haha, i’m still laughing at this one. Just woke up and this dream put me in a good mood.
so for some reason, we’re going to have a family get together at one of the new casinos out is philadelphia. Not just my immediate family, but aunts and uncles and such too. I have no idea what the occasion was, but for some reason, i was going to get there a day before everyone else and just hang out. So i’m in my hotel room, and i’m watching tv, and my uncle jay comes in. It’s about 4am on what i believe to be the saturday morning, and i was expecting him, and just him to drive up by himself and arrive around this time. He goes to bed and he when he wakes up around 10 or so, my cousin adam has gotten there by that time, and the three of us decide to go out to the casino. It’s not an overly nice place, curvy building, high ceilings, entire front is glass windows floor to ceiling and inside is more like an arcade than a casino. There are just some random game like things, with slot machine gameplay aspects to them. We play a few once or twice and keep walking around the place.
We walk past a tall really dark black girl, hair pulled back, and wearing like one of those all black playboy bunny waitress outfits, with black pantyhose, it’s not sexy or anything, just looks like one of those old fashioned waitresses. Anyway, there’s a really small table in front of her with 3 chairs at it. She asks us if we want to see a magic trick and that it costs $5. Uncle Jay seems really enthused and sits down to play/watch the magic show. Adam and I are just going to stand and watch. So, she starts her spiel about asking people to pick a number on a playing card, remember that number and don’t tell anyone. She asks adam to write his number down on a piece of paper and then give it back to her.
so this whole time, i’m meticulously watching her, looking for her to pull out a playing card from her sleeve or make some weird movement or something, like i always do when i see magicians; to try and figure out the trick. By this time, two blonde ladies have come up to watch, on either side of me. So the magician lady is talking about the trick and i’m more focused on watching how she’s shuffling this deck of cards, and when she stops she says, “ok, now it’s Josh’s turn.” So I laugh, nice trick. I’m sure one of these ladies around me probably heard adam or Uncle Jay say my name and they just told her before the trick started. She asks me to look at this piece of paper that adam had written his number on, and with all the other numbers on it, tell me if my number is listed. So i open up the folded piece of paper and there’s about 30 numbers spaced out in a square, some repeating numbers, and i’m scrolling through them and i find number 8. I always chose number 8. So i say, “yes.” and give the paper back to her. Now she’s looking and uncle jay, and she says, “now I told you to remember that number, because you’d need to use it later.” then she looks back at me and says, “infact, we have something that Josh Hall can use later still” and she pauses enough for all of us to chuckle and yeah, i was a little impressed at this point. I’m trying to figure out how in the world she got that much info…Then she says, “Now, Uncle Jay, isn’t there something that you thought he could use later?” And now i’m freaked out, how in the world?!? everyone’s got smiles on their faces, from what i was assuming was the magic trick, and then uncle jay says, “yeah, right over there” and points behind me, back to where we had just come through, and there were about 5 or 6 tables set up, and my whole family was sitting at them. Aunts, uncles, mom, sisters, all of them dressed up and smiling. Uncle Jay says, “I figure you could use your family later on today, right?” So we all go over and i’m laughing and embarrassed and it’s so funny. I tell him that was a nice prank, definitely had me. Everyone was in on it apparently and i had no clue what was going on, i was expecting everyone to show up later at night.
I wish i could say there was an occasion for them to surprise me, but honestly i don’t think there was, it was just a planned family get together at a casino…funny though. This is MY dream, and I’m able to surprise myself. I must keep secrets really well.3,655 views