Good to be Back
Ahh, back from another 'lil trip.
My grandpa was getting married. The trip started out with a bit of
a rush since there was an accident on the bridge going off the island.
As soon as my dad got back from work, we threw the bags in the car and
left. Almost the whole trip to the traffic jam was behind this old
fart putting along, and get this, when we reach the really slow traffic,
he turns around and leaves! Heh, the irony.
The wedding was nice. It was
an extremely informal outdoor wedding on a beautiful day just barely after
the 100+ degree heat wave. I should probably post more about it since
that was the main reason we went on the trip, but it was, well, not the
most exciting thing that happened, to say the least. Oh, a slightly
interesting thing happened on the trip to the hotel before the trip to
the wedding. My dad saw a hardware store named after his old room
mate, and it was owned by him too, so he paid a visit.
After the wedding, we had some get-togethers
with my dad's side of the family. At the restaurant, I was the only
person to eat appetizers, all of my salad, and all of my main meal.
I also had some desert (which I got free since they served me late <rant>late
service is something I've gotten used to at restaurants -- seems I'm always
last</rant>. I don't know what it is with me and free deserts
while we're on vacation... *shrug*). And ppl think I don't eat...
Heh, funny how my everyday lame IRC jokes can crack RealLife(tm) ppl up...
anyway... The most humorous event of that evening was when we were all
hugging good-bye and stuff, and my mom hugged my dad. They both jumped
back with sort of an *eww* reaction, and my mom says, "What am I hugging
Well, a vacation wouldn't be complete
without a "fun" event, so my dad and I went off to Worlds of Fun
(mainly to avoid getting dragged off shopping again with my mom:).
We rode all of the... two... functioning roller coasters. One was
down for repairs. There was a coaster accident a few days prior to
our visit. I guess it needed a little maintenance work :).
Generally, derailing roller coasters is a sign that something needs to
be fixed. The ride that was the most amusing was the Omegatron
(there's a million different names for it, but it's the one where you swing
back and forth until you're upside-down, then you do loops after long "hang
times"). Someone lost a lighter on the ride before us. It fell
a good distance then exploded on contact with the cement. There's
something you don't see everyday :). I'll have to stock up on cheap
lighters next time I got to an amusement park. Anyway, what made
this ride amusing was this cup of ice game (I volunteered, of course).
They give you a cup of ice and some water, and if you keep it from spilling
(without covering it with your hand), you get the cup of lost change they've
been gathering. I did well for the first couple loops, but then I
started losing some ice. I tried to catch it, but some got away,
so I figured, "Bah, screw it, I lost," and decided to have some fun.
When we were vertical again (I was in the front seat), I put the cup above
my head and tilted it back. Screams, such as "Agh! It's cold!"
could be heard behind me as water splashed on peoples faces and ice went
up peoples shorts. I'm cruel, but that was TOO funny.
My dad and I were cracking up for the rest of the ride. Every loop
we'd make, another piece or two of ice would fall down. After the
ride, I avoided eye contact with people drying their faces off or emptying
ice out of their clothing as we quickly made our way outta there.
Hahaha, man, I'm still laughing.
Links O' Da Day...
Here's a little link to a cybersex
log. If that one doesn't work, try
this one. (Same log, different page). It's quite funny
-- worth the read.
For all those who think that Little
Miss Muffet has a deeper meaning than that of... uhh... what it has,
check out this