Tuesday, August 08, 2006

"I've go' a brother 'ho wo'ks in a circus" (say it in a cockney accent)

I totally had "Dumbo" on the brain today. Clips of the clowns running around "trying" to put out fires, the elephants going into their tower, that crazy mouse acting like a muse...running like an out of control cracked record.

I saw the Ringling Bros. circus today at the AA Center, and it was very good. As good as it was, I wish that they still did things under the Big Top. More "authentic," although you can't get more authentic than them. Oh well. I had a blast. Laughed out loud multiple times (shocking I know), felt like a little kid again, took a million pictures (I might even get paid for them), and paid an exhorbitant amount of money for cotton candy. Did you know that cotton candy costs $10? RIDICULOUS.

Had a couple of pics turn out SOOOO much better than I thought they would, and others turn out just so-so. Got one that combined the best parts of a circus (clowns and midgets). They had a midget clown. Saw her walk out and almost fell over laughing. It was perfect.

I now want to run away with a circus. Could you all just pay my bills here in Dallas for a year while I travel with a circus? You will? Ah, thanks a mil. Don't worry, I will keep in touch on the road. Might even invite you to the wedding if me and the bearded lady get together...on second thought, scratch that last one. ;)

This is one of my favorite pics I took. A mistake on my part that turned out looking nice. This next picture brings to mind what a "trip" on LSD might look like.


Liz said...

I remember back in the day when ten dollars would buy you a full meal. Now it appears all it buys you is sugar on a stick.

Less filling, tastes great.

LiteratureLover said...

You are such a kid at heart. If you go on the road, could my kids come see you for free? :)