This is a big, hairy deal.
We've been doing this show just shy of 3 years now. We did two successful tours in North Carolina and through hard work and coincidence we landed a deal with a great theater in a rather large tourist town.
Again, this is a big, hairy deal.
This whole situation has been pretty nutty for me. For starters, I was about to quit show business and get a job doing something else. Like many people, the current economic situation was killing me and I was sick of having to supplement my income bouncing from one job to another. But as tired as I was, the idea of quitting didn't sit well with me or my wife. Performing is just what I do, it makes me happy and it's the only thing I'm actually good at.
Obviously I didn't quit because I'm writing this at the Iris Theater in-between helping with the remodel and wearing a work shirt from one of the worst jobs I ever had. I don't want to tell you what this job was or why it was so bad but I will tell you it's a nice shirt. I was required to buy it and it cost me about 4 hours of income but it's nice.
Coincidently it's the same shirt I was wearing when Chris called me and pitched the idea for Impossibilities while I was on a lunch break.
I'm not sure where I'm going with all this. I'm sure some of you will probably be angry because you think I'm being disrespectful to people that work low-wage jobs (the only people I judge based on job are politicians and network marketers, neither of which is actually a job) I'm sure some of you are expecting some jive, Tony Robbins B.S. or something about dream boards or whatever. Maybe some empty words about following your dreams and believing in yourself. Blah, blah, blah...
I guess where I'm going with this is that I feel very grateful to be in the situation I'm in right now. Sure, I worked hard for it but I'm also very lucky. Lucky to have a wicked smart business and performing partner that knows how to do stuff I can't do, lucky that I can do stuff he can't do. Lucky to have a super supportive wife and family. Lucky I'm too stupid to notice when people aren't supportive or want me to fail. Lucky there are people who really like and support the show. Blah, blah, blah...
Let's hope I don't screw it up.
PS: Houdini was about to quit show business when he got what ended up being his big break. So feel free to tell people I'm like Houdini.