Tuesday, April 25, 2006

No audio yet & Disney in retrospect


Holy cow crap on a cracker. They must all be hungover at Audioblogger today. As soon as they pull their heads out of what is generally considered an exit only, I'll post some rambling audio.

So, 3 days at Disneyland is one day too much. Oh yeah, and then we went to Knotts Berry Farm after that. (The most mouth-wateringly fantastic biscuits EVER.) I let H. invite a friend - I figured it would be more fun for her if she didn't have to hang around D. and me the whole time. Turns out they wanted to go around with us more than I expected. Go figure. We got those park hopper tickets, cuz I ain't spending practically the same amount of money to go to California Adventure as I do the D-land. Oddly enough, we spent quite a bit of time over at C.A. We saw the Electrical Parade (I can't remember the official name, and I'm too lazy to look it up.) That was a must for D., ya know, for childhood memory's sake. I totally dug "Soarin' over California." D. and I went on 4 times. I was going to include a link, but the Disneyland website doesn't have very good pictures. Anyway, you sit in this glider thingie and are pulled up to an IMAX(?) screen - you've got wind in your face and some smell-o-vision and you glide over California. Sooo cool. The girls really loved it, too. Then my monster talked me into going on "California Screamin'." You must understand that, in general, I don't do rollercoasters. I can handle Space Mountain and Big Thunder Mountain, but when it comes to really tall coasters with steep drops, you can count me out. Yeah, I'm a wimp. I'm ok with that. I did go on California Screamin' 3 times, so I'm due a little credit. And, yes, the first time, I screamed like a little grrrl through out the entire thing. Loud. I did NOT go on "X-celerator" at Knotts, though. Have you seen this insane thing?? Well, if you clicked on the link, I guess you just did. 82 mph in 2.3 seconds. It goes up 205 ft and drops you almost vertically. With a twist. I felt nauseous just looking at it. My kid? Rode it, like, three times. She obviously didn't inherit my scaredy-catness, so I got to do all the worrying for her. D. had to ride in the very front car one of the times and said he was blown away. If you knew my completely laid-back master of understatement, D., you'd realize the enormity of that phrase.

On a girly note, I did a little shopping in Downtown Disney. I went here and got some of these and some of this and one of these (it really works!) That butter stuff? D.r.e.a.m.y. OH, and on an 80's note - Thomas Dolby was playing at House of Blues there! I am proud to say that as soon as we mentioned it to H., she immediately began singing "Europa". NOT "She Blinded Me with Science", but "Europa". Can you say eclectic musical education? The kid also digs the Ramones, the Clash and Marc Cohn. And Enya. I am sorry to say that she's a bit into this whole Emo thing, but don't let that cloud your judgement of her. In fact, no judging at all. Only I get to do that! LOL Kidding H-bug, you know I'm your biggest fan.

Alrighty, then. I guess I should go clean something.

Eh. Whatever.

10 comments:

Virenda said...

I've only been to California Adventure and it was fun. I just went with hubby and we too rode on the imax thingy. I LOVED it. I love that they even added scent to the event. :0) I'm NOT into the emo thing and had no idea what it was tell hubby told me. I swear I'm young, no really I am. :0( I just always thought of it as whiny music lol.

Glad you had fun and I think I could use some of that sunburn butter stuff.

Teri M. said...

Wasn't it great? I'm totally all about California Soarin'!

Well, you don't have a 12 year old. Should be interesting to see what the music scene is like when your kids get to that age. Considering how quickly technology is moving forward, won't we have those jetpacks by then? And all the groups will be robots. ;-)

I so recommend the Body Butter!!

Goodbye Mes Amis said...

Aha! I'm glad Virenda had to ask her husband too...
I seemed to be too young and too old for it.
Sounds like a blast.

LeS said...

Ha! PickleBoy is totally hooked on Oingo Boingo, The Clash, Elvis Costello and he's 11 (among many other fantastic musicalities). I mean, I haven't indoctrinated him or anything...no not me.

(p.s. and thanks for your comments - totally encouraging in these early blogging days)

Lena said...

That Flyin Over Cali IMAX ride IS awesome. So realistic that I had to focus on the corner of the screen at one point I was so convinced I was flying over the ocean.

And California Screamin is the freakiest roller coaster I've been on in a long time.

Funny - my husband wanted to go to D Land this weekend. Wouldn't that have been funny? To both be there and have no flippin idea who each other were?

Ok, maybe that's not as interesting as it was in my head...

Teri M. said...

Jessica - I'm hoping it will be a short lived fad.

LeS - Hey cool- Rock on 80's music! (well, not the hair bands)

Lena - that would be totally the kind of coincidence that I would get a kick out of!

R. Robyn said...

Sounds like you had a really good time! I want the body butter, thank you.

Teri M. said...

r. - Oh, yeah, that stuff is, well, like buttah.

archshrk said...

My wife and I went there for our 1yr anniversery and had a blast. The 3-day park hopper is the way to go and going in late October really thins the crowds down. Add the fast-pass ticketing and your golden.

Teri M. said...

arc: Yeah, spring breaks a little crowded. The girls were all about the FastPass. Luckily, California Screamin' runs, like, 6 cars at a time. So, because the line was so fast, they went on it 30 times. Literally.