Archive for March, 2011

Ok so today a friend for her birthday wanted to go to the Big Splash Adventure. Which if you read the title you would know that it is a indoor waterpark. Here is their web page if you are curious http://www.bigsplashadventure.com/ .

So this place is easily a 90 minute drive. So we get up early then we get ready and pack the needed things i.e. towels, dry clothes, etc. So we are now ready to leave we leave our house and drive to her house and pick her up. Then we are off but first we must stop at the bank to pay the car payment. Then we stop at McDonald’s for some breakfast. On a side note they have really good oatmeal. Now back to the story.

Finally we are on the interstate driving toward a city named French Lick, IN. Weird name but nice small town. They have a casino and an indoor waterpark and hmmmm that is about it. So we are driving down the I-64 doing roughly 75 miles per hour. Yeah I was speeding but only 5 over. When you get to the tell city exit you have to drive on this little 2 lane highway the rest of the way.

We are getting close and the friend whose birthday it was called her boyfriend to see where they are. He answered and said that they were at the casino but were heading out to go to the waterpark.

So when we arrive we go in and are trying to figure out first how things work. Finally I see a line that is probably selling tickets. We

get in the line and stand there for at least 20 minutes. By the time we get to the front of the line we figure out we are in the right line it was amazing. We pay for our tickets and walk into the park.

First thing that crosses is my mind wow this is a lot smaller that I thought it would be. This place is probably the size of a football field. They have 4 water slides adult oriented, a lazy river (more on this later), hot tub, kiddie area, and that is it. It cost 19.50 a person to get into and by the time we arrived there was an estimated 1500 people in the place.

We find the lockers to put our stuff in and notice you have to get a wrist band. So we go back to the same line as the ticket line and wait again. Finally get to the front.

Me,” I would like 2 lockers”

“We just sold out”

“ok so what am I to do with my stuff”

“well you can take it in with you or you can take it back out to your car. We are not responsible for any stolen or

lost items”

So we change into swimming clothes and I take the stuff out to the car. It is 39 degrees outside and I am where a T-shirt and swimming trunks. I am freezing. We go in to the park again and finally start to do things.

First stop the Lazy River. We get in, we get our intertubes, and start to float. The water is warm it feels pretty good. The problem is you can not move once you are in the River. It is packed. You try not to touch someone but you can’t help it. This river is made to just lay on a raft and float around. Why do KIDS insist on getting in there and running around it as fast as they can. It is annoying.

Next we do the slides. At least we did 2 of them the lines were horrible. Then of to the Hot tub to be honest this was the only thing that made this place decent, it is sad. So now everyone is hungry and there is only one place to get food in this place and the line is long. It took one of the guys 30 minutes to get a drink. So we are wet and all of our stuff is in the car. Once again let me remind you that it is 39 degrees outside when we left it was snowing.

We left  got something to eat and went back. You could tell though no-one wanted to return but when you pay that much and drive that far what else you going to do.

The wife and I had almost booked a weekend there, good thing we didn’t, and if we had we would be canceling it.

Not the Pros and cons

pros

  1. Hot tub
  2. free towels

Cons

  1. Horrible service
  2. To crowded
  3. don’t know when to tell people we are full ( I am sure there is a maximum number allowed)
  4. Parents not watching kids
  5. Lack of options (no store that sells towels or anything)
  6. Half the arcade game don’t work

Maybe I am being a bit harsh, but this is my opinion.

My man card

Posted: March 13, 2011 in Story
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So yesterday I was told that my man card was being revoked by 2 separate people. This is all because I went to a Lady Gaga concert.

My wife and I bought 3 tickets to her concert one for my wife, one for me, and one for a friend. So my wife and her friend go out and buy special outfits just for this concert. The day of the concert my wife is puking and running a 101 degree temperature and her friends daughter just got out of the hospital. So now we have 3 tickets to this concert, a concert I didn’t even want to go to.

So I start calling everyone I know trying to find some people to go see Gaga with me. I find my step brother and my wides other friend. So we head out and drive to Louisville, KY.

We get there and I am amazed at the costumes that the people are wearing. It was cool, and something I didn’t really expect. I also didn’t expect to see protesting but they were there.

So we make it into the newly opened KFC Yum Center and find our seats. They weren’t close but not bad seats. The first band comes out on stage and I am a little confused the lead singer is wearing a leather jacket, leather chaps, and a leather thong. That was a little much for me. This band was called the Scissor Sisters and by the end of their set I figured out that I liked their music.

Then the girls behind us spilled a beer down one of my friends back. She turned around and told the girl she spilt the drink and the drunk girl decided tom argue and say she didn’t do it. Yet she was the only one drinking.

When Lady Gaga came out the place went nuts. I am not the biggest fan of her music but I have a lot more respect for her and her music now. She dances a lot and she does not lip sing.

I have seen a lot of different acts perform and I would say that this Lady Gaga Concert was one of the best concerts I have ever been to. I would say that it is in the top 3 concerts and I have seen bands like Metallica, Linkin Park, Manson, Snoop Dogg, Ozzy Ozbourne, Korn, and so on.

Its been a while

Posted: March 7, 2011 in Laid off
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Well I am unsure of the last time I posted something on here about my job search or being laid off or even a story from my life. So I figure I can do that while sitting here at the mall with all the screaming kids.
First off I am not hanging out with the screaming kids they are just down the hall a little bit, I just came out of the Radio Shack and found a chair to sit in to type this here little BLOG. Oh well I am starting to ramble on.
On to the work search and being laid off. Well I decided to quit looking for a job and to quit being laid off. How would I do such a thing you may ask yourself. Well I have to admit that I have great friends and that I found a job because of one of them. I have been working now for 3 weeks and I am happy. I like where I work, I like the people I work with, and it seems like a great company to be with. I am still drafting but now I am just drawing something different than I was before. With the new company I can go out to the shop and watch stuff be built, and I am even going to get to go to the field and watch something be erected. (now stop giggling)
Things are really starting to look up for me and my family. Which is great, I must say. I am now able to start rebuilding my savings and I can afford to buy things I need and want.
I have to say after being laid off for 3 months that I am one off the lucky ones, there are people out there that have been laid off longer than that and hope all of them can find work soon. I hope it never happens to me.

Well that is your update. Until next time stay tuned for more