A Conversation Between Angels CXXV

“Come On!”

“No, that’s enough.”

“Just one more time. Please?”

“It’s been 100 times since you got here.”

“But it means so much more now.”



🎵Earth Angel, earth angel, will you be mine…🎵

How To Say It

I consider myself a very loyal person; I’ve never cheated on a girlfriend, I try not to bad-mouth anyone, in fact look for ways to suggest that others look at things in a different way, and I will not forsake a friend for monetary gain. That’s what makes this predicament so hard for me. I’ve been cheating, I’ve been disloyal, I am thinking of this new thing in my life in a better light. Yes, I’m talking about my juicer.

I have a Jack Lalanne Power Juicer. Had it for three years. He’s my buddy, he’s an important part of my day like I’m sure his namesake once was for millions of people. He makes me feel good. I take care of him, cleaning him carefully. I would say it’s more of a she than a he because of my feelings but then I’m simply being homophobic that I can’t have feelings for a male product.

The truth is that it’s been my only love for these past few years. When I visit my parents I miss the way he makes me feel. I miss him being part of my day. Until this trip.

My mom bought the Breville Juice Fountain Plus and I don’t know how I’m going to feel when I go home. There are two speeds. The whole things is sturdier, faster, it came with a small pitcher the juice flows into (with a lid!) instead of using a small glass. And with the discount my mom had, it was only about $25 more.

The first day I used it I cut my finger on the blade. I don’t know, somehow that made me respect it more. Know that it demanded respect and care. And respected that.

I’m afraid of how I’ll feel when Jack isn’t as smooth, as efficient, as dare I say, pretty. I like the fake chrome look of the bevel and the tinted plastic, it’s cooler. The white and green will be like going to college and then seeing your high school friends again.

But he’s been with me for a long time. He’s been the thing that keeps me in good spirits. I can’t forget what he’s meant as I struggled through career changes, a new state, a new life. I have to remember what we’ve been through together.

Until I can afford to replace him.


Show Me Some Love


I’m going to put on my cranky pants this morning. I don’t know if anyone else feels this way or if it’s just my guilty reaction but I keep seeing the phrase “show me some love” when it just feels, well wrong. I saw a posting on Facebook of a friend that said if you want to help out go to the page and click and show her some love-for some contest of something their friend was entering. Now of course, I have the choice, no one was saying I had to, but I couldn’t help thinking that if I didn’t, does it mean that I don’t care for this person? If I don’t click on someone’s page to like it or support their fundraiser, does it mean that I don’t like them enough? Maybe it’s just a harmless phrase, maybe the people that use it just want to spread love wherever they can, and my reaction is cranky man.

It’s the same kind of reaction I get when homeless people ask for money and then when I say I don’t have any they say “God bless you.” Always felt like a guilt trigger. But maybe that’s just mine, that I’m not acting appropriately by showing all the love I can in every possible circumstance, that I can’t help them all out. Wouldn’t I run out? If I was clicking and pulling change out of my pocket at every request?  But I’ve always felt that showing some love was a special thought planned out, or maybe just a spontaneous feeling to call someone or send them a note or a card when I was genuinely thinking about them. So if I’m showing them love for their endeavors doesn’t that take away from the actual moments of love?

Then again, it could just be an over-reaction, and I oughta “just chill.” It’s just a phrase of the time and it’s not meant the way I mean love. Maybe if I went with it, the law of attraction might have more love coming my way. Although with all the requests, I might just overflow and turn into on big gushy ball of love. That can’t be that bad, I think I just need to take off these cranky pants and put on some chillin’ shorts and who knows, maybe it’s all meant with the right intent and the effects could be far reaching. After all, we probably all do need a little more love and we just need to ask for it.

The Real Anniversary


Friday marked a year for this blog, yesterday was Mother’s Day, but today is a real accomplishment-it’s the 52nd wedding anniversary of my folks.

Now I debated writing a blog lest they or you think that I don’t have time for a card and am just a lazy, cheap-skate. But it really hits at the center of this blog, which I’ll get to later.

But first of all –  they’re sick. I spend time there when I visit them in Chicago and they make me want to gag the way parents want to make teenagers gag when they’re all lovey-dovey. And they still do it. I have woken up early and sat there talking to my Dad and I don’t hear anything and he says “excuse me a second” and goes over to kiss my mom who is just coming down the stairs. Who does that?! They are respectful, courteous and make each other laugh all the time. Who does that?! And they look exactly like they looked in the wedding photo above.*

And I’m jealous. I still hope to find that person who I can be so comfortable and share so much and be in love with after 50+ years. In my case, we’re both going to have to be extreme health nuts cause we’re talking about living into the 100s.

So I wanted to pay tribute to two wonderful people that made me who I am and continue to inspire me with their wisdom, their kindness and their money. (Sorry guys it’s a comedy blog after all, had to go for the joke.) About a month ago Amy Poehler posted a video where she was talking about how we needed to fill our heads with some more good stuff. And she really inspired me about what I want to do with this blog. So I wanted to write about two people who are still together and want to be together when in the same week, a woman was convicted for killing her boyfriend. I want us all to talk more about the amazing people in our lives instead of simply reading about the a*#holes.

When I was looking for a title for this blog, I ended up with Amusingz because that’s the spelling that was available for a domain name. But I liked it. Because I wanted this to be about my observations and thoughts (musings,) be funny (amusing) and have it be about magic (amazing.) Because all though I do less magic performing wise, I still believe in magic. And my parents are amazing to me, I love making them laugh and I love watching two people that care about each other still care about each other so much. I love you guys!

*That’s not really them, silly. But since this was a surprise, I didn’t want to ask their permission and didn’t want to include a photo without asking. Everyone doesn’t like their picture displayed like us performers do.

Happy Valentine’s Day To ALL


Valentine’s Day can be more trouble than fun.

You’ve so often got people scrambling for presents, flowers, reservations, ideas and yes, even dates. Me, I know that this Holiday has been created by the retailers but it has become mandatory. And if I had a girlfriend I’d have all that I needed and I would let her feel the full wrath, I mean effect, of my love.

But just like every religion and culture now embraces “Merry Christmas,” let’s hijack Valentine’s Day and make it all about what it’s supposed to be: love!

That’s right, let’s just feel love for everyone. See love really is just a feeling and you can feel it deep down if you just think about it. Put on your favorite song and you’ll feel it. Think about your favorite vacation and you’ll feel it. Think about someone special, loved one or relative, and really picture them with a big smile and a big hug for you and you’ll feel it.

Now just hold onto that feeling and you got it-love!

Show your partner that along with the flowers and the card and the dinner reservations and the bow-chick-a-bow-bow. Show everybody (the feeling not the bow-chick stuff).

If you’re single-

  • Don’t settle for a date just to have a date, you’ll be disappointed.
  • Don’t get drunk, you’ll have so much to regret tomorrow and still be single.
  • Don’t eat all the ice cream, save it for a happy time.


Just be in love!

Be in love with your life right where it’s at. Even if just for today. Then tomorrow you can worry about your bills and your future and your miserable love life. But just like people are nicer around Christmas, love a little more today.

And if you’re a female between 5’0″ and 5’4″, long curly hair with a yoga body, call me.