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Old 01-20-2012, 09:30 AM   #961
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Ok I'm here!! Late but here. The whole month of Dec was a blur & just got back from WDW last weekend, so catching up!!

I need to book my Oct girls trip dates. I need to conference with Brook & Katie S & see if they're planning on coming.
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I just realized I should at least suggest a coffee alternative since a lot of people on here seem to detest Disney's coffee situation. Bodum has a french press travel mug, available on Amazon for $30, which is perfect. You can take your own coffee, and all you need is the hot water, which you can heat up with the coffee machines in the rooms. I've bought one for my mother and step-mom since they both love coffee. Just a suggestion, but very convenient little things.
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Old 01-20-2012, 07:10 PM   #963
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I just realized I should at least suggest a coffee alternative since a lot of people on here seem to detest Disney's coffee situation. Bodum has a french press travel mug, available on Amazon for $30, which is perfect. You can take your own coffee, and all you need is the hot water, which you can heat up with the coffee machines in the rooms. I've bought one for my mother and step-mom since they both love coffee. Just a suggestion, but very convenient little things.
That looks like a great idea. Thanks for the info.
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Old 01-22-2012, 11:55 AM   #964
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Late to comment on the F&W meet but Tina, Sheree and Pat! Very very cool.

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Mary Ellen should say we are "both" addicts when it comes to coffee so wherever we end up...we'll be prepared. Or watch out.
When I withdraw I get a terrible, terrible headache. It is not pretty. If I can't drink anything in the morning for tests, ect. I have to drink coffee at night so I don't get a headache.

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I was giddy booking at 11 months for Food and Wine.

I bet! How cool to be able to book there at 11months. I was more like - well, we can try for BWV or BC at 7 months or we can switch to OKW or AKL standard view at 7 months to save points. That doesn't say much about my home resort, does it? I love VWL but for October I don't think its the best location except to go to the Halloween party.

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The trick is not feeling bad about leaving it on the list. I am still learning how to do that, but I am getting better.
I'm pretty good at doing it as long as I have another trip planned.

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Nes c**p fee is what I call it. I hear you on just drinking enough. That is what I did if I was at POP without a coffeemaker.


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Ok I'm here!! Late but here. The whole month of Dec was a blur & just got back from WDW last weekend, so catching up!!
Welcome back!!!!! Did you start a TR? I hope you had a great. I can't wait to hear about it!!!!

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I need to book my Oct girls trip dates. I need to conference with Brook & Katie S & see if they're planning on coming.
Conference away and then pick a date that includes October 18th!

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I just realized I should at least suggest a coffee alternative since a lot of people on here seem to detest Disney's coffee situation. Bodum has a french press travel mug, available on Amazon for $30, which is perfect. You can take your own coffee, and all you need is the hot water, which you can heat up with the coffee machines in the rooms. I've bought one for my mother and step-mom since they both love coffee. Just a suggestion, but very convenient little things.
This is an awesome idea. I will definitely look into this! Thanks for the awesome suggestion.

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That looks like a great idea. Thanks for the info.
I agree. This is an awesome idea.
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Old 01-22-2012, 12:21 PM   #965
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Mini Update

Hi Friends:

I felt like I should do a quick "life" update since I haven't had time to do a real update.

I worked all week on a video for Nick's soccer banquet. That's all I did every evening. It was pretty time consuming. Yesterday I had another Woodstock rehearsal and then I FINALLY put away my Christmas decorations. I was supposed to do that two weeks ago when I went to spend the weekend with my dad.

Well, it's FINALLY done!

Last week I had an awesome local DIS meet. I actually found a DISer who not only lives in my state, but lives pretty darn close to my house.

My DIS meet was last Saturday night with no other than...................


























Captain Oblivious (Mark), his lovely wife Mrs. Knowitall (Julie), and their super cool kids - David, Sarah, and Scotty! Mark and Julie were kind enough to treat me to dinner at one of my favorite places - Friendly's. Thanks guys! I had a great time!!!!!! I mean - come on - who doesn't like Friendly's? And who doesn't like a DIS meet, especially when it's in your own backyard. It was so fun!


Julie took this picture and Mark let me borrow it! Thanks again guys!

I think it's ironic that I would never have met Mark, Julie, and the kids if it wasn't for the DIS boards. I hope I get to see them again in the near future!



In other news, I am settling in nicely to my new office. It's bigger than my former office and it has a bathroom. Can you say "second set of makeup?" Woo Hoo! But even better than being able to touch up makeup at a moments notice, I have more run to decorate and I have started to put the Disney touch in my new office.

I don't really feel comfortable posting big pictures of my office because I'm thinking that may not be cool, but here's a little sample of some of the things I have brought it.








I have more Disney things slated to move in this week! It's so fun to be able to see my Disney stuff when I walk in in the morning and when I have to work at my desk.

I also made a new "2012" cover to my Disney travel book. These pictures stink, but you get the idea.

Front:


I'm sure some of you recognize this stuff from the latest Mickey Monitor mail. I put it to good use, don't you think?

Back



So I hope to start my Day 2 update in the next day or so. Tonight is the Soccer banquet so I need to do some chores before we go.

Hope everyone's having a fun weekend and I promise a real update soon.

OH WAIT - I almost forgot..................

With all the DISers planning F&W trips we have zeroed in on Thursday October 18th for a DIS meet. I am thinking afternoon (time to be decided) at the Rose & Crown pub with overflow right out to the tables.

If you are going to be in the world that day let me know so we can include you in the festivities!!!!!!



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Old 01-22-2012, 12:26 PM   #966
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When I withdraw I get a terrible, terrible headache. It is not pretty. If I can't drink anything in the morning for tests, ect. I have to drink coffee at night so I don't get a headache.

That is NOT pretty.
Yuck. I'm lucky I don't have those issues. I miss it if I don't have it and will be a bit crabby but don't really get the headaches.

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I bet! How cool to be able to book there at 11months. I was more like - well, we can try for BWV or BC at 7 months or we can switch to OKW or AKL standard view at 7 months to save points. That doesn't say much about my home resort, does it? I love VWL but for October I don't think its the best location except to go to the Halloween party.
Nah, it just says that it's a high point location for that time of year compared to other options, it's almost the same as Savanna view! I guess they figure based on the Halloween party and maybe the general theming being kind of fall ish that it will be in higher demand? Wherever we end up will be good.
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New office stuff looks really cute. I bet your video was a big hit!!!
My family and I will be in WDW Oct Oct 13-21!! I would love to come on the 18th. And since it is at a pub, I am sure Hubby will tag along (girls too) Hurray looking forward to meeting many "familiar" faces!!! We at at AKL Jambo-scored Club Level for Hubby's bday!
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And the list gets longer!

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Yuck. I'm lucky I don't have those issues. I miss it if I don't have it and will be a bit crabby but don't really get the headaches.


remember the headache I had in May - it's sort of like that. Happened to me once at work (before I realized I was addicted and skipped coffee). I ended up getting sick to my stomach and having to go home. For real!

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Nah, it just says that it's a high point location for that time of year compared to other options, it's almost the same as Savanna view! I guess they figure based on the Halloween party and maybe the general theming being kind of fall ish that it will be in higher demand? Wherever we end up will be good.
I think its like 92 or 96 points for our stay.

I still think we should try for Epcot area resorts, but if we don't get that should we just stay put or go to AKL. I'll let you decide that one because I do love AKL but I am also totally fine with VWL. I love running there and HATE running at AKL because there really is NO place TO run except on the treadmill.


QUOTE=MaryAz;43812867]New office stuff looks really cute. I bet your video was a big hit!!!
My family and I will be in WDW Oct Oct 13-21!! I would love to come on the 18th. And since it is at a pub, I am sure Hubby will tag along (girls too) Hurray looking forward to meeting many "familiar" faces!!! We at at AKL Jambo-scored Club Level for Hubby's bday![/QUOTE]

Mary - I am SO excited that you will be there on the 18th. That is awesome! I am very excited to meet you and your DH, but I am equally excited to see your two gorgeous little girls. I will spot them from a mile away.

Congrats on Jambo club level - that is particularly awesome. I would love, love, love that!
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My family and I will be in WDW Oct Oct 13-21!! I would love to come on the 18th. And since it is at a pub, I am sure Hubby will tag along (girls too) Hurray looking forward to meeting many "familiar" faces!!! We at at AKL Jambo-scored Club Level for Hubby's bday!
As of right now, we're at Jambo too!!! No club for us, but that's okay.
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As of right now, we're at Jambo too!!! No club for us, but that's okay.
Only doing club for 4 nights for Hubby's bday. Girls and I arrive 4 nights earlier and are doing a savanna view. Never have stayed at Jambo before only kidani. Hubby is not really interested in trying anywhere else
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With all the DISers planning F&W trips we have zeroed in on Thursday October 18th for a DIS meet. I am thinking afternoon (time to be decided) at the Rose & Crown pub with overflow right out to the tables.

If you are going to be in the world that day let me know so we can include you in the festivities!!!!!!

Me thinks I need to start a 2012 binder too. I am up for this.! Now to include this detail somewhere.
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Woohoo on having a DIS meet on your own doorstep!! That is great! It looks like you had fun!

I love all the Disney touches to your office - it must make going into work more fun!
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remember the headache I had in May - it's sort of like that. Happened to me once at work (before I realized I was addicted and skipped coffee). I ended up getting sick to my stomach and having to go home. For real!
I figured it was like that. UGH

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I think its like 92 or 96 points for our stay.

I still think we should try for Epcot area resorts, but if we don't get that should we just stay put or go to AKL. I'll let you decide that one because I do love AKL but I am also totally fine with VWL. I love running there and HATE running at AKL because there really is NO place TO run except on the treadmill.
Hmmn, maybe we need to start figuring out our ADR's as that might help tip the scales one way or another. I wouldn't mind Jambo for sure but...the running thing kind of bites and I know how much you love it. I'm honestly pretty flexible.

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New office stuff looks really cute. I bet your video was a big hit!!!
My family and I will be in WDW Oct Oct 13-21!! I would love to come on the 18th. And since it is at a pub, I am sure Hubby will tag along (girls too) Hurray looking forward to meeting many "familiar" faces!!! We at at AKL Jambo-scored Club Level for Hubby's bday!
YAY Mary and DH and the girls! How fun. And very very cool on club level, I would love that someday.
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Hey...the office looks great. I've always loved the print of Mickey saluting the fireman.


And I truly cannot believe how many of us are going to be converging on the world on October 18th. Very exciting. My mom is going to think I'm capital C crazy.

And you got to have a local Dismeet, too. That's fantastic.

Hope the soccer banquet is fun.
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What a fun DisMeet! Your meet in October sounds awesome too!

Your Disney touches in your office look great! I have a few pictures of the Boardwalk and the Epcot ball up around my desk, and of course I bring my refillable mug every day!
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