This song has been one of my all time favorite songs by the RHCP since I was in the 8th grade. I remember learning it on guitar my freshman year of high school and listening to it over and over again as a riff and being amazed. My cousin and I used to listen to this jam ALL the time when we were younger and especially in our high school days, whether it was with our friends at my house out on the driveway hanging around or driving around town with each other when we first got our drivers license. With that said I'm dedicating this week's cover song to my cousin Antonia for always being a good friend as well as a cousin.
For those of you who have traveled to a theme park during the holidays, you know what you are in for.
The weeks right before and after Christmas are some of the busiest times of the year to visit, making the parks extremely crowded and wait times higher than usual. Yet, this time is so popular since it is fun to experience the magic of the season with your family during the special Christmastime celebrations at the parks that bring something extra to your holidays.
One of the most important things to remember during this time of year is to be nice to the cast members!
Families that come to the parks during this time have so much to remember and so much to do; unfortunately, something that is often forgotten during a vacation is to be thankful for those who have to work during this time of year.
The cast members and team members who work during the holidays are doing so at the expense of spending time with their own families. They are sacrificing their Christmas celebrations at home to be at work making your vacation magical.
Some of these workers are hundreds if not thousands of miles away from their families and may not have seen them for weeks or even months. Yet, they are here in Orlando working in a job that they are passionate about because they love making happiness for their guests
Making magic and spreading happiness is something that is important to us and why we love what we do. However, it is still really hard to be away from our families at Christmas.
Think it is hard to be a guest when the parks are crowded?
It's even more difficult for the cast members who are working as hard as they can, for 8-15 hour shifts, when things happen that are out of our control. We too dislike long waits, telling your child that he is too short to ride or the fact that a ride is temporarily closed. These things make our jobs difficult too, just as they may be a huge setback in your vacation plans.
So focus on the positive things and appreciate the time you can spend with your families and friends rather than dwelling on the things that may be small setbacks during an overall wonderful holiday vacation. Please be patient this holiday season. Give the cast members a smile and a pleasant "thank you" or "Merry Christmas". We are here for you and we want you to have a wonderful vacation, but it still makes an incredible difference to know that our work is appreciated.
At this time of year, it is important to spread Christmas cheer and we are excited to celebrate with you and your families!
In another feat of terrific brutality, approximately 60 innocent bargain-hunters were brutally slaughtered in the annual Black Friday massacres. Each year in retailers across the country thousands of shoppers are kicked, stabbed, shot and trampled in a fervent effort by their stingy counterparts to lay their hands on some "good" deals.
This year saw the greatest number of people killed on Black Friday in an inner city Atlanta Walmart in 30 years. What exactly were the victims (and murderers) scrambling to buy? Only the highest quality assorted lint collections, used tissues and torn-up pieces of paper going for a mere $35.44 each. Talk about a steal! We were on the scene as the events unfolded and managed to get an interview with one of the bystanders named John Cruckstad.
"Well y'know ah just walked in this here establishment to pick me up some kazoos for my hootinanny on Saturday with my maw and paw and 29 cousins but then I heard gunshots a'firin and hit the deck."
We asked Cruckstad if he saw who was firing, which he affirmed.
"Twas a lady wearing a lilac beret and hollering 'If y'all don't hand me that sack of garbage I'm gonna scream and light somebody on fire!' Naturally, I did as I was told and hurled the nearest trash can at her. Little did I know, I just instigated one of the largest Walmart riots in Georgia history."
"The lady in the lilac beret lost her mind and started picking off people one by one. Eventually, somebody hit her with a an Elmo inflatable and knocked her out cold. Then everyone made a mad dash for the bargain bin. Unfortunately, half of my cousins were trampled underfoot. I don't know where the rest went, but it's not looking good for them," said Cruckstad.
We offered our condolences for the loss of their lives.
"Eh I never liked em anyway," said Cruckstad.
*This is satire/fiction. This is not real. No customers were hurt in the making of this article.*