A Fluther Meet-Up
12am: Devi drove into a gas station to see if she had a flat tire, and she smelled gas in her car. No one saw anything wrong with her car and Devi got yelled at for blocking both sides of the gas station.
1230am: The girls stop at a grocery store, and tell the guys they can’t come inside. We assume they are buying “feminine hygiene products”.
1am: Arrived at Devi’s apartment. She casually warned us that our tires may be slashed in the night. This was very reassuring about the part of town we would be sleeping in. Once inside the apartment we tried our best not to look at the mess Devi warned us about, but that was impossible. We then starting clearing space in the living room for all of us to sleep. There was a large folding chair that proved to be a pain in the ass for Joe and Allie, but funny for everyone else, as they struggled to fit it through a doorway.
2am: After the sleeping arrangements were made, and beds laid out, the lights were turned out and a cake with candles was brought out for Joe’s birthday. Turns out they were not stopping for “feminine hygeine products” at the grocery store.
3am: After a couple people took showers,
Devi we decided to play Cranium. The teams were Devi and Allie, Ali and Angus, Ken and Joe. After much discussion on the actual rules, some alleged cheating, hi-jinks, and laughter, Ken and Joe finally won at 4am. We finally went to sleep.
830am: Rise and shine in Jelly Land. After some showers were taken we all cursed Cranium for being stupid and keeping us up all night (Tweet, Tweet). Then we all feasted on Cheerios, eaten out of cups, and everyone told Joe how much they loved his choice of cereal.~ (Tweet)
930am: Went to Devi’s school to print out Cedar Point tickets for Ali and Angus. Devi and Angus fiddled with the printer, while Ken and Joe tried to see how far they could hit the ball out of the foosball table. In the end the printer won and we had to go to a different place to print the tickets (Tweet). From there we got in our cars and drove 2 hrs to Cedar Point.
12pm: Cedar Point! We finally arrived at the park, and as we walked through the gates we all watched Devi turn into an uber-adrenaline-coaster-junkie and tell us all the rides we were going to ride. Ali and Joe politely disagreed (Tweet).
(From this point out I’m not sure the exact times things occurred)
First we rode the Iron Dragon, everyone liked it. Devi was embarrassed it was the first ride she took us on.
We then headed towards Maverick. Joe agreed to ride it if Ali did, and vica versa (Tweet). So we all got in line for 1 hour and thoroughly enjoyed the coaster. (I wont tell you about the part where the coaster rolled back and Ali asked to get off) (Tweet)
After that it was about 3 pm so we finally got lunch, we ate at Chick-fil-a. The food was good, and nothing funny happened.
On the way to bumper cars Joe stopped to do a 3 pt shooting game. Despite the encouragement from the rest of the gang he only made one shot. The prize was an iPad, so I think he did bad on purpose (that’s my excuse and I’m sticking with it!).
Bumper cars was next, we all bumped our cars together, I think that’s the general idea right? Allie got stuck in the corner for a while, so we all got some good hits on her.
Then we headed towards Corksrew, but on the way there Allie, Devi, and Ken stopped at Power Tower. Ali, Angus, and Joe chilled out and did fun stuff like eat Australian candy, and find a bathroom. Allie misjudged how high Power Tower was and admittedly “freaked out” at the top.
Corskrew was next, and it was uneventful.
Allie, Joe, and Ken got in line for Gemini, while Ali, Angus, and Devi went to go get Ali her very first funnel cake, which also came with ice cream. They all enjoyed it immensely. Meanwhile on the Gemini, Joe and Ken rode the blue car, and Allie rode in the red car. Even though none of us had any way to determine the outcome of the race, Allie still let us know that her car won.
By that time it was starting to get cold, so Ali, Angus, and Devi went back to the car to get warmer clothes. Allie, Joe, and Ken waited patiently by daring eachother to lick pixie stick sugar off the ground. No one took the dare. When we all got back together we headed for the ferris wheel.
On the way to the ferris wheel Ali and Devi played a carnival game to try and win some giant stuffed toys. Unfortunately, no prizes were won. Devi walked away and mumbled “rigged!” after her attempt.
All six of us packed into one cart on the ferris wheel. Ali licked the hand rail while we waited in line. It was dark by this time, and the wind was getting chilly. Joe and Ken did impersonations of sassy women, snapping fingers and all. Devi kept wondering when the ride would go faster. Angus told us that in Australia ferris wheels are called “Alfred wheels”. They left us on the ride for almost 15 minutes until they graciously let us get off (Tweet).
Then we went and found Snoopy to take a group picture.
After that we went into a “Fright Zone”, which is pretty much a haunted house without the house. Nothing too scary at this first one, but there was a cool zombie spartan that Joe yelled “Sparta!!” at.
Next Allie, Devi, and Ken went to ride the Raptor, while Ali, Angus, and Joe went to seek out another haunted house. Both groups waited in line for over an hour. While in line for the haunted house, Ali, Angus, and Joe talked about Jellies and Ali wisely stated how “it feels like this is just another time hanging out with you guys” and she couldn’t have been more right. The haunted house was scary, and the Raptor was awesome.
While Allie, Devi, and Ken waited for the other three they got some french fries. Allie and Devi both agreed they were really plain tasting, until genius Ken put salt and ketchup on them (Tweet).
Once we all met up again we headed through another “Fright Zone” on our way to a corn maze type haunted area. On the way there Allie lost her cool when a zombie came sliding at her, but then he wiped out so she felt better. Devi asked some zombies for directions…right after they jumped out and scared the rest of us.
We waited in line for the corn maze haunted house called “Cornstalkers” for over an hour. Once we got inside a corn person ambushed Ken and scared the bejeezus out of him. Then Ali broke away from the group because “Devi keeps pointing out all the spooks”. Allie, Joe, and Ken insisted that Devi lead because, as a med student, she is immune to fear. Joe was picked on by a spook dressed like Freddie Kruger when he stopped and told Joe “Michigan sucks”, and another one told Ali she had a nice sweater.
After that it was around midnight so we all headed back to the cars. After almost a half hour of putting off the inevitable, Joe and Ken had to leave. Hugs were given all around, and then Joe and Ken reluctantly departed (Tweet, Tweet).
And that concluded Saturday.