James and I drove to Great America and only had to spend $28 each on a ticket! Sweet deal although that’s still freaking expensive ok.
We met Allison and April and DCB and their friends and other people I don’t really know well but James seems to know more about them than I do, and we hung out with some of them some of the time and others other times.
Went on Top Gun, Demon, Rip Roaring Rapids, and um, that other one, you know, the boat swing thing. We were there for about 5 hours, and considering that it was on a Saturday and we played some arcade games and stopped for food and the lines were long, I guess we made good use of our time.
Great America has a new “extremity” rating system for their rides. Top Gun, Vortex, Drop Zone, etc. are 4… I believe the only 5 is Invertigo, which I’ve never gone on. But it doesn’t look too extreme to me. It’s like, a few loops and you go backwards and forwards a bit. I don’t know.
We once stopped off to play a “shoot water at the target” game, and I won because I am supar aimar. and my prize:
Yes, that’s right, a neon pillow with “LOL” embroidered on the front. AWESOME CROSSES.
Had trouble finding my car when we left the park. We split up, and were probably wandering the vast, open parking lot for at least 20 minutes… and then I was wondering 10 more minutes after finding my car, looking for James again.
Headed to MGL, dropped James off to be picked up by blue^, and driven to Davis, only to return the same night. Whoa. That’s like, a 2-hour drive each way, if not more. Whatever!
I stayed at MGL, had dinner, played a lot of beatmania III (and finally discovered the awesomeness of tsunagi mode).
Started to head home, and paid too much attention to the jazz on the radio (everyone in the Bay Area start listening to 91.1 NOW) and my speed, and didn’t realize that I was taking 680 into the Pleasanton area. Whoops. :\ Took 580 back and had a nice, relaxing ride home.
There you have it – a nice break from a monotonous work day.