Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Meeting Characters at Disney World, Part 1

While working at Disney World, you tend to make friends from all over, especially when you're working on the College Program. I was lucky enough to meet my wondrous English counterpart, Ruth, a lovely Australian named Josh, a handsome Brazilian, and all of my fantastic Pooh-Side friends. I also met a lovely woman who was friends with Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty), and a wonderful man who was friends with Mr. Incredible and a certain cowboy.
 I went to visit them at work, as often as I could, because it brightened both of our days to see a familiar friendly face.

While waiting in line to meet Mr. Incredible and Frozone one fall day, an irritable woman with a young son saw...basically, how prepared and alone I was. She asked me snidley "Why are you in line?"
"Because Mr. Incredible is one of my favorite superheroes."
She nodded. "Uh-huh. What, do you work here, or something?"
I always tried not to outright lie, and it was always nice to say "Yeah, I do. On some of the rides."
She nodded again. "So, what, do you know them, or something? The kid in the costume?"
"What are you talking about?"
"Come on. You know what I'm talking about. How many of them are back there?"
"How many Mickeys are there?"
"Just one." (Thank you, Traditions class.)
"I bet they're all back there shirtless, drinking beer, and smoking."
"I can assure you that's not true."
She nodded sarcastically and said "So, how many Mickeys are there?"
"Just one."
She then said, very angrily "STOP LYING."
"Ma'am, I'm not going to ruin the magic for you or your child."
At that point, Mr. Incredible and Frozone came out. Seeing me standing in line, Mr. Incredible blew me a kiss.

The woman turned back to me "YOU DO KNOW HIM. STOP LYING."
"No, he's just one of my favorite superheroes."
"Fine. I'm Mrs. Incredible, cleverly disguised, to visit my husband at work."
Her son turned to me with big eyes. "You are?"
"You never know. Disney World's a magical place, buddy."
He gave me a big smile and then turned around to wait for his turn.

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Friday, June 24, 2011

London Calling!


I will be in merry old England from December 27 to January 12.
I've been wanting to go to England for forever. Since I was about 10. That's more than a decade. To have this actually happen requires more exclamation points than there are in the world.
I'll be there to ring in 2012! I get to see my best friend Ruth! And actual castles! And Platform 9 3/4! And the Globe Theatre! And Stratford-upon-Avon! And the palaces and gardens where King Henry the VIII seduced his 6 wives! OH MY GOD. And take the Chunnel to Paris for 2 days and see Versailles! I get to plan my perfect trip for my 22 year-old self.
I am freaking out right now.

Daniel Radcliffe from the LA Times

Radcliffe has possessed — and been possessed by – the role of Potter for half his life, and right now he’s experiencing an intense jumble of emotions. “It is bizarre; we’ve been talking about it for so long, and now it’s finally here.”

And yes, for the record, he’s absolutely ready to hang up the Hogwarts robe for good. But what about that notion of a later movie based on some new Rowling-penned adventure? Does Radcliffe harbor any secret wish to reconnect with his signature role sometime down the road?
“Not particularly. I think that would be a bit odd,” said the actor, who celebrates his 22nd birthday the week after the eighth film opens. “I’d be very skeptical about that. First of all, I don’t think that she will” write another Potter installment, “and second of all, oh, I don’t know, the idea of going back to something after 10 or 20 years? At that point, I will have worked 20 years to establish a career outside of it, and at that point to go back to it would feel a little self-defeating.”
Perhaps, but Radcliffe is already wise enough to know that you can never really say never. There may be some magic moment when someone offers him a wand and the perfect script. “I could feel completely different at that time, but at this moment, it feels like it would be strange and not the way it would or should go.”


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Monday, June 20, 2011

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Kate Middleton love

Harry Potter Post 44

I got my ticket for the midnight showing on July 15 last Friday. Yay!!

Saturday, June 4, 2011


I love my old boss.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Royal Quotes

There’s an awful lot of things, that if I were to reread them now, I’d say to myself: “Good God, I wish I hadn’t said that!”
-Prince Philip

In the event that I am reincarnated, I would like to return as a deadly virus, in order to contribute something to solve overpopulation.
-Prince Philip
My father was frightened of his mother. I was frightened of my father and I am damned well going to see to it that my children are frightened of me.
-George V
I wish nothing but good; therefore, everyone who does not agree with me is a traitor and a scoundrel.
-George III
Which Queen are you referring to? My sister, my mother or my husband?
-Princess Margaret
Fucking is the greatest pleasure in life; the second is drinking. For all can drink but not all can fuck.
-Edward VII