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It's a bright sunny Sunday and I'm not at Wally World.

By rights, I should be on Thayer St. doing magic.

Except at 11:30 it was already 92 degrees and;

one, I don't think anybody's going to want to stand in the sun to watch a magic show.

two, I don't want to stand in the sun putting ON a magic show. (And I'd be out there longer than they'd be watching.)

Well, I've got Friday off this week. Let's see what happens then.
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Turns out Friday should be just like today, but I can wait until sundown (or start late afternoon) and being that it's Friday night, there should be people out.
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Ed, I wouldn't say it was laziness. You're working to the conditions. The weather just has to be lived with - it's your call, based on sensibility, to perform or not. Another aspect of whether to work or not is our personal situation. Sometimes we need a break, or family matters are more important at the time, or something else is more important to us. Maybe we feel obliged to work because we need the income, the experience, or whatever.
I'm thinking of going out tomorrow, Tuesday, mid-winter and temperature expected to be 14C or 58F and sunny. I may change my mind because being on the street for a couple of hours in the cold may be too uncomfortable for me [my hands!] Here it's the school holidays and tomorrow is the day the government pays out support money to "beneficiaries" [who may be out shopping for the day with that burst of money]. So I'm hoping there'll be more parents with kids on the streets for my Magic Show and balloon twisting.
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I guess there is a variable to the laziness in question. Is it a spot you busk at that is popular and you may lose as a result of taking a couple to a few days possibly off? if not, I would certainly stay out of the heat if nothing else for health reasons. If it is a hotspot and very desired, maybe shoot for a short apperance and go home early if no interest but at least you "marked your teritorry " so to speak .
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Thayer St. is a college area. If you've been in NYC, it's the closest thing we in Providence have to a "Greenwich Village" area. There's a steady amount of foot traffic, but most of it keeps moving.

Magic-col, good luck with the 58 degree temps. I'm not used to thinking about the other side of the belt and how it's winter pretty much where you are!
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Thanks, ed. Yes, winter here. I decided not to go, anticipating a cold day. I also had a cold. Cold all around!
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Hey Ed, after a month of cold wet German summer, I´m enjoying this dry East Coast heat!
I´m IN New York City.
`Couching´ in the Village.
Walking, wandering, smelling the streets.
The day Streets aren´t play-ible,... in my eyes,
but the evenings(!),
...and no one IS!
gott, this can ruin a vacation.

".. low down,
isn´t it a pity,
the days,
can´t be like the nights;
in the summer,
in the city."
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and dill pickels,
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I was out there Strolling on Saturday Ed and it was HOT in Boston. Just humid and gross but people stopped and kept watching.
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Ed, I thought that was one of the perks of busking: work when you need, work went you want. "Flexible scheduling with variable payscale."
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On 2013-07-16 01:48, MagiCol wrote:
Thanks, ed. Yes, winter here. I decided not to go, anticipating a cold day. I also had a cold. Cold all around!


It's cool. If YOU already have a cold, you don't want to be standing out in 45-50 degreet weather.
No sense of dedication is worth pnumonia. [sp]
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On 2013-07-16 10:42, gallagher wrote:
Hey Ed, after a month of cold wet German summer, I´m enjoying this dry East Coast heat!
I´m IN New York City.
`Couching´ in the Village.
Walking, wandering, smelling the streets.
The day Streets aren´t play-ible,... in my eyes,
but the evenings(!),
...and no one IS!
gott, this can ruin a vacation.

".. low down,
isn´t it a pity,
the days,
can´t be like the nights;
in the summer,
in the city."
John Sebastian

enjoying the bagels
and dill pickels,
gallagher


I envy you. The last time I was in NYC, it was for less than a day and I spent THAT at the NYC Comicon so I didn't get to see a lot of the city itself.
I miss NY. I have missed NY since 1984 when I moved back to RI.
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99 degrees yesterday. I thought of waiting until nightfall when it would cool down. It cooled down to a whole 94 degrees by sundown. I stayed home. This weekend, I have to work. -sigh-
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It was supposed to rain today, (Thursday) and some isolated showers tomorrow morning. I could live with that. It didn't rain today and NOW they're saying it's going to rain all day Friday. Well, maybe I can salvage Saturday from noon to about six (I already promised my kid I'd take him to Waterfire and no, you can't work a Waterfire without permission and permission includes providing insurance information.)
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Ed remember the old busker's phrase: "It's better to beg forgiveness than ask permission." That's the reason I work without a table, if I'm busted I say "SORRY, didn't know" close by pouch and quit. By the time I get told to stop I usually have made between $50 to $100, so I don't care.
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G'day Paddy
I like your style.
I did just that at Seaport Village San Diego a few days ago.
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Paddy, I understand your idea, but I'm a guy who's been trained since childhood to follow the rules. You should come to Waterfire, tell me how you do. (Let me know ahead of time, I want to see you perform.)

BTW, yes it IS pouring. Not only is tomorrow Waterfire, but it's also Foo Fest (A festival developed to promote AS2000 an alternate theater group.)

Of course, being Rhode Island, "alternate" means "US (AS2000), the Nazo Puppets and who ever WE decide is acceptable to perform at OUR festival."

http://www.as220.org/foofest2013/

http://www.partyearth.com/boston/festiva......013-1-1/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GjVmMJ6Ix5o

This should give you a taste.
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Ed, show me ANY successful person who followed the rules! I am not saying to break the rules at all, just bend them in your favour. Rabbi Hillel said "if we don't watch out for ourselves who will?" GO DO IT! Then when an authority figure says you can't you quit and apologize, claiming you didn't know the rules. BTW, did you read or know ALL the rules of the fest? Of course not, no one could know all the silly crap so you are not at any time lying. Ignorance can be cured, stupidity is forever, NO! I am NOT saying anyone is stupid just pointing out that we are all ignorant of all the festival rules, so until the cure my ignorance I'm home free.
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Then I guess I'm just going to have to live without being a "successful" person because I just can't.
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Ed, you CAN, you choose not to
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Physically, yes. Physcially, anybody can break the rules.
But you're right. I choose NOT to break the rules.
I choose to respect someone else's rules at their function.
"He was born with the gift of laughter and a sense that the world was mad." - Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche
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