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    "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Starring...Judimouse!!!



    And your obedient serpent in...a Bob Clam-pettt car-tooon...

    (Well, since we already had a "short subject" thread before this, I figured a cartoon reference - Beany and Cecil - might be nice too!)

    It came to pass that Judimouse, a favorite amongst all-time favorite MiceChatters - suffered the slings and arrows of an ankle injury.

    Clearly she was a damsel in distress, and if she wished to attend the meet of Sunday, July 29 - she would need...a hero. Tall, well built, good-looking, dark-haired, a man of mystery.

    And I stepped up to say "yes", figuring one out of five ain't bad.

    So I woke up early that morning to rise to the occasion.

    The first order of the day...an invigorating shower.



    I hopped in my car, to make the 105-mile trek from my La Conchita estate. Even on an early Sunday morn, I had to deal with other folks on the freeway...



    Was I the only one not driving a convertible? And check out the lady on her cellphone. ARRGH.

    Well, I finally reached the DLR, and found a place to park...



    And then upon meeting Miss Judimouse, I got my driving assignment.

    She was helped on by nice people onto the tram.

    We rode in smiling anticipation, and I wheeled her to the Disneyland Main Gate.

    Don't you just love it, near the gate, going through your wallet, finding an old library card you last used in 1991, but - no AP.

    Yes, Miss Judimouse, I left it in the car.

    Later that same day(LOL), I finally met up with my charge, who was holding court at the Carnation Cafe as only she can.



    And I sat down to a delicious breakfast, that she was nice enough to buy for me!



    Gee, do you think the folks at Carnation really like our Miss Judimouse?



    So, after breakfast, it was off to Fantasyland...after I had fessed up that even with my long history in the Park, I had never ridden Dumbo before that I could recall.

    And we both were ready to fly!




    Back on the ground...I knew the job that I had to do. To wheel this special person through the crowds and all the possible perils that awaited.

    This was a job that required extensive training, and an intensive search of both good and evil in my soul...





    And yet I knew that there were many mountains yet to climb.
    God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    COOL!!! I got an email from the other thread and came right over. Very clever and funny. Your TR's just get better and better. I will be watching for the coming chapters.
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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    OMG!!


    And yes, I am that amused by it! Great job!!

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    We soon met up with PirateMunkee and his beautiful wife Melissa, and frolicked together in the "MOO" - I guess that's the name for the observation room for the Nemo submarine ride.

    Then Melissa took the wheel for awhile, so that PM and I could take a nice, relaxing ride on the Monorail. He was able to tell me about how nothing much as really changed at least structurally in the New Orleans Main Kitchen. We have the shared experience of working in that place at different times over the last 20-30 years.

    Now If you ever stay long enough to check out the credits of any big production, you marvel at the dozens and even hundreds of people it takes to pull off a thing like "Driving Miss Daisy".

    I had a crew of, basically... one - and that guy is not always the most organized guy in town.

    But enough of this horsing around...



    And it was on to the meet, and all those people...who just so thrilled that they were able to catch a glimpse...of Miss Judimouse!



    One...singular sensation...every little step she takes...

    And we have so many lovely ladies in MiceChat. Here's Pratt 55...and a lady who always seems to look away whenever my camera comes near...Deogge's Mom...



    Pratt 55 and her husband were nice enough to stop by DL, and our meet, as a brief stopover during their endurance test driving event from Phoenix to Anaheim and back.



    And he wouldn't even tell me how the Harry Potter book they spent their trip listening to....ended. Imagine.

    Remember all that mishmash about a "crew of one" and being disorganized and all that?

    Even though your producer went to all the trouble to write names down and all the rest, well, I lost the list. So, if there are not names attached to the pictures...that's why. Feel free to request a refund at the box office...

    Among the "Driving Miss Judimouse" "extras"... (kidding)!





    The always lovely Mary Read...



    Very nice shirts in evidence here...





    I told DisneyIPresume that I really appreciate him as an Angel fan. But since I had a thirsty star and crew to deal with, I would have appreciated some of that lemonade his relatives used to make, even more.



    And here, ladies and gentemen...up close and personal it's BruceBergman, and his good pal Bob!



    Between "takes" on the "set", I enjoyed visiting with these guys.

    As you may have noticed, no Dusty and no Fishbulb at this meet.

    So who's the take charge guy for important decisions like...where's lunch?

    And...do I still have a thing or two to learn about wheelchairs?

    Stay tuned for the final segment of "Driving Miss Judimouse" with no further commercial interruptions.
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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Barry, I just love your trip reports--they're always such fun!

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Woo Hoo. An epic worth waiting for!

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Note to self...

    The MattHammands make a lovely family...



    they get to walk the red carpet at our premiere, shown outdoors...at...

    The wheelchair rental area, where else?

    (Oh wait, there's a kid. Better make sure we get a PG rating.)

    Here's yet another young man who needs absolutely no introduction...which is a darn good thing...



    Undoubtedly like so many others he couldn't wait to call home after getting Judi's autograph.

    Good old David Lane, on the other hand, has been to so many meets...seen it all, done even more, that he's hardly starstruck...



    Over at the Plaza Inn, the crowd was still amazed to see such a star in their midst...


    Note to self..."Rockr" gets free passes when we go nationwide...

    Now I don't want to say that my star, "Miss Judimouse" was a diva.

    But she did demand her own private dining room.

    Not that PirateMunkee, Melissa, or Deogee'sMom wanted anything to do with it.



    Note to self: Must do something about the paparazzi (such as Darkbeer, to the rear)

    And yes, she did have her own private pool...



    But, I get ahead of myself here...speaking of divas...



    A miracle? Judimouse healed and out of her wheelchair???

    Nope. sorry. That's some other diva, asking some guy named Bill Bailey why he woouldn't come home.

    You may have noticed that there was no Dusty, and no Fishy, no Morrigoon or VillainsFan, at this meet...who would take charge for where to go to lunch? Well, your producer, of course...especially when I was told it was to be in JM's private dining room (some call it the Plaza Inn).

    You know, there is a definite art to "driving". After a period of time I think that I was giving Miss Judimouse more "E" ticket thrills than she was looking for...so I had to call in a replacement...but they tell me that shooting was wrapped up soon after DisneyIPresume, PirateMunkee and I helped a couple of other folks nearly sink a boat on POTC...

    But all in all, it was a most enjoyable experience, and I thank my star, Miss Judimouse, for allowing me to be part of it. May she get the Oscar she so richly deserves.

    I left the location feeling like a much better man.



    And so ends yet another "Trip Report Unlike Any Other You'll Ever See", at least until my next one...



    In honor of Fishbulb...
    THE END


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    Any resemblence to characters real or fictitious is....
    no coincidence at all!

    And yes, some animals were harmed in the making of this film. Some people had chicken for lunch. I ate a corn dog.

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Read View Post
    Barry, I just love your trip reports--they're always such fun!
    Thanks, Mary - I really appreciate those nice words. I often times get the impression that other MC'ers don't care if I make it to the meets or not...sometimes I feel that they'd rather I not show up.

    So it's nice to hear that people enjoy my TR's anyway.

    --Barry
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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Barry, I too LOVE your trip reports!
    I have never been to a meet,since I make it to DL every couple years, and I love to see the meet through your eyes, you make them look so much fun!
    I appreciate the time and creativity you put into making your reports look so fun!
    Thanks Barry!
    Last edited by samsma; 08-05-2007 at 04:22 PM. Reason: spell check.

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    barry wonderful Trip report as always.. LOVE IT my friend

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    Whoa, I'm married to a Michelle??!! Melissa has been lying to me about her name for all these years??!!
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    barry you are BEYOND awesome..and that is one of the best THE END's EVER!!!
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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Thanks, Barry, for a stellar trip report! One of the best I've seen in these many, many years....ok...months...on Micechat! And how very kind of you to drive Miss Judimouse. You, sir, are a gentleman and a scholar, and I salute your movie making, trip reporting prowess.



    Now....please do something about those Angels who are now only TWO games in front of Seattle!

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Cute, very cute!

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    Re: "Driving Miss Daisy"- an RB Trip Report Production

    Awesome trip report!

    I always love your commentary!!!


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