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Late Summer Goings On

I am getting back into the swing of things after a low-energy week and a bout of something of a chest cold. Knowing my luck, it was probably H1N1, but I won’t find out for several years. Now that I am back up to 90% or so, I have to turn my attention to several exciting events on the Club Josh Calendar.

First up, tomorrow is the 54th Anniversary of Disneyland, always a fun day for me at work (nothing compares to the 50th in 2005 and the craziness that ensued). Tomorrow, in addition to all the festivities, Marty Sklar gets his long overdue window on Main Street. He is finally retiring which is sort of sad, but glad he is still around to receive the window and still tell stories of Walt and the fun days of WED back in the 50’s and 60’s. Marty was a special guest at our opening party for the Nemo crew back in 2007, and it was a highlight that he came down and told stories about Walt and the original subs. I’m hoping to get a photo with him to add to my series of “Imagineers with a Window on Disneyland’s Main Street with Josh” photos. (Joining Bob Gurr).

After that is the gala wedding celebration for my friend Kris. I have known him now for over 24 years and will get a chance to summarize that relationship during the wedding. I have a rough idea of what I am going to say, but still want to put some more thought into it. My usual route will be to jot some notes down in the bumper to bumper traffic up to Silverlake, so I endeavor to not wait until the last minute. Tomorrow night I want to go shopping for a nice comfortable outfit to survive the heat. Thank goodness he’s not getting married in Arizona!

After that, it will be off to the aforementioned hot heartland of Arizona – Phoenix to visit the relatives. Shooting for either the end of July or the end of August. July would be preferable since we are planning a quick trip to Georgia and Tennessee in September. Really, I do not have a sweat fetish, but it seems like I will be visiting a lot of sweaty places this year. Combine that with a Summer-for-them visit to Argentina in December, I think I need to head to Alaska or Finland or someplace cool next year!