February 18, 2012

Warning: Do not try this at home ! !

I have always been amazed by performers that eat fire and swallow swords.
I find my self wondering... how are they doing that?
And I wonder ... do they ever burn themselves?   Especially when they are learning the routine.
Are these performers brave and courageous or would you call them daredevils?
Is this considered a talent or is it a sport?
Anyway, thought I'd share the following with my friends in blogger land.

~ From a recent performance at the 'Flying Monkey' in Huntsville Alabama.~

Rosewood, Fire, and Steel combines classical guitar with the ancient art of sword-swallowing, dance, and fire-eating for a performance that is both musically and visually thrilling.
The duo teams up guitarist Phil Weaver with Patricia Forrest, who has an extensive background in dance and musical theater. She was a member of the Huntsville Ballet Company and danced in the Nutcracker as well as other ballets. She is a member of the Sword Swallower's Association International, a very exclusive group of only a few dozen members worldwide.

Have a super great weekend ! 
gloW    ♫


February 16, 2012

Ways to Spot a Mother on a Date

1.  She immediately moves all salt, pepper and sugar packets out of arm's reach.

2.  She reaches in her purse, pulls out a baggy of Teddy Grahams and offers them to her husband as a pre-dinner appetizer.

3.  She gives her order to waiter in baby talk.  "Is the pasta that twisty around and around kind, or the itty-bitty baby snail shell kind?  Because the twisty around and around kind tastes really yucky."

4.  She stands up and tucks her husband's  napkin under his chin.  Then she returns to her seat, folds  her napkin into the shape of a diaper and lays it in her lap.

5.  Before leaving the restaurant, she asks her husband,  "Are you sure you don't need to go to the potty?  It's a thirty-minute  drive home now"

February 4, 2012

Downtown San Antonio Cattle Drive!

Approximately 38,000 people turned out to watch this morning as eight drovers wrestled about 30 Texas Longhorns through the streets in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio. 

Each year the cattle drive serves as the kickoff for the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo which will begin this coming Thursday.    Yee Haw  !

Photo credits: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News

Photo credits: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News
Photo credits: Kin Man Hui, San Antonio Express-News

February 2, 2012

Texas Meteor

I didn't see it,  but lots of others did. 

Many people also said they heard what sounded like a sonic boom (or booms) associated with the fireball, which was apparently witnessed all the way from San Antonio to Oklahoma City.

Fascinating ? 
OR  .... Scarry ?   
What do you think?