Friday, December 26, 2008

hanging out with kassie and john

John bought some amazing ties... we went to the outlets across from were the hotel was.
this and some undershirts was the only things any of us bought.
we definitely went shopping for john.
on Christmas kassie was going to get john a wii but they were sold out... so he got this instead.
hopefully they have a girl (she could probably use it 4 years)

the pretty Christmas decoration kassie brought to make the room festive


kassie and john's really really big bed...

..... my bed .
today we went to A&W and ate lunch. (i thought mom would be proud)
then we were off to target and john and kassie bought a bunch of Christmas decorations for next year... and i bought a couple of picture frames.
we also went to my apt to pack up some of my stuff. we... i mean I filled up a box full of clothes. i didn't leave much. (kassie seems to think i left a lot of stuff. but most of that is paper junk and not clothes. i should be fine once i actually start to pack)
after that we went back to the hotel room were kassie took a nap and john read a book. i was on the internet for 2 hours (not writing a blog... kassie already yelled at me). i did watch most of Bolt.. it stopped with 20 min left. so i will never know if bolt gets reunited with penny or mittens or rhino.
then we headed off to eat with kassie CT friend ryan ray....
and now we are back to the hotel room and i am writing a blog.....
the end

Christmas at Disney Hollywood Studios

kassie and john got me a hannah montana stocking with a hannah montana and hsm picture frame and skittles chap stick!!!!



and then we sat around for a while and then we headed to studios....



there kassie and john was able to get fast passes for toy story (they still had some left at 11... amazing) and i went to buy my secret santa a gift (a stitch backback) and then we went to draw a character (this time donald duck... john did a much better time this time around)



and then i had to work from 1:30-9. but it was one of the easiest days of work ever.



i'm part of the communication team and when you are part of that you plan the events that go on for our locations so we were putting on the Christmas diner behind my location.

my first assignment for the day was "cast excellence" which involved me standing outside watching the food and making sure only our cast members ate it.



after that i got my 30 min break.

then i was assignment to keystone 1. ... and there was someone on keystone 2. (so that was really easy bc you normally only need one person there)



i went on my next break and when i got done i went to sids for the remaining of my shift. (kassie and john also came to visit me.. which was amazing)



I got off at 9:00 and we went back to the hotel and went straight to bed... it was amazing



.... i also took some ham from work for kassie and john to enjoy.

Thursday, December 25, 2008

kassie also got me a hannah montana stocking... which is pretty much awesome

merry christmas

i had to work last night until 11:30 and tonight i have to work from 1:30 to 9:00. which isn't that bad since i know some people working until 2:00 am (all i can say is i am soo glad i do not work in magic kingdom)

last night kassie and john came down to pick me up from work at 11:30 and i am staying with them in their hotel room.
and of course for the first time in the million times they have come and visited me i do not have a bed to sleep on so i had to sleep on the floor last night.... but it is ok bc i just talked to kaci and she said she also slept on the floor last night. so we had a nice bonding experience even though we are in different states.

work last night wans't that bad. i got to be santa for a couple different people which was pretty exciting. (well my hand writing was santa.... but it still works) and generally people were very nice and i didn't have problems with any one and lately a lot of people have been annoying me... but that is probably bc i only have a week left!

today when i'm at work kassie and john are going to go to epcot. (i told them that going there would have the most christmas stuff and magic kingdom would be way too crazy today)

Merry Christmas.
:)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

so...
i have 2 1/2 weeks left.....
i haven't decided how i feel about it.

my living situation is making me want to go home but then again i have been hanging out with people i work with more and they make me want to stay. (but of course they all leave at the same time as me)

i think i am going to try to do everything possible in the next two weeks... and then hopefully i will feel like i have accomplished everything i wanted to.

Friday, December 12, 2008

universal v. disney

Last Saturday I went to universal with kassie, kaci, jeff d, and john. And made a few observations about why Disney was better then universal (it was pretty easy actually).
Us girls went to the universal studios side… so my opinions are based on that park.

Reasons why Disney is far better then universal.

(sorry I don’t have cool photos like kaci)
1. there was nothing that screamed hey lets take a photo in front of this. (and no body to take a photo of us if we wanted them too)
2. when a ride went off no one waived at you
3. the only extremely friendly person there was on an attraction where she had to play the part of a overly annoying happy person. (she was my fav. It remind me of Disney… expect the whole making fun of her part.)
4. you had to pay for fast passes
5. all the rides were pretty much the same thing and involved you watching a screen while they car (or whatever you were sitting in) you were sitting in randomly jerked around. It was not fun at all and I would advise everyone to sit in the stationary seats.
6. no one smiles and people lean and sit down why they worked
7. We walked into a sit down restaurant and got seated right away. Kassie thought this was how universal was better then Disney, but I thought it just showed how slow and dead universal was. (so that is why it makes it on my list)
8. The employees did not follow any kind of dress code (pants were to tight and hair was to long.. it kind of drove me insane. But now I am a Disney freak)
9. we could have finished everything in the park in 4 hours if we wanted to .
10. it was impossible to find soft serve ice cream
11. the character just…. Well want I want to say is not blog appropriate. But they were not good at ALL.
12. kassie also pointed out that they don’t have any where for guest (well I guess you would call them customers at universal) to lean or sit when they are waiting for people. The railing went down to far to the ground and they only had a couple of benches.


how they copy Disney
1. Disney point… they all pointed with two fingers. (my own theory is that they were all old cast members that went to universal to get paid more)
2. their name tags were the same shape as ours


3 simple ways they were better
1. There was a 20 min (max.) wait time for everything. You pretty much could walk onto any ride
2. we meet the donkey from shrek and he talked back to us… he was pretty cool.
3. they have jimmy neutron

So in conclusion if you are going to spend 70 + dollars to go to a park… Just go to magic kingdom or any of the Disney parks b/c universal is not worth the money at all.
At Disney you may have to wait in line but they provide you with better entertainment. And at least at Disney you will have cast members that smile at you .

Thursday, December 11, 2008

so.... i have been busy

since everyone decided to start a blog i feel like it is time for me to update you all in what has been going on in my life.
so here goes the fastest summary ever of the past couple of weeks.

to start off monique decided to self terminate (she left the tuesday of thanksgiving week) that is part of the reason i have been to busy to blog. bc we spent every second going to the parks or just doing things that we have never done before.

we finished all the jumping photos (animal kingdom was the last one to get)
did everything in toon town
watched the lion king show
went to jellyrolls one last time
ate at BW3 one last time
went to a character diner
became co-captians on the monorail (again)
took a milllion photos (no joke there was atleast a couple of hundred)
attempted to drink around the world (at least visit every country one last time)
.. and of course took another photo with Chris
cried a little and then a lot.
tried to convince her to stay.
.... and a bunch more things that would take up to much room on this quick blog.
(there are some photos of the fun we had on facebook http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=14818166&k=53L6XZSZQ63MXGCFPG5YP)

... as a result of monique leaving i no longer have a computer to use so i have to use the one at the learning center which make it allmost impossible to load photos on

then i worked a whole bunch during thanksgiving week.

and then the next weekend kassie and kaci and jeff d and john came to visit me.
(kaci was suppose to be a surprise but kassie accidently told me earlier that week)

kaci wrote a very good blog about the trip ... a blog that has photos and everything.
(http://kaci-jo.blogspot.com/)

it was lots of fun. we went to the christmas party and then to universal (universal reguires its own blog though... expect that coming soon)

and this week i graudated from disney (yippy) expect a blog and photos about that too..

so here is a semi-short blog for you all. expect another one sometime in the next couple of days.
(not today though... i'm getting sick and really just want to go to bed.... yeah i said sick even though i am in florida and you are not suppose to get colds here bc it isn't suppose to get cold)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party

Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party.

Last Thursday me and Monique went to the Mickey’s Christmas Party at Magic Kingdom.

The night began by me and her debating for a solid 25 min. on what kind of fun hat to get. (I wanted the snowmen hat for me could put our names on the back she wanted a Santa hat) we decided on the snowman hat bc it was more ‘disney’

After debating on which hat to get we went to watch the castle to light up.
They did this right at 6:30 and the performed a little show in front of the castle. (Cinderella wanted the castle to be like her glass slipper.. so the fairy godmother made that happen for her)
Needless to say this was very MAGICAL.
We took lots of photos of this.

After that we started to wonder around getting plenty of the free cookies and hot chocalte they had out.
.. I was very impress with the perfect temperature of the hot chocolate. (Monique thought I was crazy).

We then started to meet some character including some alice and wonderland character, scrooge mcduck, Stitch, Jessie, Woody, etc.. they were all dressed up in winter gear it was cute.

And of course any Disney event doesn’t end with out my chance meeting with snow white. (I’m kind of getting a head of my self but it is exciting)
We were walking around fantasy land and had time to see one last character before the end of the night. Monique was all like who is over there… me being a freak I freaked out and was all like ‘snow white!’
Earlier in the day someone told us belle and the beast was there. (The obviously lied to us)
They cut off the line right behind us. (Needless to say this was the second magical moment of the night.)
Oh and the best part is that the prince was with her.

We also saw a couple of shows one about holidays and the other about the night before Christmas… those are always fun bc characters dress up like other characters. (ex goofy as Santa)

I also meet Santa and he made me sit on his lap with was kind of awkward.. But then again it is Santa… we also got his autograph (very exciting)
He didn’t ask me what I want though... This was a little disappointing.

They also had a parade (obviously) that was very cool. They had every character imaginable all dressed in warm winter clothes.

The Christmas party in conclusion was magical and made me miss home a lot. They sang lots of songs like i’ll be home for Christmas… which would make any more be a little sad when they are stuck in florida for the holidays.

It also snowed on main street (well it was more like foam, but whatev).
The snow was very very very magical and very pretty. I tried taking photos but they didn’t really come out. So you will just have to take my word for it.

PIctures.. let me know if the link doesn't work... it should work even if you don't have facebook
http://www.facebook.com/p.php?i=14818166&k=54E5XXT5R44MXGCFPG5YP

Friday, November 21, 2008

Brown Derby

During the holidays Disney gives us wonderful cast members a book of coupons we can use at various places. There was one coupon that gives you 50 % off at a restaurant in the parks. (and of course it only allows you to go to select restaurants at select times.)


I used a 50 % off at a resort once to eat breakfast at the grand Floridian when Stephanie was here. (to give you an idea of how use full this info is you need to realize that our bill was like 20 something dollars for both of us there after the discount.)

Me and Monique decided to use ours to eat lunch at the Brown Derby at Hollywood Studios.
This restaurant is modeled after the brown derby in LA that in the golden age of Hollywood many celebrities would go to . (I remember watching an I Love Lucy episode once where she went there to eat).


Inside

Pictures on the wall... i guess they are famous people


Our reservations were around 2 and we decided we would do the whole going out to eat at a fancy restaurant thing. Where we ordered sodas, an appetizer, dessert, etc…

I allowed Monique to pick the appetizer since neither one of us had any idea about what anything was. She ordered something bc it had the word Tortillas in it. We ordered it and the waiter was like oh you want the mussels and we both looked at each other and decided we might as well get it and try it.

yum...

When we got the mussels Monique took one bite and spit it out. I ate one and then decided maybe I should try a second one thinking the first one was only bad and thinking it was suppose to be better. We then finished the 3 tortillas on the plate and left the other 7 mussels on the plate.

Luckily our waiter took them off our bill…. Very nice. Especially since we are cast members and he didn’t have to.

I ordered the BBQ chicken and Monique ordered the steak. They we both very delicious.

But the best part was the dessert we ordered the Banana White Chocolate Toffee Tower. It was delicious and I would definitely recommend it.


And to give you an idea of how much it would normally cost is that we spent 50+ dollars after our discount (including tip) for lunch (for both of us)

Oh and I think mom would appreciate this. Each time they brought us a new coke they gave us a new straw. We felt very important.

Once last thing. To show how fancy this place is we saw all the Disney ambassadors eating lunch at the restaurants at the same time as us.

There are only 2 or 1 ambassador for each park. So there was someone important from walt Disney world, Disneyland, paris, hong kong, etc.

An ambassadors is the spokes person for the park. These ambassadors were the new ones for 2009 and you can only be an ambassador once… it is kind of the ultimate Disney job.


This is also the place that guest tell me they see famous people all the time....

Monday, November 17, 2008

super soap weekend!!

on sat and sunday i worked at soap central which was an area that sold merchandise form all 3 abc soaps..
it had tshirts, photo albums, mugs, outfits, probs, etc.

on saturday there was a line to get into the place and they would let about 5 people in at a time and they had 8 registers to make the check out process easier.

when i got there at 1:30 they had nothing for me to do and told me to stock.. and of course there was nothing new to stock at that point.
i soon decided i would try to sell calenders. we had a "hot guy" calender with the soap stars in it and i opened one up and showed it off all day.

my fav. month was april... very attractive guy. (lucky from general hospital... yeah that is all i know about him)

by the end of the night we no longer had a line so guest could come and go as they pleased. (but of course we didn't have much merchandise either.

on sat. i didn't deal with any too crazy fans but me and a fellow cast member did walk around the streets of america for a bit to see what was going on (we soon found out that the stars were signing autographs and we saw how 'crazy' people get)

i got an ER from work and got to leave at 7. so me and my friend grace went to watch the parade that had the characters in it.

i have never seen hollywood blvd so packed in my life. you could barely even see the street let alone the stars in the cars that were driving by.
after the parade they all went on a stage and all you saw was an insane amount of people ruch the stage (that was set up in front of the hat)
.. it was crazy... poeple were crazy.

i didn't take any photos bc my camera died but grace did so when i get those i will put them up.

on sunday i worked at 4.
when i got there they had me as a door greater (which was my pretty much holding the door open for people).
i also opened up another calender to try to sell them.

.. this time it was a little easier bc everything was 30% off (well beside probs and outfits)

it was also VERY COLD out i had to put hand warmers in my pocket to stay warm.

standing there i got to talk to the fans a little more and find out why they actually come to these events.

my fav was when i would talk to guys and they would say they don't watch them but they are just here bc their wife watches them.

but they could name every guy in the hot guy calender and give me the simple plot outline of the soaps... like so and so had a kid that was stolen or blah blah died.

it was great. (oh i don't know if i have ever said this before but guest tell you WAY to much info when they talk to you... prob bc we are just that awesome!... or maybe i just am)

i got another ER on sunday and decided that working soap weekend was so much fun bc it was easy. bc after a certain time we ran out of everything and you didn't have to go check in the back to see if we had anything.

it was also great bc we could just stand around and talk to other cast members bc there was nothing else to do.

... i also decidedthat i love just talking to guest about there days. which i got to do a lot of this weekend. :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

ABC Super soap weekend

So tomorrow at Hollywood studios is going to be the last abc super soap weekend ever.

For those of you who do not know what this is it is an event where the stars from the ABC soaps. (ex: all my children) will be at the park to sign autographs and meet people.

Basically it is going to be insane.. like stars wars weekends but way worse.

And like the star work weekends people starting lining up to get in the park at like 5:00 pm.
I will be actually working this event so I will have better stories to tell everyone.

Ps… happy birthday Melinda!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

i forgot something...

GO HAWKSSSSS!!!

Kaci is pretty much awesome


Happy Birthday Kaci!!!!!!!!!!



Thursday, November 6, 2008

I forgot...

So this is Stephanie again and i realized i forgot to talk about the Minnie Mouse ears that Kelsey bought for us. They are in almost every picture we have taken since i got here and everyone asks where we got them, of course i let kelsey answer because i don't really know :) They are the best Minnie Mouse ears ever and i just thought everyone should know .

Stephanie Guest Blog

I'm at disney, visiting Kelsey and "working", kelsey has been staying with me at my hotel room since there is an extra bed which works out swell because now we can catch up on the past few months.

Today we went to Hollywood studios and I got to see where she works which was great, but not as great as the HSM3 show!!! or the magical moment where i wrote a magical message to Cinderella and got a piece of paper that documented this moment and the girl who wrote it was Italian! yay Italy. We took lots of fun pictures which you may or may not see. My favorite part of Hollywood Studios was the tower of terror it was the best ride ever!!!

After that we went to the magic kingdom and saw the parade and went to Cinderella's castle which was of course amazing (not really but in my mind it was) . Then Monique met up with us, i like monique she is great, and we all went to the monsters Inc. comedy show and Phillar magic which was awesome, we also we went to kelsey's favorite buzz lightyear ride and now i owe her ice cream because I lost the game ( but i did pretty well for a first timer)


Kelsey and I tried to find im with grumpy, im with dopey t-shirts at the Magic Kingdom but they didn't have them there and said they didn't sell them anymore at Disney but we know that they do sell them because we saw them at Hollywood Studios earlier today ,but oh well. Oh and we saw the Princesses of course. My first time meeting my favorite Cinderella! so exciting. I am pretty sure we took over 200 pictures by the end of today, some of which only include half of our heads due to the wonderful photography skills of both kelsey and myself :)


So that is the short version of what we did today, now what was i supposed to do today? well that is a different story, see i am supposed to be here for a research conference and well i skipped out on almost everything today opps but its okay because i don't present until tomorrow and i will be there all day . Plus no one goes to a lot of the things we are supposed to go to anyway. Hopefully the kid i am traveling with doesnt tell on me because that is the only way my coordinators will find out because they don't keep track of us at the conference . :)


So basically Disney world and Kelsey are amazing .

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Go Obama!!

I thought I would express how excited I am that Barack Obama is the president elect and Joe Biden is going to be vice president.

I have been religiously watching cnn for the past two weeks, going on little sleep, and I am pretty sure I pissed off everyone of my roommate... but I loved ever second of it.

My night consisted of waking up, working out, eating, watching cnn, showering, watching more cnn, and then celebrating.
during the course of the night my roommate Pam tried taking the remote away from me when I walked out of the room for a split second to talk to my Mom on the phone.  I came back into the room and just blankly stared her down politely just asked her what was she doing?
She wanted to see "a big map of the country turning different colors."
she clearly did not understand that it takes time for the map to change colors.
needless to say I got the remote back.

the night followed with my neighbors and friends thinking I’m crazy for caring about the election... but at the same time they all asked me ridiculous questions that I assumed any American should know. I suppose the one day my major isn't pointless is election day... and the one day I actually get to use the knowledge I've been learning in school.

After obama had about 150 Electoral College votes I knew... well everyone knew he was going to be president... at that time McCain had barely any and Florida, Cali, and all the west coast votes hadn't been counted yet.

It was really slightly weird for me because four years prior I remember being up until the middle of the night trying to figure out who was going to win.  I was not use to seeing elections being over so quickly.

After they officially projected him as the winner Vista Way went crazy. (I was going crazy in my apt... my Republican roommates still thought I was crazy) I walked outside and there were 100’s of people just chanting for obama and chanting "No More Bush"
I took some videos to try to put up but the computer I am using wouldn't let me.

After about 20 minutes security came and yelled at us and threatened the group stating that this was "automatic termination" if we continued.
so everyone left and the party was then transformed into individual apartments.

I went over to Jeremy to watch Obama speech... and it was so surreal.
At this one moment everyone at Vista Way feel completely silent.
I watched his speech about 3 1/2 times through out the night.
 It was amazing.

After that I went to my neighbors to celebrate and I loved it b/c people who I just meet one or two times wanted to know my opinion b/c they knew I was a political science major. (And once again it made me feel smart!)

We watched some more CNN and I realized that I have no idea what I am going to do now that the election is over with.
they did a thing where they showed clips from the last 2 years of the campaign season and it made me really sad, bc the majority of the things they showed I remember and was apart of.

I went to bed feeling really good about my self and the country. And there is nothing that could really upset me right now.

And Stephanie is coming up today which is also amazing... not as amazing but close.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

i have realized to day that as soon as the election is over i am going to have nothing to do.

politics have can of been controlling my life for the last year and a half and i am going to have nothing to religiously follow any more.

and as a warning to Stephanie i will hopefully be in an amazing mood wed. when you come but just a warning if Obama doesn't win i may go into a deep depression

i love halloween

i love everything about Halloween. free candy, dressing up, decorating, etc.
and i am a little sad that it is over.

yesterday at work there were lots of people dressed up and i loved every second of it.
i normally see people dressed up like HSM cheerleaders, princess, and during star wars weekend as star wars character.
but on Halloween people don't care were they are at they dress up as anything. even universal characters.

it is amazing.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

sunday


sunday was the last day that kassie and john were in town and we went to Hollywood studios.

Talking to mom on the phone

one of the first things we did was go to animation courtyard and draw a character. we all drew stitch, but it was mean stitch so i think he looked a little different (and when i say that i mean scary).

we sent the pictures to mom and she said jeff d. drew the best one and she also said that some of us don't know how to draw. (obviously i should have one but i think she just wanted jeff d to feel good about himself.)


we also got ice cream... which was delicious.


and then i had to go to work and kassie, jeff d, and john hung out.

Trading a pin with jeff d.... tinker bell for pirate donald

i was working outside at the hub carts so kassie came and talked to me a bit. she also managed to take some very unattractive photos of me. but it was a nice change of pace b/c i actually had someone to talk to then stand there by myself

after work i hung out with jeff d for a little bit b/c hstud was having extra magic hours. we went on toy story like 3 times and drew a couple more character (Donald and Minnie)



Jeff super excited to go on Toy Story Midway Mania

we were able to go on the ride a whole bunch since when we first got there i ran into a friend who worked there and he gave us fast passes and when we got off it was only a 20 min wait so we waited in line. and the third time we went one it was 11:55 and the park closed at 12 so there was literally no one waiting in line and it was like a 5 min wait.

Yeah my score is the one on the right

Monday, October 27, 2008

i had to wear a coat today... it was cold

(kassie was right)


coming soon: photos

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Saturday....

i hung out with kassie, john, and jeff d. on Saturday.


the day began by us going to buffalo wild wings and watching the iowa football game. the game was actually on a big screen tv (which was very shocking).


we ate some wings and watch iowa kick some butt.
then we played some amazing mini golf. we went to the disney fantasia mini golf course (mostly bc we have gone to the others before.
there we played the fun 'easy' side (me and jeff d played the harder side on Tuesday... be excited for another post)

mini golf soon came to an end and if you can believe it or not i did not win... i came close (and when i say close i mean i didn't lose... john lost)
after mini golf i decided we should go get ice cream at the yacht club. and a short convo later i was able to convince them all that we should get the kitchen sink sundae.
we also pretended it was johns bday and they came out and sang to him and gave him an amazing balloon. (john was slightly embarrassed).

after about 10 minutes the sundae was soon gone... and we all were shocked and felt slightly out of shape.
since we had nothing better to do i decided it would be a good idea to have everyone come to vista to help me move.
i was moving my stuff into moniques room b/c her roommate got terminated and we were told that we were getting a new roommate and i thought it would be a good idea to finally live with monique since that is what i have wanted to do since May.
(... john and jeff d did not help)
we finished that and went out to eat at house of blues.

and that was the end of the exciting Saturday


Friday, October 24, 2008

high school musical 3

so i promise there will be more post about my amazing weekend.
but i only have about ten minutes to be on the interent. and i thought i would use this time to show how much of a disney freak i am

..... i actually went to go see High school Musical 3: senior year last night at 12:01 am.

and the worst part is that i actually liked it.....

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

busy weekend

so i know i promised you all many blogs about my awesome weekend but i did so much that it is impossible to blog about it all in one post. so most likely there will be a few blogs consisting of me talking about john, kassie, jeff D, and johns family.


so the best place to begin is on Friday.

we arrived at magic kingdom really really early. (well at like 10-11.. which is way to early for me).

my friend stephen came to get 3 of kassie/johns friends into the park. (one b/c he is amazing, but not as amazing as me or kassie)


we began the day by going on splash mountain which resulted in me getting more wet then i wanted to. but it was hot enough outside and i dried off pretty quickly...so no one should feel that bad for me.

then we also road big thunder railroad, space mountain, the tea cups, pirates, and haunted mansion. (the typical "hey we are at magic kingdom for the day rides")


kassie had the brilliant that we should go to Hstud to ride some thrill rides. (b/c it was johns sister in law and her sister first time at disney and we wanted to give them the full experience) they road tower of terror and rockin roller coaster and then left to go to epcot.

i was told that they liked those rides the best.. which i completley understand why.


after going to MK, Hstud, checking into the resort, etc. we finally arrived at Epcot for the food and wine festival. which was pretty awesome.

at this time monique arrived and we began exploring the various different countries and the adult bevages and amazing food they had.

(kassie had to leave and pick up Jeff D. from the airport)


they John and his fam arrived at epcot and they road mission to mars again


(oh yea the first time they did it one of johns brothers friend had a protein spill on the ride... which is hilarious. so john definelty ruined another person disney vacation)


me and monique patiently waited for them while enjoying a delicious American normal disney pretzel. and finally kassie and jeff D arrived and we began to finish out exploring the epcot food and wine festival.


we had a night full of taking pics with fun hats, Chris, a donkey, and various other objects that don't move. and then sadly we found out around 10 pm that all the countries closed their shops at 10 even though they had extra magic hours.

so our food and wine experience was cut short, but it was okay bc it was still amazing.


i ended the night with a million pointless photos, amazing memories, a WALL-E tshirt and disney throw (thanks to johns fam.)

me and Kassie at epcot

Canada!

... Jeff D

no need to worry there will be blogs coming about mini golf, toy story, and drawing classes.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Discounts

so i start getting my 40 % discount soon and people need to start telling me what they want for Christmas or just as presents...

bc you all know that you will be getting disney stuff for Christmas and either you tell me what you want (or an idea like a favorite character) or you will all be getting mickey mouse ears and a mickey mouse plush :)
another blog saying i get to see kassie this weekend....
and once again you should all be jealous

i also get to see john... be even more jealous

Sunday, October 12, 2008

work!

i work three days this week :)

i have class on Tuesday and Wednesday (well a lecture thing on wed. it is the first one and it is about security.. more info coming soon) and kassie (who is awesome) is coming to visit me this weekend and we are going to the Epcot food and wine festival!

so that means i can only work sun, mon, Thursday... i could prob pick up an extra shift on a morning (but to be honest that is to much work).

tomorrow (or i guess today) it is my neighbor bday so i may ER from work. i am suppose to work from 5-1:30 we have EMH: extra magic hours. which kind of stinks. so i wil lprob try to leave a tlike 11 or so (at least that will be a 6 hr shift)

and for some reason the wonderful people at disney decided it would be a good idea to have hollywood studios be open until 9 and have 2 fantasmic almost everyday this week... which means that today i worked until 1130 and didn't get home until 1230... blah

Friday, October 10, 2008

free ER

at work it is corretly hard for us to make budget bc the parks close at 8:00 and no one is coming... so they are giving away ERs (early release) like candy.

so this week i left work early on Sunday and Monday even though on both of the days i went in fairly early (10 am and 845 am). on one day i only worked 4 hr and 30 min.


i realize i shouldn't do this bc i have no money but if they are going to give them away i am going to take them. bc over the summer i always wanted ERs and never got them bc they always needed you to work.

any way the conclusion to my story is that i barely get any hours now and for the next couple of weeks i will probably continue to ER which means i will have no money. (but i am 100% okay with that)
oh and here is a random pic of me, my sisters, and tinker bell.




Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Mickey’s not so scary Halloween party.

I went to mickey’s not so scary Halloween party last night and it was 100 % amazing!! It is the most fun I have had at the parks since I have been here (well minus the time my family came up)
I dressed up as Hannah Montana (yeah I had the wig and everything) I can also say with a lot of confidence that I was the only adult dressed up as Hannah Montana.
It was amazing b/c whole families dressed up (children, adults…everyone). My favorite family was one where the gma was dressed up like the fairy god mother, the mom as Cinderella, the father as prince charming, and the daughter as a miniature version of Cinderella… it was very cute.

We got to meet a lot of different characters which was AMAXZING.

The best characters were snow white and all 7 dwarfs. I made my friends wait 30 minutes to meet them and we were the first in line to see them.
It was a little disappointing b/c they only allowed us to take a group photo (me + the other two people I was with) and I’m pretty sure the picture came out blurry… but it is still sooo very cool.

I also got TONS of candy!
And they had free face painting!

I concluded at the end of the night that it was worth the 41 dollars (with my cast discount) and I would totally let my future children go. (even though I think it is only fair that my children should have to wait until they are 21 before they get to go to Disney world.. but I will make an expectation for this event).

I went with two people I work with Jenny and Jeremy. I don’t have many picture either b/c my camera is horrible at taking night photos so we took the majority of the pictures with Jenny camera… and I will post those pics when I get them.

me as hannah and my firends jenny

when we were waiting for the parade they sang to us. (the one with the thing stuck in his head reminded me of dad)
there were a lot of photos like this (jenny and jeremy in the back ground.. he was a harry potter character)
Halloween fire works
free face painting
very funny..
lots of families dressed up like each other.. it was very cool

Monday, October 6, 2008

monique famliy is in town so that means no computer for a couple of days... which means no blog updates for the next couple of days.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

magic kingdom

me and my friend Grace spent Wednesday exploring magic kingdom. It was a day of many first for me. and of course i took lots of photos (bc that is what i do now).
enjoy :)

We arrived at the transportation center and took the ferry over to Magic Kingdom. i have never done this before. we usually take the monorail.

This photo is why i now consider this boat ride my favorite form of transportation disney world has. obviously my camera is not that great but the view was AMAZING!


We saw the 3 o'clock parade. i think it is called where dreams come true parade. right when we arrived the snow white and the 7 dwarfs went by.
even more amazing!
The evil queen from snow white
the castle
We went on Tom Sawyer island (also a first for me) it kind of reminded me of a mix between Swiss family Robinson tree house and a camp ground.
(kaci i'm sorry to say but it was better then the tree house)
they had lots of tunnels and random things for you to do.
oh... they also had funny signs everywhere that said things in really bad English

one of the best parts is they had checker games set up everywhere.

We went on Haunted Mansion and ran into my very creepy neighbor working.

The castle at night

Me and Grace having an intense fight in front of the castle :)

... and then we decided it was necessary to try on fun hats

Yippy for toy story

aarrrrrrr

and finally princesses :)

Creativity and innovation

so on every Tuesday i have a class called creativity and innovation. the first week i didn't go b/c i was going to drop out of it. but then i realized that it was to late to drop the week and decided i might as well go to class.

i don't get credit for this class but i am just taking it for 'fun' the class is four hours long (yeah that is why i didn't want to take it)
but it was actually kind of interesting.....

we talked a lot about thinking outside the normal way of thinking to get ahead in life and a lot of the philosophy behind it was really interesting. (of course examples here would be great but i can't think of any :)

one thing we have to do for this class is keep a creativity journal... which in normal college i would have hated, but i am actually kind of excited about it.
i think it will be good bc it will help me remember everything i did here at disney.

i am sure i will be telling you more about the class in the coming weeks.

what i want to tell you now is how crazy my teacher is.
she had a degree in history (we actually had a discussion about political science and my future) and she went to grad school. she became a consultant at a law firm and bought a house in Florida and decided to quit her job and come work for disney
right before she moved down here sept. 11 happened and so disney put a freeze on hiring new people.

she had to start out working at a popcorn stand for about 7 months and then she was able to move up the disney ladder.

and of course now she is teacher different classes for disney...

it is one of those things where you really have to wonder about people passion to come and work for disney.
b/c there is no way i would quit a real job to come to disney world to serve popcorn to guest. :)

i am also taking a lecture/class about security that doesn't start for a couple of weeks.
so i was going to write an intense blog about my class right now and exploring magic kingdom... but i have to watch the VP debate on tv tonight.
and i would multi task but that is to much work

GO BIDEN!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

kassie is awesome

Happy Birthday Kassie

love, kelsey
i have realized i have been spoiling you with my resent constant blog updates. you guys expect more out of me now... i knew i should have never given into kaci demands.

today (i believe) i am going to magic kingdom with a girl i work with. so i will update sometime tonight... and hopefully i will have photos.

oh and i went to my class (creativity and innovation) yesterday and actually kind of liked it. i will update you all on that soon (hopefully tonight)

i would do a post now.. but i still haven't figured out why i am up sooo early.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

hollywood studios

So after i got off work the other day i walked around hollywood studios and took random photos for you all!
Twilight Zone Tower of Terror
aerosmith rock-n-roller coaster
random sorcerer mickey

Toy Story midway mania
Kermit the frog!! outside the Chinese theater
sorcerer hat