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Once again deployment…. May 22, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — paddedpup @ 4:25 pm

It seems that deployment is all I ever post about. Why? Because it keep happening every two weeks. It’s getting old. I’m sick of learning new things at new resorts, it really messes me up…and it stresses me out. I have no choice when it comes to being deployed…it’s just maddening! So next week I’m off to another four diamond, DVC Resort…The Boardwalk. Apparently, it’s a very nice resort, the stores have a great view, and it’s always busy at night…perhaps Disney is hinting something at me. Perhaps I should become a DVC member…yes…I’ll just fork out all the money I have….

It’s funny…I’m done with Merchandise by the end of June, and it’s June now. This deployment thing has been happening every two weeks for me. My friend Jamie has been deployed five times in a row, and this is now my fourth time. It’s almost like I can’t call the Grand my home resort anymore because I keep getting put somewhere else.

It’s not that I don’t like being deployed, it’s normally a good experience, the only thing is…it is stressful. You’re with people you don’t know, and everywhere things are done differently, and sometimes it seems that they expect you to know how to do things their way as soon as you walk in the door. And if you ask for help, they treat you like you’re stupid. And now for a week, I have to learn a new bus time-table. At least I don’t have any early morning shifts…it seems like I’ll be getting fairly normal buses. And I only have three night shifts that end at 11:30, the others end around 7-9. ¬†And I only have one day off that week… ūüė¶

It looks like I’m going to be in their main store and their ESPN zone store. Don’t ask me about the ESPN zone…I have no idea what’s there or what it’s like…but I’ll find out. It also says I have one day in their ice cream/sweet store, but my friend who was just there says that’s a lie. I can’t work there because I haven’t had training in¬†serving¬†food, so that means I’ll be in their main store that day.

This was kinda a rant, but it felt good to get all my thoughts out. Like always…I’ll post all about it once it’s happened…

That’s all folks!


The World Just gets Smaller and Smaller… May 17, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — paddedpup @ 11:17 pm

So while I was back at Animal Kingdom Lodge, I was talking to a couple and they noticed my badge and how it says I was from Sydney. The wife then told me: “Oh! My husband and I met in Australia while we were studying there.” ¬†This surprised me, so I asked them “Oh where did you guys study?” Take a wild guess folks…where did this lovely couple study?

Yup! You probably guess right! (I know this because I know only about three or so people read this) They studied at The University of Wollongong! Small, small world…

And guess where they lived when they studied at UOW? Fairy Meadow! And then guess where they went to quite a bit?¬†Balgownie! So yes…first American people I have met who¬†actually¬†knew that area….they even knew about Kiama! So that was very cool.

Anyways….today I went to Animal Kingdom, and like always I went to see the Lion King Show, because that show is the best Disney Show on property and it makes my day every time I see it. It has been my goal to get brought up on stage so I can roar like a lion with my paws in the air, and today was my day! I finally got to roar and briefly meet one of the actors in the show. Granted, I didn’t have a camera with me…and even if I did, I wouldn’t have anyone to take my picture, but I will always remember it. It really made my day!

It is a show I will never get tired of…I love it. ¬†And I actually cried this time because one of the actors wasn’t there…her name means “Princess” I can’t say her¬†Swahili¬†name or even spell it, so I’ll call her that. “Good Looking” (again…can’t spell or say his¬†Swahili¬†name), the one who brought me on stage to roar, sings ‘Can you Feel the Love Tonight’ with her…but she wasn’t there for the first two shows because she was sick (I asked him this when ¬†he brought me up after I told him my name and such). So he had to sing it by himself…for some reason this made me sad.

I didn’t see the later shows, but I asked a cast member if she had come back, and I was told that was good.

Not much else to say, getting my mane cut tomorrow!

So that’s all folks!


Hello all May 10, 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — paddedpup @ 2:17 pm

Just a random post here…so I’ve been deployed again!¬†This is getting old now…apparently you’re supposed to get an even¬†amount¬†of deployment time when you’re a CP or ICP. So that means that all the CPS and ICPS at the Grand Floridan should be deployed once maybe twice. But this is my THIRD time…my other friend has been deployed FOUR times back to back. My other friend has only been deployed once. It’s getting rather annoying, and what I’m really annoyed about is this is my friend’s last week at the Grand, and due to our schedules I probably won’t be able to say good bye to her. I’ve got the crazy shifts that end at midnight this week…and two of them end at 30 minutes past midnight. The good thing is, I do get to sleep in because I have no shifts that start in the morning.

Anyways…things are still going good here…but here are a few things ¬†that are puzzling me.

1. So we switched rooms around March I think. Rio left the toilet brush in our bathroom (our bedroom is the one with the bathroom in it) and now she apparently wants money for it…Katelyn told me this. Rio hasn’t said anything to me or Emma, but this doesn’t make a whole lot of sense to me, especially if we may switch rooms again, or even switch¬†apartments. (Which is possible due to apartments getting renovated). It’s a cheap little brush…and if she really wants the money she can come to me or Emma.

2. Rio, and Dieu no longer want to share washing detergent. We still have that big tub, but they’re buying their own now, so Katelyn has started to as well. So apparently, once that tub is gone, then we have to buy our own. Again…why? Is it so hard for one of us to buy a big tub once the other one is gone? Now I’m trying to remember what brand we bought when we lived here. We’ve been using the powdered stuff…is it okay for me to switch to liquid if I do?

I dunno…it just…puzzles me.

I think that’s about all for now…