The New AMC Dine In Experience – A Restaurant In The Theater

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Marketing is a very powerful tool if used correctly.

Sometime during the week of Thanksgiving, I received an email from AMC. The email invited me to a screening of a new movie experience for one of their locations that is scheduled to open on Dec 3, 2012 near the So Cal Marina.

The subject of said email? ‘Free Screening and 50% Off Appetizers

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Ticketreign.com is officially here

It’s the GRAND OPENING.

I’m excited about this. My business is up and running. Now comes the blood, sweat, and Years (yes, I know).

The best part about it is that it doesn’t matter what city and state you’re located in, I’ve got you covered.

All sports, concerts, theater, Las Vegas shows, even Broadway shows. Doesn’t matter. All of the people that I’ve used to test the tickets I have compared to the tickets on one of my competitors said that my seats are better than even Ticketmaster.

And because you’ve all been so loyal to me, by following me here, I have a special treat for you:

Use code RRG0906 and get a 10% discount on your purchase. This is a code I’m only giving out to you, my blog followers/readers as a way of saying THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

So check out my new website, use your code and enjoy. Oh, and tell your friends about me! I want to be your event ticket supplier. I even have access to tickets that other, bigger providers don’t have for sell yet.

Stick with me, I’ll hook you up.

Thanks again

Money Money Money Money…….Money

This title, as you may or may not know, comes from the lyrics of a classic O’Jays song.

In it, they sing: “some people, got ta have it……”

Here in 2012 I’m going to rewrite the classic. I’m going to say that “ALL people, got ta have it…..”

Money is the root of everything. But more so it’s been the common factor in my life right now.

You may have noticed I haven’t written anything on here for a minute. That’s because my entire life has done a 180 in the last month.

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Sorry Guys, I’ve Been Away Playing God

Relax mom. It’s not literal.

Hey guys, I know it’s been a while since I last posted anything on this blog.

And I’m sure my throngs of followers (does 21 people count as throngs) have been anxiously salivating at what I will create next.

Well, a man can dream can’t he?

I have been creating, just not on here. I’ve been avidly writing, rewriting, and reediting my movie. I’m determined more than anything to finish it. Not for monetary purposes (I understand and accept it’s possible nothing I write will ever sale), but for the purpose of completion. Something I struggle with in almost everything I get into.

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The Best Advice I’ve Ever Given

I have this condition where if something doesn’t make sense to me, my sarcastic nature takes over.

Sometimes it gets me in trouble. Other times it….wait, no actually it always gets me in trouble.

Anyway about 15 years ago when I was a young lad in this church I used to go to, I was hanging out with an adult friend of mine who’s goal I suppose was to be a mentor of sorts to me.

As he drove around the valley we tried to figure out what we were going to eat.

We approached one of those McDonald’s that happened to be attached to a Chevron Gas Station. I suggested we eat there. He adamantly rejected the idea.

Since he was so opposed to it I had to ask why. Too unhealthy? McDonald’s has nasty food? Some of their food is not real? All true and good arguments. Which one was his reason?

As it turned out, none of the above.

He answered with a serious tone, “I have a real problem getting my food from the same place I buy my gas”.

So I provided a solution to his plight.

“Oh that’s no problem”, I told him. “You don’t have to not eat there. Just when you place your order, make sure you ask very politely for them not to run your food through the underground gas tanks outside before giving it to you”.

For some reason he never spoke to me again.

Quite Possibly The Most Confusing Article I’ve Ever Read

Here’s the article itself if you want to see it live, but it’s not an article so here it is:

LOS ANGELES (AP)

Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been released from jail after being arrested on suspicion of threatening a police officer who stopped him for a traffic warrant.

Manhattan Beach police Sgt. Paul Ford says Barnes posted $51,000 bail and was released shortly before 11:30 p.m. Monday, some three hours after his arrest.

The 32-year-old Barnes was walking in the Los Angeles suburb when he was stopped and arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license.

Ford says Barnes allegedly made a verbal threat to the officer and was arrested for that as well.

A call to the Lakers seeking comment wasn’t immediately returned early Tuesday.

Barnes was the Lakers’ top-scoring reserve this past season, averaging 7.8 points per game.

Ok, let’s start with this part:

“The 32-year-old Barnes was walking in the Los Angeles suburb when he was stopped and arrested on a misdemeanor warrant for driving on a suspended license.”

Sooooo he was arrested for driving with a suspended license while walking? That’s what it sounds like to me. Sure, a warrant had been issued so I get it was from a previous incident. But shouldn’t the article say when? From what? Journalism 101? Didn’t he have a DUI recently? No mention of that at all.

Then:

“Ford says Barnes allegedly made a verbal threat to the officer and was arrested for that as well.”

Sound to anyone else like he was arrested twice at the same time? Like maybe they cuffed him, put him in the back of the car, took him out of the car, took the cuffs off, then put the cuffs back on and put him back in the back of the car, then probably added ‘take that you heathen’?

Just a stab in the dark here, but perhaps what they should have said was that he was CHARGED for the verbal threats as well.

Then again, what do I know? They’re the professionals.

Happy First Birthday To This Blog

I won’t do the usual cliche of my baby and wishing it a happy first birthday. There’s nothing like the real feeling of being a parent to a child celebrating their birthday.

But there is an amazing sense of pride I have in this blog.

Truth be told, I don’t think it’s what you would consider a successful blog in regards to followers. As of this writing I have 21 followers (and all posts are sent to my one hundred and eighty something Facebook friends). But it doesn’t matter. First of all, I have no idea the average for followers to a blog after its first year. Second, and much more important, the true victory lies within the realization of what this blog exposed….

My true love and passion for writing.

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