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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
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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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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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Posted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 6:13 am    Post subject:

Welcome. Cool story, though sad.
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Keb



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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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Keb



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Location: Virginia

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2007 10:24 pm    Post subject:

*hyperhyperhyper* Just got my acrylic and my wooden ball from Neon Husky...I went for the discount acrylics he's got, since I've got a lot of learning to do anyhow, and it's just...so...so...so shiny pretty.

He marked mine A+/B+ but to be honest it looks perfect to my untrained eyes. Shiny!!!
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Illumilatte



Joined: 13 Apr 2007
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Location: San Marcos, Texas

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2007 6:19 am    Post subject:

Yay! What are you doing posting here? Go PLAY!
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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
Posts: 43
Location: Branson MO

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 2:42 pm    Post subject:

A fellow rennie! Huzzah! Yep, that's pretty much where I started too, saw them a few weeks into the show, got completely hooked, practiced night and day, and by the end of the show I was helping out giving lessons. Oh, word of advice for a new player... try to find out tricks that friends who have been sphereplaying for years and still haven't got are.. and don't show them how you can do it after 3 weeks. They make mean faces at you...
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munkie



Joined: 31 Oct 2007
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Location: SE England

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:08 pm    Post subject:

Helloo Keb...

can i ask whats a renny? im confused, is it an american thing *feels stoopid*
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Saulie



Joined: 24 Aug 2004
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Location: Norfolk, VA

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:31 pm    Post subject:

A Very many welcomes... I live in Norfolk VA, though make frequent trips to williamsburg...

Saulie
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Cannonballjames



Joined: 08 Nov 2007
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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject:

rennie = person who frequents/works at renaissance festivals. Kinda like what a Carnie is to Carnivals... except we're not as scary
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munkie



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Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 3:47 pm    Post subject:

ooooh, yes, american thing, dont feel so silly now. sound cool, wish we had those. or if we did i knew about them
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