Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Monty Python and The Vortex

Spamalot is awesome.

I was a bit apprehensive because of the whole Monty Python tie (I saw The Life of Brian in high school and wasn't a big fan) but I love-love-love-love-loved it.

Spamalot could very well be the best musical I've ever seen. Perhaps not so much where music performance is concerned (though the singing and score are very good) but it is definitely the most fun I've ever had at a Broadway show.

Run, canter or gallop (with your coconuts) to your local theatre to go see the show.

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Who knew I loved roller coasters?

It took me almost 30 years to figure out that something that scared me as a child doesn't really pack quite the same punch when living in a grown-up body. I remember riding my first roller coaster (I think The Beastie at PKI) when I was seven. I was a sweaty, terrified mess. A couple years after that I rode The Racer, and that was another panic inducing experience.

Well.

I guess your fears diminish with age.

My sister, Mickdizzle, and I went to PKI this past Saturday to check out the haunted houses. She'd never been to an amusement park before (yes, we were sheltered as children) and so I told her we had to ride just one roller coaster to make our visit to the park legit.

We did The Racer. I had my eyes closed the whole time, and she screamed the whole time.

But we both loved it.

We checked out some other lame Halloween trail and decided to go back to the Racer afterwards. When it was all said and done, we had ridden the Racer four times and the Italian Job a trio of times before heading back to Mom and Dad's house.

But we weren't finished.

We threw on some clothes Sunday and went back for another dose of terrifying pleasure.

The tally:
Adventure Express once
Flight of Fear x2
The Racer - forwards x2, backwards once
The Italian Job once
The Vortex x3

We were too sore and dizzy to get on The Beast. That's for next time.

5 comments:

t2ed said...

Roller Coasters rule!

And I am very jealous of you getting to see Spamalot. The closest they got to Detroit was Cleveland and I missed it. Yes, I'd have willingly driven.

NB-C said...

I get sick on those things...especially the Vortex. Plus, I'm terrified of heights so I'm not down with the coasters. I'm so jealous, wish I could ride them.

Nat said...

I agree with t2ed. Roller coasters do rule. I haven't been in probably 10 years to KI but man we used to burn that place up when I was a kid. Had season passes and went tons. Love the Racer.

Please pack me up and take me with you across the pond. I am so jonesin.

spydrz said...

If memory serves me correctly, you're headed Over There tomorrow. Have a great time!! I'd ask you to bring me some Wine Gums from TESCO but I've never met you!

Denae said...

ohmygod i LOVE spamalot. i agree...one of the best musicals i've seen. it's up there with wicked.