Friday, February 19, 2010

Curlers and Pirates

Heather and I took an impromptu trip to Disneyland yesterday. This is the beauty of the annual pass. And also the beauty of unemployment.

Quick sidetrack: Another beauty of unemployment being that I have countless hours to watch the Olympics, which includes curling. Valerie alluded to this in a recent post but I would like to briefly expound upon the strange phenomenon of cute curlers. Who knew? I mean, really, who knew that the cute guys hang out at curling lanes? I suppose there could be cute guys anywhere but I guess I've always equated curling to bowling and have you ever seen a cute bowler? No, you haven't. So it's a bit of a surprise. A rather pleasant one.

Okay, I'm back on track, which was this: I'm a little frightened of Pirates of the Caribbean. I never use to be but yesterday we went on and for the first time I looked into the eyes of the animatronic pirates and got the willies. It looks like they're peering deep into your soul and only have foul play on their minds.

8 comments:

Heath said...

"Hang'on Carlo--Don' be cheekin!"

Andrea said...

Oh my goodness Heather. I was about to write that same exact quote but you beat me to it. I miss that ride, even though the pirates are a bit freakish.

The Katzbox said...

Rachel...they are PIRATES! Even the animatronic ones are scary.

At night they roam the park and kill butterflies.

Ms. Liz said...

You know - I've had moments like that too. My first trip back form my mission I came out of there TOTALLY creeped out. Like seriously. I still don't like to go on it at night. Even after the Jackification.

Stephanie said...

I think they made them look too real - I think that's why "It's a Small World" is better than when we were kids - they just look like dolls now. It used to look like they actually wanted you to think that they were real. Fake things looking real is creepy in my book.

Angela Noelle said...

Posts like these are what keep me coming back for more. I heart reading you.

睡衣 said...

Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

Rach said...

I have always found animatronics extremely creepy. Like you said, it's the eyes. There are animatronic dinosaurs at the local dino park, and Jacob had the good sense as a toddler to stay as far away as he could.