Wednesday, April 22, 2009

So much to say, too jet-lagged to do it

So...I'm a terrible blogger, but you guys have probably figured that out. The truth is, I wish I could blog every day, but I'm just not that interesting and I don't knit fast enough to have something new each time. But every once in a while I just go non-stop for a week or two and once I remember that I haven't blogged in a while, I have so much to say, that I just don't even want to think about how I'm going to organize it all. So I'm not. I'm going to tell you about my trip to Disneyworld, a sock, and a stole that is just over an inch long. Then for the next post, I'm going to take pictures of another pair of socks and tell you about an upcoming lace project for a bride-to-be (that's NOT me- fyi). Prince William and I aren't *quite* there yet... Let's start with the best part: Disneyworld.
My mom and I went to Disneyworld for my last spring break as a student, and it was (mostly) awesome. It rained on the first day...alot. So we got cold, wet, and had to wear goofy ponchos to keep as dry as possible. I was hesitant to put on the poncho, but after a while, my hope in clear skies went away and I gave up and put the darn thing on. Here is one of the two pictures of my mom from the whole trip: If you see her out in public, call her "Poncho Libre". She hates it. She might honestly fly over to England and kill me for posting this picture :p
Then to be fair, this is me and my poncho in Norway (we did Epcot and Magic Kingdom in the rain). We went to France and saw an old friend, La Bette (The Beast). Hanging out with Prince Phillip and Princess Aurora. I truly think that Maleficent's spinning wheel was where it all started...for me at least.

The obligatory Cindy's Castle shot with Walt & Mickey.
Saw another old friend hanging out by the pirates of the Carribbean ride. He is trying to work on a merger between the Black Pearl and the Neverland Pirates so they can cover more water in tandem. I don't think it's doing very well. Get back to Neverland, Smee!

The next day we went to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios (formerly MGM). Those are my two favs, and the weather was perfect. Unfortunately, perfect weather means lots of tourists and long lines, which was something we avoided the day before in the rain. We tried to get there early before all the animals went away for their naps. We got to see just about everything but the lions. Here are some of the highlights:

Evil Meercat. They're all cute and cuddly until you watch them on Animal Planet. Then they're just evil.
After we did just about all there was to do in Animal Kingdom at break-neck speeds, we headed over to Hollywood Studios and did my favorite two rides, Tower of Terror and the Aerosmith Rockin' Roller Coaster. Some lady was leaving and gave us fast passes for both on our way in, so that worked out perfectly and saved us a ton of time, which made up for the shuttle ride from hell (long story, not worth telling). We both were having funky hair days, so not too many pictures were taken. We did get some sock pictures, as I worked on it in line religiously in Animal Kingdom and got quite far that day.
The next day we did Downtown Disney (since you don't have to pay to enter or park) and hit the shops, including the world's largest Disney shop (just about peed my pants). Then headed back to Sarasota for the night. Went to one of the yarn stores the next day and got myself a nice ball of sparkly Berrocco Sox, and then headed to the airport. Got back and found these in the mail:
And started on this beast of a yarn ball last night. This morning I found her reading my book for my feminism class...good. Someone's got to do it.Moral of the story: Disney is awesome, I haven't been knitting very much, and I'm too jet-lagged to make this post any longer. I'm out!

1 comment:

Jaclyn Bailey said...

looks like you had a great time! Cant wait till you have the energy to post more! I have to live vicariously through someone!