But I'm back and in business, ready to get on with my thrilling life of e-mails, Netflix and a "grow your own Finn" from Adventure Time.
There he is, fully boiled and plumped up like a backpack-wearing hotdog. I know he came curled up and hugging his legs, but I like the idea that he moved into that position for hibernation purposes/comfort. He must have just watched "Demolition Man" and took note. Thank God he kept his clothes on.
Now, off the bat...I'm unimpressed. Could be the angle, could be the level of light, could be the UNBELIEVABLY HIGH EXPECTATIONS I've been harboring for the last week and a half. If I wasn't preoccupied by roller coasters and giant pickles, I was obsessively thinking and wondering about Finn and his mega-growth into a towering monster. If you recall, the packaging promised an increase of Finn by five hundred times. I knew the odds were against me, I knew the claims were outrageous, but throughout my absence, I held hope. They said to wait a solid seven days for maximum results, so I did it better and bigger: I waited eight days.
Is that five-hundred times the size of Small Finn? Could be. Probably isn't. But it's still pretty cool. Aside from looking like a lost relic from the bottom of the ocean, Finn has transformed into...well, a monster. Most likely from the bottom of the ocean. In my heart of hearts, I wanted a "monster," and, in a way, that's what I got.
How is this considered a monster? I dunno. There's something inherently weird about the way Finn looks after his week long bath. He's puffier, discolored and just eerily wrinkled and cracked. And what looked like a cute and cuddly pose has turned into absolute evil. He was hugging his legs before, yes, but now it just looks wrong. Leg-hugging has turned sour. Now, the eyes? It's like there's truly nothing behind those eyes. All I see is cold bird-like dots.
Well, ain't that creepy as fuck.
Universal Studios was actually pretty fun. Haven't been there in over ten years, but it was a nice change-up from Disneyland all the time, every time, no exceptions. Of course, it lacks the charm and general cleanliness of Disneyland, but there's still fun to be had. OF COURSE, the rides are greatly numbered compared to D-Land (can you count a "walk-through" as a ride?) but they, uh...they still have...why am I on the defense again?
Yeah, the Simpsons ride was a bit of a disappointment, but the fact they built an actual Kwik-E-Mart with beer holders, cups and soda was enough to quickly overcome all sadness.
I didn't buy that hat. I'm instantly feeling regret for not buying that hat. My initial reasoning was that besides it being twenty-five bucks, it's still a brightly red hat. Who wears red hats?
I'm back to not caring about the red hat.
See you next week!