Monday, November 14, 2005
Where's Waldo? Or QCI?
For the 2 or 3 of you that wondered, sorry about the lack of posts this weekend. I had a couple of college pals over from Bloomington and Macomb. Its nice to see out of town folks' reactions to some of our downtown progress. They tried to goad me a little bit by asking to see the bridge to nowhere, knowing how I despise that phrase, but I wouldn't fall for it. Once we were standing at the south end of the bridge overlooking miles of river and downtown Rock Island, one of my friends pointed out that it didn't seem like "nowhere" to him. I also continued my tradition of spending more at the casino diner ($10) than I did actually gambling ($6)... Casino owners hate people like me. Sunday we went to a $5 IMAX movie, which currently includes free admission to the rest of the Putnam. Hopefully the powers-that-be up there will decide there's more money to be made having 50 people in the seats paying $5 each than having 3 people watch a movie for $9 a person. More likely its just a move to increase the museum's visitor count at the end of the year. Later tonight I'll post something about visiting the Figge for the *gasp*.... first time!