Circus Vargas and the Magic of it All

There are a million wonderful things about the summer, but one of the best for many of is the annual visit from the circus. Growing up I had a special attachment to the big top. My uncle was the ringmaster for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus and so the annual circus trip was a large family affair that included running around after the show with the clowns and trapeze artists and legends of the circus like Gunther Gabel Williams.
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Pictures

Most of you on Facebook may have noticed the retro thing going on with people’s profile pictures. Well considering how many dozens photo albums and picture boxes I have stocked full of millions of pictures, I thought it would be fun to pull out some old pictures, scan them and then tag all my old school friends. But instead I ended up spending an entire evening pouring through every single photo album and photo box I own.

I have pictures that of course begin with me as a baby, my childhood, teen years and into the years my husband and I were dating, our wedding and of course there were tons of both pregnancies and the kids all the way through now. My mind is kind of racing full of all the memories. It’s so weird to look back and see how much I’ve grown and changed. And even weirder to see how much the kids have grown and changed. I swear it was just yesterday that they were born. Then again I would’ve sworn that it was only yesterday that I got married or graduated high school…

There were so many pictures that just took me back. Friends and family that have long since passed away, friends that are still in my life today. So many people and so many memories.

Nothing puts your life into a sharper focus then looking back over your life in pictures. It reminds you of where you come from and who you are. It also reminded me of just how fast my babies are growing and that I should take time to slow down and smell the roses with them more often.

My dad took this picture when I was in elementary school. He told me to picture the woman I’d be when I was 30 and to say hi to that woman. And now here I am, 32, looking at that same picture, saying hi back to that girl I once was.

I never did scan any pictures and upload them to Facebook. Maybe tomorrow…

Bargain Books & Cosmic Tales From JamsBio

So today we went to a book sale over at the library, and bought a bagload of stuff for a whopping $5!! Man I love that. We got some cool stuff but my score was a sweet hard copy first edition of The DaVinci Code! 50 cents! Everytime I’ve read it, I’ve had to borrow it. Yay! I also got Angels & Demons for 10 cents! Haven’t read it yet, but have wanted to ever since the first time I read DaVinci Code. Score. I love book sales.


So over at my new internet hang-out, JamsBio there have been some strange happenings. On Thursday I got a comment on a memory I wrote about my big brother. I went to read it and can you believe, it was an old girlfriend of his from YEARS ago. A friend told her about JamsBio months ago and she was finally checking it out, she clicked on a tag marked brothers and read my story. It wasn’t until she got to the end that she saw the picture of me and my brother. Strange enough? It gets better, the picture I just happened to choose, of all the 30 years of pictures I have of me and my brother, was a picture taken while she was right there! Still not spooked? Well it gets better, we were just talking about this old girlfriend not two weeks ago, because I now live in the same house that she grew up in… Wait, there’s more. So after a couple of days of talking with her via myspace, I finally decide to call big brother and tell him. What does he tell me before I can even get the story out? That he had just sat down to read the story I wrote about him. Another 5 minutes and he would have seen the message she left for himself… So what’s to come of this strange cosmic happening? I don’t know yet, but I highly suggest you all get your butts over to JamsBio and see what cosmic things transpire for you…
By the by, my sister has ventured onto JamsBio as well so check it out, Candice’s JamsBio.
Once you are on leave me a comment and let me know so I can add you to my favorites.

Also, who has seen Rock The Cradle? It’s on MTV and is American Idol meets one of those E! THS about children of rockstars. I found it strangely addictive. I think I’m in lust with Dee Schneider’s son. Olivia Newton John’s daughter is a little green, but really haunting. I mean in a good way. She did Never Tear Us Apart by INXS, and wow.  It was haunting. Not the best singer of the group, but something stuck with me about the performance. I’m intrigued to see what she and the rest of them do next…

Bargain Books & Cosmic Tales From JamsBio

So today we went to a book sale over at the library, and bought a bagload of stuff for a whopping $5!! Man I love that. We got some cool stuff but my score was a sweet hard copy first edition of The DaVinci Code! 50 cents! Everytime I’ve read it, I’ve had to borrow it. Yay! I also got Angels & Demons for 10 cents! Haven’t read it yet, but have wanted to ever since the first time I read DaVinci Code. Score. I love book sales.


So over at my new internet hang-out, JamsBio there have been some strange happenings. On Thursday I got a comment on a memory I wrote about my big brother. I went to read it and can you believe, it was an old girlfriend of his from YEARS ago. A friend told her about JamsBio months ago and she was finally checking it out, she clicked on a tag marked brothers and read my story. It wasn’t until she got to the end that she saw the picture of me and my brother. Strange enough? It gets better, the picture I just happened to choose, of all the 30 years of pictures I have of me and my brother, was a picture taken while she was right there! Still not spooked? Well it gets better, we were just talking about this old girlfriend not two weeks ago, because I now live in the same house that she grew up in… Wait, there’s more. So after a couple of days of talking with her via myspace, I finally decide to call big brother and tell him. What does he tell me before I can even get the story out? That he had just sat down to read the story I wrote about him. Another 5 minutes and he would have seen the message she left for himself… So what’s to come of this strange cosmic happening? I don’t know yet, but I highly suggest you all get your butts over to JamsBio and see what cosmic things transpire for you…
By the by, my sister has ventured onto JamsBio as well so check it out, Candice’s JamsBio.
Once you are on leave me a comment and let me know so I can add you to my favorites.

Also, who has seen Rock The Cradle? It’s on MTV and is American Idol meets one of those E! THS about children of rockstars. I found it strangely addictive. I think I’m in lust with Dee Schneider’s son. Olivia Newton John’s daughter is a little green, but really haunting. I mean in a good way. She did Never Tear Us Apart by INXS, and wow.  It was haunting. Not the best singer of the group, but something stuck with me about the performance. I’m intrigued to see what she and the rest of them do next…