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Old 07-23-2010, 08:49 AM   #1
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Man Card Revoked!!

Ok everyone, I officially have had my "man card" revoked.

Am I the only man who just before his trip scans every website he can to see all the pictures of WDW, surf all the trip reports here on the DIS, go to Youtube and watch endless videos of the rides?

I'm the one who spends all the time on the DIS in our house. I'm the one who books the trips, does all the research, makes out the itineraries, plans out the ADR's, and every other aspect of our trips. Don't get me wrong, my DW and DD are nuts about WDW, but I guess I'm the only one who is what I'd call "fanatic". Perhaps it's because growing up we never had the money to go to WDW? I'm not sure, but I know I'm addicted.

Ladies (and other men who do this), am I normal? My employee's don't get it. They gave me a humorous card (in good taste) that showed a man having his man card revoked. They also put a new name plate on my desk with Mrs. on it with my last name. So much for the third quarter bonus's they were getting.

I'm sorry all, my name is Goofy4prez, yes I'm a man who loves WDW, and I'm an unrecoverable addict. Only 9 more days.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:52 AM   #2
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You aren't the only man that I know who does this. However, it doesn't work like that at my house!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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You should head over to the family forum. They have a huge Dis dads club thread.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:55 AM   #4
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I am a dude and I do alot of the planning, watching of youtube clips, getting excited about Disney just the same as you. Don't worry about it. Your man card wasn't revoked, just put on probation!
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:58 AM   #5
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Another one here, my wife doesn't evn know this board exists.
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Old 07-23-2010, 08:58 AM   #6
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Ummm, dude, DisDads club...Disney for Families Forum...

You'll fit right in.....you are not alone...

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Old 07-23-2010, 08:58 AM   #7
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My DH makes fun of me doing much the same thing, but when we get there he always turns to me and asks, "What are we doing for lunch? What's that construction over there? What ride do we do next?"

So he likes that I "know all things Disney" but he doesn't want to admit it!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:01 AM   #8
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No you're not the only one. DW just shows up and says OK where are we going. I try to get input but she just says what ever you want to do is fine.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:16 AM   #9
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Originally Posted by DisneyFed View Post
Ummm, dude, DisDads club...Disney for Families Forum...

You'll fit right in.....you are not alone...

Yep, almost 500 of us just here on the DIS.

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Another one here, my wife doesn't evn know this board exists.
Yep, I know what you mean... my wife just doesn't get it either.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:17 AM   #10
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You are not alone. I do the same thing. Even if I don't have a trip planned. I am on here every day, I watch the Youtube videos and read all I can. I order the planning video every year just becasue. It keeps the kid in me alive.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #11
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Come on over and hang out with like-minded Dads -

The current DisDads Club thread is here: http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=2439511

And we also have our (sporadically active) own little Dads' clubhouse at http://www.disdads.com/
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:20 AM   #12
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My husband doesn't plan ANY trip, and he isn't that fond of Disney. Therefore, I usually go to WDW solo, and I have a GREAT time with my friends!
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:22 AM   #13
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It's just DD and I every year so I do ALL the planning. This year I started almost right after last years trip. I design custom t-shirts for us, do all the booking and this year DW thinks I've gone totally insane. Since I discovered this board I did 180 day ADR's, I've set up a spreadsheat for our schedule and joined Touring Plans, not to mention the HOURS of time scouring the board. Right now I'm lobbying DD's BFF's parents to let her miss school for an early Dec trip cuz I want to see the MVMCP and DD wants her friend to go. I don't know how much more insane you can get than to volunteer to take two 11 yo's to WDW by yourself. I've seen the DisDad thread I guess I should join up, I definitely fit the profile.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #14
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I'm right there with you. DW is a WDW nut too, though, so she hasn't pulled my card yet. We're also raising a 7 year old nut as well. Getting ready to take her on her 6th trip in her short life, and we live 1000 miles away.

Our friends think we're nuts for going so much, but they just don't get it.
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Old 07-23-2010, 09:23 AM   #15
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I'd love it if my husband was into planning as much as I am!

The title of this thread really made me laugh.
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