Monday, December 22, 2008

It feels like Disney

Lately I've felt much as I do when I go to Disney World. Like today waiting in the long line at the Post Office. I started getting that excited feeling you get after you've waited for so long winding back and forth in the dang line, then finally making it to the front of the line and knowing you are going to be called to ride next... I mean buy stamps and send your package. All that anticipation!

Did you ever almost get to the front of the line and the ride breaks? That's what happened to Jared tonight at Brandsmart. He was second in line when the registers broke down. Of course you have to stand there because you've already waited so long and you're sure it'll be fixed any minute. After about 30 minutes everyone cheered when they finally started working again.

Then yesterday when we went and saw various houses insanely decked out in Christmas lights (it's a yearly family tradition that we started last year--only I missed it last year... that's beside the point). Among the displays we saw Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, a couple of Mickeys and a bunch of other happy characters that gave the kids the same thrill they would have gotten had we spent 80 bucks a ticket up in Orlando. They may even tell you it was better since one place handed out cookies. Another house had put the lights to music, which reminded me more of Las Vegas and was completely awesome! This retired man begins in January to synchronize his lights to 15 Christmas songs which comes out to about 20 hours a week all year. Crazy!

Some guy even started playing bumper cars with me last Saturday in the Target parking lot. I mean I've always liked bumper cars but I had to wonder, am I at Disney World? All right Sakheed (sp?), if you are reading this, in the future just because a car is pulling out of a parking space that you want doesn't mean you can just back up without looking behind you or ignore the honking that is taking place. Also, just because my car was not made in this century and may have other marks on it doesn't mean you can just ram into it like that and not even act in the least apologetic. And one more thing, was that really your phone number you gave me because I called it when your phone was in your hand and nothing happened?


Anonymous said...

Since I lived in Florida as a kid, I found this post very funny! Sakheed, Sakheed.

Mike & Andrea said...

Wow, you guys talk to our neighbors more than we do! The retired guy was the house right by ours, right? You guys are great! Hope you make all your flights and cant wait to take care of the cats, hope they dont leave any carcases around...

Anonymous said...

my car got hit in a target parking lot too. 3 years ago, I haven't been back there since.