Thursday, October 29, 2015

Tuesday, October 6-Monday, October 12: Landover Hills, MD

10/6/15- Day Off!

Our trailers were parked this afternoon, and in the evening Ryan, Alexa and I were driven to downtown D.C. to do a television publicity.

Driving to and from our nation's capitol took a lot longer than the actual PR event. We were placed in front of a green screen that a set was superimposed over, and we filmed two very short interviews that will be broadcast on our opening day.

My girlfriend, Pamela, came to visit this evening. She brought along her world famous (the title is self proclaimed) eggplant parmesan, which was delicious!

10/7/15- Day Off!

We had beautiful weather today, so Ryan and I took full advantage of it and worked on Pompeyo's dog props.

In the evening Pamela and I drove to the National Harbor, which I had spotted on our jump Monday night.

We had dinner at Granite City Food & Brewery, which had great food and beer, but lousy service.
After our dinner we walked along the pier and enjoyed the sights and atmosphere.

We were going to ride the Skywheel, the giant, light up ferris wheel that serves as a landmark for the harbor, but when we found out how expensive it was, we decided to just take selfies in front of it instead.

I was pleasantly surprised to find "The Awakening" at the National Harbor. "The Awakening" is a statue of a giant crawling out of the earth, and it is something I have wanted to see since I first played Washington D.C. with Ringling 12 years ago.

Pamela and I had a lot of fun crawling on and taking pictures with the giant's appendages.

10/8/15- Day Off!

Pamela left this morning, but I was excited that the next time she was coming to visit it would be my birthday AND she would be staying with me for the rest of the tour!

Ryan and I did more prop work today; I spent all day sanding both wood and styrofoam.

I did take a break long enough to drive to Alexandria, VA to visit a costume shop that had the make up I was running out of.

10/9/15- 7:30 p.m.

This morning Ryan and I finished sanding and shaping all of the foam dog props, and we were going to start coating them with hardener, but the sky suddenly turned overcast and it began drizzling.

Right before the show it began pouring rain; I felt like I was back in Manassas, VA!

Tonight, just as the dog act was ending, Ryan and I were in the seats prepared to start the water gag. Jesus Vazquez, who was acting as ringmaster, suddenly made an announcement in Spanish about stopping the show for five minutes.

I asked around backstage what was going on, and I was told that fire was coming out of the top of the show's generator, so they were switching to the other generator to avoid problems.

Since there was a sizable gap in the programming due to this unscheduled disruption, and since the show's energy had successfully been killed, I felt the need to get the crowd focused and pumped up again.
I did so by falling down a set of stairs and taking out a row of empty chairs in the VIP section. King of Subtlety, right here!

Due to a late start, the pause in the first half, and a long Intermission, the show ended 30 minutes late. Despite that, the crowd stayed very responsive for the whole performance.

10/10/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

Emma and I were going to have brunch at a pancake house close to the lot this morning, but it was too ghetto, so after a quick GPS search I was led to the Silver Diner, which was a great find.
The restaurant had the typical diner decor, but the menu was very inventive and catered to flexitarians.....whatever the heck those are.

We had a very small crowd for the first show, but they weren't a bad audience.

During one of the vacuum gags I had a rough time with the bit where I put my wig on a bald guy. The guy I picked wanted nothing to do with us, so I gave the wig to another guy to throw onto my head. That guy turned out to be a major smart aleck, so I just couldn't win.
I finally raised my head to the top of the tent, threw up my hands, and yelled, "Why, God?! Why these two?", which got a big laugh from the audience.

During the second show's Intermission I was talking with Vincent and Pom Pom, who have the big cat act.
Our conversation turned to South Carolina, and I told them that I was from there. After a little more talking, I discovered that their son lives in Walterboro, my home town!
You could have knocked me over with a feather; what a small world!

In between the last two shows, Ryan's washer and dryer malfunctioned, so we had to do the final water gag of the day with wet clothes. That was a cold, not fun at all gag.

10/11/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This morning I made a trip to the laundromat to wash and dry the water costumes from last night's performance.

Luckily during the day Mecho let us use the dryer that the show bought for him to use on his costumes from the tank act. Our schedules work out perfectly where our laundry is never in the way of his.

We had good audiences for all three shows today, and we did great business for the final two shows of the day.

After 3 weekends of playing Super Mario Bros. 3 in the dressing room, Julius Espana finally beat the game today, which was cause for much celebration.

Before the third show I gave the motivational speech as "El Payaso Loco", utilizing the clown luchador mask I bought in Mexico last year.

With my sudden, jerky movements, feats of uncontrolled rage, and constant screaming, I'm pretty sure I scared some inspiration into everyone.

10/12/15- 7:30 p.m.

Today Ryan and I began coating the foam dog props with hardener. There was a steep learning curve involved with using the new chemical we bought, but by the end of the day we had a pretty good handle on it, and we managed to coat almost everything at least once.

By show time I was feeling absolutely worn out. I felt it was harder to get through the one show this evening than it was to get through the six shows this past weekend.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Tuesday, September 29-Monday, October 5: Manassas, VA

9/29/15- Day Off!

This morning I went for a walk while I waited for the lot to be laid out. At the fairgrounds entrance I saw a sign that's redundancy made me laugh.

It took much longer than usual for our trailers to get parked today. It was almost 4 p.m. before my house was finally moved to its spot.

It had been drizzling rain all day, but in the late afternoon it really began to come down.

I braved the elements to go do laundry and go grocery shopping. I got absolutely soaked taking my groceries from the truck into my house, and my feet had been cold and wet since I left the lot a few hours before.
It was heavenly to take a hot shower and put on some dry clothes.

I was dismayed to discover that the sunlight over my bed was leaking the whole time it had been raining, so my sheets were drenched. And this time I can honestly say it wasn't because of me!

My girlfriend, Pamela, drove up to visit from North Carolina this evening. We made dinner, and then for dessert we enjoyed the brownies that she baked.

9/30/15- Day Off!

I woke up this morning feeling very sick. I had a sore throat and my whole body was aching. Luckily I had some medicine left over from the last time I was sick, and after taking it I felt somewhat human again.

Pamela and I went to have breakfast at a local family restaurant, and then we browsed through a huge used book and movie store and a nearby Halloween shop.

Back at the lot I used my truck to climb on top of my trailer and hopefully fix my leak with some caulk that I bought.
I was fortunate that it had stopped raining long enough for me to do that task. The sun even made a brief appearance!

Pamela and I took advantage of the change in weather to go to downtown Manassas and walk around for a bit.
Other than that, we just spent a relaxing night at home in the trailer.

10/1/15- Day Off!

Pamela left fairly early this morning, and once I woke up I went into town to fill my propane tanks and buy an electrical heater.
Mine crapped out on me at the beginning of the season, and this was the first time since then that I actually needed to use it again.

Tatiana made chicken soup for her family, and she was nice enough to invite me over to have some since I was still sick.
After we ate, Nico came over to my house for awhile so we could play video games.

In the evening I drove to Fairfax, VA to meet up with my friend, Cricket. He and I worked together as clowns on Ringling, and it was good to spend some time catching up with him.
We had dinner at the Hard Times Cafe, which had amazing chili mac (chili on top of spaghetti), and then we jumped around to a couple of different bars to talk some more. We would look for another spot when the place we were in became too loud and rowdy.

Although it doesn't get too much rowdier than these two hellions!

10/2/15- 7:30 p.m.

On the last show in Gaithersburg we broke the blueprints that cover up the hole in the top of the carpenter gag box.
During these days off Ryan had made new blueprints out of fabric, and he sewed velcro onto the back of them.

This morning he handed them over to me for painting. I didn't do nearly as intricate a job as Ryan did on the original blueprints, but I did my best, and I slipped in a few jokes that no one will ever see or appreciate except for us.

The almost constant rain we had been receiving compliments of Hurricane Joaquin made the lot an absolute muddy mess.

It took awhile for us to load in our props because we carried everything over so we could keep the wheels clean. That meant that we had to empty all of the props out of the carpenter box and then carry them over by hand so we could make the box itself light enough to carry over.

The only thing we didn't carry was the car, which is simply too heavy because of the engine. I found a relatively mud free path to the front of the tent, and we took the car in through the entrance, around the seating area, and into backstage.

Being out in the cold and drizzling rain for over an hour left me soaked and freezing, which was not a good way to be when trying to knock out the cold I developed.
I had some more of Tatiana's chicken soup and warmed up in my house until show time.

We had a great crowd for our opening night. I was worried that no one would show up here because of the weather, the apparent small size of the town, and the remoteness of the lot.
I was pleasantly surprised!

There were heat cannons going full blast in the tent, so while we were working we were nice and toasty. In the dressing rooms, not so much.

Something happened to the motor that is used to get Mecho's tank of water in and out of the ring, so Duo Exxtrem could not perform tonight.
Because of that we did finale immediately after the juggling act. I was totally fine with having a night off from doing the vacuum gag.

10/3/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

The rain finally slacked off this morning, but we still had cold, damp weather for our three shows.

The problem with the tank's motor was repaired last night, so we were back to doing the full performance today.

There was a small crowd at the first show, but my friend, Cricket, came to support us with some of his friends from the local burlesque scene.
Luckily we had good business for the other two shows.

During the second vacuum gag Ryan and I were cleaning off the bald head of a man in the audience. There just happened to be a "Wet Floor" sign nearby, so after Ryan squeegeed the man's head, I balanced the sign on top of his cranium. It got a good laugh from the crowd.

Everything was so disgusting backstage from all of the mud. What bugged me was that our towels for cleaning the water mat could not dry because of the weather.

10/4/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This morning Emma and I went to Cracker Barrel for brunch; I was excited to go because it has been a long time since I have had breakfast there.

It didn't rain today, and the weather was slightly warmer. I'll take it!

The shows were ok today; nothing spectacular. At the end of the day I was just happy to be finished with another six pack.

10/5/15- 7:30 p.m.

The sun finally made an appearance today, so it was back to work on Pompeyo's dog props. I was frustrated that we lost an entire week of working on the props because of the bad weather sent over from Hurricane Joaquin.

I spent all day redoing work that we had done weeks ago. After we finished the crates that will serve as dog seats, Pompeyo asked us if we could make it so the two small seats fit inside the two big seats to make for easier packing.
I had to take the wooden borders off the four sides of the two small boxes, and then I cut and attached borders that were much thinner.

Ryan and I got it all done, but it was frustrating that we spent all day working and didn't make any real progress.

Our long period without seeing the sun must have made us forget proper protection. By show time Ryan and I both could feel the heat emanating from our sun burned faces.
I was worn out and drained from being outside all day; it was tough to get through the one show, and load out required extra effort as we still had to carry all our wheeled props out to our trailers to keep them from getting covered in mud.

Carl Bly was at the performance tonight, and he was nice enough to play along and be a good sport when we used him as a volunteer in the vacuum gag.
After the show I spent a little bit of time talking with him before I had to hit the road.

The 54 mile jump to Landover Hills, the next town, was an easy one. The road was a little bumpy and narrow right at the end of the trip, but besides that it was a piece of cake.

We are set up at the site of an old mall, and we are right next to a Walmart.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Monday, September 21-Monday, September 28: Gaithersburg, MD

9/21/15- 7:30 p.m.

Pamela and I visited a Super Buffet for lunch. Even though I was disappointed that the buffet didn't have a cape or fly around rescuing lesser buffets, it did have a huge selection of Asian food.
After eating we walked around inside the mall just down the street from the lot.

It was a rainy evening, which may have been the reason we had a smaller crowd for the show tonight. Luckily they weren't a bad audience.

Ryan cooked Chinese food for dinner, and he was nice enough to invite me and Pamela over to enjoy it with his family.

9/22/15- 7:30 p.m.

Today Pamela and I went to downtown Gaithersburg to walk around and explore. We had lunch at a good Greek restaurant, and then we found a spot where we split a Nutella raspberry crepe for dessert.

Pamela works at a hair salon in North Carolina, and she was nice enough to cut my hair (or as she put it, "Fix the way the last woman mangled your hair") when we got back to the lot.

Some of the performers from the East Unit of Vazquez came to see our show tonight. We were told that after the show we needed to stick around so we could take a company photo in the ring.

Ryan, Carmelo, and I were waiting off to the side while everyone was being positioned. It took a lot longer than we felt was necessary to get everything set for the photo, and no one had placed us clowns yet.
We started making jokes about sneaking out before anyone noticed, and then I crawled under the carpet to hide.
It was very obvious where I was, because suddenly one part of the carpet had a big bulge under it with a pair of plaid covered legs sticking out from the edge.

Despite my hiding in plain sight, it took an incredibly long time for anyone to notice what I was doing. It got to the point where I felt pretty darned ridiculous lying on the dirty ring rubber with a carpet over me, but I was committed to making people laugh, and I stayed there until someone finally spotted me.

After the company photo we pink bellied the East Unit cast, because West Unit rules!!!!

9/23/15- 7:30 p.m.

Today Pamela and I had lunch at La Madeleine, a French cafe that I am always happy to find in my travels.

We then went back to the Washingtonian Center to walk around the boardwalk and enjoy the beautiful weather.

We had a good audience for the show tonight. After finale we visited with Dick Flint, Dextre Tripp, Martin Elwell, and his wife, who all watched the performance.

Dick was talking about his job working as a historian for Feld Inc. His job is to go through the thousands of boxes in the now vacated Vienna offices to see what is worth saving, and what should be tossed out.
Some of the items he has found so far made me drool with geeky jealousy.
Or hunger. It may have been hunger.
I hadn't eaten in a few hours.

9/24/15- 7:30 p.m.

Pamela left this morning to head home to North Carolina. I was up fairly early so Ryan and I could resume work on Pompeyo's dog props.

I borrowed a belt sander from someone on the show, and I went over all of the wooden crates that will serve as dog seats. Once that task was done, I primed the four boxes.
Meanwhile Ryan was attaching foam to some of the props and carving it.
We worked all the way up until showtime, which left us feeling just a bit tired.

Our friends Pat, Thom, and Jim from the Freestate Clown Alley #30 came to watch our show this evening, and afterwards we had them over to Ryan's house for dinner.
We provided the food, and they provided the drinks, which turned out to be enough alcohol to kill a small army.
Luckily only I died.
Don't worry, I got better.

9/25/15- 7:30 p.m.

Again we spent all day working on the dog props. We sanded the foam props that Ryan had finished carving, and I was able to finish priming the wood props.

Some things happened at the end of our show tonight which really upset Ryan and caused me to stress out.
After work I went for a long walk to calm down and get away from the circus for awhile.

The fresh air and exercise were good for me, and once I got back to the lot things were much more in perspective, and the problems seemed a lot more manageable.

9/26/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This morning Emma and I had brunch at the Gazebo Cafe, which was a tiny little restaurant in downtown Gaithersburg.
My meal wasn't anything special, but I did have a very tasty blueberry latte to drink. A couple of days ago I tried their apple cider latte, and they told me they also have a sweet potato latte. That sounds very interesting....

Last weekend Visan bought a Nintendo and a Sega Genesis video game system at the flea market in front of the circus.
Today he brought his Nintendo into the men's dressing room to help break up the monotony of doing three shows. In between acts we all took turns playing Super Mario Bros. 3.

We had a small, dead audience for the first show, but the second show had a more lively crowd, and we had a fantastic audience for the final show of the day.

During the second show the cage of big cats almost tipped over as it was being pushed out of the curtain.
The prop guys were able to stop that from happening, but the cage did end up falling on our vacuum, which left a huge dent in the front of the prop.
I was able to bang out the dent a bit, but the handlebars are now permanently shifted to one side.
So much for using that prop again in the future....

9/27/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This morning Emma and I had brunch at Crepes A Go Go, the same place where Pamela and I had dessert during the week.
This was my first time getting a savory crepe (mine had egg, tomato, onion, avocado, and ham), and I liked it, but it is hard to beat fruit and Nutella in a crepe!

Right before the first show Emma surprised me with a gift of Winegums and Galaxy chocolate straight from England. That was nice motivation to get through the three shows!

Today was Sega Genesis day in the dressing room. We guys spent our free time playing Sonic the Hedgehog, Mortal Kombat, and Street Fighter II.
It was so funny seeing everybody relive fond childhood memories by playing those classic games.

We had good audiences all day, but the same as yesterday, the last crowd was the best.

I wrote a rap song about our show that I used for the third show motivational speech. People seemed inspired afterwards, even though I'm about as white as you can get when I'm rapping.

9/28/15- 7:30 p.m.

We didn't do any more work on the dog props today, but I did run to Lowe's to pick up more wood that we can use when we work on them in the next town.

At the flea market last weekend Ryan bought one of those skateboards where you shake your hips back and forth to gain momentum.
Before the show he, Nico, and I played with it on the nice smooth asphalt in front of our trailers.

I was expecting a bigger crowd for our final show in Gaithersburg, but I think we tapped out the town with some of our big weekend business.

Before the vacuum gag I was walking under the seats to the front of the tent to wait for our entrance. As I was walking into the main walkway where the audience enters and exits the tent, there was a woman pulling down her son's pants so he could pee against the tent's side wall.

A few of things....

1) This wasn't a toddler. This was maybe an eight year old boy.

2) I've seen people take their kids to pee under the seats. It's bad enough they do it under the seats towards the back of the tent where there is no one walking around, but this was right in the main entranceway, fully lit, and in plain view of everyone!

3) If they had gone just a little farther, they could have gone to the bathrooms. You know, like humans....

I stopped and gawked at the woman in disbelief before saying, "You know, we have bathrooms right over......"
I then stopped myself before continuing, "Never mind, keep right on doing what you're doing."

People never cease to amuse me.

Ryan and I had to wait for awhile to leave the lot in Gaithersburg because we had an RV in front of our trailers that took a long time to leave.
Luckily we only had 43 miles to go to Manassas, VA, the next town.

I'm very happy we made the jump at night; it would have been a nightmare drive in the morning with traffic.

Our lot in Manassas is another fairgrounds, although not as big and nice as the one in Gaithersburg.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Monday, September 14- Sunday, September 20: Gaithersburg, MD

9/14/15- Travel Day To Gaithersburg, MD- 705 miles

We were in no particular hurry on this jump, so we slept in a bit before hitting the road. Still, I was extremely tired on the drive today.

We lost an hour crossing into the eastern time zone, so that made the trip seem to drag on even more than usual.

The majority of our drive was on toll roads, which was nice since we never had to worry about rush hour traffic, and the condition of the roads was nice, but I couldn't believe how much money I spent in one day on the tolls alone.
If I had known ahead of time, I would have planned an alternate route from the one the circus provided to us.

We stopped around 1:00 a.m. to get some rest. We were only 110 miles from Gaithersburg, so we could have gone the rest of the way, but we were worn out, and like I said earlier, we were in no particular hurry to get there.

9/15/15- Day Off!

Once again we slept in, and once we were up we drove the final 110 miles to the Montgomery County Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg, MD.

I figured we would be some of the last people to arrive at the lot since we took our sweet time completing the jump, but ours were actually two of the first performer trailers to arrive!

Since we were at the fairgrounds, there were areas to hook our trailers up to power and water, and also a place to dump our sewage tanks. We set our houses up and were able to wait to be parked in style and comfort.

I walked the surrounding area for awhile, and then I went back to my trailer to relax.

My girlfriend, Pamela, drove up from North Carolina this evening to spend some time with me, which made me very happy.

9/16/15- Day Off!

Our trailers were parked around lunchtime. After I got everything in my house set up, Pamela and I set out to explore Gaithersburg.

We had lunch at Coastal Flats, which had great seafood. I had crab cakes, which I figured I needed to eat while in Maryland, and Pamela had some delicious shrimp.

Next we headed to the Washingtonian Center, which had a boardwalk we enjoyed walking along.
There were all kinds of shops and restaurants around the water, and I got to see ducks!

When I sat down to rest in the middle of our walk, this strange cat made some unwelcome advances that made me very uncomfortable.

Aside from taking another walk once we got back to the lot, Pamela and I had a relaxing evening at home.
I wanted to get to bed at a decent hour since I had to be up really early for a publicity in the morning.

9/17/15- Day Off!

I woke up this morning at 4:00 a.m. to get ready for our television publicity. Pamela took off when I left the lot; luckily I will be seeing her again this weekend.

Ryan, Alexa, and I were driven to downtown Washington D.C. for our appearance on Buenos Dias, D.C. We were put on at the end of the live morning news program. One of the anchors directed us to a small space in front of a green screen and told us to stay there for the duration of the interview.
Meanwhile Alexa was on a couch a few feet to our left being interviewed by the show's hosts.

Ryan and I stayed in our place for awhile, but soon we became bored, and that combined with our loopiness over being awake so early made for a dangerous combination.
At the end of the interview we bum rushed the area of the set where Alexa was talking, and we reduced the segment to chaos by bombarding everyone in our reach with the pillows on the couch.

The cast and crew of the station absolutely loved it, and I'm sure it made for some exciting television!

I spent this afternoon napping and relaxing to make up for the sleep I lost this morning.

In the evening Ryan, his family, and I drove to the Stonehouse Grille to meet up with our friends from the Freestate Clown Alley #30/John Ringling North II-Steve & Ryan CFA tent.

We had a great dinner and visit with our friends Pat, Thom, Carol, and Jim, who we haven't seen since last year, and we also got to see some friends from the group who we haven't seen in a couple of years.

As always, our friends loaded us up with gifts and really made us feel special. I couldn't have asked for a better way to spend our night off.

9/18/15- 7:30 p.m.

Ryan made Chinese food for lunch today, and he was nice enough to invite me over to eat with his family.
Afterwards we unloaded our props and got everything ready for opening night.

In a trailer, the sink and shower runoff is called gray water, and we are supposed to have hoses that we run from the pipe where the water comes out to someplace out of the way.
This afternoon while I was attaching my hose, I accidentally snapped off the attachment on the pipe's cap that allows me to connect the hose.
I thought for sure that I had an extra one lying around, but I was wrong. I had every other kind of sewer cap known to man, just none with a hose attachment.

I drove all over creation trying to find one before the show, but to no avail. I will just have to borrow Ryan's cap until I have the time to go out and find one next week.

We had a big crowd for our first show in Gaithersburg, which was a great way to start our run here.

9/19/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This morning Emma and I went to brunch at First Watch, which is a restaurant I first heard about when we were playing Kansas City.

Ryan and I had a publicity before the first show. Two guys interviewed Pompeyo, Claudie, and us for a story that is apparently going to be aired internationally. That vague information is all I could get regarding who the guys were, so hopefully when the piece is finished I can see it online and share it here.

Ryan and I gave a completely ridiculous interview, so I'm interested to see how the guys edit it into the piece.

The two guys filmed the first show, which was a shame, because the audience was absolutely dead.
When I saw the crew backstage after one of our gags I wanted to say, "Remember in the interview when I said that making everyone in the tent laugh is the best feeling in the world? Well, I didn't get that this show!"

One moment that I'm hoping didn't get caught on camera happened during beach balls. A little kid was threatening me with his light up sword, and when I came closer to knock the ball into his section of the audience, he hit me with it. Hard.
I yanked the weapon out of his hands, walked over to the ring, and tossed the light sword inside.

Later during the bit I walked by and saw that someone had returned the sword to him. I walked by and asked, "Did you learn a lesson?"
Luckily he nodded yes instead of jabbing me in the eye!

We had a great audience for the second show. Where was the camera crew for that one?

During beach balls my ball popped in the middle of the bit. I quickly ran to the other side of the tent and stole Ryan's ball, and then ran back to my side.
Ryan did the same thing, and for the rest of the number we were stealing the ball from each other as each side played with it.
The audience loved it, but it involved WAY too much running for my tastes.

The tent was jam packed for the third performance; the start of the show was held for 10 minutes to get more people into their seats.
The audience was absolutely fantastic too. Again, where was the camera crew for that show?!

I was happy that Pamela returned today, this time to visit for a few days. She made a delicious dinner for me, which was the perfect way to end a good day of shows (if I pretend that the first one didn't happen, of course!)

9/20/15- 2:00, 5:00, and 8:00 p.m.

This weekend there was a flea market set up on the fairgrounds, just in front of the circus. Pamela and I spent the morning walking around and perusing the wares on sale.

Today the 5:00 p.m. performance was the packed one. David Orr and his wife came to watch that performance, and David was nice enough to give me and Ryan copies of the book, "Tall Tales Of A Short Clown" by Barry Lubin, better known to circus goers as Grandma the Clown.

Gaithersburg is proving to be an exciting town for the beach ball bit. Today during one of the shows a guy basically dove to hit my ball, and in doing so he knocked over several seats in the bleachers and gloriously wiped out on his face.
He got a huge laugh from the crowd, but if it takes that kind of pain to get a laugh like that, he can have the glory!

Before the third show I gave an inspirational speech that piggybacked on the one Mecho gave last week.
He talked about how he was a chubby kid that overcame the odds and outperformed all the other children in circus school by working hard and never giving up.
I talked about how I was also a chubby kid, and after a grueling regimen of playing video games and eating whatever I want, I now have the body I do today.
I then lifted up my shirt to give everyone some proper motivation for the final show:

I call them "Abs By Pamela"

Friday, October 2, 2015

Big Announcement!

Ryan and I are thrilled to announce that we will be performing at Circus World Museum for the summer of 2016. 
More exciting news to come!