A few weeks ago my friend Dan Jimenez (Who’s been fighting cancer for the past year) called & asked if I could perform Magic at an event for the helpful staff of City of Hope as a thank you for all the strength and support they gave him throughout his fight. How could I refuse someone with so much charisma and a willingness to give back to his fellow (wo)man. When I walked in with on my props I saw Porto’s Bakery boxes, Stonefire Grill food laid out and someone from ABC7 News with a camera. He introduced me to a few other survivors and a very humble staff. Not only that but I was surprised to see my good friend Sal Rodriguez also there to Emcee the whole thing. Later that day I was told we were on the 6 Oclock news, but I didn’t get a chance to see it. No worries. Just happy to be a part of something so heartfelt. Thanks again to Dan and his entire family for being so welcoming and sharing their inspirational story.
Sometimes I wonder what my place in the universe is. It happens everytime I walk out of my car & step into a room full of people I was hired to entertain for an hour. These are people who walked into that party for a different reason. Wether it’s a company dinner or a parents anniversary, they’ll glance at me for a second then continue to scan the room. Quite often they’ll show some interest when I approach them. That’s why It’s up to me to make a good first impression before I go into a routine. A quick introduction & a witty joke always breaks the ice. 5 minutes later I’ll walk away from that group and see the change in the mood. The disbelief, intrigue and laughter they project is my addiction. Then onto the next group. After an hour I’ll walk over to the host, say thank you and good night. As I walk out of the venue, people usually wave goodbye. I know what my place in the universe is, at least for now. I’m the Ice Breaker.
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