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Old 08-05-2010, 08:49 AM   #676
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Oh. Maybe I'll drive after all. Crap. You know a bunch of Georgia State Patrolmen too, don't you? Ummm...what if I take a boat from Alabama to Tampa. Do you know anybody in the coast guard?


We've all got to hold on to the ones that understand our Disney addiction. And hold on tight to the ones that enable us!

On a related note, today is my 10th anniversary with the one who's just as nuts about Disney as I am. I ain't lettin' this one go! We're gonig out to dinner tonight, then on Saturday, the four of us are taking a "Pirates of the Caribbean" lunch cruise.

I'll report back on many glaring copyright violations I see!

Happy 10th Anniversary Barry!! Enjoy you dinner and Pirate lunch cruise. I am sure the kids will enjoy the pirate thing a lot!!

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Old 08-05-2010, 08:53 AM   #677
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A good friend of mine is one of the Orange County guys who covers Disney...He was one of the first on the scene at the monorail crash last year.... you got connections everywhere!!

That was a sad day... You certainly don't expect that kind of thing, but "stuff" does happen...


Well, there are advantages to having Orlando in your Area of Responsibility...

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Old 08-05-2010, 09:27 AM   #678
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Just to show I'm a stand up guy. Please note the wife...most patient woman in the world.
Nice picture! I promise I won't make any smart-alecky comments about the strategically-placed "2008" or reference Austin Powers movies..

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On a related note, today is my 10th anniversary with the one who's just as nuts about Disney as I am. I ain't lettin' this one go! We're gonig out to dinner tonight, then on Saturday, the four of us are taking a "Pirates of the Caribbean" lunch cruise.
Happy anniversary Barry! And congratulations to you both.

Oh, and Congratulations Chill on the election win!
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Oh yeah, and the Orange County Sheriff's Office (Which Covers Disney World)...yup, know a bunch of those guys too....as a matter of fact, their Chief of Detectives took that picture

I think, perhaps, Barry, you should start heading south and west for your Disney fixes instead of southeast... I'm just sayin'
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Thanks to everyone for the welcome, from new member #505! Should I expect hazing as a rookie?

So, I have a question for you guys. As I mentioned, I have a DW, DS (10), and a DD (8). And, I seem to be the one in the family who is by far the most interested in going to Disney on a regular basis. We went for our first time in 2009 for Spring Break and had a terrific time. Actually, to be honest I was a little reluctant to go that first time - I mean, what's to do at Disney for a 39 year old man, right? Spent 7 days at WL, did all the parks twice, had lunch at the Castle, everything. Like many of you I'm sure, I'll never forget watching Wishes for the first time with my daughter sitting on my shoulders on Main Street and my son holding my hand. On the way home - we drove - I couldn't stop thinking about planning to go back. DW was lukeworm to the idea, at best. Waited until last fall (very difficult) until I brought it up again. Basically had to convince her to do it again, but finally got her to agree to go Spring Break again this year. We planned a trip with my sister (which turned in a cluster) and had a great time again. Added in a day at Universal and still did 6 days at Disney. Crowds seemed much larger this year, though. Anyway, on the ride home this year I convinced myself wanting to go back again was just not how a grown man thinks and to just forget about it. That got me to, oh, around July or so, and I can't stop thinking and planning to go back. Right now I've got it in my head to take the kids out of school and go the week after Thanksgiving. Weather will be great, no lines (right?), and shoot - kids don't learn anything in school in December anyway. If I get a season pass, then we could SAVE money and go again sometime next year. It seems all this is a sickness somehow........

So, my question - am I doomed? Is there any way to convert the rest of my family into wanting to go to Disney at least once a year? Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to at least convince the wife? Any help would be most appreciated.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:18 AM   #682
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Anyway, you guys will love this...I JUST got an email from the States. It's from the PARENT of a 20something Applicant. I chaired her panel interview, and based on the interview, we did not offer her a position.

Well, I guess she applied a couple other places and also did not get accepted.

So I get this email (all applicants are given the email address of the panel chair) a full 8 MONTHS LATER berating me for: "not giving her daughter a chance", "failing to maintain objectivity" (Really?? I didn't even know your daughter); and various and assundry other "offenses"....

My question is....why in the WORLD would you have you MOTHER send out an email like that??? It would have been perfectly acceptable for the applicant to ask how to improve.....but THIS??

Yup, pretty sure she won't be considered now. Ever.

What gives with some of these kids?

The problem with some of these kids is their parents.



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Oh yeah, and the Orange County Sheriff's Office (Which Covers Disney World)...yup, know a bunch of those guys too....as a matter of fact, their Chief of Detectives took that picture

Hey Barry, based on the information that has been posted by Fed and the "people" that he knows, I am now offically on whatever side he is on.
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Just to show I'm a stand up guy. Please note the wife...most patient woman in the world.
Must have been tough getting on and off the rides with that thing around your waists.

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Anyway, you guys will love this...I JUST got an email from the States. It's from the PARENT of a 20something Applicant. I chaired her panel interview, and based on the interview, we did not offer her a position.

Well, I guess she applied a couple other places and also did not get accepted.

So I get this email (all applicants are given the email address of the panel chair) a full 8 MONTHS LATER berating me for: "not giving her daughter a chance", "failing to maintain objectivity" (Really?? I didn't even know your daughter); and various and assundry other "offenses"....

My question is....why in the WORLD would you have you MOTHER send out an email like that??? It would have been perfectly acceptable for the applicant to ask how to improve.....but THIS??

Yup, pretty sure she won't be considered now. Ever.

What gives with some of these kids?
I would respond with "I was reconsidering my decision to hire your daughter but it has now occurred to me there is not room for two people to sit at the desk and the others in my department may feel neglected if their mothers are not there to feed them their lunches."



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Picture of you, or picture of the camel?
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:26 AM   #684
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So, my question - am I doomed? Is there any way to convert the rest of my family into wanting to go to Disney at least once a year? Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to at least convince the wife? Any help would be most appreciated.
Your Doomed!!!!

As for convincing the DW, that can be tricky if she’s immune to the syndrome, but… You convince the kids (usually easier), and you got allies.

Not that I’m recommending using your kids as an emotional wepon or anything like that.
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Old 08-05-2010, 11:28 AM   #685
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Anyway, on the ride home this year I convinced myself wanting to go back again was just not how a grown man thinks and to just forget about it.
I beg to differ here - OF COURSE that's how a grown man thinks. Especially around here... you've got to understand that first and foremost... WE all get it. It's the rest of the world that doesn't seem to.

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That got me to, oh, around July or so, and I can't stop thinking and planning to go back. Right now I've got it in my head to take the kids out of school and go the week after Thanksgiving. Weather will be great, no lines (right?), and shoot - kids don't learn anything in school in December anyway. If I get a season pass, then we could SAVE money and go again sometime next year. It seems all this is a sickness somehow........
Oh yeah, you've got it bad. That's great. Welcome to the club! So do we.

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So, my question - am I doomed? Is there any way to convert the rest of my family into wanting to go to Disney at least once a year? Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to at least convince the wife? Any help would be most appreciated.
Some are harder to "convince" than others. Some just take time to warm up to it all... everyone on here can tell you a different story as many don't have a spouse who shares the love the same way as them... while others do. Some started out like you, and their wives have grown into Disney nuts too... others didn't. Some get their kids first, and then have a dual line of attack, while others don't. But the best bet is... when you feel compelled to talk about it all but no one at home wants to listen any more... just come around here and we'll all listen, cheer and console... and sometimes mock too - but we'll always have fun while doing so. And we all know what it's like to want to go every year - or more.
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That would be the that's nice side!!!



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Happy anniversary dude (make sure to get pictures of the point in the evening where you accidentally push Jack overboard)

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So, I have a question for you guys. As I mentioned, I have a DW, DS (10), and a DD (8). And, I seem to be the one in the family who is by far the most interested in going to Disney on a regular basis. We went for our first time in 2009 for Spring Break and had a terrific time. Actually, to be honest I was a little reluctant to go that first time - I mean, what's to do at Disney for a 39 year old man, right? Spent 7 days at WL, did all the parks twice, had lunch at the Castle, everything. Like many of you I'm sure, I'll never forget watching Wishes for the first time with my daughter sitting on my shoulders on Main Street and my son holding my hand. On the way home - we drove - I couldn't stop thinking about planning to go back. DW was lukeworm to the idea, at best. Waited until last fall (very difficult) until I brought it up again. Basically had to convince her to do it again, but finally got her to agree to go Spring Break again this year. We planned a trip with my sister (which turned in a cluster) and had a great time again. Added in a day at Universal and still did 6 days at Disney. Crowds seemed much larger this year, though. Anyway, on the ride home this year I convinced myself wanting to go back again was just not how a grown man thinks and to just forget about it. That got me to, oh, around July or so, and I can't stop thinking and planning to go back. Right now I've got it in my head to take the kids out of school and go the week after Thanksgiving. Weather will be great, no lines (right?), and shoot - kids don't learn anything in school in December anyway. If I get a season pass, then we could SAVE money and go again sometime next year. It seems all this is a sickness somehow........

So, my question - am I doomed? Is there any way to convert the rest of my family into wanting to go to Disney at least once a year? Do any of you guys have any suggestions on how to at least convince the wife? Any help would be most appreciated.

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