Closing Act

Dear Readers,

For the last three hours, I’ve been trying to write one of those fancy year in review posts. I can’t do it. It’s too hard. I’m a better writer after midnight, when the lights are out and I’m half asleep.

That being said, I want to take this opportunity to thank all of you for reading my blog. I never imagined having an audience full of so many characters. This blog is like a circus and each one of you are a critical act in the show. I love it.

Seriously though – your encouragement, honesty, and friendship means everything to me. Writing is easier because of all of you. I look forward to continuing to make you think, laugh, cry, and yell at me over never having eaten a taco.

If I ever find out that any of you have betrayed me, I will track you down in a comments section when you least expect it and serenade you with some Kelly Clarkson and/or Adele lyrics until I have successfully guilted you back into my circle circus.

Don’t test me.

To the readers who have yet to discover my blog, I shall welcome you with open arms, a juice box, and a bag of chips. You can choose the flavours.

Have a safe and happy New Year, and I’ll see you all back here in 2018!

Your Favourite Blogger,


P.S. Feel free to let others know what your circus act/skill is in the comments section below.

About Paul

I think of my blog as an all-you-can-read buffet. There's something for everyone and complimentary mints at the door as you leave.
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83 Responses to Closing Act

  1. Happy new years, Paul!

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Juggling 😜

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  3. nickc324 says:

    Happy New Year to you, too, and thanks for your posts! They are always fun and entertaining. Here’s to a great 2018.

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  4. Squid says:

    If you sing or play a song for me, I’ll figure it out on the recorder in 5 mins flat. Or the piano. The piano is way easier but the recorder is much more unique. Some of my recorder favs are Livin On A Prayer and Ride (by Twenty-One Pilots).
    Paul, seriously, your blog is the blog I look most forward to posts from, outside of my real life friends with blogs. Also I think I’ve followed you the longest except for them… #groupieandproud
    It’s been a fantastic year! Never stop being yourself cause you’re fantastic. πŸ™‚

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  5. Tanushka says:

    Happy new year! My skill is to be that annoying girl in my friend circle who never stops about ‘this huge blogger liked my post once’ and here in your circus, it’s trying to be witty but realizing halfw

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  6. Wow Paul, I almost want to betray you because I love Kelly Clarkson and Adele!! I don’t have a circus act😭😭 I can jump rope really good though! Does that help with anything??

    Happy new year!!

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  7. Happy 2018 Paul! May it be filled with peace & happiness! 😊

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  8. m4gical says:

    Happy new year Paul! I have also been trying to put together the same kind of post but it’s just not happening. My circus act would be the one who gets tangled up in all of the rope/fabric because that’s just who I am x x

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    • Paul says:

      Happy New Year! Hahah that’s perfect! We can put you on a tight rope and then have you fall (gracefully) with a bungee cord. It’ll give the crowd a little jolt of fear but you’ll be fine!

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  9. Lynni says:

    Can’t wait to see what you do in 2018! 😊

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  10. Happy that i ran into your blog in late 2017, you’re an awesome humble spirit Paul, god bless the circus :3

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  11. micqu says:

    Happy new year. I don’t have a circus act… I am a circus act. πŸ˜‹ Looking forward to your next posts. xx

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  12. Rea says:

    I am slightly offended that I have not received a juice box and a bag of chips. Where is my juice box Paul?! I need to be hydrated.

    I’m the cotton candy vendor at the circus. I also sell Dr. Pepper, but apparently it tastes like prune juice to my friends. I like it so I sell it.

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  13. Ariel Lynn says:

    Can I unfollow & refollow you to get some chips? I’d lick my own elbow for some nacho cheese Doritos.

    Also, that happens to be my circus act. Don’t let anyone tell you it’s not possible – ya just gotta be flexible enough & have a long enough tongue. πŸ˜›

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  14. Thanks, Paul! Thank you for the smiles and humor–so good for people like me who missed out on the funny gene! I only wish I’d discovered blogging sooner! I mean who gets to be called a circus act anywhere else? –let’s see I wish I was one of the glorious clowns, Yes! but I am not that funny or defined..Maybe I can be a ringmaster– describing the high flyers– looking for the perfect words…Happiest of New Years to a wonderful blog mate!

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    • Paul says:

      Your gimmick could be that you’re a clown in training and your attempts at jokes are intentionally bad, then the crowd will think its adorable and be on your side by the end of the show! Happy New Year to you and thanks for the kind words πŸ™‚

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  15. Smitha V says:

    Happy New Year Paul! Found your blog towards the last week of Dec. Does that count to receive the combo..chips and juice:)? Looking forward to reading more of your work in 2018. Not good at circus though. Too old for that I think.

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  16. Ann Coleman says:

    Happy New Year, Paul! And keep blogging, you’re very good at it!

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  17. Paul, I don’t think I’ve gone rogue or betrayed you yet, although, I do admit to occasionally looking over my shoulder for a man wearing plaid and serenading me with a rousing version of “Oh Canada” Still, with Taco Bell’s on nearly as many corners as Starbucks Coffee housesβ€”and your aversion to tacosβ€”I live in fear of running away from the circus (better known as The Captain’s Speech) without my ever having developed an act! So with blogging sawdust in my blood and a big top carved out of Canadian ice sculptures (not to mention a love for Paulo’s cooking extravaganzas) here I stay. Happy 2018! πŸ˜€

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  18. Ely says:

    HAPPY NEW YEAR PAUL!!!!! You are phenomenal. Not only are you a phenomenal writer but a phenomenal friend and person as well. I really REALLY love the word phenomenal and how it just kind of flips of the tongue like an Olympic gymnast- the landing? PEFECT- right smack in between two other words. I may as well just summersault it out there (I would’ve said throw it out there but that’s not very Olympic now is it?!) that I also LOVE the word shank. I know. It’s so violent. But it’s such a great word and Shawshank Redemption is on my top 5 favorite movies of ALL time. With that said. I think I’d like to be recruited as the WORD JUGGLER in this circus. It would be phenomenal. There would be shanks and gymnasts EVERYWHERE. Just. Perfect. Ok thanks! Again, thanks for being YOU, bud. (🀣🀣🀣)

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    • Ely says:

      Off*** not of*. Ugh. Am I the only one who autocorrects herself in a comments section?! Susan is rolling her eyes at me hold on. (Seriously Susan. I though we talked about it already. New year New Inner Conscience? Why are you still here? Can someone please get Jimmeny Cricket on the phone?! For fox sake…) ok sorry about that. Also. Jimmeny Cricket is Pinnochio’s inner conscience. If you do not know Pinnochio well. Sigh. I mean. Than my pun is like an outfit on a Friday night when you’ve been stood up- wasted. Ok I’m done here. Lol

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    • Paul says:

      Phenomenal is a phenomenal word. And it puts the entire face in motion when saying it. Try it. Say “phenomenal” out loud and tell me you didn’t blink your eyes as the “phe..” part was coming out of your mouth.
      (see, I can be weird too haha)
      Word Juggler! Yes! Can you also spin cake on a stick like those plate spinners do with plates? I think it’ll look great!
      Looking forward to a full year of blogging shenanigans with you!

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  19. Happy New Year Paul! My act would simply be my horrendous laugh! haha It was a pleasure to discover your blog. Please continue being your hilarious self!

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  20. If two of us circus people have the same act, will an epic battle ensue? I love it when an epic battle ensues.

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  21. Barb Knowles says:

    Dear Blog Son, I’m so proud of all you have accomplished this year. But here are a couple of things….1) I don’t really believe that you’ve never eaten a taco 2) I love Adele so watch it buddy
    3) I love that you write about such a variety of topics and 4) I’d like to put an order in for a weather-in-Canada and other misconceptions about your country.
    Love, Blog Mom

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  22. Angela says:

    Happy New Year Paul, can’t wait for another year of your posts..or circus acts ….Keep Being YOU -You are awesome πŸ™‚

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  23. Laura says:

    Late to the circus, but it’s knife throwing. Blindfolded. While surrounded by a ring of fire.

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  24. Jad says:

    Hey!! Where is my welcoming gift from a few months back?!
    I will have smokey bacon crisps thanks!!

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