Paolo does Hollywood

IMG_9689 My job comes with a lot of perks. The latest was going to Los Angeles for the premiere of the new movie 127 Hours, starring James Franco and directed by Slumdog Millionaire director Danny Boyle.

First off, the movie is amazing. The shots and soundtrack are just awesome and James Franco holds it down. For those who don't know the plot, it's based on the true story of Aron Ralston who becomes trapped in a cave in The Middle of Nowhere, UT, and has to cut off his own arm to escape and survive. Yes, the movie has some graphic, uncomfortable scenes, but it's well-worth sitting through to see Aron's redemption.

So I did the Hollywood glitz and glam, red carpet, etc., and then hopped on a plane to Denver to meet the real Aron Ralston and hang out with him at an in-store appearance. The whole experience is amazing and make the long hours and challenging parts of the job well worth it.

Did I mention I had a layover in Aspen? No? Well, I also had a layover between LA and Denver in Aspen for some additional business, and let me tell you that Colorado is amazing. It's a good thing I get to go back during a snowy December!



Aron with the team at our Denver store...