I kicked off the month by flying to Portland to do another Penguin magic expo. That same night I rode with Paul Richards and his wife Wendy into Seattle so we could do it all again the next morning. It was tiring, but lucrative and well worth it. I’ve lectured and sold things at my booth hundreds of times and I learn something each time.
Once home the next weekend I drove to Austin, Tx. That Friday night I dined with two of my favorite relatives, my cousins Rodger and Alex. They are always fun to hang out with. The following I hung out with my friend Brian Brushwood the host of Scam School. Brian rounded up his film crew and we proceeded to the Handlebar to film five episodes; look for those episodes over the next few months on YouTube. Afterwards we all went to a speakeasy called the Floppy Dish Repair Center. Brushwood knew the password to get us in and we had a couple of drinks before meeting up with my cousins at a restaurant called Moonshine with excellent menu items.
The next day I visited UMLAUF Sculpture garden. The garden and sculptures were very nice. I grabbed some grub from a food truck and went hiking. I drove back to Dallas that night after stopping at the Collin Street Bakery (home of the original fruitcake) for a little snack.
That Monday morning I drove to the headquarters of Dude Perfect in Frisco. I shot an episode with Tyler and Garrett where I taught Tyler some magic to help him put on a great show as a Hibachi chef. The Dude Perfect show features trick shots in sports and has over 17 million followers on YouTube. The five stars of the show are doing well. This show that I helped with is part of a series that will air on Nickelodean. Look for it in about one month. Set your DVR. It was a fun shoot with the guys and camera crew and I hope to return to work with them again.
Now that things have calmed down I have finished revising Bamboozlers 3 and just sent it off to have reprinted. Demand for it has been high since it’s not been available the past six months. I’m soon to run out of my Winning Spinning Nickels and have begun the process to have them back in stock. Each project takes time and money. I’m slowly compiling Bamboozlers 4 and hope to lay it out soon. My birthday is around the corner and I’ve learned that as you get older life only speeds up.