Monthly Archives: June 2010
We just visited Disney World back in March. But for a fan like me, it’s never too early to plan a return trip. I enjoy the planning almost as I enjoy the trip itself. Unfortunately, it’s going to be a while before I can put my plans in action.
As much fun as our March trip was, it was also a lot of work. My oldest daughter was approaching 5 at the time. And my youngest was 11 months. That meant that everywhere we went, we had to cart around a bulky double stroller, a diaper bag, and all the usual theme park survival supplies. Halfway through our “vacation” my wife and I were exhausted.
Just a warning for anyone who doesn’t watch “True Blood”, this is one crazy show. And my review is going to reflect that. So if you’re squeamish,don’t follow the link. (Mom, this means you!) Also, spoiler warning!
Over the weekend, I checked out HBO’s original movie, “The Special Relationship”. The movie centers on the relationship between Bill Clinton and Tony Blair in the late 1990s. It’s funny. Over the last decade, I had come to associate Blair so strongly with Bush that I had almost forgotten about the relationship he originally forged with Clinton.
Mena Suvari made the leap from modeling to acting. In 1999, she appeared in two hit films; the raucous teen comedy, American Pie and the Best Picture winner, American Beauty. Suvari seemed poised for greatness. But her career quickly stalled out. Only a few years later, she was appearing in direct-to-video dreck like a remake of Day of the Dead.
What the hell happened?
I hope everyone had a pleasant Memorial Day weekend. I know I did. After a very rainy May, we finally got around to using our 2010 season passes to King’s Island for the first time.
Our oldest daughter is five and the youngest is one. (The youngest stayed with grandma and we brought along an older niece who had never been to King’s Island before.) Neither of the girls is very adventurous, so a trip to King’s Island for us pretty much begins and ends in the kid’s zone.
This year, King’s Island has rethemed their kid’s zone from the popular Nickelodeon Universe to the timeless (but infinitely less relevant) Planet Snoopy featuring the characters from the Peanuts comic strip.