Wednesday, April 25, 2012


Sound: The Incredibles dvd (Pixar & Disney)

As much as I happen to be a writer, I sort of suck at writing a blog. Who knew?

What's up: I leave in 15 days to go back to California. Well, I fly out on the 12th morning and arrive in later afternoon. Apparently Jordyn and her boyfriend Eddie are supposed to pick me up- with chocolate- and then go clubbing. But like most of the time, I really don't think that's going to hold up ;)

I'm trying to get in as much as work as possible however since Test Track is closed down, those workers need work somewhere and they're taking over the Seas meaning I get barely 30 hours a week. But hey, that leaves me time to work on my to-do list of Disney things whilst being here. After all, who knows? I may never return, you know.

I have to do every ride [except Toy Story Mania. The wait is usually 80 minutes and though it's fun, I'm not going to wait that long], meet every character, and check out a few resorts as well as the water parks. I'm doing decently, you could say. Tomorrow, I'm going to Typhoon Lagoon since I don't think I'll be reaching Blizzard Beach at all. Melissa and Aimee should be there from work so I won't even do it all alone for once!

Quite a feat, being able to actually hang out with someone. The majority of the time, they are working. The rest of the time, they find excuses not to be there (which I suppose is all right, it is better than literally being told "hey no you are weird and I don't need extra awkward time with you."), or something. However! Last week I did chance an evening with Rhiannon. We met up at Epcot and wandered around the World Showcase for dinner. I tried the ginger-caramel ice cream from China and the fish & chips from London. Both were fantastic!

 (^Sorry the picture isn't so good, I didn't feel like using my flash. But they had 'newspaper wrappings' which were pretty cool!^)

Other things? Hmmm....
Oh really, now, how could I forget??

The Maine!

Before, were the Arkells from Canada and Lydia from Australia (both absolutely incredible. If you do not know all three bands, it is good time you DID.)

My feet were killing me. I'd already had to deal with witches and tweens which is never thrilling for someone of my stature, hair coloring, or attitude. But I was in the second row (most of the time) right in front of Garrett Nickelsen {handsome man w/ bass} and Jared Monaco {not pictured} for the entirety. For their last song, "Don't Give Up On Us" the girl in front of me left and the other fan girls were kind enough to leave that spot open for me. Of course, there was another panel in front for photographers and a high bar to keep us back- which I rested my arms and chin on being that short.

But still. It was WONDERFUL. I even got to meet ^Jared^: I waited forever in the sea of elbowing fans and their pushy mothers until I breached the frontlines and a girl eventually pointed me out to him. He apologized profusely and asked me how I was. I was great, and so was he, especially after I complimented him on his incredible shredding [YOU SHOULD HAVE SEEN IT], and told him I'd waited three years to get a bear hug from him (because really, bear hugs from lovely boys are perfection in a moment), so he grabbed in a quick hug, and it was worth the wait. I got a picture and his autograph, and ran out [so many girls, I feel like they're just staring me down, waiting for me to disappear].

And Garrett! He's always been my favorite. The nerd of the group, so obviously we're meant to be. He's usually in stripes something else equally gorgeous, and just well, yes. Anyways, I dived into the group with a little more vigor and I got close, to the inner circle just as one of the managers, I don't think it was Peter but someone else who's awesome that I just don't really know, said he's got ten minutes left.
So Gary told everyone and said he'd get to as many as possible. [The band, on their own, stays out long as possible for their fans. But in certain venues, they can't go out or stay long. This time, HoB was in Downtown Disney thus Disney property which closes down about midnight meaning they had to be gone by them.] Anyways, he took a picture or two then sort of swiped my hand with his opened permanent marker during one and started apologizing, saying he was a butthead [among other things]. After a few more pictures, he said he'd realized I'd been waiting there patiently and noticed I wasn't going that crazy but said I should get in and all, and kept apologizing because he remembered I was the one he swiped with the marker. I told him his skills of the evening had definitely made up for that, grabbed a quick picture and autograph, and headed out.

Haribo gummy bears are a lot of people's favorite. Even mine. But guess what, they also have gummy alphabets, gummy cherries, and gummy cola. I didn't think I'd like the cola so much but guess what.
I ate them all within the span of about two-three years. Which, if you know me, doesn't happen often. (I like to make the good things last) This also leaves me wondering if I dare get some more. Plus, I haven't tried the alphabet. Or the cherries. I've never even seen anything by Haribo besides the gummy bears back home, so I sort of feel compelled to get everything here.

Oh, did I mention I'm signed up for classes at Southern Utah University? Never saw that one coming, eh? To be honest, I don't really know what I'm doing there. Mostly because I don't know where I want to go with myself/life just yet. But ta-da!

                                                           ~COMING SOON~      
Summer 2012: learning to cook, doing something fun, moving to Cedar, finding a job, being lonely all over, and then reuniting with dear ol' KATIE.

1 comment:

  1. Um you said you ate them in the span of two-three years? I'm guessing you meant hours...? lol
    I'm glad you got to meet some of your favorite musicians and they were so nice to you! Yay! :)