The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Last Friday I finally got around to going to see The Tonight Show with Jay Leno down at the NBC Studios in Burbank. I figured I’d lived less than 5 miles from the place for almost three years now, I should probably go and see the thing, so when Cindy said that she had some friends coming to visit and they were gonna go see the show, I jumped at the opportunity as well. Friday morning I got up at 6 to be down at NBC by 7 so I could get tickets when the window opened at 8. I had a nice chat with some of the other folks in line, which helped pass the time in the brisk February morning. After that I went to work for a few hours (I’d worked longer days earlier in the week to compensate for short-timing it Friday), the I took off to grab Megs and get some lunch. We then waited around in line again outside of NBC until they’d let us in. Tickets do not guarantee admission, so you gotta get there early, especially if you want good seats.

The show itself was fun, and Jay was real nice. He came out before the show dressed in a plain blue shirt and jeans and took photos with some of the audience. The guests were an animal handler, William H. Macy, and John Mellencamp. The animals were really cute–there was this little fuzzy mammal and a cheetah! The King Snake was a little less cute, but still interesting. Mr. Macy seemed like a nice, normal fellow and he did a good job promoting what looked like a really bad movie–“Wild Hogs”. Mr. Mellencamp did a nice little song on solo acoustic guitar. All in all, a fun afternoon.

After the show, Megs and I went back the apartment to switch cars. Apparently my car decided to finally kill my driver side window, so now it won’t go up anymore. It’s been going slower and slower for a while now, so I can’t claim to be surprised by this. Technically it’s been living on borrowed time for years anyways. A while back I took it in to get the window fixed, but after taking it apart the dealership found out they had the wrong part, so they put it back together for me and gave it back. After all this, the window started working again, so I effectively got it fixed for free. Still, nothing lasts forever. =)

Anyways, after dealing with the cars, Megs and I went out to the mall and saw Music & Lyrics, which had a fairly predictable romantic comedy plot line (don’t they all?), but it was still surprisingly enjoyable. A lot of fun dialog, which goes a long way in my book. I think it’s one of Megs’ new favorite movies.

Saturday I went in to the office for a while to take care of a few things that needed doing. We’ve got a big demo on Monday that we just heard about, so I set up an impromptu computer lab in a spare conference room for this purpose. I’m actually back in the office right now finishing up that. Should go well, I think.

Saturday night I went out with Matt and Anna to a club down in West Hollywood, and that was a lot of fun. Megs, unfortunately, had to stay home to work on her paper which is due Monday. Work, work, work! I’m glad I’m not in law school. 😛

OK, that’s a long one. I’ll try to post more often, but I just enjoyed my last headline so much I had to leave it up for a while! 😉

3 Responses to “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno”

  1. Kimi says:

    Sounds like fun! I also finally got out to a movie this weekend. I finally saw Happy Feet, and when I was telling Mom about it tonight I realized that I was impressed by the subtle artistic approach to a simple idea, which was a response to a simple question: “what if an Emperor Penguin can’t sing?”. The movie was not exactly what I was expecting – but in a pleasant way, I think. (And the music was great!)

    Megs: I think it helps that I was prepared for the political/environmental stuff at the end. Probably not as distracting for me since I knew it was coming. I’m not totally convinced that it was an integral part of the story, but I think it added *something*, I’m just not sure what yet… I’d like to hear the director’s comments on the DVD when it comes out.

  2. Annie says:

    I’m told that I should get around to seeing David Letterman and Conan sometime. I think that will definately be most fun to do when I have visitors from out of town.

  3. Chris says:

    I would LOVE to go see Conan in NYC! I simply *must* come and visit now!

    -= Chris

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