Tuesday, August 3, 2010

3 days!!

I leave for Florida in 3 days. The car is a-ok to drive. :)
Dan's 21st birthday is today. We are going out to eat at Red Robbin then going to Fast Eddies in Alton. Should be a blast!! :D
Tomorrow is crack-down-and-pack day. Im going to get all the clothes washed and packed in my wonderful space bags. Everything that wont blow up or melt will be loaded in the car. For example..blankets, ironing board. Yesterday I printed off all the directions. From home to FL, hotel to airport(night of 7th), airport to hotel (night of 8th), hotel to check-in.
Im SOOOOOOOO Excited. I cant wait till I get to meet my roommates, find out my work location, help people have a magical experience, and of course..play in the parks. :)

Saturday, July 24, 2010

13 days

I leave in 13 days!!! EEEEKKKKK *::insert panic here::*

But I am very excited to be leaving for Florida soon. I have started packing, and by this I mean I have a pile started. Yesterday I went shopping and got space bags and toiletries. I'm going to start packing towels and blankets. Things I won’t need right not. I still need to buy new socks, all my socks are bright colors. I'm sure the Disney look won’t allow neon color socks. I also need to buy shorts. I own 1 pair of jean shorts.

I printed and filled out all my on-boarding paperwork. I located my social security card so all I have to do is grab it. In the paperwork, I pretty much signed my life away to Disney. I am ok with this because I want to work there sooooo bad.

I told y’all earlier that my jeep was not “Florida worthy”. My old roommate is letting me take her jimmy. Now I’ll have air conditioning and a radio. When we went and picked up the jimmy, Dan kept saying how much nicer it was than my jeep. Yesterday when I picked up my friend to do some shopping, I was in the jimmy, she said the same thing. My old roommate is driving my jeep. Her mechanic friend is tinkering with is and is going to try to get the radio working again. Because I do not own the car, I emailed Disney with concern on “proof of registration”. They said I just needed to get a letter from her saying I have permission to drive the car. She put me on their insurance, so that is not an issue.

Many people got an email from Disney saying renters insurance required. The facebook page light up with concern and worry. Why did Disney wait till just now to tell us about this added expense? Yesterday I called my house insurance. They said I was covered for property “off-site”. So, yes I am covered while at Disney. The insurance is going to send me a letter verifying this so I can have it at check in.

My last day at the theatre was this last Thursday. It’s very sad and happy at the same time. I have been working there since 2004. Two years ago new management came and took over. I got laid off. A few months later they were hiring and I applied and got rehired under the new management. This was good for them because I knew some of the buildings personality that they did not know and they did not have to pay for me to be trained. I have also worked at a few of their other theatres in the area. I thought about applying to a theatre while at Disney. I’ve had 2 jobs for the past 6 years. I quickly decided that I wanted to play on my days off. My last day at Lake Williamson is Aug 3rd. That is a couple weeks shy of my 6 year anniversary.

Dan and I are driving to Florida on the 6th. When he gets off work, we’ll leave. Hopefully we’ll get to Orlando around noon-ish on the 7th. He and I will get a cheap hotel for the night and tour the area. Scope where check in is on the 9th. On the 8th, he got a flight in the morning to go back home. This means I’ll be by myself all day until I pick up my roommate Mandie from the airport around 5:30pm. She and I got a hotel for that night at pop century.
I cant wait till I get to meet all my roommates and start working at Disney. 

List of 10 Disney movies

Ok, here is a list of my top 10 Disney movies. They are in no order, and are subject to change. Lol. This was actually hard to do. How to I put only 10 into this list? I want to list them all.

Wall-E- This is the first movie Dan and I saw together. We watched it in the wee hours of the morning the day we met. And it’s an all around good movie. It has good messages about keeping the earth clean.

Lion King- Hands down, my favorite Disney movie. The movie talks about family and the circle of life. Family does not have to be the family you are born into. For example, Timon and Pumba were Simbas family for many years.

My neighbor Totoro- Not sure if this qualifies 100% as a Disney movie because it was not created in a Disney studio. It’s a great movie anyway. I love the imagination that is in this movie.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs- My favorite Disney princess movie. The first full length animated feature. This makes it an incredible feature. I wish I had a neat-freak princess come and clean my house. Haha

Little Mermaid- This movie is beautiful with an equally beautiful soundtrack. The way Ariel goes after what she wants is fabulous.

Tarzan- Another beautiful movie. I love how the gorillas take in baby Tarzan and raise them as his own. Jungle Book has the same underlying tone.

Lilo and Stitch-”Ohana means family, family means nobody gets left behind. Or forgotten.” When Lilo says this I cry. I like the way Lilo fights to keep Stitch. Even though he is different, she loves him the same

UP- A great movie about friendship and following dreams until they are accomplished. It is never too late to accomplish a dream.

Bedknobs and Broomsticks- I think this is the first movie I saw that combined animation and life actors.

Princess and the Frog- The music to this movie is so fun. I love the fact they decided to stay frogs as long as they were together. They loved each other for who they were.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Little more detail

Sorry the last post was random and not very detailed. I was in a rush. :( This post is just as random...lol

As many of you know, roommate notification went up on the first. Mandie and I are officially roommates. This is very exciting. :-) The steps are not very hard.
Step 1: find a roommate
Step 2: get their id #. (this is their applicant number)
Step 3: Log on to wdw site and go to roommate notification. Enter their number.
Step 4: accept or decline, and ta-da. You are not matched with your roommate.
This is the only roommate you are guaranteed to have. The other roommates are now. The best way to guarantee you live with the other roommates is to stand in line together during check-in.

Today is Macoupin County's Relay for Life. This is my third year doing this. I do it in memory of my mom. She lost her battle with cancer 11 years ago. I walk for her. Today is also the hottest day of the year so far. Heat index is 101 with scattered storms after 3pm. The events start at 6pm. Lets hope and pray the rain stays away.

The iPhone 4 is beautiful. If the information I got is correct, I can upgrade early with the cheaper price. This makes me very happy. The iPhone 4 will be a huge step up from my iPhone 3G. Currently Im using a go-phone because my blackberry crapped out on me. The iPhone 4 has video chat. This will be very handy when I am doing the Disney College Program. I will be able to see my boyfriend and my family. The battery is said to be much better. I hope this is true. I carried a charger with me everywhere I went because the battery life sucks. With the phone Im currently using I have not charged it in 2 days. Now keep in mind, there is no internet or applications. lol The new iPhone has the Apple A4 processor. This is the same one that is in the ipad. And many many more new features. Some of the features are coming with OS 4.0 My 3G would not have supported many of the new features that are coming out.
http://www.apple.com/iphone/design/ Here is the link to some of the new features.

I am starting to think about when my last days should be at work. Should I continue working up until the day I leave? Or I was also thinking of taking off a week before I leave, this option lets me get everything packed and all the "goodbyes" said. Im still not sure.

Yesterday I sent out a few..."do you wanna live with us" emails on FB and I got a prompt reply from 1 person. I was mistaken and this person was a guy. Whoops. He laughed about it. I didnt even look if it was a girl or guy as there was 2 people in the pic and the name was a gender neutral name. Im glad he was not offended. :)
I still really want to live in a 3 bedroom apartment. I cant really afford to live in a 2 bedroom. We are still looking for the third bedroom of ladies.

Till next time~~

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


Hello all.
I, along with many other people, got the dreaded..."Will you move your arrival date email." My answer was of course not! Ive been waiting way to long, I'm not waiting another month. The hotel is booked, the "Disney box" is filling up fast with things Im bringing. There is no way I can wait any longer, I would go nuts!

Check-in is in 61 days, I meet my roommate in 60 days. Its nuts to think just the other day it seemed like I was looking at a 100+ days till the program starts.

The yard sale did not go well. :( When I went to take my signs down, only 4 were left out of 14. Someone took my sign down and put theirs up. I was very mad. So I still have lots of stuff to get rid of. I'm going to try again at the end of this month then everything left over will to go the second hand store or garbage.

My phone was stolen from work. :( I am now using my old blackberry. It is water damaged and likes to crash. lol. But hopefully soon I'll be getting the iPhone 4. :D The release date is June 24th. My contract is up in September but ATT said everyone can upgrade up to 6 months early. This makes me very happy.

So, I have a mouse now. Its a stuffed mouse. Because working for Disney is also known as "working for the mouse." Its from work and my boss said the mouse had to go on adventures. I agree. The mouse needs to have a name. Any suggestions? This mouse will be with me all through my Disney College Program adventures. My brother did this with his over-seas adventures. But he had a bear. The mouse is a lot cuter than the pic looks like. It reminds me of Ratatouille. Its really cute. The pics does not show it well, but its wearing a purple shirt.

Not much this time as I am heading out the door.
Till next time...

Thursday, May 27, 2010


Hello All…
I’ve been super busy lately. The busy season has started at both jobs. Our first camp of the season is a special needs camp. It’s called Special Touch Getaway, it is handicapped citizens and many times, this is the only time they get out of their home. Many live in group homes. There are people who need very little help to others who are fully dependent on others. They are awesome people, and they are so happy to be here. They are thankful for everything!

We’re having a yard sale tomorrow. This will be my first one ever. I hope to bring the money I make to Disney with me. Let’s pray it does not rain! It has been raining here a lot. But it’s not storms that come from somewhere, its storms that just appear. The storms are here long enough to flood the streets and then leave.

To graduate I need 9 credits on internship. I want to do one of these while working at my current job. I went to register for the “class” that is needed for the internship and the computer would not let me register because I did not have 110. I freaked out a little…ok a lot!! I am ok not getting credit for Disney College Program, but it would be really nice. I emailed the guy that is head of the program and he told me to “chill” he can override it in the system. YAY! I am going to call him on my lunch break today to get everything fixed.

Last Friday I woke up at 3:30 am to head to Kansas City to pick up my brother from school. About the time I was out of St Louis, a cop was directing everyone off the interstate; there was an accident. I am horrible with directions and was completely lost in St Louis. I drove around for awhile and then pulled out my iPhone and found a detour, got gas and continued on my way. I heard on the radio that both sides of the interstate were closed about an hr later. It was about 4:30-5 am, everyone was heading to work. But I made it to KC in plenty of time to get my brother his clothing and attend graduation. We ate with his group and left to go home. It was a long day but fun.

I found out my jeep will only cost $300 to fix. :-D yay!! That is the only thing that is vital to be fixed. It’s the front ball barring. There still won’t be a radio or AC. The mechanic said it will get me there and back. He also said my tires will be alright.

The night before check-in my roomie Mandie and I are going to stay in Pop Century resort. Our other roomie is staying there with her mom. We’re probably going to caravan over to check-in together. I'm super excited!!

Ive been seeing updates on the FB page from people who have already started their program. I am super envious of you guys right now! Keep us posted how everything goes

Till next time...

Friday, May 14, 2010

Life is CRAZY!!

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans. ~~John Lennon

This statement fits so well into my life right now. I can’t believe its less than 3 months till Disney. I remember like yesterday the day I applied. And the day I got accepted. Actually my boyfriend and I were talking about it the other day. That is the only time my boss of 4 years has seen me that emotional, when I got the acceptance email. I was happy she was there to share the good news with me. She kept saying I’d get in and to quit worrying. And alas…I got in. She has listened to me talk about the College Program from the day I got the pamphlet to now. And I still talk about it ALL the time and she puts up with it. :-)

Finals are over. So is school!! I am checking the website constantly for grades. Now its time to concentrate on the summer events and then Disney time! I'm starting to get nervous. I wish I could just pack up and go tomorrow. I don’t like waiting.
My schedule is CRAZY!!! It seems that I don't have time to just sit and relax. Our busy season at both jobs are starting very soon! This means crazy hours for me. hopefully the time will fly and before I know it, I'll be on the road to meet my roommates at Disney!

My brother is back in the states from being in Haiti for months. He will be back in Kansas City, where he goes to school, next Thursday. Friday the 21st, he does his graduation ceremony. I can’t get off work Thursday, so I’ll miss him flying in, but I will make it to his graduation. I’ll leave my house when my boyfriend goes to work at 4am. And make it to Kansas City by 930-ish. Then come home the same day because I have to work Saturday morning. It’s going to be a long day Friday.
The 21st is also Shrek 3 release. At the theater I work at, we are doing green popcorn, green soda, and green clothing. I'm sad I’m going to miss it. It sounds like a hoot. "Its good to be Green"
We had an Iron Man 2 midnight release. It didn’t go so hot. We had 41 people. It was much busier on the weekend. I love working midnight releases. All the ‘crazies’ come out to see the movies. The energy in the theater is awesome!

I put my car in the shop today to get an estimate how much it is going to cost to fix. I know it will be no less that 1500. Now I have to figure out if I should get the Jeep fixed. Pros of Jeep: It’s big, Lots of room for packing and people, It’s paid off, 4- wheel drive. Cons of Jeep: It’s big: Gas hog, Cost of maintenance expensive. So now I argue with myself, do I get a new car or get the Jeep fixed?

Tonight some of my friends from out of town are coming and we’re going to have an “end of school bash.” It will be great to see my friends whom I haven’t seen in a long time. And I don’t have to get up for Saturday class. This makes me very happy!!

I'm having a yard sale. I’ve never had one, so my friend is going to help me. She’s more experienced than I am. The 28-29th is when I'm going to have it. I'm hoping as I am going through boxes, I can start packing for Disney and as I sell stuff, that money will be going with me to Disney also.

June 12 is Relay for Life. This will be my third year doing this. I do it in memory of my mom. June 20th is father’s day and I plan on going with a guy I work with to volunteer. He works with a group of people and they feed homeless out of a bus. They also give out things like socks and clothing. Toys for the kids that are living on the street are a big hit. Ive been touched from hearing his stories and I would like to help.

If anyone has any advice what to do with my Jeep or advice with the yard sale. Let me know!!