Hold on everyone!
Where did I ever say that I did not know what I was doing magic wise?
When did I ever say I was planning on using a restaurant gig to practice?
To clear things up for everyone as Paddy brought to my attention that the above might have sounded off: By "situations" I mean, as Kirk Charles put best, having a man whisper an obscene proposition into my ear; NOT a type of situation where a trick would fail. I have, as most would put it, no life, I only make time for my magic, getting an hour or two of fresh air a day, my friends, and for the greatest gal in the world (and school, although I don't enjoy having to make time for it), I don't play sports on a team, play an instrument, obsess over video games, or play poker excessively. Although it is possible, it is very improbable for me to fail a sleight, a move, my patter, and frankly anything during a performance because everything I perform for an audience outside of close friends and family (to "test-run" the effect) is everything that has gone through all the stages of learning and re-learning (referring to The Magic of Ascanio: The Structural Conception of Magic). If something does fail, sh*t happens; you use a one-liner and move on.
And Paddy, I really do not appreciate being compared to some perverted 15 year old balloon artist by you when we have never met in person, seen each other perform, or just plain talk over the phone together. I accept criticism, but not when I am called and thought of as incompetent by someone who has never met me before. You can tell me that you think that my patter for my Appearing Flower to Silk routine sucks if I post it (and I'd agree with you as I hate it right now too), but do not assume things about people you have never met, I'll try not to too.
Once again Paddy; who said "I'm just a kid doing tricks"? You know nothing of my performance, my presentation, my appearance, my maturity, or the routines that I do.
Wayno, please find me the sentence in which I wrote I don't have a finished product. I wouldn't have 5 shows under my belt, stage and close up, have a gig on Tuesday doing close-up for over 500 people at a premier party, and am currently discussing with a camp coordinator about the possibility of me teaching magic at the camp (and yes I am aware of the ethics of teaching magic; all of the kids will be receiving copies of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic, and only routines and effects from that book will be taught) and then perform a stage show at the end of the 4 weeks of camp. I highly doubt I would be doing any of this if I did not have a "finished product".
Just out of curiosity, how did we get so side-tracked? I went from agreeing with falling that I would not be able to handle every (NON MAGIC RELATED) situation, and that I would rather have a few embarrassing moments happen to me and do what I love doing, then to wait a few years; and now I am defending myself that I have a practiced and ready routine and people are putting words in my mouth? Pardon the question mark at the end of that, I am just very confused right now.
Not to sound condescending, but please read, and then re-read this post before posting yourself, and also make sure check that I really did say what you thought I said before quoting me on something. It's already starting to get boring and annoying defending myself against things I've never said.
Have a wonderfully magical day