Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Fack Dinamit

The title of this post refers to my children's truly entertaining Christmas Wish Lists this year. They've been working on them for the last month or so, without any help from me or Greg. (although I think that Isa's was really written by Ayla). Here goes:

Baz’s Christmas List 2009

Merlin and the dragons book

Rock star Guitar

Toy dragon


Work desk

Toy knight

Blue \red litsaver


Picsher album

Bow and arows


Relel I phon that works

Dinosar bones

Fack dinamit

(lego star wars)darth vader`s ship

Ayla’s Christmas List 2009


A Guitar

A Cinderella Doll

A Snow WhiteDoll

A Clifford Doll

A Fancy Nancy Doll

A Tinkerbell Doll

A Real Phone

A Jack Doll

A Annie Doll

And A Peanut Doll

A Sleeping Beauty Doll

A Pocahontas Doll

And Sleepy Grumpy Happy Doc Dopey Sneezy And Bashful Doll A Pinocchio Doll A Thumper Doll A Bambi Doll A Ariel Doll A Eric Doll A King Triton Doll A Fiuonder Doll A Ursula Doll A Flotsam And Jetsam Doll A Dora Doll A george And Martha Doll A Henry And Mudge Doll A Ramona Doll A Mulan Doll A Jasmine Doll A Aladdin Doll A Cumputer A Violet Doll

Isa’s Christmas List 2009

A Doll A Pinocchio Doll


Greg is in his second week of Cirque rehearsals. The artistic director finally arrived and has started "staging", working with the artists individually to fill them in on what they're doing in the show. Greg wasn't happy because, a 1/2 hour before his "staging" time, they adjusted his cone setup in a different way than he's worked with it before, so it was hard for him to present to the director.

He's also having some problems with expenses being greater than he expected. He is earning a low salary during the rehearsal period, but assumed he could live cheap, eating in the cafeteria and saving his earnings for weekend trips home. But the travel home has turned out to be costly - flights and rental cars, though short distances, have all kinds of surcharges for traveling across an international border. And it turns out that the cafe food at Cirque headquarters is not free for artists during the rehearsal period. And public transit does not seem to be easily accessible.

The good news is, he's coming home - very briefly - this week. He'll make an appearance at the house for a couple of hours on Thursday and a couple of hours on Sunday, en route to a performing gig in West Virginia. I am looking forward to seeing him, and sending him back to Montreal with hats and mittens and scarves.

1 comment:

  1. http://storeforknowledge.com/Dig-a-Dino-Triceratops-P4332C188.aspx?UserID=19738829&SessionID=2smJjHQ5QSSWli4piYmE

    Im not sure if he is quite old enough for this... but these sorts of kits are pretty fun.. its basically a block with a dinosaur inside that you dig out