Tuesday, October 18, 2016

It's Magic




My best friend is beautiful. Stunningly beautiful. Of course she knows it and uses it to her advantage but she also sees the beauty in other people.

Men always flock around her. As I said she is beautiful. And she gets the special treatment that beautiful people often get. That is a handy asset for her and for the people with her.

At the same time my friend is not a shallow person. She is caring and giving and has a marvelous sense of humor.

My friend has two sisters who are also good friends. We all support each other the best we can.

Her younger sister had two sons. The oldest was in school and the school was having a carnival/fundraiser. We all went to spend as much money as we could.

There was a mildly famous magician who appeared on local television children's shows often. He was appearing at the event.

He noticed my friend in the audience (what a surprise) and called her up to assist him in doing some of his magic. I can attest to the fact that they did not know each other.

He performed a lot of standard magic tricks to amaze and astound. He even managed to take my friend's watch from her arm without her knowing it.

Then came a trick that involved him placing an object into a container that looked a lot like a martini shaker. He told my friend to hold it between her hands with one end above the other and flip it three times. She did.

Then as he was giving his spiel she flipped it once again. He passed his magic wand over it and said the magic words. He then asked my friend to open the container to show that the item had disappeared or changed into something else or something.

She opened it. Nothing happened!

The magician was mildly flustered but he kept his poise and chuckled that they would need to do it over.

He watched carefully as my friend flipped the container three times for him. He reached for his wand and she flipped it again. He passed the wand over it and said his magic words. My friend opened the container. Nothing had changed.

By now the magician was determined to get the trick completed. By now the smirk on my friend's face was impossible for her to hide. They started over.

Once again even under the close scrutiny of the magician the trick failed. He was definitely aggravated.

He said he would try ONE MORE TIME. He watched as my friend flipped the canister three times. She flipped it an extra time. He waved his wand and spoke the magic words. Then he grabbed her hands and flipped the canister once more. SUCCESS!

He promptly booted my friend off the stage and completed his act. She re-joined us and we had a good laugh. I told you she has a good sense of humor.

Then he called to her that she could come back up onto the stage if she wanted to collect her necklace.

18 comments:

  1. Great story. I love a chuckle early in the morning, Emma.

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    1. Poor Mr Houdini had a rough time that day.

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  2. Pretty funny, it is rough when a trick doesn't work.You are blessed to have such a good friend.

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    1. It was hard because that was the way he earned his living. My friend is the best.

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  3. Very nice story!
    Having beautiful friends can sometimes be an advantage, don't you agree?

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    1. All I know is having this beautiful friend is a wonderful thing.

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  4. The trickster tricked, but revenged. Great story.

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    1. Everyone in the audience knew what she was doing because she was so mischievous about it. It was a funny situation.

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  5. What fun your friend had with this magician but then he did get back at her when he took her necklace :)
    A wonderful story, once again, Emma...thank you~

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    1. The magician was used to embarrassing other people when he called them on stage by taking their watches for instance. She got him back I guess. Then he got her too.

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  6. But he never gave up. Got to admire that.

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    1. I was disappointed that it took him so long to figure out what was happening.

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  7. A nice post about your friend, Emma, and not sure who had the last laugh here. But hope the magician wasn't too flustered.

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    1. He was a pro. And he did get the last laugh.

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  8. This is a great story to tell the family and friends.

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    1. That is the reason I write this blog. My offspring should know what a wonderful funny life I have lived.

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  9. A beautiful, funny friend AND your Indians in the World Series!
    Your life is good! :-)

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    1. Life is good. I am an American League fan so I will root for the Indians even though they would not have been my first choice.

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