The old catch 22 of blogging has hit me recently, “When you have nothing going on, you have plenty of time to blog, but nothing to write about, when you have tons going on and lots to write about, you have no time to blog.” I have been in the latter category recently, with a trip out to Garden Grove, California and cramming in lots of time with my family when I’m home from work.
Garden Grove, California is very close to Anaheim and Disney Land is in Anaheim. Disney Land is in a really strange area because Walt Disney didn’t buy up all the surrounding property and it ended up being developed by lots of Mexican run establishments like the Zapaterias, Dentistos, and Bodegas. It’s a lot like Bustleton Pike or Street Road with a giant amusement park in the middle of it. I’ve heard that this pissed off Walt Disney and when was looking for places to build Disney World, he ended up created tons of fake companies to buy up land in Orlando, so he could get it cheap and not alert other retailers to drive up the land value. I ended up being very busy with the photoshoot and lots of meetings on East Coast time, so I was getting up at 4AM each day to be on conference calls and WebExs, which left me too tired to do much in the evenings. One night we did sneak out to a place called Maki Yaki (sushi) and we ordered up tons of food. I think there were 15 of us and each of ordered appetizers and two or three rolls. The table was completely covered with food and the restaurant owner was thrilled with his good fortune. He came over with bottles of this apple flavored liquor and told us it was on the house. He also told us that he’d bang a gong if we all did a shot of it at once. It was irresistable, we all filled little shot glasses of the apple concoction and poured it down the hatch…GONG!!!! The next day I was sick, I think I ate a bad sea scallop. I ordered a sea scallop roll, had one, and couldn’t eat anymore for the night, immediate negative reaction. I’d go back though, it was a good time.
Whenever I am in hotels, I am always excited to see what is on HBO, I ended up watching a movie called Fast Food Nation, which I’m guessing was produced solely make someone sick as hell after seeing a McDonalds. The final 5 minutes of the movie show how a live cow enters a slaughterhouse, gets shot in the head with the crazy device from “No Country For Old Men”, then gets lifted upside down, sliced open, etc. etc. etc. It goes on for 5 minutes and it would make a normal person sick or possibly a vegetarian. For me, it just confirmed I like meat, as sick as it is, I love meat. I watched a documentary about how hot dogs were made on PBS once, that nearly made me throw up, but I think I ate a hot dog a day later just to get over it.
Dalia’s hair is finally growing out, she is really quite fond of her hair and idolizes Rapunzel. Dalia asked that I play dolls with her on Sunday, we played for about an hour. All our dolls ended up going to a big ball and danced. Could women and men be wired more differently, I don’t think so. I mean women just love the things men dislike, dancing, getting dressed up, and formal events. If men had dolls, they’d sit on couches in sweat pants, with pizza and video games. I guess men have action figures, so they kick ass. We either like to lounge or kick ass.
I did a Spring music upload and grabbed a bunch of music I’ve been wanting for months from iTunes, including Beethoven’s ninth symphony (ode to joy). I listed to ode to joy while assembling a futon, very triumphant…kick ass!