I’ve decided I’m not going to stay up until the video uploads — I’ll just let it run overnight and turn off the computer tomorrow morning. Still going to caption it before I make it public anyway.
I just changed my 9:20am FastPass for Big Thunder Mountain Railroad to 10:15am — it’s 1:30am now and I may want that extra hour of sleep. Plus, with Extra Magic Hours for Disney hotel guests, the park is open until 1:00am, so it’s gonna be a LONG day. But I also anticipate it being an awesome day (and I don’t anticipate awesome days very often, so that’s saying something).
Sadly I don’t get to use a cell phone in the parks — I think Sptepdad never forgave me for getting his wet on Splash Mountain at Disneyland last year (I got more drenched than I’ve ever gotten on it and there was no dry pocket that it could have been in). So for those hoping to meet up, sadly the only way to reach me is tumblr (or email, for those who have it — if you don’t have that and want it let me know and I’ll provide it as long as you’re not a stranger to me).
But now I’m off to bed. The energy from the dinner I had 4½ hours ago is leaving and I need my beauty sleep (more than most).
Wow, what a day.
Ah, Walt Disney World. Where a “quick trip” to go get dinner takes four hours. But hooray! Nachos at Planet Hollywood were delicious (and very filling).
All checked in and in the room — now off to get some food! We got up at 5:00 this morning to get to the airport and haven’t eaten yet.
The sad part is now my mom’s upset with the check-in staff. Three trips ago we got an “extra magic” surprise upgrade to a suite as just a random thing that the staff did to be extra nice. Now she expects it every trip and gets upset when it doesn’t happen. Then she asked for a closer room (we’re pretty far back from the main building), and the cast member said those rooms are more expensive, and the “standard room” that we paid for is in the back.
How do you tell your own mom that when you were a cast member, you hated when guests acted like she’s acting?
Anyway, I’m off to eat.
OK, gonna try to sleep through the TV. Early start tomorrow, followed by something like 5½ hours on a plane.
Well, we’re off to a smashing start for the vacation. Nothing like anger and yelling to start off a family vacation on the right foot.
9 hours until we head up to my sister’s house.
25 hours until we leave for the airport.
I should probably try to get some sleep.
Today’s good news: After six days since my last mail tracking update on some DVD-Roms I’d ordered from Amazon (they left the east coast on the 10th and then disappeared from the radar), today they appeared in my mailbox.
Currently burning things to discs so I can then delete them from my hard drive and have more space available for the pics/videos I plan to take at Walt Disney World (gotta get that one last video of Maelstrom before it closes forever next month).
My first computer had a 2GB hard drive and I thought it was amazing at the time. Now 250GB isn’t enough.
Getting bad again for no reason after you’ve been so happy for a long time is literally one of the worst feelings ever
Oh god why?!!
Popeye the Sailor Moon
By the power of me spinach, I will pulveratize ya.
Chicago’s newest attraction - a 1000ft-high viewing platform that offers spectacular downward facing views over the city. TILT is housed in 360 CHICAGO on the 94th floor of the John Hancock Tower and, as the name suggests, the enclosed glass and steel platform tilts visitors forward for a unique perspective of the city’s The Magnificent Mile. (Source)