Don’t Stop Believing

I asked if I’d ever be able to grow a full beard, considering I can’t do it now, at 30.

“Maybe not,” my barber admitted, “but there are still tricks you can do.”

“Like what?”

“Well, you could grow your mustache real long, and comb it over onto your cheeks.”

I gave him a 100% tip.

Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 4:17 pm  Leave a Comment  

Our neighbors moved.

We’re sad, because their cat was best friends with our dog.  They loved playing so much that the cat would come as soon as she heard us calling the dog.

On the day the neighbors moved out, they asked me what our dog’s name is.  “‘Daisy,'” I replied, “and you may not know it, but that’s your cat’s name, too.  Sorry about that.”

Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 4:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

Spieling in the Temple

Skippers don’t spiel in the Jungle Cruise‘s Cambodian Temple.  There isn’t a clear reason why.

Some claim it’s because the acoustics don’t pair well with the tinny microphone.  Some are content with the explanation that, “The script doesn’t provide any material for the Temple, so we’re not allowed to,” which is a long way of saying, “Because I say so.” Personally, I don’t like spieling in the Temple because it’s a gorgeously themed space.  The tone is so eerie.  To me, it’s the purest icon of Adventureland:  nature reclaiming humankind’s efforts.  It’s a sobering moment of meditation amid the puns. All that said, there was one time that I spieled in the Temple–without the microphone, I hasten to add, so it wasn’t wholly disruptive.  I hated how much I didn’t hate it. (more…)

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“Tasty” is something that tastes good.

“Smelly” is something that smells bad.

This sort of senseless bias makes me touchy.

Published in: on July 8, 2015 at 3:44 pm  Leave a Comment