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Monday, March 13, 2017

Me in March - 2017

We branched out a bit last night and went to a new venue.  It was the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco to see Michael Carbonaro, the magician.  He has a television show that my husband really likes so I thought it would be fun to see him in person.  We had never been to this historic place before and it did not disappoint.

This is the stained glass in the entryway above the bar.  It contains gravel and soil from each of the 58 counties in California.

Inside the auditorium the ceiling lights are like big flowers.

Mr. Carbonaro did not disappoint.  He did some tricks with money and cards and told some great stories. 

One of the most amazing tricks he did was to pull a fishbowl out of an empty bag.  He then signed the fishbowl and if you wanted a souvenir you could make a donation to the charity he was sponsoring.

His finale was quite interesting as well.  He took a can of shaving cream and spread it all over himself and then made himself into different characters, one of which was the devil.  He did this all without looking in a mirror.

When we got out of the show, the full moon was over the city.  I couldn't get as cool of a picture as I wanted, but I did manage to capture this.  

All in all it was a really fun night and I will for sure be looking at this venue in the future to see if there are other shows we can see.  

In addition, I finished the book "The Little Prince."  It was a cute tale and I suspect I'll be reading it again.

Next on the list is "Eyewitness to America" as edited by David Colbert.  It is taken from letters, diary entries and memoirs.  500 years of American history in the words of those who lived it.

The first thing listed as being "Included" on the back jacket is "A Salem 'Witch' Begs For Mercy."  Doesn't that sound interesting?   

I like it because most of the entries are only one or two pages so I can easily finish one before I go to sleep, which is usually when I'm reading.  

How about you?  Like magicians?  Seen Michael Carbonaro live or on TV?  Did you catch that full moon?  Please share!

1 comment:

  1. What a magical night! I've been in some Masonic Auditoriums that were pretty amazing. We used to play a few when I traveled with magic shows. Do I like magic? Love it. Have been around magicians all of my life and dabbled in it a bit myself. I enjoy The Carbonaro Effect show on TV.

    Yes saw that moon early in the morning here. My wife was marveling at it this morning as she was leaving for work.

    Le Petit Prince is a wonderful little book. I first read it in French when I was taking the language in college. Later I bought an English version and have since read it a few times. Such a sweet book.

    Arlee Bird
    Tossing It Out