John Madden: Right here (massive amounts
of yellow squiggles on the telistrator screen) you can see it! He is defiantly
over the line as he is typing. He is gonna have to suck it up, that other author
up in New England is the champion, if Philly is gonna have any chance they can’t
be taking penalties like this right here: (more telistrator squiggles)
Al Michaels: Wait there is a flag on the
field. One of the coaches is challenging the call on that last play and they are
going to the Instant Replay booth for an analysis.
UPON FURTHER REVIEW, THE SITUATION AS CALLED IN
THE LAST TRIP REPORT AS TAKING PLACE ON THE AFTERNOON OF THE FIRST PARK DAY IS
INCORRECT. ANALYSIS OF THE PHOTOGRAPHIC RECORD SHOWS IT WAS EARLY SUNDAY
DECEMBER 5, 2004.
THE TRIP REPORT IS OVER RULED.
A TEN PARAGRAPH PENALTY WILL BE ASSESSED ON THE NEXT TRIP REPORT
John Madden: Good call! I'm not sure I
always like instant replay but that's a good call. Look he I'll show it again
and again but I am still not sure I like instant replay, Yeah that there is a
good call. !
Al Michaels: Right and now back to the
Jeff Roast: How will the rest of the
tribe will react to that mistake and how it will affect tribal council?
Cut away of a Survivor: I am not sure how
I am going to vote... There is a lot of tension here... I just gotta play my
game… Someone is gonna get voted off soon and I am real glad that mistake was
made because I can make an alliance to vote Zurg off and it won’t be me going
OK! I made a little mistake.
The time line was off but the basic story remains the same and we’ll just chock
it up to artistic license. You think all that crazy stuff really happens to
Yeah so do I, but that isn’t my point.
The point is we had a great time in MGM in the morning Connor and Kelley added
hats to the Klan’s collection, we rode some rides, played around and had a good
old time in the Studios.
Kelley wanted to take the boat back. Kim & Connor walked. We could see them on
the path Connor was bouncing up and down, waiving his arms around like a nut and
generally having the time of his life. The hot seat does that to you the first
time. Then you want more…
Walking back is WAY faster than the boat; we got off at the Swan and walked
back. Our room was WAY DOWN THE HALL. Kim & Connor went in the back door up the
stairs and were right in the room, way before us. The kids were tired, even
Delaney who is typically a spinning top of doom in the afternoon. They actually
chilled out and some took naps!
Kimball and I took the opportunity to go over to visit the Golfers. On the way
out we talked with Nancy at the concierge desk. We had PS at Whispering Canyon.
The ZIA (Zurg Information Agency) was careful to make these PS on a day when our
old pal Bobby would be working. Just in case we asked Nancy to call over to
check to see if he was on. No point in going all the way over to the Wilderness
Lodge unless the varsity is playing.
ZW & I walked over for a beverage at the hospitality suite being run by
SuiteDisney & GenePA in the Beach Club Villas. What a spread! Good food, lots of
drinks and funny people. The ushered us in made us welcome.
So welcome that Gene fed me some nuclear powered hot sauce, the kind that is
hotter the next day (if you get my meaning.) But he did it in a friendly “let me
help you do something really stupid to yourself” kind of a way.) Let me tell ya,
this is the WMD stuff they were looking for in Iraq.
Glo was there. Glo is without a doubt the most accurately named person I have
ever met. She glows with warmth and humor and the room glows with her, or maybe
that was the hot sauce. No just kidding about the hot sauce, Glo’s great. LY/MI.
Wish she was going to be around all week.
We also had the pleasure of meeting Tony in real live life for the first time.
He had brought along his crazy golfing buddy Mark. Mark may have had a little
head start on the malt beverages or maybe he’s just that kind of a guy but man
he was funny, particularly when he was ducking phone calls from the wife. She
was most likely (and knowing the company as I do, legitimately) concerned to
have him hanging out with a bunch of internet freaks.
We had a grand time, other than the fact that my brain spontaneously exploded
when the hot sauce hit it. Fortunately, Kim remembered we had kids who were back
at the other DVC place ‘cause I was trying to drowned the hot sauce with great
beer. Laura & Gene are great hosts, nuclear powered hot sauce (discomfort and
joy?) and cold beer!
Back at BWV Nancy confirmed not only that our boy Bobby was working at
Whispering Canyon but had made sure we would be at one of his tables. Now that
is service. We gave Nancy a BadShoe.com ThankShoe pin as reward. We also met
Alfonso an evening front desk manager. We chatted pleasantly with him for a few
minutes explaining BadShoe. Very nice guy, he didn’t even have us arrested.
Now we have had a few trips to Whispering Canyon. If you have been there you can
see it is our kind of place; Quiet, Respectful, Understated – NOT!
Our friend Bobby wears a Tigger on his hat, so we wore matching obnoxious orange
Tigger shirts as a tribute. We take BadShoe stickers and cover him with them. We
make fools of ourselves and he plays right along.
We check in and the wait is about 25 minutes. OK we can cope. After taking
Delaney to the restroom I realize – We forgot the stickers!
ZW and I confer. The kids are chilling - Delaney is still a little groggy from
her nap. I have time.
The BadShoe stickers are a tradition, I’ll run back to BWV for them. I jump into
trusty Zurgmobile (the single most booked and rebooked rental in the history of
automobiles) and take liberties with the posted speed suggestions. Dash down the
hall and back, my buddies at Bell Services didn’t touch the Zurgmobile and I fly
Some where along this little journey, I found a good radio station. Good is a
word that here means real rock and roll (real old that is.) Once again I am
considering the signs as suggestions for people who a)don’t know where they are
going, b)need a map c)are reading it while driving d) all of the above, D final
Have I mentioned Connor is diabetic - insulin dependant? What happens in a Type
I diabetic is they can’t get glucose (energy) into their cells because their
pancreas doesn’t make insulin. The way you spot this in your kid is they get
tired easy, drink a lot, pee a lot, and sugar makes’m lethargic not energetic.
Connor has it. To get insulin into him, we use a hypodermic needle just before
he eats. So if we eat out I carry the needle with me until - just before he
Now for a variety of reason I don’t put it in my pants pocket.
1) It is sharp, and if the little protector fell off it could be fairly painful
in a region I would really prefer avoid pain.
2) The plunger thing could get pushed in and the insulin pushed out in a region
I would rather not have looking like I just peed myself.
Also I would like to save the insulin for the diabetic. These are all good
reason why I carry the needle on my ear, like a pencil.
Jimmy Hendrix came on the good radio station. I turned it up,
1) Loud Jimmy Hendrix.
2) Hypodermic needle on ear.
3) Rental car, near warp speed, approching Magic Kingdom Tool Booth.
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