Thursday, November 01, 2007

NaBloPoMo! Woo! Yeah! Woo!

Okay, that's about all the excitement I can muster up today.

It's National Blog Posting Month! I'm going to post every single day! Not like I don't already post every single freaking day!


Anyway. Here's a post about MGM Studios that I promised I would write about eleven years ago.

Wednesday morning we woke up at 6am because Satan next door was shrieking at the top of his lungs. Something about eggs. I don't really know. I threw a shoe at the wall, but a) It was a flip-flop and those don't make noise and b) the child had been shrieking for three days and this didn't seem to concern his parents so somehow I don't think the mad bravado of my quasi-shoe against the wall was really going to matter.

Anyway, the plan was that we would hit MGM studios first and then go over to Animal Kingdom for the rest of the day.

We went down and got on the bus with approximately eight hundred other people, none of which had showered and none of which wanted to heed the automated voice which requested we all remain in our seats and not eat or drink. I guess no one had time for breakfast because everyone seemed to have muffins except for us. The muffins looked pretty good too.

I really love MGM studios. In fact, it's probably my second favorite park because I love movies so much. Since I love movies so much we HAD to go to The Great Movie Ride. We ended up in the second row, which was cool. Our guide? She was nice as could be, but bless her heart I could not understand ANYTHING she said. I had been on the ride before, so I knew what was going to happen, but Jason and Boy Child just looked puzzled. Girl Child was too busy waving at all the robots to notice.

Then we went to Muppet Vision 3D. Oh my Bob in the morning, do I LOVE THAT SHOW. I am so all about 3D shows, as I've mentioned, and I adore the Muppets. That was so much fun.

We went to lunch at the Sci-Fi Dine-in Theater Restaurant.

You sit in little cars in a darkened room and they bring your food to you on rollerskates, like car hops. Sci-Fi movies play while you eat.

We sat at an umbrella table because frankly? I didn't see the real appeal of the car tables. I mean, I wanted to sit where I could see my kids, not crammed up next to them.

However, the whole restaurant really appealed to me because again, I love movies, and also? In case you haven't noticed? I'm a huge fan of all things kitchy, cheesy, and campy. So it seemed like it would be a good fit for me.

Our waiter? Bless his heart, he was a huge douchebag.

I guess I was expecting too much of people who worked at Disney because I'm really happy while I'm there, you know? I forget that they are at WORK and I'm sure the heck not happy while I'm at work, so I can't expect them to be either. I mean, maybe if people came to visit me at work they'd be all like, "Woo! Guns and sadness! This rocks!". I doubt it, but maybe.

After we ate our food (hamburgers all around) we made what will forever be known as "The Worst Possible Decision of All Time" and went to...Star Tours.

The guide calls it, "A thrilling Star Wars flight simulator". I call it, "The easiest way to make Chick ralph after eating lunch, ever."

Shockingly, I did not toss my cookies, but oh my Lord, I felt like it. I had to sit down for a while and have a cold drink. I seriously felt very sweaty and uncomfortable and bad.

Girl Child and I braved the Tower of Terror, which OH MY SWEET LORD is now my favorite EVER. Boy Child and Jason sat it out. Maybe Jason looked at me distrustingly when I told him it was really cool (before riding it), but I'm not sure.

We looked at a lot of other fun stuff while we were there, including Al's Toy Barn, which was cool. I also got the kids to pose by Buzz Lightyear's space ship.

I could have stayed there longer, but the plan was that we would go to Disney's Animal Kingdom because the plan was, we would go to Magic Kingdom again on Thursday.

That was the plan anyway.

So we went to Animal Kingdom and guess what?

It started raining.

A lot.

See the smart people in the photo with umbrellas? We were not those people.

Then? We find out that Animal Kingdom closes at 5pm.


So we went back to the hotel, ate dinner at the hotel's "restaurant" (quick service, cafeteria-type, with great ice cream sundaes) and went back to the hotel room to chill out.

What actually happened? Was that I puked my guts out. For about thirty minutes. I could not stop hurling. It was terrible.

After that? Jason got sick. He wasn't quite as vocal about it, but he was sick too.

So maybe the burgers gave us food poisoning or mad cow disease or something. I don't know, but it blew chunks.



AnnieM said...

Happy NBPM! Sounds like food poisen to me! So not cool on vacation!

stepmomof2 said...

Yuck, sorry you guys got sick. Boy child and girl child are just too cute with the dimples :-)

nailgirl said...

Every time i see pics of you and yours at Disney world, I want to go. Boo hoo hoo hoo.

Morgan Leigh said...

OK, so you made it seem all happy-happy to end up blowing chunks? There should've been a warning at the top of the page.


Just joking.

Glad you (kinda) had fun!


I hope you guys got to go back to the Animal Kingdom, because it was cool.

AnGlOpHiLe FoOtBaLl FaNaTiC said...

Oh, dear God. Do you think it was the simulator? Cause being in that thing? Gave me heebie jeebies. That totally sucks. And, the Muppets are the most underappreciated movie stars of all time.

Kellie said...

"oh my Bob in the morning".....seriously, I MUST learn to not read you while drinking. Any day now, my sparkly new monitor is going to short out from being sprayed with water.

Sucks about the chunk blowing. That's crappy anywhere, but even worse on vacation!!

Dawn~a~Bon said...

Awwww man! I'm so sorry you got sick but I'm just delighted at that gorgeous SCARF in your beautiful HAIR! You are too cute!

frannie said...

what a horrible way to end the day! there isn't supposed to be any sickness in the land of magic!!

and could girlchild be any more beautiful? that kid is gorgeous!

Kimberly said...

Love the picture of you with the kids! And Al's toy barn? Niiiiice!

Tiger Lamb Girl said...
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Tiger Lamb Girl said...

Your waiter may have been a douchebag. But, you've got AWESOME (freaking gorgeous!) hair, Chick!!

Step up. Follow my logic. ;) Awesome hair cancels out douchebag waiters. It just does.

Kim said...

I love MGM, too, but I HATE the Tower of Terror. I am pretty good with roller coasters, but the rides that spin or go up and down really fast freak me out. When I was in the ToT, I felt like my stomach was all over my insides. The ride seemed like it lasted forever and I was so happy when it was over and the elevator doors opened. lol

My favorite ride there was the Rockin Rollercoaster. :)

Stephanie said...

Truly, blowing chunks stinks. But you guys are like the cutest people alive. You should win awards just for having the (ok, maybe third because I have a couple of them that would shoot me dead if I gave away the top spots to someone else) cutest Girl Child and (ok, maybe third here, too, for the reasons mentioned above) Boy Child alive! Loved the pics!

Catwoman said...

You blew chunks at/near the Magic Kingdom?

It's official, I'm starting my shrine to the Chick in my cubicle. Could you please send me a lock of your hair to get me started? Oh, and a toe nail.

Rachel said...

So much for the Happiest Place on Earth. Maybe the Pukiest.

Love the pics though!

Amy W said...

That SUCKS that you guys got sick...I have actually never eaten at the Sci-Fi Dinner...

And yes, the rain that day? We went to downtown Disney in the rain...

SJ said...

So wait, you and AmyW were at Disney at the same time and you didn't meet? Run into each other?

Bummer. Because I? Would have stalked you. But in a friendly not crazy type of way......

Anyway! I'm sorry that you got sick after your day...that really must have sucked. Hopefully it passed quickly though and didn't ruin the rest of your time.

I love your photos!

Edie C said...

Oh no! Your day sounded so great until you got back to the room. Ick!!

my4kids said...

Too bad about the blowing chunks part at least the rest of the day didn't sound to bad other then the rain. Did you go back to the Animal Kingdom?
I loved The Muppets as a kid also the Muppet babies...I thought they were so cute.