Hello once again. It is time for the yearly recap. We made it through the year, but I don't feel like we have much new to report. We did the exact same number of shows as we did last year, 27. The two notable new shows that I can think of are Oregon Dairy's Warehouse Theatre and Corn Cob Acres. Corn Cob Acres had us for two shows this year, so it seems like between them, Weaver's, and Cherry Crest our fall weekends are going to be filling up fast going forward. While our new costumes, logo, and "ers" flag all made their debuts near the end of last year, this was the year that we really started using them. Similarly, my ukulele song, "I Like to Juggle Just Two," was written last year, but this year we started actually doing in the show. The goal was to make a music video with audio good enough to be played on Kid's Cookie Break. Though various things went wrong on the day of filming, we did film it, and I think I'll be able to put together a music video from the clips sometime in the next month or two. The one truly new thing from this year is that we now have ...
a DKers tablecloth!!
We did not do a D vs K this year, but fortunately my son Everett was willing to fill the void and challenged me to a couple of rounds of E vs K. I think my main take away from these was that guessing game type routines worked really well. I don't know if these would work in a big setting or only for audiences of less than ten people. We do have a couple of new things we're working on for the future. We are trying to put Darren's four cigar box tricks in the show. Right now, the idea is to combine them with a magic trick, so he will be using playing cards just like he does for three cigar boxes. Also, we started learning some club replacement tricks at the Pocono Juggling Fest. We have about six new tricks, hopefully we'll come up with a few more and start working on a routine soon. Finally, I wrote an outline for a potential new show. Darren has read it and has said neither yes nor no.
After three years, Darren has finally finished building his upstairs closet (no one really cares if a closet has trim, right?). My wife and I had our fourth child Lucy May.
The K in the DKers