Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Disneyland at Night





Hello LaMies! Boy did I miss you guys. We had some friends come and stay with us for a few days. Disneyland was great...crowded as h%$# but fun. Here's a photo taken inside the "Indiana Jones" ride.
And here's THE HAUNTED MANSION at dusk.
Lorraine will be here soon and we'll do another webcam party. I've been reading The Sandman Series. Don't you just love it? Oh, that's right, everyone does. And they read so fast, you can get lost in them. I always like to pretend I'm Death and Lorraine is Delirium. Hee hee
More photos to come. I'm glad I'm back!
Hugs and haunted houses..
Witchy

34 Comments:

At 9:14 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Yep. I bought them as they came out. I even have #1 bagged and boxed, though I DID read it first. I've never been one to buy comics just to package them away. :)

 
At 9:19 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Nice pictures. Love the snake hall. Sadly I have never been to a good Haunted Mansion... nor Disneyland for that matter. (EuroDisneyland is not quite the same... I gather.)

How lovely for you to be reading Sandman! Being lost in them is wonderful, a grand adventure, and always a mind trip. I am slowly collecting them, er... in a backwards order, of course (at least I had a chance to read them once through first). Isn't it strange (at least if you collect books) how certain series become accumulated in reverse order?

 
At 12:33 AM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

I want to live there too.....

Cpmplete with Sandmans. Every time I read them, I see someting new, learn something new, and am something new.

 
At 4:33 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

The mental image of Malena as Death and Lorraine as Delirium is tickling my fancy. (A few more appropriately attired musicians and you could have a cosplay band. Ha!)

 
At 8:21 AM , Blogger BeeZee said...

Looks like Disneyland was fun. Love the pictures, very atmospheric.....woooooo.

I now have the pleasure of the son reading Sandman for the first time. It's pretty wonderful getting the viewpoint through his 14 year old eyes.

 
At 12:26 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

Somehow this reminds me that when I went to the zoo, I took pictures for people wanting big kitties and pandas and octopii--sadly, the octopii was too dark and didn't come out, but I got lots of pics of the big kitties and a couple of the panda. So, whoever wants them, drop me an email and I'll send them to you.

 
At 2:22 PM , Blogger Malena said...

Apple, send me the photos! Yeah!

 
At 3:05 PM , Blogger adriana said...

Disneyland is a goth paradise. I love it so much. We try to go as much as possible. Have you ever been on Bat's Day?

 
At 3:46 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

Malena has told me about bat's day. I so need to go. When is the next one?????? I haven't been to Disneyland since I was quite young....

I think I may be inspired to re-read both Sandman and Narnia. Haven't been near either in a while...

 
At 3:58 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

Herm, Mal, I think I killed your inbox on accident...let me know when you want me to send the rest of the pictures. Sorry and enjoy!
Beck

 
At 4:50 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

If you send big things, FYI anyone, send them to us at lorraineamalena@gmail.com we can take some mighty big files over there....

 
At 5:06 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

Thanks Lorraine! Will do.

 
At 5:31 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

Can I please see the pretty pics? You could send them to rubius at hotmail dot com.

 
At 6:20 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

apple: weren't the invertebrates awesome?
Please send piccies to me at vanda@knology.net. :-)

I'm currently reading American Gods. I read Anansi Boys first. My mother read both books before I got to them and she really liked them. Unfortunately, she is telling me things she shouldn't be.

I think I'll read Sandman next...or Stardust.

vanda

 
At 7:35 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Hey Apple! Pictures please - you can send them to ivenotime@aol.com and thank you!! Malena, love the pictures, I went once to Disneyland many many years ago and rode the Haunted House ride 4 times - I thought it was the coolest thing I had ever seen. Would love to go again someday! Y'know I never read Narnia, and think I should, I was surprised at some of the controversy which has surfaced since the movie has been released, and more surprised to read Pullman's "His Dark Materials" was written partly in response to it (anyone here read this? did a few summers ago, thought it was pretty good).

I would like to know what Bat's Day is as well... Maybe my kids will be able to go over spring break. (waving to Beezee - Nice to see ya!)

 
At 9:36 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

This is a test of my new little picture that Malena made for me.

What do we think?????

 
At 10:36 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

Lorraine, I think that's the best picture of you I've seen yet! I for one love it!

 
At 10:43 PM , Blogger Rubius said...

It is a very nice picture, Lorraine. Your smile has that enigmatic Mona Lisa thing going on!

Narnia has a special place in my heart (it should, after reading all the books repeatedly I went to a kids camp twice when I was small called Camp Narnia and then returned as a counsellor later - best job ever! I got to dress up as the Sorceress/Serpent from The Silver Chair, cast magic for the kids and even play the part of Trumpkin the Dwarf).

As for His Dark Materials - I LOVED IT. Great Books! We discussed the Pullman/Lewis thingy in class, it was fun and fantastic. The Golden Compass was one of the best things I found in that class.

And thanks Apple for the pics.

 
At 2:58 AM , Blogger K said...

Lorraine, I think pretty!

I've read the His Dark Materials trilogy and thought it was wonderful, inventive and strange; though the relentless anticlericalism did get to me a little, that was the only disadvantage. In a way, it's the same problem as Narnia: slightly too much message. But I really enjoyed them, although The Subtle Knife gave me serious nightmares! (If you have a mutilation or sharp-blade phobia, be warned.) I will definitely read The Book of Dust when it appears.

I'm a tiny bit disturbed that there are tot-sized White Witch costumes in the window of the Disney store I pass on the way to work. Don't little girls usually want to be the heroine, not the villainess? (Actually, I can remember dressing up as the Snow Queen aged seven, so scratch that!)

 
At 6:03 AM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Awww, Lorraine, I can't see the picture? I wonder why? Maybe I will ck on a different computer later today. Beck, thank you for the pictures, they are downloading as I type. Yep, will start Narnia this weekend after a quick trip to Chicago - I am excited to read them. I heard His Dark Materials was being made into a movie too - I wonder if it will meet with the same controversy Narnia did. Rubius, your camp and class sounded very cool, I am jealous! Fantasy literature wasn't a part of my college's curriculum, (uh, well, that was many years ago....dating myself!)

And we are on day 14 of no sunshine. Inland will have sun but the lakeshore will not. I pray Chicago is sunny tomorrow!!!! And no snow and good roads, but that may be asking too much...

 
At 6:58 AM , Blogger BeeZee said...

Gorgeous picture Lorraine.

Now that I'm re-reading Narnia, I find it interesting that the order of the books has been changed, with The Magician's Nephew being the first book instead of The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe.
Makes sense, since it's a prequel, but not what I'm used to.
(yes, I AM old)

 
At 11:36 AM , Blogger adriana said...

I am huge fan of Dark Materials...even named our album after something in the books, so I guess I am biased. That cracks me up that Disney is selling White Witch outfits, though. Very interesting. I think I would have gone batty for such a product when I was little. Speaking of bats, Bats Day at Dland is amazing: http://www.batsday.net/

 
At 12:07 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

I am of the school that says the Magician's Newphew belongs at the end of the series, no matter that it comes first time-wise. CS Lewis wanted it that way, I would guess, and it works better as a whole series. LWand W is a better book, and gets one right into the world, and MN is nice at the end to find out how it was all created and a lovely suprise , going back in time like that. That's my thoughts on the subject.

Now I am off to read about Bat Day.

 
At 12:50 PM , Blogger Appleblossombeck said...

I'm with Lorraine, I was shocked when I found out they were rearranging the books. It reminds me of that time in the 60's when LOTR was being published without Tolkien's approval, and he put that note on the backs of the legal books about, "If you have any respect for authors, living or dead..". And really, the story does work best that way (LWW first, I mean). I started reading the Chronicles when I was 4 and didn't read the Last Battle until I was 12-13ish, because I didn't want it to end. Did anyone else do something like that?

 
At 2:11 PM , Blogger BeeZee said...

Nope, chomped right down on the whole thing all at one time.

I this time around I -did- read them in the order I remember.
Much discussion with the son over this, because the order of his set is the "right" one, in his very opinionated teen mind.
Then I reminded him of Star Wars.
heeeee

 
At 5:03 PM , Blogger vandaluna said...

His Dark Materials is EXCELLENT!! I keep searching the web for an aliethiometer. I think it would be soo cool if some company would manufacture a metal one.

I have a signed copy of Lyra's Oxford which I treasure since Pullman doesn't come to the states.

I'm not looking forward to a movie being made of HDM...I'd hate for them to ruin it like they did A Series of Unfortunate Events.

Apple: Thank you for the piccies. They are beautiful!

vanda

 
At 5:18 PM , Blogger olga said...

His Dark Materials are some of my favorite kids books. I've read them twice. :) (And Indiana Jones is my favorite ride, hurrah!) ...I just noticed you two link to the dream project... you're so nice. :-D

 
At 10:47 PM , Blogger Fabulous Lorraine said...

What are His Dark Materials? This I do not know....

 
At 2:25 AM , Blogger Rubius said...

Oh Lorraine, you must learn about this series... it is fantastic.

 
At 6:51 AM , Blogger vandaluna said...

http://www.hisdarkmaterials.org/
It is a trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knive and The Amber Spyglass). It is partially based at Oxford and the main character, Lyra Belaqua, travels to other regions and realms. It is filled with magic. It has all the depth Harry Potter lacks. You could try reading The Golden Compass. Beautiful writing!

Luvvies,
vanda

 
At 3:05 PM , Blogger mistress mousey said...

Yay for cute Lorraine picture! :D

Haven't been to D-land in forever. After a friend of mine spent a few years working at D-world and an overload of Tokyo D-land junk when I was younger (one of my uncles was on the TDL Board of Directors or something like that), I think I burnt myself out on it.

Might be nearly time to take another trip down there. And in a few years I'll have a good excuse. :)

 
At 1:58 AM , Blogger tuaregblue said...

Ooooo Bats Day sounds like fun!

And the Haunted Mansion..I think my friends and I went on that about um 3 times in 4 days last time at DisneyWorld. Anybody know if the HM ride is different in California? (other than the outside, that is;)

 
At 5:01 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

I love the new userpic, Lorraine!

I'm kind of mixed on "His Dark Materials". I loved the first book and then enjoyed the subsequent two less with each one. I thought Pullman completely squandered the promise of the first book by the end, which seemed 70% message and 30% story.

 
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