Sunday, January 30, 2005

Recommended Doing

Not to be shill for my company, but if you like Mickey Mouse at all get yourself down to Disney's California Adventure to see Celebrate Mickey: 75 InspEARations Statue Tour.

75 Mickey Tour
Mickey Mouse - 75 InspEARations on Tour

Debby and I took Jamie and Kylie over the weekend and had a blast. We loved seeing all the variations that each lucky person or group inspired to celebrate Mickey's 75th birthday. The Tour leaves DCA after February 22nd, and eventually winds up in Washington D.C. where each statue will be auctioned off with the proceeds going to each designer's choice of charity. It's really wonderful to see in person and for a Saturday the crowds were not bad at all. Plus it was sunny and clear a day after cold and rain. L.A. has it pluses!

Raven's Mickey
This is the girls' favorite designed by Raven-Symone star of Disney Channel's That's So Raven (shameless plug).

Depot Mickey
Jamie and Kylie with the Home Depot Mickey for my Dad who works there.

Lots O' Mickeys
We even did a character lunch at the restaurant in the background of this picture. I highly recommend the Salmon, Bacon, Lettuce and Tomato sandwich. We spent five hours between both parks and only went on three rides (and not because of the lines!). It was a nice change of pace and definitely easier on the wallet to do when you don't have to pay for tickets or parking.

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Just Wondering

What's worse? Being a slacker and being totally oblivious to it, or, being a slacker and being completely aware of it and then trying to rationalize that behavior with some lame ass excuses...?

I think it is the latter. Sort of boils down to a character issue for me. It's one thing to not know. It's quite another to know and not care. I see a lot of this mentality in the world where no one wants to take responsibilty for their actions and it is quite disconcerting. Why bother if you don't care? I'll never understand that kind of person.

By the way, if you think I might be referring to you, I am.

Wednesday, January 19, 2005

May The Spud Be With You

How cool is this? DARTH TATER!!!!
Star Wars Republic News

Tuesday, January 11, 2005

Father Knows Best

When I was growing up my father used to say that the world would be filled with better drives if all cars had machine guns mounted on them as standard equipment. My brother Scott and I used to think that it was a hilarious idea, but 30 plus years later I think the old man was right.

It is amazing to me the number of dumbshits out there on the roads. You already know my thoughts on cellphones and driving from my last post. Apparently, the rain brings out the stupidity in people as well. Driving home last night I witnessed several close calls committed by complete fucking morons. Had my PT Cruiser been equipped with weapons I would have done the citizens of the East Valley a public service. Geez people...think. Use some common sense. Just can save the rest for tomorrow, but focus please when it is dark and wet.

For future reference, here is how to piss me off on the road:

Make a mad dash right turn out into traffic as I am bearing down on you then drive below the speed limit. If you are going to cut in front of me instead of waiting for me and the rest of traffic to pass, then speed the fuck up!

Take forever to make a right turn out of traffic, coming to almost a complete stop in doing so even though no one is in front of you. People, signal and make the freaking turn...!

Pull up next to me with your crap music "bumping" out your windows and into mine. If I wanted to listen to that shit I'd buy it myself.

Run an obvious red light. I mean a red light that is ready to turn green...that will get your ass blasted the day the guns are mounted. Everytime!

Stand in the street with a bunch of your drunken friends blocking traffic and then bang on my car as I go when I tell you to get out of the street. (That one did lead to slight 5 vs 1 scuffle.)

And finally (for now at least) drive way below the speed limit in the fast lane with your fucking turn signal blinking all the way. As Napoleon Dynamite would say, "IDIOT."

Tuesday, January 04, 2005

Things I Have Noticed:

Eating a cheeseburger by the pool in Bora Bora while listening to Jimmy Buffett sing "Cheeseburger in Paradise" makes me happy.

If you are a shitty driver, talking on your cellphone will only make you a shittier driver.

Oklahoma Sooner fans are unhappy people tonight.

The Lakers will be a really good year.

When in doubt, it is best to let me sleep.

No matter how long a vacation you take, it is always too short.