Hey Joe. How the heck are you? This is Pat Rock with Take-A-Seat. Now that I read your post and am finally done laughing, I can reply. Funny stuff. Like I told you in L.A., no matter what the outcome was to be, you definately entertained us all between rounds. Hey, I also went to the Oprah/QVC gig in Chicago last Friday. I saw some wackos as well. We tried to keep low-key, but once the word got out that "the tailgating chair guy from A.I. is here", that was the end of that. I too talked to many people that were asking me about intellectual property stuff among other things. Our appt. was at 1:00, but we were actually done and on our way back to Milwaukee by 1:05. It seemed professional and laid back.
In Chicago the abominable snowman was riding the poodle! One more thing.......I am just amazed that just a few short years ago most people wouldn't even tell their own mother about an idea they had. Now, many, many people go on national T.V. shows without protection. Times are-a-changin! I am helping a friend as his "assistant" this week for the American Inventor Auditions in Chicago. Should be fun, strange, etc......and as wacky as ever. I am sure Erik and a few others will be there. I'll say hi to them for you and Jen. Tell her hi.
Take care Joe and good luck with everything!