I am pretty much a noob when it comes to counting and I have been practicing and reading a lot of material. I am almost done with BlackJack Bluebook II and am going through the lessons on this site. Lots of info here!!! A question I have is about sitting out hands while staying seated at the table. How do you do this? Do you just stay seated and tell the dealer you are sitting out for awhile? I have played at the casino in the past but never knew you could do this. Also, wouldnt this be an indication of AP behavior as you would sit out hands when the count gets negative and then start playing when the count becomes favorable? Thanks for any answers. I can just about count a deck down in 30 seconds and have been practicing the counting 2 cards at a time from 3 decks of cards. I can definitely tell I am getting much faster and the first time I ever went to the casino was just over 2 months ago and I didnt even know basic strategy then. So much to learn, but I am ready and am questioning everything I see that I done understand. Thanks guys.