11.27.2013

What's Up Wednesday (21)


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WHAT I'M READING

Still ALLEGIANT. Yeah, nothing to see here. I'm in a reading funk, so everything is going slowly.


WHAT I'M WRITING

Still NaNo-ing, but I was somewhat distracted and also started writing a short story. We'll see how that plans out as I am notoriously bad at short stories. I am enjoying myself though since it's wintry and creepy.


WHAT INSPIRES ME RIGHT NOW

The holiday spirit! And there's nothing like Disneyland to get me in the holiday spirit.



WHAT ELSE I'VE BEEN UP TO

Well, I re-dyed my hair, so I'm less blond and more red-haired now. AND though it's ridiculously expensive, my friends and I gritted our teeth and decided to go to Disneyland.

It was SUPER FUN TIMES, especially because we were separately surprised to meet Thor.

Our first stop was to see the Treasures of Asgard exhibit. This featured weaponry of Asgardian guards and the Warriors Three, as well as the book about Dark Elves. Of course, we were most excited to see Loki's helmet (shackles and frost dagger too)!


So the above images were actually taken at night because in the morning, we were herded into the room with Loki's helmet and shut in. The lights went off and Odin spoke to us about the Bifrost and allowing humans to visit Asgard, and then there were flashing lights (aka the Bifrost) and then these doors opened to reveal Odin's Throne Room and THOR! He welcomed us to Asgard.

Then we were literally locked in that room to meet/greet/take pictures with him before we could leave. The Sister and I were like WHAT IS HAPPENING?! But it was super cute to see the kids interacting with him, and Thor was very in-character and had the Hemsworth-Thor accent down.

And then it was our turn, and Thor noticed the design on the Sister's shirt and asked what it was. It was Loki's helmet, and the Sister showed him my Loki key chain, and then Thor was like "...I see." Needless to say, he was not thrilled, but it was funny and he kept asking us questions before concluding that we had been "befuddled by [my] brother's magic and mischief."
"I see we have some admirers of my brother's here." Yes, Thor.  Yes, you do.
I tried to assuage him by saying we love him too (we do...we're just in Loki's army, sorry bro), and then he asked us what kind of picture we wanted and suggested we do this:

Yep, we are so fierce. Thor kept insisting we be fiercer like shield maidens of Asgard...or something?
Our friends, who had gone in to see Thor 2 groups ahead of us told us they were just as surprised by the meet & greet. So surprised in fact that they said "Oh sh*t, it's Thor" loud enough to make the people around them laugh. After we left Asgard, we went to see the Stark Industries IRON MAN Hall of Armor.



The rest of the day was more along the lines of regular fun Disney stuff.

Mad Tea Party: No spinning!
The Haunted Mansion decked out Nightmare Before Christmas style!
The Sister loves the wreath monster.
I was the rebel spy! Apparently, I look super shady. At least, I did in the pic that droid took.

And finally, this doesn't have to do with me, but it's almost time for one of my favorite annual blogfests: the YA Superlatives blogfest! For more info, click on the banner below. I hope you all will participate! That said, I need to get reading!!!



What's up with you?


P.S. We're probably not going to blog on Friday since it is the day after Thanksgiving. To all our U.S. friends, HAPPY THANKSGIVING! To everyone else, happy weekend!

11 comments:

Miss Cole said...

Isn't Disney the best at this time of year? My friends and I were in Florida last December and it was amazing. In fact, we were there on the day the world was supposed to end. Well, we figured the happiest place on Earth would be a good place in case the Mayans were right. And they weren't, so we can do it all again another year, hooraaaaay!

Fida Islaih said...

Those are some cool pics, thanks for sharing!

Melanie Stanford said...

Love your Thor story! Hilarious! I didn't realize Disney had all that stuff there, how cool. I hope it's still around when I take my kids next year, although I'm sure I won't get to meet Thor by then. :p

Stephsco said...

Disney has so much more stuff now! I'd like to go back sometime, it's been AGES. Though I might prefer FL so I can go to the Harry Potter world too :)

Looks so fun :)

Katy Upperman said...

Thank you for helping us spread the word about the YA Superlatives Blogfest... Can't wait!

Love your Disneyland photos. I think this is one of the very best times of year to go. It's not holiday-crowded yet, not too hot, and the decorations are amazing. I love how they do up the Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World for Christmas.

Best of luck with that short story and the last few days of NaNo!

Ron Smith said...

Oh my god.

Best.
Post.
Ever.

Wow, Thor, Ironman. I didn't know this stuff was at Disney either.

I did an advertising shoot once at Disneyland. The strangest part was being down in the bowels of the Magic Kingdom and seeing Snow White smoking a cigarette in full make-up. Another haunting image was the actor who was playing Goofy striding down a dark hall in his dog suit but HOLDING HIS GOOFY HEAD IN THE CROOK OF HIS ARM.

Obviously, cameras weren't allowed down there.

Alison Miller said...

I LOVE seeing all your pics on IG! Looks like you had so much fun in Disney! And I've been in a reading slump too. Must fix that before the Superlative Blog Fest!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Jaime Morrow said...

I love Disneyland so much. :-) That whole Thor experience sounds totally fun! When I was thirteen, we went to Disney World in Florida during the early part of December. It was so much fun to see it all decorated up for Christmas. And also totally weird for us because it was sunny and (obviously) had not even a bit of snow (which is what we're used to). Loved it! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving, Alice! :-)

Kari Marie White said...

I'm so jealous that you went to Disneyland. Christmas at Disney is such a fun time to visit.

Love all the pics.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Connie Keller said...

Wow, looks like you all had a wonderful time. Disneyland has come a long way. When I was a kid, the major attraction was the Matterhorn. :) I'd love to go back.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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