Yesterday morning we had a Food Core training course at Disney University. It was another very early morning and to be honest about 95% of the class had difficulty staying awake. It was also mainly about Food Safety which is an online course that usually you would take yourself. I think being able to click through the slides myself and do the little activities would have kept my eyes wider awake.
Tamara and I got to left class early because we had already done the majority of the e-learning classes. We also got given work shoes during this class. I hope they are comfortable and don't ruin my feet as my real work shoes (SAS shoes) are the most comfortable shoes on the planet and I wish we could wear them. Oh well!
After class Tamara went home to do some chores/shopping and I waited for Chelsea to finish. We ended up popping over to Magic Kingdom and grabbed burritos for lunch! If you know me, you know how much I LOVE burritos! It was yummy but huge!
We came home and as my Italian roommate moved out two days ago they changed our locks and I had to get a new key. After a wee nap (okay, I napped for two hours...and it was beautiful) we went back to Magic Kingdom! We started off with some dinner at Pinocchio's Haus (kids meals!) then cruising the Caribbean with Jack Sparrow followed by a huge drop into a briar patch. We then rode through a haunted mansion, boated with children of the world, went to the 'opry' with our avourite Disney characters and finished off with ice cream on Main Street! (Tofutti for this kid!) It was pretty darn fun!
Today I had a much needed glorious sleep in. I've been up before 6:30 all week and doing things all day so it felt amazing to sleep in. Today is my first seating shift in Le Cellier and I'm pretty nervous about being in there again. Should be interesting. I'm going to whip up a smoothie and some flash cards before catching the bus!
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
On Friday night before Traditions I got asked to go to Rascal Flatts!!
|Ashley, Candice, Wade and Brittany|
|It was at an amphitheatre..and hot!|
Kaity, one of the super nice girls who greeted us before the throw in got really sick on Friday and couldn't go. She was kind enough to think of me as a replacement and I'm very glad she did. It really sucked because I don't want to gain from her being sick but I was really excited to get the chance to go! It was so much fun! I also appreciate Kaity's kindness, she could have offered so many other people but thought of me, and that really does a lot to make someone feel more wanted/welcomed into the pavilion.
After the union 'chat' Traditions actually starts. I won't tell you all about it, but in general it's a look at the Disney culture, the Disney 4 keys, the Disney basics and the traditions of the company. You also get a super cool tour of the Utiladors under the Magic Kingdom as well as get to have lunch in the Mousecateria...where Snow White, or Cinderella's step sisters, or the Fairy Godmother might be having lunch as well!!! It's so unbelievably cool to see them having lunch in the same place as you. Yup, I'm a geek!
Mickey Mouse himself even delivered our name tags to us!! We got our cast member IDs which we clock in and out of work with, as well as get into the Parks with! Yay!
That being said, we went home, had some dinner and headed to Magic Kingdom!!! It was so exciting!
We rode Pirates of the Caribbean and then watched part of the Electrical Parade, Wishes and ended by riding Space Mountain. We had the most hilarious photo and it kinda still makes me laugh 2 days later. hahaha.
Getting home was a bit of a mess though! The monorail wasn't working so the ferry was crazy packed, so we devised a plan to go to Pop Century and take the cast bus from there. However the pop century line was then huge! So we hoped into the Caribbean Beach bus line (which is on the same cast bus line...confusing eh?) and after about an hour made it home!
We had Sunday off as well so after a quick trip to the doctor (when I say quick I mean about 3 hours all together) (I had an inflamed eyelid..whoops!) we went to Hollywood Studios!!
|Extreme Stunt Show!|
|This plane flew Disney executives from coast to coast..including my Rosen professor|
After Hollywood Studios Tamara headed back home for a relaxing evening and the rest of us headed to Epcot for dinner! Originally we were going to do Marrakesh the restaurant in the Morocco pavilion but decided Mexico instead. It was so yummy...but then we found out we didn't get a cast discount! Doh!
Good thing I had water and vegetables ;)
We also stayed and watched Illuminations as it was Brett's first time at the parks! Also I love Illuminations..but you know that!
|Vegan Cupcake Tops!|
We originally had thought about ice cream but after the sweetness of the cupcake top we couldn't do it. We grabbed some Earl of Sandwich (SOOOOO YUMMMY!) and caught the bus to Ft. Wilderness!!! They have a sing-a-long campfire with Chip and Dale here nightly!!! We missed the sing-a-long part of the evening (whoops!) but made it to watch a large chuck of 'The Rescuers Down Under'! Right before it ended the fireworks were about to start so we bussed/jogged down to the lakeside to listen to and watch Wishes!!
And since we were right behind them...we got to see Peter too!!!
Today was more e-learning at Epcot and then the afternoon was spent going over things with Janice, one of our Le Cellier managers. I'm about to go for a run and then who knows! ttfn!
Friday, August 19, 2011
|One of the frozen people! She was impressive.|
and somewhat creepy.
These people are why I'm frightened by statues.
|First of many, many visits to come! Being there makes me so excited for|
Mardi Gras...which isn't until March
|Does it ever...|
|Hogwarts across the water|
|Never tooo early for a brew|
|The Hogwarts girlw as really funny, she kept making comments about how its|
weird to be in still photos, why wouldn't everyone just have wizard cameras?
|The monsters. I think the bride of Frankenstein looks kinda like Khloe Kardashian in costume|
|E.T's boss man|
|Break Dancers at Universal...they were good and funny!|
Thursday, August 18, 2011
This is the post I should have done before any about arriving in Florida - Whoops!
Therefore I'm writing it now :) My last week in Canada in short form!
|Tell me this isn't the most adorable face ever?|
I miss my Lily pug already!
|My Mum/sister made Banana Nut Pooh and Tigger waffles!|
Mornings don't get much better than this!
|Saturday August 6th I attended a wedding on Denman Island! It was a blast|
but I didn't take any photos of the wedding or reception...
just of the ferry boat ride back.
|This is what I woke up to my second last night at home.|
A blurry german shepard licking her chops..and my face!
|This is where I live! Well, not this precise sandy island, but you get|
what I'm saying.
|Usually when you drive along this chuck of road (the Dyke) you|
can count 10+ Bald Eagles!!
|This is where my fantastic Mum works as well as the location of my|
own last day of work in Canada! I was a receptionist filling in for a bit
during summer hours.
|Goose Spot! Now you know ;)|
|Home Sweet Home|
|Tall Trees. Vast Mountains. Deep Valleys.|
|You can always go...downtown.|
|Royston! This is the beach I always ran past, walked to and that we got to see|
lovely fireworks from for BC Day!
|This is my friend Simon who happens to be the Blue Bottle Number 1 for Ralph Lauren currently.|
I doubt that's what it's actually called, but it's funny seeing him everywhere!
This is in Vancouver!
|Impressive Watermelon Ice Cream Cake!|
This was while on wedding to-do list shopping!
|This is my new pug Penny.|
Or it would have been...
|We had a lovely dinner at Milestone's in West Vancouver to get to know some|
more of Gareth's family as well as just to all hang out and have a good time.
This is Aoife, she was so much fun and so easy to get along with.
|Check out that last one! The Break Up Tub?! Oh man...|
|While picking up Carrie's dress we found my future wedding dress!|
Minus the black..
|True Love in Real Life.|
Most wonderful day ever!
|Savi and I spinning!|
|Gorgeous flower girls and bridesmaids|
|Ahh! Leaving already! International Departures at YVR|
|See ya Later Canada!|