I was hoping to have a nice blog entry from my Wednesday lunch invite, but no luck. Russ had invited me to attend a fundraising luncheon by the Durham Convention and Visitor Bureau for which Russ’s company Maestro Productions was working. The drawing card to the event was the 20th anniversary of the movie “Bull Durham” and that Kevin Costner and Susan Sarandon were suppose to be there. Alas, the stars were no shows. Honestly, no big loss. I’m not one to get really star struck, but it would have been interesting to get a feel for how the stars came off up close and personal. Anyway…despite the lack of “stars”, the honorees at the event were Ron Shelton and Thom Mount who wrote, directed and produced the movie. They were quite entertaining with their stories of how the movie was written and how it came together. Bull Durham has been called the #1 sports movie of all time by Sports Illustrated. It is an entertaining film, but definitely earned it’s “R” rating.
Anyway…thanks for the invite, Russ. Next time, let me volunteer instead of just come and get a free, hot, I mean, cold, meal.
Unrelated, here is a pic of our connection group from 2 weeks ago during our grill out! Great steaks Ayrton! And Aidan, I think I have your hat at my house!