Birthday Conversations

One of my friends has a blog that is made up of email conversations between her and her friend/roomate.  I was reading it the other day and started laughing because I have a friend that I share similarly hilarious long messages with.  The best is when you can be witty and humorous about anything in your life.  I loved the idea of this blog (I suppose it’s somewhat like the text version of a reality show) so I thought I’d test it out with a post.  The only back story behind this is that all of these messages took place on my birthday, the quotes are funny enough to need no explanation and no explanation will keep them from being incriminating.

-“I just wanna hang out in the pub and be like ‘its my bday!'”
– ” ‘…bow to me!!'”

– “you didn’t use him; you gave him a treat!”
-“Like a puppy!”
-“Now what are you going to train him to do?? …try to use your powers only for good.”

“The photo lady was tryin to get pix and I was like ‘nah’ so she was like ‘how about w him’? So I took a pic w some cute young photo guy named pierre. I was like ‘are you pimping your people out?’ she said she needed to get more tall young men working.”

“we don’t need tbs, real life is filled with ‘characters’!”

“Hope potter soaked your rocks. Or rocked your socks…thanks a bundle, predicive text”

“I only got cheek kisses from the giraffes this time.”

Check out my friend’s blog that inspired me: Twenty Something Emails

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I Could Live in a Theme Park

I have two huge passions in life- dancing and theme parks.  The first has its own whole blog, the latter gets this post.

I go to a lot of theme parks.  I worked seasonally in one.  But I hadn’t been to my favorite theme park in 4 years, until yesterday.  And I finally figured out why it is I love theme parks.  I could live inside Epcot.

First off, theme parks are like their own little world.  Like going to a different country in your own backyard (Epcot especially so!).  They have their. Own inhabitants from all over the world.  They develop their own culture.  I have always loved studying world history and culture, and what better way than to go straight to the source!

I don’t even like roller coasters, but I spend a good chunk of my days off at various theme parks.  I realized yesterday that most of the time, I don’t even care about any of the rides.  I don’t have a set aganda for what I have to ride.  I don’t have to get fast passes to avoid waiting in lines all day.  Waiting in the queue is part of the theme park experience I feel, and sometimes its one of the best places to make new friends!

Most people go to Disney World for the Magic Kingdom.  Or for thrill rides or to dine with Mickey and friends.  I go for Epcot.  Some people don’t even know how I could spend a whole day there, but I could spend a week and still not see or try everything.  There’s of course the big name rides like Test Track, Mission Space, and Soarin’- thrill rides I can actually ride.  And after every ride there’s little interactive play areas to play and learn new things- you could actually spend the whole day just doing these probably!  Then there’s innoventions- the huge interactive arcade with all sorts of things to try.  There’s the Land and the Living Seas with all sorts of things to see and do and learn about nature.  And then there’s my favorite part- the world showcase.  I could spend a whole day just here!  There’s presentations and comedy shows in each country.  Plenty of shopping if you have the cash to burn.  For the kids and the kids are heart there’s a craft station in each country.  There’s at least two restaurants in each place to eat around the world. There’s my favorite pasttime of drinking around the world.  And my second favorite pasttime, finding cute foreign guys to flirt with.

I think I’d like to build a new theme park that is just like that part of Epcot.  It would be a little bit smaller, but hopefully a little bit cheaper, and include even a larger variety of countries.  And right in the center will be a hidden tower that I will live in.  Yep, that sounds like a nice dream to hold on to!

A Day in the Life of, well, Me.

The holidays are always a crazy time for everyone.  I, personally, am booked solid into the new year.  Wonder what it’s like? Choose any of numerous cliches- “Burning the candle from both ends”, “No rest for the wicked”, etc.  Honestly, I’m starting to wonder if I just have too many friends.  Too many friends you ask? Can that be possible? Well let’s start with yesterday and you can see what I mean….

tuesday- work in the morning- early afternoon, some Christmas shopping, out to the bars for my friend’s birthday til 3 am

wednesday- up after five hours of sleep, work 14 hours, come home and write this blog before finally crashing

thursday- another all day double

friday- Disney world for the first time in four years all day, christmas/friend’s birthday party number 1

saturday- make brownines for one party, friend’s graduation party an hour south, friend’s bridal shower an hour north, friend’s festivus party back in town,  another friend’s holiday/birthday party

sunday- one friends birthday celebration at busch gardens, work til close, another friends’ holiday party

monday- work a double, then over the bridge for movies and frozen chocolate bananas with a friend from out of town

and then comes going home for christmas, trying to celebrate my quarter-of-a-century birthday (curse my inconvenient birth!), and working doubles every other day including new years eve and new years day!

And somewhere in there I have to do laundry, walk my dog a bagillion times a day, eat, maybe sleep, and possibly shower.  But yeah, I do it to myself.  At least i can’t say my life is boring!

“I’ve got a great ambition to die of exhaustion rather than boredom.”

The Roof is on Fire…

C’mon, you all know the song!

“The roof, the roof, the roof is on fire! We know need no water let that motha-f**ka burn! Burn motha-f**ka!”

Every disgruntled employees dream-  yesterday after I left work, it caught on fire.  Well, sort of.  Since we live in Florida, and don’t use our heating systems but two weeks of the year, they tend to collect a lot of dust and stuff.  Well when you turn the heat up to high temperatures, all that collected dust and such burns.  And emits A LOT of smoke.  And blows ashes out through the vents.  Unfortunately, firemen and a not too bright HVAC crew were able to get the place back up and running and open a mere couple hours later.  O, did I say UNfortunately? Freudian slip.  I guess it can’t burn down while I’m still broke anyways.  And no one was hurt, so yay!

True story.

I always miss the exciting stuff.  O well, another day, another dollar!

Songs of the Season

So, in the spirit of the holiday season, and in my liking to make video playlists, I’ve decided to post my top 5 favorite holiday songs!

#5. This song just makes me laugh and I think this is a pretty cute video for it!

#4. What kind of dego would i be if I didn’t like this song? Also I love the part of the video where the reindeer sees the hills and is like “wtf?”

#3. I don’t know why but this has always been my favorite version of this song, and you can kinda swing to it!

#2. This song is how I light my hanukkiah! Not only is it one of my favorite bands, but it includes the blessings right in it so I can recite them along with!

#1. i will always be a little bit punk at heart and this is the best remake of any christmas song evar! Also, the dude signing it is my frickin hero! I’m gonna learn it!

 

Runners up include “Christmastime in Tinseltown Again” by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy because it’s a funny song and you can swing dance to it. And also, “Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays” by NSYNC because I got 100 on signing it in ASL and
I still remember it perfectly to this day 10 years later.

Life is an Adventure

Here is what I reallized this week: Life is an adventure!  My last post was all about remembering some of my best memories that I could think of.  What about the ones that didn’t turn out as planned?  What about the not so goo things that turned into great things, or at the very least a funny story?

For instance, one of my memories was my surprise party- but originally I was depressed because no one could come to the party I was trying so hard to plan for myself.

Or there’s the adventure that made me realize this in the first place.  The other night, I got off work and was ready to go out when I couldn’t find my phone.  I couldn’t find it anywhere in work, so I went to search my car one more time.  Upon doing so, I locked my keys, and all my money, cards, etc.  in my car.  And all of this was without anything to drink!  So I went back inside and everyone I work with was surprised how calm I was.  What was I supposed to do? I’ve locked my keys in the car plenty of times before, I know I can get them out.  My phone was a little more worrisome, but I have insurance on it, thankfully.  My boss even offered to buy me a beer while I hung out and waited for my coworkers to get done.  I took him up on the offer of course (I never pass on free beer!).  I helped my coworkers close up so they could come help me with my car.  We were trying to break-in with my antenna and an ice cream scoop.  The other two guys decided to run to the store and buy a six-pack, we could have a little party in the parking lot!  When they came back they informed us they had found a cop with a slim jim who would be by to help shortly.  Meanwhile, we continued our method and drank some beers.  The cops came out and were very nice.  I’ve asked other cops to help me when I locked my keys in my car and they said they were not allowed to unless a pet or child was inside.  By the time they got there, my 3 coworkers, my manager, and 4 or 5 of the cooks were there watching, some helping.  I felt so special!

And while it sucks not having a phone for a few days,  now I have a funny story to tell people!

And the moral of that story is: You can turn even some of the crappiest moments of life into a party.  And I’m glad to have such nice coworkers and city police.

Remembering a Few of My Favorite Things

You all know the song- “These are a few of my favorite things”- which somehow became a Christmas song, which is why I started thinking about some of my favorite things.  And it hit me that most of my favorite THINGS aren’t really THINGS at all, but rather ACTIONS.  I thought of some of my most memorable times in my conscious memory- most of them included multiple of my favorite “things”.

These are really in no particular order…

  • Church ski trip in high school and stopping at the first rest stop that had snow to have a snowball fight.
  • Fun ‘n’ Sun concert 2009, a day full of sun, beer, friends, and live country.
  • Seaworld beer school and Halloween Horror Nights 2008 and singing karaoke in the queues entertaining all the drunks.
  • Walking in to TGIFridays on my 23rd birthday to find all my friends waiting there to surprise me.
  • Easter 2009- drinking games on Clearwater Beach followed by a nice nighttime swim/hot tub party.
  • Islands of Adventure with 8 of my good friends and just being generally goofy.
  • Eighth grade Epcot trip where we got to play a murder mystery game and see N’Sync perform Christmas songs live in a small intimate concert.
  • Swing dancing to Flogging Molly live on the side of a hill in 50 degree weather.
  • Attending a “Bal du Pompier” in Paris for Bastille Day in 2003.

And of course there are numerous “This one time at Busch Gardens/Dallas Bull/Castle …” moments- which were almost all awesome, but the things you do regularly tend not to stand out as much (or I’d be listing my whole life on here!)

The ultimate example I can think of for describing to you my favorite things is….

Drinking Guinness and line dancing to live music inside an Irish pub inside a theme park with one of my best friends. Ultimate win.  I’m pretty sure the only thing that would make this better would be adding  “…in another country” to the end of it.  But my goal will be to top it.

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