- me: i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.
- me: and you know what else? [2000 word rant]
The anthropologists decided that this tribe was to remain “uncontacted”.
This is one of the best things iv seen today
Ask and you shall receive…at least since I was online to see the request.
This pic has gone around with several captions. One is the example above, another is “this plane belongs to a conservation team in the Amazon,” and my personal favorite (which is probably taken as fact by a lot of right-wing nutheads): “Obama took a private plane flight over an Indian reservation in Oklahoma. This is what happened.”
The truth is that the photo was taken at the Faena Arts Centre in Argentina, where it was on display in 2012 after being created by artist collective Los Carpinteros.
The Pirates and Pals fireworks cruise was really cool. It was geared more towards kids, but our guide (Patch) was awesome. We had free goodies, a meet & greet with Captain Hook and Smee (I modeled my best Smee salute and gut flash), all the chocolate coins/cotton candy/pretzels/popcorn/ice cream we could carry (sadly I didn’t get more because by the time I got to the front of the line for Hook and Smee it was time to go to the boat but I did snag a coffee cup full of chocolate coins to go), then went out and watched fireworks (they piped the music through the boat’s sound system so everything was in sync), and then got back to the dock to see Peter Pan waiting for us.
The last pic is the cast member who took the pics of me with my camera — when I handed him the camera for the Peter Pan photo he pretended to take a selfie, and I told him to go ahead if he wanted to, and that if he did it would end up on tumblr. But he did it when I wasn’t looking, and when he gave me the camera back he said “the third pic is my favorite.” That was the selfie. So here it is, on tumblr, as promised.
And we got these pretty groovy pirate bandannas (that’s the thing on my head in the pics of me).
Yeah, thanks for that, tumblr. Now I’ve got a bunch of people with icons from me that are now broken, and I really can’t do anything about it until October (unless I find a quick fox — I’ve got literally 121 of these that will all have to be re-done when I do, and I just can’t see doing all that while I’m on vacation and don’t have much down time as it is to work on it). Fortunately the one person who has sent me a message about it is very nice and very patient about the whole thing.
Anyway, back to Disney. Here’s today so far:
8:52am is when housekeeping came knocking today. But at least today they gave a time for when they would come back so I know how long I have to get out of the room (just long enough to grab a shower and get dressed). Then I have to decide what I’m going to do while they’re in here. I may explore a bit, or I may grab a book and try to find a bench in the shade and just rest my weary legs.
I told my parents that if I don’t run into them before tonight, I’ll know where to meet them for the fireworks cruise by the posting that the WDW website says will be in the Contemporary Resort’s lobby saying where to meet. They’ve already headed out to get Tonga Toast at Captain Cook’s at the Polynesian (Tonga Toast is basically French Toast made with sourdough and stuffed with bananas — sounds really good, actually, but I don’t know if I’m motivated to rush over in the morning to get it). I’m thinking I’ll head there before the fireworks tonight to try them out for dinner — the pulled pork nachos on their menu sound pretty good.
Rain in the forecast for this afternoon/evening, so I guess I’ll be schlepping my mini umbrella along with me (if I’d known how small it was before I bought it I may have decided to either skip it or hold out for a larger one…I feel like I’m using an umbrella made for a toddler, and no matter where I hold it, part of me is still getting wet). Anyway, I’d better get ready and get out of here or I’ll end up rambling and get caught off guard by Housekeeping 2: This Time We Brought Towels (hopefully they do, anyway).
Got all my pics uploaded, which is good because at this rate I may not have room on my computer for the pics and videos still to come. At least if I have to delete them from the hard drive before I go home to make room, I can still access them.
It was good to spend a little time on tumblr tonight, even though most of what I did was some catching up (but I didn’t get to everyone). Still not sure what the plan is for tomorrow — sleeping in probably won’t be on the table (housekeeping knocks somewhere between 9:00 and 10:00am, and when they switched the hotel locks to use MagicBands instead of key cards they apparently forgot to include a way to signal “Do Not Disturb” — but yesterday Housekeeping didn’t come in at all because when they came at about 9:30 and I said I’d be gone within an hour and they never came back and my parents were pissed and blamed me so that means I have to be up and out so they can come make the beds). So I’m not sure how much I’ll be on, but I’m looking forward to hopefully not doing much at all (like when housekeeping comes maybe I can wander around for an hour and then come back and just relax until we leave for the fireworks).
So even though it’s fairly early, I think I’d better take a couple sleeping pills and call it a night.
-You become emotionally attached.
-You can’t hug them whenever you want to which is something you often forget.
-You find people who don’t judge you. At all.
-You have to learn time zones. That’s a real bummer.
-You find people who love you for you.
-You sometimes cry because you just love them so much and get super emotional when you realize they are thousands of miles away from you.
do you ever wonder how many tourist photos you’re in the background of
All the time, actually. Probably tens of thousands, if not more.
And yet I still can’t find any of them on the internet. I should’ve worked at Disneyland after the internet and digital cameras were more popular. People were still using film in the 90s.
It’s been a little over a year since I’ve started this blog, and it’s jumped all over the place, from just a few pictures to a few facts, and now looking into some WDW history, and so far it’s been a blast! I’ve reached an important milestone…
In honor and appreciation of all of you who’ve made this happen, I’m having my first giveaway! The prize will be a Disney pin out of my collection. I’ll choose the pin, however if you win and you have a favorite character or something I’ll see what I can do ;)
- Must be following me!
- Likes and reblogs count, but only one reblog. You’re obviously welcome to reblog as often as you like, but just the first one will count. Please don’t spam your friends!
- Your ask box needs to be open so I can contact you if you win! If I try to contact someone who’s ask box isn’t open, I’ll pick a new winner.
- You’ll have to be comfortable sending me your mailing address, but don’t worry, I’ll delete it after you send it to me, and I won’t send you any junk or use your address for any other reason.
- I just got a new job, so depending on how things go, there might even be a bonus prize other than the pin!
- No giveaway blogs, please! (I’ll be checking!)
- Not a requirement, but please send me any comments, questions, or even your favorite Disney stories, let’s have some fun during this giveaway!
Giveaway will end on September 30 at midnight EST!
Congratulations on the milestone!
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I’m adding my photos here. I’ll be putting them in albums by days for now. I’ve got the first day (which consists of all of five photos) uploaded, and will be uploading more as the night goes on (possibly taking a break to go get dinner at some point — it’s almost 8:00 and I haven’t eaten since around 1:00).
As I mentioned in the earlier post, these are unedited and unsorted (other than by day). I renamed the files of day 1 since there were only five, but for the rest I’m just going to leave the generic file name the camera gave them.
OK, I just went down to get a drink refill and as long as I was in the main building, I stopped by the concierge desk and asked about the fireworks cruise situation, and things are looking very good indeed — the park is closing early for a Halloween party, and at first the guy helping me didn’t know if they did the cruises for that party’s fireworks, but then the guy next to him said that he’d personally been on one of them for that show.
So as long as the date isn’t mixed up (which I don’t think it is), then I get to see an even bigger than usual fireworks show — they shoot up from all around the park for this one, so it should look pretty spectacular from the Seven Seas Lagoon!
(Also the boat holds up to 60 people so we may not be the only ones on board)
Also, to @jennygreenteethswamp: I should probably figure out a place to just upload all of the photos as I go for those who want to see them (instead of posting hundreds or even thousands of photos here) — they’d be unedited and unsorted for now, but I should see if flickr or someone has a bulk upload tool (if not I can always fall back on Google Drive). Videos may have to wait until I’m home, though — the internet hasn’t been terrible since that first night, but it’s also not exceedingly fast and uploading them to YouTube would take a while. I also don’t have a cell phone to “verify” my account at get the ability to upload long videos there. I may see if Vimeo will let me post longer ones when I get home.
Hi, I'm Kenny Vee.
I'm a Disney nut (most of that ends up on my Disney blog, but some of it may end up here), I'm passionate about the things I believe and often quite vocal about them.
As such, this blog tends to be a bit heavy on politics and opinions.
You will never convince me that guns are good. EVER.
Currently depressed as hell and angry a lot. I've also graduated from "low self esteem" to "advanced self-loathing."