joy magnetism: Sparkly Tampa

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Sunday, November 30, 2008

Sparkly Tampa

Magnet #282 - Disney Princesses Sparkle

Yeah, I know this isn't Orlando, but, it's as close as I can get to glitter right now.

Yesterday was a great day, despite having started out with me not only wandering into the men's restrooms, but also running into a reallllly cute dad of a young kid...who also happened to be on my flight.

I swear, I did a full 360 in the restrooms, wondering when they installed urinals in the ladies' room, or when La Guardia had gone unisex. What can I say, it was like 6:30 in the morning!

But after a sucky morning, I landed in this wondrous world, this place called Tampa [metro area].

First, I had lunch with some old friends, and you can't beat company like that.

Second, my lunch was the most scrumptious potato-chip encrusted turkey burger I've ever had. Ok, it's the only potato-chip encrusted turkey burger I've ever had. But seriously, it was like one of those food epiphanies I mentioned a few weeks ago, and I just know I'll end up in NYC trying to find someone to recreate the darn thing.

Third, while I saw a few superawesome and completely unexpected roadside attractions (that I didn't get to take any pictures of, darnit). Off of US 4, someone recreated Cadillac Ranch, but used airstreams instead - how awesome is Airstream Ranch! But even more awesome, because down the road a couple exits later were some giant dinosaurs! Dinosaur World! (I'm so sad I didn't have time to stop!)

Fourth (and technically not Tampa), I went to Florida Southern's campus and wandered around for a couple of hours. I'll probably blog more on that side trip for the next FLW magnet, but for now, here are the superawesome pics without any captions.

But, finally, the piece de resistance. Yay for multiple Targets!

Really. How can you go wrong with a Target that sells me this magnet!

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G said...

Walking into the men's room? How mortifying. Not that I've ever done that. Nope, not me. Must have been my doppelganger.

In my defense, it was a very long flight and a very long layover, and the weather sucked, and I was stuck in Cincinnati.

joy said...

Hahah, as long as I'm not the only one. It was kinda mortifying. Then I nearly dissolved into fits and giggles again typing it up. i'll never forget the look on that guy's face.

julie said...

whoa... dinosaurs!?!? better not let gordon know you skipped it... i'm sure he would've wanted more dinosaur paraphernalia. :) and must you brag about having target?? i mean really. can you think of us in the developing world? hahahahaha

and i've walked into a thousand mens restrooms without meaning to... they are all gross.