Tuesday, September 25, 2012

I know it's been a while....

I feel like such a failure having taken so long to update. But I have an excuse, I've written two papers, given two presentations, and had a test in the last two days. The joys of being a grad student. It's so much fun to read a hundred pages of journal articles about on-ramp merging models, planning theory, and the correct way to perform a safety study. Ugh.

I do have one better excuse (which is also more relevant to this blog topic). I'm planning a vacation!!!!

Want a clue as to where?

How about this?

     A Star Wars convention and you didn't do your Leia-hair very well.
Um, no. I'm not that much of a dork.
     A secret cult meeting where you worship black circles.
Once again, no. I prefer trapezoids anyway.
Let me say this in Spanish, no.

We're going to Disney World! And by we, I mean my boyfriend and I. That's him standing there next to me. He's the one who so wonderfully brings Quinton to life.

I absolutely love Disney. I really may be that much of a dork...or secretly a six year old who was abducted by aliens and had my child's body replaced with an adult female version. If you don't like Disney, I'm sorry I'm not sure we can be friends.

And, because I'm sure you're wondering, I may have to pull out a fanny pack.

Until next time, God bless America.


  1. You know what's right next to Disney?!? HARRY POTTER LAND!!! Just a suggestion. ;o)



  2. Oh god, what I wouldn't give to visit Harry Potter Land...

    Hmm, I'm seeing a theme in these comments. I think people are a wee bit obsessed with Harry Potter.

  3. A friend of a friend wrote her PhD thesis on Ritual Poetics and Disneyland as a Temple Cult...people make pilgrimages there, they wear ritual garments (Disney t-shirts, mouse-ear hats, costumes), and they witness/participate in carefully delineated rituals (certain parades/shows). So maybe your second proposal isn't so far off?

    Have fun, by the way! Sometimes I think grad students need vacations more than anybody.

    1. I guess I may be a member of the Disney World cult. I'm not sure I'll be participating in the ritual garments though. After all, a mouse-ear hat is incredibly impractical if you are actually going to be doing anything.

  4. Oh, I wish I had time to go to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I've only been to Universal once and they were still in the process of building it. I was taunted by parts of Hogsmeade protruding out over the construction walls. I don't have enough days on this vacation to make it there (as well as no transportation) but I will make a patronage there eventually.