Thank you Reel Art!
Due to their "Famous Artist Signing" promotion (the classic 'bait and switch'), a crowd actually showed up for my “Mitch O’Connell Tattoos Volume 2” book signing! Which was a good thing, because I was hanging out with the smallest O’Connell and I didn’t want him to catch on that Daddy might embellish his popularity a wee bit.
Reel Art is one of my favorite places to visit.
Just to hang out in the back and go through the endless 4’ high stacks of crazy wild exploitation movie posters is a b-movie lovers delight.
Aiden had that same feeling in the front of the store. It’s covered floor to ceiling in toys, including Hot Wheels, which are cleverly displayed at toddler eyeball level. Luckily, the wee one was befriended by Zoe, a young lady who was sweet enough to spend an hour walking around the store with him and scooting the cars in-between customers feet. As the Unca Raffy family departed after waving goodbye, Aiden declared “Hug!” and went for the embrace. Oh the O’Connell men!
Luckily Aiden had many friends left to hold the sealed Hot Wheels up
to while loudly requesting ‘Open!”.
This technique worked as he took home 3 new cars. Daddy also picked up a great new book, “Batman: A Celebration of the Classic TV Series” by the Reel Art event organizer Bob Garica (well, he bought my ‘World’s Best Artist’ book, so it was pretty much a swap)!
Thanks to everyone who made it out! Good Times!