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.
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.
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.
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.