San Diego,CA- Balboa Park So today Stephen Sloan aka Sleeveless the Magician and I did several shows. They were in for the most part what we expected from the Holiday Season. Although comedy is much funnier when it is colder. I find myself being hit harder by the cold these last two days than in the past. Yesterday it definitely affected the crowds attention span as gusts of wind went directly onto the crowd creating a little wind chill factor. Basically standing in one place for an extended period of time can not be that comfortable.
Two odd happenings today...
1. The last show of the day I could not find a volunteer for the trick. Which was only magnified by the fact that I I set up the trick. Normally when I know there is no finale I skip it and call it a show. It was weird because I had a sizable crowd, they were obviously having a good time and I had to bail. The only good thing about it was the fact that I was already exhausted and it was getting colder. It was just a strange way to end the day...
But wait there's more..
2. As the last crowd faded away I began picking up and noticed keys that were left in the crowd. These were not just rental keys but obvious "life" keys. you know house, car with an alarm, garage, storage etc. So as the lost and found was closed I waited....The other performers hung out for a while but they bailed and I just stalled the pick up with a little ukulele. My friend and fellow performer Randall found me though and we talked for a while.
Finally... she appeared the woman with the missing keys. Apparently they had parked far away though so it took a while for them to realize that they had lst them and came back.
She was grateful that I had waited and we talked for a while about the adjusting house market seemingly coming back to normal after the bubble as she was in Real Estate
That being said. I had every intention of doing a little work tonight but even as I type my fingers are hurting. lol. We'll see how far I get this post is a good step