October 3, 2010 by Kelly
Honestly, I don’t have an “X”, but apparently Sylvie from MyX does.
I was invited to go to the Bleed-Up at Howl-O-Scream on October 1st. What a way to bring in October!
We were all lucky enough to get some food, drinks and pictures with Sylvie. Along with a concert. Ooooh and the most important part – there were giveaways. Three or four people won guitars. And one person won a trip into Alone, supposedly the best haunted house of all time! More on that later…
Around 9, everyone headed out to conquer the scare zones and houses. I took in all the scare zones like a big girl, but I am not a fan of doing haunted houses, so I opted out and was the official bag holder for Jeff, Jacobus, Jen and Jay. Holy crap that’s a lot of J names!
We set out to find drinks (so I would maybe do a house or two) and instead we made a stop at one or two houses for the 4Js to do. Thankfully (for me) rides were open, so we did Sheikra!!
After that, we each grabbed a drink and went to grab our reservation. Reservation for what you ask?
The person that won the chance to do Alone… ME! Probably the ONE person that wouldn’t actually do it. I never expect to win anything, especially since Sylvie was taking out tickets and then ripping them up.
She said Kelly… then couldn’t read my last name. Said Walky (because apparently “I write bad”) and then the person on stage with her read that it said Walker. Yay me?! The ticket was up to 4 people (by the way, this house is an extra cost for anyone not able to win a ticket. It costs $25 in advance online or $35 day off. You can either do the house alone <hence the name> or with a group of up to 4) So who were the four people that did it? Well, I wasn’t included.
Jeff, Jacobus, Jen and Jay!
After they checked in, they waited… and waited… and waited.. They only let one person/group in at a time. From what I was told by the 4Js is that it’s “personalized” of sorts. You don’t get herded through unlike the other houses and it’s a story. If I wasn’t such a chicken it sounded cool.
And if you don’t believe me, by 10:30 all of the spots for the house were sold out for the night!
We didn’t get to see either of the other shows, but while they were in one of the houses I caught a peek at Fiends. Seemed funny and something I would like. Singing.. dancing.. ok I’m in.
I saw a lot of this…
And looked at this a lot to figure out where to go next.
We all had an awesome time. Including me, even not doing any of the houses was a lot of fun. The rides were open. The lines were short and our Front of the Lines passes didn’t get used too much because there were hardly any lines!
A very bloody thank you to Busch Gardens, John, and Melissa!
There are a lot more pictures on my flickr page – flickr.com/photos/peglegpug
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August 2, 2009 by Kelly
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July 21, 2009 by Kelly
Jeff’s birthday is on Saturday. And we are having people over to the house, FINALLY! So this will be doubling as our house warming party.
Here’s what I have left to do before people show up on Saturday at 1:
17 loads of laundry - DONE
Clean the house from TOP to bottom – DONE
Get more pictures hung up – a little more to go
Clean off the memory cards for all the cameras because I will be taking a CRAP ton of pictures – clean cards a go!
Give the cat a tranquilizer so she doesn’t freak out when people show (ok I won’t be doing that.)
Figure out how many people are coming (so RSVP people!!) – have a general idea
Find recipes that are easy enough to make – making way on the food
Grocery shop (after people RSVP, see how this works out..) – doing that in about a hour..
Wrap Jeff’s gifts – soon!
Get other shopping done – DONE
All of this while running day-to-day life, ie. working and trying to find more work.
Oh and I MUST get my car aligned this week as well. Sigh. – Taking car today!!!!
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May 17, 2009 by Kelly
Around 1:30 I started the whole, “So….what do you want to do today?”, after stating earlier in the day that I wanted to stay in and not do anything. I got bored. What can I say?
After running through a few ideas and asking on twitter, we got replies like Leu Gardens and Sanford Zoo. Both sounded wonderful and I was ready for the zoo, but by this time it was almost 3 and the zoo closes at 5.
Ended up calling a friend to see if he wanted to meet us at the tiki bar place that he’s been talking about for years. We headed out that way in hopes that we would be able to find it, not knowing the proper name. Thanks to google maps, it was the closest “tiki bar” near Clermont, FL. We found it and luckily got a place to park. It has the smallest parking lot and it was busy. The tiki bar is right on the lake, so there were lots of couples and families.
Jeff and I found a place at the bar and we waited on Robbie. Once he got there, we drank and we ate.
Then we went back to see his house. Since we’ve NEVER been there it was a real treat. His place is amazing. Lots of stuff everywhere, a tiki bar in the back, a place to build an errupting volanco. What more could you ask for?
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