Saturday, February 2, 2013

Goofy stillprecap

Day 2 of not running and spending money found us getting up super shitty early in order to acclimate ourselves for the races.  I really didn't want Saturday to feel like a shock, getting up at 3am- which to us on Phoenix time would have been like 1 in the morning!- but we were on vacation after all, so we split the difference a bit and got up at 430a, which gave us time to cab it to a walgreens before hitting the expo again. I hate how no matter how well I pack I always wind up wishing for something I don't have, and with 39.3 staring me in the maw I didn't want to feel like I was lacking *anything*.  So we set out to fill the holes, which for James was toiletries she had left mistakenly and for me was moleskin, nail polish and wine.  You know, for after.

 I had this for during.
I have to say, I feel like there are not very good reasons for leaving Disney proper and exposing yourself to Orlando in general, based on the contents of this Walgreens.

I am not making this up.  And they are not plastic.  $9.99!
I mean, WTF!  how is this a common enough purchase that they carry them at WALGREENS down here?!  And what do you DO with it?!  Frightening.

Anyway, having availed ourselves of shit we deemed highly necessary but probably wasn't (no we did not buy an alligator head, the cab was waiting), we headed back to the expo to finish aquiring more shit we probably didn't need.

Sidebar- I kind of feel like taking pictures of things is (almost) just as good as buying them...and a lot cheaper.  So often when I was younger, I'd *have* to have something, but then once I acquired it I had no room to put it and was always wondering why I was so broke.  So I developed this genius idea somewhere along the line, I'll just take photos of things I want instead of buying them, and so that's what I did at the expo.  It's cool bc my clutter is becoming mostly digital, and the bonus is, looking at all these random photos of just things makes me want to not buy anything ever again.  All the satisfaction of purchase, all the memories, none of the guilt-ulcers.

I mean, how many bars could I have worn this to?
I love this and wanted it, but my car panels are plastic so magnet = useless.  Why they did not have stickers, idk, but thanks for saving me $17.50!
I was sooo torn about this shirt, but I just don't look good in baby pink.
Maybe when I get over the thousands of dollars this trip wound up costing I'll crop the gif and take it to a printer and make my own.  ...Or, maybe I'll just look at the pictures and be over it!  Win!
Ok, now wer're just getting carried away with inspirational schwag!  Step away!
Having done enough damage at the expo, and before I could be talked into buying another version of The Stick to complement the one I already got for christmas, we headed out to finally snag some park time.  Not too much ofc, because we are not stupid.  We were prepping for some major racing!  I think we hit 2 rides at Epcot before calling it a day and heading to bed at like 6pm.  Sad but true smart, when you have a 3am wakeup call looming that only leads to extreme exertion!

  I think this is the only picture I took that afternoon.  That's us looking up at the mirror ceiling outside that Ellen ride they have at Epcot with the dinosaurs!  Artistic!
...oh yeah, but James got a couple good ones too :)  This is an awesome trick we picked up on a trip to Washington DC- why wait in line when, through the magic of perspective, you can seem to take a picture with something *at any distance*!!  See how I totally have my arm around Goofy?!  See how totally scared he looks?!  See how cool I am?!

Of course when we got back to the room it didn't much feel like time to sleep, so we got food and breakfast-leftovers from the hotel food court, and I think we watched Animal Hoarders on tv while I put my nail polish on (because- priorities!) and eventually drifted off.  Tomorrow, it begins!

This is the nail polish I *had* to have, btw.  I bought an actual bottle before the ET race and it made me queasy, so I have been dying to try these stickery strip things instead. THEY DID NOT DISAPPOINT!  Avail yourself!


  1. Sorry you had to experience the south via a Walgreens in Florida. I agree. Stay on property.

    I like the logic about taking a picture instead of buying. Must try that next time.

    Love the perspective trick!

  2. Well, if you like that, we'll have to dig out some of our pictures from that DC trip to show you, bc it really is brilliant to pick abe lincoln's nose from a thousand paces. ;)

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  4. Taking pictures of what you want is brilliant!!! You should have told me that $400 ago!!!