Gaston arrived two nights ago, and we stayed up late talking and then woke up at about the regular time to go to Disneyland. We had a pretty good time, although with the usual wandering around aimlessly. Disneyland has a good atmosphere, so if you're going to wander around aimlessly, it's not a bad place to do it, but it still expends energy which we still somehow manage to never properly replenish.
We watched the new Fantasmic! again and confirmed our belief that no, it's not just because of our resistance to change; it really is just not as good a show. We'll even concede that many of the issues are a matter of taste, which in this case just happens to not match ours, but there are also legitimate story-telling issues, and they still have no concept of dynamics. It's fine to start a show with the energy level ramped up to the max, but you have to tone it down at some point or your climax won't be much of a climax. We were very grumpy after the show, but then we went to the Jazz Kitchen and had some Cajun fries and beignets, and we talked about things other than Fantasmic!, and we were feeling better. I do wish Disney would stop destroying all the things I love though.
Anyway, we slept in this morning, then opened up our email and were faced with a few more challenges to our free time, but we think we can manage the one. The other one is an offer for a new series and we're very torn about it. We're going to sleep on it and get back to that boss later.
And then we did our work for today, and now we're too tired to try to get ahead on the rest of our work, so we're updating LJ. Tadah.
Today I'm thankful for having a lovely time at Disneyland, New Orleans hospitality (the Jazz Kitchen has pretty big serving sizes; Gaston tells us that people in New Orleans very much want to make sure everyone gets enough to eat), our water being back on, getting to sleep in this morning, and managing to finish that chapter of Cramer.