Christmas Break 2012

A recap of what I did from Dec 16, 2012 – Jan 9, 2013:

BOOKS READ:

MOVIES WATCHED:

WEBSITES VISITED:
too many to recall, but mainly these (and wherever they linked):

  • Seth Godin’s blog
  • Daringfireball
  • The Verge
  • Brain Pickings
  • NY Times

BOOKS WRITTEN:
none finished, but these continued:

  • That Dollar in Your Pocket (What You Need to Know About Money)
  • Faith 4.0 (My Journey Through Faith)

WORDS LEARNED:
Countless words. I should have counted. All I can immediately recall:

  • Realpolitik
  • Lenticular

MUSEUM’S VISITED:

RESTAURANTS PATRONED:

  • Olive Garden (Salem, OR)
  • In & Out Burger (Tustin, CA)
  • In & Out Burger (Orange, CA)
  • Wise Guys Pizza (Orange, CA)
  • Rancho Del Zocalo (Disneyland)
  • Boardwalk Pizza & Pasta (Disneyland)
  • Goofy’s Kitchen (Disneyland)
  • Roadhouse (Salem, OR)
  • Burgerville (Lake Oswego, OR)

MUSIC ABSORBED / SUNG:
varied… mainly:

  • The Rolling Stones
  • Bruce Springstein
  • Van Morrison
  • Van Halen
  • ZZ Top

HOTELS SLEPT IN:

  • Red Lion at PDX (I’d rate it one – two stars)
  • Four Points Sheridan at LAX (Four star, though LAX and surrounding area are rough)

DISNEYLAND EXPERIENCED:

  • RIDES:
    • Tarzan’s Treehouse
    • Splash Mountain x 4
    • Thunder RR x 3
    • Indiana Jones
    • Wilderness Adventure
    • Small World
    • Goofy’s Sky School
    • Soaring x 2
    • Midway Madness
    • Micky Ferris Wheel
    • Silly Swings
    • Zeppelin
    • Grizzly River
    • Radiator Springs Racers x 2
    • Flik’s Flyers
    • Chew Chew Train
    • Tough to be a Bug
    • Animation Academy x 3
    • Turtle Talk
    • Sorcerer’s Apprentice
    • Monsters Inc
    • Pixar parade
    • Christmas Fantasy parade
    • Goofy’s Kitchen
    • World of Color
    • Junkyard Jamboree
    • Pirates
    • Haunted Mansion
    • Matterhorn
  • CHARACTERS:
    • Minnie
    • Mickey
    • Jessie
    • Jasmine
    • Dug
    • Russell
    • Merida
    • Goofy
    • Duffy
    • Periwinkle
    • Pluto
    • Gideon
    • Chip
    • Aladdin
    • Dale
    • Lightning McQueen
    • Mater
    • Tractor
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One comment

  1. As Earl Book used to say, Double wow! and I add, wowee zowee! What a vacation, what a wealth of experiences and journeys. Is the Pirates of the Caribbean still as fantastic as it was? Adding to your wonderful lists, I was delightfully surprised to see:
    BOOKS WRITTEN:
    none finished, but these continued:
    •That Dollar in Your Pocket (What You Need to Know About Money)
    •Faith 4.0 (My Journey Through Faith)

    I am in awe and IPOY… you will finish them, and others, too. Writing just takes time and life’s experiences… oh the joys.

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