My fellow prophets,
Wow, what an epic event! I am referring of course, to the Cinema Grotto trip to the Magic Castle. It’s times like this that make me very proud of our fellowship within the group. It was certainly in the air that night. It was a perfect night all the way around. In fact, it couldn’t have been better. Everyone arrived safely, and on time. We had some leisurely drinks, and walked around the castle and started to take in the shows. Prophet Ralph Morton was so kind and generous at the bar, we all really do owe him a debt of gratitude, and probably should buy him dinner at the next event. The card tricks in the smaller rooms were great, but I think “El Ropo” in the hallway may have been a favorite. This guy did some amazing rope tricks, the likes of which left us all wondering…. “how in the heck did he do that?” I think we were all amazed at the end of his show when somehow he was wearing my ring, and I was wearing his! After the smaller shows, dinner finally came at 9:45, and it was also amazing. Some of the best clam chowder I’ve ever had, excellent prime rib, and seeing the “Crab Martini” that Prophet Michael Schneider ordered, made me wish I had done the same. After dinner was the big show of the evening, and it did not disappoint either. Aside from it being a little crowded, and a little hot in the room, the show itself was absolutely amazing.
The wives were a great addition to our group, and I’m glad that they came. It was nice to meet the significant others of our brethren. It was Penny Hood’s birthday, and Dan brought in a cake, which the Magic Castle staff served to us after dinner.
For our next trip, let’s get ready to let it all hang out. As discussed, the next Magic Castle trip will be a “guys only” event, and I’m sure it will be something to remember! It’s nights like this that show the world that Cinema certainly knows how to Grotto! Events like this are also a beacon to future prophets. It would certainly be tough to see the fun we are having here, and not want to be a part of it. Let’s spread the word, the good times, the good fellowship, and put a hand on the shoulder of a new brother…in a friendly way.
Your humble servant,
Monarch Chad Goertz
From left to right:
Venerable Prophet Armen Aj, Chaplain Ralph Morton, Prophet Chris Plucinski PM, Monarch Chad Goertz, Prophet Scott Oglesby, Sentinel Michael Schneider & Prophet Daniel Hood PM