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SteeleTig
03-16-2006, 10:52 AM
I am becoming addicted to this forum and would love to know a little about all of you that I see post every day. I searched and didn't find another intro thread so... I started one. :teeth:
I'm Julie, my partner is Ava. We live in NYC, beautiful Harlem to be exact.
I'm 30, she's 26. We have 2 cats (yeah yeah the lesbians and their cats ;) )
We're going to WDW again April 22nd-28th!

If anyone has any other questions I'd be glad to answer them :thumbsup2

So... tell me about yourselves!

jamieandben
03-16-2006, 11:11 AM
Hello... and welcome glad to meet you
I'am Jamie.39 and my partner is ben or Benji.34... i'am the one on the left.
we are from Rock Hill SC
just south of Charlotte NC.
we've been together for 8 yrs.
we have a Dog Lacy and a Cat Anell
I love to collect sorcerer mickey. As of now i have 300 diff. mickeys
in my office at home. I need a new house with a bigger office so i can buy more. Ben does not think this is funny.
If you need to know more just ask.

SeattleRedBear
03-16-2006, 11:42 AM
Ben does not think this is funny.
:rotfl2: :lmao: I think it's hilarious

Steve & Rick here (I'm Steve). 40 & 50 somethings. We have two cats, Nelson & Jeanette (both boys). DH is the collector (dvd's). Own a small 2-bedroom house in the ballard neighborhood of seattle. was down at DL in october for the 50th anniversary...not sure when we'll get back to wdw again. what else?

Oh yeah we've been together 10 years now and are grandparents to two baby boys (3 yo & 8 months). Who (with his mother, Rick's daughter) have been living with us for the last 4 1/2 months in our SMALL house (did I mention our house is SMALL...it's a pretty SMALL house).

LukenDC
03-16-2006, 11:57 AM
Hi, everyone!

I'm Lucas (33 yrs. old). I live in Washington, DC but I am originally from San Diego. I live alone, but have a nice group of friends and a wonderful family who keep me happy. I work in human resources for a local nonprofit charity. Interests in addition to Disney include travel, reading, theatre, dining out.

vascubaguy
03-16-2006, 12:26 PM
Hey everyone! :wave:

I'm Chris (29) and dp is David, aka TuppenceABag (29, he's 3 days older :goodvibes ) we live in our small 3 bedroom cape cod in Norfolk, Virginia. We've been together now for 3 years and have 2 cats (Lilo & Milo) and 2 dogs (Belle & Nala).

Let's see, I'm a junior level higher education administrator (although my title has Senior in it) at a research 1 level university. I'm also a PhD student (just can't get enough of school... although I have a midterm tonight so my opinion of this might change tomorrow!).

As my user id suggests (if you "got it") I'm a certified SCUBA diver and enjoy it very much, though I don't take the time to enjoy the sport as I should. David is a Clue collector and Star Wars figure collector and has most every figure.. mostly in boxes right now and packed up in the attic, although he has claims to the attic when I start/finish making it into living space! Together we also collect Disney snowglobes and we've gotten 1 on every trip to WDW or DL. (Note: this will likely change now that we are DVC members and going to be going 2+ times each year!). Our house is pretty small so we are quickly running out of "display space".

Umm.... what else... oh, we'll be heading back to WDW in just 9 days and staying for almost 2 weeks. Then back in October, and December/January.

Well, that's all that comes to mind at the moment (to many stats formulas running thru my head)!

Take care!
Chris

beckmrk04
03-16-2006, 01:44 PM
I'll introduce myself.

My name is Becky- and I'm straight, but I hang out on the G&L boards because I like the people here better!!

I'll be 25 in May, I am married to a great guy (Mark) who loves his Star Wars... My dog Jules is my baby. We also have a cat, Daphne, who is evil, although dh likes her. I love to read, I'm very liberal, and I am fiercely opinionated, but generally polite. I majored in Women's Studies. I love to write. I love food. And wine. And a good movie. My husband isn't as into Disney as I am, but he'll gladly make the trip for Star Wars Weekends, so we'll be leaving May 17th.

I just left my job where I was a Volunteer Coordinator for a Sexual Assault Response Team, and I hate that I had to quit, and I loved my job, but not the anxiety and depression that sometimes goes along with working in that field. And I knew that when Mark and I start a family, being on-call 24 hours a day wasn't going to be very practical...But I am still a bit bummed. And now unemployed! :rotfl: But, it's getting better.

Hmm. That's me!

Nice to meet all of you!

SteeleTig
03-16-2006, 02:02 PM
Nice to meet y'all :grouphug:
I figured I'd add a little to my intro.
I'm a professional nanny, I have my BSN in labor and delivery nursing and my Masters in Nurse-Midwifery (CNM) and worked for a few years delivering babies but realized as much as I loved it, I love the day to day caring for kids even more.
Ava has her BS in Public relations but is working as an assistant buyer for a department store (sweaters, knits, swimwear and coats).
We both went to performing arts high schools... different ones though :) Neither of us performs, I never did... just LOVE the performing arts and Ava was a musical theatre major in college for a year and half but changed her mind about her future.
Our kids/cats names are Stone Cole, he's a Bombay and 1 year 8 months old and my baby! Babe Ruth is a tiny little guy, we got him on New Years Day from the ASPCA, they estimated he was about a year and a half but based on previous cat experience I'd say he's not quite a year now. He looks kinda like a Russian Blue but has copper eyes.
We hope to have children in a few years... if all works out.

IlluminationsUK
03-16-2006, 02:06 PM
Hello everyone.

I'm Sam, 29 and live in Leicester in the UK with my DP Jane, Riley the spoilt English Cocker Spaniel and two cats, Dibble and Bean. I work as a team leader for the service administration team of a fire alarm company and am also studying to become a solicitor (lawyer). We live in a 2 bedroom terraced house on the outskirts of the city but have plans to move to the countryside next year.

Hobbies are hill walking (just started this seriously in the last 6 months, with that and healthy eating I've lost 16 pounds since Christmas!), obsessivley reading every post on this board, researching our up-coming trip and watching football (soccer!). :cool1:

IlluminationsUK
03-16-2006, 02:07 PM
Double post - stupid laptop!

jackskellingtonsgirl
03-16-2006, 03:13 PM
Just wanted to say I am enjoying reading about everyone! :)

I am Jackskellingtonsgirl, age 35. DH is 38, DS will be 10. We have 2 cats and a one-eyed fish that we inheirited from my mom. Mom asked us to watch the fish while she was away, and when she came back she said DS could keep the fish because she didn't really want him anymore. Poor fish!

I am also a professional nanny! Greetings, SteeleTig! I've been a nanny for the past 12 years - LOVE my job. I am lucky to currently have amazing employers and darling charges ages 4 & 2. I have been volunteering with AIDS charities since 1994 and have also become involved somewhat in lobbying for GLBT rights through HRC.

DH is in route sales delivering product to grocery stores. We have been married since 1992. I am so proud of the way he has become much more open minded since we have been together! He thinks the world of our GLBT friends and he has made it a point to let the gay managers at his accounts know that he is a straight ally. I think that is pretty remarkable for a self-proclaimed redneck! We have come a long way from those early days of Wrangler jeans and an ugly Chevy truck. ;)

DS is a cool little guy who loves Star Wars, Godzilla, and King Kong. He loves to draw, he takes theater classes, and he participates in the Pride Parade and the AIDS walk every year. He can't wait to go to Disney in August with his "uncles". This will be our first trip with our friends and we are SOOO excited! They are the light of DS's life! Who else would buy him a vintage Luke Skywalker action figure from eBay? It wasn't in the package so he is allowed to play with it. Unfortunately Aurora the Naughty Cat also likes to play with it so it has some little teeth marks in one arm. Battle damage.

This is a terrific forum! Hope to meet some of you on a future Disney trip!

MickeyDee
03-16-2006, 04:05 PM
I'm Deedee...I'll be 31 later this year. My girlfriend is Joy...we've been together over 7 years. We lived together for 5 of those, but about a year and a half ago, I moved back home to Texas and she stayed in Massachusetts...this is due to trying to get our finances in order and me making a big career move. Hopefully, she will be joining me down here in TX within the next year or so.

I'm a 4th grade teacher (first year!!!) and am obsessed with all things Disney. Joy and I will be making our first trip to the World together in July. I went twice as a kid and also on a very very brief visit in college...she went once with several friends after graduating high school. Originally, this trip also included my parents and my younger sister, but none of them will be able to accompany us this trip, so it will be just the two of us.

No pets currently, though I am hoping to acquire a dog soon..preferably a female English bulldog named, "Lola" who I can dress up in a showgirl outfit and sing "Copa Cabana" to. (I have a sick sense of humor) And no kids...something that is still up in the air for us, as we have recently discovered we do not see eye-to-eye on this issue.

In addition to salivating over Mickey Mouse, I am an avid reader, scrapbooker, knitter, and lover of punky alternative-indie music. I'm also a Sims addict and love video games, movies, and cheesy television.

I love this forum and this is a great thread! I look forward to reading more about everyone here!

BigTiggerGuy
03-16-2006, 04:29 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm Scott, 35 and my SO is Paul, 32. We have been together almost 8 years and we live in a 3 bedroom 2 1/2 bath townhouse just outside of Atlantic City. We both work in the casinos and have two cats that we spoil beyond belief. I would actually prefer dogs but because of my hours at work it wouldn't be fair to leave a dog alone for that long. The cats could care less! :goodvibes
Anyway, we love to travel(went to Disney in October and decided to go to Universal next October with 3 friends to check out HHN. Heading to Key West next month). It's my mom's 60th birthday so I rented a house just off Duval Street and am taking both my parents and a few of my friends. This trip should be a real eye opener for mom and dad! :rotfl2: Nice to meet everyone!

beckmrk04
03-16-2006, 04:57 PM
In addition to salivating over Mickey Mouse, I am an avid reader, scrapbooker, knitter, and lover of punky alternative-indie music. I'm also a Sims addict and love video games, movies, and cheesy television.


Ok- have to ask- what who do you like music-wise and have you ever played the video game Katamari Damacy? It is sooo much fun and I love, love, love it. I'm not big into video games (hubby is), but this one is AWESOME.

Sorry- don't mean to highjack, but inquiring minds want to know. :teeth:

majortom
03-16-2006, 05:27 PM
Nice to meet you all. I am Carmi, 41. I split my time between Winter Garden (a 3 bedroom house on 5 acres, 11 minutes from the Cast Gate to Magic Kingdom), and Venice, CA (share a house there with a friend). I am mostly retired (since I sold my stake in a company I helped found, 18 Sep, 1990 :cool1: ), but every few years I get bored and start doing some consulting (mostly advising technology start ups).

I like to travel, read, watch plays and movies, scuba dive and play/watch soccer (go Manchester United!). I also like good restaurants and will go most anywhere for a good party or a great meal.

In the early stages of a relationship with a new guy, a film student in LA (how novel?).

/carmi

sfboog
03-16-2006, 06:58 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm Kevin, 36, and my BF is Derek, 30. We'll be celebrating our first anniversary next month!! And, we just started planning our first trip to DW together for my birthday this fall (Sept/Oct)!!!!

We both live in San Francisco, but we haven't made the leap of living together just yet. And since most SF landlords enforce a "no pets" rule, I'm currently petless. But, I hope to someday have a miniature Schnauzer named Schnapps.

Things I can't live without right now are my iPod and my DVR. Current television faves include: The Office, Lost, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, 24 (but I'm only on season 1 - thank god for dvd's!). Current (and all-time) music faves include: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Jack Johnson, Indigo Girls, REM, Sarah McLachlan, U2, Dave Matthews and my '80s playlists.

My favorite drink at Starbucks is the cinnamon dolce latte (non-fat, with whip, of course). And, my favorite attraction at Disney World is Tower of Terror!

And I've been trying to post a pic in my signature since I joined, but that little insert image button just confuses me.

-Kev.

Kevin&Randall
03-16-2006, 07:39 PM
It's not particularly hard to tell that we are Kevin (age 37) and Randall (age 36). We have lived in Winter Garden, Florida, for about 3 years. We've been together now for 14 years.

We enjoy cooking and entertaining (we have family in the area, so we find ourselves entertaining them quite a bit). We also like to dabble in technology -- I-pods, GPS systems, computers, etc. Randall is also an avid reader when he's not consumed with work.

Entertainment preferences include movies, theater and good TV (Lost, Gray's Anatomy and anything Sci-Fi). We have one dog - Ginger - that considers herself just a small, furry human. Unfortunately we are enablers to her dilusions.

Randall

:rainbow:

ohhh... top

iankh
03-16-2006, 08:14 PM
Hi everyone!

I'm Ian and my partner's name is Sukie (who I usually refer to as Hisselfness). We are 50 and 54 years old (I'm the young one) and this year we are celebrating 19 years of being together. (If you can call it celebrating. I often have often found myself thinking that 19 years ago, had I known the impact the words, "wanna come back to my place," would have on my life, I might have thought more carefully before I spoke).

Seriously, it has been a fantastic 19 years together that have seemed only as long an afternoon and we still, after all this time are capable of surprising each other.

Enough with the mush!

We live in Chicago, on the northside (with the El running literally behind our house) with our 3 Maltese (dogs not falcons) Jane Austin, Truman Capote and Tallulah Bankhead.

I am a corporate middle management drudge and Hisselfness is a freelance writer. He is somewhat of a personality in the Chicago community and for years wrote a Chicago gay oral history column. He is currently finishing up a book on Chicago gay history, and writes a weekly comdy column (http://www.chicagofreepress.com/freetime/sukiedelacroix/index.html) (please keep in mind this is for grown up humor)

When I'm not being a corporate drudge, I am working on the board of my synagogue and am responsible for much of the technology and website (I'm still trying to figure out what to do with my own domain ozhasspoken.com, so if anyone has any ideas, let me know).

Hisselfness and I love WDW, because it is the only place that we ever truly relax (we call it our adult Ritalin).

We used to go down every 18 months but since we have become DVC owners, we seem to be going down more often.

Our next big trip is planned for December. I have convinced Hisselfness to go on a 4 night DCL cruise (5 years of whining helped), followed by 8 nights in WDW (split into 4 nights at BWV and 4 nights at VWL).

We have more recently been going to WDW with our best friend Don, who lives in the upstairs apartment in our cosy 2 family house.

I think that's it ... for now.

Viki
03-16-2006, 08:29 PM
Hey, guys, great thread!

Gwen and I have been together twenty years, raising two awesome children and quite a few animals along the way. Currently we have two border collies who are way too smart for my good!

I am a consultant and transition specialist, working mostly with Christian congregations as they gear up to deal with long standing conflicts and/or take the next step in their evolution as a organization. I'm also a trainer, traveling around the country training folk who want to do the kind of work I do. It's all a blast. I am very blessed.

Along the way my family has nutured quite the disney addiction. We are DVC owners, AP holders, and if I could figure out how I'd have a part time job there - I'm thinking I'd be terrific as the gal-pal on the Great Movie Ride!

majortom
03-16-2006, 08:39 PM
I am working on the board of my synagogue

What synagogue? My parents live in Skokie, and I am usually back in Chicagoland for the holidays (was just in for Purim and will be back for Pesach).

/carmi

joanjett1976
03-16-2006, 08:54 PM
This thread is great!

I am Genevieve and the lil' lady is Val. (I am the one not wearing a Davey Crockett hat in the pic :lmao: ). I just turned (gulp) 30 at WDW and Val the spring chicken turned 27 on Valentine's Day.

We live in downtown Montreal and have been together for 3 1/2 years. We hate the snow and find mid-august Orlando oppressive heat quite dandy; keep us away from the a.c!!!

I am head of acquisitions for MusiquePlus and Musimax, two music/lifestyle stations. I purchase shows from various distributors (MTV, E!, Bravo, NBC, etc...), slap some French subtitles on 'em, call 'em Shirley and put them on the air. Well, it's a bit more complicated than that, but you get the idea...I also serve on video selection committee, ensuring constant replenishing of my IPod and cd/dvd collections.

I love all things WDW/DL, my Ipod video, fashion, trashy tv, travel, shopping, Miami Beach, rollercoasters, sailor tattoos, champagne, cute british lasses (all hail the great winslet-weisz combo) and expensive boutique hotels. I ain't too keen on dinosaurs, onions and being away from the lil' lady on frequent business trips!!

IlluminationsUK
03-17-2006, 08:00 AM
I like to travel, read, watch plays and movies, scuba dive and play/watch soccer (go Manchester United!). I also like good restaurants and will go most anywhere for a good party or a great meal.

Come on you reds!

Things I can't live without right now are my iPod and my DVR. Current television faves include: The Office, Lost, Desperate Housewives, American Idol, 24 (but I'm only on season 1 - thank god for dvd's!). Current (and all-time) music faves include: The Strokes, Arctic Monkeys, Keane, Jack Johnson, Indigo Girls, REM, Sarah McLachlan, U2, Dave Matthews and my '80s playlists.

Mate, you and I have VERY similar tastes in music and I think I would now die without my ipod video, DP thinks I love it more than her!

OrlandoMike
03-17-2006, 08:19 AM
Mike here.

DH and I live here in Orlando, have been together 12 years, and currently have three cats.

What's wrong witht this thread? According to Cal Thomas we're all single, go to bars every night, bring home mutiple partners, and are very unstable. People on this thread are mostly stable, in committed relationship, and some of us even have jobs and kids! WOW Are we out of whack or is the Right Wing out of touch? ? ?

SteeleTig
03-17-2006, 08:32 AM
The right wing is soooo out of touch! My straight friends all say Ava and I are the most stable/settled/whatever couple they know... often including their own parents! :rotfl:

PennyW
03-17-2006, 09:49 AM
Hi everyone :wave2: This is really an enjoyable thread. It's great to get to know something about the people we correspond with!

My name is Penny and my partner is Linda. We met at work five years ago, and have been together as a couple 4 1/2 years. I'm in accounting (snooze) and Linda is an Account Manager for a large commercial printing company.

We live about 20 minutes north of Atlanta, and have 2 German Shorthaired Pointers (see the terrors below), Kylie and Senna.

Our first trip to WDW together was last year, the week after Thanksgiving. We were fortunate to be able to meet up with DIS friends (yay Rose and Crown!) Viki, Gwen, their kids, Sue, Brenda and Traci. Brenda and Traci predicted that we'd make another trip this May - and they were right. I talked Linda into an early birthday trip for me :)

We both are addicted to Tower of Terror. Oh, and the margaritas at EPCOT. Also can't wait to check out Expedition Everest.

Things that make life good ... giving Linda big hugs every day, playing with our dogs, spending time with my Mom, motoring in my MINI, going to the movies, and weekends.

What a nice group of people we have on this board! :grouphug:

domnhall
03-17-2006, 09:54 AM
Hi, more of lurker than active poster but I thought I'd introduce myself anyway.

My name is Don (46), my partner is Sam (36). I'm an IT guy and currently Sam is employment challenged (but he's trying hard to rectify that - just how many Microbiolgists jobs are there out there?). Sam has never been to Disneyworld and is not sure he'll enjoy the rides but is willing to go if I really want to.

We currently share a nice 2 bedroom condo in Toronto and are building our life together. No pets, my dog (15+ years my companion and friend) passed way last May and I have no desire to replace him.

All my life I wanted to go to Disneyworld (well not all my life it wasn't opened for all my life). I made a promise to myself that I would go before I was 18, then 25, then 30. For my 35th birthday, I bought a last minute trip and stayed off site and my love affair truly began.

For the next 10 years, I kept up the affair with at least yearly visits (sometimes more often than that). Mostly traveling alone, or with friends, as I was single a long time. As such I had looked for resources for single disney fans. I found this board (the Solo and Adult section) and a few other places.

I decided to build my own site for single disney fans. Single or just married to a non-disney fan, it was meant to be a resource for the single traveller in general but the single disney travel specifically.

Then I met Sam. And well, my little site is more or less stillborn. Yet I may still revive it.

Sam is in the process of becoming a Canadian citizen, we're waiting for him to get that before we travel outside of Canada again. So it will now be a year or 2 before I get back to Disneyworld, but it will be all the sweeter for the wait.

bubie2.5
03-17-2006, 10:16 AM
Hi Don!

luvmydogs
03-17-2006, 10:19 AM
Hi everyone!

My name is Kim, straight woman, but as basic human rights is such an important issue to me, I find myself reading this board so very often.

I've been married to Dave for 13 years, and this July 10 we'll actually be celebrating the 20th anniversary of our first date. :banana: We have one ds10, Chris, who (when not in the throes of hormonal, pre-teenopause :rolleyes: ) is a great kid--good grades and a football/basketball/baseball player. We have three dogs and two gerbils, and a myriad of foster animals throughout the year, as I volunteer for a no-kill shelter. I've also fostered former racing Greyhounds--they are wonderful pets--go get one! :) Aside from my family and pets, my love for travel, books and Led Zeppelin run a pretty close second.

Gay/lesbian/human rights issues, like I said, have always been close to my heart; and if I accomplish anything in my lifetime, I hope it's to raise my child to befriend, respect and love people of every orientation, race and religion--and I'm proud to say, that boy hasn't let me down yet. :)

So nice getting to meet everyone, and I'm looking forward to getting to know you and your families!

PennyW
03-17-2006, 11:57 AM
Welcome Kim! It's wonderful to read a post like yours ... made my day :thumbsup2

luvmydogs
03-17-2006, 12:33 PM
Welcome Kim! It's wonderful to read a post like yours ... made my day :thumbsup2

Hi Penny, and thank you for the kind words!

Your "terrors" are gorgeous, and look like a lot of fun! :dog: :dog: :)

RickinNYC
03-17-2006, 12:40 PM
Hi Penny, and thank you for the kind words!

Your "terrors" are gorgeous, and look like a lot of fun! :dog: :dog: :)

Hey Kim, nice to see you over here (she's my buddy for those that don't know).

What's shakin' babycakes?

PennyW
03-17-2006, 12:40 PM
Kim - Yes, they are fun, and BUSY. They're both just little over 2 years, so they have more energy than I do! I noticed you live in Georgia. We live in the Acworth/Kennesaw area. Beautiful day here today!

luvmydogs
03-17-2006, 01:03 PM
Hey Kim, nice to see you over here (she's my buddy for those that don't know).

What's shakin' babycakes?

You better believe my stuff's shakin' every night, handsome! :woohoo:

You're so fresh! :love2:

Penny, we live about ten minutes from The Augusta National golf couse in Martinez. Everyone's gearing up for The Masters right now, and I must admit that even with all the traffic jams, I love it when it's Masters' time! I meet the most interesting people from all over the world in our local Publix--they always need help making sense of all our food choices! And I know I'm married and everything, but I just swoon when some gorgeous Australian man asks me where they may find the vegemite! :lovestruc

sfboog
03-17-2006, 01:35 PM
I am head of acquisitions for MusiquePlus and Musimax, two music/lifestyle stations. I purchase shows from various distributors (MTV, E!, Bravo, NBC, etc...), slap some French subtitles on 'em, call 'em Shirley and put them on the air.

Gen, your job sounds great! I wish I was doing something that interesting. I'm one of the marketing producers for Gap Online, specifically, the baby division. I'm constantly surrounded by cutesy one-pieces with unicorns and forest critters on them. But, I love the people I work with, so it balances out, I guess. Plus, I spend a lot my days just surfing the web. :surfweb:

Nisa
03-17-2006, 01:55 PM
Hi all! My partner & I live in NC and have been best friends for 20 years and together for 10. Our family consists of a 13 year old son, a cat and an Australian Shepherd thatís too smart for her own good! We've just recently bought our 2nd house and are loving it! She's an accountant and I work for the state. We fall into that "boring" category where we work, enjoy our family and live our lives as happily as we can and oh yea....going to Disney in September....yippee!!! :dancer: :cool1:

mikelan6
03-17-2006, 02:09 PM
Hi all!

I am Michael (38) and my DP is Adam (38). Adam is 3 days older than me. (I love to rub that in). Some people think we're brothers.

I live in a high rise condo in Aventura, Florida - yes, near the mall. I live with my kitty, Julie. Adam is currently living in Brooklyn, NY, but will be moving in with me in exactly two weeks.

I'm the owner of a travel agency and Adam works in IT, which means we both play with computers. Adam is a chef and is in the process of converting my baren kitchen into a gourmet's paradise.

We both love to travel. We met through friends about eighteen months ago on a Caribbean Cruise and have since been to Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Disneyland, Walt Disney World, and Denver together. Oh, Punta Cana too.

jamieandben
03-17-2006, 03:07 PM
Nisa
what part of NC?
just outside of charlotte here.

joanjett1976
03-17-2006, 03:49 PM
Gen, your job sounds great! I wish I was doing something that interesting. I'm one of the marketing producers for Gap Online, specifically, the baby division. I'm constantly surrounded by cutesy one-pieces with unicorns and forest critters on them. But, I love the people I work with, so it balances out, I guess. Plus, I spend a lot my days just surfing the web. :surfweb:

Yes it can be a lot of fun and allows me to indulge in entertainment industry gossip (for professional reasons, of course) but sometimes, like today, where you must submit your grids and negociate $$$- it just feels like someone is drilling a hole in your head :sad2:


Wow! Everyone is so interesting. Aren't we a domestic bunch :rotfl:

Nisa
03-17-2006, 03:54 PM
We are in Wake Forest. Just moved here from Raleigh (just 6 miles away). So far we liking it. Traffic is crazy! It's a little closer to my son's school which has been a big plus since he's made the soccer team. He's also just finished scuba lessons and we'll be going to FL next week so he can certify. Crazy busy! I forgot to mention earlier I'm totally addicted to these boards! We all do seem quite domestic! What would "they" think?

nordkin
03-18-2006, 09:43 AM
I am Donna and my DP is Joi. I am the one on the left in the picture in my signature. I am pushing 50 and she is just on the other side. We live in Bethesda, Maryland about 3 miles outside of Washington, DC. We just celebrated our 19th anniversary the other day and have known one another for 25. We adopted three older children from Russia in 1992 and early 1993 and have been busy raising them. Having children created our interest in Disney and now that the children are on their own, we are looking forward to traveling more. We are hooked on the Disney cruises, but also travel with friends who are not into Disney. I work in the utility industry and Joi works in the computer industry.

disneynutt1225
03-18-2006, 10:41 AM
Good Morning everyone! My name is Chris (25) and I'm engaged to Matt (27) - this April we'll have been dating for 9 YEARS!!! I can't believe it. We're finally tying the knot in August - I can't believe it's only 5 months away. I'm straight, but one of my dearest friends is a lesbian and I love her very much.

I'm currently employment challenged as someone else put it. I hope to have a job in the next week or so (I've been on my second interview for one job already). Keep your fingers crossed!

As you may be able to see by my siggy, DFi is a firefighter. He started as a volunteer 10 years ago, and then decided to make it his career.

We are all (Dfi, myself, and our beagle Toby) currently living in Long Island with my parents in an effort to pay down debt and save money for a house. Although with housing prices the way they are now, I figure we'll be able to move out in 30 years or so :crazy:.

Being DVC members, we've had the opportunity to go to WDW 3 times in the past year alone. We're going to Disneyland for our honeymoon though, just to shake things up a bit - besides I wilt in the Florida humidity so CA should be good for us in the summer.

Anyway, that's me (well, us). It's so nice to read about everyone!!

2cute4u_08
03-18-2006, 05:08 PM
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MickeyDee
03-18-2006, 05:50 PM
Ok- have to ask- what who do you like music-wise and have you ever played the video game Katamari Damacy? It is sooo much fun and I love, love, love it. I'm not big into video games (hubby is), but this one is AWESOME.

Sorry- don't mean to highjack, but inquiring minds want to know. :teeth:

Heya! I am not familiar with Katamari Damacy...what format is it on?

As for musicians....my three big favorite bands are Sleater-Kinney, Dressy Bessy, and Throwing Muses, but I could create a list of musicians that would crash the board for its length! LOL

MickeyDee
03-18-2006, 05:53 PM
...cute british lasses (all hail the great winslet-weisz combo)

Just had to chime in here...Oh, I am QUITE the Winslet fan, myself. I'm still waiting for Rachel Weisz to grow on my however, despite her resemblance to Kate. hehe

Saxton
03-18-2006, 06:58 PM
I'm Sue, 40ish (that sound is me screaming), I work for the government and head up an IT department (I'm a geek). I love the technical side but there are days when I really hate being a manager. I'm from Buffalo my but house is actually in the suburbs just a few miles south of the city. I'm solo ... but if you know any cute women send them my way ;) !

I own in DVC (OKW and BWV) and I have family near Disney so I'm down there quite a bit - in fact I'm heading down again in 1 week (March 26), just went in January and I'm going in May, October and December too. I love to travel and get to do some for work. I love music, almost anything but country, but I really have a thing for older blues and jazz ... Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington ... and of course, broadway musicals. I'm also into food and wine. In fact, some friends of mine own a winery and I'm involved in it - when we get a bit bigger I'm going to push to get into the Food and Wine Festival.

I really enjoy reading about everyone - we've got a good group ... not quite the wild and crazy types, more like Ozzie and Harriet (or maybe Ozzie and Ward, Harriet and June!).
Disneynutt1225 - what's going on with the wedding plans? Did you get the bridesmaid's dresses? Nothing from Gone with the Wind, right?!

Eeyoresfriend
03-18-2006, 07:00 PM
Hi, I'm Tina, my partner is Diane. We're from Oklahoma (well I'm not from there I just live there...lol) We've been to Disney 1 time together. I've been over 20 times in my life. I'm looking forward to going back again. Never been for Gay Days, but maybe one year. I'm kinda partial to the International Food and Wine Festival. Plus it's a little cooler then. :) :wizard:

disneynutt1225
03-18-2006, 07:03 PM
Disneynutt1225 - what's going on with the wedding plans? Did you get the bridesmaid's dresses? Nothing from Gone with the Wind, right?!

The plans are going on pretty well, thanks! Nothing from Gone with the Wind. In fact, they all love the dress - it's a princess cut, off the shoulder gown. It has beading at the top across the neckline and it's a mauvy-pink (it's called Daphne Rose, actually). They all say they like it, not sure if they're humoring me or what, but at least they can lie well, LOL. I got my headpiece and veil last week - I feel like a princess!!! And yesterday I went to purchase my gift for DFi - a very nice Movado watch - and I bought myself a diamond pendant to wear on my wedding day.

I still have to meet the florist, but I can't do that until I get the swatches. They'll hopefully arrive soon. I can't believe I'm getting married in 5 months. Time flies!!

Are you sorry you asked yet? :rotfl:

FigmentGuy
03-18-2006, 07:14 PM
Howdy Ya'll. I'm Miles(23 on leftside) and my partner of 6 years is Edward(26 rightside). We started out pretty young, and all of our old queens said we would never last. We met on the internet and things just went well from there. Currently we are both searching for new jobs (not happy w/our current locations). Edward has been to Disney about 8 times... Only 2 times for me. Ed convinced me to go in 2004 and about one week after returning I was determined to go back fall of 2005. So Miles is now a disneyworld freak.. aka.. Figmentguy.

Upon my first trip we saw La Nouba, and that is when I developed another love. Cirque Du Soleil is the best!! Currently we are planning a trip to vegas next spring to catch the four cirque shows there. After that trip I'm shooting for another two-week stay at WDW in fall of 2008! (such a long time to wait) Outside of that we are just two normal boring guys in the state of Michigan.

(Here we are behind The Tree of Life. . . .Ed has to really work at a prompted smile.... lol :teeth: )
http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e315/Disboards/PWandEd.jpg

Mama Twinkles
03-18-2006, 07:21 PM
Congratulations on your upcoming marriage, Chris. I've been checking out some very snazzy rings on bluenile.com if your DFi needs some recommendations!

It's so nice to read everyone's introductions. Sorry I'm too private to post much personal info here, but I've been thinking that all of us on this board should really think about a WDW meet to celebrate our collective gayness and CSP-ness. I'm serious. Our own mini Gay Day with raiments in a more fetching color than red, preferably with glitter and rhinestones.

Viki
03-18-2006, 07:49 PM
Hey Miles great to have you with us!

Valentine
03-18-2006, 08:15 PM
Hi All.. Nice to see the regular faces.. as well as some new ones hanging out!

Okay... Sorry I haven't been around too much to keep up with everyone.. I am in the middle of Tech Week for Miss Saigon.. we open next weekend... I actually just got home from Loading into the theatre all day!! UGH!!

Anyway... for the new folks.. and the OLD ones too! LOL!!

I am Kathy... I live in Brooklyn, NY... I am single, Have 3 Kitties... Licorice, Skittles and Peanut.. (AND NO they were not all named after food on purpose.. Complete coincidence!! LOL!!) I love Disney, Theatre, People, Animals and Kids.. lots and lots of kids!!! Especially the little guy in my siggie.. my nephew JoJo who I get to take on his very first Disney Vacation in August!!! :banana: :love: :love: To pay the rent I am a personal lines insurance agent... you know.. the good hands people :rolleyes: and for fun I am into local theatre... I perform, direct, Choreograph, set design, etc... etc... etc... And to further contest the stereotypical grids.. although I am single.. I do not troll the bars and take home various partners either! LOL!! So, I really wonder where they get this crap!

I am looking forward to meeting some of you all at a dismeet or two sometime in the future... we did attempt the 2nd annual one in January.. but.. that one didn't work out!! (Sorry Iankh!!) My future trips to DW include May 4-9 for the Minnie Marathon... and then August 25-Sept 1. This DVC stuff is dangerous!! LOL!!

Well.. I am off to have some dinner! I look forward to reading more about all of you! :)

Kathy

Viki
03-18-2006, 09:03 PM
My future trips to DW include ...August 25-Sept 1. This DVC stuff is dangerous!! LOL!!


Kathy

Hey, Kathy, we're going to have to meet up. We overlap! We'll be there 8/25-9/3.

ILuvDVC2
03-18-2006, 09:05 PM
Hi all, I'm Steve, I'm 36 years old, and we live in Jersey City, NJ. My partner Page is 46 and is originally from Baltimore. I'm originally from rural Missouri, and until last February, Page and I lived in Chicago, his home for the previous 26 years and mine for the last 13. I took a promotion with my job that required us to relocate to the New York City area, which is how we ended up in Jersey City. I'm an HR manager for a large specialty retail company, and Page is an actor/director/writer/producer. We have two dogs, Ariel (17) and Molly (7), and two cats, Eve (14) and Solomon (11).

On August 13th we'll celebrate 11 years as a couple. We had a commitment ceremony on September 5, 1998 in Chicago, and it was fantastic to have our family and friends with us to celebrate our love for each other. We celebrate the anniversary of both the day we met and our ceremony.

We have been DVC owners since January 1, 2000. We were lucky enough to have friends who are DVC members, and they invited us to spend the Millenium celebration with them. We stayed at Old Key West, and immediately fell in love with the resort. We asked tons of questions of our friends, who encouraged us to make an appointment to meet with a DVC rep. We met with Mary McCarthy at 12 p.m. on January 1, and by 3 p.m. we were DVC members!

Nice to meet all of you!

Boston5602
03-18-2006, 10:27 PM
Hi Everyone

My name is Gary , I live just south of Boston and I'm 36. I'm single and have some great friends and family. I have two sisters and one of them with my two nieces live with me . My oldest niece is 10 and she's been with me to WDW 8 times.My other sister is married and live 1/2 mile away. They joined me and 16 of my friends for the week last summer in Provincetown. I usually go to Disney with family or I go with friends for gay week, I LOVE Disney that time of year.I was surprised to find out it WASN'T High season in Disney . I've gone 1-3 times a year for the last 11 and this week I finally bought DVC at BWV.P-town and gay week are out for this year because of buying but My niece and I are going to " sneak " down this summer for a little Disney fun!

In regards to what some other people are talking about. I ,too, do not troll the bars or take just anyone home for a little FUN. I'm just as boring as everyone else. I work for a newspaper , come home we have dinner walk the dog , a pug named Bailey, help do homework run the oldest to cheerleading put them to bed watch a little tv and then some sleep, wake up start all over doing all this while waiting to go back to DISNEY. Although tomorrow I'm heading down to Rhode Island to participate in the states Triple Crown Event , this is the--- Ms. Gay RI , Miss Lesbian RI , and Mr Gay RI.

Now if I could find someone who wants to join me in all that and can buy more points in DVC I'm all set :rotfl2:


See you round the boards :teeth: :teeth: :teeth:

ken-nitan
03-18-2006, 10:29 PM
Ken-nitan, which is what my littlest brother calls me. I have two, brothers that is, both younger, and as different as night and day. They're all I have right now, I'm fresh out of a BF as of last year. Moved out, and I'm going back to college, doing the stuff that I never seemed to get done when I was living with my ex. These boards have been GREAT, not only in helping me plan my trip in May, but also in reading lots of great, loving posts from some really wonderful people! I wish I could meet some of you. The loving words on this board are inspirational. Haven't always had the warmest reception in life, and I feel so comfortable and fuzzy here. :grouphug:

FigmentGuy
03-18-2006, 11:00 PM
....and I feel so comfortable and fuzzy here. :grouphug:

awwwwww :thumbsup2 I agree there is some cool people here.

Artaxx
03-19-2006, 12:10 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Joe (28) and my partner's name is Beau (25). We live in Syracuse, Ny, which is basically only known for its snowfall and lack of sunshine. In the past few years we have become full-fledged Disney freaks. :earsboy: I grew up going to Disney every few years. I finally got Beau to come with me in 2002 and now we are both obsessed.

We have 2 cats, Artaxx and Ezma. Yes, we named her after Yzma from "The Emporer's New Groove", one of our favorite disney movies! For those wondering, Artaxx is from "The Never-Ending Story". It was the name of Atrayu's Horse.

Well that's a little bit about us. I was so glad to find this board and I can't wait to post here more often and get to know some of you really cool better!

Shoevg
03-19-2006, 01:07 AM
Hi everyone, my name is Shoe and my partner is Jules, and we live just outside of San Francisco. We have been together for a little over 7 years. I actually work for Disney Cruise Lines and I am currently home for the summer to direct a resident camp. I will hopefully be returning in August. Jules works as a contract admin. for a gardening company.

We have 3 cats. All holly terrors. They are forest, Arnie and Dusty. We are huge animal fans and would have more if space and time allowed us too.
We are also big Disney fans, have gone to Disney World 3 times together and been on a Disney Cruise as well. We hope to go again really soon. Trying to take a trip down to Disneyland as soon as the weather gets nicer out here in the west.

I have been hanging out on these boards for a while...like to see what the guest say about our product and never really posted anything. It's good to see so many cool down to earth people. :wave2:

StormTigger
03-19-2006, 01:11 AM
Wow.. 3 Tiggers and 2 of them 35... personally I think that's kind of cool

Hi all. I'm Storm (yes that's my real name). I'm 35, and a Disneyaholic, Tigger obsesseded, Stitch loving, bear chaser. Don't worry SeattleRedBear, my DP Jeffrey (33) has declaired me retired for the past 9.5 years and I'm happy w/ just being a bear watcher now.

My love for Disney actually started w/ this screen name on IRC. Was going to use "stormtiger" but it was taken so I went w/ StormTigger, and it stuck as people in the chat room started calling me "Tigg". Next thing I knew I had a part time job at a local Disney Store and it was downhill into Disneyaholism from there. Jeffrey is also a Disney fan, but he has more self control then I do.

To pay for my habbit (Disney Store was the most expensive job I've ever had), I'm work in IT in St Louis, but trying to figure out a way to move to FL (or at least further south and east). Winters aren't bad here in St Louis, but I'm truly over the cold and ready to move to the Sunshine state (and of course being closer to the big cheese wouldn't hurt either).

Our next planned trip down to the world is Dec 2-9 when we are taking another couple down on their 1st trip. I did just get picked for a team from work heading down to FL in Apr, and managed to talk my boss into to letting me stay a couple extra days so I can go get my fix and pay homage to the Mouse. :worship: Jeffrey will be joining me. We are hoping that these couple days will cut back on the shakes of having to go w/o for so long. pixiedust:

Hobbies include anything Disney (esp :tigger:, pooh:, :stitch:, and Beast), role playing games (mostly AD&D and Marvel), listening to music (Pop, Dance, R&B, and yes.. I'll say it.. Disco), and spending way to much time on the computer :surfweb:. Oh, and sitting in my best friends jacuzzi (mainly cuz I don't have one... yet).

I must say ... as an Disneyaddict, I love the Disboards, and this board imparticular is great to help me get thru those rough days! :grouphug: Hope to get to meet up w/ any and everyone at a Dis-meet some day!

WebmasterPete
03-19-2006, 08:57 AM
Well, I know I introduced myself on an earlier thread, but the board seems to have grown a bit in the last few months :)

For those who don't know me, I'm Pete Werner, and I live in Orlando with my partner of 4 years, Walter. I started the DIS back in June of 1997 - safe to say it's grown a little since then :) My full time job is making sure you people don't kill each other, while Walter works in the law enforcement field. Hobbies include video games (haven't touched anything else since getting my 360 - gamertag is MrChips), working on my house (I've become quite the little domestic in the last few years), and cooking (particularly baking - I find it VERY relaxing and my chocolate cake will kill you).

I'm really glad to see so many people visiting this forum. I took some crap from people about it, but that only serves to deepen my conviction :)

Pete

IlluminationsUK
03-19-2006, 08:57 AM
Hi everyone! Another boring couple here, sometimes I wonder where people get this bar-crawling-child-converting stereotype from!! :smooth:

Edited to say: THANKS PETE! This board is great.

joanjett1976
03-19-2006, 09:12 AM
Just had to chime in here...Oh, I am QUITE the Winslet fan, myself. I'm still waiting for Rachel Weisz to grow on my however, despite her resemblance to Kate. hehe

Ha! Well one cannot really compare The Mummy 2 to Heavenly Creatures. Hopefully Rachel will start getting more, ahem, substancial parts.

Just read your other post where you mention Sleater Kinney. I was a huge fan as well. I even lived in Olympia WA for three years!

mickeymousemom
03-19-2006, 10:37 AM
Okay...I finally got over here to introduce myself. My name is Kris and I'm a straight 40 yo female married for 14 years to a wonderful man(Todd). We are the parents to 3 beautiful DD's(the oldest is from my first marriage, but has been practically raised by Todd) who range in age from 2 to 16.
I am a very open-minded individual and I frequent this forum because, as another poster mentioned, I really like the people!
I am a former Ophthalmology Tech who is now a SAHM and an on and off nursing student(RN, BSN). DH works for Daimler Chrysler and may go back to school someday to become a teacher. He's also into Demolitions derbies and is as open-minded as I am.
We are big Disney lovers around here, except for my 16yo, who thinks there are better things in life(she loves it, just won't admit to it). Epcot is our favorite park and my youngest DD knew all the Disney Princess names before she was 2. RnRC is my favorite ride.

I have enjoyed reading about all of you!

jackskellingtonsgirl
03-19-2006, 10:58 AM
Storm Tigger -
Maybe we'll cross paths in December! DH, DS and I will be doing the "quick & cheap" tour Dec. 2-5! We got a nasty letter from the truancy board for taking DS out for 4 days in October, so we have to be sly about taking him out again. We really want to see WDW at the holidays, so we figure quick & cheap is better than "not at all". Our big trip this year is in August with my dear friend and his partner of 10 years. DH will get his 2007 vacation assignment the Monday after Thanksgiving, so we don't want to do a huge trip in December in case we end up going early in '07. :)

Pete -
Can't thank you enough for the boards! I think the G/L forum was a terrific idea and everyone seems to be enjoying it! :thumbsup2

StormTigger
03-19-2006, 10:59 AM
Well, I know I introduced myself on an earlier thread, but the board seems to have grown a bit in the last few months :)

For those who don't know me, I'm Pete Werner, and I live in Orlando with my partner of 4 years, Walter. I started the DIS back in June of 1997 - safe to say it's grown a little since then :) My full time job is making sure you people don't kill each other, while Walter works in the law enforcement field. Hobbies include video games (haven't touched anything else since getting my 360 - gamertag is MrChips), working on my house (I've become quite the little domestic in the last few years), and cooking (particularly baking - I find it VERY relaxing and my chocolate cake will kill you).

I'm really glad to see so many people visiting this forum. I took some crap from people about it, but that only serves to deepen my conviction :)

Pete

OMG! The creator of Dis is "family"!! :thumbsup2 :yay:

Sorry Ole Mighty Webmaster :worship: must have missed your intro's before, but I think this just made my morning. :woohoo: You could actually kill me w/ chocolate cake! (please do! StormTigger loves chocolate cake!)

I can't imagine all the crap you must have taken cuz of this forum but thank you much for all your work :surfweb: , patience :hourglass , and bravery :duck:. You be da greatest in my book! :cheer2:

( :lmao: - me... this is almost too funny in some cases)

Boston5602
03-19-2006, 11:21 AM
OMG! The creator of Dis is "family"!! :thumbsup2 :yay:

)


Nice learning all about people on this board, and HHHEEEYYYY Pete THANKS

majortom
03-19-2006, 11:35 AM
And to further contest the stereotypical grids.. although I am single.. I do not troll the bars and take home various partners either! LOL!! So, I really wonder where they get this crap!


First, the stereotype is about gay men, not lesbians. :) Second, while there are clearly many people that do not fit this picture, you cannot seriously tell me that you (everyone one on here) do not have friends or acquaintances that fit that image! It seems that most of us on here are older and more settled. While I am not a regular at bars and clubs, I have quite a few (mostly younger) friends that are.

This image is primarily fostered because people who do fit it are also most easily identified as gay. The monogamously coupled fireman or policeman is not noticed by most straight people simply because without real personal interaction, there is no way for them to know he or she even exists.

/carmi

mickeysaver
03-19-2006, 01:05 PM
Wow, neat thread. It's nice learning a little more about all of you. I guess it's my turn now.

I am Maggie (38) and I my partner is Gabby (32). We met on the net almost 7 years ago. We celebrate our anniversary on the day that I proposed to her. So, we have been engaged now for 6-1/2 years. I am waiting for my country's laws to catch up with the reality of the world that we live in....luckily, I am pretty patient about such things.

We have 4 Chihuahuas. Deuce, who has Epilepsy; Beanie, who has a bad heart; Perdita, who has ADHD....not officially diagnosed, but it's so freakin' obvious; and our newest baby that was named before we got her.....Cinderella, who is trying really hard to get the whole housebreaking thing down pat. We have 4 cats. BC (Black Cat) was our first pet. We saved her from the garden department at Home Depot. George is our gay kitty. I have never met a prissier cat and he is such a momma's boy. Cha-Cha is quite possibly my favorite pet. He is just the sweetest cat and is just the most beautiful blue color. Arwen is our tiniest cat and the most adept hunter. Cha-Cha saw her wandering around alone in our old apartment complex and brought her home with him for us to care for. Arwen and Cha-Cha are closer to one another than any of our other animals are....it's very sweet. Finally, we have one hamster, Chip. Chip is the sweetest hamster that either of us has ever owned. He loves his excerise ball and dried peaches.

Ok, now that the herd has been covered. :rolleyes1 Gabby works for a software company that services physicians offices providing billing and electronic medical records. She travels 4-5 days a week now. We are still adjusting to her being gone most of the time. It just makes us focus with the time that we do have to spend with one another. Gabby has worked a variety of jobs since we first met. She is constantly in search of the perfect job. I don't know that she will ever find the job that she truly has a passion for and will not become bored with, but I can dream. I work for a pediatic medical office. I have been with the same office for almost 11 years. I love what I do, but as with any job, sometimes it's the coworkers that will drive you bonkers.

Gabby and I bought our first home together just over a year ago. It's a 1974 split level brick ranch. It's on a nice 1/2 acre lot that backs up to woods that are not zoned for development. So, our cats have a safe home. We occasionally have deer, fox, and raccoons in our backyard and the trees are filled with lots of beautiful birds. While the interior of the home is an ongoing project, it's so nice having a home of our own instead of an apartment.

Gabby and I both have Ranger pickup trucks. She has the big tires and dreams of adding a 3 inch lift kit. I am happy to have mine as is, with a few meaningful stickers....like Stitch and a rainbow Mickey head.

Gabby being a Florida grrl, has been to WDW many, many times....like close to 80. She has even been to DL, but it was before DCA came along. I have never been to DL, but I have been to WDW about 8 times now. The last 4 times have been with Gabby...the last being in December of last year. We have plans on being there again in late October/early November of 2007, to celebrate my 40th birthday.

And, in case you haven't seen my signature, our favorite charity is Bert's Big Adventure. It's a local charity that I can't say enough good things about. Gabby and I have collected pins and lanyards from folks from all over the world over the last 3 years in order to provide all the kids with a special souvenier and the ability to pin trade. Anyone that wants more information about the pins and lanyards project, please email me.

Ok, I guess that's more than most of you ever wanted to know, but I am pretty much an open book. Maggie

Eeyoresfriend
03-19-2006, 01:27 PM
I was kind of hurried when I posted last so I will go more indepth...LOL

I'm Tina, and my g/f is Diane. I will be turning 30 this year (and we won't go into her age b/c she'll kill me...LOL) We are HUGE Dis Nuts (me probably more so than her although she was the one that suggested WDW for my birthday present which shocked me)

Our herd consists of 2 Westies and a Lab. Roxie and Lucky are the Westies and Casey is the lab. They are all a handful, and Roxie just got fixed so she is being ultra winey this weekend. We live in house in OK. Being from FL it took a little adjustment but I love it here and I don't have to deal with the darn FL traffic...LOL

I'm an Insurance agent and she (as she puts it) watches TV for a living. She is the one who makes sure you guys out there get to see all the live feeds from breaking new, and makes sure all the sports stuff is wired to the networks. Without what she does no one would see the Superbowl...LOL

I've been to WDW more times than I could possbly care to count and she's been twice. She loves it (and sometimes I think I created a monster especially with the amount of souvies she ends up bringing back with her) I thought my pin trading was a bit extreme until we went together. LOL

So now it's just a matter of waiting it out and planning planning planning for our next trip.

Nice meeting y'all, and very cool of Pete to post. I had no idea he was family! :banana:

SeattleRedBear
03-19-2006, 06:05 PM
I'm really glad to see so many people visiting this forum. I took some crap from people about it, but that only serves to deepen my conviction :)
Pete
Pete -- Thanks so much for making this forum happen. As you've already seen it is a safe space for people to just be who they are. There was a line from another post of yours that is still stuck with me (for good or bad)

"Walter....my wife's name is WALTER" :rotfl2:

Thanks again.

Viki
03-19-2006, 06:43 PM
Pete -- Thanks so much for making this forum happen. As you've already seen it is a safe space for people to just be who they are. There was a line from another post of yours that is still stuck with me (for good or bad)

"Walter....my wife's name is WALTER" :rotfl2:

Thanks again.

OMG - that's hysterical!

Mama Twinkles
03-19-2006, 07:31 PM
I'm really glad to see so many people visiting this forum. I took some crap from people about it, but that only serves to deepen my conviction :)

Pete

Pete, you are a stand-up guy. Thank you for all you do for everyone here, and for courageously acting on your convictions. :love: The gay-straight solidarity on this board is a beautiful counterpoint to the all-too-unapologetic homophobia on the Community Board. It is not surprising that you caught some flak for creating this forum.

Now, on a tasteless note, I must ask whether "tag fairy" is an inside joke.

SeattleRedBear
03-19-2006, 08:07 PM
...but I've been thinking that all of us on this board should really think about a WDW meet to celebrate our collective gayness and CSP-ness. I'm serious. Our own mini Gay Day with raiments in a more fetching color than red, preferably with glitter and rhinestones.
Well, I don't know if all of us would go for the glitter and rhinestones (I stand out in a crowd anyway, but it's great for those who want to feel 'pretty' (do I feel a Broadway thread coming on again?) but I would LOVE for the color to be something other than RED! Redheads (and former redheads :teeth: ) do not look good in most of the reds that are used in clothing. I know it makes sense from a visibility perspective, but I'm in complete agreement with you...would a second event (with a different color and during a more sensible time of the year) really be out of the question? :confused3

Valentine
03-19-2006, 10:54 PM
I'm really glad to see so many people visiting this forum. I took some crap from people about it, but that only serves to deepen my conviction :)

Pete

Thanks for your Conviction!! We ALL appreciate it.. and Everything you do!!

Kathy

Mama Twinkles
03-20-2006, 07:42 AM
Well, I don't know if all of us would go for the glitter and rhinestones (I stand out in a crowd anyway, but it's great for those who want to feel 'pretty' (do I feel a Broadway thread coming on again?) but I would LOVE for the color to be something other than RED! Redheads (and former redheads :teeth: ) do not look good in most of the reds that are used in clothing. I know it makes sense from a visibility perspective, but I'm in complete agreement with you...would a second event (with a different color and during a more sensible time of the year) really be out of the question? :confused3

Maybe the shirts could have two Prince Charmings or two Cinderellas (in fabulous and sensible riding boots, of course) astride a besequined horse, all in a tasteful, ultramoderne palette suited to any skin or hair tone.

I think a meet in late Nov. 2007 (right after T'Giving weekend) might be nice in terms of weather, crowds, decorations and time left to save and collectively clear schedules for trip.

PennyW
03-20-2006, 09:11 AM
I think a meet in late Nov. 2007 (right after T'Giving weekend) might be nice in terms of weather, crowds, decorations and time left to save and collectively clear schedules for trip.
You don't have to ask us twice!! We're in :thumbsup2

We went the week after Thanksgiving last year, and it was great. The weather was beautiful (cool at night but not bad), and the crowds were minimal.

Mama Twinkles
03-20-2006, 09:42 AM
You don't have to ask us twice!! We're in :thumbsup2

We went the week after Thanksgiving last year, and it was great. The weather was beautiful (cool at night but not bad), and the crowds were minimal.

How exciting! Maybe this can really happen.

A few ideas for a gay (and allies) old time: A fireworks cruise, a private safari, b'fast at Crystal Palace, an evening at Jellyrolls, lunch at Prime Time.

dkostel
03-20-2006, 10:22 AM
Hi,
I'm Donna & I just celebrated 40 at DL last week with my D? (D woman I see occasionally who doesn't want to label the relationship (women @#!!!), didn't know how to abbreviate).
I live in Chicago with a friend whom I own the house with. I work at a university in the finance department & am working on getting my CPA so I can move to sunny FL. In addition to WDW I have family there. I have a cat Emily and a Parrot Disney (who loves to dance to the Tiki room theme).
I love Scuba diving and travel (although oddly enough most trips end up at one Disney park or another ;) ).
My family will most likely be at WDW around Thanksgiving so I'd be in for a meet.

majortom
03-20-2006, 02:43 PM
How exciting! Maybe this can really happen.

A few ideas for a gay (and allies) old time: A fireworks cruise, a private safari, b'fast at Crystal Palace, an evening at Jellyrolls, lunch at Prime Time.

I would be happy to host a BBQ at my place in Winter Garden, or depending on how much people want to spend, could arrange a special lunch or dinner at either Emeril's Tchoup Chop or Emeril's Orlando.

/carmi

Mama Twinkles
03-20-2006, 02:58 PM
I would be happy to host a BBQ at my place in Winter Garden, or depending on how much people want to spend, could arrange a special lunch or dinner at either Emeril's Tchoup Chop or Emeril's Orlando.

/carmi

What a generous offer! I think I'll start a fresh thread on the the topic of a meet so as not to overshadow the purpose of this introductions thread.

DavidUK
03-20-2006, 06:50 PM
Hello There!

My name is David and i'm a 22 year old student in sexy leicester but originally i'm from a place called Solihull - don't worry i don't know where it is either - my lovely boyfriend is called Mark and he's 24 and from leicester but has since got himself a Job in London and so works down there from monday to friday and comes home to me at weekends not ideal but neccesary till i move down when i graduate or if i get a job here in leicester he'll move back.

I study interactive design i won't explain cus you'll sleep! but it's cool and hopefully will get me Joe Rhode's job sometime or another! i also work at the lovely National Space Centre as Space Crew it's good but definately not a long term thing! (unless they let me redesign the whole place!)

I'm a big disney geek and am slowly indoctrinating my lovely boy into the mousekateers! he's got a very cool job and works so so hard to keep me in nice DVDs!! (and to pay for our holiday!! hehe!) he teaches health and drug education and sexual health and parenting and healthy eating and everything else that they ask him to do! he's great and works with a lovely Giraffe called Harold!

I am also a member of an improvisational group called Bachaman Turner Improvise so if any of you find yourselves in Leicester come and laugh at me!

anyway i've rambled for aggggeeess! but ishall be posting more now my laptop is back up and running (so much better to post in bed!)

Kisses and a new series of Green Wing
David
not sleeping!

Saxton
03-20-2006, 08:14 PM
The plans are going on pretty well, thanks! Nothing from Gone with the Wind. In fact, they all love the dress - it's a princess cut, off the shoulder gown. It has beading at the top across the neckline and it's a mauvy-pink (it's called Daphne Rose, actually). They all say they like it, not sure if they're humoring me or what, but at least they can lie well, LOL. I got my headpiece and veil last week - I feel like a princess!!! And yesterday I went to purchase my gift for DFi - a very nice Movado watch - and I bought myself a diamond pendant to wear on my wedding day.

I still have to meet the florist, but I can't do that until I get the swatches. They'll hopefully arrive soon. I can't believe I'm getting married in 5 months. Time flies!!

Are you sorry you asked yet? :rotfl:

I'm sure the dresses are beautiful! I can't tell you how many weddings I stood up in ... some with good dresses and some that I erased from my memory. But if they all like the dress then that's a good sign. And you do know that you are obligated to post pictures after the wedding!!

Wow, a Movado for him and a diamond pendant for you ... I'm jealous!! But since it's your wedding you deserve the best.

MickeyDee
03-20-2006, 10:55 PM
Ha! Well one cannot really compare The Mummy 2 to Heavenly Creatures. Hopefully Rachel will start getting more, ahem, substancial parts.

Just read your other post where you mention Sleater Kinney. I was a huge fan as well. I even lived in Olympia WA for three years!

You're a SK fan AND a Kate fan? Ohmygoodness! I'm going to have to officially declare you my new best friend!! I'm so jealous you lived in Olympia! hehe

beckmrk04
03-20-2006, 11:40 PM
Heya! I am not familiar with Katamari Damacy...what format is it on?

As for musicians....my three big favorite bands are Sleater-Kinney, Dressy Bessy, and Throwing Muses, but I could create a list of musicians that would crash the board for its length! LOL

Katamari Damacy- we play it on PS2. It's a Japanese game that has been imported, and hilariously translated. Anywho- you are a little guy and you roll around a sticky ball (a katamari) and pick stuff up for the King of the Cosmos, who accidentally obliterated all the stars (he turns your sticky ball creations back into stars). The funny thing is you pick up the CRAZIEST things- from sushi to cats to people and if you get big enough whales, cars, dinosaurs, loch ness monsters... It's a hoot. Actually- "We love Katamari" is the new one- only about $20 or so anywhere.... It's super addictive and highly entertaining.

disneynutt1225
03-21-2006, 08:46 AM
And you do know that you are obligated to post pictures after the wedding!!



Of course I will! :goodvibes

RainbowCloak
03-21-2006, 10:36 AM
Hi folks,

I am a good ole-boy from Hotlanta, GA. I get to WDW a few times each year, and currently planning my next trip for the infamous gay day week.

Beyond that, I live in a nice apartment with my kids (the cats) and I work too much, get paid too little, and a big pop culture fan (super-heroes rock!)

Big fan of the Disney villains (Maleficient is FAAAAAbulous!)

So, that's who I am.. now I'll go back to lurkin.. :)

FigmentGuy
03-21-2006, 12:15 PM
Katamari Damacy- we play it on PS2. It's a Japanese game that has been imported, and hilariously translated. Anywho- you are a little guy and you roll around a sticky ball (a katamari) and pick stuff up for the King of the Cosmos, who accidentally obliterated all the stars (he turns your sticky ball creations back into stars). The funny thing is you pick up the CRAZIEST things- from sushi to cats to people and if you get big enough whales, cars, dinosaurs, loch ness monsters... It's a hoot. Actually- "We love Katamari" is the new one- only about $20 or so anywhere.... It's super addictive and highly entertaining.

Yay for Katamari! The Bf and I love this game also! We just recently got another couple addicted to the game too. When we play, who doesnt have the controller in hand gets to sing the 'back up music' for the round. Too much fun!

We cant help but notice that the "king" has a noticeable 'feature'! lol, Everytime we see that 'feature' we think of David Bowie from the Labyrinth!

...and the best line of the game... ROYAL RAINBOW!

FergieTCat
03-21-2006, 04:54 PM
I don't think I introduced myself.

I'm Donna. I'm single (although dating a doctor -- there's a Jewish mother in Delray Beach beaming!). I live in Forest Hills, Queens, New York with 2 gray tabbies.

I am a CSP -- must be from volunteering at Broadway Cares, Amfar, etc. Nothing you can say will faze me.

Someday, when we all get together and drink heavily, I will tell you the tale of the weekend Princess Diana died. It involves me and two gay men, one of whom named his cat after the princess (hint: it's Fergie's sister and I now own both of them). We would have submitted on spec to "Will & Grace", but they'd never believe us!!

Viki
03-21-2006, 05:46 PM
Someday, when we all get together and drink heavily, I will tell you the tale of the weekend Princess Diana died. It involves me and two gay men, one of whom named his cat after the princess (hint: it's Fergie's sister and I now own both of them). We would have submitted on spec to "Will & Grace", but they'd never believe us!!

Darlin' you're singing my song! What, exactly, are we drinking???

Aurora3
03-21-2006, 10:36 PM
Originally from Northern California, I've been in South Texas for the past eight years. Numbers-wise I'm 47 and have a 12 year old daughter. I'm currently adjusting to being single after a 17 year relationship with a woman who could take or leave Disney and can't stand roller coasters (what was I thinking?!?) I'm a DVC member and thank goodness the points are all mine. I'm an attorney, have a boring-nice house in a very boring-nice neighborhood where the kids play outside and neighbors talk to each other (yawn). I want to go live with The Mouse when I retire. I get to WDW at least once a year and the next trip I have planned is for Spring Break 2007. DD wants to take two of her friends so I'll be getting a 2 bdrm villa for the first time. :grouphug:
A meet sounds like a great idea. A second trip in late Fall 2007 is certainly do-able for me! :woohoo:

vyse22
03-22-2006, 12:55 AM
Hello to all. I am Shonda (on the left) and I am 29. Marcy is 34 and we live in southern Illinois. This year will be my first trip to Disney and for my 30th bday. We have 5 cats so we fit in with the lesbians and the cat stereotype. That is okay, they are the babies of the house. If you want to know more, just ask and I will be happy to tell you.

joanjett1976
03-22-2006, 09:40 AM
You're a SK fan AND a Kate fan? Ohmygoodness! I'm going to have to officially declare you my new best friend!! I'm so jealous you lived in Olympia! hehe

Ha Ha! AND a DISney fan. You would think never the three shall meet, huh?

Olympia is very interesting at first and then incredibly frustrating. Lots of late nights, lots of drinking. Oh and I managed to somehow squeze in school!

FergieTCat
03-22-2006, 01:59 PM
It's gonna be strong and at least a double!!

Darlin' you're singing my song! What, exactly, are we drinking???

MickeyDee
03-22-2006, 07:25 PM
Katamari Damacy- we play it on PS2. It's a Japanese game that has been imported, and hilariously translated. Anywho- you are a little guy and you roll around a sticky ball (a katamari) and pick stuff up for the King of the Cosmos, who accidentally obliterated all the stars (he turns your sticky ball creations back into stars). The funny thing is you pick up the CRAZIEST things- from sushi to cats to people and if you get big enough whales, cars, dinosaurs, loch ness monsters... It's a hoot. Actually- "We love Katamari" is the new one- only about $20 or so anywhere.... It's super addictive and highly entertaining.

Oh, okay! That does sound familiar! I'll have to check it out! Thanks for the recommend. :)

MickeyDee
03-22-2006, 07:28 PM
Ha Ha! AND a DISney fan. You would think never the three shall meet, huh?

Olympia is very interesting at first and then incredibly frustrating. Lots of late nights, lots of drinking. Oh and I managed to somehow squeze in school!


So, Olympia is like all those other small eclectic party college cities, huh? lol

and yes....Disney fans to boot!!! LOL Too funny! Just another link in the armour of new best friendom! hehe

Coty's Dads
03-22-2006, 07:46 PM
SO...this is what we get for not reading the boards for a couple of days...our intro has to be on page 7!!!

I am Tim (36) and as of March 28, Dan (31) and I will have been together for three wonderful, bliss-filled, heart stopping years ;) Actually, we can't believe it has actually been 3 years.

We live in a Maryland suburb of DC with our almost 2 year old chocolate lab, Coty. I work for the Federal government, and have so for the past 13 years, and Dan works for a bio-tech company in the IT field.

As of this January, we are DVC members at the BWV. We bought it on resale and it came with banked points, and we have already planned trips for October and December using our points! We are also going down for gay days with two lesbian couples and another gay male couple staying at the Swan.

We both had been to Disney off and on, but not until we became extremely good friends with our neighbors - Deb from allearsnet - did we actually learn to love it and all that there is. She has shown us a number of great things about it, and we are learning more and more each time we go down there. She now even posts some of the pics we take on her site (she calls us her "lost bois", so that is what is credited on the pics) which is a lot of fun for us to find them.

We both love to play golf, bowl, play Tiger Woods Golf on PS2, play with the pooch, paint and decorate our new townhouse, hang with friends and watch movies (gotta love Netflix).

We are hoping to meet other gays and lesbians who like Disney too, and this is a great place to start.

I think that is about all I can think of....if anyone wants to meet when you are down at Disney, drop us a note. We can plan something. We will be down for gay days(5/31-6/5), F&W (10/8 - 10/11) and for the holiday decorations with Dan's parents (12/8 - 12/11).

Hope to get to know lots about everyone...

dan and scott
03-22-2006, 08:21 PM
Hi,
I'm Scott of "dan and scott"
We've been on these boards since 97 when there was only 1 board.
We've been together for 10+yrs. and have owned a house together for 8, with a beautiful little cocker spaniel called Fantasia.
We are also DVC members since 98 and have 525 points at the BW and have been to WDW numerous times.
We've been to Disnyland 2*, on DCL 12*with most being the 7 nighters and of course the eastbound panama repo cruise, we are waitlisted for the westbound Med. repo cruise. We usually cruise with family and friends gay& straight.
We've also been to Disneyland Paris once--which we both agree is the BEST Magic Kingdom we've been to (the Magic Kingdom is are least fave park)We are hoping to go to Disneyland Tokyo and Hong Kong for our 15th aniversary.

Scott

Saxton
03-22-2006, 08:32 PM
Welcome to all the new folks. It's great to see that we just keep growing.

Viki & Rick - what do you think about making this thread a sticky so it will always be available at the top for new people?

Viki
03-22-2006, 08:46 PM
Welcome to all the new folks. It's great to see that we just keep growing.

Viki & Rick - what do you think about making this thread a sticky so it will always be available at the top for new people?

Your wish is my command!

Tiger Fan
03-24-2006, 02:10 AM
This will have to be short since it's so late, but wow, was I excited to pop on the DIS and see this great new board added. My name is Lisa, I am almot 37 (next month), my partner Lynn is 42, and we have a daughter, Emily that just turned 9. Lynn and I have been together almost 15 years and we chose that I would carry Emily. Lynn has full guardianship and we've never had any problems. We used an unknown donor from a cryobank and she turned out absolutely perfect :goodvibes ! She is by far the joy in our lives and what keeps us going day to day. Most of you probably know about my battle with cancer, I won't get into here, but with minimal research you can find more about that. We live in the lovely state of SC, in a small town at that, but luckily we've had no problems what-so-ever. We are even members of the First Baptist Church where we met with the Pastor 8 years ago before joining and he welcomed us with open arms. We feel very welcome there and are involved in many activities. Lynn coaches mostly year around with many parents requesting her year after year. I'll close for now, but hope to pop back in later this weekend and do some more reading on this board. Glad to see everyone posting. Happy DISing everyone!
Lisa
Tiger Fan

T&KHayes
03-24-2006, 10:47 AM
Gosh I guess I have been busy! I hadn't even seen his thread!

My name is Kim (34), and my DP is Tiffani (30). Together we are raising my two children, Jess (13) and Brendan, aka Bubba (6). I work for a local company selling cellular service and phones for 3 different carriers, and Tiff is an asst. operator at the wastewater treatment plant.

We just bought our first house last june and we share it with our dog Bessie (Boston terrier) and our tabby cat Lucky.

We love to hang out with friends, watch movies, travel, camp, and spend time with family. Plus the endless amount of friends that the kids constantly have over, we are pretty busy.
I have been a Disney lover since birth I think. And me and DD have been to DL numerous times. But due to financial reasons, last Oct. was the first time for DS and DP! It was also actually a first for DD and I as well since we went to WDW and than on DCL for a 7 nighter! It was fabulous and we are already trying to figure out how we can afford to do it again soon!

So nice to know more about all of you! Thanks for sharing everyone!

DisneyDan77
03-31-2006, 12:52 PM
Hello,

My name is Dan, and Im new to the forum. I am a freelance artist and work on alot of diferent Disney paintings..I just finished an Ariel painting in fact. I love all things Disney, especially the villains. I also collect different things. I would love to meet other artists on here as well as other Disney fans..since being in Wi..its not easy to find other Disney fanatics..especially cute gay ones ;-)

DavidUK
03-31-2006, 02:25 PM
hey dan!! welcome!

x

DisneyDan77
03-31-2006, 02:30 PM
Thanks David! Cool pic..I love Poppins Penguins

unfreshdiva1
04-03-2006, 07:38 PM
Here is my intro: Me (Steve a.k.a Unfreshdiva) and DP Aaron have been together for 8 happy years! We are huge Disney fans and go often (going for week at end of April and then again for Gay Days). Have a house that is too big for us in Raleigh, NC. My DP just got accepted into Masters Degree program at FAU (in Boca Rotan, FL) so we will be putting house up for sale and moving to Florida! DP is an actor and I travel the globe as a business consultant for MARS (not the planet, the candy company). We love to travel (just back from cruise to Mexico), go to NYC to see broadway shows (recently saw The Color Purple - loved it!), and enjoy having a positive outlook on life! (if I could figure out how to post picture to post, I will do so). :banana:

wallyb
04-04-2006, 09:20 AM
Hi Iím Walter - fairly new to the DIS.
Iím a freelance designer.
I live in Bostonís South End with my (Legal now!) husband Paul
and my dog Stella (see avatar).
Paul and I have been together 24 years
this month (Legal just one year)

We're off to WDW (trip #9) in November.

Tony-NJ
04-04-2006, 10:36 AM
Not sure how I missed this thread!!! oh yes I do - I'm a burn out!!!

Hi! I read a few pages so far and will finish later on...

I'm Tony, guess where I'm from?? I'm 37 (38 in a couple of weeks) and Chris is in his early 40's (closer to mid) ;) We've been together for almost 11 years - we live ina 4 bedroom cape in lovely Bloomfield NJ. We only use one bedroom as a bedroom though. We make good use out of the other rooms...

I am a sales person for a direct marketing company and Chris runs a call center in a bank. My job has me on the road often which gets tired - quickly!

We own 2 DVC contracts at OKW and pretty much go to WDW every year though NOT this year ;( We usually take MIL with us and are usually there when our CSP friends are there - always a blast! No animals as Chris is alergic - though I want a puppy so bad! I think if we had a fenced in yard we would have one by now. Chris has been including dog whatever in his allergy shots... I've been DISing for years now but pretty much only visit this board as I'm not crazy at how big some of the other boards have become. I do use the sight to research when I'm planning a trip though.

Nothing else really - we are a pretty low key couple. Oh Chris LOVES Cher and I LOVE Madonna! Always a war in our house about that.

Now I have to read the rest of this thread!

DavidUK
04-04-2006, 11:13 AM
hey unfreshdiva / steve (interesting name!!) and Wally - what kind of design? i'm just about to graduate in Interactive design!

and steve it would be cooler if you were business development for Mars the planet!

David
x

wallyb
04-04-2006, 11:30 AM
All kinds really - all advertising/marketing related
branding, logos, web sites, web banners, print ads, direct mail campaigns, billboards and bus wraps. You name it weíll do it.
We try to concentrate on consumer behaviors.
I have 2 business partners.

True North
04-04-2006, 06:09 PM
Tony, I'm glad I'm not the only one! I guess I tend to ignor sticky threads. They tend to be things I don't like to pay attention to like the "rules" and things that are "important." :)

Hi everyone! My name is Noah, and I am in Montreal, Canada. (Home of fellow DISers Joanjett and Toto.) I'm married to Will, my university boyfriend, and have a 1.5 year old son Mark. I am finnishing law school, and will be done in the next 2 months. (Hurray!) In the past I have worked for a human rights group here in Montreal.

I got adicted to these boards last fall when I started to plan my first family trip to WDW. It is taking forever to figure this trip out becuase of issues with graduation and future jobs and so on. The current plan is November (due to Viki telling me it is the best time to go) however, there is a chance we will just pack up at anytime between then and now and go.

Ummm.... I guess that is it. I also tend to post just so people comment on how cutre my son is, becuase for some reason I get that once on every thread. I hate to say it is becuase I have my little gay family, but I swear I get it more then most. (And as people from the old gay-friendly thread know, this is despite the fact he is wearing the ugliest outfit in the world) Anyways, I'm not complaining. :teeth:

Tony-NJ
04-04-2006, 08:53 PM
ok Noah - BTW Mark is a cutie!!!!

Tosie
04-07-2006, 04:37 PM
Not sure how I missed this thread!!! oh yes I do - I'm a burn out!!!

Hi! I read a few pages so far and will finish later on...

I'm Tony, guess where I'm from?? I'm 37 (38 in a couple of weeks) and Chris is in his early 40's (closer to mid) ;) We've been together for almost 11 years - we live ina 4 bedroom cape in lovely Bloomfield NJ.


I used to spend a lot of time in Bloomfield in my younger years! Are those beautiful trees in Brookdale Park in bloom yet?

My best friend used to live across the street from Gencarelli's Bakery (I think that was the name of it) and I miss their goodies!

:wave2: to Tony from scenic Warren County!

Tony-NJ
04-08-2006, 07:47 PM
hey tosie - yup we love that bakery!!! The Trees are starting to bloom too. We live just a couple of blocks from that bakery. :)

Hazy
04-09-2006, 01:18 PM
Hi All-

Noah, you are going to get it twice on this thread instead of once, Mark is adorable!!!!! You are so blessed!

TonyNJ and Tosie- Hello from Morris County :wave2:

Looks like I am in the middle of you both!

Hazy

Tony-NJ
04-09-2006, 07:21 PM
yo hazy... :wave2:

k8x
04-15-2006, 09:37 PM
Hey y'all,

I'm brand new on DIS but an ol' Disney veteran from waaaaay back. This is a very cool board, and I am so happy to see a GLBT section! (sigh of relief)

By way of introduction, I am K8 or k8x from Austin, Texas. I've lived in TX for 14 years as an editor and writer but was originally a Floridian and believe my number of park visits to be in the 60-75 range (hence the packed Dis-resume down below). Back in the stone age, when I was 10, my favorite fantasy game was to pretend that my best friend Angie and I were Disney employees who got to live in the Contemporary Resort as part of our pay. In this scenario, we were sassy professional chicks; I would go so far as to keep a notebook of lists and calculate budgets to run our little apartment in the tower... (Do I hear crickets chirping?)

Yes, well, that was prolly T.M.I. ... And yes, I am still an uber-geek and listmaker. Currently, I am planning a list for a family reunion trip to WDW next month. It will be my first time back to the actual parks since 2000, and I am very excited. My teen son and my special ladyfriend will accompany and we will be meeting my sis and parents. The kin are staying at Saratoga Springs (my sister is a DVCer) and we are staying at the Beach Club.

Any and all advice regarding: new attractions, resort extras/late hours, the aforementioned resorts in general, general Disney-gayness, etc., would be appreciated.

Well, there's that. If you don't mind, I'm going to poke around and join a few threads... Thanks for having this cozy board!

cheers!

rickwelch49525
04-17-2006, 03:24 PM
Well, I have using the DIS forums for a few years, but never signed up. Glad this one opened up.

I have been going to WDW since I was five! Got addicted at a young age. Travel there often with my family and my partner, 1-2 times a year. Going down for the first weekend in June again. Have been a few times, always fun to be there then. We are 39 (for a couple more months) and early 40's.

Not sure what else I should put, but that is it for now!

Ric

lillielil
04-19-2006, 11:23 AM
Hi everyone. I'm Lillian and my fiancee (who posts here way more than I do) is Kristen, both 24. We live just outside DC in an itty-bitty studio apartment with our giant hound dog, Pinto. Kristen's the real Disney enthusiast - she plans everything and I'm happy to be along for the ride. I manage a gym and K's finishing up her masters at Georgetown, so I am definitely looking forward to having two incomes soon!

Our next trip is January 2007 for our honeymoon! :love:

gabbysmom04
04-23-2006, 09:23 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Katie 26 my DH 33 we live in NY near Albany. We have two kids Gabriella 22 months and Dominic 5.5 months. My son Dominic was born with a cleft lip and palate and a long list of other health problems. My DH works for the NY state police and I am working on going crazy! I thought I would introduce myself since I am always reading this board.

StormTigger
04-24-2006, 09:38 PM
Just a quick "hello" :wave2: to all the new people and Welcome to the Dis! :cloud9:

Viki
04-25-2006, 08:02 AM
Hey, Tony, k8x, Ric, Lillian, and Katie! It's great to have you with us and thanks for introducing yourselves. You'll find this is a great place to hang out, meet friends, and share all things Disney.

Noah ... your son IS the cutest (from a Mom whose baby boy - now 16 - used to be the cutest; folk would stop us on the street and say, "Do you know how cute your son is?"). And, listen, November IS good, but don't tell anyone this: the week after Labor Day is simply heavenly (a good Fla heat, no lines, and very yummy times!).

CanadianGuy
04-25-2006, 10:25 AM
Wow.. single is definitely the minority here huh? That's ok.. I'm John, I'm 36.. live in the frozen north .. ok not really.. but I'm in Canada -- by Maine.

First trip to Disney was 10 days in May/June of 1995 with my then boyfriend Brad. When I booked the trip I had no idea it was gay days at the time. What an amazing vacation. I distinctly remember being on Pirates on GayDay and as we approached the gold room, the boat was very quiet. Then from the front, super loud for everyone to hear someone says, "Ok.. you know what? Sometimes.. less.. IS more..."

The entire boat broke out in uproarious laughter.

I've gone back many times since but haven't been to the parks since 1999 so I'm very keen to get back for this upcoming GayDays.

1 month and 3 days ... but who's counting.

J

disneykid
04-26-2006, 11:40 AM
Hi all!

John here, 33 tomorrow! I reside in Newark, DE, but will be looking to relocate to Orlando next April due to a recent merger of the bank that I've been with for 13yrs, unfortunately my job won't be staying past September.
:sad1:

I am single after a 5 yr relationship that was stressing, I'm out completely, he's in completely, or so he thinks!

I have my 58th trip to Disney since 1997 in 18 days! Arrive on the 14th and depart on the 18th of May, love to go but hate to leave!

Glad to see there is finally a place to discuss our issues and meet new people!

Hope everyone is having a magical day!!!

CanadianGuy
04-26-2006, 12:31 PM
Hey John:

First off - Happy Birthday! I'll be celebrating my birthday in the park this year - June 1. I'll turn 37. Which ticks me off.. cause I so don't FEEL 37.

Sorry our trips won't overlap.. you sound like a barrell of fun AND a real park expert.. someone who could give me a run for my money in the 'lots of trivia' department. (At least, you ought to be with that many visits under your belt!)

John

disneykid
04-26-2006, 12:49 PM
Thanks John, Happy pre-birthday to you as well! I do have to say that I am chock full of disney information, it's kinda freaky sometimes the things I know, kind of like Rosie!

It is a shame our vacations don't overlap, I rarely run into anyone down there other than the Disney cast members that I know.

IT would be nice to meet new people who like Disney as much as me! :tigger:

Innocuous1
04-26-2006, 04:03 PM
Hey John:

First off - Happy Birthday! I'll be celebrating my birthday in the park this year - June 1. I'll turn 37. Which ticks me off.. cause I so don't FEEL 37.

Sorry our trips won't overlap.. you sound like a barrell of fun AND a real park expert.. someone who could give me a run for my money in the 'lots of trivia' department. (At least, you ought to be with that many visits under your belt!)

John

I'm turning 37 a week before you, John. What is 37 supposed to feel like?

CanadianGuy
04-26-2006, 04:37 PM
Inno:

Near as I can tell, it feels like 36 only MORE. (eew..)

Innocuous1
04-27-2006, 10:28 AM
I guess I jumped in without really introducing myself. First off I'm a guy who has trouble with social conventions. If you see me here much, I'll probably be just giving my two cents about somebody's personal life rather than talking about myself. Actually, what the deal is is that I have no boundaries, but have learned through experience that the world is full of other people's boundaries.

I think the only recent memory of begrudging my age was when I was doing a write-up about local discos and noticed that everybody in the pictures was younger than me. And cooler, it's the cooler part that bothers me.

FairlyOddFairy
04-30-2006, 09:26 PM
Hi I just joined the dis, my partner and I are going to WDW soon With my Dsis & DM and they have been on the dis for a while and thought I'd get into it. I live in the twin cities in MN and work retail at a family run shoe repair and sales shop. My partner and I have been together for 3 years and March 05 I leagally changed my last name and took hers. That was very exciting. Hope to Catch you all on the boards. :wave2:

TuckandStuiesMom
05-02-2006, 11:24 AM
-- A subject of some interest for me as many of my friends have parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents who were polygamists. (You don't have to shake my husband's family tree too hard to have a few plural married folks fall out there either -- although NOBODY talks about it. ;) )
I am 52, straight (but NOT narrow -- so I hope nobody minds if I post here from time to time), mom to five, grandmom to five (will be 6 before the week is over :) ), & work in heavy industry. My hobbies are horses (currently only have one -- an adopted BLM mustang mare who thinks I'm her mom) and photography. AND OF COURSE, I'M A WDW FANATIC -- NEXT TRIP WITH MY DD IS PLANNED FOR SEPTEMBER.

HauntedMansionMan
05-02-2006, 07:43 PM
Hi Everyone :wave:,

Figured my first post should be my introduction. Looking forward to making new Disney buddies. :thumbsup2 I've been to Disney more times than I can remember, but doing my first solo trip mid May '06 at the ripe 'ole age of 39 (figured I needed to do it before 40...don't know why :confused3 ) Anyway, look forward to chatting with you all!!.....Steve

Viki
05-02-2006, 08:28 PM
Hey John :wave: :wave: :wave:

FairlyOdd :rolleyes1 :rolleyes1 :rolleyes1

Sue :grouphug: :grouphug: :grouphug:

And Steve :wave2: :wave2: :wave2:

GREAT to have you all with us! :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome: :welcome:

RemixBoyNJ
05-03-2006, 10:55 AM
Hey all....Guess I should introduce myself as well :)

My name is Adam and my my other half is Tim, we are both 31 (but he is a month a day and a week older (and I let him know it every chance I get).

We live in Plainsboro, NJ (the name says it all), with our cat Bastion, and dog Aiko.

Looking foward to speaking with ya all soon.

Adam

smittyml
05-03-2006, 08:53 PM
:cool1: My partner and I are going for a week this month. Just wanted to know what the atmosphere was like. Pretty gay friendly, or what? We're going with my partner's family and they have two kids. We're stoked about going. What was your experience like? :cool1:

I am becoming addicted to this forum and would love to know a little about all of you that I see post every day. I searched and didn't find another intro thread so... I started one. :teeth:
I'm Julie, my partner is Ava. We live in NYC, beautiful Harlem to be exact.
I'm 30, she's 26. We have 2 cats (yeah yeah the lesbians and their cats ;) )
We're going to WDW again April 22nd-28th!

If anyone has any other questions I'd be glad to answer them :thumbsup2

So... tell me about yourselves!

MrVisible
05-04-2006, 12:13 PM
I've been all over these boards for the past few days planning a trip to DL in October, and I thought I'd drop in and say hi. So hi.

I don't know if I qualify as a Disney fanatic, having only been to DL twice, but it's my favorite place in the world. My boyfriend and I spent my birthday there a couple of years ago, and it was absolutely wonderful.

And now we're spending the next few months getting ourselves all psyched up to go again. :banana:

Thanks for being here, and for convincing us that we're not completely crazy for being this excited.

ThunderMTexpert
05-08-2006, 01:08 AM
i'm amy, straight, but it doesn't seem to matter here- everyone is just so sweet, and i love the fact that there's somewhere that people can chat without being ugly about sexuality! thanks to everyone who are such GREAT people!

i'm about to be 20 (may 20th) and my fiance is 20- we have been engaged for about a week now, so the term fiance is relatively new! LOL- we have a puppy, peanut!

me andmy older sister (24) argue strongly for gay/lesbian rights, and we are so excited to be in june this year for "gay week!" i know it sounds silly, but i really am excited! i think it's so beautiful that people love. not love man/woman, man/man, woman/woman. just LOVE. it doesn't matter who. ..........and mickey doesn't care, either. :) :love:

JenninVT
05-16-2006, 02:22 PM
Hi everyone,
I'm a long-time reader of the boards, not too many posts though. I've been a DVC member since 2001, and I try to get to WDW at least once per winter.

I'm 34, single, and the only part of my life that is closeted is my obsessive Disney trip planning.

I think I may have every Travel channel WDW special ever aired. When I need a fix, I watch one of the many planning videos I've saved. I liked collecting the different versions: baby boomer, no kids, etc.

Glad to see this board, as I usually travel with other gay folks, and we always have a great time with the high camp value.
Jenn

Glorydaz
05-16-2006, 04:11 PM
what a great bunch of people you all are!!! seriously!! ok, my name is Michelle. I too am straight ( define that please?) and to borrow someone else's phrase - not at all narrow!! lol....

I am going to be 50 this December ( wow - that's REALLY hard to see in print)!!!! and live with my DP Jaime ( my lifeline and godsend), my daughter Jaimee, my son Matthew ( when he's on break from school ) and assorted furbabies... we have 2 chihuahua's who are 14 months old ...Keyser Soze and Bella and we also have 2 cats ...Socks who is 11 and Mr Bigglesworth who is 7 ....all this in a 2 bedroom garden condo in Staten Island, NY .... :rotfl2:

my boyfriend works for EMS FDNY almost 17 years now and I am a retail manager for a not-for-profit working with developementally challenged adults ( now that's a mouth full)!!!! wonderful people - no money which is why I'm changing professions in a couple of months..

didn't get to Disney until my mid 20's and over the past years went a number of times, but never enough....my bf and I just bought into DVC and I think Disney is my heaven! we'll be down in October - would love to meet some of you guys then !

ok, I've rambled enough......it's been great "meeting" you and I look forward to chatting all things Disney & life ( or whatever)! oh yes, and a HUGE thank-you to Pete for creating the DIS !!!!

:wave2: Michelle

stonefemme011500
05-17-2006, 01:10 PM
Hi everyone! As an introduction, I am Tammy, 39 from Rhode Island. I live with my wife Tasia, 29 and our two kids 10 and 11, and many critters. We have been together for 6 1/2 years. We are fortunate enough to be going to Disney July 8-23 this year, and are almost ready to bust from waiting!

buckylarue
05-23-2006, 04:11 PM
Wow, didn't want to be the first to post, lost track of the thread, now I'm the 139th! :)

http://gatosinternational.com/DisPics/tink.jpg

I'm Wally (in the hat), that's my partner Dan, and Tink of course! We met at a planning meeting for Gay Pride '77 in Minneapolis and have been together ever since, so this Pride will be our 29th anniversary celebration. I've been going to Disney parks for 50 years now (took my first trip to Disneyland in 1956 with the family when I was 4 1/2 years old). Dan had never been to a Disney park before I dragged him to WDW, but now he's as hooked as I am! We joined DVC in 2000, and try and get to WDW or DL at least once or twice a year. Next trip will be for my 55th birthday in December (and there's even a DIS meet planned for that night at Jellyrolls :thumbsup2 ), and then next year for Gay Days to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Hope to see some of you around for either trip!!

DVC~OKW~96
05-25-2006, 07:28 PM
Wow! I haven't been here in awhile, but I'm sure glad I stopped by!

Been a DVC member since '96 (my partner and I) and we've been together for 11 years.

We love WDW, go there as often as possible to stay onsite, and also like to get a walk in around the WS at least a couple times a month.

It is so wonderful to see all of you here! Buckylarue, I remember you from the other DIS forums! I LOVE your photo!

Take care everyone and if you happen to run into us in the parks, say HEY! (We'll be the ones with the lavender streamers). :D

NewJersey
05-25-2006, 07:51 PM
Hi all!

I'm Tim, 22, recently graduated from college (about two weeks ago). I start my first real job in August in New York City. Looking forward to it!!!

My bf and I are planning a trip in August and can't wait. Our first vacation together! :love:

Hazy
05-26-2006, 08:09 AM
Hi Tim!

Welcome to the boards! Glad to see someone else from Jersey here also!
Have a great time with your BF. I am sure it will be a trip you will never forget! :goofy: :mickeyjum :donald: :dumbo:

Hazy :earsboy:

Ex Cast Member
05-26-2006, 11:16 PM
I'm Dylan (36)
I used to work at the Backlot Tour Watertank at Disney MGM years ago...seems like forever ago.
I now live in Los Angeles where I work in DVD production at Technicolor. We do most of Disney's titles which is cool. I have actually seen "Cars" already! They start the DVD's early!
I have a partner of 11 years (also seems like forever! LOL), Bill (42). He is in advertising.
We love anything Disney. I am also really in Star Trek, X-Men, Lost, Veronica Mars, and anything Joss Whedon.

It's very nice to read about you all!

DisneyParkFan
05-27-2006, 01:09 AM
I'm Cliff (46)
Born and raised in St. Louis, MO
Big Disney fan ever since I was a kid.
Mom took us to WDW 4 months after it opened, and I wan't able to go back until the 25th celebrations (talk about a dry spell).
Since then I have been back to WDW(3x) and went to DL(2x) and DLP(1x). I was at DL for its 50th on its actual 50th. It wasn't as crowded as people thought it would be. Would like to go to TDL and HKD someday.
I am in middle school education (Science).
Living single. No pets, just my garden to work in. I have a Disneyland rose is blooming like crazy right now!
Enjoy doing community theatre.

Psychometrika
05-29-2006, 10:06 PM
Hi all.

What an awesome board. Just found it. I'm Gregory, married to Stewart for 6 years now. Alas - it is not a Disney marriage, as I am the only crazed Disniphile.

I travel on "business" a couple times a year and spend several extra days at the parks. I own at VWL and recently spent an unhappy 5 nights at OKW, but that's another story.

We live in a 100 year old house (aka "money-pit"), garden, have an extensive DVD collection, an O-Scale model train in the basement (how butch can I get), two cats (Greta and Max), and two 31-year old turtles that I acquired when I was 10 yo. All you math scholars can guess my age.

I'm a professor at the University of Toledo and Stewart is a semi-retired house husband. If you're ever in Toledo (like that's gonna happen) look us up!

Gregory :rainbow:

majortom
05-31-2006, 06:22 AM
and steve it would be cooler if you were business development for Mars the planet!


Have to support David on this, although if you get to hang out with the Green M&M, that would be cool.

/carmi

OrlandoMike
05-31-2006, 08:07 AM
HOLY TOLEDO!

You must live in the Old West End if your house is that old! I grew up in Toledo, went to that high school right down the street from UT! (Ya the Catholic all boys one)

I was supposed to actually travel to UT in two weeks to help with the drum corps show being held there, but we are on very tight vacation restrictions right now, and alas I wont be able to go. I did however manage to get in my annual trip to Cedar Point a few weeks ago!

Welcome to the boards! Been to Packo's yet?

Mark'sParks
06-05-2006, 09:57 PM
I just joined this group tonight. My best friend Bruce and I just got back from a week long stay at the World. It was my 79th trip to WDW since 1973. Yes, I know I need professional help. It was only Bruce's second trip so I have lots to show him. It is just so much fun seeing the magic of the World in someone's eyes as they experience so many things for the first time.


We were there for pride week two years ago and had a great time. We had to go the week before this year so we missed pride weekend all together this year. We stayed three nights at the Royal Plaza, two nights at the Swan, and two nights at the Yacht Club to get a different feel for the different resorts. The Plaza has that great Roman jacuzzi tub that I can't get enough of while I am there. The Swan has everything and the Yacht has the Stormalong Bay pool and the Yachtsmans' Steakhouse.

The World has always been a mecca for gays since it opened, especially in the resorts and since Pleasure Island opened.

I look forward to hearing from everyone. If anyone has any questions, just ask me. I ridden it, stayed there, and ate there, no matter what it is.

I am already planning trip 80 and Bruce is looking forward to trip 3.


Mark'sParks

PghLybrt
06-16-2006, 02:51 PM
Hello everybody......
Let's see My name is Melissa and I have been with my girl now for almost 11 years....she is 28 and I turned 30...we are both big Disneyworld fans, I have been going ever since I was little and she satrted going when we dragged her sister out of school and drove down to Orlando and spent the week! (Needless to say her parents were not overly thrilled, but her sister was a senior in high school) and that was 8 years ago! Now I am her Moms favorite child! I own a retail company and she works for me , which sometimes makes life difficult. We have 2 dogs...sorry no cats. We love to travel and our latest discovery is Olivia...fantatic vacations!! We also are both artsy ..... she is a painter and I love film (however mine is more of a hobby) and we both got into drag performance ....that is one good time!

Oh and I am totally new around here so I am bound to make a million mistakes trying to figure this stuff out!

PennyW
06-16-2006, 03:50 PM
our latest discovery is Olivia...fantatic vacations!!
Welcome Melissa!

I'm curious about your Olivia vacation experiences. We are going on the Alaska cruise in September. Neither us has ever been on an Olivia vacation (or a cruise for that matter), so this is really exciting for us!

Penny

FoxxBoys
06-16-2006, 05:01 PM
We're not really from Texas - we're Jersey Boys at heart. I'm David and my partner is Will. We've been together for 8 days shy of six years. Originally from Atlantic City, NJ, I moved to Orlando, FL, where I worked for nearly 18 years at the Walt Disney World Resort. Will grew up in North Jersey, Hackettstown Ė literally right next door to the M&M factory, and moved to Boston in the mid 90ís. In 2000, we both traveled to New York City for Gay Pride where we met at the Hilton on the 26th floor. A few months after that weekend, Will sold his brownstone and moved to Florida and joined me at Disney. Last year, I was recruited by an advertising agency in Dallas. So, after a long, long discussion and lots of deep thoughts, we packed up and moved to North Texas. What a difference! Thereís virtually no humidity compared to Central Florida. It can be well over 100 degrees and still feel like a comfortable day. :sunny:

Weíre DVC Members, owning two contracts at DSSR. We took advantage of the Cast Member discount a before few price increases ago. This year, weíre sailing on the DM for 7N to the Western Caribbean and staying at DSSR for 1N before the voyage and 3N after the voyage. Weíve sailed together once before, but this is going to be Willís second cruise. Iíve sailed countless times on the DCL ships and on those of other lines, but launched the DM as an inaugural Crew Member. pirate:

During our time at Disney, we attended Gay Day weekend every year, but this was the first year we were not there. We went to Pride in Atlanta last year and this year weíll be in Dallas. Presumably due to the hot weather, Dallas Pride is in September instead of June. Personally, I think itís hotter in NYC in June than in Dallas. Go figure. :rainbow:

Hope to make lots of friends in the GLBT section of the Disboards. Until next time, have a magical day!

David :earsboy:

isla bonita
06-17-2006, 07:34 PM
Stonefemme011500 Hello I am also a Rhode Islander

I enjoy the posts so I am introducing myself. Straight, married for 17 years, 3 kids, and a dog. No picket fence!

I like the threads and the discussions that take place.

PghLybrt
06-18-2006, 12:16 PM
Welcome Melissa!

I'm curious about your Olivia vacation experiences. We are going on the Alaska cruise in September. Neither us has ever been on an Olivia vacation (or a cruise for that matter), so this is really exciting for us!

Penny

We had a tremendous time... the women who run it do make great efforts to provide an inclusive, fun and safe environment. I think cruise or not as long as its Olivia its going to be a great time. I am so jealous you get to do the Alaska cruise!! (we have no room in our schedules at that time of year) My biggest piece of advice...donít be shy, get out and meet as many new people as you can and bring an address book or business cards so its easy to give your contact info and receive theirs! We made some really great friends on the last cruise that now has us flying from Pa to Ca ...much more than I ever thought! Any questions ask away , I would be happy to help!

PennyW
06-19-2006, 10:36 AM
donít be shy, get out and meet as many new people as you can and bring an address book or business cards so its easy to give your contact info and receive theirs! Great suggestions! We've already chatted with quite a few gals on the Olivia forum, so we're really looking forward to meeting them in person. The only downside of going that time of year is that we'll have to give up our post-Thanksgiving Disney trip :guilty: But we'll get back to WDW in '07!

PghLybrt
06-19-2006, 04:18 PM
The only downside of going that time of year is that we'll have to give up our post-Thanksgiving Disney trip :guilty: !


I hate to say this (especially here ) but its worth it!

FoxxBoys
06-19-2006, 11:02 PM
Often it's the allies we MO's have in world that go un-noticed and unappreciated. Thank you for posting and for being an ally. Reading that you have three kids is a message that says to us, there are four more people in world who see us as ordinary people and who don't deserve to be treated differently than others.

David & Will :earsboy: :earsboy:

CrazyChik
06-20-2006, 02:16 AM
hi i'm hazzi. i come on this forum a lot but rarely post on it :confused3

hamlet35_2000
06-25-2006, 05:08 PM
Me and John have officially been together for five months, but here is the neat part...six years ago we worked at Disney together and he was involved in an abusive realtionship and couldn't get out of it...fast forwards six years, and he gets out of it and finds me and now we are together again. John is my soulmate and I am so glad to have in back in my life.

And now, well next month, we are going back to WDW, and we are so excited! He hasn't been in six years and I haven't been since about three years ago. We are staying at the Pop Century and have the Disney Premium Dining Plan, so we are eating everywhere we want to eat, no matter what the cost.

I can't wait to go and see all of the new stuff and ride Dumbo with him--I am still debating whether to squeeze into one Dumbo and make it romantic or get seperate Dumbos so our fat ***** will fit. We have all our ADR's booked--I am a schoolteacher so I am for the summer and have been calling and changing and booking for 2 weeks now--and the only real problem has been with that Magical Express system...but I have figured it all out and will let it be (even though those CM's are/were rude with me). Look for my post under Transportation if you want to hear or read the whole story, but honestly it's not very exciting, but some of the comments from others are funny...(one guy complains that he thinks I am going to ruin my "partner's pilgramage" to Disney with my negative attitude...John took care of that one...LOL)

So that's a little about us.

Lauderdaletigger
06-26-2006, 12:04 AM
Hi im john! Michael and I are so excited to be able to go and relive those moments we shared at disney so long ago before we parted.I am so glad he is part of my life again.He has given so much love and support to me during my recent breakup. He is my knight in shining armour and I love him so much. :love:

StormTigger
06-26-2006, 04:01 PM
AAhhh!! John and Mike seem so cute together... Mom! Can we keep 'em? Can we? Can we??! :goodvibes

(Translation - Welcome to the forum!) :wave:

Actually that welcome extends to everyone new.. I just realized I haven't said "hi" to the new ppl in a while. :grouphug:

catpaws007
06-26-2006, 11:18 PM
I am from Warren RI. Live in Tarpon springs FL now.

celerystalker
06-30-2006, 06:27 PM
Hello! New to the board. I'm Amber, 30. My partner is Tammy, also 30. I'm a Disney freak (at least that's what my other friends say) and I'm in the process of turning Tammy into one. Woo! She's always loved Mickey and she's not too jealous of my thing for Ariel and Jessica Rabbit.
I returned to WDW last year after a 6 year hiatus and have since decided that it's an annual trip from now until I get sick of it. I promised Tammy that we would visit Universal in a few years. Maybe. ;)
We're headed down again the last week of September. It will be her first trip and I'm soooo excited for her.

FoxxBoys
07-07-2006, 09:43 PM
Hi all... it's been a couple weeks since we last posted - sounds like confession, or so I've heard from our Catholic friends. Two weeks ago, on 6/24, Will and I celebrated our sixth anniversary and the beginning of our seventh year together.

We met at Gay Pride in New York City in 2000 while we were both staying at the Hilton in Midtown. Will had traveled over from Boston with his soon to be ex and two of their friends. I traveled up from Florida with one of my cousins. As it would happen, Will's soon to be ex was also one of my cousins. Sounds creepy, but it wasn't really. I had never met his ex (my cousin). Their trip to NYC was planned to be their last before they listed their brownstone on the market and went their separate ways. My arrival just happened to expedite that plan.

Three months later, after the brownstone was sold, Will moved to Florida and my very short-lived relationship with my cousin came to an end when he found out this his ex was moving in with me. To this day, he still accuses me of taking his b/f... forgetting all the while that his relationships was over because Will wouldn't tolerate his cheating and drinking anymore.

How's that for drama? Oh, the first year was a lot of fun (smiley face for tongue in cheek) but the past five have truly been a lot of fun.

BTW, just 62 days until we arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort - our first visit since we moved to Texas last November.
http://www.geocities.com/raynbowboys/DavidANDWill.JPG

Best wishes,
David :earsboy:

NewJersey
07-08-2006, 02:51 AM
Hi all... it's been a couple weeks since we last posted - sounds like confession, or so I've heard from our Catholic friends. Two weeks ago, on 6/24, Will and I celebrated our sixth anniversary and the beginning of our seventh year together.

We met at Gay Pride in New York City in 2000 while we were both staying at the Hilton in Midtown. Will had traveled over from Boston with his soon to be ex and two of their friends. I traveled up from Florida with one of my cousins. As it would happen, Will's soon to be ex was also one of my cousins. Sounds creepy, but it wasn't really. I had never met his ex (my cousin). Their trip to NYC was planned to be their last before they listed their brownstone on the market and went their separate ways. My arrival just happened to expedite that plan.

Three months later, after the brownstone was sold, Will moved to Florida and my very short-lived relationship with my cousin came to an end when he found out this his ex was moving in with me. To this day, he still accuses me of taking his b/f... forgetting all the while that his relationships was over because Will wouldn't tolerate his cheating and drinking anymore.

How's that for drama? Oh, the first year was a lot of fun (smiley face for tongue in cheek) but the past five have truly been a lot of fun.

BTW, just 62 days until we arrive at the Walt Disney World Resort - our first visit since we moved to Texas last November.
http://www.geocities.com/raynbowboys/DavidANDWill.JPG

Best wishes,
David :earsboy:

You both look so cute together! Who's who in the picture? Steve and I are taking our first trip to the World together in a little over a month!

Hazy
07-08-2006, 07:41 PM
What a great looking couple!!
Congratulations on your Anniversary!
Tell Will I live about 10 minutes from his old hometown in NJ!!

Hazy :earsboy:

Lauderdaletigger
07-09-2006, 02:03 AM
It is so nice to meet other gay couples on here.It is so hard to meet them within the communtiy.We are a boring couple.We dont go out to bars/Clubs.We like to stay in on Fri/sat nights and watch movies and eat popcorn.Rather than shake our groove thang.Which we plan on doing at mannequins while at WDW...


Congrats to all the couples here!! :cheer2: :yay:

s2turk
07-14-2006, 04:30 PM
Hi everyone! Ok, I'm extremely new to these boards (obviously, I just signed up today!), so bear with me! Anyway, I'm Shannon (30ish), and I live with my partner, Sherry (20ish) just north of Denver. We've been together for about two years now, and this will be our first trip to WDW!!! Woo hoo!! I think I'm slightly more excited than she is, but that's alright! This is actually our first vacation/trip together without the rest of my family, so we're definitely looking forward to it!

Really quickly about us, I work as a transportation planner for the Denver Region, and she's a CNA at a dialysis clinic. We're both starting school again in September (Lord willing!), so this will be a great break before reality hits! We're currently living in my parents gigantic house (hate it!) while they're in the Middle East, with Madigan (our pomeranian), Charlie and Pheobe (our two cats). We're not much for night life (should probably get into it a little more than we do now), we prefer catching a movie or spending time on the lake.

Anyway, all in all, we're both fairly new to all of this (WDW, and the GLB community), so have mercy on us!

Psychometrika
07-14-2006, 05:33 PM
Welcome...this is indeed a great board. I've been here only a relatively short period too but I am addicted to it. As another 'boring' couple, can't wait to someday start meeting some of you in person.

s2turk
07-14-2006, 05:57 PM
Hi everyone, I'm Katie 26 my DH 33 we live in NY near Albany. We have two kids Gabriella 22 months and Dominic 5.5 months. My son Dominic was born with a cleft lip and palate and a long list of other health problems. My DH works for the NY state police and I am working on going crazy! I thought I would introduce myself since I am always reading this board.


I was just curious where "near Albany" you're from exactly... my family spent three years in Clifton Park (I was only there for one), and my brother graduated from Shen HS probably about the same time you would have.

Snapcat
07-15-2006, 12:46 PM
Heya Folks!

"Hey" from good ol' center of the Universe Nebraska!
My partner John and I have visited Disney 5 times in the past 3 years and we are fanatics... FANATICS! We go totally nutzo at WDW and try to be on our wierdest behavior down there. Ya cant miss us with my 6'7" height... hell, John is 6'5" himself! Our next trip is December 2-10 and the time between now and then is just dragging! OY!

Always looking forward to great info and the energy that always seems to come from message boards such as these.

Stay Fuzzy!

-Snap

(this has been another 'way too exclamation point' production)

Melora
08-03-2006, 11:30 AM
Hi all

I love this board and have a great time reading all the introductions.

My name is Melora (hard to tell I know) I'm 41. My 17 year old daughter is gay so I like to read these forums. We are very liberal in our family and have a very hard time with prejudice and the accompanying stupidity.

There are 8 kids that can call me mom. I have 5 bio kids (20-5), one adopted little girl from Russia (7) and 2 step kids (14, 11). I love them all!

We live just north of Los Angeles in Thousand Oaks. I have gone to Disneyland and loved it my whole life but became a true Disney-aholic after our first trip to WDW 5 years ago.

We are going on our next trip Dec 2-9. There will be 8 of us. My DH (Jeff, 44), myself, 5 of our kids and one friend.

Good to see everyone! You seem like a great group!

Saxton
08-03-2006, 03:05 PM
Melora,

I read your other post and your daughter ... make that all of your kids are lucky to have you and your husband as parents! Welcome to our happy home!

FoxxBoys
08-03-2006, 09:52 PM
Love, love, love PFLAG members!

Thanks for being so understanding and respectful of your children and those of others.

David :earsboy:

Xtreeme79
08-04-2006, 04:23 AM
All I can say is WOW...a new mecca. First off: high everybody :wave2: . My name is Nick and I am as new as I can be to the boards here. First post. This site is such a wealth of information. I just finished reading Viki's trip report which I thoroughly loved. Haven't gotten a chance to have read the other's yet but very much looking forward to it. As I said, my name is Nick and I am 27 years old and my awesome partner's name is Chris (26). I'm a respiratory therapist who does Sleep studies mostly so I am posting quite late. I'm at work. Chris is a CRNA and we are living in Baton Rouge, LA at the moment but will be relocating to Houston in January. I also have an evil cat who is part Scar part Nala. lol. I'm much more of a Disney freak than Chris...haven't quite truly converted him yet although he is excited about our trip in August. Hopefully it will be an annual thing he just doesn't know it yet. Alas, it is great to see such awesome people here and I have enjoyed reading everything so far.

--Nick :wave:

Viki
08-04-2006, 09:18 AM
All I can say is WOW...a new mecca. First off: high everybody :wave2: . My name is Nick and I am as new as I can be to the boards here. First post. This site is such a wealth of information. I just finished reading Viki's trip report which I thoroughly loved. Haven't gotten a chance to have read the other's yet but very much looking forward to it. As I said, my name is Nick and I am 27 years old and my awesome partner's name is Chris (26). I'm a respiratory therapist who does Sleep studies mostly so I am posting quite late. I'm at work. Chris is a CRNA and we are living in Baton Rouge, LA at the moment but will be relocating to Houston in January. I also have an evil cat who is part Scar part Nala. lol. I'm much more of a Disney freak than Chris...haven't quite truly converted him yet although he is excited about our trip in August. Hopefully it will be an annual thing he just doesn't know it yet. Alas, it is great to see such awesome people here and I have enjoyed reading everything so far.

--Nick :wave:

Hey, Nick! Welcome!

We're coming into WDW on 8/25 and will be staying at AKL - come on over and have a drink at Victoria Falls with us!

We've got a minimeet planned for Thursday, but you guys will be gone by then :sad2:

FoxxBoys
08-04-2006, 12:49 PM
Hope you have a great time at WDW! BTW, is your avatar created from an image of the Turtle Talk sign? Love that sign! The colors are so brilliant.

David :earsboy:

summer_magic
08-04-2006, 01:51 PM
Howdy all

I'm also new here although not entirely sure if i belong

As I posted in another thread (please feel free to check it out) I am a guy in my mid 30's who loves Disney.

I am however a tad unsure of my orientation, which is why I popped in here to get some input and suggestions (plus I just like hanging out with Disney folk as you are all so nice).

I visit DL about 2 or 3 times a year, I went through a phase of making it out to WDW once a year or so for a few years but haven't made it back since 2002.

Hoping to have a lot of fun here regardless

Xtreeme79
08-04-2006, 07:40 PM
Hey, Nick! Welcome!

We're coming into WDW on 8/25 and will be staying at AKL - come on over and have a drink at Victoria Falls with us!

We've got a minimeet planned for Thursday, but you guys will be gone by then :sad2:

Thanks for replying Viki :yay: . Yeah it would be really neat to meet you guys up there for your 20th. Congrats BTW. You guys are truly an inspiration. Yeah I saw that you guys had a minimeet planned, kinda bummed that we can't get together then, however it would be very cool to meet you guys for a drink. You could school me on one of your martini's. :woohoo: I will check our schedule and give you a holler back if you guys are interested. Would be fun to meet up with some folks from here. Could use all the help I could get with Chris's conversion. lol.

FoxxBoys thanks for the welcome....howdy :wave2: . Yeah I'm thinking the avatar IS from the Turtle Talk sign however I'm not exactly sure. It was off of the generic avatar page. Also, it's been so long since I've been to Disney that I really couldn't tell you. I'm pre Nemo, But "dude Crush" is my favorite character.

Again :thanks: for all the welcomes. Look forward to some good times.

--Nick :cool1:

FoxxBoys
08-05-2006, 06:12 PM
I'm pre Nemo, But "dude Crush" is my favorite character.


Nick- For a fan of Crush, you absolutely have to see Turtle Talk in the Living Seas pavilion. It's totally amazing - and even if the big draw is for the under 4' tall set, it's a lot of fun for those of us who are taller and chronologically older.

David :earsboy:

Xtreeme79
08-05-2006, 06:57 PM
Nick- For a fan of Crush, you absolutely have to see Turtle Talk in the Living Seas pavilion. It's totally amazing - and even if the big draw is for the under 4' tall set, it's a lot of fun for those of us who are taller and chronologically older.

David :earsboy:


YES David, I would absolutely love to see that show, however the 2 people I will be traveling with are most likely not gonna buy it. I may end up having to skip it this time and waiting 'til another time. :sad2: I'm up for anything and everything but due to the limited time and sporadic nature of this trip Turtle Talk will most likely NOT come to pass although I DID hear it was awesome! Grrr... :furious:

Alas, we will have a great time! ::evil laugh:: HAhahahahahaha. :rotfl:

Thanks for the input David :thumbsup2
--Nick

prgirl
08-05-2006, 08:04 PM
Me and my dg have been together for almost four years now, and it has been great. she was my straight best friend but I did the unthinkable and here she is. Our lives are not that different from yours, we have to work our living hard (here in PR we do not earn that much even for well paid jobs) that's why we are thinking moving over the USA, Orlando or maybe New Mexico; I have only two semesters two go to finish my BA. God helps us!. When we are not working we like to stay home and watch a movie and cook a fine dinner. I'm still learning this DIS thing but I'll tell you it's wonderful, I have to log in at least once a day. By the way do any of you know about gay night life in orlando, any bars or club we can go while we are there? It has been a pleasure :goodvibes

Nurseman
08-07-2006, 12:12 AM
Hi All.

My name is John and I am going to WDW with Xtreeme79 (Nick And Chris) this month. Aug 22nd - 27th we are staying at the Hilton at DTD thanks to a ton of Hilton Honors points that I have to use up. I am a Nurse by trade but I currently work as a Product Manager for a Home Care software company.

I will ensure that Xtreeme79 goes to Turtle talk - the nerve using Chris and I as an excuse. He is going to see it twice for that. I might even make him ride it"s a small world for that.......

hamlet35_2000
08-07-2006, 08:59 AM
All I can say is WOW...a new mecca. First off: high everybody :wave2: . My name is Nick and I am as new as I can be to the boards here. First post. This site is such a wealth of information. I just finished reading Viki's trip report which I thoroughly loved. Haven't gotten a chance to have read the other's yet but very much looking forward to it. As I said, my name is Nick and I am 27 years old and my awesome partner's name is Chris (26). I'm a respiratory therapist who does Sleep studies mostly so I am posting quite late. I'm at work. Chris is a CRNA and we are living in Baton Rouge, LA at the moment but will be relocating to Houston in January. I also have an evil cat who is part Scar part Nala. lol. I'm much more of a Disney freak than Chris...haven't quite truly converted him yet although he is excited about our trip in August. Hopefully it will be an annual thing he just doesn't know it yet. Alas, it is great to see such awesome people here and I have enjoyed reading everything so far.

--Nick :wave:

Welcome Nick! Me and my partner John just got back and we had a blast! And you simply must do Turtle Talk...it's not too "kiddy" at all, and it is really cool to watch Crush talk to everyone. Have a great trip!

PS we are in the middle of our trip report on the Trips Report Board...I have to finish days 5, 7, and 9 and John needs to do Day Six...but days 1-4 are up if you'd like to read them: JOhn and Mike's Trip Report...each day is a seperate posting.

Viki
08-07-2006, 09:04 AM
Hi All.

My name is John and I am going to WDW with Xtreeme79 (Nick And Chris) this month. Aug 22nd - 27th we are staying at the Hilton at DTD thanks to a ton of Hilton Honors points that I have to use up. I am a Nurse by trade but I currently work as a Product Manager for a Home Care software company.

I will ensure that Xtreeme79 goes to Turtle talk - the nerve using Chris and I as an excuse. He is going to see it twice for that. I might even make him ride it"s a small world for that.......

Cool, now just make sure you all get over to Victoria Falls for an adult beverage!

Nurseman
08-07-2006, 01:44 PM
Cool, now just make sure you all get over to Victoria Falls for an adult beverage!

:thumbsup2 That should not be a problem since we have an ADR for Jiko set up! :smooth:

FoxxBoys
08-07-2006, 04:33 PM
Welcome to the Disboards and to this thread!

prgirl - Orlando has lots of nightclubs, but they're rather spread out. Go to the website gayorlando.com for a detailed listing. When we lived there, we would spend most of our social time (clubbing) at either Parliament House or Club Firestone. Each offers a different experience, but we'd see most of our friends at either of these clubs.

Nurseman - Thanks for ensuring that Nick gets to see Crush. A true accomplishment from the minds of Walt Disney Imagineering!

David :earsboy:

Xtreeme79
08-07-2006, 08:08 PM
Welcome Nick! Me and my partner John just got back and we had a blast! And you simply must do Turtle Talk...it's not too "kiddy" at all, and it is really cool to watch Crush talk to everyone. Have a great trip!

PS we are in the middle of our trip report on the Trips Report Board...I have to finish days 5, 7, and 9 and John needs to do Day Six...but days 1-4 are up if you'd like to read them: JOhn and Mike's Trip Report...each day is a seperate posting.


Thanks for the welcome Mike. :wave2: I will definitely get over to the trip reports board and take a gander. The trip reports definitely have made my nights at work go much faster! Can't wait to read it. I'm ready to leave NOW! I'm a big kid. I don't know if Chris and John are going to be able to handle me. :rotfl2:

And thank you guys for the affirmation about Turtle Talk. I had mentioned I had been posting on the boards here last night and John started typing away. :lmao: See what the boards can do for you... so yeah we are now going to Turtle Talk... AND It's a Small World :sad2: Grrr... It's all good though. Thanks David.

Viki-- we are still working on the specifics of going to have drinks with you guys. We will find a way! :woohoo: Should be fun and looking forward to it.

And John (nurseman)...you are awesome. Big thanks for all you are doing. We are going to have fun up in the W-D-W. :dance3: CAN'T wait.

--Nick "woot woot" C

BNC
08-14-2006, 03:01 AM
Hi there everyone, my name is Chris I'm 27 and my DP is Brian he's 30. We live in Northwest Indiana, about 20 minutes from downtown Chicago. We have been together for three years; we own a two-bedroom home, and two very big lap dogs (100 pound rottweilers). Sept. 9-16 will be the first trip to WDW for both of us. We are really excited! We opted for the platinum plan, just because we're newbies and wanted to really try and get the best of everything they have to offer. So far it's been a very exciting adventure planning and such, they have us doing so much I hope our heads don't pop off by the end of the week. Who knew you could swim with the dolphins or go horseback riding at WDW??? All I have to say is this is going to be a trip to remember for me.

About all of you though, I must say that it's been very nice to read everything each and every one of you has had to say, you really are a nice bunch of people!

Viki - I must say you sound like a super nice person, I hope you have fun at Vic and Al's! We are also going there one night for our anniversary albeit our anniversary isn't as super special as yours :-) only three years! Gosh I hope it doesn't sound like I've been stalking you, but it's just been so munch fun reading all of the posts in the forum. I truly enjoyed the drag question to which I also was picturing something completely different!

Noah - Mark really is a cutie!

Foxxboys - just wondering but it wouldn't be and OMNICOM agency would it?

FoxxBoys
08-14-2006, 11:50 AM
Foxxboys - just wondering but it wouldn't be and OMNICOM agency would it?

Hi Chris, and welcome. I currently don't work for Omnicom, but have a meeting on Thursday with them. Any insight to share?

David :earsboy:

Fafolguy
08-23-2006, 12:31 AM
Hi everybody. Okay, so I just posted a mammoth entry on the interview thread that tells a lot about me, so I'll just give you the short and sweet:
My name is Lee, I live in Birmingham, AL with my husband of 5 years (anniversary is tomorrow!), Jeff. We share a house with our basset hound, Toby, and a whole lot of techie stuff. Both of us work in IT and are gadget obsessed.
Check out the other thread for a good insight into my psyche. :sunny:

DisneyRainbow
08-30-2006, 12:57 PM
Hi Everyone! I'm Steve and my partner's name is Jim. We live in St. Petersburg, FL, a nice short drive to the parks. I used to work at The Jungle Cruise way back when. I used to be a DVC member also (Boardwalk). Hope to again someday. We enjoy all the parks and love heading over for a good meal--love Boma and just about anything at Epcot. Guess that's it for now!

Steve & Jim

tony609
09-06-2006, 03:59 PM
My name is Tony i am 36.....will be turning 37 at Disney World this october :banana: . I recently moved to Dallas Texas.....I have also recently split with my partner of 9 years. Anyone in Dallas give me a holler can always use a new friend! Mickey is my favorite character. :)

ConcKahuna
09-09-2006, 11:51 AM
So I just realized with the posts I've made that I never made an intro!

My name's David, I'm 25 years old, and I live in Davenport, Florida. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone so no worries! It's very close to Disney (13.5 miles from my driveway to the MK parking lot), and lets just say I'm there A LOT! :rotfl2: My DP and I just hit our 5 year mark, and have a 3-bedroom home that is mostly taken up by our very large family of very small members. We have five (yes five) cats, as well as a blue and gold macaw, a nanday conure, two budgies, and as of Wednesday we were joined by a pair of blue-masked lovebirds (who have already taken their cage apart and escaped while we were at work LOL).

I'm a Disney addict. My favorite character is Maleficent :maleficen I'm also a huge food fan. I eat on Disney property far too often (bye-bye paycheck :rolleyes: ), as a matter of fact I'll be at the Flying Fish tonight for the first time :rotfl:

If anyone comes to visit, feel free to shoot me a message!

Viki
09-09-2006, 12:59 PM
So I just realized with the posts I've made that I never made an intro!

My name's David, I'm 25 years old, and I live in Davenport, Florida. If you've never heard of it, you're not alone so no worries! It's very close to Disney (13.5 miles from my driveway to the MK parking lot), and lets just say I'm there A LOT! :rotfl2: My DP and I just hit our 5 year mark, and have a 3-bedroom home that is mostly taken up by our very large family of very small members. We have five (yes five) cats, as well as a blue and gold macaw, a nanday conure, two budgies, and as of Wednesday we were joined by a pair of blue-masked lovebirds (who have already taken their cage apart and escaped while we were at work LOL).

I'm a Disney addict. My favorite character is Maleficent :maleficen I'm also a huge food fan. I eat on Disney property far too often (bye-bye paycheck :rolleyes: ), as a matter of fact I'll be at the Flying Fish tonight for the first time :rotfl:

If anyone comes to visit, feel free to shoot me a message!

Hey, David, we love the flying fish! Enjoy!

resol37
09-10-2006, 05:18 AM
Hi everyone, I'm Ashley, or resol37 (that's "loser" backwards). I'm a 23 year old straight girl currently living in Monroe, NC. I guess I'm "from" Monroe by now as I've been living here since 1995. My dad was in the Air Force and we never stayed in one place too long so I rarely tie myself down as being "from" somewhere.

After a year and a half of living with two room mates, I've moved back in with my parents - I really need a larger paycheck if I want my own place and my room mates were driving me nuts. We have four cats, but Sophie is my baby.

I work in a city/county call center. It's not the most stimulating job in the world, but without a degree it's what I could get. Luckily, I just recently changed to a night shift and spend most of my nights on-line and enjoying my portable DVD player.

I've never had anything that I'd call a relationship and now is no different...honestly, I don't get out much.

Disney-MGM Studios is my favorite park. As you can see, I did the college program internship in 2004 and was lucky enough to work there. While it was hard for me (I have problems with depression and anxiety and living away from my comfort zone was a problem), I stuck it through and I now terribly miss being able to pop over to the parks at any time. Luckily, I'm returning for three days (visiting Epcot, Disney-MGM Studios, and Sea World) exactly 4 weeks from today!

Disney Dou
09-10-2006, 11:08 AM
My name is Dan and my partners name is Herb.
I am the goofy little mexican on the right. Ha ha!

I am 40 and Herbie is 48.
I know. He's a cradle robber! Ha ha!
Hey, what can I say. He swept me off of my feet!

We have been together for 5 years and venture down to Disney at least twice a year. We love the atmosphere and meeting new people from all over the country.

Speaking of which. We just came back from another trip where we met a bartendar at Port Orleans french quarter named Shelly.
Yes. She is family and a great girl. If anyone is heading down anytime soon. Be sure to stop by and say hi to her. She'll have you in stiches! Tell her that Dan and Herb from Chicago sent you!

SparklieSunShine
10-03-2006, 03:34 PM
I guess I'll get in here.

My name is Angela and I am 22. The Mrs. is 21 and we have been together for five years.

We have two dogs a 6 year old Black Lab named Willow and a 2 year old Cocker Spaniel named Sebastian who are living with my parents right now.

The Mrs. is going to school for phycology and she is going to grad school next year. I am working full time right now at an alarm company and I also sell Lia Sophia jewelry and The Body Shop bath and body products. I am planning to begin school in the spring as a Pre-Med major.

We love Disney and we are hoping to go again in 2007.

We are both obsessed with Grey's Anatomy. popcorn::

nakturne
10-16-2006, 01:52 AM
Hi all! Just joined today! I met a couple of great people at DL today and found out about DISboards! I am also a member of M***chat group.
Missed gay days, this year, but looking forward to next year.
Do you guys meet at DL every week?

BigTigg'r
10-19-2006, 10:42 AM
My name is Ken. I live in Pelham, NY about 17 miles north of NYC. I celebrated my 50th birthday last October with an 11 day stay at WDW and a shorter birthday trip this October for 5 days. Annual Passes are a wonderful thing!

I have a beautiful 122lb dog named Connall. He is a Lurcher. I live and work at an Episcopal Church doing caretaking kinds of work and anything artistic that needs to be done. You know it takes a fairly to make it pretty!

My long term goal is to get a job at Disney and I hope to move there by June 2007.

My Disney addiction kicked in around 1999 with my first trip to DW. Next month I am going to be in Disneyland in Anaheim for a conference. I have almost every Disney movie made in my collection! Still trying to find Song of the South.

So that is me. Other interest include medieval history and culture, horseback riding, reading, and theater as a performer and as an audience member.

StormTigger
10-20-2006, 01:49 PM
What better way to mark my 200th post then by saying :welcome: to a fellow Tigger :tigger: and all the other new people to the Dis G&L board! :goodvibes

Welcome to the part party:

:grouphug:

:disrocks:

rentingspace
10-20-2006, 03:58 PM
Hi my name is Mary and I have a partner of 12 years now. We have a 4yr old son who is autistic and a 2 yr old son. We live in Maine and love it. I must say I am the Disney fanatic of the family. I need to go once a year. We own our time share at BCV. My partner and I are actually going in Jan for 4 days and 3 nights with no kids. :rolleyes1 Glad to me you all. I am usually on this sight twice a day (at work :rolleyes1 ) I like the trip reports they have alot of good ideas for the future travels.

R.S.Winters
10-22-2006, 07:52 AM
hi all! im DAN. 21 yrs old. white gay male from dartford, kent UK. love disney. worked for disney too. want to return working for them next yr... travelled all over. studying a degree in literature. im a poet and travel writer too.
have one cat called frosty. hes gorgeous and is my baby :sunny:
AND GUESS WHAT?!
I GO TO WDW FLORIDA TOMORROW!!! WOOHOO!! lol :cool1:
would love to make more friends from on here - does anyone live near me??...
would love to meet others with similar fanatical interest!! lol :rolleyes:
please check out all my pics, including many many disney ones @ www.flickr.com/photos/theverynk
Many thanks!
DAN :wizard:

gabbysmom04
10-22-2006, 08:50 PM
I was just curious where "near Albany" you're from exactly... my family spent three years in Clifton Park (I was only there for one), and my brother graduated from Shen HS probably about the same time you would have.


Hi sorry I just read this post a few months too late. We just moved up here three years ago. I'm from Westchester, But we are in Kinderhook where there is nothing but apples and well nothing else really.

red_velvet_rose
10-25-2006, 06:33 PM
Hello all!

I am a 28 year old vet tech who lives in beautiful Chicago with my partner and her three kids (plus five cats). I haven't been to WDW since 2000. My partner hasn't been since EPCOT was brand new!!!! And the children (ages 13, 11, and 8) have never been! Needless to say, we are long overdue!

We're hoping to go to WDW in September of 2007.

Rose

rstout
11-07-2006, 11:15 AM
We are Ross and Dan. We both work at a small liberal art college in Salem, Oregon. We went to Disney World for the first time in 1997 when I was 40 and Dan was 37. We had no idea what to expect, but knew it would "be fun." WOW! We become instantly obsessed with everything Disney. We are now four weeks away from our 7th trip to Disney World (and twice to Disney Land). We lead pretty quiet and boring lives the other 51 weeks a year. This year, we will be meeting my aunt, cousin, sister and brother-in-law at WDW. We will be celebrating our 21st anniversary (December 13) while we are there. In fact, we always celebrate our anniversary at Disney World/Land rather than the middle of December in the midst of holiday parites. We typically go in the early spring or fall, so this will be our first trip to see all of the holiday decorations at WDW. We will be going to Mickey's Very Merry Chistmas Party and a behind the scenes tour at AK along with all of the "regular" activites. We can't wait!

disneykid
11-07-2006, 04:04 PM
I am going back to DW in January and looking to have a basket of fun delivered to my room at OKW, however I am looking for retailers beside the one on Disney property. Any suggestions?

mystic_path
11-27-2006, 03:46 PM
I am Aimee, I am 23, I am bi, I love anything disney, especially the music. Ive been to disneyland, and Im going back in May. I will be going to the world in December of 07 :cool1: I live in BC Canada, I work in the hardware industry, I currently go to school for archaeology and Special Education. I also go to an all womans fitness gym 5 days a week for long cardio workouts. I have 3 cats and a dog, and I live with my brother in a house that we inherited from our grandparents. So we are fixing that up when we have the spare time.

PigletsBestFriend
12-03-2006, 12:45 PM
Kelly (pigletsbestfriend) and Stacy here. We are going to WDW 12/11-12/17. :sunny: I'm a middle school special ed teacher :teacher: and my better half works in a group home for adults with disabilties. Can't wait to get to know you all! :)

ZacinIndy
12-27-2006, 04:40 PM
Hello, my name is Zac and my boyfriend is Matt. We're 28 and 21, respectively. Matt is finishing his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He did the WDW College Program in spring semester of '05 and has stayed on as a seasonal CM. We live in Indianapolis, but after his graduation are moving to central Florida to work on his career and for me to get back into selling travel.

We are going to WDW for spring break! We're gonna camp, how butch is that? :) Two weeks in the great outdoors. Wohoo!

Me:
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2733/zacinindyki7.jpg

Matt:
http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/5661/sspx0654wj0.jpg

ConcKahuna
12-28-2006, 07:11 AM
Hello, my name is Zac and my boyfriend is Matt. We're 28 and 21, respectively. Matt is finishing his Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering. He did the WDW College Program in spring semester of '05 and has stayed on as a seasonal CM. We live in Indianapolis, but after his graduation are moving to central Florida to work on his career and for me to get back into selling travel.

We are going to WDW for spring break! We're gonna camp, how butch is that? :) Two weeks in the great outdoors. Wohoo!

Me:
http://img239.imageshack.us/img239/2733/zacinindyki7.jpg

Matt:
http://img451.imageshack.us/img451/5661/sspx0654wj0.jpg


I <3 Fort Wilderness!

tampaguys
12-28-2006, 07:42 PM
Hello, peoples...we're Sam and Travis and we have been together for 7 years. We live in Tampa, which is about a 1 hour drive from WDW, so we go all the time. Sam is a physician, and Travis is a supervisor at the Disney Reservations Center in Tampa.

(Technically, we did not both type this...Sam is the designated typist.)

vascubaguy
12-28-2006, 10:55 PM
Hello, peoples...we're Sam and Travis and we have been together for 7 years. We live in Tampa, which is about a 1 hour drive from WDW, so we go all the time. Sam is a physician, and Travis is a supervisor at the Disney Reservations Center in Tampa.

(Technically, we did not both type this...Sam is the designated typist.)

I was wondering for a minute there if you were alternating keystrokes or something... :dance3:

josh_e_washie
12-31-2006, 12:26 AM
does anyone know if there is a forum about gays in the CP spring 07 or PI spring 07 programs? I'll be a PI, and I'd love to hang out with some others!

ZacinIndy
12-31-2006, 02:55 AM
I was wondering for a minute there if you were alternating keystrokes or something... :dance3::rotfl: So innocent...

Nice to meet you Sam and Travis!

huizarst
12-31-2006, 08:25 PM
Greetings from NJ. My name is Steven and my partner Tim currently live just across the river from Philadelphia, PA. Last year we moved in to our first home, and beside creating a nest here we jumped into DVC membership and joined at Saratoga Springs Resort.

I have always been a Disney fan. Grew up on the west coast, so many trips to Disneyland over the years. When Tim and I met, he had never been on a Disney vacation. After the first time in 2005, he was hooked! Thank goodness.

I work in PA for the Red Cross in Disaster Services and Tim works for the Phialdelphia Orchestra in Data Management. Besides work, we love to travel, listen to music, musicals, plays, and so on. Recently, I have become a huge fan of Dale Chihuly and have traved to several venues across the county to see his work.

We have one cat (Moushu) and many local friends. Family is on the other coast, and thats okay most of the time. We look forward to meeting others soon.

Steven :stitch2:

giant4203
01-07-2007, 02:51 AM
Hey all! My name is Matt and my partner is Zac (ZacinIndy on here). As Zac said, I'm 21, and in school for mechanical engineering....right now I have my eyes set on an internship with disney ride and show engineering :) But for now I remain a student and seasonal cast member at the Rock n Roller Coaster (I'm a ride op). Zac and I are planning a trip down to Disney in March, and then plan to move down to Orlando later on this year. Hi all!


:banana: ok I had to add the dancing banana....I just couldn't help it hehe

ZacinIndy
01-07-2007, 02:55 AM
Welcome to the DIS and the GLBT sub-board, Squirt!
:banana: :love: :banana: :love: :banana:

tampaguys
01-07-2007, 08:00 AM
Recently, I have become a huge fan of Dale Chihuly and have traved to several venues across the county to see his work.

Welcome, Steven! As you may know, both of Disney's cruise ships have Chihuly chandeliers in their lobby atriums. Also, he is opening a gallery which will be the first permanent exhibition of his works in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida. It is expected to open in January '08.

St. Pete is about 1.5 hours west of Disney...so sometime when you're down here to visit The Mouse, you may want to plan a day trip to St. Pete to see the Chihuly Gallery.

TuckandStuiesMom
01-07-2007, 08:19 PM
Recently, I have become a huge fan of Dale Chihuly and have traved to several venues across the county to see his work

TOTALLY LUV HIS STUFF! :thumbsup2

Rolltideguy77
01-08-2007, 10:34 AM
Jason and Zack here from Birmingham, Alabama. We are ages 29 and 20 respectively. Been together for four years. This year will be our second trip together to Disney Gay Days. Check my thread about who is going this year and share your tips. We have a stinky rotten pug named Cosmo. Jason teaches elementary special education while Zack does Public Relations for Birmingham area theatre companies. I would post a picture but it wont let me yet as my post count isnt high enough.

friendofyou
01-12-2007, 10:58 PM
Hello everyone, My name is Brent and my bf name is Jim, Been toghether for 9 months. Live in Lake Buena Vista,FL. Just moved her from TN and OH respectivly.

tampaguys
01-12-2007, 11:02 PM
Hello everyone, My name is Brent and my bf name is Jim, Been toghether for 9 months. Live in Lake Buena Vista,FL. Just moved her from TN and OH respectivly.

Welcome Brent and Jim! Do youze guys work for the Mouse?

friendofyou
01-12-2007, 11:12 PM
on occasion maybe?

ConcKahuna
01-14-2007, 07:37 AM
on occasion maybe?

Is it ever really work if you're doing it for the mouse though? :goodvibes

friendofyou
01-14-2007, 08:00 AM
No!!! atleast not for me! I love my job!!!

PrincessJasmine
01-20-2007, 09:53 PM
I'm Kristin...23 years old, and I'm a nanny living in Boston, Massachusetts. I've been on these boards for awhile but never really ventured to the gay/lesbian board. I thought it was time I step in and say hello.

I'm bisexual. I was in a relationship with another girl when I was 17, and then I met a wonderful guy who I became engaged to after 4 years. That didn't work out, and now I'm in a relationship with my first love - I fell in love with her in high school when I was 16. She wasn't "out" back then - in fact, she seemed a little homophobic, so it took me 7 years to finally tell her how I felt. We're so in love now. She lives in Florida (she's in college), but she comes home every chance she gets and I'm going to visit her next month. Hey, it gives me an excuse to go to Disney!

MassJester
01-21-2007, 07:26 AM
I can't believe I've missed this thread--where has my head been? (easy there...)

I'm Paul, and live just south of Boston in Weymouth, Massachusetts overlooking a small but charming harbor.

I am 44 years old (at least I think I am...), and live alone, save for my stuffed gorilla, Mr. Peebles who seems to have taken up residence in the guest bedroom.

During the work day, I am a senior manager for a national security services firm, and have about 400 employees in Boston and southern, MA--it keeps me off the streets. I am also in my last semester of law school and will be sitting for the bar this july :scared1:

When I am not trolling the Community Board trying to annoy our DFs on the right, I do all the normal things that other people like (movies, dining and a bit more magazine reading than is normal), and I work as a softball umpire.

No romantic attachments currently, but an amazing collection of family and friends.

Looking to be down in Disney next November if any of you will be about.

SandJ
02-06-2007, 10:05 PM
Hi, I'm Sharon (26) and I share this account with my partner Jacqui (also 26). We met in college and currently live in South Grafton, MA. We have been together for almost 7 years, and will be getting married in March. We are the proud moms of 2 cats - Bailey and Nemo (yes, like the fish - he even has a lucky fin).

We love traveling to Disney World and try to go at least once a year. Jacqui took me down for my 21st birthday and we have been hooked ever since. We'll be heading down in March for our first Disney Cruise to celebrate our honeymoon and we can't wait.

MassJester
02-06-2007, 10:26 PM
Hello Sharon and Jacqui! :dance3:

IcicleM
02-06-2007, 10:32 PM
My name is Brady, I am 17, and I'm a humongous fan of Disney. I go to the parks just about every two months, so if you've seen me around, you should send me a PM or something, hehe. I'm hoping to be living in Orlando and working at Disney by the near end of the Summer, which I'm uber excited for.

Normally, I'm an actor/singer, but I'm kind of writing a fantasy book right now in whatever spare time I have. My sig has my two main characters from the book. I also am not what you would call the "typical gay guy" I don't like the club scene, I don't drink, I don't plan on drinking or going to clubs, and someday I know I want to meet a guy who's the same way.... at least that would be nice, right?

At 14, just before I went into High School, I came out to my friends. I knew that I was definitely different when I was 6, but I didn't know if it was a good decision to tell anyone, since no one really talked about it. when I left middle school, however, I knew I didn't just want to go in being someone, and then having people find out later on that I was someone else, so I came out to my friends. After the first person I told, they said "Hold on, I have to go collect money from so and so" And I laughed so hard. They all knew way before me, and we had a big laugh about it, and now I'm closer with all my friends than I ever was before.

Did I say too much? haha

MassJester
02-06-2007, 10:51 PM
Every two months?

Jealous, who, me? Why would I be jealous...
:snooty:

ConcKahuna
02-07-2007, 07:26 AM
So Brady, play any MMORPGs?

IcicleM
02-07-2007, 03:20 PM
Haha, unfortunately yes. ^_^ I'm addicted to World of Warcraft, and I once played Guild Wars. My character has always been the same (IcicleM) except for my character currently in WoW, which is "Erebos" and I made that banner for the guild I'm in, Origin.

ConcKahuna
02-08-2007, 07:00 AM
I saw "blood elf" and figured heh. I'm horribly addicted to EverQuest, and I've been playing since June of '01.

IcicleM
02-08-2007, 11:05 AM
You Evercrack addicted- SOMEONE HELP HIM!

haha, I needed help after playing Warcraft for like, 3 months. My cousin and her husband play Everquest II all the time. They like it because it's more challenging than Guild Wars and World of Warcraft, cause it doesn't take them just a week to cap out a character.

I don't really look like the nerdy type, so it's such a relief when I find other gay guys out there who are nerdy. I'm into computers, and talking about Transformers, and just random nerd stuff, and people look at me and are like "And you wear American Eagle?" Haha, one of my exboyfriends was 6'6" and I am 5'9", and he would make fun of me because I'm short and wore American Eagle. I said "Well at least it's not Abercrombie" because I'm not THAT conceited. *shudders* He wasn't the most beautiful guy on the planet, and I LOVED that more than anything about him. He was funny, and sweet and caring and nerdy, and he was so human. I think that's why I like that type of person. I dunno, haha, skinny nerdy types really know how to make me smile.

Oh lord, look at me, I'm rambling. @_@

Joevn
02-12-2007, 12:03 AM
Hello all,

I recently discovered this board and thought I'd introduce myself real quickly. :) I'm Joe and my boyfriend is David. We'll be celebrating five years together this June. :) (If Disney has taught me anything, it's to celebrate things divisible by 5.) I'm the huge Walt Disney World nut, but I think David has grown to like it as well. We've gone together three times and he suggested we go again this December so maybe I've converted him. :)

Anyway, great to meet all of you,
Joe

IcicleM
02-12-2007, 12:35 AM
Aww, that's wonderful, Joe. I was there in December for New Year's Eve, and if you've ever been to Times Square, it's kinda like that, hahaha. It's a wonderful experience, and it's really sweet if you're with the guy you love. ^_^

PrinceFantasmic
02-12-2007, 07:00 PM
Hello everyone. I want to introduce myself. My name is Stephen, bisexual. I haven't told my friends or my parents yet, I'm too afraid of what they might think of me. Im really nervous to tell them too. Well, nice meeting you all!

MassJester
02-12-2007, 08:47 PM
Hello everyone. I want to introduce myself. My name is Stephen, bisexual. I haven't told my friends or my parents yet, I'm too afraid of what they might think of me. Im really nervous to tell them too. Well, nice meeting you all!

Hey Prince -- welcome to the board. Try not to worry too much about spreading the news. It all comes in good time.

PsychNurse
02-14-2007, 03:24 PM
Hi, I'm Heidi. I am from the Portland, Maine area. I'm 31 and my partenr, Lauren is 26. I am a Disney addict and recently took Lauren for her 1st trip and now I have an addict girlfriend too. Yay! We have an almost 11 y.o daughter, Alissa. Who I have managed to take to WDW 4 times, with our next trip planed for 8/07. As my screenname suggest I am I a nurse at a psychaitric hospital. I work with girls ages 14-20. I am also in grad school working on becoming a nurse practitioner. I am so looking forward to talking with all you other glbt disney nuts out there!!!

Joevn
02-16-2007, 08:29 PM
Aww, that's wonderful, Joe. I was there in December for New Year's Eve, and if you've ever been to Times Square, it's kinda like that, hahaha. It's a wonderful experience, and it's really sweet if you're with the guy you love. ^_^

I've never been to Times Square, but we were at WDW on New Year's Day one year and boy, it was crowded. I personally wouldn't want to be there again with that many people. It was hard to walk anywhere and obviously it was hard to see a lot of the attractions.

ConcKahuna
02-17-2007, 07:51 AM
I've never been to Times Square, but we were at WDW on New Year's Day one year and boy, it was crowded. I personally wouldn't want to be there again with that many people. It was hard to walk anywhere and obviously it was hard to see a lot of the attractions.

Yup, just like Times Square.

dmwang9
02-18-2007, 07:50 PM
Hi,

I'm Dave, and I just found DisBoards this morning. Wow, these are are fantastic.

I'm 39, single, gay, and live in San Francisco. I officially got hooked on Disney last summer, when I went to WDW for the first time with my parents, brother, SIL, and their four young children. We spent 10 days there and had an amazing time. All the while, though, I couldn't help but wonder what it would be like to visit without my nieces and nephews. Don't get me wrong, I love them dearly, but riding It's a Small World four times in a row almost drove me over the edge. And you don't want to know about the Spinning Teacups Incident (tm).

So this summer, I'm going back to WDW for a week, this time by myself. I have a room booked at the Dolphin (thank you, educator discount!) and have reservations for the Epcot Segway and Keys to the Kingdom tours. It's gonna be a blast.

MassJester
02-18-2007, 08:00 PM
Welcome Aboard Dave :banana:

Glad you found us!

AllisonY2K
02-19-2007, 03:11 PM
Hi! I'm Allison (or Allie). I was a DIS vet under a different name, then I stopped coming here for awhile, then I started again when I discovered Virtual Magic Kingdom. Then curiousity got to me and I was nosing around and I realized there is a GLBT forum, so of course I had to stop by!

So yeah, I'm not gay. I'm not lesbian. I'm transsexual. :goodvibes
and Allie isn't my natural born name, nor is female my current gender, but in time (and $$) they will be. So yeah, I'm a m2f pre-op TS. I love Disney World. I love the resorts. The monorail. Tower of Terror (oh yeah!). I'm not a princess and Aladdin is a total hottie!

Anyway, yeah, hi! *waves*

cdn ears
02-22-2007, 02:13 PM
Hello All!. Like others that I've read the people on this forum are a lot more friendlier. So I figured I should introduce myself here as well as I having been using Disboards for years for planning trips to Disney. I'm single, 45 enjoy travelling to Disney and other theme parks and finally became a DVC owner for BCV and SSG. Haven't planned this years journey yet so that's why I'm here. Doing the research. Thanks for the help and hope to meet some of you once my travel dates have been decided

RickinNYC
02-22-2007, 02:30 PM
Welcome to all the new folks and welcome back to AllisonY2K!

DVC~OKW~96
02-22-2007, 03:37 PM
Welcome along everyone! Nice to see you've found the best board on the DIS. :goodvibes :teeth:

Looking forward to getting to know each of you better!

ammiebam
02-22-2007, 04:16 PM
Hey, Tony, k8x, Ric, Lillian, and Katie! It's great to have you with us and thanks for introducing yourselves. You'll find this is a great place to hang out, meet friends, and share all things Disney.

Noah ... your son IS the cutest (from a Mom whose baby boy - now 16 - used to be the cutest; folk would stop us on the street and say, "Do you know how cute your son is?"). And, listen, November IS good, but don't tell anyone this: the week after Labor Day is simply heavenly (a good Fla heat, no lines, and very yummy times!).
hey im katie i love vmk! what is your name in vmk?

AllisonY2K
02-23-2007, 05:08 AM
Dude...I've been gone so long that before I left there wasn't even a GLBT board here. Imagine my surprise when I saw it and nearly :faint: .