Tuesday, March 18, 2008

The Loneliness That is Being All Alone


We were the only family left on our block. Houses were locked tight, mini vans fled full of more "made in China crap" than a Walmart warehouse.

All alone. A tumble weed rolled across our driveway, dust settled on our windowsills. The only family left.

What happened? A chemical spill? Livestock mutiny? Another gustnado? Acid rain? Nope.
Spring break.

All alone.

Until we discover Shamu was calling Lean's name, Whale songs indeed, who could say no? Not us. Sea World; San Antonio, Texas: Only one hotel room left in the entire town and we got it. Sweet........... But.... It was a smoking room (pew) and there were teenagers everywhere, oozing from every pore of the hotel. GREAT. We're in for a Teens Go Wild Video Weekend.

Drew goes on a scouting mission to see what we're in for. None of the 100's of teens make eye contact, nothing unusual there. Are they all madly plotting their wild oat sowing, teen marauding exploits? Nay. They were all busily working math problems on hand held calculators. Our hotel housed the "countless" math nerds attending a local mathematics competition. You should have seen what those youths were wearing. Slacker butt jeans? No. T-shirts with witty math jokes on them. Outrageous. At least I hope they were jokes, I don't do math.

Sorry to be a complainer but sea World wasn't that fun, not torture just not tons of fun.
Rides- fun
Food-tasteless sawdust-like texture
Shows- more practice needed
Games- sledge hammering frogs=fun...losing tons of money on unwinnable games=no fun
Weather- good
Hotel Pool- saltier than the dead sea; corneas and tender lip tissue singed by salt

We stop at Park N Pizza on the way home. This place had unlimited video games, pizza buffet, mini golf, go carts, bumper boats,lazer tag and all the soda you can guzzle. Total Fun.

We tried to play our favorite game, Area 51, but some 8 year olds were hogging it. We crossed our arms and hovered over them but they weren't affected. We finally felt embarrassed and left. We found an even funner game the House of the Dead. All zombies, all the time ( except for that one kid running to us for rescue that we both shot, hey you can't stop to see of each character is oozing red gunk and lurching around). These zombies were fast. I once took a quiz to see what chance I have of surviving a zombie invasion, it was something like 33%. It lied, I have a 0% chance of surviving any kind of contact with zombies.

Here's the short version, sorry if you suffered through it:
Went to Sea World- it was so-so
Shot zombies- fun

87 comments:

Lisa said...

Sorry people! I am first!

Lisa said...

Shootin' zombies does sound like fun!

I was thinkin' maybe a trip to Sea World in San Diego soon. Now, maybe not.

Jean Knee said...

It's usually fun, but we go a lot so maybe we have deep sea burnout.

Bee said...

Yay Lisa!!! At least it wasn't Brian!

jean knee, did you were a bathing suit?
Of course you did since you’re the Bathing Blogger Beauty!
Well, at least all was not wasted and you were able to rid the world of Zombiefication. Oh no, you made it worse right??

Zombielicious said...

We're coming for you jean knee.

Bee said...

Did you do the Riverwalk?

Jean Knee said...

Julie was visiting so I didn't swim. :(



since when did zombies get fast? that's what I would like to know.

Bee said...

Dang it! Julie is such a witch!! Just ask Andy...

JULIE said...

WHATEVER SLACKERS!!

Bee said...

The word should have been "WEAR"

brains said...

Teenagers oozing from every pore of the hotel? Eww.

hey! I took that test also, about the likelyhood of surviving a zombie invasion, I got 40 something. Hmmm :(

zombie julie said...

...
Resistance is futile

Melissa said...

I have to agree with you... Sea World is good the first couple of times... but after awhile, it's just not the same...
Glad you had fun at the pizza place!
And I'd rather be stuck in a hotel with math nerds than just about any other kind of teenager ;)

No Cool Story said...

Zombies got fast since "28 days later"....only they weren't real zombies but people infected with the rage virus.

But they looked like zombies.
So there you go.

No Cool Story said...

Shows- more practice needed

Oooh, do tell!

Lisa said...

Hey, I love the tumbleweed. We get them flying through our neighborhood because we live across from a big empty deserty field. And we have big winds. Ours are Santa Ana's. No gustnado's here.

No Cool Story said...

OH NOES!!
It has begun.

=:O

Brian o Vretanos said...

I feel cheated. We had to endure a whole 2 days without you, just so you could have a so-so time???

I'm glad the Pizza thing worked out. Maybe you could just go there next time, though there must surely be a Zombie World, or something?

Tracy said...

Maybe next time you could just take a vacation to the Park And Pizza and just shoot Zombies. It sounds like that was the most enjoyable part.
I've always wanted to go to Sea World. But it looks like this summer it's going to be Hershey Park. Nothing wrong with a vacation built around chocolate, right? Glad you're back!

Bee said...

jean knee! Get better at Zombie elimination before they find a way to multiply!

Jean Knee said...

the math nerds were very quiet and still. always a plus in a teenager.

Jean Knee said...

Lisa- I love tumbleweeds too, we don't have them here but out near El Paso-Odessa area they tumble all over the place, some get to be pretty big, zombies I wonder?

Jean Knee said...

The rage virus? eeeek

I'm not going anyplace that has zombie inducing mosquitoes. There goes Cambodia as a vacation spot.

Jean Knee said...

it's true I had a so-so time but I discovered I have a love of zombies. area 51 will never be the same.

No Cool Story said...

I wouldn't be worried about the Cambodian zombies. I doubt they can swim.

Also the government has obtained samples of the parasite and in an effort to learn how to defeat it they'll safely transport it to a super safe research institute where they'll safely store it and safely manipulate it.

It'll be so safe no one will be able to steal it and use it for like, say, creating a zombie army.

Nah.

Bee said...

HEE HEE
The Umbrella Corp. will then have designated people injected with this virus but they will be closely monitored.

They will have an underground civilization for all the test subjects where they'll live normal lives.

Then one day, Mila Jojovich will go there, guns blazing.

Jean Knee said...

you see, these zombies are addictive

Dan said...

I've always loved Zombies !!!
Don't worry about the test and 30 % thing.
Zombies don't kill, they just bite you up and turn you into a zombie too.

No Cool Story said...

Yvonne: Shaun! How are you doing?
Shaun: Surviving.
-Shaun of The Dead

I think we have all watched enough zombie movies to survive a Zombie Apocalypse.
Now, Rage infected people are a different deal. I am scared of those.

Jean Knee said...

especially when driving

Klin said...

A so so time in Sea World?! The horror!

Zombies more fun than Shamu? Unspeakable.

Pizza and home safe and sound.
Priceless.

I'd forgotten that there was a Sea World in Texas. I only go to San Diego. Location, location, location. :)

Jean Knee said...

klin, Shamu's bigger in Texas

Bee & Brian said...

Bee: knock knock
Brian: enter
Bee: No! You say "who's there?"!
Brian: Well, that's just rude.
Bee: Whatever dude, just DO IT!

Bee: knock knock
Brian: May I ask who's knocking?
Bee: "who's there?! who's there?!"
Brian: Who's where?
Bee: No! "there"!
Brian: Here?
Bee: ::sigh!:: [stomps off]

This moment brought to you by Abbot and Costello.

Jean Knee said...

so totally loving it

Tori :) said...

I heart Sea World!!

more! said...

more bee and brian!
MORE!

Bee & Brian said...

Weeeeee’re baaaaack!

Bee: Okay, you know what to do after I say “knock knock”, right?
Brian: Who’s there?
Bee: Right!
Brian: Right, who?
Bee: What?
Brian: What, what?
Bee: Huh?
Brian: This is not what we rehearsed! You must let me know if you’re going to stray from the bloody script!
Bee: But…
Brian: I can’t work under these conditions! [stomps off]

more! said...

More!!
YAY! :D

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Julie is offended to not be mentioned in this here vacation blog post.

It's not a vacation without Julie at your side.....or somewhere other than your side.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Miss Jean Knee went to Sea Sea Sea to See what she could Sea Sea Sea

You guys are lucky. Us Infidelitos are flat busted broke. The best I can manage for Spring Break this week goes like this:

The Infidels went to Cici Ci....as in Cici's Pizza.

Cici's Pizza=Diarrheaville.

Lisa said...

Everything's bigger in Texas.

My spring break=Homework!!! Haha. Just kidding. Maybe.

Lisa said...

That Cambodia zombie report was creepy, NCS.

Has anyone discovered what keeps the zombies away other than Jean Knee shooting them? I mean, what can I do here--now?!

Jean Knee said...

I give Bee and Brian a two thumbs up for their portrayal of abbott & costello


and a perfect ten

even though Brian's being coy about the whole thing

Jean Knee said...

Lisa, google zombie invasion-there is a plethora (buttload didn't sound right)of info on what to do

don't be scared

Bee said...

Maybe he doesn't know who Abbott and Costello are...???

Jean Knee said...

me thinks he hasn't read his own joke over here

Bee said...

I don't know, I mean, we had to explain about the ha has.

Jean Knee said...

it's hoo-ha!


dork


I bet he'd be fun to go to a comedy club with

Bee said...

ha has too!


dork-o


yeah, total riot!

Jean Knee said...

that's ta tas



maybe

Bee said...

those too.

Brian o Vretanos said...

What's all the hoo hah???

Jean Knee said...

how dare you say such vulgarities on my blog!

that ain't cool, yo.

No Cool Story said...

Hey, it's Wednesday!
That means it Fowl day, right?

Tee heee!

Jean Knee said...

don't make excuses for him, he'll only become even more vulgar. Have you ever heard one of his knock knock jokes? over the top

Brian o Vretanos said...

You're very unfair. I've been resisting the temptation all this time to use the word "Knockers".

Jean Knee said...

see, see what I'm talking about here? you should see what he wrote about teenage boys on his own blog. outrageous!

don't look NCS, you'll go blind-they tried to tell Stevie Wonder that and look how he ended up....

Brian o Vretanos said...

Stevie Wonder ended up being a good pianist, and rich and famous.

Millie said...

Glad you had fun, even though you had to bring Julie the Wonder Pain along.

Julie, you're a pain in the butt.

Hey, literally! :)

Millie said...

Sixty!!!!!

Millie said...

(snickering)

Brian said "knockers"

No Cool Story said...

But I could end up rich and famous!

hungry hungry hippos said...

knock knock
Who is there?
Max
Max who?

I don't know. Jean Knee said Max says hi.

Jean Knee said...

Max, your favorite of the Doodle nephews


don't encourage him with snickering Millie. he thought we wouldn't notice he said pianist

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

Hate Shamu was so-so. Better math nerds than regular teenagers! Eww.
:)Brittany

BTW....the only reason your wenus is bigger than mine is 'cause yours is OLDER....and using your theory on Shamu's size....things are bigger in Texas.

Jean Knee said...

I hope yer not implying that I have a huge, ancient wenis.


I actually have two.

Jean Knee said...

watch for Brittany in her new video "Crafters Gone Wild"

there could be a wenis involved

Not Millie said...

I did notice he said pianist.

Isn't there a joke about a genie and a three inch pianist? That's one short dude.

No Cool Story said...

I do know who Max is!

I was just testing the other bloggers and stuff.

Bee said...

DID SOMEONE SAY PEANUTS?????

Jean Knee said...

Brian keeps saying words like knockers and pianist

Bee said...

THAT BRIAN IS SUCH A TROUBLE MAKER

Jean Knee said...

yup

No Cool Story said...

74!

W00T!

No Cool Story said...

75!

Weeeeeeee!

No Cool Story said...

76!

YAY!

Bee said...

77

Bee said...

The warden hasn't come get me for lights out so maybe I can be...

Bee said...

79

Bee said...

80!! Woohoo!!

Jean Knee said...

no its hoo woo

or something

hungry hungry chickens said...

It's hoo hoo.

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Fiesta!

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Party Ducks International said...

Party starts at 85!

tumbleweeds said...

Good morning!

Jean Knee said...

Is a morning still good if there is no one to enjoy it?