Saturday, June 28, 2008

Things I don't understand (List)

1. Why people ride roller coasters.




If you want a rush, just go horse-back riding. That is a much nobler way to hurt yourself, in my opinion.

2.....I'll think of more later.

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Letters from Camp

(I went to Horse Camp)

"Dear Family,
I just got back from the worst night of my life.
It was the girls' overnight, we went up the mountain and slept up there on the ground with no tarp or anything. I can't wait to jump into the pool. Please send letters.
Yours Truly,

"Dear Mom,
I just got back from bare-backing.
It HURTS!!!!
I rode Lynne's horse, Chester.
She likes him but I don't. He has a really choppy trott. Anyway, I can't wait until we have our regularride then we get to go up the mountain and get in pairs and all look around the mountain it's going to be really fun.
That's all for now.
Yours truly,

"Dear Mom,
Please send letters. I've gotten a little bit BORED of watching other people get letters and not me. Oh we...(unintelligible) Hey guess! Today is the sard(unintelligible) I wrote you the postcard exept its later and the trading post is open. In fact I've already gone. I'll tell you what I got 6 envelopses, a necklace, 2 pens, stationary, and a realy cute horse. Since I only wrote this letter because I was testing the stationary and I wanted to write I am out of Ideas.
yours truly,

(Horse Head Drawing)"

"Dear Mom, Dad, Kelsey, and Rachel, Today we went on a ride up on the mountain again, it was really fun. I am learning alot about horses. Tonight the Silts (the more experienced campers) are riding up the mountain. Guess what I discovered? a new radio station, 107.3 it plays "How Bazar," No Dought, The Spice Girls and other really goods songs and bands. I would really like to wright more but this is a letter for letter for letter dinner so I have to go. Bye! Bye! yours truly, Julie"

"Dear Mom, I'm writing this letter on Saterday, Day after Tommarrow I'm coming home!! I can't wait I miss you guys so much. So how were the blue angeles? Are Sam and Charlie doing okay? Do you miss me? So many questions most of which will have to wait until I get home. Dear Dad, remember when we went to the concert at the zoo right Before I left and I wanted to get the Trenchcoats CD and you said (switch to cursive) that if I remember the Band I could get the CD...Well I remember them all right. And Rest hours almost over so I got to go. yours truly, Julie"

Friday, June 13, 2008

Tango; the aquarium; DUMBO


Best 'nice' restaurant I've eaten at in Seattle for a long time.

Excellent traditional Spanish-style meal.

My meal: Sangria, Green Salad, Tortialla rellena (Tortilla Espanola), and Shrimp.

Kelsey got "el Diablo" for dessssseeeeerrrrt and we all shared.

Despite finding a METAL SCREW in some Green Beans, the experience was fantastic.

Of course, I'd never go there on my own, because I don't have the DINERO.

The Aquarium:

Public attractions (especially where animals are kept captive) designed for kids are EXTREMELY DEPRESSING.

Mostly because of the people that go to them.

Plus, I'm sorry, fish swimming around in a tank, not that cool.

Sea otters are cute though.


I really can't think of any Disney character as heart-wrenchingly cute as that baby elephant (elefant, should be spelled 'elefant').

I haven't gotten to the racist scene yet. I guess there are more than a few things about the movie that are a little 'off'; like how the champagne spills into a barrel and DUMBO gets drunk?

I remember watching that scene at like, age seven, and becoming paralyzingly afraid that that would happen to me.

I don't think the fear has worn off.

It's also nice how the 'don't use drugs lesson' involves Dumbo hallucinating (beware of the pink elephants). You know when he sees the crazy pink elephants and they turn lots of different colors and do dances and stuff?


Okay, well, I don't think Champagne makes you hallucinate.

I'm pretty sure it doesn't.

Disney. Disney. Disney.