Lot 48: slide the city!!

July 21, 2014

slide the city!!

friends!! i am so excited for you to read this post!! the whole time i was experiencing this, i was writing this post in my head. because bloggers do that, right katilda?


okay, so you know that i was going to go on a 1000 foot waterslide this weekend because i told you on friday.  and let me tell you that it was so much fun and the most amazing thing to happen in life and i want to go again and again and again and it was just awesome and let me tell you how much fun it was. 
okay. deep breath.  it was just really fun and i'm just really excited to tell you about it.

on saturday, i was a bit busy.  i had a bridal shower to attend in the afternoon so i didn't plan on getting to the slide until the evening.  my sister, jessica, wanted to come bring the kids to watch us go down the slide because she was the one who told me about the slide and was bummed that she couldn't ride because it was stupid expensive.  so i told her we would wait for the kids to wake up from their naps and then we would go.

when i registered and bought my tickets a week ago, it said that the slide went until 10 pm so i thought we had plenty of time.  but at 5 i was getting antsy and really wanted to go.  so i called my sister and her kids were still napping so she told me to just go.  i went to print our ticket and now the site said it was only open until 7!!!! we had to hurry!! we drove downtown and i parked at work and we started walking around trying to find it because i didn't take the time to read the website and we didn't really know where downtown it was going to be.  we saw no slide so we went into the rite aid to ask someone and she said it was up the hill, near the capitol building. 

i nearly slapped my hand to my forehead! duh, lauren, of course it would be near the capitol! the slide has to go downhill, so of course it would be there! so we booked it back to the car and drove up the hill and parked.  we were finally in the right place, but where do we get the wrist bands!! we asked people and they told us it was two blocks away. it was 6 o clock.  we walked alllllll the way over and got our wristbands and then alllllll the way back to get in line.  




when we got in line, one of the people who worked for slide the city was like "hey, it closes at 7 so if you get up there at 7 you won't get to go."  that's when i started to get really bratty and mouthy.  i rudely told him that the site said it was open until 10.  he said "show me." and i said "it doesn't say that today, but when i bought our tickets a week ago, it said 10."  he said "i built the website, it said 10." i wanted to say "i write websites too, i do this for a living, and i'm telling you, IT SAID 10."
 i was getting really riled up so taran said "sweetheart, it's okay" because he is nicer than i am and i was being rude. but then i said to taran, loud enough so the guy could hear "no! it's not okay! we spent $45 on this and it is not okay that the website gave false information and now we won't even be able to go!" then i turned to the guy and said "will we get a refund if we don't get to ride?" and he said "facebook message me" and told me his name was t.i. girly.  and then i just had so many jokes i wanted to make about his name that i just didn't say anything because there were just too many options and he was this white hippie and oh the jokes that were coming! ahhh! too many!!

the line was getting shorter and shorter, it was getting closer and closer to 7 o clock and my sister wasn't there yet. i was holding my phone, shoes, towel, etc. and she wasn't there yet! where was i going to put my stuff?? i called her and told her there were like 4 people in front of me and to please hurry.  i spotted her running down the hill to catch me as i was like 30 seconds away from getting on.  when she got to me, the guy was yelling at taran and i "go go go!!!" (they were running out of water because it was so late into the day and so close to closing.) we kind of threw her everything and got on.  

she took this picture right as we got on and you can kind of see us. take a closer look.

^^you can see taran trying to push me and my bum.^^

there were so many people and they wanted everyone to go as fast as possible because it was closing so everyone was barreling into each other.  because the water was running out, the water was only on one side of the slide, hence the barreling.  i kept yelling at people "i'm sorry! i don't know how to stop!!" as i ran people over. i was going so fast i didn't know how to stop! i tried to grab onto the edge but i couldn't! jessica said that she tried to run along side me to take pictures but i was just going so fast she couldn't keep up.  taran went slower because he had less clothes on and i think my swimsuit helped me go faster.

the whole time i was going down, i kept thinking "it must be over soon" but it wasn't even close to over every time i thought that!! it was awesome!!

there was this really nice guy who was ahead of us in line who recorded the ride with his GoPRO camera.  i asked him to email it to me and then i sliced it up a bit and tried to add "back in black" by ACDC but then vimeo decided to be stupid and wouldn't publish it because of copyright laws.  the ride was 4 minutes, but i cut it down.  i am the girl in the black one piece swimsuit.




^^after the ride! so much fun!!^^

^^we had to take a selfie after.  obviously.^^


londy loo (London, jessica's youngest) liked the slide too.  isn't she adorable? i'm kind of obsessed with her.

Slide the City is all over the country and goes to numerous cities all summer! visit the website to see if they are coming to your city!! i highly recommend it, it was seriously some of the most fun i have ever had. 

ps i found t.i. after and apologized to him for being so rude.  i told him it was a lot of fun, he gave me a hug and told me to friend him on fb, now we're buds. i kind of want to travel all around and go to each slide in each city now....

16 comments:

  1. That is so cool! It's so fun to do things like this. It says one is coming to my city but TBD. I will definitely be looking out for it! I'm glad I saw your post!

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    1. good i'm glad you enjoyed it!! it was so much fun! i hope it comes to your city, i wish i had paid 10 more dollars and gotten the pass for 3 rides!! what city are you in? the slide the city guy that i talked to said i should write a letter to the city saying that i liked it, that helps them come to cities. maybe you should do that for your city!

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  2. Um, awesome! I am so going to do this, they say the date is TBD though so hopefully it will be after I pop out babycakes here. I love your story that went along with this, made it even more epic.

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    1. i hope so too!! it really was just some of the most fun i have ever ever had. fingers crossed for you!!

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  3. OMG, how cool!! I want to do this!!!

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    1. it was awesome!! i hope it comes to your city!!

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  4. Oh my goodness, they are coming to Oklahoma! Looks like so much fun and I definitely signed up on the mailing list to be notified when it comes. Glad you made on in time!!!

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    1. oh good i am so glad it is coming to you!!! let me know how it goes!! it is definitely something NOT to be missed out on!!

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  5. How fun! I would be the same about getting my money back, but I am glad it worked out! This looks like a blast.

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    1. right? i don't think i was out of line for being upset, especially since the website DID say it closed at 10. oh well. i made it on.

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  6. that seriously looks like a blast!!!

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  7. That sounds like so much fun! What a cool idea! And I think it's awesome that you found TI and apologized to him. That says a lot about you and your good character.

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  8. I am so jealous that your city did this. The closest city to me is Philly & they would never do this. I will just live vicariously through you ;)

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