I kicked off this month by auditioning for America’s Got Talent. There were lots of contestants with various talents, so we’ll see if they call me back. I was thinking the other day about how I’ve opened for some of the biggest names in show business. I’ve opened for Santa Claus, Elvis (look-alikes), the Easter Bunny (who recently upstaged me at an event) and now Jay Leno. Mr. Leno and I were hired to entertain at the Collin County Children’s Advocacy Center’s big charity event that has now raised about $2 million.
I performed at Southfork Ranch for the Texas Football Association. I flew to Lubbock and then drove to Portales, New Mexico where I entertained the international students and their professors at Eastern New Mexico University. I’ve performed at the Rough Rider baseball stadium in Frisco a couple of times this month. I drove to Franklin, TX where I entertained the Texas Angus Association on the impressive 11,000 acre Camp Cooley Ranch. And I did a couple of shows for Toll Brothers home builders where I actually stood in a framed home with no walls to entertain potential buyers and the residents of the new community at Twin Creeks in Allen, TX.
I turned 37 this month which means that I have been performing my magic for 21 years now. People always ask me, “So what do you do for a living?” I don’t think it is an insult. I believe that is hard for people to fathom that one can actually make a living doing something like magic. Sometimes I have a hard time believing it too. I know that I am lucky to be doing what I love for a living. Life flies by in an instant so I recommend everyone follow their heart’s desire.