Juction Arts Fest

Right now in our neighborhood is the Junction Arts Fest, and since Nefarious absolutely loves street festivals we went up there for supper… Among other things, she caught a show by Toronto Aerial Dance, after which she got to take part in a quick workshop. She’s been asking me to sign her up for courses at Toronto School of Circus Arts (just to be clear these are two separate schools offering circus-related programs) and is even more sure after playing on the hoop and seeing this show and the busker festival a couple weeks ago — they have a kids aerial and acrobatics class that I think would be right up her alley… [picture by Caitlin]

Strange thing as I was walking through the crowd — a group of kids, maybe nine years old or so, came up to me and one of the kids asked me, “do you still have your eye tattoo? can I see it?”… So I showed him, and he was like, “see, I told you that you can tattoo your eye!” to all his friends, feeling quite vindicated it seems… I didn’t remember him but I’m assuming it must have been a kid that I saw in the park or something.

Along those lines, when I was at Morrissey’s Magic Shop the other day they had a pair of stuffed kissing pigs with magnets in the noses on the counter, so I was like “oh, let me show you something neat” to the guy at the counter, and I touched my finger to the pigs nose and had him follow me across the counter without me pushing him. The guy looked at me totally stunned until I told him about the magnet implant.


  1. p7tms wrote:

    I’ve always wondered if your magnet implants caused mineral deposits. I know that seems strange, but I have heard that cows are fed magnets in order to draw all the bad magnetic stuff they eat into one area. (I don’t know if that is true- I haven’t asked a farmer yet)

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  2. beardyface wrote:

    To P7TMS: Yes, they do. It’s usually referred to as “Hardware Disease”. If an animal is doing poorly for no apparent reason, you can feed them a powerful magnet, on the theory that any metal the ingested that is irritating them will stick to it and be passed. Just in case you actually wanted to know :)

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 10:44 am | Permalink
  3. Elizabeth wrote:

    Why would you go to a magic shop? You are a magic emporium. But seriously, whyyyyyyy? I find magical things all around, as a daily occurance almost and find it so neat when they prove applicable, eventually.

    Anyway, at a magic shop it denotes a lack of faith that the guy was so surprised.

    Sunday, September 7, 2008 at 12:13 pm | Permalink
  4. Nicole wrote:

    Joan is right- You’re just a big kid!

    When I was little I went to circus camp down in Queens Quay harbourfront. A guy from Cirque de soleil taught me how to walk a tight rope. Neato!

    Monday, September 8, 2008 at 9:06 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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