24 May 2000 four   » (Journeyer)

Got back from a two day stay in magic mountain. Left early yesterday morning around 10:30am. When we arrived at 6 Flags, the tempature meter on the car read 106 degrees. Horribly hot. Standing in line for hours, surrounded by sweaty people is not fun. True, the rides were great, but the ride:line time ratio very low.

At the end of the day, my friends Steve and Terea left to go back to San Diego. Jason and I were in line waiting for funnel cake, so Kalani and Erica left in Erica's car for the motel that they had reserved. Kalani gave us directions to the motel, but it took us over a hour to find the place, it was at least 20 miles away from magic mountain, in some remote corner of hell (Ventura County).

Pulling up to the motel Kalani ran out and told me that the clerk running the place was going to get us in for a cheep price. I go talk to the clerk. The guy is some shaddy fellow who will not speak up, because there were microphones in the lobby. Apparently we were doing some under the table deal for $50 for 2 rooms. After much confusion we finaly got settled in our illigal lodges.

Bobby and Verity got to the motel around the time that we got there. Bobby had interesting storys about how he has become a drug addict and hanging around with ravers and dealers. Fairly interesting storys, I was quite entertained, however, he is being somewhat stupid, if I was to judge him. Just a little too careless for my tastes.

With a ton of people packed into each room, it was not very comfterable. At least I got to sleep on a bed. But the room apparently had no air conditioning. I slept very little, just laying there in the dark heat.

This morning we woke to the shaddy clerk giving us a wake up call, telling us that we had to be out by 7am. After hussling out the door, we went to Dennys for breakfast. We rang up a bill of about $75 between all of us, I offered to put it on my card since I had no cash, I only got a $5 bill from Erica. However, through out the day people gave me money for the bill as they got change for it. I'm a little pissed off though because I ended up not getting back all the money I spent on the bill, infact I paid $30 more (not including the price of my food or Kalani's). Not a big deal, but that somewhat makes me mad, I just don't feel like being an asshole and asking people individualy for money. Sucks.

We were planning on going to the water park at 6 Flags today, but when we got there we found it was closed, so we went to Magic Mountain again. Its not a big deal because most of us have season passes, but that ment another day of standing in sweltering heat waiting for rides. We left around 3pm. It was not fun.

Rode home with Jason, Ken, and Kalani in Jason's car. The trip home was ok, but being stuck in the back seat for two hours, it just doesn't work well with my knees. By the time we got to Kalani's house (where my car was parked) I was completely annoyed with everyone.

One thing in particular that annoyed me, was when we got to Kalani's house, Ken had to go to the bathroom. It went a little like this:

Ken: "I really need to go to the bathroom, can I use your's Kalani?"
Kalani: "er..."
Ken: "... What?"
Kalani: "My parents don't really like people in the house..."
Ken: "I just need to use the bathroom though."
Kalani: "Well, I suppose."

I don't know if its because I've been standing around in 100 degree weather all day, and crammed into the back of a car for hours on end, or the fact I got very little sleep, but I found that Kalani was being extreamly rude and I was fairly offended. I left quickly, came home and took a shower.

It's nice spending time with your friends, but that trip was just too much. I had fun, but had to endure too many sufferings for it. I rather would have stayed home.

I hope to spend the rest of the night relaxing in front of the computer and checking up on some stuff. Might even start a little programming project. Haven't completely wound down from school yet, need to relax.

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