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My next vacation... Disney or a Carribean cruise?

I will never forget my first time at Disney World, mostly because I was 25 years old at the time.  Yes, I was a bit of a late bloomer on the Disney thing.  I never went there as a child, possibly because I don't think my sisters and I ever really wanted to go, but more likely because my parents figured a college education was more important than an overpriced trip to see a college student dressed as a mouse.  As it turns out, my parents were right all along.  College was a blast.  And Disney sucks.
Hold on, Disneyphiles!  Hear me out before you stick your Mickey ears up my backside.
I endured the trip to Disney World twice, both times really wishing I could see the glory and wonder in it that everyone else did (and I’m talking about full-grown adults here, not kids).  It ended up having the opposite effect on me, most importantly because nothing is real.  You walk through this little village in the park that is supposed to look like, I don’t know, a colonial town or something (it…

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I wish I had an interesting reason why it’s been so long since I’ve posted anything.  The truth is that I’ve been working a lot more than usual (fortunately it is only temporary), and by the time I get home, my brain needs to be turned off.  Besides, as a result of this overachieving, the only thing I have to talk about is work, and (trust me) nobody wants to hear about my boring job.  That’s why this space has been left blank for so long.
That phrase made me think of the blank pages in a book that you find between the final chapter and the back cover.  When I was a kid I wondered why they were there at all, because it seemed superfluous.  Fortunately, having a father in the printing business, I received a detailed explanation on how and why it was required for a book to be properly bound.  A disappointing answer, indeed, for a kid who secretly hoped that the answer would be “so you can continue the story any way you’d like”.
Book binding, I fear, is going in the same direction as th…