Thursday, September 16, 2010

Adventuring! Or: How I swing danced with Goofy!

It's been forever since I've posted. I've been working late shifts and just...hanging out before I go to work. There's no real excuse.

On September 14, I went to the Magic Kingdom before with with two of my roommates. I met Chip and Dale in Tomorrowland!

I rode Space Mountain for the the first time! It's not my favorite ride. My neck snapped back at one point, and it hurt for a few hours. Also, being on a rollercoaster in complete darkness is not what I choose to do on a daily basis. We also rode the People Mover, and the Jungle Cruise! I love the Jungle Cruise, especially when I see my favorite Skipper. He's really cute and English. I rode Dumbo for the first time before I went to work, but my lever to move the flying elephant up or down didn't work. So I just sat there.

I met Ariel and Prince Eric. Price Eric remembered me from weeks ago, when I met him Epcot! It was awesome. “Hey, I know you. Anna, right? I met you in Epcot. How are you, Princess?” He also agreed to pretend to propose to me. So now I have Aladdin, Naveen, and Eric proposal pictures. YES.

Went to the street party. Goofy saw me standing alone, and gestured for me to come dance. When I didn’t come over right away, he walked over the sidewalk, kissed my hand, and started swing dancing with me!! He then kissed my cheek and went over to dance with the little kids again. It made my week.

I get to give out Halloween candy at Mickey's Not-So-Scary-Halloween Party this weekend! I'm really excited, I get to wear a new costume and a bat headband and get paid to give out candy to people!! This is the best job I've ever had.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

This is my life

This is what working at Disney has done to me:

I was in the Magic Kingdom on my day off, playing in the park. I had just finished dancing with Chip and Dale at the street party and was wandering around the castle grounds before Storytime with Belle.

I went to Cinderella's wishing well, where I thought an engagement had just taken place. There was confetti everywhere. I took a few pictures, and then saw a couple coming towards me. I offered to take their picture. They hesitated, and then said yes. I made sure to get the castle in the background.

I handed them their camera, and then the guy offered, in a lovely English accent "Can I return the favor?" I didn't really want to take a single person picture in front of the romantic wishing well. I thanked him but declined, and went off to meet Peter Pan and Wendy.

I've started asking strangers on my day off if they want their pictures taken.

I'm much more patient at waiting in lines.

I smile at children everywhere I go.

I stop for a few seconds if I see a confused group of people, to see if I can help them out.

Everyone else is always right.

My face hurts from smiling so much.

I don't get hurt when people don't wave back anymore.

I ask people where they're visiting from, and then ask them to tell me something about their state/country.

I have to refrain from wishing people a happy birthday or happy anniversary when I'm not working.
The same goes with calling little girls 'Princess' and little boys 'buddy'.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Random Thought

I just remembered...
I went to France when I was 12 for a family reunion. My parents, brother, and me flew out of Denver to Houston, and then from Houston to Paris.
We went to a pizza restaurant the first night we were in Paris. The waiter was older, and was flirting with me. He took our orders cheerfully.
When he brought out our pizzas, my pizza and my mom's pizza were in the shape of a heart. He pointed at mine and said in heavily-accented English "My heart is in this, ma belle. You have my heart."
I smiled up at him, unaware of anything, and said "Merci!"

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

House of Blues, Experience 2

I went to Latin night at House of Blues yesterday. My roommates were tired, so I went alone. Riding the bus there, full of really drunk, loud, cheering people I didn't know was a little strange.

I walked into the club, and tried to put my purse in the same place as last time. I was told "We don't do that here." I thanked them anyway and walked away.

I was standing alone in a corner, in a giant club filled to the max with people. I noticed another girl standing alone, so I walked over and said hi. She said hello back, and we started talking. It turned out that she was delightful and from New Zealand, and also works for Disney! We started dancing together.

While my new friend and I were dancing, a really cute Italian guy walked up to us. I asked him to dance, and my new friend said she would hold my purse. He led me into the crowd and we started dancing. After a few songs, the caressing started. He kissed my hair, my forehead, my cheek, and then my lips.

However- his tongue was sticking out in between his lips. With every kiss. Before my mouth was open. It was gross.

He was like a damn lizard or snake or something.

Eww.

Eventually, he said he was going to get another drink and left me alone, in the middle of the dance floor.

Another guy walked over, and asked me if I knew how to merengue. I said no, and he offered to teach me. He was incredibly patient, and I eventually got the hang of it. He was a really good dancer, he kept spinning me around and since I was wearing a skirt, it was utterly delightful.

At one point, a random guy walked up to us, yelled "YEAH! GET SOME!" and then just...turned and walked away.

What just happened?

After a few more songs, the merengue guy leaned in to kiss me. Not wanting to kiss more than one guy in a night, I turned it into a hug, thanked him for teaching me and for all the dances, and left to get some water.

I got my water, and then started looking for my new friend, who still had my purse. I searched for her for an hour; I was tired and hungry and my feet hurt so much. She eventually found me, and we rode the bus home together.

I got home, and went straight to bed, hoping to get rid of my stubble burn from the Italian Lizard Man.

Hollywood Studios!

 Today was my day off. I took a bus to Epcot, and then a ferry to Hollywood Studios.

In order, I did:
Star Tours
Jedi Training Academy
Disney/Pixar Block Party Bash parade!
Beauty and the Beast musical!!
High School Musical 3 show

Met characters: Jafar, Aladdin (twice!), Mulan (twice!), Chip and Dale, Mary Poppins and Mr. Penguin, Gepetto and Pinocchio, Lotso, Sorcerer Mickey, Snow White, Minnie, Pluto, Tweeedle and Tweedledum, the Queen of Hearts, Rafiki, Captain Hook, Smee, Woody and Buzz!

Saw the Little Mermaid show!
Did the Narnia: Prince Caspian adventure tour!
Took the ferry back to Epcot, talked to a friend in the United Kingdom, met another handsome and nice guy in the UK.
Took the bus back to my apartment, and sat next to a really handsome and nice German guy.
Practically perfect in every way!