It’s time for the annual DKers’ Christmas Letter. 2015 has been another busy year for us. We started off the year the way we always do with the HMS Winter Carnival. This year we premiered our Hats vs. Frisbee routine at HMS. Like all our routines it started out a little rough, but now after a year of doing it, I think we have finally figured it out.
Speaking of premiers, the big premier of our new show was later in January. The premier was a big success, 234 people braved the winter weather to come out and see Prodigal Fun. Also, the gold juggling balls I ordered 2 years earlier for Midas Touch finally arrived the week before the show! In addition to the show, we also started selling our T-shirts that night. Over the course of the year we have raised enough money for a month 's worth of milk for 140 children.
We went to The Poconos Juggling festival. We had a great time despite the fact we were unable to win any of the competitions. We learned a new trick at an Acro-balancing workshop called the flag. We have performed a short version as an introduction for some of our shows and have planned out a more complete version for next year. Our other practicing achievements this year were juggling five big balls and 8 clubs. Hopefully these things will be ready for next year.
We performed 35 shows this year. That is not quite as many as the previous two years, but we have started performing more solo shows. I structured mine like a game show, and I’m not sure what Darren did since he always conveniently forgets to film them.
For the first time since 2012, I won the D vs. K Showdown on the 4th of July. I have posted the video evidence of this HERE. Maybe by next year I will figure out a better way to edit videos on my computer. Anyway, I have already begun planning my championship defense for next year. The three rounds for next year are: devilsticks, magic, and something new.
We had a lovely article written about us in the Reading Eagle. I need to ask and see if it would be alright with them if we posted it on the site. It’s probably time to update our bios and the interview from 2009.
We ended the year off with a new 10 days of Christmas routine. However we broke our streak of one non juggling DKer project per year. 2010: business cards, 2011: website, 2012: brochure, 2013: trailer 2014: t-shirts, 2015: nothing
Briefly on to personal stuff, Darren got engaged, I bought a house, and my wife and I are expecting a baby next year. I know my dad will make fun of the fact that I spent longer talking about the Pocono Juggling Fest than I did talking about my baby. I maintain that this site should mostly be about juggling and have decided to make a tradition of cramming all the personal stuff in to a sentence at the end of our Christmas Letter.
The K in the DKers