Friday, January 05, 2007

New Year's News and Notes

It's Friday! For me, the work week has already ended as I just completed my Friday watch at 6:30 am. One week down, fifty-one more to go! How are all of those NY Resolutions going?

They say (and I still don't know who "they" are) that 86% of all NY resolutions are weight/health related. They also say that by the end of the month, 25% of us have abandoned them; 30% by mid February. I will say that I'm still working on the weight thing. I'm eating better (for the most part) and moving more. Some times I have a difficult time with the E word and alot of the time, I wouldn't go so far as to call what I do exercise. In any case, it's either drop some weight or spend the money for a new wardrobe.

As of today, I'm also still up-to-date on my Bible reading. (I know, "Big deal, Mr. Committed. It's only five days!") Still, keeping up is way better than catching up!

And I have a new magic effect that I like. In reality, it's not well suited to what I normally do and I'm not a big fan of packet card effects. But I could see it as an ice breaker or a transition effect from magic to mentalism. It's the "Resistance is Futile" that I mentioned in a previous post. I hope that I get an opportunity to show it off in the coming days. I really do want to purposefully work on adding some new effects this year. In Jim Steinmeyer's book, The Magic of Alan Wakeling, Wakeling talks about building a show that starts with a great opener and keeps getting better right up to he closing effect. The next year, he would move the closing effect to the opener and build from there! Wow!

I'm adding a Coming Events block to the right side of the page. If you're going to be in the area of an event, let me know. I'd enjoy meeting anybody that spends a few of their moments reading this stuff!

'Til next time,
John

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hey, we don't live all that far from each other (and my wife's parents are in far NW Arkansas), so who knows...

vb

John said...

That would be grand! I look forward to meeting you sometime.