Thursday, April 21, 2011

Of Cats.

I think a few of you have seen my dear little feline in several pictures here on the blog.
Her name was Oreo, and she passed away yesterday at around 5:30 pm. She had been suffering from a voracious skin cancer for several months now, and she was starving herself as a result.
My husband made the decision to take her to the vet and end the pain.
I had already said my goodbyes, as less than a week ago, I saw her for what I knew was the last time, before driving back here to Anaheim. My husband avoided telling me until my work week was done, as I had asked, because he and I both knew I would be torn up about it.
I am.

Oreo was a loving little team mate of mine, introducing herself to me as an attentive, intelligent cat who understood my every word, who patiently sat in an open box and waited for me to return an hour later, and greeted me with a quizzical look and a purr afterward. She was a voracious hunter, nearly wild when I got her, but who quickly became an A/C junkie. She was about a year old when I adopted her in to the family.
She came home with me very soon thereafter, and was my purring little cohort through out the rest of my middle school and High School years.
She put fur on the dress for my first Winter Formal, the dress for my Junior and senior proms, and my wedding dress. She met every one of my friends and boyfriends, including my husband. Her favorite human other than myself was my best friend Jeff.
She was loyal, loving, demanding, charmingly ill mannered, and intensely vocal.
She was a cat who acted like a dog, and reveled in every second of it.
She was mine, and she let every one know I was hers.
If there is a heaven, I hope your in it. If there is a heaven, you deserve to be there. If there is a heaven, I hope I'm as good as you thought I was, so I can pet you one more time.
I really hope there is a heaven, and I really hope your eying me now with a quizzical look and a purr.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Bats Day in the Fun Park

Bat's Day.
Never heard of it? Oh neither did I, until last night. I was talking with a TLT comrade when a pretty little Cybergoth walked past, and then she said it:
Bat's Day.
The day when thousands of goths, of all shapes colors and nationalities, invade Disneyland. Its an unofficial event, but Disney allows the invasion because it involves Disney making money on the crowd of gothy consumers.

No folks, I'm not kidding. Its real. They even have a special, community made, ear hat for the occasion:

So getting one. found at LINK
Only picture that didn't involve a human, you all know how I hate using photos of humans I don't know.
I much prefer props.
Even better: Bat's Day is happening the same weekend as the Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides premier is happening. The same weekend Thor is coming out.
May 6th,7th,and 8th will be a massive streak of awesome. I'm not a full blown goth, in fact I'm more nerd than anything, but I can appreciate the goth aesthetic, and the fact that this happens AT DISNEYLAND, is so intensely awesome.
Are you interested in attending Bat's Day? Do you want to find out more about Bats Day, do you want to see a picture of 2000 goths in front of Sleeping Beauty castle in the daytime? Click the web poster above and check it out.

Bat's Day. So epic.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Disneyland Creature Feature: Dragons Breathing Fire

Ladies and Gents: meet Murphy, Disneyland's 45ft tall, fire breathing Dragon.
Found on Flickr, image by douglasgordon

Murphy, as she is known, is so named because of the law named in her honor.... I mean... The law that applies to her. She breaks, a lot. Its actually supposed to be Maleficent's dragon-form, but because of the problems associated with her, cast members started calling her Murphy. 
Girl dragon with a boys name. 
Anyway, Murphy breathes fire, moves, roars, and does all that dragon-y stuff that dragons tend to do (She keeps her sparkly hoard of gold across the Rivers of America in Pirates of the Caribbean). 
But of course she can be a bit of a diva, so she randomly eats cast members and either feels sick from the black dye of their clothing, or chokes on the yellow satin jackets they wear (there is a rumor that there is one poor, rather large guy tasked with specifically performing the Heimlich on her.) During those days she does not preform. 

By the way, if you want some amusement go find the various Murphy the Dragon Twitter pages. Some of the hash tags are fall on floor inducing.

Thursday, April 07, 2011


One of my favorite places on earth is the Musee Mecanique, they have all these coin operated machines, and I can spend hours just going through and examining the mechanical processes of each machine. Many of their machines are intensely creepy, and the creepiest are always the fortuneteller machines. You put your coin in the slot, and the half man or half  woman comes to life, moving extremely slowly. Their hand moves back and forth, or they lift a lid to somthing, and you might hear a recording, if its a newer model, but at the end a card falls out of a slot, and it tells you your fortune.
Its always extremely generic, and generically good.

Found On Flickr, Image by Thomas Hawk

I wonder if, on Halloween, they put bad fortunes in their machines.

"In three days, you will cut your finger off."

*Giggle Fit*

Pier 45 Shed A at the end of Taylor Street
Fisherman's Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133 

Haunted Mansion Video Link of Extreme note.

Nearly lost this account because I forgot the bloody password for a short while.
Google is not helpful with password recovery folks, just a warning.
Anyway, I'm Back! It's my weekend, (my Sunday to be precise), and alls well in the wee hours of the morning here in Anaheim. So interesting fact: they are doing a number of progressive updates to the Haunted Mansion attractions here in the states because (I assume) of the upcoming new Haunted Mansion movie (I hope its better than the last, but it is from Del Toro, and he's messed up in the head, so yeah it'll be better.) WDW is getting the majority of the updates, but a slight few mods have been made to my Beloved Mansion here in DLR. Madame Leota has been sporadically flying through out the length of my stay, but now she has a little wispy friend in her immediate background.I'll see if I can find footage sometime in the next few days, if not, trust me folks. It's there.... there is a projection on a back wall of a wisp and green ectoplasm.
Anyway, in WDW, there has been a major change involving the Hitch Hiking ghosts! They now interact with your reflection!

Its a really incredible effect.
And before anyone asks, no I don't work in the Mansion. (I SHOULD) I actually work in Tomorrowland, which is more yesterday-land.
Anyway the video was so cool I figure I'd share it with you guys, legit Halloween awesome-ness will be returning shortly.