1980

Apr. 15th, 2009 07:20 am
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The following film is a little promotional film for Fantasyland in Disneyland back in 1980. I was SEVEN when this came out, but I remember somehow seeing this film! It was one of the catalysts (along with reruns of The Wonderful World of Disney) that started my obsession with Disneyland. The DL that you see in this film strip is the Disney Land i wanted to go visit! Of course, by the time I got there in '91 it was quite a bit different and I only stayed for 1/2 of a day... it wasn't till The Epic Road Trip of 2001 with [livejournal.com profile] khristle, [livejournal.com profile] dotgirl and [livejournal.com profile] collisions that I got to have a FULL DISNEY EXPERIENCE.



Now we're debating over when Molly's first Disneyland trip should be. I say it should be on her 4th Birthday in January of '10, Crystal says we should wait till she's at least 5 or 6.
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Day Two was full of way too much awesome! Starting with:



After that, here's the short list of Highlights:

  • Having Wil Wheaton sign a book for me only to discover that i was short on cash, havng to come back and plunk the money down on his table while angrilly saying "There's your BLOOD MONEY, Wheaton... I hope ya CHOKE on it!"

  • My "Escalator moment" with [livejournal.com profile] nelbailey and [livejournal.com profile] tigernatch, them going up and me going down and then being swallowed in the crowd as i paraquoted Joel Robinson as he paraquoted The Wizard "I can't stop it I don't know how it works GOODBYE FOLKS GOODBYE!!!"

  • Being the only person in line to respond to Angus Oblong when he came in all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and said "There's my people... GOOD MORNING, PEOPLE!" Dead silence from the crowd till I waved back "GOOD MORNING, ANGUS OBLONG! WE LOVE YOU TOO!" or something to that cheesy effect.

  • Hunting high and low for a Red Pen so that Angus could complete a piece of artwork.

  • Finding, losing, and then finding again the Mythical Retailer Who Was Selling All Action Figures For $5. He was an awesome dude, giving away toys to kids and having a great time just being a retailer. I *had* to spend money at his table! Such actions must be rewarded!

  • Getting to hang out with [livejournal.com profile] teegin, even though it was never as a group.

  • Showing [livejournal.com profile] baeleth that not all prices are set in stone, and showing him that pretty much ANY ITEM that's priced at $40 can be had for $20 to $25 by the end of the convention.

  • The sad realization that most Suicide Girls suffer from "Cheerleader Syndrome" (see episodes of "How I Met your Mother" for details)

  • My last purchase of the day: Sifting through a box of comics, I turned to the retailer and said "I'm way too tired for this right now and the Con is about to end... will you take a dollar for the whole box?" Retailer said they couldn't POSSIBLY let it go for less than $5. I said all I have is $4. He said he'd be willing to come down on his asking price. I offered $3. SOLD! Long box of random comics for $3!

  • Giving my very last Convention Dollar to Jennie Breeden of http://www.devilspanties.com just because I felt that I needed to pay her *something* for all the awesome comic strips :)

It was especially awesome to see that the three guests I was most excited to see - Wil Wheaton, Angus Oblong and Jennie Bredeen - were either COMPLETELY SOLD OUT (Wil and Jennie) or VERY, VERY SATISFIED with their amount of sales (I heard that Angus had one of his best profits here this year). THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!

Great convention, now to try and shake off my ConSARS.

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