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Old 10-09-2012, 02:34 PM   #1
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Extreme Makeover: Tinkerbellarella Pre-Trip Edition UPDATED 11/1/12!

Welcome to Extreme Makeover: Tinkerbellarella Pre-Trip Edition (a.k.a. Seriously, I will finish this one!)

No, seriously, I WILL finish this one.

Hi. Hello there. 'Sup.

Name's Tinkerbellarella. Some of you know me from way before I got overwhelmed with the DIS and bounced out of here for a self-imposed hiatus like a tike being launched out of a castle-shaped bouncy house.

That's really what it felt like. And you're welcome for the visual.

Some of you may not know me, so here are the basics (and you'll learn the rest as you go):
I love Disney (duh). I'm in my almost-but-not-quite mid-30's, live with my firefighter boyfriend and our two kitties (Isabel and Dory) and, much to my mother's chagrin, we have no children. Or plans for such. I am Fairy Godmother to three angels* though, so I get my fill of the kiddos. I've been to Disney enough times to have started to lose count. I'm a Poly-lover on a POP budget, but given I majored in English/Communications and Fuzzy Disney Math in college, I can always make it work.
(* That's subjective given the day and sugar intake.)

My Disney favorites:
Character: Obviously, Tink, but I also have big love for Stitch and WALL-E and that chick with the blue dress who refuses to vacate my castle
Park: Epcot (recently edged out the Magic Kingdom)
Ride: the PeopleMover (yes, really - it's a sentimental thing)
Resort - Deluxe: Poly
Resort - Moderate: Coronado Springs
Resort - Value: POP
Table Service Restaurant: California Grill
Counter Service Restaurant: Katsura Grill (what's with me and the grills? Maybe I need to bring this up in my next therapy session.)
Snack: Dole Whip float (pineapple soft serve in pineapple juice - I'm a purist)
Drink: Italian Margarita from the Tutto Italia kiosk
Nap spot: the WDW Railroad (again, yes, really, and everyone should have this as one of their Disney favorites categories)

On the non-Disney front, I have serious issues when it comes to shoes and purses (and anything COACH), books and stationary. DO NOT let me loose with a credit card in either a bookstore or Staples. Especially if it is YOUR credit card.

This trip is truly a makeover of sorts. Long story short-ish:
I went on a last-minute (as in booked it 3 days before leaving) trip in August and was, in a word, miserable. While I already had this trip booked, that experience really transformed what I wanted this trip to be and who/what/where I wanted to be on this trip.

Fast forward 6 weeks and here we are, plans in motion, both for the trip and trip prep (more on that later). Before I break down the plans in the ridiculously minute details that we DISers both know and love (and demand - we've got some serious OCD problems, people), here are the basics:

Trip Dates: 2/21/13-2/28/13
Resorts: Boardwalk Villas and Port Orleans Riverside
Events: Disney Princess 1/2 Marathon weekend - Royal Family 5K
Cast of Characters (as if I wasn't entertaining enough myself): Moi, creativeamanda, and hopefully a slew (don't you just love that word? - sleeew) of other DISers who'll all be "in town" for the race weekend events

If you're gonna be there, please don't be shy! Sound off! I'm no stranger to, nor opposed to, DISMeets.

If you're not gonna be there, please don't be shy! Sound off! I like attention.

If you're a lurker, keep reading and don't sound off. Just enjoy. Though really, it's more fun if you post. Don't be shy. I don't bite. Or poke fun. Unless it's really funny, and even then, I'm good-natured.

I promise to update this puppy on a regular-ish schedule with both trip and training info. I'm not giving you a schedule, though. I don't do well with schedules. Or with access to unlimited cupcakes, but that's a whole OTHER story.

The next post will be reserved for a chapter list, in case you want to skip all of the (sometimes inane) chatter. And, with great hope, I'll say right now that I'll also be writing (and completing, one also hopes) a trip report.

If you're sticking around because you know me and you know what a Tinkerbellarella PTR is about, thanks.

If you're sticking around because you don't know me and you're wondering what a Tinkerbellarella PTR is about, thanks.

If you're not quite sure how you got here and you were really just interested in looking at Disney food porn, click HERE, and you're welcome.


Tinkerbellarella's History of Disney 5K's (a.k.a. This Running Thing is HARD)
Nikki: BF: Izabel & Dory:

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