This was a fantastic day for 3-D movies. I made it through pretty well. I faded a little a couple of times, but nothing serious.
Forgot to mention that I told the hotel guys about my door being unlocked. They looked at the door and thought the lock needed to be replaced because it wasn’t square with the door. They said they’d fix it and lock up after themselves.
And that they did, but my key didn’t work when I got back. The lady working the desk let me in and said they must’ve forgotten to replace the battery. That doesn’t sound right, since it lights up and works with the master (electronic) key, but what do I know. They must’ve fixed it today, because my key worked fine when I got back tonight.
So I feel a little better about the security here. The Internet access still blows, and I have to get a new password every three days, so tomorrow or the next day, I need to do that. I’m also not impressed by their attention to cleanliness. It’s not dirty here, but a few noticeable dirty spots never seem to get cleaned.
I’ve mentioned Lickety Split before, which is off the Egyptian’s courtyard. The owner was walking down our lines today giving out samples of frozen custard. He was explaining what it was, and I told him I’m from the Midwest and know from frozen custard. It was pretty good, but I’m more eager to get more chili fries or lasagna from there.
Les had it in his head that Wednesday was pizza day, so we got some slices from El Greco. They were really big slices (like cartoonishly big), and were OK. Nothing great, but nothing wrong with them.
After the shows, I hit Long’s Drugs for another 2l of soda. Pretty nice store, and the prices weren’t ridiculous. Then I hit In-N-Out to try a better configured burger. That was pretty good, and one of the few places open at midnight down here. Well, El Greco was.
Tomorrow I need to make an egress plan to carry more home than I came with. There’s a cheap luggage store on Hollywood, so I thought I might just get a bag and then I could buy as much stuff as fit in it. Something like that. That seems like a reasonable plan, and I’m not planning to get a lot of stuff anyway. I’ll see what I see tomorrow morning.
Really should type up my notes for the five(!) shows today, but I think it’s time for bed. Plenty of time tomorrow, and only two shows, so I’ll probably catch up.
At a little past the half-way point: 21 features, 25 shorts.