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Neal Boortz - Neal's Nuze
2009-02-09 - 11:46 a.m.
Well, this has been one of the most interesting birthday weekends ever.
Allow me to 'splain.
Usually I have Thursday and Friday off from work. So naturally the plan was for Brin and I to spend a good-sized chunk of those days at the Parks, celebrating my forty-three years of life (get off my lawn).
And naturally, Nature had other ideas.
The rain came. And went. And came back. And came BACK.
Almost every time we decided that there was a break in the downpour and started to get ready to brave the lines, the sky would open up AGAIN. Finally we would just say "the hell with it" and stay home...and of course, the rain would stop or the Park would be closed.
Finally, it looked like we'd get a break. Sunday was cloudy and overcast, but weather.com said there wasn't a storm in the immediate future - like, till Monday. So we bought a couple mini-umbrellas just in case (thanks, John) and headed out.
Since we had the umbrellas, it didn't rain. Naturally.
So we did Soarin' and Toy Story Mania before heading to Rancho del Zocalo for dinner. We ate, and then decided to make a restroom stop before going to watch the clock-strike at the newly-refurbished Small World.
Then the World decided that I was enjoying myself too much. As I was re-configuring myself after using the restroom, my belt buckle decided to break...right at the anchor points.
This was a new belt, less than two months old. And it's not one of those with snaps so the buckle can be replaced easily.
We had to go home. I've lost enough weight that these pants would fall down to my ankles and, although that may be a look that's "in", I really didn't feel like mooning Mickey Mouse. Besides, it was cold and I wasn't wearing thermal undies.
Brin graciously agreed to go back once I had retrieved an older belt and augured a new hole in it. We got there in time for the 10:30 clock-strike, did some shopping, and came home.
It did rain some while we went from shop to shop, so the umbrellas did get some work. But it was only for about three minutes. Then it quit raining...until about 1230am. Then the skies opened, and have stayed open pretty much to the time of this writing.
We're debating trying to go back some morning while she's still here. It will depend on the weather and whether we can get up early enough.
We'll see what we'll see.
Meanwhile, it's Monday. So I need to get ready to go to work.
Be seeing you.
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