The thing I like about rain - July 29 , 2014

The thing I like about rain .  My exercise is to find  things to like about life .

The thing I like about rain is ,  it shows you where your trailer leaks .

The thing I like about a video of performing is , you can see how you perform or talk ( so shocking yet enlightening )

The thing I like about trapeze is , ( no matter how I feel ) once I start working and listening to Marshall play I feel lucky and get happy .

Today we are in this fantastic little town with a great thrift store ,a pretty park , a lovely lake and a swimming pool !! Everyone talked about their great adventures . I spent an hour and a half on the phone with at & t ,went Wal-Marting with Tavana and company , talked to Fresia's teachers and snoozed for 1 hour (at least )
Some people were not so lucky to have choices , broken power steering lines ,brakes going goofy and a funky clutch .

Today as usual we had two shows .

The thing I like about the circus is the amazingness of everyone together getting down the road and doing two shows . On the outside looking in , it is a dream .

note , my grammar is atrocious ..

that went by fast -July 16 , 2014

Dear Diary ,
I am shocked and appalled that I didn't get any cute family photos while we were in Massachusetts , sad face .
I am happy I/we spent quality time with brothers/uncles , mother/grandmother , niece , sisters/aunts , cousins and lovely friends from my mighty home town state , big toothy smiley face and lots of hearts and party items !
Our last town in Massachusetts was Dalton . This is a wonderful spot with lots of festivities .
Lots of positive vibes and many kindness from some prominent CFA ers .

                                         Lane Talbert microphoning Marshall for an interview
Wayne McCary and self  at the beautiful luncheon by the wonderful tent .
Marshall and my highlight was Shoat and Gigi , Dave , Robert , nephew and Tony Z !!
Mister Shoatface jumped in and repaired a leaky show hose that was causing a huge mud hole ( could he be any more with it and for it ?)
He upgraded our  trailer door . Our trailer is vintage . I wore a vintage costume in trapeze , Marshall plays a vintage cornet and wears vintage band duds . Are we vintage as well ?

After Dalton we drove across the granite state to Pennsylvania , only 405 miles and a day off .
Casualties of the show were minor , 3 flat tires , 1 motor home leaky transmission hose  and 1 person ran out of fuel .
I made the journey unscathed except for extreme sweatiness , I stopped 4 times ( beverages , fuel and whatnot ) and have decided the Angola service area on the ny thruway  is very nice .

When we arrived in North East , Pa we saw many vineyards !! Marshall and I did a quick visit to town and I did a wine tasting ! I love supporting the locals !

As of today we have done 306 shows , 115 towns ( set ups and tear downs ) and 146 days of shows . We are on week 24 , 14 or 15 weeks left

Interviews from the Kelly Miller Circus

Check out this video on YouTube:

Rebecca Ostroff #aerialist

a day or two in the life of us at the circus

Fenway !!! packed , magical , perfect and the sox lost . The 4th inning was hopeful and exciting .
7-4 Orioles were victorious

Mike the drummer made Marshall a small platform , such a grand kindness .

Rowe turns 13 , she worked in the mixed act and Carolyn surprised her with an ice cream cake in the massive sized mosquito battle zone after the dog walking , the dog getting sprayed by a skunk  and  all the fun that goes with the circus .

Lamont and Dylan waiting for goats and  llamas to finish their pirouettes .


ornament -2014

the twins made me this very cool hanging me !
Rebecca Ostroff #aerialist

rear end in N. andover ,MA

The rear end traveled strapped into a seat wagon and if you look really close you will see some nutritious and delicious peanuts . The peanuts made the jump too .

my neck of the woods-stardate July 8th ish , 2014

We have been in MA and it has been wonderful . I love the way people are polite and transcendental . I love seeing my family ! Some days we get to the lot and the whirlwind of family activities begins and we throw in a couple of shows . Our trailer is extra train wrecked messy .
Fresia , Marshall and  cousin Marty who is a Marshall from the Worcester via Scotland area . I think it has been many years since this group was together at least 12 or 13 .

I think this is adorable ! Our electrician is very thoughtful and kind .
 Jeremiah is very proud in his beer pool . He bought this for beverages only .

                                          The Johnny chronicles !


the best photo outside with only iPhone lighting and the talent is so varied and amazing . photo credit

We were happy to have Viktor Kee and his friend come to our show !! It was fun for him/them ( I think ) because we have 2 very talented and different jugglers in the show and talented jugglers visiting and working in other capacity  . After the show we were hanging out eating brie and salami and drinking mineral water and Marshall asked who was everyones favorite juggler .
From left to right Maximillian Fusco favorite is Anthony Gatto . Abrham Gebre favorite is Maximillian Fusco , Viktor Kee favorite is  Francis Brunn , Nik Sourens favorite is Kris Kremo .
I thought that was cool . A cool time .

life from June 16 , 2014

Dear Diary ,
I am sorry I have not been sharing my adventures with you . Our lives have been very full and I think I have said everything I can say without swearing .

We went to NYC the other day . I wasn't really feeling it ..the train ride and watching a few precious dollars fly away BUT Fresia wanted to go and I am not ready to let her fly solo .Well maybe I am today but I wasn't on Monday the 16 of June 2014 .When I was her age I was going everywhere solo .
One of the highlights of the journey was seeing naked painted showgirls representing different countries for the world cup . Another highlight was our friends who were experiencing NYC for the first time . The true highlight was watching Fresia's wings unfold as she gets ready to tackle the great beyond .

There are many critics and fans of the circus . One such fan named Ernie came to our show in West Creek , NJ . I wonder what  he will say about the show . I hope he doesn't say " it's time "

On Tuesday a photographer named Jim came to photograph us, portrait shots.. I am not loving the camera ..some shots are lovely but some make me want to burn my tights .. I always knew my face would be my career ender . This is one of Jim's Marshall shots .

                                           Jim in action , his assistant , Lamont and the twins

There are these twins named Jason and Justin , I always mix them up they are photographers , graphic designers , love the circus and are magicians . They have won some nifty awards for their art .They are passionate and it is so cool watching their twin ness in action

The highlight of my day is when John Moss puts his microphone in front of Marshall as he plays during my act . There are only 8 places to plug in and they are all taken so Marshall can not plug in his mike , it is pretty cool to really hear his horn when I start the swinging part of my act .