- March 6th, 2013
I hate amusement parks. I just don't like it. I don't like roller coasters and all that other stuff. But sometimes... I feel that I have do what is necessary. I'm going to explain this idea. I haven't seen my cousin, Albert in a very long time. Like most people I have many cousins... some I don't like and others I've never met cause they are in South Korea. But I have two cousins that I refer to as my favorite because I guess, in a sense, I'm closest to these two. And whenever we spend time together, it always feels like we are having the most fun we could. Lately, I've spent so much of my time worrying about the outcome of tests and stuff that I've forgotten to let go and unwind a bit.
Albert is a teacher, he teaches choir. Al has always loved music... from a very young age, he has always played piano and sang in choir. If I told you that my aunt would go to all of this concerts, I would not be lying. My aunt always made time for his concerts. I've always treated Albert like the little brother that I've never had, but I've always wanted. Something has happened to him and it amazes me to know that the innocent, fun kid has been replaced by this guy who understands the cruelty of this world and is ready to deal. For some reason, when it came to him, I always kind of tried to keep it light and fun. If you've seen me interact with my cousin, I'm sure you'd be shocked cause that hard-ass, jackass that I am is gone and replaced by a jokester who like playing jokes on my cousin. Watching my cousin with his students, I was in wow!! My cousin has grown up to be this great teacher whom his student like. I wish I got see it, I wish I got to see him progress into this guy whom I'm proud to know. It's awesome to know and see. I have a feeling that he is going to be a greater teacher than he is already.
I went to Disney cause Albert's cousin's choir students were going to come and sing. I wasn't sure if I wanted to go... but, my parents wanted me to go and support him. It had to be done. And he is my cousin and I've been unable to go and visit him because of all the stuff that has been happening. Disney has changed since I've been there. There is something magical about Disney. I must say. I watched his choir sing and they were brilliant. They were a lot better than I would have imagined, but then again... I really don't know what I was thinking. I probably would've they were great regardless. I took several pictures.
Albert, his friend and I went to lunch at Rain Forest Cafe. I thought it would be better. I felt bad for Albert, he kept looking at his phone to make sure nothing was wrong wit his kids. The strange thing was that they were in Middle school and they all had cell phones. Me... my first cell phone was in college. One of the kids had lost his ticket. So we had to go, but the kid found it in is room. It was interesting. The first ride we got on was Space Mountain. I forgot why. I had agreed to ride rides that I wouldn't get wet on. I don't like getting wet oddly enough. There's a joke later. So... we are standing in line and we start joking around about how Albert turns into the demon child when we are playing Call of Duty. Of course, Albert has the right to get mad at me cause I'm terrible at video games. I called him Atrocious. You know, the leader of the Red Lanterns. I thought it was funny. He is nothing like Atrocious tho. But I thought it was pretty funny cause we were talking about Green Lantern. So... we get on Space Mountain. Only, I was carrying a pack and I thought the bar that's supposed to hold you down didn't click. I was worried that it would let me go and I would by holding on the bar. I was scarred for my life and there was no eject button or stop. I was sitting there holding on for dear life. It was funny after the ride. I think I don't like the feeling of adrenaline pumping through my veins. Interestingly enough, I managed to survive the ride. I had trouble walking afterwards, I grabbed Albert for stability. It was horrible. We got into some ride for Buzz. And then we got on Pirates of the Caribbean, I'm not fond of dips or anything else for the matter especially not when there is water involved. I didn't really get wet, but I was jokingly yelling at Albert for not telling me about the dips. It was in all good fun. I think I do have a fear of falling. We left and went to California Adventures. I saw this Ferris Wheel, but the ride didn't stop there and moved around. I looked at Albert, "I don't see how that's a party". It thought was funnier than saying... "I don't see how that's fun." And then there was this ride called California Screamin' which is a roller coaster. And as you've heard me say before I don't like roller coasters. We went to this different Toy Story themed ride. Oh after Pirates, I wanted to get on Indy. I had never been on Indy. But it was down. It is always down when I want to get on it. Annoying. We got back to the Disneyland, where we got on Star Tour. If you know me, you know that I've wanted a golden retriever and I've wanted to call him, Chewie. But I joking told Albert that, I would like to call him Artoo. So that if he rides in the back seat, I could yell, "Hang on back there.". Hahahah. Albert's response, "You would do that." It was funny. At least, I thought so. Oh man, Star Tour gave me a bad neck pain from the jerking and what not. It was fun tho. My beloved pod-race was on it. If you know... I hated the pod-race sequence. To finish out the night, I got onto Hollywood Tower Hotel. If you don't know, it is an elevator ride that drops you. I had made them a deal that I would do this one crazy shit. I'm getting old, I didn't want to ride on a roller coaster, even though I technically did with Space Mountain. But what I found out about riding Hollywood Tower is that, through all the screaming and yelling, I think I might've gotten some stress out of my system. It felt good. It was funny, before I got on it. My nerves were starting to get to me. I was starting to feel a lot of anxiety about it. The build up was alright. It was fun. The sensation you when you are falling is not a really good one. I felt like my stomach had reached my throat. I was glad that I hadn't eaten anything since lunch. Oh... Albert's friend told me that it was okay for me to open my eyes and I opened it. Yeah, not the best idea in the world. I was like "no" the next time. It was funny. I screamed, I yelled and I did an amazing amount of cursing in fear. Before we got on the ride, Albert had come up with a fun idea. He wanted to know if I would be up for this next year. I think that it would be good for me to try and get through my fears and work through them. I also feel that it is a healthy way of getting a bit of rage out of me.
Overall... it was fun experience and I enjoyed the time I spent with my cousin.
Quote: "I don't see how that's a party". - Black Widow (The Avengers)