I graduated high school (barely) and moved north, where I studied at the Art Institute of Boston. There I performed my street show in the Boston Commons every weekend and in the T-stations when it was either too cold or raining. The show continued to evolve with the addition of new tricks, jokes, patter, and eventually balloon animals. I became able to support myself off the act. I moved to NYC in 2005 and still occasionally head out to my old spots in Central Park when I need some extra cash around the end of the month.