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Thursday, August 25th, 2005
4:53 pm
Ive been having loads of problems with this account (stubblyjuggler). posts have not been coming in. one post from loooong ago reposted itself, some posts come in garbled, etc. so now im at Tory_123 if you would really really like to add me. even if you would only really like to add me. or even if you dont, do it anyway.
Monday, August 15th, 2005
5:19 pm
things have just gotten crazy in my world of juggling. Ive created about six new solo acts and some specialty acts and stuff. fully scripted and audience tested, of course. I'm in talks with Charlie Dancey about co-writing in an encyclopaedia of cigar box tricks. Im helpin Tim get some other jugglers together to do a DVD on the boxes. Ive got a gig in duluth tomorrow, and Ive been asked to be on the next juggler.com/video. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoo! super amped. And i managed a three up 360 with clubs yesterday. I know none of you care, but its a super hard move and I cant believe I landed it.

learn how to juggle.
Wednesday, August 10th, 2005
5:19 pm
THE pic from IJA fest in Davenport. just to give you an idea of the scale of these things... If you look closely you can see the talented and cryptically named juggler Tracy Anyfort.

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2005
10:39 am
so...this has been a pretty boring weekend/mon.-wed. yeh. dont have much to update about, but I thought I should anyway. cuz Im a loser. Oh, I went to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with some friends. that was a spankin' good time. without the spankin'. cuz that would be just dirty. Casey's crazy shindig is tonight, but I dont think im gonna go, cause I dont have a ride and I feel kinda crappy just 'bout now anyhoo.


Thursday, July 14th, 2005
2:42 pm
yesterday I did a little thing at the library. that was stupid. I was hoping to talk to some adults about working birthday parties, etc. but there were none there, so I ended up doing it for a little group of maybe 6 obnoxious kids for no money.

went to duluth. took a benadryl. I am super exhausted. Davenport is in 4 days though! WOOOOOOO!. that was half-hearted

Saturday, July 9th, 2005
9:07 pm
The streetdance was pretty awesome.
-went to holiday for pixie sticks :P
-stole some balloons on sticks.
-Stole Kala's hat quite a few times
-told my uncle to screw off
-got madly sugar high and started dancing.
-Watched Rick Coughlin get drunk. hilarious. and theres a rumor going around that Hoffman was dancing on a table, but I dont believe it.
-Got harrassed by a drunk lady.
-randomly hugged someone i dont know. got 5 bucks out of it though.

I am so glad I didn't go to band today. I seriously would have gotten heat stroke. I was super sick anyway. I didn't even watch the parade, but I did hear louie louie. mad props to those of you who went to band.

peace and learn how to juggle
Tuesday, July 5th, 2005
2:18 pm
Anna came over yesterday. that was pretty spiffy. Saw my old cat. looked for Kyle at Culvers, no luck. went to the band concert, which was...nice. have a flower in my hair. and am runnin' out of things to say.

learn how to juggle

and peace, of course
Monday, July 4th, 2005
4:04 pm
I dunno if anybody saw my pic in the paper, but Im a celebrity! I fuckin hate Minnesota. sorry. but I do.

Just how in HELL can you shut down a government? its a GOVERNMENT!

Saturday I had to spend the day with my mom and I almost shot myself.

got a new car. cool blue Impala. very cool. And now Im typing this. runnin' out of things to say. yeah. so.

learn how to juggle.

Wednesday, June 29th, 2005
3:13 pm
so...today I went fishing. that was...weird. I dont fish. I dont even like fish. but it was still a pretty good time. Now i feel bad cause there must be like, eight fish left in Stewart Lake. And ive got all kinds of fish for dinner and I hate fish so yeah. not cool. and then I slept. Im taking a lot of naps lately and that sucks cause it pretty much wastes my day.



and learn how to juggle
Ive been forgetting to put that in my updates recently. oh well.
Tuesday, June 28th, 2005
2:54 pm
ok so since i dont have anything interesting to say and I feel like updating, I'll just give a summary of my dull day

went to drivers ed, it was the last day. It really wasn't so bad. lots of people complain but actually its ok. extra time to sleep anyway.
came home, shot a video of me and my cousin doing some juggling for my young cousins in Austin. that was actually kind of a hoot. I should probably review it though, cause usually we cuss like sailors and my cousins are like 1,2, and 4.

slept. for long time. juggled some more. and now im updating. what next? who knows. Im gonna check out jugglingdb.com/news for info. toodles.
Monday, June 27th, 2005
5:51 pm
hahaha. I was showing my aunt my cast pic from so long fare well, and she asked everyone's name.

Mary: Whos that?
Me: Crystal
Mary: (pause) thats a GIRL?????


woo, excuse my while i wipe away several tears of helpless laughter.
Saturday, June 25th, 2005
10:29 pm
had a real good day. much better than I thought it would have been. two grad parties. at one of them, i was sitting near some old people and they were like comparing their diseases.

Old man #1: oh my ankles are so swollen
Old man #2: you wanna see swollen ankles? try walkin' with these puppies
Old woman: oh my ankles are so brittle I can almost hear them shattering.

OH MY GOD! i have never had that happen before. and it went on for a LOOOOONG time. surgeries and sicknesses and one old person had a tick stuck in her leg. and through all of this, Im trying to eat.

ok, my grandma is a foot-in-mouth type of person. she really is. but I have never heard anything so shocking as I did today.

we were all sitting at Judy's (I dunno why) and some of my grandma's friends came over. they started talking about this woman who needed brain surgery, and they told my grandma that they were all giving ten bucks and they asked if she wanted to donate. my grandma (FOOT-IN-MOUTH) says "oh, no. I never much liked her anyway."

my grandma is the sweetest woman you will ever meet, but oh my god that is pretty damn heartless. I dont even know if she realizes what she said.

I DO NOT WANT TO GET OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AIGH!
Friday, June 24th, 2005
9:12 pm
woo! "pep band" was fun. I put quotes around it cause it wasn't so much a pep band as a random gathering of people who just happened to bring instruments. Wanted to go to kala's, but had to go to granny's and now im here, typing out a pretty boring entry. If you don't understand juggling (only a few of the people who read this do), you'll probably just want to skip this next part, cuz you won't understand. we should like...do something.

so today I was practicing 4 rings and I am curious if anyone knows any good 4 ring tricks. half shower with one flat? are pancakes actually possible with fountains? cuz right now, my 4 ring tricks are synch, asynch, flourishes, some pulldown things that are strugglin, and the flashy finish with 3 pulldowns and a pancake to the head. I'll go check rec.juggling.
Tuesday, June 21st, 2005
2:44 pm
welcome to my life
No matter how much you try to deny it all jugglers like to impress the people that see them juggle. Don't give me any of this "I juggle for my self" crap or "its deeply personal thing and I hate juggling in public". Admittedly some people enjoy the performance a lot more than others, but we still love to go to the park on a sunny day and juggle in a public area. We juggle because it's cool and impressive. But there are perils involved in sharing your talent...

The number of times your standing there practicing your three club column variations just to here the shrill cry's of "HE'S JUGGLING" from a bunch of delinquents hurtling towards you at break neck speed (Oh if only they would break). Their out reached podgy hands stained with ice cream and felt tip pen homing in on your prop bag as their high speed assault continues. Then you see your glowballs and favourite suede balls are lying out on the grass in full view of their ever-advancing glee filled chubby little eyes. Will I get there first? I spent a lot of money on those props! Ice cream and suede! fifteen bucks each, I spent on those balls! "Hey, hey, hey... They're very expensive balls please don't touch them". "I only want to look at them, mister". "Okay just don't pick them up"

Too late the fattest little girl has picked up a glowball and is flinging over her head with both hands without a care in the world. "Please can you stop that they are very delicate". Here practice with these". Now you pull out those old bean filled four panel beauties that you first leant to juggle with and the ones people give because they know you 'like to juggle'. Thanks... yeah I love to juggle with balls that you got free from some over eager sales rep, when I have some very nice DX's. Okay so you gather the glowballs and suede balls out the way, now to job of teaching the brats to juggle. The little fat girl is still just aimlessly throwing a ball over her head. Just be thankful she's throwing a ball that costs 50 cents and not bugging you about her mom can juggle three oranges. (Can your mom juggle oranges? Mine can't and I don't know any moms that can, but all the kids I ever meet tell me their moms can)

After 10 minutes they get pretty bored with throwing things and just sit and watch, you continue your club juggling, throwing in backcrosses, under the leg work and other 'Ooooo' factor tricks. Then it happens. As if some mystical force gains control over their rounded little bodies and it's the fat little girls that starts it off. Your heart sinks and the lack of enthusiasm for the chain of flourish, chop, chin roll, backcross, under the leg, 2up 360, 1up 360 you just pulled off when all the want is..."Higher".

Higher. All they appreciate is a club thrown high in the air, they just don't get it. I just linked seven tricks together with no self-passes and you want to see me do the trick that the fat little girl was doing? I been juggling clubs for three years, A trained monkey can throw a club high in the air. "HIGHER, HIGHER"... Fine higher it is but its not just a high throw club this is a valid trick it's a 3 3 59. If I give it, its full site swap notation then is fully justified. So here we go with the mega high, kill the passing pigeon, scare the aeroplanes, hyper spinning, 3 3 59 throw. No matter how high I throw it or how many times it spins, the appetite for height will never vanquish, so you continue your column variations and watch them as the run with glee towards the ice cream van.

Was it worth it? Narr, but someone always makes your day with a passing "That's pretty cool mate". So you go home with a smile on your face, spring in your step, and plans of how next time you'll bring your juggling blades and accidentally throw one through the fat little girls head.
1:28 pm
and learn how to juggle.
1:26 pm
so yesterday i was outside and along come ben and mack. oh yay. finally ben left. but mack did not. then Lydia randomly stopped by, which was...yeah...and thats about all thats happened to me over the past few days.
Saturday, June 18th, 2005
2:17 pm
went car shopping on Fri. found a nice chevy malibu. tory likey. smooth as ice.

got locked in a bathroom. had to shimmy out underneath. icky and gross. stupid sliding bolt.

today played pep band. ben was there. egh. he kept trying to be funny and I wanted to beat him in the head with my trumpet. or maybe addisons. cuz i like mine.

me and addison were making fun of the wheelchairers and then we felt bad, and then we wanted the cool wheelchairs, and then we made fun of them some more as our guilty consiense (sp?) wore off.

i have a super-insane-creepy-butithinkicouldstilltakehim neighbor.

im excited and i dont know why.
Thursday, June 16th, 2005
7:46 am
i want to do something. so very bored here. there has been nothing to do but juggle. and oh how ive been juggling. I broke two clubs yesterday (the blue one and the red one in the pic)(...tear) which sucks cause they are expensive (like 35 bucks a piece) and I don't have a job. I could go apply at the bakery, I spose. anyway, someone should do something sometime. cuz i dont have anything to do. help.

learn to juggle.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2005
7:57 am
Mr. Aalberts reminds me of Milton from office space. I fell asleep for a while, but either he didn't notice or he didn't care.

only 9 more times. ergh.

its finally a nice day. i think I'll go juggle.

learn to juggle!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Tuesday, June 14th, 2005
12:50 pm
went to the dentist today. that was a barrel of laughs. owie. I get to start drivers ed tomorrow. yippeee. this has really been a sucky june so far, with the exception of Casey's party.

learn to juggle.
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