Honda generator tuned up ..so I thought.. until it "threw" some wonky power and killed my 2o amp breaker in my square D breaker panel.. this is the part of my power that charges my power converter..very boring AND who ever gave a rat's hiney..UNTIL until it was broke and my enchanting self had to fix it...wow electrical stuff is kind of interesting..and basically color coded.
Michelle said you just take it out and put in a new one..
so I replaced damaged thing and we test my generator it "appears" to be working properly..ha ha ha .. I am the biggest sucker..cuz guess what ? it fried my $61.73 breaker thing like nobodies business..so here I sit ..lucky for me my batteries are behaving and I have propane and candles and gin and bloody Mary mix...
except I have been off the hooch for 2 days.
I am drinking chamomile tea..

In conclusion..time management skills greatly improved..
my hair is a disaster
I work with a great team..well it is the beginning of the season so we are all seeing this as nothing but wonderful..well I am..because I am goofy like that

gizzards in styrofoam with barcode

March 22, 2010

I laugh at 634 miles !!

My observation du jour or what I noticed while navigating the interstates on this fine March day was that the most awful drivers were at the helm ! I suspect they were on meds and texting or drunk or stoned or maybe they were passed out and decided to let their toddlers have a go at it !!
I think humans are losing their humanity because they are so busy living virtual lives that they are declining as creatures that have physical abilities... in other words get these people off line and into the woods or something...
maybe it should be a law that we hunt for food

Fortunately I beat the odds , I avoided stupidity...

The highlight of my drive was arriving by 10.30 pm
Second place, fried gizzards from Wal-Mart.
Why did I go into that place ?
Because it was the only parking lot that I fit into...it was cold.. I was hungry...gizzards said , " eat me "

634 miles

if my little darling asks me to sew.. I sew.. anything to get another season out of pants that have become too short.

dropped the rigging today, no one got hurt, we almost had a catastrophe (sop)!
the only casualty was a frond off a palm, a single frond

tomorrow I drive.. I am always nervous , first 100 miles are the most treacherous

I am sad to leave ...

I am excited to work !

fun in the sun

March 20, 2010

a picture perfect day

Thursday March 11, 2010

Yesterday all my troubles seemed so far away. I wanted time to stand still.I wanted to always be getting ready to work,to be stretching,feeling a gentle breeze, enjoying the warmth of the sun...and not having to worry about wearing clothes and looking "nice and like a grown up "

some days I wonder what is to become of us?

roller derby

The Doris Humphrey Society
605 Lake Street
Oak Park, Il 60302
708-848-2329 doris-quote
The Dancer believes that his art has something to say which cannot be expressed in words or in any other way than by dancing ... there are times when the simple dignity of movement can fulfill the function of a volume of words. There are movements which impinge upon the nerves with a strength that is incomparable, for movement has power to stir the senses and emotions, unique in itself. This is the dancer's justification for being, and his reason for searching further for deeper aspects of his art.
Doris Humphrey, 1937

ginger heaven, art and nature

Friday March 5, 2010

I am one of those democratic types. I am pro American and pro Americana. I am also proud that my ancestors escaped their fascist, communist, poverty stricken , dictator type homeland to come to this great land of mine.

I have friends that are Republican, as was Abraham Lincoln (the first Republican) ,Independent and Green ..the point being they bitch about the shittiness and stupidity of this administration .Yet they embody and support giving work to those not of this great land. Is it ok to say that so and so is an asshole fo sending funds to anywhere , planet earth. BUT when foreign performers are hired instead of me...which quite honestly is so very close to home.. I wonder ..are we being hypocrites? We being myself included for not saying what the heck!! BUY AMERICAN
case closed on that bit of my point of view

I am struggling with icy breeze in my back yard and practice.. I hit the dusty or muddy trail in 2weeks and a few days ..

I will be working in a tent all season !! 4 stakes and my main falls hanging off 2 center poles.