Sober since April 6, 2006


Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Theme Parks: With Guys

Just spent the entire day riding roller coasters at a popular nearby theme park. And wow. It was awesome!

This was the first time I've gone to a theme park with a group of guys. It's quite a different experience than going with a group of girls.

With guys, you get to ride more coasters. They look at the map, come up with a battle plan for tackling the coolest rides, then they execute the plan. Bam! All the rides ridden within a few hours. The entire park has been conquered!

But us ladies just waste the whole day sitting around "deciding" what to do. Sample conversation:

"Do you want to ride this one?"

"I don't know. It looks okay."

"Well wait there's that one over there. It looks fun too."

(Both rides are designed for toddlers!)

"Sure, whichever ride looks cool."

"Okay which ride should we do first?"

"Well that one is the closest ... "

"Oh this reminds me of the time I came here with my cousins when I was a kid! [Insert long, sappy, boring story here]"

"Wow, that really happened? That's cool. So which ride do you want again?"

"Ooooh! An ice cream booth! Let's get ice cream!"

"Okay ..."

By the end of the day, you've been on one moderately cool coaster, ridden a bunch of stupid rides for toddlers, and you've consumed enough softdrinks and ice cream to reverse global warming. You spent the entire day having conversations that you could have had at home or at the mall. You leave the park with a mental list of which coasters to ride "next time".

No offense to the ladies, but it's simply much more fun to go to theme parks with guys :P

Thanks for making things fun, guys! (And thanks for letting me tag along)

Today, I'm especially grateful for ...
  • being 61 days sober
  • staying sober today (I really wanted to drink)
  • sunscreen. I would be burnt to a crisp without it!
  • my precious and generous boyfriend
  • my loving and understanding family
  • my adorable and excited puppy
  • God, who kept us all safe today as we hurtled through the air at top speed on rickety tracks