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Old 08-14-2011, 11:11 PM   #1
Searching for the right shoe that will lead me to my Prince Charming
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Of Mice and No Men: I become a Dapper Dan! UPDATED 4/13

It all started out with an innocent little text message.

Erin Cell: “Soooo, if we do a girls’ trip to Disneyland at the end of September and there are 6 of us like last time, there are some great deals on hotel suites that would make it cheap.”

I was expecting to be ignored. Or scolded. Or, heaven forbid, given the eye roll.

What I wasn’t expecting was a reply.

Mom Cell: “Let’s start planning.”

Let alone, THAT reply. Music to my ears, really. Angels singing. Or like the totally good feeling when you buy 3 new pairs of shoes you don’t need (not that I have ever done that, of course…). That feeling you get when you’re starving and you’re sitting at Café Orleans and you can SEE your Three Cheese Monte Cristo coming toward you. It’s a good feeling.

I may have squeaked. And my roommate may have looked at me like I was a freak. And then I may have started to giggle uncontrollably. Which only prompted my roommate to look at me again like I was even more of a freak.

And so the Third Biennial Girls Trip with The Sarcastics was born.

(Yes, I used the word biennial. And yes, I did have to look that word up.)

As was the Third Biennial Girls Trip with The Sarcastics Trip Report. Which you are now reading. Lucky you.

I have written two previous trip reports. The first Sarcastics’ adventure you can read here. And the second Sarcastics’ adventure you can read here. Our first all girls trip was in May of 2007 for the Pirates of the Caribbean 3 Premiere (which you can read about here). It was an absolute blast and from that trip I KNEW these girls trips would become a tradition. Our second trip was in May of 2009 for my Very Merry Unbirthday Trip (which you can read about here). I had gotten as a birthday gift the previous September a trip to Disneyland (yes, it only took 8 months for the Birthday trip to actually happen, which is why it became the Unbirthday trip) and I immediately knew that I wanted to do another girls trip. It was an amazing trip and I ended getting an AP out of it, which only made it more memorable!

And now you’re wondering who the Sarcastics are? Heck, who am I?


Erin (me) – I am a newly 22 year old college graduate (not quite 22 yet…). I graduated from UC San Diego in June with a degree in biology. A lot has changed since my first trip report, but my total and complete love for and obsession with all things Disney has not. In fact, it has only gotten stronger (I mean, who else would plan a hypothetical dream trip to WDW? Oh, wait, that would be all of you…). I have a love/hate relationship with my hair and dream of being Cinderella one day.
(Ignore the fool in the background, that is just my brother)

Carol (my mom) – She is a preschool teacher and is absolutely amazing at what she does. If you walk into her classroom, it isn’t rare to find her doing some silly dance with her kids. She is fun and energetic and a complete morning person who can’t function properly without eating every last bite of breakfast. She takes complete pride in the fact that she has slept on the sidewalk in front of the castle and has used every bathroom in the parks. These Disneyland trips just wouldn’t be the same without her.

Lisa – Lisa is a family friend and the source of my obsession. As our resident Disney Queen Extraordinaire, she is the go-to person for anything Disney related. She always makes a Plan for our trips and has an annoying fascination with the Tiki Room. If she was left totally in charge, we would be running all over the parks nonstop for three days straight. Her greatly sarcastic sense of humor and her down-to-earth nature make her a fantastic person to go to Disneyland with.
(She is the one on the left)

Kailyn – Kailyn is Lisa’s 15 year old daughter. I first met Kailyn when she was 6 years old on the recreational swim team we swam on. I got to coach her when she was 9 and she was always one of my favorites (don’t tell anybody else that, coaches aren’t supposed to have favorites!). She is smart and sassy and is the Disney Queen Extraordinaire In Training (DQEIT…got that?).
(she is also the one on the left)

Jess – Jess is my best friend and has been since we were 7 years old. We met on the recreational swim team (same one as Kailyn) and have been best friends ever since. She recently graduated from Cal State Northridge and is now working on getting her teaching credential. She is the nicest, kindest, most caring person I know. She and I are polar opposites, but identical at the same time. She accepts that I am a freak when it comes to all things Disney and just goes with the flow on these trips, always up for anything! She is the perfect person to go to Disneyland with and is becoming a regular on these little adventures.

So there you have it. Us. The Sarcastics. In all our glorious glory.

And guess what? We’re going to Disneyland!

To skip ahead:
Pre Trip Report:
Chapter I: Right Here!
Chapter II: The Three Commandments
Chapter II.5: Like a Fish Out of Water - The San Francisco Half Marathon
Chapter III: An Addition to the Sarcastic Family!
Chapter IV: I'm the Tie Dye Queen
Chapter V: With Two More Sleeps To Go...

Trip Report!
Chapter 1: Overpackers Unite!
Chapter 2: Tale of a Tutu
Chapter 3: Photoshoots Galore!
Chapter 4: I Become a Dapper Dan!

Last edited by PirateFish989; 04-13-2012 at 01:03 PM. Reason: does anybody actually care?
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