Wednesday, April 27, 2011

In Every Job That Must Be Done, There is an Element of Fun

So we all have those days where one too many guests complained about how crowded the parks were... or how cold the restaurant is... or whatever! Those lovable people who make us want to pull out our hair. However, these days are definitely outnumbered by the awesome, amazing, disneyfied days. I thought it would be cathartic to point out some of the things I love most about my job, so if I do have a not so magical day, I can look back and say, "Wow! Am I lucky to be here or what?!"

  • I love that I can see the castle from my coffee bar
  • I love that the monorail runs righst by my restaurant
  • I love that people from Georgia will look at my nametag and immediately make a connection
  • I love saying "Aloha!"
  • I do not love my costume, but I love that I wear one, and not a generic polo and khakis, like everywhere else
  • I love answering questions about the parks
  • I love calling other resorts to help guests make reservations (eeeeeven though I'm technically not supposed to...)
  • I love in the morning hearing about the exciting things people have planned out
  • I love in the evening hearing about the fantastic experiences people had that day
  • I love watching the sunrise over the castle
  • I love guests who have just checked into the hotel and come up to us for breakfast
  • I love hearing the 'Ohana servers open the restaurant
  • I love spieling
  • I love the people I work with, I love the people I work for, and I love the people I really work for, our guests! They're the ones that make all the negative stuff worth it : )
Thursday, April 14, 2011

Reunited & It Feels So Good

Helllllooooooo Humans!

Sorry it's been a little while since I've been up. I've been busy, vacationing, and lazy. Also, everytime I get online stumbleupon, facebook, and EHH surfing are too enticing to keep me focused long enough for a good post.

I try to keep this blog about a general experience of the college program. It's true that it is a personalized experience of my time here, and I really enjoy reading folks' posts about their day to day adventures in the cp, but I also started this to give answers to the people asking the same questions I had before I came down to Orlando.

However, I am going to use this particular post a little selfishly. After three months of not seeing each other, my boyfriend Kyle and I spent an amazing week together. Then Kyle and Jessie tag-teamed and I spent the next three days with my mom, sister, and her friend. Week Awesome.

A picture is worth 1,000 words, and I'm getting lazy again, so I'm going to recap the week in pictures:

Islands of Adventure
Spiderman Attempt #1000000 (the ride kept breaking down)

 Dinner at Ohana! AAAAmazing

 I also got to participate in the Backlot Tour Pre-Show.

 For those of you who have never seen this, 

 You get very wet. 

Lunch at Sci Fi!

 Boating on the Sassagoula

 Lunch at Teppan Edo

 Building our future on Spaceship Earth

 Mini-golf at Fantasia Gardens. (Kyle won, but I came close!)

Dinner at Hoop Dee Doo 

I'm going to miss this kid a lot for the next 29 days. 

Speaking of which, omg! 29 days until graduation!! I'm not graduating until December, of course, but I'll be parading around in a cap and gown regardless. I am now entering the awkward zone of feeling like my program is ending way too quickly and also wishing I was with my family asap. Don't take it for granted, kids! Live it up while you can! By the way, in case you were interested, I promise we did more than just eat all the time, but DDP does make it difficult to ever get hungry. Cast discounts for the win!

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