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Old 09-25-2012, 06:51 PM   #1
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My name is Travelmum and I知 a Aussie/Kiwi/Disboardoholic!!

I am so weak as I am addicted to checking these boards and I don't even have a trip booked! I work from home and hence I am on my computer most of the school hours of the day. However, every hour or so, I find myself opening a new window to just have a quick check at the Aussie/Kiwi Disboards. Sometimes I try to do housework too so right now, work is quiet, and I decided to do a vacuum and floor mop. I got the vacuum out but then the phone rang. That distracted me so, when I got off the phone call, instead of going back to the vacuum, back I came to the computer to check the Disboards. So, I realise I have an addiction and figure it's time to come clean. Anyone else like me?
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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Yep, I hear ya!!

I am constantly checking in here -when I get bored at work - (which is a lot!! )

Then at home, when we are watching TV, I tend to sit there with my phone on the mobile app (like a teenager)- when there is not a lot of action on this section - sometimes I trawl through the community boards and often lurk on a totally irrelevent argument or TR.

We are planning a Japan trip, but there is little movement on that board - so I hang around here!

I actually miss the comaraderie that we built planning our 2011 trips - I'm finding it hard to get excited about Japan as I dont have anyone to share that build up with.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Yep, I hear ya!!

II actually miss the comaraderie that we built planning our 2011 trips - I'm finding it hard to get excited about Japan as I dont have anyone to share that build up with.
That is exactly how I feel about our Hawaii trip. I know I should be excited and I'm sure I will be when I start packing closer to the trip etc but I really miss the fun we all had in the planning of our 2011 WDW trips together.

Thanks for replying Battymum - it makes me feel better that I'm not the only one
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Old 09-25-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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If it wasn't for the disboards my trip last year would not of been the trip it was. These boards are so valuable for those on their first trip. I would of known nothing of Wishes Dessert Party, ADRs and Photopass without these boards.

It did add to my depression though when I got home looking at everyones future plans, but now I'm planning my next trip and the boards are proving valuable once again.

I love reading through everyones trip reports and now that we have added New York to our plans I've been back through Ms Shuttergirl's Trip Report to get ideas.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:15 PM   #5
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i too am an addict. we have a trip tentatively planned for 2013 and i've already started a countdown thread just to help generate interest

i haven't even got a job right now so i spend 9 or 10 hours (sometimes more) glued to my computer reading posts, checking out the different forums, reading TRs, researching ADRs etc.

my carpet could be vacuumed more frequently, and sure there is laundry that could be folded instead of being in a bit of a pile, but ... this is more important, right??

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Old 09-25-2012, 10:31 PM   #6
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Addict here. And now with the iPhone app it's become worse! No trip exactly being planned but I like to plan 'potential' trips and hope that they happen Doesn't help when all your friends don't get the 'Disney' thing, are much more interested in drinking and partying and as such, don't want to go to America because you cannot do those things until you are 21. Reading TR and whatnot makes me feel much happier! At least everyone here is so like-minded!
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #7
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Travelmum i hope you didn't want help with your addiction i don't think you will get it around here just encouragement to plan plan and plan

I have been home a week and still have suitcases to be unpacked dirty windows from being away so long and unmowed lawns(it has been raining all week) and here i am reading the disboards and trying to calculate how i am going to fit in a trip next year with going to NZ and paying for our 2015 trip Weve got points to use now cant let them go to waste
DH wont be home for a week so ive got 6 days to have the house in order
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:04 PM   #8
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On yeah! I'm sitting in my hotel room in New Orleans and what am I doing?.....checking into the DIS of course...

At least I know that when I get back I can live vicariously through other peoples trip planning because it will be quite a while before I'll be planning another one!

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Old 09-25-2012, 11:17 PM   #9
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Hi

( stands up and addresses the group )

"My name is Sue and I am a DISboardsaholic"

I cannot help myself and find myself "in" the DISboards world multiple times a day. I do not know if there is any cure, in fact I am hoping there isn't

I don't know why I have a television any more, the garden is in need of repair ( wait, we have a garden???!!! ) and the vaccuum cleaner was last seen some time in 2010 after the last trip!!!!

I simply cannot do not without it and I think myself lucky that I am surrounded by such like minded, Disney loving individuals
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:26 PM   #10
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I wasn't too bad before I got the app but now I fund myself checking while waiting for the school pick up, waiting in line at the supermarket, while waiting for the kettle to boil etc etc! It's so accessible

And with 37 days to go I know it's just going to get more frequent
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Old 09-25-2012, 11:47 PM   #11
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Long time lurker and now addicted. I have started to post now I have the iPhone app. I'm waiting in a very long queue in the bank and checking jn lol.

We leave at the end of November :D
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:07 AM   #12
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I hear you too!!! Am away on holiday on the gold coast just for a night, but have managed to download the app and here I am!!! There's just too much good stuff :D
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:08 AM   #13
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Yep - I'll stand up and be counted too!

My DH thinks I'm unbearable when we don't have any Disney trips booked. I search twice sometimes three times daily through several Disney message boards "just looking".

We are going back to Paris Disney next year prior to our Disney Mediterranean Magic cruise (our very first one - 12nights) and I'm am eager to find out all about cruising and the various ports. I've even purchased DCL scrapbooks, page kits and heaps of scrapping stuff for each port excursion...I think I may be a compulsive Disney planner...
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Old 09-26-2012, 12:50 AM   #14
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I'll put my hand up too!! I have the app as well - how easy does that make feeding the addiction..!!!
I come home from work and almost the first thing I do (after getting out of my uniform!) is switch on the computer and check the boards!! I don't know how I'll survive on the plane to LAX next week...!!!!!
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:37 AM   #15
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Another addict here as well. I check the boards first thing when I get up, and multiple times once I get home from work. Here is my favourite place to be. Such a cool group of Aussies/Kiwis on this forum
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