Monday, February 25, 2013

February 26, 2013: Now, isn't that an odd couple?

Life is not fair. Anyone who told you that it is lies to you and may not be your friend. Life is hard and will kick you any chance it gets and the weaker you are, the harder it will kick. All that being said, that is not what life is about. Life is about how you react to all the bad stuff you are dealt. You can't control what happens to you but you can control how you react to it. Watch out for the people and things that would knock you down and try to hold you there. Never stay down, always get up. As long as there is life there is hope. Take some time to recharge and renew. If you can afford it, there is little on Earth that will offer you a better opportunity to recharge than some time in Walt Disney World. For that little period of time that you are at WDW, you are treated special, you feel special and life is just a little better.
On this date in 1920, actor Tony Randall was born. Randall was most famous as Felix Unger who shared an apartment with Oscar Madison (Jack Klugman) in the Odd Couple. Randall had a long career and he did a couple of things with Disney: the 1987 TV special, “Walt Disney World Celebrity Circus” and the 1989 TV special, “The Disney-MGM Studios Theme Park Grand Opening.” Randall remarried late in life after a long marriage to his first wife and fathered two children in his second marriage, one at age 75 and the second at age 76. Let’s visit Hollywood Studios in honor of Tony Randall, a man who loved life until the end.

Today is National Pistachio Day. When I was a kid pistachios were red. I didn’t know that they dyed them red; I just thought they were red. The fact that everything you touched turned red when you ate them should have been a clue but, hey, I was a kid. Now they don’t dye them but a lot of people eat them, including my wife, who eats $15.00 bags of pistachios that we get at Sam’s. I think I may take a red marker and relive my childhood with the next bag I buy. Want some pistachios at Walt Disney World? Go to the Magic Kingdom to Tony’s Town Square and get the Pistachio Crème Brulee. You won’t be able to thank me; your mouth will be full.

Today is Tell a Fairy Tale Day. Disney has dozens to choose from but maybe you should just make up your own. If you don’t want to make up your own but you would like to be part of something original, go to World Showcase at EPCOT and hook up with the World Showcase Players. It’s always fun and always different because members of the audience are part of the show.

February 26th, 1983, Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” album goes to number one and stays at number one for thirty-seven weeks. At the height of his fame he made a 3D feature for Disney that is playing again at the Imagination Pavilion at EPCOT. Jump on board the star ship with Captain EO and relive a bit of 80’s history.

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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