Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday Leftovers (Feb. 26)

The Leftovers, last one of the month.... can you believe February is already almost over? Crazy.

Word Association

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1. Teeth :: Dentist
2. Sweeten :: Pot
3. Demons :: Angels
4. Pizza :: Party
5. Protector :: Of Evil
6. Smooth :: Criminal
7. Coat :: Winter
8. Pebbles :: Bam-Bam
9. Pregnant :: Twins
10. Sing :: Song

Explanations: Hmm... I guess you can say I am a Protector Of Evil around here. I keep the evil scary monsters away from Kennedy. Pregnant with twins, funny, just thinking yesterday how my mom was hoping for twins from me. Two Yvies would have been, well, much less stressful than two Kennedys. One Kennedy is hard enough.

Surprising Delivery

One of my awesomest blog buddies, Willoughby of This Stop Willoughby, sent me something unexpectedly. I got a package with a t-shirt inside, a t-shirt she made for me! It says "Marathon Runner" on the front, and was the first shirt Willoughby and her husband printed from their new screen printing press. What an honor!

I'm going to take a picture of myself in that shirt and post it, but I just wanted to mention it here right now. Really, I'm flattered. And I'm also lucky to have a bloggy pal like Willoughby.


Marathon No. 2

No, not for me. The super-fun Morgan of Caution: Redhead Running is running her second marathon, the Gasparilla Marathon in Tampa Bay, on Sunday. Morgan tore through her training runs for this marathon and may set a new PR. She ran a 4:08:26 in Chicago in October, her first marathon.

Either way, new PR or not, she's going to destroy Tampa. Have fun, Morgan!

Disney Stuff

Not sure if it's going to happen but I'd love to hit Disneyland next week and make it at least a weekly thing once more. There's a big game around here that's going to require my attention and time, so that's going to complicate things. But if it doesn't happen next week, for sure the week after. On March 10, there is supposed to be some activity. The Pixies are supposed to take over Fantasyland, or something. The Pixies as in Tinkerbell and her friends, which should make for an interesting time.

Earlier this week, I wrote a guest post for my blog buddy Tattoos and Teething Rings, and I decided to write something on Disneyland. Big shocker, right? To write something on the Happiest Place on Earth. I just wrote a bunch of tips on Disneyland, kind of as a rough draft if you will of something that I've been talking about doing here forever. But I'm finally wrapping my head around the concept and will try and roll it out soon.

One thing I'll have to go scout is Captain EO, which opened on Tuesday. I'm not sure if the girls will enjoy it a whole lot (they don't care for 3D that much) but we're going to watch it for sure. My buddy Angie went and watched it since she's a big Michael Jackson fan.

And one more thing. If you're planning a trip soon, check out the closures :(

Matterhorn – NOW CLOSED through 3/11/10
Rivers of America Attractions – NOW CLOSED through 5/6/10
(Columbia, Canoes and Tom Sawyer Island)
Mark Twain – NOW CLOSED through 5/14/10
Honey I Shrunk the Audience – NOW CLOSED until further Notice
King Arthur Carousel – 3/8/10 through 3/10/10
Star Tours - October 2010 through Late Spring 2011
Golden Zephyr – NOW CLOSED through 4/2/10
Silly Symphony Swings – NOW CLOSED through 5/28/10
It’s Tough to be a Bug – 3/8/10

I got that list from a friend of mine, also a passholder. Some of those are good, because they will revamp Star Tours, and Captain EO pushed aside H.I.S.T.A. Oh, and the last three are at California Adventure. The only ones of those we do regularly are... none, actually. Kennedy wavers on the Matterhorn and whether she likes it or not, plus it's got a big line sometimes. I'd say the Carousel is the one we've been on the most of that list.

LB's Song Of The Week

My weekly nod to children's music.

My blog pal Polly of The 5th Sister has a post every Thursday where she plays around with a letter of the alphabet. For instance, yesterday she had the letter F. It's actually part of some whole blog conspiracy to set Thursdays aside as alphabe-Thursday. Okay, maybe not really a conspiracy. It would be nice to participate but that might be too much strain on my brain.

Anyway, next week will be the letter G, so in spirit and anticipation of that, this week's song is from They Might Be Giants.

This song is called "Go For G!"


Angie Eats Peace said...

That shirt sounds pretty awesome!

Katie A. said...

What a great shirt and friend! Can't wait for the pics!
I really love Disneyland! So mad the Matterhorn is closing - it's my fav :) And I am wicked jealous you have a season pass - if I lived there I would too!
Enjoy the weekend and your runs!

Mark said...

I'm braving the predicted rain to head to Disneyland tomorrow. I hope it's fun despite the bad weather. Hopefully it will scare away some of the long lines. Maybe?

L.B. said...

Hopefully the rains do scare the crowds away. The threat of rain is something good to have on your side if you are going. Actual rain once there... well, that may be a different story but hopefully it threatens more than anything.

Willoughby said...

I'm so glad you like the shirt! We had a great time making it.

I envy your trip to Disneyland. I'm ready to head for California. We just got another three or four inches of snow dumped on us. I'm ready to scream!

Tattoos and Teething Rings said...

Haha, when you said The Pixies were taking over, I first thought of the band!

5thsister said...

How did I miss this! Great read. I can't wait to see your t-shirt...Su is such a sweet and dear friend!

And that "Go for G" That may just be too hard to pass up for this Thursday's Alphabet meme....I had something silly planned about Gregorio the galavanting galoot and his friend Godfrey the gadfly...but THIS is so much better then anything I could pen!

And good luck to your friend Morgan on her upcoming marathon!

Nessa said...

Between your G video and 5thsister's G rhyme, I am ready for the day.

Sean the Vampire