Friday, April 5, 2013

Friday Stir Fry - Three Ring Circus

High on life


Love this picture! How many of us feel that way, balancing on a high wire, just trying to get to a safe place?

The circus is coming to town this weekend and that brings up a bunch of similes. Life is a three ring circus, or a balancing act, or funnier than a mini car full of clowns or I feel like a caged tiger. I'm sure there's more, my weary brain just can't think of them right now.
tiger
Why is my brain weary? Work is one reason. It's Friday and it's been a hard week at work. Our computer system was down for two days. Man, without that, there just isn't much you can do. You can't look things up, or print letters or schedules. I even gave up answering the phone because I couldn't look up answers to the questions. And our clients have lots of questions and they don't take the word 'no' easily. So, I've spent the rest of this week in catch up mode.

And, as I noted last week, I am participating in CampNaNoWriMo. My daily word goal is low - only 679, but that has been tough this week. I managed until last night when my tired brain just would not generate any words. The circus was over, packing up and leaving town. I'm hoping I can get my energy back this weekend and whip my word count into shape before it eats me alive.

Do you have any comparisons between life and the circus you want to share?



13 comments:

  1. NaNo is kind of like the guy on the motorcycle zooming around in the ball. You never know when you're gonna crash, or if you're going to pull that stunt off.

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  2. Juggling, and I just know I'm going to drop a plate. (forget to do something important that I forgot to make a post-it note about)
    Life is also full of change. The circus moving from the Shrine Mosque is a big change, and kind of sad.
    Enjoyed your post.
    Brenda

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    1. Juggling is a good one! Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  3. Life: sometimes I feel like a lion tamer who's lost her whip. :) And I used to so love the circus. And the cotton candy. The beautiful ladies on the horses and the ones who swung in the air on those long lines suspended from the tent ceiling. They were so graceful.Great post, Wanda.

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  4. I think life just says it all, Wanda. Too much to do, too little time.

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    1. But, we have to make time. Just like a circus is timeless, so are we. Thanks for reading and commenting.

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  5. I feel like the ringmaster yet no one else is where they are supposed to be. I say "Ladies and Gentlemen, please watch the center ring as the elephant lady does tricks on Jumbo the world's smartest animal." And when the spot light comes on it is the clowns all riding around on little bicycles.

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  6. Life would be a lot easier if we didn't have to worry about our day jobs!!

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  7. Hey, I'm not anonymous. I'm Chuck.

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