Thursday, September 30, 2010

Designer in disguise

Planned on mixing it up a bit and donning a zebra suit instead of giraffe this year...but you can't fight quality skin patterns.

I don't know why designers complain about the difficulty of making stuff.
All I needed was about an hour, scissors, and SAFETY PINS SAFETY PINS SAFETY PINS!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I heart Jimmy Stewart

And old movies. And visits from wonderful people. And letters from dear dear friends. And space stuff. And candy from around the world. And crocheting. And flowers.

Ryan came for a week and it was wonderful.
We travelled around the world, visited Mars, ate amazing food and chatted A LOT.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Birthday Breakfast at Grand Flo.

Today I ate breakfast with Tigger, Alice, the Mad Hatter and Ms. Poppins.
Thank you Becca for having a birthday and for letting me look so darn cute.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hi from Mars!

(Hopefully I don't have to contact anyone anytime soon. I don't think my microphone would be much help.)

Hi Des.
(These are our serious astronaut faces.)
I LOVE/hate Mission Space. It's absolutely terrifyingly awesome. I always psych myself out..thinking it's going to be worse than it actually is. Rides are super crazy though; I think it's incredible how you can trick your brain into thinking you are hurtling thru space, dodging astroids or landing on Mars. I'm so excited for my mother to come out here.

Only 4.5 more days Ryan!!!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Burrito Mania Twenty Ten.

It has come to my attention that I haven't posted in a while. Nothing much has been happening. Sorry guys.
I did tell my mother I had a picture for her..and that was like a week and a half ago so I should probably get around to posting it.

Mommy..I thought you'd appreciate this because of your love of mexican food.
I'm not a HUGE fan of mexican, but this day, a burrito sounded supreme. Unfortunately I didn't know I had ordered a burrito that could feed ALL of Mexico! (I'm hoping my hand helps to show just a little of the size of this thing)

On not such an awesome note, I'm thinking about moving apartments. I'm having problems with my roommate "Sleeping Beauty". As you might remember from an earlier post, she's 21 and somehow has been married for 2 years. This absolutely BAFFLES me! I don't want to talk bad about her, but her inability to clean up after herself is KILLING me! I can't comprehend the fact that someone would stay married to such a child. Why would you stay with someone who can't even take care of herself??? I tried to confront her about it, but that has just led to us not talking AT ALL for the last week. I used to see her as an adult, but she definitely acts like a child and I'M GOING CRAZY!! I can't handle it much longer. I can move apartments; it costs $50 and the possibility of moving into the exact same situation. Apparently when I signed up to come here, I also took the responsibility of being everyone's mother. NOT AWESOME! I don't think I've ever been this annoyed in my life. I'm going to hold out a bit longer, but I'm honestly not sure how much longer I can last. Maybe it's mean to say, but I absolutely can't stand her. I don't know what I'm going to do. We'll see...

Time for grocery shopping and then maybe an afternoon of "parking".

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I actually liked the show.

Why does goulash have to be so wonderful that I completely stuff myself to the point that I'm always uncomfortably full after eating it?!! Grr.
Aside from that, Florida has been treating me alright lately. It's been almost unbearably hot these last few days with only rain for a minute or two. After the 60 seconds of rain, comes the humidity about 10 fold than it was pre-rain. I've actually been training in another location, Auto Plaza, the last couple days and unfortunately there's very little air conditioning. I should only have a handful of shifts there though so cross your fingers that I don't get stuck at Auto Plaza very often. New location means day least while training and that has been awesome. I actually have my nights free which hasn't happened since I got here.

Every few months Disney gets a new firework show. We've had Summer Nightastic for over a month now and I've only ever saw it from the parking lot..until yesterday. Most know I'm not a huge fan of fireworks. Yes I think they chemistry of them is amazing. The idea that fireworks actually work is fantastic, but I figure once you've seen one, you've seen them all. I still think that's true, but the show Disney puts on is incredible. So much work and detail. Summer Nightastic is an excellent show.

Anyway, time for grocery shopping and Magic Kingdom.

Just in case you guys have forgotten what I look like...

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I give good neck

So I've worked out ONCE since I got here. The heat is disgusting; as is the profuse sweating. I kept saying once I got shorts, I'd work out.
Problem: I kept making excuses for not buying shorts..AND THE OUTLET IS LESS THAN 1.5 MILES AWAY!!!

Well folks, I gave up on the excuses and FINALLY went to the Reebok outlet today! I spent $28 and walked out with new shorts! These shorts make me want to work out. I absolutely LOVE them. I'm sad the pictures don't reflect the true colors because these shorts are superly awesome.

Purple murple. And Pinks.

Oh yeah...and I feel like being real mean to my roommate right now. She left her curling iron on and now my hand is burnt to hell. I had to take a dishrag full of ice to the gym. Boo.
I'm NOT excited...

Monday, June 14, 2010

Roommate Central, USA and silly girl drama.

I have a roommate. I lucked out and made it almost four weeks without one; she arrived this morning. BYU Idaho, married, cute and very nice. She's missing her voice now, but I think it's fun. She's never lived with anyone other than her husband which is also kind of fun and I've never had an actual roommate (other than a sister and the 40 something girls I shared the barracks with) so this should be interesting. I packed WAY too much stuff and we don't have anymore room for food, but once everyone is settled and schedules are adjusted I think everything will be great. Maybe I'll just have to stop buying food and actually save my money. I'll keep you posted on how that's going.

Got screamed at by a co-worker AGAIN yesterday. Pretty bogus, but oh well right? Tis the season for dramatic girls who think they know everything. Apparently change isn't good for all. I just think it's funny that she seriously thinks I'm afraid of her. Girl please. If you threaten me again though...I'm going to the boss and I'll be crossing me fingers that you'll be out of a job. Call me stupid all you want, but threatening me is something I won't put up with.

Nap time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Typhoon Lagoon sun.

I finally got some sun! I've been here three weeks so far and am just getting some sun. We went to Typhoon Lagoon (a Disney owned water park) and I actually had fun. I HATE water: pools, ocean, bath tubs..pretty much everything, but it was really fun. We stayed for several hours, tried to swim with sharks and sissed out, and ended up with sunburned shoulders. I'm sad the pictures don't show the least then maybe I'd get some sympathy from the two of you that might actually read this. I have a super awesome bit of pink on my forehead. Half is normal (due to my swoop bangs) and the other slightly pink. It's kind of cute. However...not cute is the gross, once wet, water park hair. Ugh.

Friday, June 4, 2010

Fun filled days off

Worst day ever Tuesday: I strained my ankle..TWICE, got yelled at by a co-worker who thinks he's king, was repeatedly cursed at by some retarded woman, and almost hit several people because they wouldn't get out of the way of my tram. Fairly certain Mr. Universe said, "Hey, Cori has two days off coming up so I think we should pile a whole bunch of crap on her!"

Wednesday was super fun though. I didn't get Korean like I was planning on, and I didn't do any of the shopping that I needed to, but I hung out with some friends pretty much all day. We first hit up Animal Kingdom and Yak & Yeti (super delicious restaurant in Asia), next was Paris, England, Canada and Mexico, and finished the night at Magic Kingdom.
Yesterday was my relaxing and lazy day off. Wednesday was busy and semi productive so I didn't feel so guilty about doing practically nothing. I did feel rather accomplished though; I did my laundry! It's taken three weeks, $7 and two hours, but it's done!

Best part of yesterday had to be the "Disney activities" I was able to participate in. My department held a tour of the Haunted Mansion and I was actually able to go. There were only about 15 of us that could make it..which was perfect. We did a walk thru of the entire ride, saw how everything worked, touched certain things, and then we rode it afterwards. It was super neat. I definitely jumped several times during the walk thru of the graveyard scene. Even with the lights on, things jumping out at you is not awesome.
Also, I think every time Disney gets something new they let the cast preview it. They're bringing back the Electric Parade so last night, at midnight all us cast members lined Main Street and watched the parade. I'm not a huge fan of parades normally, but Disney definitely has it's ways of bringing out that childlike excitement.

I took the cupcake picture for my friend Candice. She's kind of obsessed.

Apparently the "night scene" option on my camera makes everything blurry. I don't love it.

I don't work until 8:45 tonight. That's crazy. I have no idea what I'm going to do, but I definitely need to get out of the house. Hopefully the gym, and then we'll see!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Oh my gosh oh my gosh oh my gosh!

Okay..first of all..can you believe it's June 1st already? June 1st. Time is going by much too quickly.
But...more importantly, I SAW AN ALLIGATOR AT WORK YESTERDAY! And no..I don't work at the Animal Kingdom where sightings are an every day occurrence. Remember..I work in the parking lot. I saw an alligator IN THE PARKING LOT! I was doing re-park (I have a super sweet light stick and point cars down rows with empty spaces), I turned around to face an oncoming car and saw an alligator crossing the street! So great. I'm still ridiculously excited about it. As soon as I got on a tram, I told everyone riding about it. They didn't seem as excited as I was, but I'm from Utah...we don't have alligators just hanging out in our backyards or our THEME PARKS! Can you imagine an alligator strolling around Lagoon?? No, you can not. Pretty awesome.

Almost as exciting as the alligator, me I'm going out for Korean tomorrow! I'm super duper excited. Epcot, then Korean, then hopefully Magic spend way too much money. Money I don't have, but gifts need to be bought.

Seriously though..I SAW AN ALLIGATOR..just hanging out!!
Thank you nature..and Florida.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Trip...and work.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Tennessee. Definitely moving there as soon as possible.

And then there was the beach! I don't know why people are so drawn to the beach..but we are. I've been waiting to go forever so the minute I got to Florida, I did. And it was wonderful!

12 hours is an awful long time to work...good thing I only worked 11.
Before we can officially start working, we have to take an assessment: written and job performance. I had three days of training and then my assessment was on Saturday. I passed beautifully, obviously and yesterday was my first ridiculously long shift. I was scheduled 5:45 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. Ugh! The park was open until 3 a.m. Can you believe 3!! Insane. Luckily for us there were no cars left in the parking lot by 4 so they let us leave 45 minutes early. Oh yeah..I'm in parking. (I get to drive the trams and on occasion I have to direct traffic/park cars.) At first I was incredibly angry about it; I drove 2700 miles and spent waaaaaay too much money to be in PARKING!! Surprisingly, it's one of the top jobs in the whole park though. Everyone is super awesome so far (even the managers are chill) and it's a pretty lax job. costume pretty much rocks. I absolutely hated it at first, but it's wonderful compared to some of the ones I've seen.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

New job.

I started...ish yesterday. I stood in crazy long lines and signed my name about a bazillion times. I guess they're just trying to get us used to the whole Disney World deal.
The apartment isn't bad. Much bigger than most I've stayed in. I have my own room and bathroom..for now. It's kind of great. Two roommates: Diana = super sweet girl, and the other..well, I don't even know her name. I think I've said approximately four words to her: "Are you actually home?"
Today I have some ridiculously boring housing thing and then hopefully a pool.
Tomorrow starts bright and early at 5ish with an afternoon free for a Disney World day of fun.
Things start too early around here.
Pictures soon..maybe.
Wish me luck on my day o' boring!