Friday, September 24, 2010

A Car Alarm Would be Helpful

Not too much has changed since my last post. I’ve been working a lot but don’t mind it. This past Tuesday I didn’t get home from work until 11pm and had to be back at work at 5:30 am on Wed for a 12 hr day. To say the least, I was exhausted by the end of the day. But I’m glad I was scheduled that because that means OVERTIME on my next pay check. I’ll have 8 hours of OT and 1 hour of double time for Wed. SWEET! However, after working a 12 hour shift I can never remember where I parked my car. Actually, I lose my car just about daily. It seems like I call my mom complaining about not being able to find my car every other day. If only I had a car alarm...I could make it go off and follow the sound. lol Instead I just search the parking lot for 15-20 min. The cast parking lots are not very small. I could flag down security and have them drive me around until I see my car but that would just be embarrassing.

Kara came to visit this past weekend for her birthday and we had a good time. Saturday was a non-stop day for us. We left for the Magic Kingdom around 9 am stayed until 4:30pm, took a break and went back from 8-12am for Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. It’s the first year we celebrated Halloween on her birthday :) Her goal was to take pictures and get autographs from at least 21 different characters for her 21st birthday and I’m pretty sure we succeeded plus more. I’m posting a few pictures I’ve taken over the course of my time here...not everyone who reads my blog can see my facebook pictures. Here is the link to my youtube channel where I’m posting random videos of parades and things here at Disney

Flying to Neverland
 Friends with Mickey
 Friends with Mexico Donald Duck
Halloween Preview...more pictures to come closer to Halloween

Chapel Hill in 2 weeks :)

ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.Samantha.•:*¨¨*:•. ºoº

Thursday, September 9, 2010

1 Month

Today marked 1 month of working for Disney. It doesn’t seem like it’s been that long; time sure is flying. Today, I was a spare in the Magic Kingdom from 6am-5:30pm and was never pulled! So that means not only did I get paid to watch tv, read and socialized..I got paid overtime for it :) I have to admit I got a little bored but it was easy money. I shared a break room with Cinderella, Wendy and Peter Pan and they all helped pass the time. I liked listening to Wendy’s and Peter’s stories from Neverland. Evidently Peter had a close encounter with some pirates today and was almost decapitated by one!! Wendy and I told him he should probably try to avoid the little pirates with the swords for a while.

I have tomorrow and Saturday off. I’m not sure what I’m going to do yet but I’m sure I’ll make at least a visit to one of the parks. I also need to find a best buy to fix one of my iphones that I cracked ages ago. My sister is coming to visit for her 21st bday next weekend and I’d like to have the phone to give to her by then. I’m super excited for her to get here..I think on Friday we’ll spend the day at Disney Quest which is like a giant arcade/virtual experience place and then go to Margaritaville to properly celebrate her birthday. Then on Saturday we are both going to head over to the Magic Kingdom so she can take pictures and I want to watch the electrical parade. I can’t believe I still haven’t had the chance to watch that yet.

Yay for surviving the 1st month!! :D

ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.Samantha.•:*¨¨*:•. ºoº

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Yay my computer is working :)

Ahhh! It feels like it has been forever since I have written anything. My computer was out of commission for a few days :( I called this guy and asked him to look at it and he was able to fix it and was nice enough to only charge $30 :)

I’ve been hanging out with Minnie Mouse a lot lately which is great because if she isn’t my favorite she is definitely in the top two. I have a cute Minnie Mouse story to share with you guys. While being friends with Minnie I got the opportunity to experience a “magical moment."  Towards the end of one of her visits to Hollywood studios she made a special stop in the first aid room where a little boy was being kept. He wasn’t feeling very well and she didn’t want him to miss out on all of the fun so she went along with Donald and Daisy to give him hugs and kisses and to take pictures and of course sign his book. I could tell the boy was happy to see all of his Disney friends. A few days later, I was hanging out with Minnie Mouse again, but in the Magic Kingdom this time, when this same little boy and his family came to visit again.  This time he was there to see Mickey Mouse and was surprised to see Minnie Mouse there too. Minnie was so happy to see that the little boy was doing much better. He got Mickey’s autograph and didn’t protest when Mickey handed the book to Minnie for another autograph. However, she remembered signing his book a few days before, so instead of signing again she just turned to that page and showed the boy. At this point he had a HUGE smile on his face because Minnie had remembered him. His father even commented and said “wow! Minnie I can’t believe you remembered signing his book two days ago and it was even in another park.” This proved to the boy's family there really is only 1 Minnie Mouse ;).

Even though I LOVE being around Minnie I think I might be hanging out with her a little too much because tonight my roommates and I went out to dinner and upon leaving, the waiter was telling us bye from across the restaurant and when I waived to say bye I did Minnie Mouse’s waive lol. The best way I can describe her waive is extremely girly. The waiter must have thought I was an extreme priss-pot. So embarrassing but it was funny when I realized what I was doing.

In addition to spending time with Minnie Mouse I’ve had the opportunity to be around Stitch a few days. I still can’t get used to his obnoxious acts but I’m getting better. The more I hang out with him the more comfortable I’ll get.

On a completely different note...on my days off I’ve been able to spend a lot of time in the parks. Last night I saw the Fantasmic show in Hollywood Studios and it was nothing short of amazing. It’s a nighttime show with lasers, lights, and dancing. It’s about a nightmare that Mickey has where all of the Disney villains team up and try to ruin Mickey’s dreams but of course they don’t succeed. It does a great job at tying together several of Disney’s classics. In addition to Fantasmic, I’ve also seen the following:

In the Magic Kingdom: The Wishes Fireworks, the castle show, several street parades.

Hollywood Studios: The Beauty and the Beast Show, Block Party Bash (a high energy street parade), and a HSM3 show.

They were all fun to watch and definitely recommend you watching these performances if you have the opportunity too. I also recommend visiting Disney’s water parks. I went today with the guys across the hall and a girl from downstairs. It was a good time. I like hanging out with all of them even though sometimes I feel like I have to play the mom role. I asked them all as soon as I got to the park if they put sunscreen on of course they didn’t and told me they didn’t need to because they wouldn't burn. How about tonight they came over and showed me how lobster red they are... haha serves them right. I also have to remind them that they need more in their refrigerator than beer, four lokos and whiskey sours. Lol...yes they may be almost as bad as the state boys. I feel like I’m constantly telling them that it’s nice to have a goodtime but we have to keep it down a bit in order to be considerate of others who might be sleeping. I had to be to work at 6:30 am on Tues so I didn’t hang out with them on Mon night and of course that’s the night they had security called on them for being too loud hahaha. They’re all a lot of fun and I enjoy hanging out with them even with their quirks. I blame it on being a boy.

This is getting long so that’s all for now. I’m looking forward to visiting Epcot tomorrow and hopefully seeing their luminations show one day soon.  However, first on the agenda is to visit the Michael Jackson attraction which is based off of Captain EO. You know I’m excited!!! :D

Have a Magical Night and good luck to all of my Kappa Ladies on a fun-filled week of rush. Miss you all!

ºoº .•:*¨¨*:•.Samantha.•:*¨¨*:•. ºoº