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April 28, 2008

EPCOT – Part 1

Filed under: Disney — Porcupyn @ 9:17 pm

New cameras make it very easy to take relatively good photos. Sample these …

In daylight

In twilight

In darkeness

P.S.: I’m not a big Madhuri fan, and I’ve not been following the NBA as much as I used to during the Michael Jordan era. Today, I just happened to catch a few minutes of the Lakers-Nuggets game, and was taken aback when dude entered the game for Denver’s team with only his first name on his jersey!

April 26, 2008

What next? Gecko Beach?

Filed under: Family Ties,Humour — Porcupyn @ 9:48 pm

Kiddo and I were having an animated discussion about a recent visit to a Disney water park. Suddenly, a little voice chimed in, “I wanna go too.”

Kiddo and I: Where?
Little voice: Lizard Beach.

April 8, 2008

A few anecdotes …

Filed under: Humour,Our Languages — Porcupyn @ 11:36 pm

1) While travelling the other day, the topic of conversation veered from mammals feeding their young to egg-laying animals to humans consuming eggs …

Mom: Some people have omelettes for breakfast.
Kiddo: I know I know! They have cheerios in them, don’t they?

Mom and Dad: What??!!
Kiddo: Well, you string the cheerios and …

OK, What’s The Good Word?

2) A short time later, after being bored at being quizzed, the kiddo goes: I am tired of questions.
Mom says: Let’s reverse the situation and you ask me questions.
Kiddo: How many quarts in a gallon?
Mom and Dad (aka true-believers-of-the-good-old-SI-system-in-spite-of-a-combined-three-decades-in-this-land-of-the-FPS-system):
Kiddo: OK then, how many litters in one thousand gallons?
Mom (Counts fast, anxious to beat out Dad): o-n-e-t-h-o-u…
Dad (Does his best imitation of ROTFL while driving), while mentally thinking “what a language! Litters, letters, litres and liters!!”

3) After the entire family has (unwittingly or witlessly, whichever you think fits the situation) taken a bath in the Kali river rapids boat ride (Magic Kingdom), Dad stands over stroller as rest of the family is in the restroom doing as best they can to dry themselves off without change of clothes. At that moment (aka ऐन वक्त पर), another couple walks towards the restroom as drenched as the First Family (of this Blog). Now, among the park visitors, most of whom were prescient enough to have got, brought or bought ponchos, this couple stood out like a pair of sore thumbs.

Dad: Looks like we were in the same boat.
Sore thumbs: No, I don’t recall seeing you in our boat!!
Dad (looks away; unfortunately, ROTFLing is not an option in the murky waters)

April 6, 2008

At the Animal Kingdom …

Filed under: Disney — Porcupyn @ 8:02 pm

… a rare wet day in the Sunshine State. We were there!


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