Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two (aghrivaine) wrote,
Rum, Sodomy, and the Lash: Pick Two


I recently got back in touch with my oldest friend in the world. We first became pals in Kindergarten, and remained friends all through High School. As kids we built a puppet theatre stage, made puppets, wrote scripts, and created puppet shows that we'd perform for kids, libraries, birthday parties, and so forth. Jeff did most of the crafty work, mostly I made the puppets move and did the voices. He was far more industrious than me - and his dream was to build theme parks.

After High School he went off to college and became an architect - came out, and moved to Florida. I haven't been in touch to any extent what-so-ever with any of my various old school friends, but from time to time I've heard from some of them. I recently got back in touch with Jeff because of Friendster. He's coming out to LA for the 50th Anniversary of Disneyland. He wants to be there from the opening of the park to the bitter, bitter end. I'd really like to go with him, but I think I'll in Ontario that weekend.

Anyway, we're talking about plans for the actual big day, and he reminded me of a funny story that I'd totally forgotten - when "Return of the Jedi" came out, I clamored to my mother to be there on opening day. She rejected my request, saying, "You can't go. It'll be a big mess with lots of crazy people there." Apparently I thought for a second and said, "But Mom, I AM one of those crazy people!"

Even then, I knew.

So, as Jeff says - he's one of those crazy people when it comes to Disney, he plans on being there well before 5AM to make sure he's one of the first in the park. Now, I'm not a huge huge Disney fan, (I have to admit that, even though I live in LA, I've never been to Disneyland) - but I thoroughly understand that kind of manic anticipation. Heck, the midnight shows the night before official opening night of various movies have practically become a personal tradition. So, I'd really love to be there for this particular crazy occasion. Whatever the case, it'll be great to catch up with my oldest friend in the world.

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