Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Friday night at Funny Bones

Friday night, we enjoyed a great night out with a couple that D works with.  We went to the Cheesecake Factory for dinner, and then to Funny bones for a show.  

Let's start with dinner.  Cheesecacke Factory doesn't do reservations, so we knew we'd have to wait when we got there.  Surprisingly, they were right on target, and we waited about 40 minutes for a table.  I saw someone drinking a Blue Moon that looked like it was on tap, and wanted one.  I bellied up to the  bar, and the bartender said they don't usually serve to those waiting for a table, but I guess I looked thirsty, and they gave in.  So, tall Blue Moon on tap with an orange!  Woohoo!  And boy was it cold, which made it all the better.  I ordered Chicken Marsala for dinner, and was pleasantly surprised.  I haven't had it in a while, and have been having a hard time finding someplace that makes it well.  This was fabulous.  The marsala sauce was perfect.  Surprisingly, I only ate half of it, and had to take the other half home.  But that was great, because then I got to eat it twice...  YUMMM!  CF had healthy options on their menu, which was great, but they really could have named the dishes better.  The biggest example was the Weight Management Grilled Chicken dish.  Really?  Someone has to actually say, "I'll have the Weight Management Grilled Chicken, please."  Now, come on!  For those of us that need to order healthy meals, do we need the further embarrassment of saying "Weight Management Grilled Chicken"  Cheesecake Factory can do better than that!  Luckily, it was a delicious dish.  And enough to also take home and have leftovers.

As for Funny Bones.  The act we were going to see was J. Medicine Hat, a Native American Hypnotist.  If that's not funny right there, than what is???  Anyway...  Medicine Hat is his Indian Name.  He had a lot of native american characteristics, and was generally a riot.  When he called for volunteers and then subsequently hypnotized them, you could tell he fully believed in what he was doing.  Do I?  I'm not 100% sure.  Part made you really believe, and parts made you skeptical.  I know that if I was up there, I would NEVER have done some of the things he had them do.  And I can't believe that the people up there would say or do some of the things they did consciously.  But you never know, right?  Either way, it was EXTREMELY funny.  Whether they knew what they were doing or not.  The whole act of the hypnotized volunteers lasted about an hour.  During that hour, he had them singing, dancing, acting out behaviors, responding to sounds, saying things in response to trigger words, and much more.   I'm pretty sure I laughed for an hour straight, and would definitely go see him again...  Do you believe in hypnotism?

Fun night.  Now I'm getting sleepy.  Very sleepy.  On the count of three, I'll end this post...






Annapants! said...

Oh, his X rated show is fab from what I hear. I keep missing him every time he's in town!

AMW said...

I think he'll be back in July. It was definitely a hoot!

Anonymous said...

He sucks, youre both idiots.