2/17/14- 7:30 p.m.
I was feeling pretty lousy all morning. I started catching a cold a few days ago, and today I was really feeling the congestion in my head.
I felt even worse after my nap, and on top of everything else I was losing my voice. Luckily a cup of coffee and an easy one show evening made me feel much better.
Our friends, Pat, Marites, and Mabelle Davison, were at the show, so it was nice to see their friendly faces in the crowds.
During our post show photo session, we met a little girl with an afro clown wig. She and I swapped hairdos and took this photo.
Our new friend, Yulissa
I spent a little time visiting with the Davisons after the show, and then after I got cleaned up and paid, we went into the tent where a birthday party for Jan Vazquez, the 16 year old ringmaster, was occurring.
We grabbed some food and cake, and visited with people for a little bit, but I wanted to get to bed at a decent hour so I could get some rest and hopefully kick my cold.
2/18/14- 7:30 p.m.
This morning I went to Best Buy so I could purchase a new television. I upgraded from my dinky 19 inch model to a brand new, wait for it.....
24 inch model!!!! (My trailer is just not equipped for a humongous television, but I'm very happy with my new acquisition)
Ryan and I both had a rough show. Nothing seemed to go right for us, and it left us feeling very frustrated. I was happy when the show ended, and I was comforted that we have another chance to get it right tomorrow.
During our post show photo session we met a family that had been at our radio publicity on Valentine's Day. The grandmother explained that they just wanted to come up and say hello, and she went on to say how they have always wanted to come to see Vazquez, but they could never afford it.
The grandmother had the good fortune of winning tickets at that publicity, and they were just so happy that they were finally able to see the show.
It really made me stop and re-evaluate my bad mood and remind myself how grateful I should be for all the many blessings in my life.
2/19/14- 7:30 p.m.
Back at the circus I went by Ryan's house to give Nico his present, a Luchador mask!
Now Nico and Uncle Steve can rock the amateur wrestling organizations of South Texas as the tag team sensation, Los Payasos Locos.
(For those of you who don't hablas el Espanol, Los Payasos Locos, roughly translated, is......The Payasos Locos!)
Not much to report from the show tonight, and that's a good thing!
There was one little snafu in opening: we were all in the ring styling at the end of the number, and the blackout took awhile to occur.
We were left standing there with our arms up, in complete silence, for a good 10 seconds (which is an eternity in a live show), until the lights went down and the band began playing Alexa's hula hoop music.
I, for one, was happy about the incident, because it allowed me to use one of my favorite lines, from one of my favorite movies, "Death To Smoochy": "That was fun.....in an awkward sort of way."