(And 1 Easy Way to Make them Awesome Again!)
Ok… I’m channeling my inner Grinch here…
‘Cause you know what? Deep down we all know he was right!
Not with the whole breaking and entering, theft, and destruction of personal property thing… But you know…
So go make yourself a Who-Hash sandwich… We’re gonna hit the top three reasons Christmas parties should be hauled to the top of Mount Crumpit!
2010 is soooo yesterday!
Everyone here at Shizzle Dizzle Magic would like to wish you the happiest of New Years! May 2011 bring you wealth, happiness, and health!
Now is probably a good time to discuss our New Years resolutions. It doesn’t matter that we’ll probably break all of them before the end of the week. The point is we made them!
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Welcome to America’s second favorite shopping holiday! Haul back all the junk you don’t want! Use that gift card burning a hole in your pocket!
Honestly, the day after Christmas is crazier than Black Friday. The return line at Wal-Mart alone is enough to make me want to crawl underneath the covers until January!
In our family gift returns are a rarity. We start thinking through Christmas presents months in advance and only make purchases after weeks of internet research and deliberation.
We’re really detail oriented like that. It’s both a blessing and a curse, but it’s also why our magic shows are so awesome.
I found a hilarious article from the New York Times about bad Christmas gifts. There’s some pretty funny stories there.
Here’s my favorites:
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All of us here at Shizzle Dizzle Magic wish you a very Merry Christmas. We hope that it’s filled with family, friends, and loved ones.
2010 has been a wild ride for us. Our little family business has been blessed far beyond what we deserve. Our bookings have literally increased 975% this year.
That’s a real number. I didn’t pull that out of my behind. 975% organic growth.
I am truly humbled. Especially when you consider that this occurred during one of the worst recessions in American history.
Yes, we run a good business, but there’s no denying it… We are blessed.
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No no… I’m not talking about Santa finding out who’s naughty or nice…
Everyone in the Shizzle Dizzle family has been nice and will be getting presents this year… Even Gus is getting a rubber band ball despite his Thanksgiving Day Complaining.
I’m talking about the three page checklist we go through before every show.
We’ve performed some of our acts literally thousands of times. You’d think that at this point we’d be so used to them that we wouldn’t need to double check everything before the show.
We’re not that sloppy.
This is another thing that separates an amateur from a true professional. When we perform, it has to be perfect every time. There’s no margin of error.
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I Believe in Santa
No seriously… I do…
I’m 26 years old. I believe in Santa. I’m not totally psychotic… I’m not talking about the big guy who jumps down chimneys with sacks of toys.
I’m talking about something bigger.
Tonight I was watching the Polar Express and drew a somewhat unusual connection to another film…
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Christmas is coming! If someone on your “nice” list has a budding interest in magic, it can be hard to know what to get them!
How do you know what’s good and what isn’t? What’s appropriate for their skill level? What are you willing to tolerate being performed 23,217 times until they get it right?
We’re here to help. Although these Christmas gift ideas are certainly appropriate for kids, they’re just as suitable for adults!
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Recently there’s been a lot of buzz about the Fushigi Ball. It’s a super hot Christmas item. Since we’re in the most expensive season of the year, I figured I’d do my part to help out.
The Fushigi ball is not a scam, but I do feel it’s a bit misrepresented. My goal here is to help you understand what you’re buying before making a decision.
The commercial is filled with people talking about how easy it is to do! You’d be forgiven for believing that the ball is somehow doing all the work for you. This is definitely not the case…