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


  1. Awesome isn’t it! M and I saw Cirque do Quidam last year and now understand why the tickets are so expensive.

    Blogging has its perks – I have never had a lurker send me tickets, lots of come visit invites though.

    Comment by Bill | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  2. How awesome! Cirque is wonderful–I think JP and I have seen at least a half dozen of their shows (Vegas, Orlando, and in Philly a couple of their traveling shows).

    Comment by Sharkey | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  3. Dereck talks about them all the time. Wow, I had no idea! I would love to see them!

    (Hi, Mary!)

    Comment by Jenorama | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  4. I’m so happy they got there in time.

    It’s such a beautiful show, and I’m so glad you all enjoyed it 🙂

    Comment by Monica | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  5. I am SO jealous.

    Comment by Haley | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  6. not only have i never had a lurker send me free stuff, but i’m pretty sure i’ve never had a lurker. 😛

    glad you enjoyed the show, though! i’m ashamed to admit that i’ve never seen a cirque show, despite the fact that my family lives in las vegas, where cirque shows are extremely easy to come by. so sad…

    Comment by kari | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  7. What a wonderful surprise from a lurker friend! It’s easy to forget that there truly are nice and thoughtful people out there. I’m glad you had a great time.

    Comment by Tater and Tot | November 27, 2006 | Reply

  8. What a splendid treat! I’m a Cirque junkie.

    Comment by Lady M | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  9. Oh I love Cirque! Isn’t it amazing and jaw dropping? So glad you got to go.

    Comment by Mamacita Tina | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  10. What an awesome experience!! That is wonderful!

    Comment by Kristen | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  11. I love the way you insert the photos between totally unrelated text, without offering any explanation. You’ve got an artistic streak of your own … and this is hardly the first time I’ve noticed it!

    Comment by Stephen | November 28, 2006 | Reply

  12. I’ve seen them many times on t.v. but it’s not the same.

    How wonderful you saw them close up and personal.

    I love the internet.

    Comment by Granny | November 28, 2006 | Reply

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