It’s Not All Mary Poppins


Sometimes the nicest things happen through blogging. I’ve met a woman (hi, Jen!) I’d otherwise never have known, I’ve had dozens of email conversations about interesting things with interesting people (too many to list), and more than a few trans-continental phone calls! (You know who you are!) I’ve even made some friends. (“Even” because acquaintances are easy; ‘friends’, in my experience, are harder to come by.) I’ve picked up snippets of new information, learned a thing or two, had some thought-provoking challenges thrown my way.

This weekend was another nice thing, my first tangible nice thing.

Last Wednesday, I received an email from a lurker, which sometimes happens. This lurker, however, was a bit different. She’d planned a trip to Ottawa this past weekend, but circumstances arose at the last minute which prevented her from coming. She had tickets for a special event. Would I like them?

Three tickets to the Cirque du Soleil!! Would I like them?!?

No one in my family had ever seen a Cirque show, though of course we’d all heard about the amazing costumes, the music, the theatrics, the creativity, the entire remaking of the concept of “circus”. The last time they were in town, replacing a cracked window and repairing a leaky porch took precedence over such frivolities… Sigh.

The show was amazing. Thank you, Monica!

© 2006, Mary P

November 27, 2006 Posted by | random and odd | 12 Comments

Happy Birthday, Jeremy!

© 2006, Mary P

November 27, 2006 Posted by | random and odd | 1 Comment