How fitting that I burned my middle finger.
|Kenmore enjoying a nonfat latte. |
He, too, loves the old Starbucks logo.
My favorite tool is an awl. I use every day, from big jobs to small fix-its. It can pierce through binders boards when I'm bookmaking or delicately undo knots when I'm embroidering. In the case of the Eiffel Tower journal I made a few years ago, my awl performed both tasks.
Okay, now about this past weekend: I took my two kids to the circus. Last Saturday, I met up with my two sisters and their families to see the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus at the Izod Center in East Rutherford, NJ. They presented a themed show called "Fully Charged." There was a lot of energy in the arena, but at times all the simultaneous activity (three rings with three acts going almost nonstop) made me anxiously look around for a coffee vendor. I felt myself nodding off when I should have been, well, fully charged. I started to think that the promoter of this event was in a sarcastic mood when he (or, to be fair, she) came up with the title of the show.
There were some acts that stood out amongst the usual animal cruelty displays. I didn't get a chance to get a program, so the captions that I wrote may not be entirely accurate. My apologies in advance.
The best part of the show was the human crossbow, but not because I enjoy seeing a man being set on fire and shot across the arena.
The highlight of my evening was the 5 frantic seconds that occurred after I stopped shooting this video. What you didn't hear is my sister yelling, "Put him out! Put him out! For God's sake, PUT HIM OUT!!"
Fully charged, indeed.