||[Dec. 13th, 2005|02:55 pm]
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You wanna hear it? *Hunh!* Here it is! A book report on Peter Raaaaabbit.........
So I just realized that it's been a very long time since I updated.
I went to "Costuming A Galaxy," which was this very large showing of costumes from the Star Wars series. Most of them were from Episodes I-III, but there were a few of the originals as well. It was very interesting to see the difference in quality between them, probably due to the high definition digital filming of I-III. But yeah. It was at FIDM (fashion/design school), and I went with Sally. Other than the tour guide (who was a FIDM student and uber fashionably gay), we were the only people that came for the actual costuming element. Everyone else...... wearing Star Wars t-shirts or else clutching some sort of memorabilia related somehow to the films. One guy (about 35, I'd say) was carrying one of those collapseable light sabers. Anyhow, I didn't know where all the costumes fit in with the movie, but they were really darn cool!!!! It was all very detailed and elaborate, especially Padme's stuff. Also, the stuff that wasn't "human" was really cool because most of those also had the other hair/make-up elements to the costumes as well. Chewbacca is HUGE and made of these gorgeously hand tied furs and things. Anyhow. Long story short; costumes were AWESOME, Star Wars fans are honestly as strange as the Simpsons make them out to be.
Sarah and I went to Disneyland. We went on the busiest day in 5 years. Seriously. They had to shut Disneyland down. We get there around noon, spend a couple of hours in California Adventures, decide to meander over to Disneyland and since it is INSANELY crowded, we went back over to CA to eat. But uh, as we walked out the exit, we see that the lines for Disneyland stretch all the way back to the big "CALIFORNIA" letters. If you've been to Disneyland, you know that the space between the two parks is pretty large. I wouldn't say a whole football field, but I would say at least half, maybe 2/3 of one. And this is not one line that stretches that far, it is eight of them, and they're the sort of lines that are groups of people squished together, not single-file. Why-oh-why we didn't try to turn around right then is beyond me.
We didn't even end up eating over there, or going on any rides. It was stupid. But yeah. Grabbed a hot cocoa to sip while waiting in what were sure to be hour long lines, and as we were leaving CA, there is an employee in uniform shouting that Disneyland is closed, and to stay in CA unless you want to leave the parks. We walked out anyhow and went over to the lines, which were actually shorter than when we had last seen them. And they seemed to be moving. So we joined one, grumbling about why the lines would be moving if they weren't letting anyone in. As we inched closer, people seemed to be dropping out of line, but we heard one person say they were giving out day passes, so we waited for that. Then when we get up to the kiosk, lo and behold, they let us in! I asked the guy taking tickets if they had actually closed, and he says "Yep, for an hour and a half. First time in five years." This is insane.
So we were back in, but honestly, it seemed more crowded when I was with Alicia a couple of months ago. We didn't have problems getting around. We got on all our rides, we saw the fireworks and it snowed little bubbles on us, we scored front row seats for Fantasmic. Just before it starts, there in an announcement over the loud speakers saying that due to popular demand and overcrowding, a third showing of Fantasmic will happen at 11:00. I wonder how often they do that. I've never heard of it, but maybe that's just me. So we saw the show, got up and went to go use our fast passes for Space Mountain (which we had scored around 3:00 p.m. but couldn't ride until 11:15). As we get there, a really rude guy who I wouldn't have known was an employee except for half the Disney pin that was peeking out from under his jacket tells us that they just closed Space Mountain because it broke down. We tried to walk up anyhow to see what happened, and then two other guys with a rope were coming down saying it was closed for the night. Disneyland is stupid.
We went on AstroBlasters just because and some of Sarah's friends were there randomly. It was nice and awkward for me, not knowing any of them, but yeah, it was okay. Then we leave with the mass exodus of people and hop a tram back to our roof parking spot, drive home, and hit the hay. Now I'm achy all over and I think I'm coming down with a cold. Gross.
I fly home on Saturday. If anyone wants to hang out, let me know.
My former teacher's boyfriend who is holding my kitten hostage is pissing me off. She's not even going to be a kitten by the time I get her, I swear. I'm beginning to doubt if I even am going to get her. *grump*