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Keb



Joined: 11 Oct 2007
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Location: Virginia

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:01 am    Post subject: A Renny maiden

Hi, all. I'm Keb and I'm a renny. Like a lot of you guys, apparently, I first encountered contact juggling at a faire I was in. Our resident juggler then was called Bagel, and he was a pretty amazing entertainer (though we always winced when he did things that we were sure would set the faire on fire).

Our final show that year traveled to another county, far from home, and we slept in the camp nearby. At night, we had a huge campfire, and I brought my glowing ball with me for light (and because it was fun). He played with it and started contact juggling it, which looked so cool that I pestered him to show me how it was done. He gave me my first lesson there in the firelight, and told me how he'd met the man who'd done it in Labyrinth (which I thought was totally cool though I didn't know his name at the time).

Bagel died in a traffic accident. I still have my little glowing bauble, made that much more valuable to me in his memory. I had practiced some with it, but I haven't really mastered anything yet.

The other day I had my interest rekindled though, at another faire. Yesterday I bought an acrylic and a wooden ball to learn with, and I've been practicing enough with my bauble since then that I almost have the first move down.

I've found this community very useful already. It's a pleasure to meet you all.
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daisylou



Joined: 24 Sep 2006
Posts: 461
Location: north wales

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject:

thats a lovely, but sad story

welcome to our community *hugs*
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Illumilatte



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
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Location: San Marcos, Texas

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 8:40 am    Post subject:

Welcome This is the right place to be for all your CJ needs...just ask someone else besides me. I know nothing
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Ryan
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Joined: 29 Jun 2004
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Location: Vancouver

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 5:41 pm    Post subject:

Welcome
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Kitsune_Whisper



Joined: 10 Sep 2007
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Location: Hickory, NC

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:59 am    Post subject:

Welcome! Welcome!
Where abouts in Virginia are you?
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ThatBallGuy
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Joined: 17 Aug 2004
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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:13 am    Post subject:

Welcome. Cool story, though sad.
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Keb



Joined: 11 Oct 2007
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Location: Virginia

Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:19 pm    Post subject:

Springfield. IE, the endless suburb of DC.

Any other questions?
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Kitsune_Whisper



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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:20 pm    Post subject:

Aah ok you are in the 5 hours from me range LOL

I pass fairly close when I take my kids to there mom's. She lives in Philly
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