Thursday, March 31, 2011

rain, rain, go away

I am sitting here on my couch as I write this, and it is raining outside.  I feel like I have wasted a whole day because of this rain.  What does one do when it is raining outside and they are in no way shape or form prepared for the rain? You stay in and watch movies all day.  It is quite relaxing, but at the same time, I feel like I need to do something.  I would love a hot coffee or some delicious thai chicken noodle soup. MMMM that sounds so good.  Mom, if you are reading this, please make me some and send it out here!!!!  It has been made quite clear that I need to go buy some rain gear or even more importantly, rain boots.

Things here have been going wonderful, with the exception for the rain that has been happening all week.  I still love my job and everything about life here. Nothing too new to report.  I know I am horrible at this. I hope people are still reading this and finding it enjoyable. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

Some photos for your enjoyment!

The roomies and I at our Pirate themed welcome party.  We met pirate Mickey! 

The entrance of Magic Kingdom

The Castle at night! 

My home! 
My costume 

 Mickey and Minnie in Toontown

Mickey and Minnie at the Let the Memories Begin Welcome party!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

It's a beautiful day...

and I am currently sitting by the pool writing this.  I normally don't do this, but the internet is out in our building and we have free wifi by the pool, therefore, I am sitting here and enjoying the beautiful day.  Nothing really new to report, just having a blast out here.  I know I am awful at writing on this thing but I really try.  I did make a video the other day, but it didn't turn out well.  I am thinking of doing an apartment tour maybe later today so you all can finally see where I live.  All my roommates work late tonight, so I will have a quite apartment.  I think its a pop popcorn kinda night and watch movies.  Sounds like a great night to me. 

Maybe one of these days I will finish my 30 day Disney Challenge that I just realized I never finished.  Oops. :) 
I hope everyone is having a wonderful day! 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Hello World.

Yesterday was a great day. Yesterday was my first day working in Character Spot.  I was totally scared/intimidated at first.  I didn't know what to expect.  All I knew was that everyone who gets placed there is not too excited about it.  So, it was my first day working with characters after character training and who did they put me with? Mickey Mouse.  Of course, now I was really intimidated.  Let me tell you, it was a blast.  I was there for 2 hours, it felt like I was there for maybe an hour.  Then I went to go work in the view center.  This is a place where guests can come and look at the photos we have taken and if they wish to purchase them, we will print the photos for them. I was there for another 2 hours and that time flew by too. After my last break, I got placed back in Character Spot for my last 2 hours.  This time I was working with Donald.  Donald was great to work with.  He is so fun to take pictures of.  By the end of the last set, I was more exhausted that I have been thus far, but at the same time, it felt like I had just arrived at work not too long ago. 

I think I am going to be in Character spot again tonight, which I do not mind.  I actually like it there.  I hope everyone is doing well.  Lots of family next week!! Yayyy visitors!!!! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Like a boss

Today was AMAZING!!!
I honestly cannot believe how fast today went.  Today was character training day.  We had training at Epcot.  Our first part of the day was we sat in a classroom and went over the basics of characters.  Then we went to Canada to take pictures with some characters in training.  So, the character I claimed was MICKEY MOUSE!!  Yes, you read that right, the first character I got to take pictures of was Mickey.  It was amazing.  After that we had lunch at the diner, then we went to Mexico to work with Donald dressed in a sombrero.   Once we were done in Mexico we went to China to take pictures with Mulan. 
Fur Characters are so much different than face characters.  Fur characters can't speak, so they use charades to get their point across.  The good furs, are very good at what they do.   If the character attendant isn't around, we get to be the voice for the fur. Then the face characters can speak for themselves, so they spend time actually talking to the guest and we just take pictures. 
I love character pictures because they are more candid, but I also enjoy icon shots because you get to actually talk to the guest and interact with them.
So that was my day.  I loved it!!!