Saturday, July 9, 2005 3:30 am
I didnÕt get to bed until 5:30 last night, but my called me at 10 and I couldnÕt fall back asleep. I watched ÒHostageÓ this morning, a movie I found on top of the TV which seems way to cheesy to star Bruce Willis, and wished that I had some popcorn (but I cooked the last of it yesterday).
I had a great 4th of July. I worked a morning shift running on two hours of sleep (staying up was worth it, though) but felt fin. It was busy but not insanely so. We didnÕt run out of strollers while I was there, but the park was closed around noon because it had reached capacity. I heard it was insane during the fireworks. After work, I headed over to Epcot with Eddie to watch their fireworks show. Epcot put on their normal IllumiNations fireworks then had an extended special show afterwards. The whole sky above the lake was filled with light.
IÕve been so busy lately that I havenÕt had time to be sad that my family is at Lake Chelan right now. This is the first year IÕve ever missed. TheyÕve been going to KellyÕs Resort every summer since I was an infant. It probably was kind of a lame summer since my grandparents didnÕt even go.
I saw War of the Worlds on Tuesday night at Downtown Disney. It was my first time visiting that theater, and I went with Eddie after making my first homemade pizza. I even made the dough from scratch, and was most satisfied with how it turned out for my first attempt. War of the Worlds was really fun and enjoyable, even if it isnÕt up there with my favorites. I thought it was a really well done sci-fi movie. I enjoyed the point of view of a family over, say, the president in movies like Independence Day. I tend to enjoy fantasy stories starring regular people. I could analyze why that is, but IÕm too dang tired right now!
On Wednesday, my second day off, I went to Blizzard Beach with Nicki. I would have had a better time but we had a male tagalong who kind of got on our nerves. He was alright, but we would have rather been alone so we could talk uncensored.
Last night, Eddie took me to the Comedy Warehouse, the improv show at Downtown Disney. I sure liked it and want to see it again. Afterwards, we met Jennifer and Scotty at IHOP. (I keep wanting to write iHop. IsnÕt that sick?) I built a sculpture named Sin-Thya/Cynthia and egged Jennifer on (she told us about witnessing the birth of Baby and how she lives without a bank account) while the guys were quiet. I should have tried to include them in the conversation more, but I was kind of out of it so I just let her talk since she seemed to be enjoying herself.
Today, I mostly slacked off at work. It was Extra Magic Hours, so it was pretty slow since there was no huge rush of people. I extended so I could get a ride home and spend more time with my pals, and I sure did. I spent the last two hours of my shift just walking around and chatting with my colleagues. Priscilla, who is one of those friends who can drive me crazy despite how much I adore her, had an interesting adventure. She wanted to serve as a translator for some Spanish speaking guests, so she tried to take them to the Contemporary to call a taxi. She was going to walk them there (I guess they couldnÕt figure it out themselves?) but got halfway there before realizing sheÕd gone the wrong way so she took them back and rode the monorail with them, in costume. The Contemporary didnÕt want to call, so they sent her back on the monorail to Transportation and Ticket Center. When she rode back to Magic Kingdom, she told the guests who questioned her that she was a translator. SheÕs lucky she didnÕt get caught and fired!
Much more to write, but I am too tired. My bed is beckoning as I fantasize about having a foot massage. (Alas, my feet are too nasty to be that up close and personal with anyone.) I work at from 2 pm - 8 pm tomorrow and am looking forward to a nice little six hour shift. WeÕll see if I wake up early enough to get anything done. I accidently ate half my food today while watching ÒHostageÓ and need to go grocery shopping. Oops.