Category Archives: Life

The Duck Dreams of a Friendly Snake

Once again, I shall be recounting a few dreams I had the nights of March 22 and 23 of 2018.  (March 22 was also the night I heard an owl outside, which is something that I’ve never heard before, with the exception of the zoo.  Of course, this is unrelated, but I still thought it was cool.  I also once saw a great horned owl get chased away by a herd of crows.  That was years ago.  I’m not sure why I’m telling you guys this.) Continue reading The Duck Dreams of a Friendly Snake

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Eight Years of Blogging Has Happened!

In just a few short years, the Duck’s blog will be a decade old.  But until then…this Monday (July 16) is my blog’s eighth birthday.  If my blog was a human child, it would be in…third grade?  It’s been yet another crazy year of madness, and this post was put on this Earth to talk about it.  Here we go! Continue reading Eight Years of Blogging Has Happened!

I Dream of Cake…and Turkey

Ever since our most recent trip to Disneyland, I have been dreaming about the Pixar Fest cake.  It’s a very odd thing, but I seem to dream about food a lot.  I have had many dreams about visiting bakeries, sometimes the same establishment over the course of many years.  I guess I’m obsessed with treats, with the newest object of my fixation being that three-layer beauty exclusive to Pixar Fest.  As you may recall, I was unable to try this cake during our recent visit to Disneyland, as the Plaza Inn was only serving chocolate cake when we stopped by for dinner (only chocolate cake; what do you mean, Duck?).  And even though we eventually decided to make the cake ourselves, it didn’t stop me from dreaming about it, nevertheless. Continue reading I Dream of Cake…and Turkey

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 3

The final ride-ranking post is here, where we discuss the best of the best.  Even if one of these supposedly best rides caused no shortage of terror in the Duck and Mother Duck.  And in case you’re curious about part 2, it can be found here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 3

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 2

We have arrived at part 2 of the Duck’s Disneyland ride-ranking (part 1 can be found here).  This part of the list ranges from the peaceful to the frightening! Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 2

The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 1

The best part of Disneyland, as we all know, is the rides.  And one thing I love about the rides at Disneyland is the fact that they have something for everyone, especially people like myself who don’t enjoy rides that are fast or otherwise scary.  (Most theme parks would have literally nothing for me to do.  Except eat, of course.)  I would like to spend the next couple of posts reviewing and ranking the various attractions Mother Duck and I got to ride, including those we rode last year but didn’t check out on our newest visit (signified by italics).

Keep in mind that I’m trying to rank these rides not solely based on personal opinion.  For example, I can objectively say that Splash Mountain is a good ride deserving of its popularity, even if I, for one, would never ride it again due to that awful 52-foot drop at the end.  Of course, my own opinions will, inevitably, affect my rankings, but I wanted to keep things as fair as possible.  If you’re curious about last year’s posts, here are the links to part 1 and part 2. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Ride Tour 2018 Part 1

The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2018

It is now time we talked about the desserts at Disneyland, including some special limited edition stuff they had in celebration of Pixar Fest!  One nice thing about the snacks at Disneyland is that they often come in large servings, meaning you can save some money by sharing (Mother Duck and I shared the curros and grey stuff twist, sometimes with food to spare).  I will be ranking all of the treats we’ve had, including those from last year’s visit, which will be in italics.  Oh, and if you want to read last year’s dessert post, you can find it here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Dessert Tour 2018

The Duck’s Disneyland Food Tour 2018

Before we cover rides, I’d like to rank all of the food we had at Disneyland, including a few things we tried last year (in italics).  I’m feeling rather hungry, so let’s get right to it.  If you’d like to read last year’s food post, you can find it here. Continue reading The Duck’s Disneyland Food Tour 2018

Disneyland 2018: Day 2 – Big Trouble on Big Thunder…Kind Of

Ah, you’re back.  Well, you’re just in time to read about part 2 of our Disneyland trip, with a little bit of bonus stuff thrown in at the end.  (If you missed part 1, you can find it here.)  The following day, we arrived before the park opened.  Our first goal was to head straight for Peter Pan before it got crowded, but what happened next was…fate, perhaps?  The problem with trying to ride Peter Pan first thing in the morning is the fact that everyone tries to do this, so as soon as the way forward was opened, people started running for Fantasyland as fast as they could.  We followed at a slower pace, discovering soon enough that our doubts were well-founded when we saw that the Peter Pan queue was already packed.  Disappointed, we decided to head for our favorite rides (hint: they’re both in New Orleans Square) while the lines were still short. Continue reading Disneyland 2018: Day 2 – Big Trouble on Big Thunder…Kind Of

Disneyland 2018: Day 1 – From Splash Mountain to Fantasmic

I don’t think I can overestimate my love for Disneyland.  You may recall that last year marked my first trip to the park in a decade (minus a few months), and this year, Mother Duck and I were fortunate enough to visit again.  While we have decided that Disneyland will likely not become a yearly tradition due to the fact that visiting a single place too often has the negative consequence of taking some of the fun out of it, we did have an amazing time nonetheless and look forward to a return someday in the future, whenever we decide enough time has passed.  Let us begin by discussing the first day of our trip, shall we? Continue reading Disneyland 2018: Day 1 – From Splash Mountain to Fantasmic