Friday, October 31, 2008

Kobe and Elphie and Mickey! Oh, my!

It's not hard to explain how cool my job is and how fun my coworkers are. My team and I headed to SoCal last weekend for some boring Finance Training (GAAP refresher and Sales/Use Tax) and some fun watching a Lakers game, Wicked (the musical), and hanging out with Mickey at the Disneyland and California Adventure.

I haven't been to Disneyland in about 20 years simply because I am not a big roller coaster fan. But being with my co-workers, I had to act tough. So I gutted it out and rode The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Space Mountain, and the Matterhorn. If they tell you that I screamed like a girl, I was just trying to fit in (all my coworkers are female).

Also, even though I was against Disney acquiring Pixar, I was glad to see how much of an imprint Pixar's characters have on today's Disneyland. One of my favorite rides during this visit was Toy Story Mania. It's a 3D ride where you compete against your partner by shooting objects on a screen. Of course I let Jenny win. =P

Here are some photos from the trip.

Here is my coworker Kelly answering a question from the instructor. As you can tell by my face, I am not buying it one bit!

The Wicked playbill

View from inside California Adventure
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During the Halloween season, Disneyland is decorated with thousands of pumpkins. At the entrance, all of the characters are made of pumpkin. Jenny liked how Minnie's bows leaf-shaped.

Candy Corn Acres

Candy corn carrots!
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Birds of Paradise

As a spoof, I told my boss's husband that Kobe sat next to us. He was bummed he didn't know we went to a Lakers game.
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Souffle for dessert. Can't go wrong with that!
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Sun setting beyond the Mickey Mouse roller coaster. I took this shot while my friends were searching for our car in the parking lot for 10 minutes.
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Night time outside California Adventure
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The fireworks show at Disneyland

Traditionally, I like to end my photobooks with a shadow shot. Because my boss and her husband weren't around for the shot, I decided to go with the Disney theme:

"Honey, I shrunk my boss!" =P


Carm said...
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Carm said...

OMG, disneyland, lakers game & wicked--> these are all the fun events that I want 2 go for a long time! lucky u, I better plan it out before I finish my study in south cal! Thx for sharing the pictures! (how come there is no Winnie The Pooh in the Disney pictures?)



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