Monday, March 29, 2010

All eyes on me in the center of the ring...

We went to the circus tonight. Libby took the roomies for our Christmas present. I think I went to the circus once when I was a kid, but I don't really remember. It was, weird. Don't get me wrong, there were a lot of really cool things and I had a great time and we had some hilarious commentary. It was a lot of fun. But I just kept saying over and over, "That is so weird!" There were, like, miniature ponies. I know ponies are miniature horses, but these were like miniature miniature horses. And did you know you can train llamas? They can do tricks. And I wouldn't consider myself an animal rights activist by any means, but I have to admit I was sad for the animals. I just felt sad for them having to perform. I don't know, do they like it? Are they having fun? I don't know. I sort of think I'm against it. I mean it's one thing to make them hang out in a zoo where they're just doing their own thing, or even train them to be tame enough to let you take a photo with them or something, but to perform tricks with crazy flashing lights, a booming voice over a loudspeaker and screaming kids? Ehhhh. Aaaaaand, when the tiger tamer was in the cage with eight tigers I sort of wanted them to attack him. I mean, what business does this idiot have being in a cage with eight wild animals like that anyway? Leave em be I say.
Anyway, interesting experience, going to the circus.

6 comments:

Jamie said...

wow, i've never thought about it that way. but now i always will!

Katie McNeil said...

funny... i kind of wanted to go but when i thought more about it it made me sad too! that elephant walk thing they do in the city makes me a little depressed too. weird that society has come so far in so many ways but archaic stuff like this still exists.

Elise said...

hmmm...I'm on the fence about the circus. Never been. Not sure if I want to go. Could be kind of cool (do they have trapeze guys & tightrope walkers? That would be want I would like). Could be kind of weird (bearded lady, tiny animals).

maggie said...

Agree. Not a fan of the circus, I never was.

Candice said...

I agree! (As you probably would have guessed.) I've never been to the circus but I think it would make me sad, too. It's gotta be a stressful environment, being forced to perform with the loud voices, bright lights, and tons of people.
By the way, thanks for all your comments on my blog. I always love your perspective and love to read them!

Steve and Rebecca said...

The kids and I saw a free "preview" show last week of Circus Vargus. It was in Temecula last weekend. I feel the same way about people and things being weird.