Thursday, January 17, 2013

Above: The Amway Center is home to the NBA Orlando Magic. (Click to enlarge.)

I hear there they are predicting snow in the Memphis area. Gee, that's too bad.

This nice Florida weather (in the 70s today), however, gets so boring that I have to find things to do. Last night I went to see the Orlando Magic basketball team play the Indiana Pacers. The local team won and the fans were all excited.

The tickets were slightly more expensive than in Memphis. I guess that makes sense because this is a tourist area. I bought mine online so a $39 ticket ended up costing $49 with the Ticketmaster add-ons. There was a convenience charge, facility fee, reprocess fee (WTF?) and tax. A 25% add-on is too much, just sayin'. Good thing I'm rich, lol.

You can read about the game here.

Above: The Orlando center Nikola Vucevic made a free throw. He had 16 points and 15 rebounds.

Above: The Orlando Magic Dance Team entertained the crowd.

Above: One member of the Dance Team came on to me. She was a nice young lady and I hated to hurt her feelings.

Photos taken with my Canon Powershot SX200 point-and-shoot. The second and third photos taken at ISO 3200!


  1. The "convenience" fee is really a price discrimination thing -- a way to charge higher admission to people who are (a) unwilling to stand in lines (b) willing to pay for the guarantee of a ticket.

    Of course it costs the Magic more to run a box office, than it does to run a website, but this is not about saving money. It's about extracting money.

    Maybe the member of the Dance Team came on to you because she realized that you were rich enough to buy an online ticket :)

  2. I like the picture of you with a fox. Seems more reasonable than one with Sparky with his arm around a real, though immodest poker player.

    Just sayin'...

  3. My wife is there too. I'm jealous, BIG time.

  4. Did the woman know about you and your poker prowess? Maybe she heard about your big ... scores ...

  5. Nice, Mojo, she's a cutie!! Glad your having fun in FL, lucky ducky. ISO 3200 is quite impressive, nice camera!

  6. Okay, now you're showing off! Sheesh! I always knew that your sparkling personality would win the day. And the girl!