April 22nd, 2005

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Dizzy World Report

On Monday night, we returned from a five-day visit to the Land of the Mouse. Since the trip was so short, we knew that we wouldn't be able to see anywhere near everything, so we planned in advance that we would concentrate on two parks: MGM Studios and Epcot. Epcot because it's the park that's most different from other theme parks, and MGM mostly because E and S have both talked up the Tower of Terror so much that I just had to try it. It was a fun trip, although I'm still having jet-lag issues (which explains why I am up and writing in my LJ at this ungodly hour).

Arrival Day: We spent most of Thursday enroute. Our flights were on Delta, so we "changed planes" in Atlanta. I put that in quotes because we took the same plane the whole way -- we even had the same seats on both legs -- but they still made us get off with all our bags and get back on again. The movie was "Lemony Snicket", which was cute. Jim Carrey was an excellent Count Olaf, and the kids who played Klaus and Violet were good, too. That night, we met the whole gang (E, S, and S's parents (referred to here as Mom and Dad for simplicity's sake), along with a co-worker that Dad picked up at his conference). We ate at the California Grill, a four-star restaurant in the Contemporary Resort. The food was good, but pricey, and bad restaurant policies meant that we had to eat in the lounge even though we had a reservation. So I am hard-pressed to actually recommend the place to anyone. We did get to see the fireworks over the Magic Kingdom, which were nicely done although not particularly special.

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best song titles

Sometimes, I can love a song just for the title.

Case in point -- currently playing on my iTunes: "(First I Was a Hippie, Then I Was a Stockbroker) Now I Am a Hippie Again" by The Bobs.

The song is only okay, the story of a former hippie who loses all his money in the 1987 stock market crash (gee, just a little dated). But how can you not groove on that title?

There must be other songs out there like this, mediocre tunes with awesome names.
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