So I guess I'll talk about our next trip to Disneyland. We're really at a point now where anything that comes close to a concrete plan to go to Disneyland has us going, "Ugh, no...I'm tired...blaaaahhh..." But my mind still has a habit, whenever there's a lull in my thought processes that's not long enough to be replaced by the music I normally listen to in my head, of thinking, "I like Disneyland..."
We have a theory that...see, everyone does Disneyland their own way. Our way, usually, is to let our party do everything their way, and their fun will be fun for us, because we enjoy almost everything at Disneyland, and one of the main things that makes us happy is seeing our friends happy. But lately, almost every single time we've gone to Disneyland has been with Gaston.
Gaston is a good friend and we don't hate spending time with him, but there are a few things that make Disneyland a little difficult lately. ...And now my thoughts are getting jumbled so this might get difficult. The main thing is that Gaston's way of doing Disneyland is very different than what we got used to growing up. And what you get used to growing up is generally what you're going to lean towards when you do Disneyland your own way. Plus, since we've all been to Disneyland about a million times, we can't rely on the magic of, "Ooh, exciting new things!" to make everyone happy. Gaston was really excited about Cars Land, probably for that very magic of New Stuff, but...well, we probably weren't the best people to go to Cars Land with for watching people be enchanted by the wonder of Disneyland.
Anyway, the point is, we think that, even though we really like doing Disneyland our friends' ways, we really need to do it our own way. Go on all the rides we really like, stop and watch the parade for once, go on some of the rides we always skip because we don't always care about them or we don't want to make people wait in line for something they're not going to enjoy. One of the things we really like about Disneyland--or rather, about being able to go frequently--is that we can find things that we don't do very often and experience them again.
In other words, we want to go to Disneyland once by ourselves, to see if there's a reason, despite being so burned out on it (man, I hate the phrase "burned out," but it's so true), I keep thinking, "I like Disneyland." So we're going to go next week.
Today I'm thankful for having a knowledge of the California train system (not much knowledge, but enough to get me where I want to go), finishing work slightly early today, the cute little bunny on our calendar for August, having enough money to take the train, and still having delicious toffee.