Photo-A-Day #600 11/29/06

Today I gave a demonstration here at Ready Randy’s. I have been looking forward to this for a while because, well, the place is called Ready Randy’s. It sounds like a seedy club for scantily clad women. However that was not the case. Ready Randy’s is a Sports Bar and Grill and also a banquet hall, a pretty nice banquet hall too. The banquet hall was set up for a seminar and it was in a very large ballroom. We connected to the network wirelessly too. My friend Ken demonstrated to a large gathering of people in that room. He even had to wear a wireless microphone. I demonstrated in a smaller room next to the banquet hall. I am grateful that I did not have to set demo in that large room. From what I hear the demos went well today.

On the way to the demo I saw a sign for a White Castle. I’ve wanted to go to a White Castle since I watched Harold and Kumar go to White Castle. One of the other demonstrators has Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle with him. It seemed like fate, but it was not to be. The highway exit on the way back was not the same one as I had seen on the way there. I was unable to go get some tasty sliders. So I went back to the Mall of America and ended up having lunch at Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.

I sat at the bar and watched Forrest Gump while I had many types of shrimp. I had Chilly Shrimp, Fried Shrimp, and Coconut Shrimp. The meal also had Hush Pups and they were pretty tasty. I then wanted to grab some ColdStone Creamery, but I was too full. So I headed off to the airport to see if there was an earlier flight to St. Louis, no such luck. So now I’m hanging in the food court with another demonstrator while we wait for our flights.

My flight was pretty good. I sat next to this guy who as rather large. We were on a regional jet. There is not much room on these flights. I was on the aisle and he was on the window. When he sat down he began talking to me and he was very congenial. I offered to switch with him so he would be more comfortable, and I did this because when he sat down he did not crowd me like people half his size often do. But he stayed at the window and he and I sat in this tiny aisle trying keep from crowding each other. I moved the armrest on the aisle to the up position but I think I broke it because I heard a crack and then it wouldn’t come back down. Oops.

Bond, the new Bond

Today I went to see Casino Royale at the AMC in the Mall of America. What an awesome movie. From the moment it began to the end it was an edge of the seat thrill ride. The action scenes at the beginning of the movie were incredible and I didn’t really miss all the gadgets. There were also some great nods to previous Bond movies. Daniel Craig did a superb job as Bond. He played Bond less of a character and more of a person, if that makes sense. He was a much more real Bond than we have seen before. Very different from all the rest but when he said he was Bond, James Bond I believed the heck out of it. Yep, Bond is back and in a big way. I really enjoyed this movie and I think that if you are an action movie fan / James Bond fan you will love this movie.

I am part of the AMC Movie Watcher’s club and if I wanted I could have gotten as many $1.00 hot dogs as I wanted because I bought one of the popcorn packages. And when I bought my ticket I got a coupon for a bag of M&M’s for $1.00 if I made any other purchase. If you go to AMC movie theatres it is worth signing up for the club.