View Full Version : What I found on lanyards today & Arizona Jeff hits the big time woo hoo

09-09-2001, 10:49 PM
Check it out people this is my haul from lanyards and books today, and one of own made it to a lanyard. And yes Arizona Jeff and Mean Laureen's pin was found in the book at the Contemporary.

Now I ask you what fool would give this pin up, well it's mine now, Woo hoo.

And this makes Belle #2 so Leslie I hope you know what this means. (sorry team this one is earmarked for Leslie)

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09-09-2001, 11:53 PM
Raul.... Please read reponses to your old threads.... then post the new ones!
I am used to getting an immediate reponse!

My great response was wasted on a thread not read by Raul & Pinboy
or Arizona Jeff.

So here it goes again!


Wonderful story. When is " Raul & PinBoy, the life of Pintraders"
being published?

I think you and Arizona Jeff need to get together. " Tales from The PinCart"
I smell Bestseller.

You can sell the books with an LE pin. Can you just picture it!

Sign me up now for preorder.

I am happy you let us enjoy through your sheer lunacy....
Yes, we did meet in another life I'm sure.
Maybe shared some Ropa Vieja!

With every new post.. I'm getting my "have to go to FLorida" fever. Shhhh told tell
my husband! He'll put me on Meds!

I'll be in Vegas in October... think you can make it?

09-10-2001, 07:55 AM
Ed, All I can say is....wow!!!! Thank you!!!

and thank pinboy too!

email incoming....


09-10-2001, 10:21 AM
Donna and I decided we would stay at home and lounge. These weekends are starting to take their toll on us, and there are three more to go. So Ed tricks us into leaving our warm dry surroundings by saying, "Hey you two wanna go to the parks and ride rides? It's 3:00 in the afternoon we feel ourselves being drawn toward Disney property. We are not addicted we can stop anytime. Well an hour and $28 worth of gas later, (hey didn't we just fill up both of those tanks Thursday night???) we made it to property. It was raining and continued, the remainder of the day Sunday. All Donna and I wanted to do is stand in long lines to ride rides so we could stay dry. but ... NOO-O-O-OO-O-O-O Raul drug us all over property. "I MUST find Leslie a Belle. I'm almost a Caballero. Dom needs more Y-chromosomes in the group. He's just one guy.":):smiley face flexing muscles: ( Then someone adds … of course it did sound like they were considering another X chromosome too Donna.)

So we begin at Ft. Wilderness Lodge, No Belle there. But we did find a new Duchess. So now we have another quest. Cats for Tinkerbel129. Next we are heading to the Contemporary when Kathryn calls out from the backseat, I've always wanted to go see the AKL, and Lenny invited us to come over and see it yesterday, while we were waiting in the pin float line. Let's go while he still remembers. (Each time we have gone to Animal Kingdom Lodge we were turned away. Only sleeping guest allowed through the kiosk usually, no looky loos.) We make a U-turn right in middle of the road leading to Contemporary. We go into the merchandise shop at AKL ... NADA Limited Editions galore but NO PRE RELEASE RACK PINS. :BIG SIGH:

Back in the van we go, to the Contemporary to see if we can find one of our buddies with a Belle. We find CM Jeff and ask him. "No, I just came on stage, but check with me later.

We get on the Monorail and hit Poly and GF. NO NEW PIN RELEASES. But Donna and I are headed for MK yippee. We stop at MK. Donna and I get up to get off and Raul says "Uh hey guys, we gotta move the car". :smiley faces not so smiley: Donna and Kathryn say together "OH, YEAH". Back to the Contemporary. We get off the monorail and find Jeff "hey Jeff ya got any of these stinkin Belle pins?". Jeff says "no, but I do have the new LADY and Frances in there has TRAMP". Oh yes now we MUST have these. We know five people who collect this pair. :BIGGER SIGH: Our TO DO list is growing.

We get into the van and move the car to MK. We stop in EVERY shop along Main Street. We go all over FantasyLand, and TomorrowLand schlepping through the rain. Why are we doing this? No one is in the parks but the three of us. We duck into every shop on property asking for a Belle. Most CMs have all been given ER (early release) and been sent home, The few remaining others have taken their lanyards off. We have to ask if they have the lanyards in a drawer everywhere we go. On the monorail ride we saw the cutest Pooh backpack though, so Donna want to go to the Pooh Adventure ride to see if they sell it there. For the first time in 10 years I pass the Snow White ride and there is not a line 40 minutes long. I shreek with joy. Guys, I'm gonna ride this. I never just been able to walk up to the car and get on. Raul and Donna go with me.

Next we go to the Pooh shop all the people that are usually in line at the Snow White ride were in that line. Well 30-35 of them anyway. We head of to TomorrowLand. First to Buzz Lightyear then to Space Mountain and then … hello Amy your favorite ride…, the TTA or PeopleMover. NO one is wearing lanyard, but we are finally riding rides. We are walking right up and getting in the cars. No one is in any of the lines. The puddles are getting intimidating now. They are joining to form a lake. We start to head out, but not before we stop to buy caramel apples and fudge at the candy shoppe. Our search has been a complete failure. No Belle!

Back on the monorail to check the CR, Poly and GF one last time. We get off at the Contemporary go down to the fourth floor and Viola we hit the jackpot, We found a BELLE! Do you know how much we really luv ya Les? We found one Duchess and little did I know Donna was searching for one for a special someone so Tink, ya just hafta wait.

Peggie, Cynthia … do we know what your favorite characters are? Well I guess Mickey 527 yours wouldn't be too hard to guess. Dom we know yours … Villains. Disney kinda picked up on the fact that villains are hot, I don't know if they did a pre-released on a rack villain. Oh they must have. Anyway we made it home at 10:30 at night, but we had our prize … Cynthia we are waiting to hear from you, I think. Hope I am not ruining a "Raul surprise". Do you see how lovable this guy is? What his wife endures :D Boy, am I glad we FINALLY found that Belle pin. :p

I'm sure he will be looking for someone to give him a new quest. Do you think so?

09-10-2001, 10:35 AM
OMG!!! I am smiling from ear to ear in between the laughs!! Wow!! I didn't realize you were on a quest for the Belle pin, I guessed that you just came upon it! You guys are too much!!! I can just picture you all sloshing through the puddles grumbling under your breath."stupid @#$% Belle pin" slosh slosh...:D :D :D And how did Raul's blond wig make out in all that rain? Hope it isn't ruined!

Kathryn, that was an amazing story!! and I thank you all!!!! Someday (somehow) I will return the favor!!


09-10-2001, 11:39 AM
It was really fun, just trying to pick on Raul some more. :) Don't let him in on it!

09-10-2001, 02:41 PM
While scuba diving through the park we mannaged to reach Space Mountain Pintraders favorite ride, and we tricked her to ride in the first car front seat.

I was in the second seat and this is what I heard from the first seat.

Oh my this is exciting I've never sat in the front before........ here we gooooooooooo ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, wowowowowowowowowow ooohhhh mmmmmyyyyy gggggooooosssshhhhhh aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa, mommy mommmy mmmmmmmoooommmyyyyyy aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa uhuhuhuhuhuhuhuhuh aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee oh no oh no oh no aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa......WOW can we do that again.

All you heard from me was wow great I'm scared woo woo.