Wow what a weekend.
Saturday afternoon we left for our Walk in Walt’s Footsteps tour. That was really cool. I heard lots of stories that I had heard before, but also plenty more that I hadn’t. The maximum tour group size was 15, but there were only 6 of us registered for the 2:30 trip, so we had a nice intimate tour with two older couples and Mary, our tour guide. As Mary was going on and on about how exclusive Club 33 was and how the member list was kept down around 400, we felt like pretty hot shit when Tammy mentioned that we had been there before.
The trip ended with a sandwich lunch up on the patio of the Disney gallery and a tour-exclusive souvenir pin. All in all, it was definitely worth the money and I’d recommend it to anyone with more than just a passing interest in America’s first theme park.
Sunday morning we met Tammy’s family at i Cugini in Santa Monica for a Father’s Day brunch. It was also her grandmother’s 80th birthday, so it was really two events rolled into one. LA radio station, 94.7 was doing a live broadcast from inside the restaurant too!
Right after that we went straight to Pasadena to see one of Tammy’s former co-workers get married. It was a nice quick ceremony – the best kind there is! The only problem was that we had about an hour to kill between the end of the ceremony and the start of the reception at the Hilton down the road in Monrovia. Soooo…We stopped at CompUSA and I picked up a new keyboard. It’s a Mac keyboard, made by “Design Concepts” which is just a fancier way of saying “CompUSA Brand”. It has those three Mac audio keys that I thought wouldn’t do anything in Windows XP, but amazingly they actually work! The only key that doesn’t appear to do anything is the eject key, and I’m pretty sure I’ll be able to figure out a way to map that to another function eventually.
We went to the wedding reception and met some of the bride’s co-workers. They and the bride are Anaheim police dispatchers and it sounds like they really have a great time together.
When the wedding was over we went to Glendora to visit with Tammy’s parents for a little while before we finally drove back to Anaheim and collapsed on the bed.
I brought my new keyboard into work today to break it in, and things seem to be working well so far. The keys are definitely a little more spongy than the Dell QuietKey keyboard that I’ve been using up until now, but I kind of like it! I’d link to it at compusa.com if I could, but it doesn’t appear on their website at all! It’s basically a cheap clone of the Apple Pro Keyboard.
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