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Old 02-10-2009, 08:00 AM   #61
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Last night, I got sucked into eBay and bought a new pin (a bit shocked I was able to stop at just one). It was a "Buy it now", so I got it for $13+$3 shipping. It retailed for $10.95, but I could never find it when we were there in October. I love this pin!!

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I keep eyeing this book whenever I'm at Barnes & Noble. I realize I probably don't really need to buy it, seeing as I have DIS and already subscribed to TourGuide Mike. But, I just love reading it! It has a lot of helpful information and it makes for great bathroom reading! Yeah, that was probably TMI. I'm really starting to wish that I purchased this book instead of getting subscription to TGM. To TGM's defense, I have not looked at the site a lot as it's not particularly useful until the park hours are released. There is TONS of articles on that site that are helpful. But, it is a lot of information I already knew. I'm still holding out a complete judgment until I see my complete touring plans and put them to use during our trip. Then I'll be able to give a full review of TGM. I still think I may breakdown and buy the UG. Amazon has it for a little less that $11.
I really don't think you will regret buying TGM. After park hours are out using his what park to go to on what day is great. I have noticed it is not being kept up to date. A friend bought it for her Jan. trip and I think she said it didn't even mention Toy Story Mania in its touring plan.

I bought the Unofficial Guide when I first started going to WDW and it kindof depressed me. I thought it approached things in a negative light. I may feel differently now but 10 years ago thats how I felt.
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Old 02-10-2009, 09:30 AM   #63
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I really don't think you will regret buying TGM. After park hours are out using his what park to go to on what day is great. I have noticed it is not being kept up to date. A friend bought it for her Jan. trip and I think she said it didn't even mention Toy Story Mania in its touring plan.

I bought the Unofficial Guide when I first started going to WDW and it kindof depressed me. I thought it approached things in a negative light. I may feel differently now but 10 years ago thats how I felt.
Thanks for the reassurance about TGM. I think you're right. I've really heard some great things about it - especially the best days part. That's actually one of the reasons I joined. I kept hearing about how awesome it was so I had to see for myself. Plus, we're going at the end of August and I've heard mixed things about how big the crowds will be. I figure, every little piece of advice will help w/ the crowds. I just hope he's updated his site to include TSM now [crossing my fingers].

That's a bummer it depressed you. I've noticed that they seem to take a more sarcastic approach to it. I really love reading it whenever I'm in the bookstore. I think it probably has a lot to do w/ the fact that it's about WDW. I'll read anything about WDW!! I'm such a junkie.
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WOO HOO!!!!!!! I just won one of my HG pins off eBay. I wound up winning it for $25.00 (includes shipping). YAY...I'm SOOOOO excited!!!! Now, I just have two more to go to finish off this set.

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Those HM are so neat. I've never seen them before!

I have the 2003 and 2008 version of the UoG and I like them. They are a little negative, but they do have a ton of information and I like the tear out touring plans and ride ratings. It's the most extensive Disney guidebook I've found so far... although there really isn't a lot of difference between the two versions I've got so I probably won't be buying it again.

It costs like 9 bucks to subscribe to the website, so I figure you might as well get the book too off Amazon for 2 bucks more since the book includes a subscription to the website.
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Old 02-13-2009, 09:43 AM   #66
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Those HM are so neat. I've never seen them before!

I have the 2003 and 2008 version of the UoG and I like them. They are a little negative, but they do have a ton of information and I like the tear out touring plans and ride ratings. It's the most extensive Disney guidebook I've found so far... although there really isn't a lot of difference between the two versions I've got so I probably won't be buying it again.

It costs like 9 bucks to subscribe to the website, so I figure you might as well get the book too off Amazon for 2 bucks more since the book includes a subscription to the website.
Aren't those cool? I discovered them on PinPics one day and immediately became obsessed! Thank goodness for eBay (sometimes at least). I can't wait to complete the set.

I think I might go ahead and buy it off Amazon. I really don't need to, but I think I'd really enjoy comparing notes and just reading through it.
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Oh I collect HM pins!!!! Love them!! they are really cool!
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Keith Urban Tickets!!

Okay, this has absolutely nothing to do w/ WDW but it fits in w/ my random PTR anyway.

I was able to get floor seats for Keith Urban in June!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited! We're in the 5th row, in the second section of floor seats (basically, like in the 25 row overall). I am so excited!!! Oh, and I just found out that he's coming to the Indiana State Fair the week before our WDW trip. I'm hoping that I can go see him then too, but we'll see.

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Aren't they, though? I wish I could go to DL for the Haunted Mansion O'Pin House kick-off event. I'm seriously drooling over some of those pins!!!
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Weekly Weight Loss: 2 lbs
Total Weight Loss: 2 lbs
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I'm going strong! I just hope I can stay on the wagon!


Way to go!!!

It's hard breaking a soda habit. I know. I had it with Diet Coke. Oof. I finally decided enough was enough. I had found some info that really made me think I needed to quit soda, and on April 1, 2007 I decided that I would quit.

I just check out the UoG from my local library.
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I love the picture of you on Christmas morning; so cute!!

Complain all you want about the LSAT! I'll join you, if you don't mind! We can get through it together.

I'm excited to hear you love POP so much! This will be our first time there!

We went in June last year; it was hot and humid, but not unbearable. Just stick with your plans, and you'll be fine!!!

I love the MNSSHP pics; I'm keeping my fingers crossed they have the decor up early this year like they did last year! It was so funny; I asked the CM that booked us about that, and she said she wasn't sure, but we could push back our trip dates for a week and we'd probably be 110% set. Well, I explained to her that I'm taking the LSAT on September 26, so I couldn't change our dates. She proclaims "SO AM I!!" I stayed on the phone with this CM for almost 45 minutes talking LSAT/law school!
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Way to go!!!

It's hard breaking a soda habit. I know. I had it with Diet Coke. Oof. I finally decided enough was enough. I had found some info that really made me think I needed to quit soda, and on April 1, 2007 I decided that I would quit.

I just check out the UoG from my local library.

Thanks!!! The pop habit really is a tough one to break. I really love drinking water, but sometimes I just feel the need for some flavor with a meal. I've started buying fresh lemon to add to my water in these instances. But, man...I love Dr. Pepper. I feel like a junkie or something.

All this talk about UG makes me want to go grab a copy now.



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I love the picture of you on Christmas morning; so cute!!

Complain all you want about the LSAT! I'll join you, if you don't mind! We can get through it together.

I'm excited to hear you love POP so much! This will be our first time there!

We went in June last year; it was hot and humid, but not unbearable. Just stick with your plans, and you'll be fine!!!

I love the MNSSHP pics; I'm keeping my fingers crossed they have the decor up early this year like they did last year! It was so funny; I asked the CM that booked us about that, and she said she wasn't sure, but we could push back our trip dates for a week and we'd probably be 110% set. Well, I explained to her that I'm taking the LSAT on September 26, so I couldn't change our dates. She proclaims "SO AM I!!" I stayed on the phone with this CM for almost 45 minutes talking LSAT/law school!
Hey Heather, thanks for stopping by!

So glad to have someone else taking the LSAT this year. Too funny the CM you spoke with is taking it too. I'm really stressing over it - moreso than actually law school itself, which I think may be a bit irrational. I'm happy to have someone to commiserate with. I'm actually thinking about switching the date to the September, because:

1) The June test is on a Monday. I was planning to take the day off from work to take it. If I switch to the September date, which is on administered on a Saturday, I will not have to use PTO.

2) I made a mistake on the calender, and thought the Keith Urban concert was the weekend after the LSAT. D'oh! The June test is the day AFTER the Keith Urban concert. So, I'd have to sell the tickets.

3) Switching to the September date will allow me for more time to prepare.

I'm just nervous about switching it b/c what if I just procrastinate and psych myself out? Ugh, I feel like I'm having a moment of panic here.

Okay, now on to the fun Disney stuff...

Pop is a lot of fun! I think its by far the best value resort of the three. I've never had a problem with the bus system, and the location is pretty good. I hope you guys enjoy it!

MNSSHP was a lot of fun!! I loved dressing up and trick-or-treating in the MK. Such a blast!!!!!! I thought I read somewhere that the fall decorations went up last year around the first week of September or late August. Hopefully, they'll be up in time for your trip. Unfortunately, I think ours is a little too early for it.

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Well, if you take the September test, we can keep encouraging each other to study!! I really disliked that the June test was on a Monday, too. Not really prime for people who work full time jobs.

If you take it in September, you can get all of your applications in and finished this summer. Then, when you get your scores back, all you have to do is eletronically send the scores (since they'll have everything else) to the schools you're applying to; you'll be entirely finished! I was just afraid if I took the June test, I'd be too freaked out about the actual test to work on the application part of it.

Maybe we can talk the DH's to let us girls meet up at WDW for a mini-trip to celebrate being done with the test? Whatdya think?

I could hear DH now: "You want to go to WDW..again..within a month...so you can celebrate with a girl you met on the DIS?" Haha. He makes fun of how often I'm on DIS as it is, but he means well. He'll get sucked in one day!

Ok, back to work. Lunch is almost over!
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Oooh, just reading all this LSAT talk is making me feel smarter.
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