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It’s been a while September 2, 2011

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Well, it’s been a while since my last post, and so it’s time for another one. A lot has happened since that last post, and most of you know all about it so I won’t post it here. Work has been going great! Animal Kingdom closes at 5, so I now have a 9-5 job! It’s nice to leave home in daylight and come home with daylight…no more trudging home in the dark, I love it!

Anyways….in my last post, I promised a review of the book Bad Dog (a love story). It was a rather enjoyable book, and it wasn’t one where you needed a handful of tissues to get through it. Think of it as one man’s journey as he tries to train his ‘untrainable’ dog-a Bernese Mountain Dog named Hola  . Through his journey, he also fights alcoholism and tries to win his wife back, all while trying to get Hola to get the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) award-something that seems impossible. Can he do it? Well I won’t tell you, you’ll just have to read it and find out! It was a very quick, easy ready and it was very funny. I found myself laughing out loud man times. Plus it has adorable pictures of the dog in the book, you can’t go wrong with that!

Also, Halloween is approaching! This means Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party will be happening soon! Cast members get discounts on tickets on select days, so I’m going to try to go. You can dress up and go trick or treating in the Magic Kingdom, meet the villains…all the full and part-time cast members tell me it’s a lot of fun! I was thinking of a costume, and I thought…maybe I could get a white sweater or long-sleeved t-shirt, white sweat pants, and fabric paint and paint black spots on them. Then I could be a dalmatian and go over to Cruella and be like “I have a bone to pick with you. Fur is out of fashion”. It could be amusing…

There are some events coming up, like a trip to Universal and Busch Gardens. I’d really like to go to the Universal one, but right now it looks like I won’t have that day off, and I don’t know what time I’m working so I can’t give it away right now…Busch Gardens would be fun too…so fingers crossed. I’m hoping that maybe I can convince some friends to take a day trip to Universal…but that doesn’t seem likely..because like me they all seem to be concerned about money-and it’s hard to see if we have the same days off.!

So that’s about it for now…have a good day folks!


So…we might be hit by a hurricane or tropical storm August 5, 2011

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Yes folks, you read it right…we may be hit by “Hurricane Emily” or  “Tropical Storm Emily”, it all depends on what she is by the time she gets here. Kinda scary…though I’m not too worried…I’ve been told that the Orlando area typically doesn’t get hit too hard, if anything it will be lots of wind and rain-and potentially not having to go to work because of parks closing. If Emily decides to visit..she’ll be here late tonight (Thursday) or on Friday/Saturday. Right now the sky is somewhat grey, but it doesn’t look too bad. I’ll let you know folks!

On a lighter note, I am loving Animal Kingdom. Love the better hours! No more late nights, it is a wonderful thing. And I got a new book today. It’s called A Bad Dog (a Love Story), the title should say it all folks! Perhaps I’ll post a review of it here…did I mention I saw Harry Potter last week? It was so sad..I cried…it’s all over. 😦 It’s so amazing…we’ve watched these kids grow up, and who knows what they’ll do now. Actually it doesn’t matter what they do, they’re set for life. Let’s just hope that they don’t do anything stupid.

So that’s it. Hurricanes…books…work…Harry Potter…

Not sure what else I can say…


Animal Kingdom July 27, 2011

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So I am now at Animal Kingdom! Or DAK as it is sometimes called among cast members. I work at Theater in the Wild, where Finding Nemo the Musical is performed. I seat people, I handle the lines outside, and I tell people about any information they may need. Basically, I’m that annoying person telling you to slide all the way down…it is a lot of work! You wouldn’t believe what is happening while you’re getting a seat, or while you’re sitting down looking at our stage. So much is happening! I’m enjoying it so far…and soon, I think I will have every down, and it will all just be natural.

I got a camera the other day, and somehow at rather large scratch is on the screen…I think it might have been done when I was trying to get the memory card out, because I think I put it in wrong the first time. It’s a bit annoying…although the camera itself wasn’t really that expensive, it was about $40 dollars, and hopefully it will do its job. All the other cameras were like…$80 and up. I don’t think so…I just want a camera that will let me upload pictures straight to the computer. This one will do its job (I hope), and at least the scratch isn’t on the lens, so the pictures won’t come out with any marks on them. So hopefully I’ll be able to take some pictures with it soon…it said it needed at 2GB memory card…I have one of those, I just gotta work out…not very good with these things… :/

Anyways…that’s about it for now…I’ll try to get active with this blog again. Thursday I’m going to the Cool Beans Cafe again…should be a lot of fun, it was last time!


Last week at the Grand July 9, 2011

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So tomorrow starts my last week at The Grand Floridan. No more cash registers, no more money handling, no more package pick ups, no more A bus, no more monorail…and no more late nights! Yes, on the 17th I start attractions at Animal Kingdom, at the Animal Kingdom Theatre-so I do believe that I will be a ‘Camp Counselor’ at Camp Mickey Minnie, which means I should be doing The Festival of The Lion King! I’m so excited, I can’t wait, I will miss my friends at The Grand though, so I’m sure I’ll pop over and visit now and then. But I’m ready to move on and change roles, I think it will be a nice change. Also…typically people in Attractions don’t get deployed…so no more deployment!

Had a nice relaxing day off today, went to see Mr. Popper’s Penguins, which was rather cute, but completely different from the book. I rather enjoyed it…for a Jim Carrey film, it was more cute than funny…probably because it was a kids film. I’d recommend it, though I will say it was a movie I’d wish I had rented then seen at the theatre. But, I decided that when I got to the theatre, I’d just see whatever movie I could, and Popper’s Penguins worked for the time I got there.

Got more mismatched socks…actually I got a mini tub of them, so I might be set for socks. If I get more socks from Miss Matched, I think I’d like to get some fuzzy socks, or toe socks for the winter…while I was there, there was a birthday party going on, and it looked like a lot of fun. I asked one of the girls that worked there, “Am I too old to have my party here?” She laughed and said “Of course not”. It looked like the girls, and the girls ‘hosting’ the party were having a blast. I also mentioned that whoever thought of selling mismatched socks is a genius, and I wish I had thought of it. Apparently it was a guy that thought of it..well whoever he is, he’s a genius. I just need to think of the next big thing. I know! A stuffed animal, that is also a pillow…no wait that’s already been done.

I’ll get back to you on my next big idea…

On a final note, everyone should watch the trailer for this: I think this looks absolutely amazing, and I for one want to see it.

Plus: The Lion King is being released in 3D? Shut the front door! I’m there…I’ve got to see that, and it’s being released from the Disney vault on DVD and Bluray for it’s Diamond Edition on October 4th. Gotta get that!

Alrighty then peeps…I’m done! Have a magical day!n(Or afternoon, or evening..)


Waiting…. July 4, 2011

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Still waiting to find out where I’ll be for attractions…waiting….waiting…waiting…Ugh…it’s killing me. Tick, tock Disney…I start attractions in 13 days!


Tut, tut, tut, it looks like rain June 30, 2011

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Drip, drip, drop, little April showers-okay so it’s the end of June, so maybe I should make April July or something. But as you can probably guess from the title, it’s been raining. In fact, it’s been raining all day, and it only just stopped now. I had something to do today, and I got drenched, I changed my socks 3 times because my feet got soaked.

3 times…

The third time I was at Down Town Disney, and I stepped into a HUGE puddle by mistake…luckily there is a shop that sells socks there, so I got more mismatched socks-because I really needed socks. But I couldn’t change until I got home because my shoes were wet, and if I had changed then the new socks would have gotten

I had planned on seeing a movie, but my feet were just so cold, and wet…I just went home. I did get a nice coffee though. There’s nothing like being home on a wet day.

Tomorrow I’m going to Epcot with my new friend Cody. Hopefully, it won’t rain…but if it does, I have ponchos!


Not much to say June 19, 2011

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Tomorrow, my mum and dad finally come for four days! I can’t wait, it’s going to be a blast…there is so much to do, but o course so little time. Things have been going really well here, work has been good, despite the fact that there have been some hiccups here and there. I’m loving it. I’ll be moving into attractions soon, July 17th is the date I move into that job. I still don’t know where I’m going to be yet, but at least I know now the date I start! We’re getting a new roommate today. Dunno when she’s going to arrive or where she’ll be from…but let’s hope things are going to work out

I can’t really think of much else to say. But I did get to go to the last day of Star Wars Weekend, which was really fun (despite the fact I’m not a Star Wars nerd). I got my picture taken with an Ewock, and a Storm Trooper. The whole Star Wars area is actually really cool. The new ride is amazing, and they have Jedi Training for kids. I love watching that because the kids learn how to use a light saber and then they get to fight Darth Vader or Darth Maul. The two “vaders’ are trying to get them to join the ‘Dark Side’, but of course they kids don’t. Though, when I watch the training, I often think: “What if a kid wants to join the dark side?” “What if a kid is a huge Darth Vader fan?”  I mean, they can’t stop the kid if he or she wants to join the Dark Side….

And this is exactly why they don’t allow 24 year olds to do Jedi Training…

So that’s it for now folks! Have a great day, afternoon, and night!