Saturday, June 6, 2009

Quilting, Jazz, & Doghouse Swimming

So I finished my next quilt.  It's a black and white "shoo fly" variation throw quilt.

This was a fun project and I learned about piecing triangles! 

For a break from sewing today, I went up to the Wine, Dine, & Jazz festival downtown and listened to my old band director play in a group.  We saw the Dance of Life Dancer lady, who I never knew had a "name" for her act.  I've seen her various music concerts - you can't miss her in her tutu!  

Also, this morning I took the dogs up to Kim's "Doghouse" to play in the baby pool.  Jackson, Giant Schnauzer and his owner Wendy were there and so were Amy and her Aussie, Megan.  All the dogs played together and had a great time! 

This was the 1st time I'd ever gotten Roxie in a pool!  Tossing the tennis ball in there seemed to ease her worries! 

Monday, June 1, 2009

Under The Big Top

I had a lot of fun at the circus.  There were a ton of kids (which I knew going into the deal) but the one one kid behind me kept kicking me all night which kinda sucked.  Besides that, the whole thing was fun.  There was a crazy tiger tamer man dressed in all black leather pants with fringe, shirtless with long black hair.  He was fun to watch dance around the cage while pretty much 6 out of the 8 tigers did anything but sit.  Then the ringmistress who looked like Gloria Estefan meets a dominatrix had a crazy announcery voice that once you mock it you can't stop it!   They had some really neat acrobatic features and some crazy guys who walked around in this Circle of Destiny thing which needs to be re-named Circle of Death, because that guy almost fell off like 5 times!  Also, there were Shriner's kids hocking merch which was hilarious to witness - "Popcorn, get your popcorn, get it while it's fresh, $1.00!"

I also went to the Greater St. Louis Renaissance Faire on Sunday.  I had a blast (and no I did not dress up in period costume).  I learned about weapons and got to throw stars, knives, and axes. 

 I also learned how to hold a pike and run thru a combat drill with it! 
 There was a good music group called 3 Pints Gone which we listened to for a bit.  Some of their songs are hilarious!  We also saw a joust, though no one actually fell off a horse, it was more like a skill test of what these guys could do on the horse with the poles catching different things.  
I also ate my 1st turkey leg, which will be my last turkey leg - yuck! All in all, it was a great day and was worth the 100 mile round trip to get there!