DISmoms Round TWO! Don't Axe, Don't Tell!! 4/30-5/4/10 updates 9/17

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  1. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Cool! I used to work at Bamberger's in Menlo- which is now Macy's. It was my first job after college- I was the manager of Domestics- which was REALLY difficult, because it was hard goods- all the sheets, pillows, bedding....I had a HUGE stockroom to manage that was ACROSS A STREET and a second one in the building!!! :scared1: Good Lord, I HATED that job!! :rotfl: But working there as a sales person would be great- just don't sign up to manage the comforters!! :rotfl:

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    :lmao: That was really funny, Joan!

    I'll write a travel column!! Who wants to pay me to do THAT dream job??:rotfl:

    So which ship are you on for your cruise? Where does it go? It is exciting- I LOVE to cruise, I feel like that is the only vacation where a Mom gets a true vacation just like everyone else.

    Oh MAN it was tight on that ride!! :crowded: I'm glad we all squished in together, tho- I can still see your face when you were making the snap decision on whether or not to join me in the car! :rotfl: So funny.

    The cruise goes to Bermuda (which is really where I wanted to go- but RCI only does a 5 night to Bermuda, and that's not long enough....plus, this 9 night cruise was $1100 more- that's it. So....a no-brainer). Then St Marteen, St Thomas and San Juan, Puerto Rico. So, all places I haven't been to, other than St Thomas that we always fly to to get to ST John. Have to decide if we'll go to STJ that day or stay on STT- maybe we'll book a day with our friend, Thomas....:idea:.

    Mornin Rosie! I have no idea how to apply for the college program, but if I wanted to learn about it I would ask around on the College Board forum on this website.:thumbsup2
     
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  3. englishrose47

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    Thanks Ellen!!!For the College info!!
     
  4. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    Yes, be sad. Be very sad. It was oh so memorable. <said with the Buehler, Buehler, Buehler voice.....> ;)

    Color? This is what I did to it this weekend.

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    I was looking for a smidge darker with more gold. This had a green tint to it, but I really like it! Totally out of my comfort zone with this. I'm usually a beige gal in living areas, and then colorful in bedrooms.

    I did it to surprise Jeff while he was out of town. He went to California and played Pebble Beach, Spyglass and Spanish Bay. Plus he spent time in San Fran and LA. I'll post pics later - he just got home last night and I just downloaded pics!
     
  5. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Well, it was already Monday morning- this weekend goes waaaaay too fast. I think we need 5 nights. Just sayin...Well, we were all kind of doing our own thing this morning- Pam was going to MK for park opening (Pam is a VERY early riser, 5:30 am early, so going to park opening was no biggie for her. For the rest of us...it's just not happenin! :rotfl:), Kara was meeting a friend in EPCOT, Cammie was....I forget what she was doing, maybe she could fill us in, :rolleyes: and Joan & I were going to EPCOT to check out the Flower & Garden Festival. But first, i had a yummy delicious yogurt parfait from the Marketplace. Have you ever had one? This has been my FAVORITE breakfast at WDW for YEARS- we always stayed at the BC before we owned DVC, and I got a little addicted to them way back when. I like mine with blueberries, chocolate chips and granola, but you can get a mix of any berries they have. I like it so much, I make it at home in a low calorie version with greek non-fat plain yogurt, blueberries and low fat granola almost everyday....but that granola at the BC is soooooo delish!! YUMMMMM....I'll post a pic from my last morning of it later...anyway, it was another HOT, but beautiful day.

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    Again, I have to say, I love, love, LOVE walking to EPCOT from BCV...we were there in minutes. Soon we saw-

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    Who were very entertaining. We didn't stay there for long, though, because we were headed for Joan's FAVORITE ride, SOARIN! On the way, we passed by-

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    I LOVE those little guys!! They are the cutest!!

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    The wait for Soarin was 30 minutes or so, and grabbed FPs for later, so we hopped on the stand-by line. I actually have never seen all the games and stuff going on over here, because we are always in the FP line...so I really enjoyed seeing what there was to pass the time over here. Very cool!

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    There were some VERY obnoxious, VERY unmonitored kids in line ahead of us, I was so glad when we were through the line. HELLOOOOO!!! MR & MRS I FORGOT I HAVE KIDS AT DISNEY!!!! WATCH YOUR FREAKIN KIDS!!!!:sad2: THE REST OF US ARE NOT ENJOYING GETTING SHOVED BY THEM WHILE WE WAIT IN LINE!!!!

    It's PUDDY time!!

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    It was a great, breathtaking ride as always. From there, we went over to Club Cool, because my friend Joanie had a date with a little lady named Beverly....although, because of my TRs, she already KNEW something was up, but it's still fun to see the reaction!

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    Hey Mikey!

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    She LIKES it!!

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    Proving, once again, that Joanie will drink ANYTHING! :rotfl: We did some shopping in Club Cool (for my cousin Sheree who is a Coke (acola) addict). Next, we went to visit the fairies and butterflies. We adored this garden, and especially all the little touches, like the fairy houses and other fairy accoutrements.

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  6. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Photographing this next butterfly was like photographing LIGHTENING- he was speedy fast, zippin all over the place-

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    Glad we saw the movie on the plane-

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    I really need to see these movies. I LOVE nature, and yet I have missed both of these films! Shame on me!!

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    Really liked the veggie garden, too-

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    We decided we were VERY hot and VERY thirsty, so guess which garden we decided to see next?

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    Mexico, mexico, what does your garden grow?

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    Best use of vegetables EVER!!! Jalepeno Ritas!!

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    Can ya tell we were sweltering??? Wow...did I mention it was HOT??

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    Next up....why Rita and Kim Possible will NEVER be friends, ESPECIALLY in China!

     
  7. englishrose47

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    Great update as always Ellen !! Loved all the pix of the Flower Festival !!I have been there twice during it and just LOVE:love: it !!! The Dolhin Topiaries are ones I have not seen and I know Judy would be KODAK happy with them !!!:lmao: The stand by line at Soarin' is sooo neat !!!Like you I usually do FP for it !! But I did do it in February and enjoyed it !!!
     
  8. kid-at-heart

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    Did I miss the photo of the guest room? You know now that we have seen your beautiful home we are all making plans for a visit. :lmao:

    Just another Dismom follower...
     
  9. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    You will have a pillow top queen size bed, DirectTV, access to a private patio, and your own bathroom!!! Come on down!
     
  10. karajeboo

    karajeboo DISmom by land and by sea!

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    OK, I need to post some pics that Jeff took at Pebble Beach. If you golf, you know that this is a golfer's dream. He is already planning on going back sometime and taking ME!!!!

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    Oprah offered $50 MILLION for this house and they turned her down!!!!

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    His room....

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    He took a ton of pics (while golfing!!!) of all three courses he played, Pebble, Spyglass, and Spanish Bay. All are on the coast and beautiful, but Pebble is... well, Pebble! The pictures he took along 17 Mile Drive and up US 1 are incredible!!!

    I've travelled a lot domestically and the only parts of this country I haven't seen are New England and the Pacific Northwest. I know where I want to go next........
     
  11. kid-at-heart

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    :rotfl: Oh dear lady, you are funny one. I would love to sleep in that room. It is gorgeous. Let me see, our worst weather month is February and the worst month in the Southeast is- July? So maybe I should visit you in February and you can visit me in July. Oh heck, that would not work. My chair would have a fit if I took off mid-semester... I can dream though.
     
  12. karajeboo

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    I think this was my favorite day of the whole trip! I loved every part of it!

    Even though Pam was long gone, rope dropping all all, the rest of us lounged around in the morning. I think Cammie went to the pool? I got a call from a guy I used to work with in SC, and he and his wife were spending the day in Epcot, while visiting some friends in Orlando. Well, you don't need to twist MY arm to go to Epcot!!!!

    So I said farewell to the gals, au revoir, adios, etc (well, I WAS heading to World Showcase, after all....) and began my stroll over to Epcot.

    I walked through WS and did some window shopping, grabbed about 117 bottles of water - it was SOOOOO hot this day!!!!

    Finally met up with my friend while they were in line for Universe of Energy and spent about 3 whole minutes with them before they were moving again!!!

    But all was good. I got to spend some ME time with Epcot. Two of my favorite things - ME and Epcot!

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    I always wanted to try this..... "I've got the weight of the world in my hands!"

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    Yes, this was a sign on a bathroom but I loved it!

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    Oh, and did I mention THIS????

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    I think I just missed Ellen and Joan there. I, ahem, was there first......

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    Up next, a wonderful afternoon with the girls!!!

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  13. englishrose47

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    Would it be Tea with Queen Vickie !!!!!:rotfl2:
    Alittle bit of Brit History ...... Did you know that Victoria passed a law that forbids any King to be named Albert!!!!:confused3True Love is that!!!!!!:love:
     
  14. MEK

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    Morning Ladies.....

    Yes, ellen, I am getting excited about OBX. I made a reservation for the whole group st the Oceanfront Grill! I can't wait to try those crab cakes! YUM!

    Kara - Your new house is beautiful and I LOVE the color you painted your kitchen. Way to go!

    I love all the updates. Even the margarita pictures look so yummy at 6:30 in the morning! Beautiful pictures of all the topiaries. I can't wait to go back next May!
     
  15. dvc4life

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    We loved the Flower & Garden Festival this year. We were actually down there twice for it. But your pictures are so much sharper than mine. It is great to seem them and it makes me feel like I'm right there again.

    It looks like a beautiful day in EPCOT. Our favorite park!
     
  16. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    Mornin rosie! I really like Dolphins, too- I thought the way they did those topiaries was REALLY gorgeous. Last year or the year before they had a Polar Bear, I think, as a display promoting the first movie in the series. It was really something, too.

    And I had no idea about King Albert- although I did watch the movie about Victoria, and loved it. Fascinating history!

    Don't forget- the shecrab soup there is amazing, also!! So happy you got a ressie!! :banana: And the burgers with fried eggs at Big Mama's..YUMMMM.....

    It's my favorite park, too. Lucky you going to F&G twice in one year- and I was thinking about you this morning, because you were saying how fortunate I am to take these wonderful vacations. Well...YOU TOO!! Aren't you going on the member cruise this year? :worship: :worship: I want to both that one and the Podcast cruise sometime....:)

    KARA- those pics of Pebble are awesome- One day Pods will go- not sure if I'll ever be a good enough golfer to go myself! :laughing:

    Your house really looks great, i LOVE color on the walls- I don't think I have one room in my house that ISN'T a color- wait- my basement (aka- the DUNGEON) where the boys hibernate. :sad2: Just beige down there. Everywhere else is a world of COLOR! Love it!!

    It's funny how we were both at the Ditch that day....we must have passed each other on the way in and out. You were right- it was HOT that day!!

    Ok- on to the GF.....princess:princess:princess:princess:princess:
     
  17. CRdisMom

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    updates are wonderful as usual. it is getting me more excited to go in Oct. I just finished our tie dye shirts. All I can say is use really good gloves. I look like a corpse. lol
     
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    We're going on Liberty - Haiti, Grand Caymans, Cozumel, Jamaica

    I'm a little nervous that it's not DCL, but it looks like lots of fun!
     
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    COME AND SEE ME!!! I'M IN THE PNW!!!!! :yay: Love the pics - I haven't been to the NE yet, except when I was a little girl - it was Jersey.
     
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    That's funny - where are the pics?
     
  21. praisehisname

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    I love your kitchen color! :lovestruc


    How nice they got dressed up for the occasion!!! :lmao:


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    Even if you DON'T golf, you probably know that! What an absolutely gorgeous place!!! :)


    Mmmm, what kind is that?


    Do you have a Red Robin near you? They have the royal burger that has a fried egg on it. Oh my gosh, it's soooo good!
     

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