Back to life, back to reality

5 Apr

I’m home.  The trip was good.  Really, really good.  I have no complaints, which is pretty amazing considering I had plenty of complaints before I left.  I mean Disneyland during spring break?  Bah.  Right?  You would think bah!  I had prepared myself (and everyone who I talked to pre-trip) for the worst.  But it wasn’t bad.  It was fun, really.  Really really. 

And you would think that should teach me not to prematurely complain about a vacation.  But no, no,  it shouldn’t.  Because that whole low expectations thing totally works for me.  I’m either pleasantly surprised with things turning out not nearly so bad as I thought or I’m completely justified in having been right about how much it would most likely suck.  A win-win, see?

I won’t bore you with a recap of the trip’s highlights, save one.  One very important highlight.  The highlightiest of highlights, my friends.  Two words: Captain E-fricking-O.  That’s right.  Spring break at Disneyland 2010 included a special Michael Jackson Tribute/Captain EO revival. 

Mr. T was in heaven.  Hea.  Ven.  And at the tender age of 13, he was able to scratch something off his bucket list that he didn’t even know needed to be on there.

Any of you who are not familiar with this 1986 short film of 3D awesomeness (directed by Mr. Coppola, no less), well, I pity you.  And now I will educate you.  Naturally, it won’t be the same without the 3D glasses, rumbly seat interactive theater or happiest place on earth setting—you’ll just have to do your best to imagine.)

And Part II (in which the awesomeness grows exponentially because that’s where the singing and dancing comes in):

And that is my gift to you.

Woooo!  Pelvic thrust.  Pelvic thrust.


10 Responses to “Back to life, back to reality”

  1. Susan M April 5, 2010 at 11:58 am #

    Wow. It’s like MJ meets the Borg meets the Muppets.

  2. bythelbs April 5, 2010 at 12:20 pm #

    Meets Staying Alive.

  3. tawnya April 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm #

    Yay! You’re home!

  4. Alison Wonderland April 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm #

    Aw, you didn’t have to get me anything.

  5. kamilli vanilli April 5, 2010 at 2:14 pm #

    So glad you had a good time. If you don’t expect too much, you won’t be disappointed. My life’s motto.

  6. MaryAnn April 6, 2010 at 8:16 am #

    Pelvic thrust, pelvic thrust…heeheeeee…owwww! Haven’t seen that or thought of that since I was about 13. However, unlike Mr. T, I was totally into it, noddin’ my head like yeah…oh wait, that is someone else…

    It was so awesome seeing you and your beautiful family. Miss you bunches and hope to get to your neighborhood before too much time passes…

  7. Flipflopmama April 6, 2010 at 9:53 am #

    Captain EO is all kinds of awesome. I’m almost sorry I missed it when we went to Disneyland a month or so ago.…almost.

    Glad you’re back!

  8. Lora April 6, 2010 at 8:02 pm #

    I don’t know how I have lived without seeing that. Everything else just seems so bland and pelvic-thrustless. Sigh.

  9. bythelbs April 7, 2010 at 9:24 am #

    Tawnya—Aw, thanks.

    Alison—Well, if I felt obligated, I probably wouldn’t.

    Kamilli—Definitely words to live by.

    MaryAnn—Hopefully, you know seeing you was the actual highlightiest of highlights. Can’t wait to do it again!

    Flip—A missed opportunity you will live to regret! Mark my words!

    Lora—I’ve been trying to imagine a pelvic-thrustless life. I can’t. I just can’t.


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