This morning at the insane hour of 5:30 am as I walked over to my truck I saw the hood was up .. BOO ! My truck was getting minor surgery ,it was puking up spark plugs .I was delayed 1 hour. The journey was 98 miles. I experienced my first weigh station . I don't know what the guy said ,but it ended with " Have a nice day !"

Oscar in his element

What a time we had watching everyone drive on this little piece of mud . We made coffee and sat outside our trailer , laughed , told tales of mud . Only a few got stuck .We are a small mudshow after all .Everyone who works on this sort of show has the proper footwear .


I wanted to pull over and investigate this bridge . I love a good bridge .
If I could have pulled into the parking lot and read the plaque I would have , it was more than a u-turn into the parking lot. This bridge is on highway 12 west of 131 in southern Michigan .


Something about 200 bales of hay ..

Don't fence me in

Last Saturday the lot had a fence . Some of us were parked outside the fence . There was an opening at one end, but climbing fences is fun ! I even had a go at it ! The only shoes that were good for climbing were my character shoes , I very carefully climbed over taking care with my silver dress . Fresia and Fridman won for most climbs . Cookie got a nomination for biggest feet ever ! he was hysterical to watch climb. The cookhouse was on the inside so we passed food over the fence . I think passing food over the fence was more difficult than walking around . What we do for entertainment , last Saturday was fencing .

wardrobe !

There is nothing that gives us all a good laugh like a wardrobe malfunction .Yesterday while I was dancing in the camel dance my snap broke and my dress began to fall off my body . I casually grabbed it an danced out of the tent ! I came inches away from exposing my bosoms !! We were sponsored by a church school also !! So much for being rated G. I told the clowns not to bother performing beause I was impossible to follow, all in good fun ! showbidness, tadaaaaaa

A massive amount of f-bombs

Geo thermal hand digging only ?? I should have known it was going to be one of those electric plugs ripping off , AT&T mifi device going goofy , wild and crazy , shoveling sand against the tide kind of day the moment I saw the geo-thermal sign. F-bombs are welcome in my life today. Marshall says I talk like a sailor .I dropped many f- bombs, I told the AT&T people their wretchedness was putting me over the edge ! There are only so many hours you can spend troubleshooting something junky before you snap like a twig. So many things I want to do in a day , clean my junky trailer, wash my crappy dishes, walk my bratty dogs, fix my pathetic costumes, all to get ready to do my HO HUM act..and today was almost a go do Bikram yoga day ! Instead, in Starbucks watching Fresia do school and listening to a Russian guy swear at his whore of a wife..oh joy , oh rapture..f this, f that

We are in showbidness..act like it

On the first morning on KI, I was doing my tent raising tour and someone comes up to me and asks me to keep my voice down . I turned and who did I spy with my little eye ?, our friend Fletcher ! What are you doing here , I queried .He replied he was on the other side, had a week off, called Armando, got the ok and squeezed on the lot. He was with his cute galfriend .Marshall, Fresia and I worked with Fletcher on some savory and not so savory shows . We had some fun times , did a lot of intense shows, ate a lot of chimichurri . One thing led to another and he worked on this show for the day , he does a tight wire act , he has real skills, he rocked it . Fresia loved his act ! It was fun to have something different in the show . I guess some people were " packed ". blah blah blah. We decorated the backstage notice just cuz . I guess our smackers all over the place packed people even more ! hot damn..we are on a roll.

Snippets from KI , Thank you Neil and wife !!

So yummy ! A delectable flakey bit of heaven with a lemony curd something omg !! Fresia and I attacked this , there was just a smidge left for Marshall . whatever it was, it was lovely

farm food

How incredible a life, that we have the most generous friends that share the fruits of their labor..everyday is a good day. We got to visit with Forrest and Nancy from Circleville on lovely Kelleys Island ! As I was waiting to go to Kelleys Island sitting in the bandwagon sweating and cranky waiting to board the ferry and feeling sorry for myselve as mosquitos made lunch of me and thinking of writing a play and calling it " looking for Godot "..Rambling again !! So there I sit a stressed out mess and finally after an hour or so the ferry man signals me on the ferry . We start to float on Lake Erie , I go to the second level and all my sweat and cranky crazy evaporate into thin air . Absolute proof I am on fire and need the water element to cool me off .

On the way to the next town

> When I was a younger me I remember all the really good dancers studied in Athens or Oberlin, Ohio or North Carolina before making their way to NYC. If their planets were aligned they went to Julliard..WELL I am trying not to be bitter about my maverick existence , however as I drove through the beautiful town of Oberlin I was so envious of any one who had the pleasure and privledge of living there . In the event you get the chance to just look at this pretty town , even if it is only a drive by and be wistful kind of a thing . I implore you to look and see beautiful architecture in the middle of Ohio ! How adorable and brilliant and inspiring . It is uncanny how driving to the next town can make one reevaluate one's life