Anyway. During Jeopardy!, they would show commercials for the Ringling Brothers Circus that's coming into town, and it always looks so shiny and fancy. It's got me thinking about one time when we were really really little--I don't even remember how old we were--and Dad took us to the circus. I don't remember much about it except that it was really really fun. Athena remembers getting a bag of peanuts, or at least having one.
I also remember going in that I was never really afraid of clowns, but I did always think they were kind of boring. I had seen Dumbo and I really didn't care for their routine (but then, in Dumbo, you're not supposed to). My "clowns are boring" thing has continued to this day, as one of the Guardian Characters in Shugo Chara! is a clown, and when I first saw her, I was like, "Aw, man, a clown? But clowns are so boring!" But now she's my favorite because she's just so so so so so so cute, and her voice is absolutely adorable. Anyway, I was proven wrong about clowns being boring when we went to the circus way back when, too, but I guess I should know by now that some people have a hard time overcoming their preconceived notions.
The circus also reminds me of Hyper-Strike, who was our favorite contestant on the second season of Who Wants to Be a Superhero?.
So for some reason these commercials had been having me thinking it would be nice to go to the circus again, even though previous commercials for the circus hadn't fazed me a bit for several years. I think it's because Father's Day is coming up and I've been thinking of all the neat places Dad took us to when we were little. But alas, the Ringling Brothers are only in town from July 1st to July 5th--exactly when we'll be at AX.
And that's where our exciting mail comes in! Ringling Brothers is coming at a bad time, but Carson & Barnes Circus is coming just next week--after we'll be back from Disneyland and everything! And not only that, but they sent us buy-one-get-one-free tickets to hand out to the patrons of our business! ...Although I'm not entirely sure if it would be unethical to use them, since our business is fictitious, but we think the idea is just to get people to go, and their purpose would be fulfilled much better if we used them than if we hid them away. So now we just need to see if we can find people who want to go with us!
The other very exciting piece of mail we got yesterday (or Monday or Tuesday) was an invitation to Leia's bridal shower! I think I'm more excited about this one than I have been about other bridal showers because it's the first bridal shower we've been invited to where the bride is someone who we actually hang out with, and not just because we're related (even if it is only at Disneyland). The only problem is we're still not entirely sure what kind of a present to get for a bridal shower. We've always been bad at that kind of thing. Regular, personal gifts--no problem. Like we told Leia about Pretear and she seems to really want to see it, so she probably would enjoy getting that on DVD, but that doesn't seem like something you'd get somebody for a bridal shower. The invitation also specifically said no skanky lingerie please, but does that mean tasteful lingerie is okay? I just don't know! (We'll probably stay out of the lingerie section anyway.)
Today I'm thankful for potential tickets to the circus!, reminders that clowns are not boring, being invited!, getting a new Beethoven CD (as part of the Classic Composers Collection thing), and getting to talk to Nanny today and hear (read) stories about our ancestors in the Civil War.