A.R.M. (kinkyturtle) wrote,

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Enchanted / Space Center Gift Shop

I went to see "Enchanted" on Tuesday. It was fun! Much better than the trailers make it look, especially that whooshy trailer I saw at the Disney Store.

Giselle, a Disney cartoon princess-to-be, falls into a magic well and ends up as a live-action princess in live-action New York City. Prince Edward, her Prince Charming, comes to rescue her, but she's been reluctantly taken in by a divorce lawyer and his cute daughter, and she's feeling conflicted emotions that cartoon princesses don't normally feel. Also, Prince Edward's servant Nathaniel shows up in New York as well, under secret orders from the evil queen to kill Giselle. It's a fun movie that plays with the conventions of Disney fairy-tale movies in all kinds of clever ways. Also, near the end, there's a dragon!

Today, Mom and I drove down to Space Center Houston to go to the gift shop and get some lanyards embroidered with "FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION" as a gift for a friend. It was cool! At the gate where you normally pay $5 to park, Mom asked the cashier if the gift shop was open, and he said "Yes, go on in," and we didn't have to pay! Then she waited in the car while I went in, and I didn't have to buy a ticket! I just left my driver's license at the info desk and the guy filled out a slip for me to carry.

In addition to the lanyards, and a FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION mug, and a Lucite pyramid paperweight with a tiny space shuttle inside, I also got an emergency space blanket, a pocket laser-show thingy, and some freeze-dried ice cream. Then we left, and went to Red Lobster for lunch.

Oh, and on the drive down and back up the Gulf Freeway, I introduced Mom to the Avenue Q soundtrack. She loves it!

Also I made a new icon. Meow!

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