20110410 1530 – National Siblings Day – comparing Carolyn’s henna hair – goldfish – (by Vicky)
Image by Clio CJS
Carolyn’s newly-hennaed hair was still oxidizing, so it was bright yellow-orange. We were having fun comparing it to orange objects.
The goldfish were really fun, because they seemed to be attracted to the strand of orange hair Carolyn was holding up by the fishtank. They all flocked over to it.
aquarium, fish tank, goldfish fish, hair, henna.
Pizza MaGill’s, restaurant, Annandale, Virginia.
April 10, 2011.
BACKSTORY: Britt wanted to do something together with her brother, Clint. We also found out Vicky was available, so she came too. Ryan wasn’t able to make it because he was having computer problems.
After much hemming and hawing about what to do, we decided to go to Pizza MaGills. Pizza MaGills has an all-you-can eat buffet featuring foods like tacos, spaghetti, chicken, lasagna, pizza, soup, salad, macaroni, ice cream, papusas, french fries, and other kid-friendly foods.
Carolyn was looking forward to playing skee-ball, but it turned out the arcade section left a lot to be desired. One skee-ball machine worked, and it scored wrong 50% of the time. Eventually Clint just stood there grabbing the balls in mid air (for free play) because there was no point in abiding by the rules when playing on a broken machine. Their DDR machine had 2 huge metal dancepads, but when you put money in it, it had a missing USB error and only one player could play at a time. And the screen was broken, with a smaller television put in front of it. Most of the multi-player games only had one working player left.
The thing is, they make most of their money from tour buses that come in. Five buses of middle & highschoolers arrived while we were there, and the line was out the door. They made thousands of dollars. And since most of their customers are not repeat customers, they don’t really have a reason to fix their aracade games. It’s sad to see how much deline that place is. They used to have an array of cakes and puddings (all you can eat, of course) you could select from, but now they just seem to have ice cream. And they stopped selling wine awhile back, too.
Still — if you want food that is way better than fast food, and cheaper than restaurant food, and you don’t want to wait an extra second to get it – This is the #1 place I’d recommend. We hung out there for well over 2 hours.