Thursday, September 30, 2010
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Tuesday, September 14, 2010
Day 09 → A band or artist that has gotten you through some tough days.
George Strait is my go-to guy when I need a pick-me-up. His songs remind me of my childhood. How could his smooth voice not improve my day? The past year or so I have been into Christian music. On the days I need desperately need inspiration and hope, I let the lyrics and music of Christian bands lift my spirits. Works like a charm!
Day 10 → Something or someone you couldn’t live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
COFFEE. Hands down.
Day 11 → Someone or something you definitely could live without.
I definitely could live without bad drivers. They can turn my happy mood into a very very bad mood in a split second.
Day 12 → A book you’ve read that changed your views on something.
Several years ago I read Michael Crichton's State of Fear and it sparked my interest in the "global warming" phenomenon. The book discusses how every decade society seems to be obsessed with living in a state of fear about one thing or another. It used to be AIDS and then Y2K. Currently it's global warming. Although it's a fictional thriller novel, Crichton (like in all of his books, including the Jurassic Park series) adds in a large amount of factual research. After reading State of Fear I researched the topic on my own and formulated my own views. I do this on all controversial issues. Although I call myself a conservative, I never just side with the majority of conservatives. I take my time in forming my own opinions. So what is my opinion on global warming? FALSE.
Monday, September 13, 2010
I think he thought he owned these fish. He had to point and show everyone who passed his new friends.
Headed to Downtown Disney afterward (just us) since Orien took a long and late nap that day. If you've been here (especially after dark) you know it's SENSORY overrrrload. O had that same expression the whole time.
We were in Girradelli's (sp?) waiting on this massive foot-long ice cream cone (see above) and O decided to make friends. He weaved in and out of every single table in the shop saying HI and waving. Every person in that ice scream shop was smiling and laughing with O - literally. Then this one table of 4 told us they wanted a photo of him trying to eat the ice cream. So after 5 or 6 attempts, they finally got the picture they wanted. The whole place waved bye and clapped when we left. We love our little entertainer.
The lines to meet characters a long and slow SO this is our version of Orien & Donald. Hey, Donald even posed!
Poor baby looks hot. But he enjoyed the African Safari. Saw a bunch of animals chillin mostly in the shade.
Met up with my cousin Jason for lunch. He works at Epcot and I haven't seen him in over 10 years! Woah! One of the highlights of my trip.
We walked to the BACK of the park, hopped a SLOW, hot train, and walked UPhill to an outdoor petting zoo...where the animals were blocked off! Arrrg. Still worth it to see O light up at the sight of all the smelly goats, etc.