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Old 10-26-2008, 04:33 PM   #76
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Sarbah--what is Twilight?

Sharadoc---How old is your dd? The one you took to HSM3? Just curious? I have kids who want to go, but wanted to ask someone first who's seen it---I personally love the song & dance thing, but wanted to check for my kids before we went!! Thanks!!!
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:36 PM   #77
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Wow, page 5 already! My goodness. Well, tryouts went great and we now have a new team. 10 returning veterans and 5 new rookies! It was a long, tiring day and once again, I can hardly move! I will definately be taking a nice, long soak again tonight! I'm sad that my Bills lost, but at least I didn't have to watch it happen.
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:39 PM   #78
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Hello snowbird peeps,

It's been a little while since i've been on here, and I must say I was not even a little surprised to see part III!!

My "baby" sister leaves to go back to Seattle tomorrow after an extended visit. I am really bummed but know I will see her at Disney. It's never easy living 3,000 miles away from your nearest family member!

Tonight after she packs, we are going to sit down with some mix drinks and try to do the rest of our itinerary. Should be fun and a great way to end our visit!
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:42 PM   #79
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My little sis is only 4 hours away and I'm always missing her! I don't know if I could ever be 3,000 miles away from her! That must be so hard.
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Hello snowbird peeps,

It's been a little while since i've been on here, and I must say I was not even a little surprised to see part III!!

My "baby" sister leaves to go back to Seattle tomorrow after an extended visit. I am really bummed but know I will see her at Disney. It's never easy living 3,000 miles away from your nearest family member!

Tonight after she packs, we are going to sit down with some mix drinks and try to do the rest of our itinerary. Should be fun and a great way to end our visit!
So glad you're back, we've missed you!
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Hello all!

I never saw there was a snowbird thread until this one! WOOHOO! First year retired - my dates are January 5 - February 1. Staying off property until January 19th, and then the rest at OKW. I AM SO excited!

No PS yet - need to spend as little money as possible, so my plan is to eat "in" as much as possible, interspersed with counter service meals and not more than one sit down a week.

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Now my MIL is going to be in Florida for one of the weeks we are there visiting her parents, and willing to drive up to stay off site and spend 2 days at Disney with us.


Thanks Remmy
Remmy, I wouldn't change any of your ps. If she's going to be in Florida for a week, she may not decide until she actually arrives and sees what the parents plans are, what days she can come to Disney. So, if it was me, I would 'hang loose' and roll with it when she shows up. At that point, you can either bag the ps, try to change it for more people, or just show up with the extra and ask nicely if it's possible they can accommodate you (Unless it's CRT, the likelihood is probably pretty good.)

Dancegrrl, since the hot bath didn't work for you, may I suggest a trick I learned from the marathoners? The girls take cool to tepid soaks when they first come off the course to get the lactic acid out of their muscles. Later in the evening they might hit the hot tub or a hot bath, but the cool one definitely comes first. Good luck!
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Old 10-26-2008, 04:58 PM   #82
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Well, I'm off to bed finally...I went with some girlfriends and my older sister to see New Kids on the Block tonight...so I have Step by Step running through my head...we had a great time and a great show...laughed alot because of all the old T-shirts and people dressed like the 80's again


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I am so jealous of you going to an NKOTB concert! My sister and I were supposed to have gone to see them in Minneapolis on the 21st but plans changed and we ended up having to sell our tickets! I was such a fan of theirs in the late 80's and early 90's!

Yeah for PART III!

Okay....add me to the "I'm so jealous" listing! I'd love to see NKOTB. I saw them when I was in high school (gosh...I remember standing in that line waiting to get a wristband for a ticket! ) They're not coming close to me....
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:00 PM   #83
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It's cool and windy here today. We carved pumpkins and then came in and I made chicken & dumplings soup! Nothing like good soup to warm you on a chilly day. I saw the forecase with the potential for flurries on Monday and a 30% chance of rain for Halloween....as I know Shelly can attest to, trick-or-treating in the rain isn't much fun. I'd almost prefer snow than the cold rain this time of year.
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Old 10-26-2008, 05:25 PM   #84
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Saw High School Musical 3 today! I know most of you aren't into it, so sorry for OT, but I had a great time! My DD is WAY into HSM, so I've seen the movies and hear the music a LOT.

This made me remember why I love Disney so much. I can trust them! I didn't have a single moment of explanation or feeling uncomfortable with the movie. There was nothing inappropriate or over my DDs head. It was all good! It shows how everyone should be included, how no one is wrong for what they like or do. Nothing too adult - the kids sort of "date" but nothing more than dancing! It's just awesome.

And I'll admit - I got VERY teary at the end. I think I had strong "mom" feelings towards those kids, and to see them grow up and graduate from high school - AWW, it was so sweet.

I got a little teary at the end, too. HSM is what gave those kids their career. (With the excepetion of Ashley Tisdale since she was on Suite Life.) Speaking of her, my only real complaint is that there was not enough Sharpay. It seemed to completely revolve around Troy and Gabriella.
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Hello all!

I never saw there was a snowbird thread until this one! WOOHOO! First year retired - my dates are January 5 - February 1. Staying off property until January 19th, and then the rest at OKW. I AM SO excited!

No PS yet - need to spend as little money as possible, so my plan is to eat "in" as much as possible, interspersed with counter service meals and not more than one sit down a week.



Remmy, I wouldn't change any of your ps. If she's going to be in Florida for a week, she may not decide until she actually arrives and sees what the parents plans are, what days she can come to Disney. So, if it was me, I would 'hang loose' and roll with it when she shows up. At that point, you can either bag the ps, try to change it for more people, or just show up with the extra and ask nicely if it's possible they can accommodate you (Unless it's CRT, the likelihood is probably pretty good.)

Dancegrrl, since the hot bath didn't work for you, may I suggest a trick I learned from the marathoners? The girls take cool to tepid soaks when they first come off the course to get the lactic acid out of their muscles. Later in the evening they might hit the hot tub or a hot bath, but the cool one definitely comes first. Good luck!
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I got a little teary at the end, too. HSM is what gave those kids their career. (With the excepetion of Ashley Tisdale since she was on Suite Life.) Speaking of her, my only real complaint is that there was not enough Sharpay. It seemed to completely revolve around Troy and Gabriella.
We went yesterday...Me, DD 9, best friend and her 2 DD's (10, 7)...I thought that it was a little racy. I thought that there was no reason to have the boys with their shirts off or open. I know that they are trying to reach multiple age groups but to me the kiss was a little too lippy and don't even get me started with the overt s*xual undertone! Oh goodness! I think I just turned into my mother Now I personally did like the movie. It's just that I felt it a little too much for the under 12 crowd.

Oh, and wasn't the scene in the junk yard too cute!!!


Did the tweens in the audience totally scream when troy came on screen! You should have heard the girls yelling! so cute!


okay my rant is done...no offense to anyone who feels different than me. Just my thoughts.
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Okay I just went back and read some of the other pages. I really did not intend to insult anyone with my HSM3 rant. Sorry Sharadoc if I went on too much.
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Hey Molly, hopefully you're already booked something because if you don't have an ADR by now (at least for restaurants in the parks), you're going to be VERY lucky to find one. The only exception I can think of is the Fantasia Buffet in Epcot that was announced last week. Also, keep in mind that if you're planning on being in a park for the day - get there early, and, if you do leave for dinner at a resort then there's no guaranteee you'll be able to get back in, esp. MK. At least this is what all my research has told me. We're also going to be there for NYE, plan is to get to Epcot EARLY, and ride what we can and get FP early in the day before they run out. Then stay for the whole time, and just relax and take our time soaking up the atmosphere. Luckily we do already have ADRs in place .

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Is it normal for it to be snowing this time of year over there ??? We're driving from WDW to Beech Mtn NC to spend Christmas with family, but if it's snowing already in some places, how much will be around by Christmas ??? I'm starting to worry that we'll drive for 9 hours and then find the road is closed - one hour away from our destination!

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It's cool and windy here today. We carved pumpkins...
Lucky you being able to do this so long before Halloween. We're having our Halloween Party Friday but can't carve anything until at least Thursday night because they'll go all soft and wrinkly in the heat here . The 'traditional' orange pumpkin you guys use are really hard to find over here and are EXPENSIVE - $13+, and our 'normal' (i.e. bluey green coloured) pumpkins are really hard to hollow out so we tend to carve watermelons instead. You need to leave a bit of the red flesh inside when you hollow it out so the eyes/mouth etc. glow red when you put a candle inside, and we use all the flesh to make watermelon punch - plain for the kids, and v.nice mixed with melon liqueur and vodka for the adults.

I'm desperately hoping some codes and/or package discounts come out today, but I won't find out until tomorrow 'cause it's already Monday here. Hopefully they'll be from the 1 Jan, but I have a feeling they'll be form 4 Jan onwards, which means yet another checkout and in during the vacation - Let's hope it's worth it!
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Here's MY countdown!

Tomorrow: surgeon. Hopefully she'll tell me what type of surgery I'll be having (major recovery? minor recovery?). Finally tell mom that I'm having surgery. That'll be fun!

Thursday: Give my first presentation, powerpoint and all, EVER. In front of people who won't listen anyway, which makes me less stressed.

11/3: my Pre-op appointment. It says "leave 2-4 hours for this appointment" - ha ha what?

11/6: Fly to New England to visit my family for the weekend

11/9: Fly back to Michigan.

11/14: Surgery (major recovery? minor recovery? )

11/21: Hopefully, go see Twilight with the girls. After having a lot of margeritas because we know it's going to be AWFUL

11/27: Thanksgiving! Hopefully, drive to Northern IL and spend the weekend with DH's family (this year, we got a hotel, with the excuse of my surgery!)

December 1-16: Collect grant applications from reluctant grad students, attend department holiday parties

12/25: Christmas!
12/28: Mom's birthday!
12/31: MIL's birthday!
1/4: My birthday!
1/5: Semester starts
1/9: We wave bye to the chilly state of Michigan and hello to the warmer state of Florida for a WHOLE week!!!

(Yes, we feel badly for the men in our family - it gets more creative when you add in the ILs wedding anniversary on 12/26!)

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I ordered a camera today from bestbuy.com! They had a 7 megapixel Kodak easyshare camera that uses SD memory for $85, with free shipping, a free tripod, and I had a $5 coupon. After tax I paid... about $85! Now I'm that much more set for DISNEY!!! (And DH asked if he could use it instead of his iPhone. YES!)
Okay - first - best of luck with the dr appts! Here's hoping for the minor-est of recoveries!!!

Second - I am SO jealous of your Twilight viewing plans! I love me some Twilight (my sister got me hooked on that vampire teen romance crack) and I love me some margaritas!
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Sarbah--what is Twilight?
Sorry Sarbah - I'm answering for you!

Twilight is a book, the first in a series about, ahem, a vampire teen romance. My sister was addicted to them and made me read them (I told her I refused to buy them and she had them shipped to me. After that I felt it was my sisterly duty to read them and I was hooked too... They aren't great literature, but she's a good storyteller and they are fun reads... (and hugely popular - my babysitter went to the library to ask for the first one and the librarian told her she would be #184 on the waiting list.)
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