Friday, February 19, 2010

So long yet so very short.

Today marks exactly a month living here at Disney (according to Renee, I could look this fact up to confirm but I choose just to believe her, I'm lazy), and in some ways it feels like it has flown, in other ways, I cannot believe we are STILL IN FEBRUARY!

In that time I have:

STARTED and completed my training, and am now OFF my earning my ears (and have been for about 2 weeks now). I've even been trained in a role that I didn't originally apply for (greeter) which means that I can pick up shifts in the parks for extra money, which is always lovely.
MET too many people and made a lot of new friends, and still getting along with the flatmates swimmingly. They are awesome girls.
DISCOVERED Cicis (and been there 3 times). This will be my downfall.
BEEN to all the parks at least one, some more, and ridden all the rides I was really excited about (except Haunted Mansion which insists on breaking down whenever I am in Magic Kingdom).
PLANNED my first trip away, an overnighter in Tampa next week to go to a very exciting event that I will dedicate an entire post to once I have attended, although anyone who wants to stalk my facebook for a second will easily be able to figure out what it is.
APPLIED for time off for a trip to The Big Apple in June and am waiting nervously until it is approved or denied. Sex and the City tour here I come!
APPLIED for my social security number, something that is apparently important but I don't think it was worth the time or effort of getting up at 5.30am for.

My work schedule is a dream so far. Late afternoon starts and home at midnight at the latest (Disney Quest closes at 11.00). Perfect for my preferred sleep routine. Pay sucks but I will start trying to pick up more shifts once I get over the filthy cold I finally caught (it was going around the apartment and I thought I had dodged it.)

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Security Mickey

Never in my life have a had a 'blankie' a special teddy or even a particular pillow I was attached to. I just never had that phase in my life, even though almost everyone I know did. Anytime I've tried to sleep with some kind of stuffed animal it inevitably ends up on the floor after 30 seconds. This is why I'm confused as to why I wake up every morning clutching the stuffed Mickey I bought like my life depends on it.

Surely 20 is a bit old to suddenly need a security Mickey?

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Vista Way? More like VISTA LAY!

Playboy voted Vista Way the second easiest place to get laid. Nice.

Be careful what you wish for. Got home tonight after an 8.5 hour shift at 11pm, have to be up for another 8.5 hour shift at 8am. Love it but too wired to sleep tonight so tomorrow will be brutal. Being around loud noises and flashing lights all day does not make it easy to switch off your brain after work.

Loved Animal Kingdom. Expedition Everest rocks my socks, but I still love Rock'n'Roller Coaster the best. Hurt my neck on it because it throws you around a lot!

Learned how to run CyberSpace Mountain today. SO FUN! Seriously too chicken to go on it though, too claustrophobic to get in some tiny pod that locks you in and throws you around, prefer real coasters! There would have been a protein spill today for sure if I had been made to go on it, just watching those things spin around made me feel queezy. One of these days I better try it though, just so I can tell guests it's awesome.

Miss my friends in Australia a lot today.

Want to get a Disney Quest hoodie. Hopefully they have them, will look tomorrow.

Do any Disney experts know anywhere on property that I can buy a Beast plushie? He seriously does not get enough recognition around here.

Magical whatever...

Monday, February 1, 2010

It's raining, it's pouring, the... sprinklers are on?

Alright America, how about a little lesson in 'life outside the USA'. I realise many of you may not know this, but there are other countries in the world, it's not just the United States! Shock horror right?

In the country I live, which if you haven't already figured out, is Australia, we have been in different stages of a drought (which means, not enough rainfall therefore not enough water to grow crops) for years and years and years. We are on this thing called 'water restrictions' which dictates how long we can shower, when we can water our gardens (usually never), how we can wash our car. If it comes to water, there is a rule on how you can use it to make sure there is enough to go around.

What this mean is:
A directly negative affect to 50,000 farmers and the economy and the price of food will significantly rise, contributing to inflation.
Electricity shortages if hydroelectric generators are forced to shut down.
Long term, maybe irreversible, severe ecological damage for the whole Murray-Darling basin.
Many towns in Victoria (my state) are close to running out of water.
Australia cannot continue to sustain its current rate of population growth without becoming overpopulated (because there is not enough water for everyone!). In fact, if we want to continue with the current standard of living we have now, the maximum population we should have, is 10 million. Too bad we already have 20.86 million.

Let's not forget America, Australia is a first world country, just like you. If this is happening to us, imagine what 2nd and 3rd world countries are experiencing.

So why, when it's raining today, is there sprinklers on everywhere?

I'm no saint, I do sometimes have long showers and I have been known to accidently leave the tap running while I brush my teeth, but this is just deliberately wasteful

So whilst you're watering your already green grass, when it's already raining, maybe think of this:

[And just so there is some Disney news. I went to Hollywood Studios last night! It was awesome. I loved Tower of Terror and Rock'n'Roller Coaster!!]