Monday, February 2, 2009

Tons of 'Stuff' and Juggling


MY GOD…can you believe the CRAP I collect…. Thank goodness the vast majority of
it is tiny…easy to quickly scrape into a box when someone who freaks easily arrives unexpectedly at the door….

Actually the majority of these are pins , and bits and bobs or this and that…. Nothing to serious… of course what you are not seeing are the 106 brooms on the wall, dozens of tiny wooden bowls, miniature crocks galore, tiny carved wooden dogs in various poses, Masks from everywhere, mini shoes, purses, etc etc etc…. LORD…stop me now before I collect again…

This is just ‘stuff’ in my studio …one addition at a time I always say… Oh...did I mention I am wankie for 'BEANIE HATS' ...and all things pinned to them!! Yes it's true...when I was a kid I like to wear bizarro hats and started collecting pins from everywhere I went, I swapped with other kids etc etc... this passion continues today I have over 10 Beanies filled to the brim with fun pins ...not really sure why this is must be that 'tiny' thing again ... and SHHHHHHHHHHHHH, don't tell anyone but I have been known to wear these hats out in public once in awhile ..YES...it's true...
Of course Richard claims he has never seen me before and that I am a complete stranger who obviousily needs 'help'






BUT…onto the Juggle Balls…all of my life (and this is the truth now) I have wanted to Juggle… small amounts of drool run down my chin every time I see someone juggle…I swear it is better than sex… now to learn to juggle while having sex…. “SWEET MYSTERY OF LIFE AT LAST I HAVE FOUND YOOOOOU” …
But alas…. One ball at a time….which is how I am taking it…. I am up to two and doing pretty darn good at it if I do say so myself…. I was told this is the way to learn… first ya get good at one…move onto the big two…get that down and then….drum role please….THE BIG THREE!!! I confess my weakness …and admit to you here and now….I have ‘skipped’ to 3 when no one is looking…. Of course that is always the time when Richard walks into my studio and all three balls go every which way but right…. ‘BUSTED’ … I have had this urge and these ‘balls’ for several years now …but I must admit the juggle crave has reared it’s ugly head lately and I must obey…

Will keep you up on how it is going….and if you are all good little boys and girls…when I reach the ‘ Juggle Nirvana’ and …dare I speak it…3 balls glide through my hands with grace and perfection…I will have Richard video me…and post here…of course I will be much grayer and have a slight stoop by that time…
Happiness is grasping firmly 3 balls at once …who said that????

Later
Jodi




8 comments:

Daydreamer :) said...

ROFL - your post is hilarious.
Heather :)

Jodi said...

Hi Heather...

Glad you got a good chuckle... stay tuned.... I am sure to have more adventures about juggling and I have not even scratched the surface with stuff I collect....YIKES!!

Later

Jodi

Daydreamer :) said...

Hi Jodi!

I have some small balls like the brightly colored ones in your picture. They came with a paperback book full of instructions. I may have to give juggling another shot. You've inspired me - LOL.

H :)

Jodi said...

Hey Heather...

That sounds like the same book I got... I tried to follow the pictures...failed terribly..but I found a cool guy on youtube ...that I love watching and he takes his time and is fun to watch (like the way he dresses) anyway... down side...I see that the video has been removed??? Not sure why but there are several others on youtube...check it out..

Best of luck...Say...maybe we can start an act....

Later

Jodi

Amy said...

Jodi, I taught myself to juggle with oranges when I was in high school. Needless to say, the oranges weren't edible afterwards. The trick for me was to hum/sing that song that you always hear associated with the circus. That and learning to throw straight up. The song helps with developing a rhythm. If you throw up with the right rhythm, your hands make a circle from inside to outside and are coming back around to the inside when the ball comes back down. You might try you-tube. I bet there are some great video's on juggling.

Jodi said...

Hi Amy....
So sorry...somehow your post got put into my spam file and I didn't see it until now...

Oranges huh...wow, I don't trust my self with anything perishable yet.... I will try that tip of humming circus songs (love em anyway) ...thanks so much for all the tips... I am sure it will go a long way to making me a better jugglemeister!

Thanks,
Later
Jodi

Ricë said...

love those beanies! so cool--and i want to see a photo of you wearing your favorite!

Jodi said...

Hi Ricë ...

The Red one in the middle is my fav. I guess cause it is my first and has the most crap pinned to it....weighs a ton!!! I will see if I can dust it off and post a pic.

Later,

Jodi