I used to juggle all the time. I learned when I was 11 and by the time I was out of high school I was pretty good. In HS everyone knew me–if not by name, then at least as “that girl in the top hat and tails coat who juggles at lunch every day”…
But once I was out of high school, I just stopped doing it. I don’t know why.
Periodically in the years since I’ve picked up objects and tried to juggle them, only to be depressed at how rusty I have gotten.
So a couple of months ago I decided to get back into it. I made some juggling balls with rice and balloons, and made some clubs out of newspaper and duct tape. But I didn’t really use them.
So there is a local juggling club, the Fairfax Jugglers, that I have been threatening to attend for at least 6 months…
…and last night I finally got off my duff and went! I am so proud of me! I had a lot of fun. There were only 5 people there–they say there are usually closer to 10–but they were all very friendly and I had a really good time.
I’m going to start going every week [next week they don’t meet] and hopefully I’ll catch up to my old skill and surpass it soon.
I have a couple of movie clips:
3 rings (me) – these were really nice–they’re fat rings that don’t slice your thumbs off when you catch them! One of the other guys let me use them. mills mess (me) – this pattern is coming back to me, slowly but surely. 5 clubs (Scott) --this guy Scott is really good! 7 balls (Scott) – wow! (The most I can do is 4, and I do that very poorly.)
So who else here juggles?