A PROMISING YEAR

I don’t know about you, but I am sure looking forward to 2015! Wishing you all health, happiness, and a year full of magical times!

MEMORIES

What’s your favorite childhood Holiday memory? Was it waking up every year at the crack of dawn on Christmas morning and running downstairs to open up what seemed to be an endless array of presents? Was it simply being lucky enough to be around friends and family enjoying great food, great times, with great people? What made the Holidays so magical for you as a youngster? Please feel free to share as I would love to hear your thoughts on what you think makes this time of year so  “magical?”

‘ TIS THE SEASON

   The Holiday Season always puts a smile on my face. You have to be quite the cynic not to love this time of year. The sights, sounds, and smells are very intoxicating. There is nothing quite as magical as seeing children’s eyes light up when they see Santa and their presents. Who doesn’t love presents!? In addition to all of this, there are parties. Lots of parties. Parties, where fortunately for me, I get paid to attend to be the center of attention and entertain. This past week, I had the pleasure of doing two relatively intimate ones where the people were simply a delight to perform for. To be frank, you never know what kind of atmosphere you are going to be walking into. I refer to this as ” The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly ” side of my profession.  
 
    Audiences are as unpredictable as Life itself. You get the ones who think you will try to embarrass them so as a result, they try to embarrass you first. They become defensive and at times belligerent. Naturally, they are no fun to perform for – no matter how much you get paid! Luckily for me, both parties this past week were very gracious and open to sincerely having some fun! When my audience has fun, I have fun. It’s no different for any other performer. Furthermore, it allows me to open up my bag of gems, which in truth, need to be subtlety finessed into every working situation. I can’t explain it nor can I teach it but you just know as a performer what to perform and to whom. When I placed playing cards down in front of guest after guest and told them to simply think of one the look of pure utter astonishment on their faces when they turned over those cards were priceless. I consider myself very lucky to be able to do what I do. Happy Holidays everybody! 

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