March 12th, 2012

Macbeth the Usurper

Good Weekend

We had a good weekend, all-in-all.

It was a two-party weekend. On Saturday night, we went to a friend's boy's bar mitzvah. Hers Truly rand around with her "best friend", said boy's much younger sister. They even had a magician.

I learned something about stage magic. Unpredictability. Part of the skill is ensuring that your audience can not anticipate the coming trick, or joke, or whatever. You can't spot if you don't know what he's going to do. Now, if I was trained in such arts, I would know to watch his body and ignore his talk, but since his movements have no meaning for me, I can't figure out what he's doing. To those in the know, his movements are his speech.

On Sunday, we went to the combined birthday parties for Xpioti's brood. Good fun was had.

With DST come around, Hers Truly's bedtime got all messed up. I didn't get her down until about 10:30, which is her normal chronological bedtime. I hope that tonight is easier. It's going to be some tough bedtime for a while.

"Standing Between Earth and Heaven" is still free on Kindle today. Its performance has been lackluster so far.