Groovy video about the sounds and music in Disneyland. Via SoundWorks Collection
Part of reason Dad’s text hit me: it’s 1st time in 20 years he’s said he loves me. Not sure if it’s a sudden realization or it means he’s dying soon. Told him I loved him too…not for either reason but, despite everything, because I really do. Even if he wasn’t there when I needed him, he shaped who I am, and I am grateful for that.
Dad just texted me for 1st time since I saw him last month. Said I could “expect more soon.” Emails, texts, I dunno. Answered to ask if he’s had his next cancer check yet (he believes God will cure him, I’m athiest). Whichever of us is right, I hope he’ll be OK or at least not suffer.
Apparently Jack Lalanne just died. This was a shock…I thought I heard about him dying years ago.
Reblog this if you hate when people tell you to reblog something. Whatcha gonna do now, huh?
Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely...– Hunter S. Thompson (via sothenshe)
A Discourse on Discourse
I figured, like most things in America, that this was going to blow over in a week or so, so I refrained from commenting. And yet it’s still going, so maybe I can inject some sense into this “vitriolic political discourse” (read: political propaganda that just pisses people off) that everyone is talking about. Immediately after the shootings in Arizona (I won’t...
nickholmes: Find a way to enjoy your work. So needlessly dangerous…and yet so funny. (Warning: naked man who does not qualify as “cake”, no full frontal though)
Yes, I sometimes talk about how hard life is. But as much adversity as I’ve been through, it’s made me the person I am today. To kind of segue from the Disneyland challenge, here are a couple of things that Walt Disney had to say about his tough times: “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me. You may not realize it when...
Disneyland Day 30 - Favorite Walt Disney quote...
“Whenever I go on a ride, I’m always thinking of what’s wrong with the thing and how it can be improved.” Unlike the Eisner days when it only had to be passably good, and the cheaper the better. Well, that ends the 30 day challenge, which took about 60 days to do. No more challenges for me for a while, but I’ll keep posting whatever I think that either (a) you will...
Disneyland Day 29 - Favorite Aspect of Disneyland
My favorite aspect of Disneyland is the idea behind it. At Disneyland you not only experience the stories you grew up with and have a great time on rides and watching shows, but you get to forget about the outside world while you’re there. For one day (or longer if you can afford it) forget about terrorism, politics, the economy (OK, that one’s a little harder to forget when...
Disneyland Day 28 - Favorite Time to Visit
Every time of year at Disneyland has its ups and downs. If you go during the summer, everything will be open and you’ll have all of the shows (parades, fireworks, Fantasmic!, plus atmosphere entertainment) but you’ll spend most of your day waiting in lines and pushing through 70,000 people. During the Christmas season (which I imagine would be the most popular answer to this...
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Groovy Big Thunder photo
disneyparkstumblr: Dramatic Effect on Big Thunder Mountain!
Disneyland Day 27 - Dream Job
Does this have to be a real job? Well, it’s my post so I guess not (though I’ll give the answer which involves a real job below). I would love to just be able to wear a nametag and walk around. Answering questions from guests, giving directions and recommendations. Listening to radio calls to help out whenever I could with security situations, first aid runs, attractions going 101...
Disneyland Day 26 - Favorite Cast Member Costume
If any Disney cast members read this, hear me out before you complain about my choice. I’ve always been partial to the Haunted Mansion costume. For non-Disney cast members, you may wonder why this may ignite controversy. If you’ve ever worn this costume in the summer, you remember sweating uncontrollably in this. There is an optional coat, but the jacket that you see above is...
Disneyland Day 24 - Favorite Memory
This one took a lot of thinking, so I decided to go with something that very few people have ever done. New year’s eve, 1996 (the day before it became 1997), I was scheduled an opening lead shift, starting at 5:00am. I was doing my thing, opening the day in the computer (assigning stock levels to different carts and basically telling the computer that the day has begun), assigning people to...
My new year's eve
This was a bit more eloquent before tumblr went down, and I didn’t have the patience (or memory) to recreate it the same way. The feeling is the same, but it may not translate as well this time around. I may look into LiveJournal…at least for these deep posts that I hate losing (I never hear the people I know who are on that complaining about downtime). Well, it wouldn’t take a...
Happy New Year from John Cleese
Dear Fnerners and Bnerers, Once again, for a reason which dates back to 1582, we celebrate the annual re-boot of the Georgian calendar, with much jollity and good cheer, with singing, carousing, dancing and inebriation, leading to the consequent impact on personal health, as population after population succumbs to the morning after the night before. ...
Happy New Year
Happy New Year, tumblrs. Thanks for putting up with my rants, opinions, Disney posts, John Mayer videos, and me. I love you all.