*Which kid is your favorite?
It depends on the day and time of day. Carter is pre-teen-angst-ish in the morning, deciding what to wear. If skinny jeans are not clean, he's less than pleasant to be around. Jack is almost always in love with me, super affectionate and could literally hug me for hours if I let him. However, his social skills are still developing, so it's stressful being with friends. Lainey is so overly sweet sometimes that it's hard to believe she's real. Other times (and always unpredictably, unlike the boys), she can be a mega brat.
So, I'm going with Batman.
*What did you draw at the cartoon exhibit at Disney?
Tigger. The artist broke it down to show the kids how to create him, start to finish. Pretty cool.
*Is a wine diet.....I mean, a liquid diet......the preferred method of losing weight? I'm down!
Wine is actually quite high in calories. Unless you stop eating all together, I think this might be counter productive to your goals. Oh, wait. Is your weight "down"? Please advise.
*Why is Hilarious (Hilary, a friend from high school) not as funny as Julie (another high school friend) and Casey?
She's short. And, still lives in Texas.
*Where did you find the sourdough Mickey Mouse?
California Adventure, at the Pacific Wharf Cafe. It's in the Boudin Bakery, which is part of the cafe. The original Boudin Bakery opened in San Francisco in 1849. It's known for using only the best ingredients available. I believe the Mickey was $7.99 and they give you all the butter you want. A total carb fest, but the kids loved it and we ate a ton! Great snack to keep the kids going without spending a lot of money.
*Where did you find the drawing exhibit?
California Adventure, at the Animation Academy in the Hollywood Pictures Backlot area. After entering under the Golden Gate Bridge, take a left and walk down the street. It's at the far end, on the right. The drawing exhibit is only one part of this attraction. Lots to learn about how Disney animation comes to life here.
*When are you going to visit Texas?
Not sure. No plans right now. Still getting settled in Cali!
*What is your favorite ride at Disneyland?
Haunted Mansion and It's a Small World. Old school and fabulous.
*Ever been to Disney World? How does it compare to Disneyland?
Had a trip planned in 2008 and researched several of the parks there, but ended up canceling the trip due to our move from Colorado to Kansas. Can't wait to go one day!
*No kidding. They sell alcohol at the park?
Disneyland does not, as I understand it. California Adventure does. While I can see how indulging here and there would be a nice option, it is pricey and not entirely kid-friendly, as you know. They have several places......a "winery" that is high end and nice. That is where I stopped last visit. Most restaurants serve beer. And, although I didn't do it, I believe you can walk the entire park with your drinks. Seems somewhat anti-Disney to me, though.
*What is your favorite area?
Assuming this is regarding Disneyland. My favorite part is tucked back by the Haunted Mansion.....particularly the French Market and surrounding attractions. Carter is always thrilled here to get his Clam Chowder and the kids love seeing Tom Sawyer Island. As for rides......my favorite has to be Fantasy Land. Mr. Toad's wild Ride......Peter Pan........Cinderella's castle, etc. It's all magical and full of history.
*What do you think of President Obama nowadays?
I'm surprisingly far away from politics right now. Still a Republican, but haven't paid much attention to it all. I'm intrigued by Bobby Jindal, but otherwise, few politicians hold my interest. It will all become more important near election time. For now, I've lost interest.
*Do you still love Coco? What happened to her?
Of course, I still love Coco. She's working. Seems to be interfering with her blogging, which, to me, is reason enough to quit. I suppose she and her husband disagree.
Great questions, peeps! Hope yall are having a good week.
Lots to report on.......hold tight!