Saturday, February 09, 2008

Sat. Night

Feeling fine, Saturday night. Made some cash, filled up my tank, got drunk and stoned. Fuck it, tell it like it is. I get a buzz on, know what I’m saying? Right on.

It’s amazing I make a living at all. Too hot to nude sunbathe today if you can believe that. close to 80 degrees in February. I got a woman who loves me for who I am. Cigars, refer, a day bed out back and Polly. . . life is good.

Amy Winehouse - "Rehab" Live on David Letterman

Super Bowl Party

Tom Frank, originally uploaded by Dai Vernon.

Busker du Jour

, originally uploaded by Dai Vernon.

Vegas pt. 2

Vegas rocked. Had great time at the MGM with my homies. Sushi, Lobster, Steak, Crown Royal, Fine Cigars and all the excitement that a town like Vegas breeds 24 hours a day.

4 days of fun in the sun. Polly had a good time in Dallas. We missed each other and were glad to get back into our routine of rest and relaxation back at home. Sounds like the writers strike might be coming to a close, so she might be going back to work.

Vegas highlights: Getting to see my good friends from back home. 3 Weinstein’s and a Waxler, throw in a pinch of Farley, Sheldon & Ostrow some other cats: Murray, Lawrence and Arthur that had what appeared to me unlimited funds to gamble with. It’s a different world.

One of my desires in this trip was to try and get into the head of a gambler. . . and these guys are. . . trust me. . . they got serious game. They gamble at least 15 hours a day, going on little sleep. They battle the night away sometimes having to leave with a small victory, or a painful beating or a big win. Ya just don't know. Luck of the draw. Apparently there is some sort of discipline involved with regard to knowing when to up your game and wen to back down. From where I sit at the bar with cigar smoke swirling around my head. . . it all looks like a crap shoot.

RFB Baby! Room, Food & Beverage all you got to do is win or loose thousands.

The VIP Super Bowl Party was a hoot. Great game on a great screen.

What can I say, it was a swell time. I didn’t eat too much, I didn’t drink too much. . . hell, I might be turning into a grown up!!!???

Another highlight was seeing a Cirque de Solie show called KA, another comp from our host. Check out this clip.

Can't say that I've ever seen a show like this before! Entertaining, exciting, strange and downright COOL!

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Palms II, originally uploaded by el daverino.

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Blog du Jour • Raffaele De Ritis' Novelties and Wonders

I spend a lot of time reading various blogs. I must have at least 50 blogs loaded into my RSS Feed Reader. Here's one I find very interesting. It's not a magic blog, but it sure is interesting. It's called "Raffaele De Ritis' Novelties and Wonders" and you can visit the site by Clicking HERE.

Here's one of the performers he profiles in a recent blog post.

In my "In Box" • The Powers That Be


I just received another complaint that you have been smoking in your performance area . The Store Managers was very upset because the cigar smoke goes into their store. Hilltop operations got many calls and they sent out various emails that got back to me.

This issue needs to be resolved, I have asked you once before not to smoke in the performance area. Please review the street performer handbook you will also see it says there.

Please be aware as the third time of notice I will have to suspend you for the month .

Thank You

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Larry Pringle Video • Click Here

Good memories of my old pal and mentor Larry Pringle. Hanging out at Haines House of Cards every Saturday afternoon. Those were the days! Enjoy the video

Larry Pringle Video • Click Here

What happens in Vegas. . . I can't remember

, originally uploaded by Dai Vernon.

Just got back from 5 days and 4 nights in the Sin City. Had a great time partying with my friends from Cincinnati. They were all in to gamble, party and bet on the Super Bowl.

Busker du Jour • Guess Who?

Magician, originally uploaded by suzanb1964.