Wednesday, March 30, 2011
I Was Not Up A Creek Without A Paddle Tonight At The Stagecoach Ballroom In Fort Worth
I really did not know what to expect to see in tonight's movie premiere.
I knew, sort of, what the subject matter was, that being promoting an adult version of improving the Trinity River and its tributaries and actually doing something about the flooding problem, other than building the world's best artificial wakeboard lake.
And stopping the bizarre Trinity River Vision Boondoggle.
The movie starred a young lady from Haltom City named Layla Caraway. It tells the story of how it came to be that Ms. Caraway is so passionately fighting the bizarre political power structure that runs roughshod over Fort Worth and Tarrant County.
Or as one of the talking heads in the movie said, "Fort Worth, the eminent domain abuse capital of Texas."
No. I was not that talking head.
I must say, Don Woodard is a Fort Worth treasure. His letters to the editor of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram are great. But that man and his one-liners are even better. Clyde Picht is another Fort Worth Treasure.
There are a lot of Fort Worth treasures.
Unfortunately the current system of conducting business, in what is known as the Fort Worth Way, sort of stops Fort Worth's treasures from turning Fort Worth into the treasure it could be, rather than the poorly run company town it is.
Tonight, before the movie, while I hid in the dark, observing the crowd, a young lady approached me and asked if I was Durango. This type thing always makes me nervous, shy guy that I be. I said my name is not Durango. The young lady insisted that it was. And so I agreed. And then I learned it was she who emailed me today about something about Montana. It is from that email I know this was Georgia S. I met tonight.
I also met "Tarrant Liberty Guy" who had commented on my blogging earlier today about tonight's movie premiere, saying "Hope to see you and Ms. Hotpepper tonight!"
Well, Tarrant Liberty Guy saw me, but I don't know, for sure, if he saw Ms. Hotpepper.
"Up a Creek" will soon be available for viewing online. I'll direct you to that when it is ready to be viewed.
In the meantime, I've got myself a problem with a video of J.D. Granger, who was not at tonight's TRIP meeting movie premiere.
Ironic, because it is J.D. who is sort of up a creek. With no clue he is missing a paddle or two.