Sunday, May 31, 2009
Another night of working F! which turned out far better than anticipated because a) it didn't rain b) I wasn't stuck in strollers c) It was hours which aren't plentiful now days and the best part d) I GOT COOKIES!!! (Thanks to Stacey! Finally found a great perk to being a Convention kid...)
Its crazy though in one weird way its the end of an era tonight- as it was the last time I'll ever wear the teal F! shirt as they will be switching to the better yet blander Idol shirts... It was the first costume I ever wore at WDW and the first that has changed completely for any costume I've worn...
(and no comments on the fact I switched to Central Time so I didn't end up with 30 days of May and 31 days of June!)
Friday, May 29, 2009
Thursday, May 28, 2009
Happy 15th Anniversary to the Wilderness Lodge!!
So not only did I end up with both the regular *and* the Cast pin for today I also ended up with a really nice poster they had made. Not bad! One day I will need to stay here though- People think I'm crazy its my favorite resort hands down but I've never stayed there...
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Tonight is the 'Partners In Excellence' recognition dinner at work (Hence why its 10:30 and I'm not at work) which should be fun... (Itll be interesting to say the least- esp as 4 of the 5 of us haven't been there for 2 days and we don't necessarily trust the 5th to keep things under control...) but either way we'll have fun and at worst there will be stories to tell forever...
Monday, May 25, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
*warning nostalgic ramblings ahead*
9 years today I've been posting on LP. Where did time go? Oh well, I wouldn't change a thing (well okay I'd ban a few posters for the mental health of all of us, and I'd love to know my true post count since I seem to always be hit hard in the archives) but I am very glad to have been a part of the community there and blessed to have met so many awesome people, most of who I call friends. LP has changed over the years but the core essence is still there and so are the friendships (and its still my home page!)
I was thinking this week after tripping down memory lane looking at meet pics trying to decide which LP "meet" was my favorite, and I couldn't decide. They all had their moments (both good and bad) but from my first official meet (the Mrs Nurmi's key lime pie at Fantasia Gardens) to the WDW birthday meet in 2001 to the July meets of 02/03/04/05, to the Dec 06 WDW meet, the Utah meets, Jack taco runs, all the little meets in between, and simply hanging out with my friends.
Thank you for the memories! I would try to name everyone but alas I think there is a word limit and I know I'd forget someone...
9 years done- here is to 9 more!
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
So you know its rainy when an event moves to its 3rd rain backup location... What was supposed to be on the Fort Wilderness beach moved to the Pavilion, which then got rained out, so ended up at the Contemp, which was great as they had really good food (and amazing cobbler!) and it livened up the boring afternoon...
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
4 parks in 1 day = Easy!
So I couldn't decide what park to go to today cause there was something in each I wanted to do, plus the ever "is it possible" topics that pop up so I tried and finished atleast 4 things in each park within 10 hours with no fast passes (except for proof of each park) and spread things out across all parks. Only 1 ride was a complete walk-on with the rest about a 15-25 min wait
Toy Story Midway Mania
Rock n Roller Coaster
Streetmosphere (Cause one of my fav ADV Club cast was performing)
Festival of the Lion King
"lunch" at Restarauntsaurus (it was french fries but the line was long)
Test Track (well the ride broke when I was ready to ride- so kinda half counts)
Mission Space (instead of Test Track)
"Snack" at Electric Umbrella (Grabbed a Drink)
My feet hurt...
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Happy Birthday Fantasmic!
Disneyland's Fantasmic is hands down my favorite thing at ANY of the theme parks (WDWs is another story..) and I generally create it with the beginning of my Disney obsession (which means I've been a fan for about 16 years now- scary!)
Sitting waiting as the sun goes down along Rivers of America with a few Banyan Beef skewers from Bengal BBQ is a beautiful thing.
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Happy Mother's Day!
Okay before *anyone* yells at me or takes any offense... I mean *no* disrespect to anyone (especially my mom..)
Its just the lack of 'mother' characters/references in the parks (and Disney in general) had me drawing a blank, so it was either this or Lady Tremaine (Evil Stepmother) from Cinderella... Yes once I got home I realized Nala from Lion King but I am not driving all the way to Epcot to get a pic of the topiary (and somehow I don't have any pics here...) so alas- Have a great laugh
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Hard to believe its been 4 years since Disneyland's 50th celebration kicked off on 05-05-05. I loved being there for the kickoff and the birthday (which I think wins as my all time fav DLR trip- and the longest) in July.
and you all thought you'd get a Cinco de Mayo post but alas I don't like eating in the Mexico pavilion so not going there today :)
Monday, May 4, 2009
So I met a kangaroo today while I was at work and no I am *not* crazy. I also got to meet a otter, possum, falcon, and a bunch of other critters I couldn't name.. One of our group's theme is Safari/Animal Kingdom and so for part of their reception we had all these awesome animals come to visit with their handlers. Oh how I wish I could've gotten a picture...
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Saturday, May 2, 2009
So today I was sent on a spy mission to MK to photograph some of our tables before they came back (They were used at MK for an event- and there were reports of damage..) and I could've had atleast 5 of the coolest 'picture of the day' but alas because I do follow the rules, I can't use them... (2 of our trucks parked *in* Frontierland, Adventureland Veranda etc) so alas you are stuck with an overexposed pic of Adventureland... Sorry :)
Friday, May 1, 2009
Happy 20th Birthday to the TPFKADMGMS (Theme park formally known as Disney MGM Studios) or Hollywood Studios...
At least Studios received the same treatment as Epcots 25th and DAK's 10th with its requisite 4 banners, pin release (I do think 12 different LE pins is too much- hence why I didn't buy one.. Ill take my chance with them ending up at a cast pin sale) and guide map for the day.. I remember when they used to get attractions and a celebration (oh wait the park did open an hour early...)