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Monday, October 25, 2010

Darth Vader Breaks That Sh**t Down

Who knew that Darth Vader could kick my ass in a dance-off? The following clips are from Disney's Star Wars weekend. Nerds from all over the globe dusted off their lightsabars, packed up their jedi robes, and asked their mom to drive them to Orlando for a weekend of Star Wars mania.

I wish I could have been there.



Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Mekka Lekka Hi Mekka Hiney Ho

If you are a fool for the 80's like I am then I know you watched, and loved, Pee Wee's Playhouse. Does it matter that I was a teenager and enjoyed it? Pish posh and hell no. Pee Wee was an icon in my house and watched every Saturday.

Now I understand that Pee Wee fell onto some hard times and had some kind of altercation in a theater- let's keep the details to ourselves. To each his own right Mr. Wee? I never stopped liking him and hoped that one day he would have a triumphant return. Well that day is now!

Click below to get the details on Pee Wee live on Broadway where you can see Pee Wee, Captain Carl, Jambi the Genie, Miss Yvonne, Pterri the Pterodactyl , Chairy and Clocky.
Davina and I watched Pee Wee's Big Adventure so many times that I swear if you asked us to recite it right now we could-word for word.

Long Live Pee Wee



Friday, October 15, 2010

Etsy - A Craft Show for Hipsters

Need a fun idea for a Christmas gift? Sure you can head to the Mall - but who needs another Yankee Candle or Bath and Body Works body spray?

Where else can you get cool knit gloves from Turkey?

Or a set of Nutcracker Ballet Puppets?

Or, really cool Onyx earrings.

Oh, wait... you like those you say? Me too. That's why it pains me to give them away. Yes, the earrings are up for grabs in our next give-away.

Details to come next week. In the meantime, check out Trace Designs (she made the earrings that you know you want to win).


A ride on the Disney bus turns into a cat fight gone wrong...don't think I won't strangle you

This lunatic started stangling a Disney bus driver while his baby was next to him because the bus was full.

If you've ever been to Disney then you know that the end of the night buses are always packed and the ride home can take a while. El lunatic started saying he should have priority because he had a baby.Hey jackass..95% of people getting on these buses have tired ,cranky kids who want to get to their hotel.

Stay out of my Disney D bag


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Reservation for Four at the Castle Please

I know Karen likes to talk directly with her people when making a Disney dining reservation. I, however, enjoy the anonymity of online reservations. It's always baffled me that a company as big as Disney required you to call and actually talk to someone. Ew.

I was thrilled when they recently unveiled their new online dining reservation service and I've been using it for dining reservations for my family Disney trip in January. 

And to take it to the next nerd-level Disney just announced "near me".  This new service allows you to check for table-service availability at nearby park restaurants using the location-based services on your supported Android, Blackberry or iPhone device.

Simply search “disneyworld.com/dining” from your phones browser, or visit http://disneyworld.disney.go.com/reservations/dining/m/ and choose to view “map view” of dining results. I'll never have to talk to another human being again!


Smell Like a Monster? But of Course!

I have avoided Barney. The Thomas obsession seems to have faded. And it was only recently that Elmo made a surprising comeback after being discarded for Blues Clues (the Joe episodes... not that other guy).

If you must watch a show over and over and over, let it be something decent. Case in point, Grover's new parody for the Old Spice ads.


Monday, October 11, 2010

The sweepstakes queen first winning trip recap- fevers, gross food and all

Well my first winning sweepstakes trip is but a distant memory. The family and I had 5 great days that went by much too quickly and of course had it's ups and downs. It started with my 9 year old getting a fever right as we were heading to the airport. The boy who never gets sick got SICK. Strep throat followed...needless to say this was not his greatest trip but being the Disney trooper that he is he never complained and tried to enjoy everything as much as he could. The 6 year old wild one did'nt stop for a second. Typical girl..

Pool off property

The trip included passes for WDW , airfare ( for 2 ) 3 nights accomodations off property and all our transportation. The hotel was nice enough and very spacious , but being the Disney snob that I am all I could wish for was Saturday when we were checking into the Wilderness lodge on our own dime. My husband , who needed to be convinced to switch hotels, woke me up at 5:30 a.m whispering " I'm too excited to sleep..I just want to get to the Wilderness Lodge." I have raised him well.

Home sweet Home

All the events planned by the contest were great -for the most part- and we did break the worlds record for making the biggest smiley face. The people we met along the way were all so nice and just as excited as us to be there. Afterwards there was a brunch where my husband became BFF's with Joey Fatone.


That night however is a part of my life I would like to block forever. They took us all to a farewell diner at the Pirate Adventure dinner show. Just walking into the building made me nauseous and as soon as I saw the food I knew why. I apologize to anyone who is fond of these dinner shows but they are just not for me. Bad acting, horrific food slopped onto your plate off a serving cart and a nasty smell from the arena. My son even leaned over to me and said " mom these are the worst chicken nuggets". I advised my entire family to not eat anything and they were more than happy to listen. I have no pictures to post..the less I remember the better I am.

Obviously the best parts of the trip were our times at the parks and of course our one lone night on property. My son even got to raise the flag at the Wilderness Lodge the next morning. It just goes to show you that it is worth every dime and having a BF with a Disney Vacation club is even better. We have now promised to pay her for point usage ( 2012 ) as we can never stray far from property again. A Disney pimp if you will...

So I have started entering more contest again but will be mindful of entering those for off property hotel . A house off property is one thing, a hotel is another. Again, I apologize if you like these hotels, I am just far too much of a princess.

~ Karen


Friday, October 8, 2010

Johnny available for mutiny tutorials...why did'nt I think of that!?

Seriously...a wee little girl writes to my dream asking on lessons in mutiny and gets a personal appearance by the Captain himself ? I am ashamed of myself for not conning my 6 year old into doing this.

I need inspiration on what to say to get him to Massachusetts. Help rid me of my awful accent or perhaps a lesson in pumpkin carving. Whatever it takes.

This 9 year old is my new hero. She did in months what I've been trying to do for 24 years.

~ Karen
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