I've been dying to take my kids to Disneyland. I think they're at ages where they'd enjoy it and I could enjoy spending time with Ali in California. So for weeks--months maybe--I've been checking out KSL (our Craig's list) for people wanting to split 6 day park hopper passes. I've been selling furniture in my shed and collecting money in a Disneyland fund. I want to go. I really, really want to go.
So, when I was driving the other day and the radio station I was listening to advertised that they were giving away Disneyland tickets every weekday in March (3 times a day!), I determined I was going to win. The very next day, I tuned in the the station at the right times ready with my phone (number on speed dial!) to call. The requirements to win are that you 1) identify the Disney character they play over the air 2) and be caller #20.
The first time I tried, I couldn't get in, and the character was Tigger. Who doesn't know Tigger? The second time I tried, the Disney character (a girl) said, "I just wish none of this would've ever happened!" Katie was over and neither of us knew the answer. We kept calling anyway. I got in as caller #4, hung up and tried again, all the while trying to think of every girl character in every Disney movie when the phone started to ring. I was panicking--racking my brain for any any clue when I heard..."You're caller 21! Caller 20 got the character wrong--you have a chance to win! Can you name the Disney character?"
And I couldn't.
That's right, I got in to the radio station. I actually got in twice and had a chance to win. I say had because I lost. I LOST. I could've won Disneyland tickets for my family for two days, but I lost.
So, do YOU know the character?
Pocahontas. Freaking Pocahontas. I have never seen it because that Colors of the Wind song made me think twice about it. Now I swear I'll never watch it as long as I live--that Pocahontas made me lose Disneyland.
Oh, and if that wasn't bad enough, guess who the next character was? Lightning McQueen.