It’s a Small World..Not

You’ve been to Disneyland, right? Well one of the original rides, It’s a Small World has been closed for a couple of months now for refurbishment. Every once in awhile you see this. Usually for maintenance purposes although that is not always the case. Remember Pirates of the Caribbean? Remember how they added the Jack Sparrow character after the popularity of the movie? They also did this to The Haunted Mansion. I think they did a pretty good job with both.

This time around, they are refurbishing Small Word to accommodate the ever-growing population. Meaning, our bigger butts! Yes! They are adding newer boats or gondolas to accommodate more weight. I know the stats are true, but I am shocked that Disney would admit to this. “You are all getting fatter so now we need bigger boats”. ACK!

I suppose this means the ticket prices will go up again. Actually, they go up every year..did you know that? By the time my kids are in their twenties, I suspect it will cost about $160 per person and the adult tickets will include any child over the age of 5. I mean, right now they consider a 10 year old an adult. My son loves that. “Hey Mom! I’m almost an adult!”. Yeah right.

How can one stay away though? The sights and sounds of Main Street alone are enough to make me wanna buy a ticket right now. The candy apples, the rock candy from the Candy Emporium, the Funnel Cakes from the Space Station. OK, I see how we all got the bigger butts! It’s a vicious cycle. Spend more, eat more.. install bigger boats!

Kind of makes me want to walk a couple of miles tonight..but it also makes me want a funnel cake.

P.S. We are going to Disneyland in April.


A Friend, is a Friend.. Blah Blah

I am going through a rough patch right now with a friend. I do believe that most of her issues can be resolved with medication. I know that sounds funny but I often feel that there is a little bit of a chemical imbalance..IF you catch my drift.

Unfortunately, this last rough patch ( for lack of a better term) included a little bit of a verbal assault upon my being. This has happened before. Apologies are made and we move on. However, this last time around, I have some hurt feelings and I am not sure I want this cycle to repeat anymore.

I was talking to another friend about the situation, a friend that has nothing to do with the friend that I am having this problem with, and I said to her that I want the kind of friendship one sees on Sex In The City. I want the SITC friend. The one that is there through thick and thin.. that can make you laugh and cry… but what I get out of this one particular friendship is just the “cry” part. Also, without giving you too many details, I am getting older and I just don’t feel that I have the “time” to invest in a friendship that is so one-sided.

So, I believe I am beginning the process of “letting go”. It’s not a good feeling. I toyed with the idea of stressing to this friend, that medical intervention might benefit her, but with the current situation, she would of course see this as an attack and that would not be good since we are already on the “outs”. I don’t want to cause her unnecessary stress.

Anyway.. this might be a two-parter depending on how this all goes down. I will think about it some more. I think.


Chatting with friends about books and life…