Thursday, May 21, 2009

Thursday 13

Even though I know that Thursday 13 no longer really exists, I thought that I would post one up today because I'm on vacation in Florida. As you might recall, I worked for WDW for a while and am in love with it. Below, you will see 13 things I love about WDW. I could write a list of ALL things I love...but really, we don't have that much time.


13 Things I Love at Walt Disney World


13. The Christmas Tree on Main Street USA. I got to turn in on/off for Spectro.
12. Magic Kingdom's Christmas Parade.
11. The Tree of Life
10. The Polynesian Resort
9. Disney's BoardWalk Resort's lobby. I spent many, many hours there.
8. The Monorails, even though they smell like pee.
7. The Steam Train at MK even though they remind me of MR
6. The Carousel of Progress
5. The pool at the Yacht/Beach Club
4. The Muppets 3D Movie, "Hi, howareyooou. Welcome to my park."
3. Spaceship Earth at Epcot-especially the part that smells like a fire
2. Spectro Magic Parade...I worked this every night and laughed because I was getting paid.
1. Main Street USA at Magic Kingdom...it's where I started, fell in love and learned all about the traditions.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Randomivity


I realized that I have not continued with the spotlight on spices...it's because I simply forgot. I will pick it back up again when I get back from Florida. Why didn't anyone remind me?!

I love it when people put inscriptions in books they gift you. Not only is it personal and lovely, years later it brings a smile to my face, even if I'm no longer friends with them.

Having drinks with friends at 4pm on a sunny warm Friday is one of life's simple pleasures. Especially here in Boston where the floor to ceiling windows are pushed aside on sunny days so that you can feel the air.

Being asked to see a play with one of my favorite people in Boston is awesome. Having to leave 3/4 through the play because I was about to get sick...not so awesome.

Naked boy in room with not so naked girl in room is still making me giggle.

Years ago on a birthday trip to Boston I was shown the windiest street in the city. This weekend I was reminded of that trip when the dress I was wearing while walking down said street flew up around my waist because of the wind.

"If you already know that then you've already made the decision."

...It would have been nice.

"She probably started the swine flu." Though it's not true, it was still the best thing said to me last week.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Toosdae ?'s

(Pssst...I'm probably sitting by the pool right now.)

1. Would you rather live in a house that looks shabby & beat up on the outside but beautiful & put together on the inside or vise versa? (Pretty outside/Ugly inside)

2. Did you take family vacations when you were little? If so, which was your favorite vacation?

3. Do you prefer swimming in an ocean, a pool or a lake? Why?



1. I would rather live in a house that has a nice inside and an ugly outside (if I had to choose!). Though I sometimes do care too much what other people think, I don't care enough to sacrifice my comfort in my own home. Living in crap makes me cranky.

2. Yes, we took family vacations to several locations but my favorite would have to be the resort we went to each summer. It was only about 20 minutes from our house ironically but they had so much for us to do and we made friends there too. In fact, I met my boyfriend in high school there and ended up dating him for 6 years.

3. I prefer swimming in a pool but prefer going to the beach. I like knowing that I won't get eaten by a shark in a pool, but I love the sound of the waves, the smell of the ocean and the overall ambiance the ocean has to offer.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Manic Monday: Shadow

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"Equality" by Maya Angelou


You declare you see me dimly
through a glass which will not shine,
though I stand before you boldly,
trim in rank and marking time.

You do own to hear me faintly
as a whisper out of range,
while my drums beat out the message
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

You announce my ways are wanton,
the I fly from man to man,
but I'm just a SHADOW to you,
could you ever understand?

We have lived a painful history,
we know the shameful past,
but I keep on marching forward,
and you keep on coming last.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

Take the blinders from your vision,
take the padding from your ears,
and confess you've heard my crying,
and admit you've seen my tears.

Hear the tempo so compelling,
hear the blood throb in my veins.
Yes, my drums are beating nightly,
and the rhythms never change.

Equality, and I will be free.
Equality, and I will be free.

From the book, I Shall Not Be Moved