Friday, January 28, 2011

Feeling a little better...

I woke up this morning well rested, thank goodness.

Husband made me make lunch by myself, saying I needed to learn how. You pop stuff in the oven, how hard is that? Besides that I get lazy? He was a little off today, almost put on his jeans instead of his work pants. I'm glad I didn't get Attractions lol.

Maintenance came and fixed our water heater yesterday. The hot water went out the other night in the middle of my shower. That's where the burning plastic smell came from too, not a totally good sign. At least by the time we got home the hot water was running again. But maintenance left a huge mess behind. Which sucks. I didn't have much to eat yesterday, which is why I was bummed about ruining dinner. I did try Wolfgang Puck though. I only had their mashed potatoes and their chicken noodle soup.

Had a Rocky Road shake from Ghiradelli too ($3 whoo! Cast Member discount)! Probably not the best thing to drink with this meal, but whatever! The chicken noodle soup wasn't that great. I prefer Earl of Sandwich (but they don't have it available that often). The mashed potatoes.... whoooo! They were delicious. Creamy and everything. Not all that great when cold, but really good hot.

I'm going to ask if I can get off early today since I have another 6AM shift. And we all know how well that went last week. At least I get off early after. I'm going to have to make stop at Wal Mart and I'm planning on spending the rest of the day at Magic Kingdom. The only thing is... I kinda find it a hassle to get to Magic Kingdom and it's the weekend, so hopefully it's not too packed. I'm only planning on taking a walk around since I haven't really been there (during the day) yet annnnd maybe stopping by Sleepy Hallow to treat myself to a funnel cake :). I'm thinking of taking a bunch of pictures too and stalkingmyhusband. What? Who said that?

I'm thinking of things to send home. I think the autograph/picture book idea is awesome. But I don't know how long it would take to fill up two of those things or how hard. But it could be fun :). Wish we had more time off or earlier shifts so we still had time to do things after work. Oh! I guess doing a meet and greet would be easier in trying to get one of those done, wouldn't it? Hm. There's still lots of places I want to go to and lots of things I want to see, but never enough time. Pooh.

Time to load up the dish washer (again), vacuum and get ready for work!


I haven't been home sick since I got here, but I feel like I'm on home sick overload tonight.

I wish it was 12:12AM right now instead of 3:12AM. I'm kicking myself because I'm still awake and I know I'll be tired at work tomorrow just like I was yesterday for sleeping late the night before. I burned the last Chicken Noodle Soup and we're almost out of rice because I fell asleep while I was cooking. It shouldn't be a big deal, at least I didn't set off the smoke detector or anything but I don't know. I'm just so tired and achy and we don't have time to get more soup until next week. I hope we get my parent's package today.

The apartment smells like burning and I'm so sad.

I miss the feeling of the carpet in my room between my toes. I miss the fluffyness of my own bed. I miss my furbabies so much. I miss my car. I miss being able to go to Target whenever I wanted (I don't even know where Target is here and yes it's causing a bit of an anxiety problem). I miss SunValley Mall. I miss going to UoP every Monday night. I miss routine. I miss my parents. 

I love it here, but tonight I just really really miss home.

Living on my own is so hard. I'm doing a lot better than I thought I would, makes me realize how spoiled I was at home. Everything so much harder without a car and by yourself.

Husband had a bowl or Ramen waiting for me on the bed when I got out of the shower. But I'm too sad to eat. At least our hot water is back on. 

I have another 6AM shift this weekend and I'm really not looking forward to it. It takes me an hour to get home from work and I have to get up 3 hours before my shift to make it there on time because the bus doesn't run that early so I have to take a shuttle. Last weekend I only got 2 hours of sleep. This isn't fair. I'm not like everyone else with a damn car. Do they put that into consideration?

I need to sleep. Somehow.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Not cool Florida, not cool!

I finally found a Chase bank in Orlando and I finally made it to the Florida Mall! Horray! 

We took the A to TCC then took the Lynx bus to the mall. I was told that the bank was across the street, but that's not really the case (though there is a Lollicup across the street, didn't expect to see that outside of CA). It's across the street but down the street to the next shopping plaza. Which can I just say, is awesome? They have a Panda Express, Chipotle, Cold Stone, Ulta, Petco, TGIFriday's, Publix, and a bunch of other stuff. I went lightweight shopping at Ulta and had Panda Express for lunch. Ohhh sweet junk food!

Went back to the mall and did some shopping; got my chocolate strawberry gems from Godiva, a few stuff from Bath & Body Works... mostly an air freshener for the living room, shoes and a perfume from Payless. I didn't get anything from LUSH (I moved out and I still can't take bubble baths, lame) or MAC (smallest MAC store I've ever seen) and I couldn't find anything I really wanted at Sephora, besides my Pink Sugar perfume but I decided to get that later.

The mall is pretty small, it's one floor and it kind of reminds of Great Mall, where you just walk in a huge circle. They have a KFC express which means no mashed potatoes, honey BBQ wings or pot pies... wth? I was so close. Argh. Is there a KFC in Orlando?! I'm missing my fast food! Oh I also got new jeans because I don't fit a size 1 anymore. No, I'm not kidding, seriously, I've never been anything over a size 0 and now that I'm 25 I'm hitting a size 2. It's insane and I'm pretty excited about it! Being a size 0 sucks.

We were leaving the mall and it started raining so as we're walking across the parking lot, it starts POURING. Out here when it rains it pours! We were soaked half way to the bus stop and it was just across the parking lot! OMG. It was storming like I've never seen before! Then the thunder and lightning hit. If you told me three months ago that I'd be standing at a bus stop in the middle of a freakin thunderstorm, I'd tell you that you were trippin. But there I was. Waiting for a bus in a thunderstorm. Not very princess like is it? Growing up sucks. At least the bus seat was heated.

We got off at TCC again and took the A there instead of at Disney Uni, in case it was crowded. So that saved a ton of irritation. We got off at home and as we were walking to the apartment there was a bright as flash of lightning and I was like "OMGOMGMOGOMG" and loud thunder. I actually screamed haha. But I have to admit, being outside and witnessing that was pretty awesome. Thunderstorm > Wishes. Haha! But really, it was cool.

It wasn't so cool when we got inside and realized we were soaked, our shoes were soaked, our bags were soaked and ugh.

And of course, it would be bright and sunny and happy today! Sad part is, this type of weather is normal here. Back home it would be bi-polar.

Going to Panera Bread with husband before work. Yipee! I miss Panera Bread! I live like 3 blocks away from it and I never have time to go (how depressing).

Monday, January 24, 2011


Oh my gosh! I have been sick all week and feeling like complete and utter crap. I'm the type of person to call in sick if I'm feeling sick. But now that I'm paying for my apartment and I'm at Disney, you better believe I dragged my coughing sniffling ass to work everyday.... even on my 6AM shift! Which let me tell you, was not fun. Especially since I got off at 10PM the previous night and it takes me an hour to get home. I took some NyQuil in hopes of sleeping peacefully, which I did. For two hours. Then I had to get ready for work. May I just suggest that NyQuil and two hours of sleep is not the best idea? Seriously, you'll regret it.

I treated myself to a Tinkerbell coloring book that day and a set of Kooky pens! I LOVE Kooky pens, they're so cute! I got the wedding set. I took a picture of it, but I'm too lazy to transfer, resize, blah blah blah. Yesterday was my Friday and husband and I had dinner at T-Rex. That place is AWESOME! The food was okay. I liked the sampler platter but my pasta wasn't that great. I'd go back for the ribs though, OMG they're heaven. Husband picked me up from work too, I got him to make a Cheshire long sleeve from make-a-tee. Hehe! He made the font color blue though. He didn't know you could change the colors. Weirdo. I like it! He wrote what he wanted on it. So the top says "Cheshiire" (which is my FFXI characters name), then a pic of Cheshire Cat, then the bottom says "We're all mad here". It's cute!

Went grocery shopping today. Met husband's friend who was staring at me the whole time. *cough*. Don'tgetyourhoodstomppedout. Just sayin. I use to love grocery shopping, now I kinda... don't. It sucks when you buy $50 worth of groceries then run out again in a week. What the hell! We had no juice at all yesterday which doesn't help when two people are sick!! Did the laundry today, had to wash my work clothes. Did the dishes. Husband's getting a little bit irritated cause I'm slacking on my half of the duties. I've been so tired lately :(. He's making me relax right now (even though he's at work) until I have to make dinner before he gets off work. At least my cough is almost gone.

I decided to write a list of things I'm loving per week. If I remember to do this. I think it'll be fun!

  • 40% off Cast Member discount
  • The fact that my apartment has AC and a heater!
  • Figuring out where the leak in our bath tub is coming from (gotcha sucker!)
  • Bench seats on the bus
  • Earl of Sandwich BBQ chips & vanilla frosted cupcake
  • My co-workers. Even though they're way older than me, they're all so awesome
  • Thunder & lightning! (I have a love/hate with this, but I do love lightning)
  • Warm Spring-is-almost-here afternoons
  • Meeting the person who dresses up as Mickey Mouse (srsly, it was awesome)
  • Fast shift days
  • Back To December by Taylor Swift
  • Alaadin: You're my only friend Apu! Girls: Who?
  • Watching Disney movies / The Disney Channel in the break room <3
  • When the bus doesn't stop at Vista lol
  • My job!
 I'm off to relax a bit and maybe get some reading done. I've been slacking in the reading department. I haven't finished not one book in all of January :(

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Disney's Hollywood Studios & Shopping!

What the hell, my neighbors are nailing things to their wall? At least, it sounds like it. I thought we couldn't uhm, do that....

Days are so busy and eventful here in Florida!
I had my tier 1-3 training the last few days. Fun stuff. Learning the basics, meeting everyone (coolest managers, EVER), getting to know my store, and playing with a cash counter machine during close. Oh how I miss those! I wonder what Cash Control is like at Disney World, it seems much more organized than Cash Control at Six Flags. So yeah, that was fun. I'm slowing getting the hang of counting change backwards (the Disney way) to customers and I need to work on not being scared to approach kids. I'm not good with kids, I know, but I'm serious. So far customers have been very understanding about the fact that I'm training, which is really sweet.

Yesterday we had a huuuuge thunderstorm in the early morning. Seriously, it sounded like the sky was splitting open. Never heard anything like it. Good thing it didn't rain the rest of the day, husband and I went out to Disney's Hollywood Studios!

We walked around, since I've never been there and OMG, Toy Story Mania? Their wait time was 110 minutes for standby. That is INSANE! Didn't get to see too much, we went to catch the Beauty and the Beast musical. Which was okay, it was the way sped up version.

I wish I had brought my better camera! I was in such a hurry to get out the door I wasn't thinking!
We tried to find our way to the Swan Resort, but being that it was night time, it was hard to figure out where we were going. So I Googled it and I guess walking from The Boardwalk would had been easier. Welp, so much for that thought! So we went to Downtown Disney so I could go shopping!

We had dinner at Rainforest Cafe because there was no wait! Whooohoo! I got one of those frog cups for kids, my husband thought it was silly but I think it's cute! We had our usual, the sampler which is delicious! And I had clam chowder, which was also good. It was kinda funny cause we got our cast members discount but the added tip was just as much as the discount lol! So much for that!

Went to pin traders to get my pins. They didn't have the Tangled pin set anywhere in DTD! We saw a bunch of them at Hollywood Studios! Argh. So I got the kiddie guys and the villains pin set instead. Right now cast members have 40% off (oh how I wish it would stay forever) so my $70 purchase went down to $40, whoohoo! And I got a secret key pin. For every $30 purchase you get it for $1. I know what my new obsession is going to be lol.

Then we stopped by my store and I got a magnetic notepad, my frame and a pair of earrings. All for a pretty good price! I didn't get my autograph book or my pens, boo. Maybe tomorrow? :D Walked around some more, oh! Went to Tren-D! That place is awesome! Annnnd....! I got a cool comic book-ish Alice in Wonderland hoodie and an Alice in Wonderland tote (which was twice the price at home than it was in Tren-D, crazy right?)! I'm so excited! Went to World of Disney, it was so crowded in there! And went to Basin, didn't find much I wanted there. I was tired by that point too lol. So we went home.

 Not looking forward to my 6AM shifts, I don't even know how that's going to work since it takes me an hour to get home from work and one of the nights they have me there til 11PM. Ugh, I'm going to be so sad. I already am! Gerrrr. I miss my car.

Alright, now off to make lunch and clean the apartment! My husband keeps telling me that when they do inspections they tear your apartment apart (like the military), I haven't heard of anyone say that but he says that his trainers had that happen to them. Anyone know if this is true?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Peter Pan... Tiana.... Cinderella... what?!

Okay, first of all... I'm really tired. I got off work early because I had an eLearning thing but I didn't get home as early as I thought I would... since I got home an hour after my shift. Damn you buses.

So I spent the day at Disney University, and I LOVE that building! The Heroes and Villains wall? Amazing! We did some eLearning stuff and did some register training. Stuff I already know oh so very well. And I had lunch at Magic Kingdom. I decided to go because 1) I was hungry and 2) Husband keeps talking about it so I went.

And I passed by Tinkerbell on the way in. In her hoodie and her fixed up hair. She's really short. Shorter than me. Could I audition for Tink? Maybe not. Damn being blind without my glasses. So I go in and I'm walking around in circles cause I'm confused and I don't know what to eat and... Peter Pan passes me. He's not in full costume but he has his red hair and his really cool hat. And now I'm wondering if his hair is real or a wig. And he was really cute. *ahem*. So I finally get food and I'm sitting a table away from Peter Pan who's having lunch with Tiana and her prince. It's so crazy. I look to my right and the step mother from Cinderella is having lunch with her daughters. Crazy!!! And of course, as I'm leaving, I pass by Cinderella.

This place is awesome. But really, this is going to take some getting use to. I'm kinda glad I don't work in Magic Kingdom... husband tells me stories about the princesses behind scenes and I know they're normal people and all that but come on! I think I'd be a little traumatized if I witnessed things lol. Oh, I was totally going to take a pic of the characters but I thought that'd be rude. And creepy. So I didn't. However, if Flynn was there.... who different story. I would walked up to him and been like "I totally know you're a normal person and I totally know you're on break.... but foreal, can I get a pic?" Haha!
I hate my schedule for next week, seriously. I'm unhappy. Well no, not really. I lied. But I'm not excited about it. Ergh. I hate closing. Seriously, I really really hate closing. Anywhere. :(

I'm going to go read, while I still have time.

Laundry day today. Why does the laundry room have to be so far?! Argh. And I need more juice. I need to get to Target and the mall too, somehow. Now I'm rambling. So sleepy and hungry. But I just ate. Wth.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

So very tired.

You know, when I read other peoples CP blogs, I always wondered how you could be too tired to blog. And thought maybe they just didn't care enough to but... MAN. MAN OH MAN. The last few days have been SO tiring and hectic. Seriously, I'm sore, I'm tired, I just want to sleep. For the next week! My husband's been really tired too, he's been falling asleep on the floor while waiting for me to get done showering. Keep in mind, I only take like 15 minute showers!

I really wish I could post a totally detailed blog with lots of pictures of all of the awesome that is Florida and some helpful tips for Casting and Check In... but the truth is, I'm too tired. I had my first official clock in day today for orientation. Got my costume (which I'm not a huge fan of, but it's not that bad either), they give you like five pairs but they also give you a locker. I stuck half of mine in my locker. I don't need to bring all five pairs home! My husband got his work location... and it's an awesome ride that I love. I won't say what it is, in case he doesn't want me to. But his costume is pretty cool. He gets a jacket. I don't have a jacket, what's up with that Disney? I get cold all the time!! And can I just say that the Bippity Boppity has the best costume ever? Super cute.

Spent some time in Magic Kingdom. It was almost dark when we got there, so that wasn't much fun. I'm planning on getting autograph books (I get one every time I'm at Disneyland) and those collectible coin books and fill them up (I'm actually really excited about this one). I was walking around backstage with a "first time" pin and my name tag lol! Oh and I watched "Wishes" backstage behind the castle. It was amazing. Simply amazing!

I was going to say something and it totally slipped... oh! I hate the dryers and washers here. The washers are so icky. It's like years of soap build up in the soap thingie and the washers/dryers look so 80's! Also, the dryer shrunk our clothes! I don't know which setting to use, it's not like there's much of a description and you only have like 3 or 6 options to choose from. You'd think they'd be able to upgrade that stuff.
In happier news though... they fixed our shower. Thank goodness!!! 

Okay, I'm getting warm and fuzzy. I better get to bed. Even editing pictures is making me more tired. I'll try to write a better update soon guys.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

We're here!

I'm here! I'm here!

We landed in Florida on Friday night and we browsed Downtown Disney yesterday. Today we're spending the day in the hotel room relaxing, trying to ease this jet lag (which really sucks) and finishing up paperwork. 

The weather is so much better here than at home! It's awesome! I also got some new pins for pin trading!

I LOVE pin trading! I was running around all over the place wanting to buy things and my husband was right behind me plucking said things out of my hand lol.

We move in tomorrow and I'm so nervous. I don't know what to expect and we have so many bags! I'm jealous of the people who drove and packed up their cars, so much easier for them! We're going to have to drag 6 bags of luggage everywhere, ugh. 

I got the newsletter for S&S finally! I picked out a few titles I've wanted for awhile.... like Haven! I'm so excited! I wish I could read it on my Kindle, but it's cool. I wish I could find a B&N, I hear Across The Universe is floating around! Argh, so sad.

I'll try to have posts ready for the next week, I don't think I'll be able to get any reading done any time soon, not until everything settles down.

Okay I'm hungry, so... :)

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