Tuesday, March 13, 2012

UnAnniversary Pt 2

Sounds: Supernatural [it terrifies me but I've wanted to watch the series since forever]

Current thoughts: Stupid allergies

TWO MONTHS! I am half way through! Can you believe it?
Hopefully you haven't forgotten about me!

Okay but to be honest sometimes I do forget about myself. I work 28-48 hours a week with varying shifts and it also means at least an hour's worth of bus riding every single day. My feet hurt 80% of the time now, and my cheeks hurt as well because I smile so much. On the bus, I'm reading or listening to my music or the rare occasion of talking to someone about our work.

I'm in a Exploration Leadership Seminar class, that's every Tuesday for just a few hours in the afternoon. It's pretty good and it's interesting, seeing the way they view leadership as well as the lessons and tips we're given on how the leadership ropes are used within Disney itself.

I usually have at least one other day off during the week, and I've used that recently to explore more of Disney's Animal Kingdom to see their shows such as Finding Nemo: The Musical. I haven't been to the parks that often but it feels like it since I can go whenever I want, you know? My next step is to start trying the food from the World Showcase in Epcot- and then meeting every character!

Then when I'm at home, I'm on my computer watching movies.

But hey I've finally gotten out a bit!
Pictures coming soon on Facebook from:

Epcot Cast Kareoke Party
I didn't do the singing myself- only from the audience, anyways. Everybody has to dance to some of the classics, right? I hung out with my coworkers and more for free food towards midnight, goofing around, taking pictures, and doing Disney trivia. In addition, I won a tour ticket for two in Magic Kingdom. Just have to decide who I'll take and when!

YSA Regional Hoedown
I made sure I had the day off just to attend. The rides were a little messed up but we weren't late to the party! The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints owns quite a bit of land about an hour out of Orlando, Florida which a small pasture area for these parties which happen every spring. We arrived after it was finished drizzling, plenty of plaid and jeans to go around. Some learned to rope a cow, to crack a whip [after I slapped myself on the head three times, I figured I'll leave that to Indiana Jones], and more!
Such as horse riding! I waited in line forever before finally getting on a somewhat smaller horse, who was such a sweetie! We were a little goofy, but I talked her into trotting quite a bit and I managed to stay in the saddle without playing with her reins too much which she appreciated. We wandered around and I couldn't slap the silly smile off my face if I wanted, I just loved that moment so much.
It was short and sweet before I had to climb off- and made my way over to dinner for BBQ, pulled pork and lots and lots of rolls!
Then there was cake. Oh so wonderful cake.
Well, and a boy. Who gave me more cake. Rick said he picked me out of the crowd and pretty much ignored the girls I came with because he thought I was so special. Unfortunately he turned me off with two issues: he's not a member [yet], and he can't dance. But otherwise, he was a bit of a gentleman and it gave me someone to talk with [he strongly believes in astral projection which was very intriguing], and dance with a little.
Okay, boys, I will share a secret if you didn't already know: girls will share a look that screams "help" just with their eyes if you're creeping us out. That's usually when they come in and you eventually disappear. Which worked, and I danced with Joe, a very great guy from church. After that, I got to do some dancing with the girls- when was the last time I danced??- and then it was all good.

Sorry about the ramblings. But it's been a few days and this girl has got to get things off her chest! Of course, you probably didn't even read all that, did you? You skimmed, saw I had cake, there was some boy, and that was that? Don't worry, I'm not that surprised.

Currently working to see if I'll come home with any money. Hopefully, yes. We'll find out!
Anyways, feel free to leave comments and talk to me. The majority of my interaction with humans are with strangers who just want to find coffee or The Land so... yeah.

even better?
victory shall be mine.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

A Day In The Life Of

Sound: 'Over The Hedge'

Updates: 'One More Disney Day' happened yesterday on Leap Day. This meant Magic Kingdom was open from 6AM- 6AM. I got off work around 7, came home and showered, and headed back around 11 to watch Disney's Electrical Parade, see Capt. Jack Sparrow, and a few more things.

Scholarly update! At last!
I started my Exploration into Leadership 6 week seminar program on Tuesday.
The class, to me, is huge which worries me about how well it can actually function the way I like it to. However, the teacher, David, is pretty good. He's humorous, a decent public-speaker, and deals well with our age and everything.

^It's helping me, at least, get back my drive to climb up and do more with myself.

& I bought a book "the red rubber ball" or something like that. Short and quaint but very creative and talks about how he became the athletic coach for the 76ers all because of his love of red rubber balls from his childhood. We all have that drive in some shape or form, something that we find ourselves in love with and [maybe subconsciously] chase. For me, its the simple form of creating and most definitely writing!

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The basics of my life, I thought I would share with you:

I wake up. I've found that I pretty much need 8 hours of sleep every night or I die a little. My roommate snores + half the time my other housemates are watching MTV a bit loudly so I do have earplugs just in case. I have my Stitch pillow or my Minion that I like to cuddle with a bit under my warm, fuzzy blanket. [While Florida has reached the 80s this week, our apartment is always cool so I get to use my blanket!]

I always use my alarm to get up although lately I've been waking up before then. Immediately I put on my watch and gather my things outside of my room, grab a bite to eat [usually blueberry pancakes, poptarts, or toast], and head out.

The majority of the time, I'm just going to work. Epcot, The Seas (With Nemo & Friends)

In this picture, it actually says a lot. You can see the back of my costume [pictures coming soon], where I work. Literally, I never have to leave this corner. I stand under the umbrella half the time, or by the nearby strollers, or else inside. I eat, work, rest in that building. It's pretty incredible seeing as it carries the nation's second largest acquarium.
(To the right in this picture is the Coral Reef Restaurant. To the left is the acquarium entrance along with the exit of the ride and Turtle Talk w/ Crush which I also work with.)

There are about about 12 positions always being filled. I'm finally becoming pretty chill with half the coworkers and I understand most of the lingo now. CDS, ADA, etc, I don't even know maybe.

Usually I bring a lunch- I buy animal crackers, oranges and apples and bananas, and get those cheese & crackers packets. I actually splurged on pudding and bought everything to have peanut butter & cheetoh sandwiches. Pretty excited. [I can't spend money for a month now]

Shifts vary, of course. Fridays are the latest anyone can work and that's till half hour past midnight. Earliest is just before the park opens at nine, and with attractions I don't have to work overnight thank goodness! There is seniority so the older members get the best times which are the mornings and CPs are closing people, our nickname. [aka college program] Confused yet? Anyways my shifts lately are around noon till just before closing so not too terrible...

Epcot bus route is a big circle. Vista Way is the stop just before Epcot meaning it takes me maybe 10-15 minutes to get there- but about 45 minutes to get home every evening. Definitely bites! But at least I usually get a seat on the bus and can rest my feet.

Home, I shower immediately [I have to wash my feet three times] and grab a bite to eat before revving up the computer. I rarely hang out with everyone so my evenings are usually filled with movies. Vista has a wonderful movie library and since you can check out 2 movies at a time, I'm there two or three times a week. I'm doing marathons lately: finished the Terminators and onto Ghostbusters!
^Hot dog, egg and hashbrowns in ketchup. Amazing dinner!

On the rare occasion, I'll go out. There is FHE but I haven't been in a few weeks though the other times were so much fun. There's been the occasional movie night with other LDS members aaand that's about it. I recently went to ESPN's Wide World Of Sports to see Orlando's Pro City Soccer Team.

My additional activites would include shopping. But I've already spent half of the money I've earned, I think, so I'm going to push it to a stop for a few weeks. Which sucks but I really do need to do just that. Seriously. I won't tell you everything but let's just say my future home will be majorly themed Disney.

Went to Hollywood Studios today which was AWESOME. It's incredibly underrated. Watching a band play which I really needed. They played a few fun songs and even got a pack of cheerleader groupies dancing for them. I saw the Lights Camera Action Extreme Stunt Show which was long, but incredible. Pictures posting soon [anyone want select posts for each park? hehe... ]

My day off was nice, which was today obviously. This is when I run errands. Post Office, Wal-Mart, and do the laundry. In a way, I hate these days because I spend so much money [laundry is two dollars for one load], and the scary thing is I still don't have any buyer's remorse. I bought donuts and cookie dough [instead of ice cream, okay?] and still have no remorse. It worries me a little.


So that's basically it. I had the missionaries over- with three guy friends- which was definitely a highlite of the week. [besides where a little boy hugged me after we traded] Speaking of which I have a draft post on dating... Haha. But it's sort of nice, not bothering about that too much here. Although there are lots of boys!! So many...

This is dying, isn't it? Well, I guess I'm done. I need to find another snack. I eat a lot, it seems, maybe more than usual. Hard to decide, to be honest. I'm just always hungry you know? My feet are constantly killing me (do you know what it's like to be exhausted but your feet ache so much you can't sleep, and to wake up with your feet still hurting?) Can't decide if I've lost any weight.

However in the last few weeks, I have been questioned about my age. I was asked if I was old enough to even work at Disney. Then at Wal-Mart they had samples of ice cream [could anyone resist that?] and she asked how old I was. Very embarrassing on the latter one...

I can talk to strangers now, which is good. But it's getting difficult to hold everyday conversations sometimes because my roommates rarely talk to me. Days are good and days are bad, that's just how it works.

Hope all is swell!
[Get it?]