Saturday, October 27, 2012

Gary Johnson

The guy I met a couple of weeks ago at Mandalay Bay--the one who gave me the Gary Johnson t-shirt--invited me to a private "meet the candidate" thing tonight at the Palazzo. I went, but I had incorrectly remembered the starting time, and ended up getting there just as Mr. Johnson was telling the crowd, "Thanks for coming. Gotta run and catch a plane!" And he was out the door before I had a chance to shake his hand. I was going to tell him that he's the first presidential candidate in my lifetime that I am enthusiastic, rather than lukewarm, to support. Oh well. I'm sure he's heard that thousands of times already.

The gathering was at the Dal Toro restaurant, which I had never even heard of before. This created a bonus situation. You see, they have a small but nice collection of cars there, and I got to walk around and lust after them when there was almost nobody else around to get in the way. Some bonus pictures for you:

In other news, today I did a 24.1-mile bike ride, including about 1100 feet of up then down. It was the full length of that trail I first tried last week. I am now ready for the Tour de France. Well, as soon as I can walk again anyway.


Yakshi said...

Something similar happened to me in the strip. I saw Kenny Loggins in the parking lot! He was in a hurry or he would've signed an autograph, he said.

You meet all kinds of fringe celebrities in that city.

Rob said...

Wow. You missed out on a chance of meeting someone who has the exact same chance as getting elected President as I do. Or, for that matter, as TBC does.

If it makes you feel any better, Grump, I'll gladly shake your hand next time we get together.