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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Two Questions Thursday: Things I've always wanted to do edition.

I am participating in Self Sagacity's Two Question Thursday for the first time in a long time. Here are my questions:

# 1 What have you always wanted to do, but never have done?

One of mine is go to the Ringling Brother's and Barnum Bailey Circus. I never have been. Sure, when I was a kid I was part of the audience at the Bozo Show. I even was one of those foolish kids who stood up thinking the arrow was pointing to them so they could play Bozo Buckets.
It was the kid next to me :(

I have even been to one of those travelling circuses that come to neighborhoods throughout the summer. But Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey. Those are they guys that do this

and this . . .

My wife and kids went a few years ago but I had to work.

Question # 2 What have you always wanted to do and did?

There are so many ways that I can answer that question. Tomorrow night I will be able to answer, going to the Ringling Brother's Barnum and Bailey Circus!

Yes, my dream is coming true tomorrow! Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, Feld Entertainment is proud to present. . . Starting tomorrow, November 3rd and ending November 13th, the circus will be at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Il. Then the circus rolls into Chicago proper November 16th through the 27th at the United Center. If you are in the Chicago area this month I hope you can make it! But wait, you say, the circus is expensive. Well here is a special offer that I can pass on to you. All weekday shows: 4 tickets for $44.00. weekend shows $4.00 off. Here's the skinny.

Until tomorrow night, my answer will have to be running to and hopping on a train as it is moving out the station. This is one of those scenes you see on so many movies, A River Runs Through It, and A League of Their Own, just to mention a few that start with A. I had always wanted to do it and when I lived in Russia, and used to travel from Khabarovsk to Birobidjan, I accomplished that goal on more than one occasion. I never missed the train, and that's good, cause missing a train was never a thing I always wanted to do.

Speaking of trains, did you know . . .

That The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® circus train that brings Fully Charged® to each city on tour has a total of 59 cars, and has a total length over a mile long?

and . . .

That The 59 cars on the Blue Unit Train include: 4 animal stock cars, 30 coaches for living, 2 concession storage cars, 19 flat bed equipment cars, 1 pie car (diner), 1 generator car, 1 shop car, and 1 auxiliary generator/shop car?

So that's it for me and my questions. I am looking forward to your answers. I'll be back on Friday to talk about our time at the circus. For more of this week's questions click here.


  1. Great price for the tickets! I have a couple of friends who are Ringling Bros. clowns, but I can't remember which circuit they're on. I worked with them at a circus camp. If you want to see an article about them, go here:


    There is a picture there of Dave in costume, so you can look for him. Have fun!

    Peace and Laughter!

  2. I would love to go see this show! I went to the circus as a kid, too, but not Ringling Bros. Perhaps, my answers can be the same as yours. Hee-hee! Okay, I'm cheating. But, my brain is a bit loopy after doing my exercising. I guess it's from the lack of oxygen. =D

  3. There are many things I wanted to do and haven't gotten around to them yet. But I have always wanted to travel to Egypt and be very adventurous. But I probably last a day.
    I think being a blogger is a great way to get to know ourselves. And I am very happy to get to know me - not in a conceded way here. But you don't know how long I went through life just doing things that I was told to do, and not having a clue of what "I" wanted to do. So I guess without realizing, I got to know myself through blogging on SS, and that is the best thing I have ever done, period. It is priceless when you know yourself. Thanks for asking. Smiles.


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