"It's Coming and it's BLUE" - A July 2010 TR - COMPLETED!!

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  1. MarieTheCat24

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    Well, I guess it’s time for me to get this party started…

    HELLO EVERYBODY and WELCOME to what is sure to become the greatest literary masterpiece of all-time. No joke. Future generations will be reading this trip report in their tenth grade English classes. I bet it’ll even wind up on Spark Notes because its complexity will be too much for their tenth grade minds to handle. That’s how good it’s going to be.

    I’m Kara. :earsgirl: I’m 20 years old, and I am studying journalism at Ohio State. I have a major TV obsession, and if you’ve read my PTR or Lia (__disneygirl)’s TR, you already know that. So I’m apologizing in advance for whatever crazy TV-related tangents we might go off on in here…Especially when the Fall TV season starts. Have you heard they’re doing a Britney Spears episode of Glee? And a Rocky Horror Picture Show themed Halloween episode? And OMG 30 Rock is going to do a LIVE episode? How freakin’ awesome is that?

    Besides my TV obsession, I’m also MAJORLY obsessed with Disney. Although I guess that’s kind of obvious. I doubt I’d be here writing a trip report if I wasn’t of the Disney-loving variety. I was four years old when my family took our first trip to WDW, and I’ve been hooked ever since. In fact, I think I fall even more in love with Disney with each trip. WDW is just full of so many memories that it’s impossible not to get downright giddy anytime I think about it. Plus, life is so darn stressful that it’s nice to know that there is one place that will always make me completely and totally happy. I mean, I could feel like poop at WDW, but I’d still be happy because hey, I’m at WDW!

    Here’s a picture of me in the Polynesian lobby. I’m not sure why I posed like something straight out of an awkward Senior picture, but I did. I’m cool like that.
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    As usual, my traveling companions were my family: My mom, dad, and my sister, Katie. My mom and dad are two AMAZINGLY WONDERFUL people who work ridiculously hard so that we can afford to go to Disney every summer. I mean, they’re putting two kids through college. It’s not easy. And I love them to death for it. I seriously have the best parents ever. And I know that everyone (well, almost everyone) says that about their parents, but I will fight you all for the title of “I Have the BEST PARENTS EVER”. Because I do. And this is my trip report, so what I say goes. :teeth:

    Katie is 18 years old, and is pretty much the best little sister I could have asked for. She’ll be attending Ohio University in the fall, where she will be studying to become a Physical Education teacher. She’s a super active girl and I think she’ll make a wonderful teacher. She is the family’s resident thrill seeker, and will do just about anything high, fast, and terrifying. She’s also afraid of butterflies. Just thought I’d throw that in there because I like to make fun of her for it. Love ya, Sis!!

    Here’s a picture of the gang. I know it’s kinda blurry, but it’s the only picture I have of the three of them. There will be plenty more better pics to come if for whatever reason you really want to stare at high-ish quality pictures of my family, but this’ll do for now.
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    We were at the World from July 23rd to the 28th and stayed at my favorite hotel, THE POLYNESIAN!! I don’t want to spoil the rest of my report, but here are a few teaser pics of the Poly.
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    Who wouldn’t want to stay there? I’m already dying to go back!!!

    Well, that’s all for the introduction, but I promise you that you’re in for a fun ride. We had a FANTASTIC trip and I cannot wait to share every little bit of magic with you all! So stay tuned!!
     
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  3. MarieTheCat24

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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    July 21st and 22nd:
    DAY -1 AND DAY 0: GETTING THERE

    July 23rd:
    PART 1: THE ARRIVAL
    PART 2: WELCOME WELCOME WELCOME
    PART 3: A MAGIC KINGDOM MORNING
    PART 4: "ARE WE...GOING BACKWARDS?"
    PART 5: FOUR HOURS IN THE GCH
    PART 6: WRAPPING UP DAY ONE

    July 24th:
    PART 1: OUR MORNING AT EPCOT
    PART 2: FUN WITH WATER AND WATERMELON
    PART 3: ONE LITTLE SPARK
    PART 4: BLAME CANADA
    PART 5: BLLLLLUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE 1
    PART 5: BLLLLLUUUUUUUEEEEEEEEEEE 2
    PART 6: WE'VE GATHERED HERE TONIGHT, AROUND THE FIRE

    July 25th:
    PART 1: STRAP ON YOUR CROCS 'CAUSE IT'S ABOUT TO GET CRAZY UP IN HERE
    PART 2: TOWNSPERSON #7??? 1
    PART 2: TOWNSPERSON #7??? 2
    PART 3: FULL MOONS AND FRANKENSTEIN 1
    PART 3: FULL MOONS AND FRANKENSTEIN 2

    July 26th:
    PART 1: STOP YELLING AT ME!! 1
    PART 1: STOP YELLING AT ME!! 2
    PART 2: OF SALADS AND SNAKE ENVY
    PART 3: WHERE OUTLANDISH GIRAFFE DREAMS COME TRUE 1
    PART 3: WHERE OUTLANDISH GIRAFFE DREAMS COME TRUE 2
    PART 4: A GRAND OLD TIME
    PART 5: HANG LOOSE, HANG TEN, HOWZIT, SHAKE A SHAKA 1
    PART 5: HANG LOOSE, HANG TEN, HOWZIT, SHAKE A SHAKA 2

    July 27th:
    PART 1: SOBBING IN THE SHOWER 1
    PART 1: SOBBING IN THE SHOWER 2
    PART 2: HONORARY PRINCESS OF THE DAY
    PART 3: A SPOT OF HILARI-TEA
    PART 4: YEW NORK, OUTER SPACE, AND A WHOLE NEW WORLD
    PART 5: ME, MY HAMMOCK, AND I 1
    PART 5: ME, MY HAMMOCK, AND I 2
    PART 6: I'M PRETTY SURE HIS HEAD IS FROZEN
    PART 7: WHEN I SEE AN ELEPHANT FLY

    July 28th:
    PART 1: THE FINAL MORNING
    PART 2: THAT'S ALL, FOLKS 1
    PART 2: THAT'S ALL, FOLKS 2

    BONUS: A ONE POST PTR
     
  4. Nicole786

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    I just happened to be in the TR thread when I saw this! So glad you started, wanted to be FIRST and now I'll go back and read.
     
  5. Cat0727

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    I'm here, girl :goodvibes
     
  6. Nicole786

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    Ahhh, Spark Notes was my life in 10th and 11th grade! I'm not sure I would have graduated HS without it :rotfl:

    SAY WHAT!!!?? I knew about the Rocky Horror Picture show, but 30 Rock a LIVE episode?? SUCK IT NERDS! THATS GONNA BE AWESOME!
     
  7. jenbear123

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    Ok I'm here! Going back to read :goodvibes
     
  8. duckylady

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    HOLLA LET'S DO THIS

    I freaked about the Rocky Horror themed episode of Glee. And the Britney ep will throw me back to my childhood, I just know it. 7 year old Ducky had a Barbie doll of Britney in her "Oops, I Did it Again" outfit. Also had an 'NSYNC Joey Fatone marionette for reasons I do not understand.
     
  9. wdwgirl03

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    I'm here! OMG I love those Poly teaser pictures. Amazing! Can't wait to hear more. :cool1:
     
  10. futuretink(:

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    KARA!!! OMG, I pretty much flipped when I saw that your TR was posted...so exciting :) And YAY I'm so glad that you had such an amazing trip. ♥

    So, I can't WAIT for more!!! Please continue ASAP! Oh, and...I laughed because I'm terrified of butterflies too! HAHAHAH so funny. :D So yay again!
     
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    I'm in! I keep missing 30 Rock. I didn't know about the live episode - that I have to see.
     
  12. MarieTheCat24

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    YAY FOR BEING FIRST!!! :banana:

    HAHA I was the weirdo literary nerd who never really used Spark Notes (unless I absolutely couldn't find the time to read) but I will always remember all of my friends coming to school on the mornings of quizzes with HUGE packets of notes that they printed off the Spark Notes website.

    And yes, a LIVE episode of 30 Rock will be amazing. I CANNOT WAIT!!

    YAY!! :yay:

    Thanks for reading!! :upsidedow

    OMG. I totally had one of the NSYNC marionettes!! Mine was JC, though, and my sister had Justin. I actually think my mom might have saved them somewhere. And Britney's "Ooops, I Did it Again" video is one of my favorite things ever. I remember watching it over and over trying to learn the dance. I'm positive that the Glee ep will bring back SO MANY MEMORIES. GAH.

    AND THANKS FOR READING!! :thumbsup2

    YAY! THANKS FOR COMING!! :goodvibes

    I've only been home for a little over 48 hours, but I think I've spent 47 of those hours staring at my Poly pictures wishing I was back there. *SIGH* :rotfl:

    YAY, GIRL, THANKS FOR COMING!! And for being excited about my TR. Your excitement is making me even more excited to write it!! :goodvibes

    And that's funny about the fear of butterflies. I guess it's more common than I'd thought. I mean, I'm terrified of birds so I get the whole creepy, flying creature thing, but butterflies just seem so harmless. :laughing: Fears are so weird.

    THANKS FOR JOINING IN!! You absolutely MUST watch the live episode. I have a feeling it will be AMAZING. :goodvibes
     
  13. __disneygirl

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    Ooooo GIRL. I can't even breathe i'm so excited for this ish right here. Your Poly pics caused me to scream. Why am I not there right now? I hate life.

    HOW MUCH ARE YOU DYING ABOUT THE 30 ROCK LIVE EPISODE. Here's the deal. I am going to sell a kidney to get into that live taping. I don't care what I have to do. Listen, whatever is necessary is happening. When I say I do not care I mean TEST ME. Cause I don't.

    As you probably know from my Twitter, Britney Spears is basically my life, reason for breathing, a goddess and angel, Queen of the World, etc. Which is why I am protective over her and I am worried about this Glee episode. For real. I don't know. I thought the Madonna episode kicked effing booty but the Gaga episode? What was with them using Poker Face for the big mother daughter song? I wanted them to use something touching. Bluffin with your muffin isn't something I'd sing to my mom. But what do I know? That's just me. THE ROCKY HORROR THING THOUGH, DON'T EVEN, LIKE, I NEED PUCK DRESSED AS DR. FRANKENFURTER AND THAT IS IT.

    Oh, I must mention that I loved how you worded this: "I’m a wordy girl, living in a not-so-wordy world." I feel the same way. When I ask how your day was, what you did, etc, I expect more than just a damn "It was good", ok? I could write a book about what happened in the last 3 hours so give me SOMETHING. Everyone except us is just not competent. Sorry, world. KEEP UP WITH US!!

    Anyway, YAY!!!!!!!
     
  14. MarieTheCat24

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    OH GIRL. You ABSOLUTELY MUST go to the 30 Rock taping! MUST! Then, I can live vicariously through you.

    Ugh, Theatricality. I HATED that episode. I could go on for days about everything they did wrong. Like, when I think about that episode it's just one big giant head shake. Well, except for the boys in their KISS outfits. And Rachel's pathetically adorable stuffed animal Gaga dress. And the fact that the red, plastic Gaga dress only served to make Cory Monteith even more attractive in my eyes. I am in love with that crazy Canadian man.

    But yeah, you're right, the Britney ep could go either way. And let's all keep our fingers crossed that it goes the way of Madonna and not Gaga. Britney has such an awesome catalogue of music and I'd hate to see them waste it. And Puck as Dr. Frankenfurter MUST HAPPEN. I refuse to believe that it won't.

    And I'm totally with you. "It was good" is never an acceptable answer. We always laugh because when we would come home from school as kids, my mom would ask my sister and I about our day. Katie would give a one word answer, but I'd sit there for hours describing everything that happened in great detail. I wouldn't leave anything out. I've been a little word nerd FOREVER. :rotfl:
     
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    Yay, I'm here! :cool1: I LOVE your Poly pics, can't wait to read more!!! :goodvibes
     
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    I'm in!

    I am also a huge Gleek! I am so excited about the Rocky Horror Picture show episode! I go to Eastern Michigan and that's the musical they are putting on this year so the episode might inspire me to try out :laughing:

    I can't wait to hear more about your vacation!
     
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    Yay!! I'm here!
     
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    Hey, girl! I'm here! WOOT! Let's get this party started! :cool1:

    I'm actually watching the "Wheels" episode of Glee right now off of DVR. I thought that was pretty fitting to watch while reading your TR. :goodvibes The Britney episode (featuring Brittany the cheerleader!!!) sounds awesome!

    I am SO excited to hear about your trip. The "senior picture" of you at the Poly is adorable. I love your Polynesian outfit. So cute! And the pictures of the Polynesian kind of made my heart hurt. I WANNA GO BACK!!!! :worship:

    I can't wait for more! :woohoo:

    ETA: OMG OMG OMG!!!! I just went on ew.com, and Michael Ausiello reports that CAROL FREAKING BURNETT will be playing Sue Sylvester's Nazi-hunting mother on Glee this fall!!!! THIS IS THE BEST THING EVER!!!! Besides your TR of course. ;) Just thought I would share!
     
  19. MarieTheCat24

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    YAY!! THANKS!! :yay:
    WELCOME!! You absolutely should try out for the musical. I mean, it's Rocky Horror! It would be AWESOME to be part of.

    YAY!! THANKS FOR COMING!! :upsidedow

    HAHAHA I JUST SAW THAT ON MICHAEL AUSIELLO'S TWITTER. GENIUS CASTING MOVE. GENIUS.

    And Glee is always fitting for my TR! Actually, Glee is pretty much always fitting for anything in my life. I'm totally obsessed. I'm already planning a premiere episode "Glee-esta" for my roommates and I. We start classes the day after the premiere, so what better way to spend our last night of summer than by eating tacos/quesadillas/fajitas and curling up in the living room of the house we will have just moved into to watch Glee? I CAN'T WAIT!! :banana:
     
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