Posted by Joke at 2:59 AM
Kim posted at 5:36 AM, January 21, 2008
This is the whole part of your personality I just don't get. I mean, the manual car thing, the proper shaving paraphernalia, the love of a good suit...
and then you all go to Commercialismland wearing matching outfits.
You are nothing if not enigmatic.
Kim posted at 5:37 AM, January 21, 2008
You were also the person who dispelled my longheld but completely unsubstantiated belief that only tourists go to Disneyland.
blackbird posted at 8:44 AM, January 21, 2008
American Express my dear.
One phone call, all questions answered.
Joke posted at 10:22 AM, January 21, 2008
I don't do phone calls. (But I'll check their site...thanks!!)
BabelBabe posted at 10:45 AM, January 21, 2008
i opt for coma. we should NEVER EVER vacation together, if the situation were ever to arise, however unlikely. especially as I have long been on record as preferring Chinese water torture to Disney anything.
olivespearls posted at 3:23 PM, January 21, 2008
Well, I totally get it. People don't realize what a classy place Disneyland is, and how very little it has in common with the monstrosity that is Disney World. It's where LB and I went on our first date, and on MLK,Jr. day, no less. Have a great time!
shula posted at 6:42 PM, January 21, 2008
It's all Greek to me.
Joke posted at 6:46 PM, January 21, 2008
BabBab, I see where you're getting confused. You think we go to Theme Parks to have a vacation.
A vacation is (for us) the beach. Slushy fruity beverages laced with spirituous liquors, and the children "playing WTF over there" if, indeed, they have journeyed in our company.
This is a TRIP. We are going somewhere to do things. We have to ride the X, ride the Y, see Show Z. That sort of thing.
Compounding the ease of it all is being on Eastern Time. If we sleep to what our body clock says is an indulgent 11am, it's actually only 8am in California, meaning we can move like medicated manatees and still be early.
I make no effort to evangelize on Disney matters. In fact, I wish more people -- especially those in line ahead of us -- held your views.
PS Kim, the reasons why I revel in most aspects of Disneyishness would take a month of posts to address. The short answer is that I am JUST old enough to dimly remember Walt Disney, and much of his ouvre wound up shaping my childhood.
And I am clearly a 10 year old at heart.
Poppy Buxom posted at 12:23 PM, January 22, 2008
BabBab, here's a little secret: Joke never takes vacations. He talks a good game about slushy fruit drinks and the beach, but does he do it? No, he does not. Even when he heads to Naples supposedly to relax, he's hitting the outlets or buying huge, Fred Flinstone-sized slabs of meat take to the other side of Florida. With him it's go, go, go. It exhausts me just to write about it.
We're good for two rides and some walking around and then it's back to the hotel room to rest until dinner.
Joke, you're not allowed to drop little pearls of French into your blog entries unless you can spell them correctly. Oeuvre = body of work
ouvre = a mangled version of the French verb signifying "to open"
Poppy Buxom posted at 12:25 PM, January 22, 2008
I mean, honestly. You don't find me tossing snippets of Spanish into my blog entry with gay abandon, mangling the language and setting people's teeth on edge. Ay carumba!
Joke posted at 1:38 PM, January 22, 2008
You're confusing the one of us who can't type with the one who can't spell.