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…back in October! Mostly because of… you know, life.

After flying to Chicago with KB, Grey, Meatshake, and Heisenberg on September 26th, I then flew back to L.A. to wrap up our packing/moving, grab Mr. Fabulous, and then make the long drive back to Chicago.

When I got there, I found Beth waiting to pick me up at LAX!

Surprise chaperone at LAX!

It was an awesome surprise, especially since I had just helped her move up to San Anselmo a few weeks prior.

I was only in L.A. for an insanely hectic four days, so we had to use our time wisely. To be read: We went to Disneyland…

Disneyland surprise!

…with all of these folks, who played hooky from their jobs/lives to hang out.

Yeah, buddy!

We even went over to California Adventure and rode California Screamin’, which we pondered intensely.

California... Screamin'? Hmmm.

It was a great way to leave L.A. That is, until I went back a few weeks later.

Thanks to Beth for making the long trek to surprise me, and thanks to all of the folks who came out to Disneyland. Miss and love all you guys!

I know some pretty amazing folks,

-Shady

…for this “OC Weekly” article.

Told ya,

-Shady

…for this “OC Weekly” article.

I’m out of witty things to sign off with,

-Shady

…for this “OC Weekly” article.

Yes, you read that correctly,

-Shady

…for this “OC Weekly” article.

Gonna be the Glendale-Hyperion Bridge,

-Shady

…for this “OC Weekly” article.

Goddamn backpackers,

-Shady

…and shot a shitload of photos, for this article in “OC Weekly.”

Some of my finest work yet,

-Shady

…featuring a few pictures of this guy:

Flickr update: Mickey Mouse

Click here to view them all.

We parked in Donald,

-Shady

I openly admit it.

I love the parks, whether it’s the Orlando-based compound that is Walt Disney World, or the tiny California original that is Disneyland.

And while I enjoy different things from each park, one of my favorite things is the Main Street Electrical Parade.

I first saw the parade in 1981 at Magic Kingdom in Florida. It went away for awhile, but recently made a much-deserved retro return to California Adventure a few years back.

I don’t care how many times I see it, there’s just something about it that reminds me of being a little kid and not having to deal with any drama or bullshit.

My mom, sister and girlfriend made a post-Christmas stop at Disneyland this past Friday, and we stuck around in the blistering cold just long enough to end our day with the Main Street Electrical Parade.

Here are a few pics:

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

Main Street Electrical Parade

A spectacular festival pageant of nighttime magic and imagination in thousands of sparkling lights and electro-synthe-magnetic musical sounds,

-Shady

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