I think that “The Disney Vault” is a such a despicable marketing ploy.
Commercials for Disney DVD releases warn views that certain movies will be placed on moratorium soon, and telling us to buy these films before they “go back into the ‘Disney Vault.’” So, if I don’t buy Dumbo on DVD immediately, I might have to wait SEVEN years to buy it again, once it’s (again) temporarily released by THE DISNEY VAULT. I think this stupid practice probably makes people end up buying used versions of these movies, or even pirated versions.
The Disney Vault…HA. What a concept. I keep imagining a large bank safe with Snow White partying with Cinderella, Dumbo getting drunk and seeing pink elephants, and Thumper doing shots with Bambi.Filed under Uncategorized | Comments (2)
My one addiction in life is lip balm. I’ve been addicted for over 20 years. I always have to keep lip balm at arms length from my bed because I often wake up in the middle of the night and have to put some more on. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve forgotten to bring lip balm with me somewhere and I wind up having to buy an emergency tube of it. I do keep lip balm on my keychain, so as long as I have my car and house keys, I have lip balm.
When I was a kid, I used to hide lip balm under my pillow. I remember once my dad told me that I shouldn’t use so much lip balm because it’s not good for you, so I kept my addiction under wraps. That way when my lips would go through withdrawal in the middle of the night, I could just reach under my pillow and hydrate my lips.
I was also one of those kids that compulsively licked my lips in the winter, so I had a ring around my mouth from December until March.
When I was a teenager, I wrote what was essentially a love letter to Chapstick. In response, they sent me free Chapsticks.
My favorite brand was Chapstick. Original flavored, mint, cherry, strawberry, I loved it all. Now I find that cherry and original are the most common. I kind of miss mint and strawberry. I used to use a lot of strawberry as a kid. So, when we were in Vegas on Sunday and I was going through serious withdrawal because I wasn’t carrying my keychain everywhere, I wandered around a casino trying to find a store that would sell lip balm.
They not only had Chapstick, but they had STRAWBERRY Chapstick. It was a complete and total rip-off at this little Casino store, but I absolutely had to have it.
The smell alone makes me think of being an elementary school kid, slathering strawberry Chapstick on my lips over and over again, and then hiding it under my pillow.
Ahhh, strawberry Chapstick. How I have missed you!Filed under nostalgia | Comment (0)
When we first got our Wii a little over a year ago, we wanted make a Mii of Levon (the cat), but it didn’t have the capabilities to make non-human Miis. We had to improvise a little!
Oh, and Levon beat Marco this game :-)
Picture taken by Matt.Filed under Photos, Project 365 | Comment (0)
Waiting for the plane!
At Huntington Gardens in LA.
In San Diego at the Cabrillo National Monument with Matt’s parents.
Posed for a picture in Matt’s parents’ backyard before heading out to Vegas. The little lighthouse was a Christmas gift from us.
At the Mojave Desert for a friend’s wedding.
Hanging out in our swanky hotel room in Vegas. Our flight home was a few hours later.Filed under Photos, Project 365, traveling | Comment (0)
We are back from our trip! (P365 pictures to follow)
We took Virgin America to LA on Wednesday. It just started flying in/out of Boston earlier this month. I wanted to blog about some of my thoughts about flying on Virgin America:
- The terminal that they fly out of in Logan only has two gates. Security was a breeze. Unfortunately, they didn’t have a newstand in the terminal, but luckily I bought my reading material (some magazines and a book) at Costco earlier that week. The only option for food was a Cosi. I got a tomato/pesto/mozzarella sandwich because I was starving.
- The flight attendants were surly!
- They were stingy with the beverages. Most airlines I fly on nowadays give you the whole can of Diet Coke, but here they fill the cup with ice and then pour probably 1/4 of a can in there.
- You can request more drinks (or snacks and meals for a fee) at your own leisure as opposed to waiting for the drink service cart. They have a little screen where you can order stuff. I ordered Diet Coke and chocolate chip cookies.
- The chocolate chip cookies were really good.
- The chocolate chip cookies were a total rip off, though. $3 for six itty bitty tiny cookies.
- The television didn’t work. They said the satellite was out. Movies cost at least $7, some more.
- I thought maybe they’d give us free movies to make up for the fact that the satellite was out. They didn’t.
- They had video games. It occupied my time for a little while!
- They had chat room for the plane passengers. Nobody else was in it. I kind of wanted to chat! It would also be fun to have a chat room with people on other flights!
- The seats were comfortable and clean.
- The safety instructions were in an amusing video.
Coming home we took United. After flying on Virgin, those old United planes seemed very shabby. We flew from Vegas to Chicago, then from Chicago to Boston. The plane for the second leg had 70s patterns on the seats. They DID give me the entire can of Diet Coke…ALTHOUGH, on the first leg of the flight, they gave me Diet Coke from Brazil called “COCA-COLA LIGHT.” It didn’t taste like my regular Diet Coke. The movies were also free on United.
Anyway, I’ll definitely take Virgin America again. It was certainly more comfortable than your average flight. I was disappointed that the TVs didn’t work and I thought the flight attendants could have been nicer, but all in all it was a good trip. I absolutely abhor flying, but Virgin made it a little better.Filed under traveling | Comment (0)