Trying New Things

So today was the day to try a few new things.And by a few I mean 2.
First up, I had my very first massage today.We went to Massage Envy.  Suz is a member and she gets one every month.And this month she asked me to go with her.It was interesting.
Totally relaxing but here was what was running through my mind as I was getting it:
1. It’s kinda weird laying pretty much naked under a sheet with the lights dimmed.2. I kept thinking that Phoebe from Friends is a mousse and what it would be like to have her be the one giving me the massage.3.  I’m totally relaxed and falling asleep right now.4. I really wish these were big strong man hands giving me this awesome massage and that that man was my boyfriend.Sadly it was a woman named Cathy, who was very nice and professional. But just not the same. lol
Afterward they asked if I wanted to become a member but I realized that I had just spend $40 on a massage and I would much rather spend that $40 on say…..books.
But it was nice and I’ll get one again, eventually.
Second new thing I tried was…..SUSHI!I’ve had California Rolls but that’s about it.We went to this place called Sushi Japan. It was AMAZING!Here is what we had:

We started with edamame beans and miso soup.Then we had California Rolls, Spider Rolls, and Las Vegas Rolls.YUM!Def just discovered my love for sushi.  But not like raw stuff. It has to have some type of crab, be wrapped in rice, have avocado, and cucumbers. The dipped in a little soy sauce.But that totally counts! Right?
Now go out and try something new.You’ll like it.I know I did! 🙂
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Totally Random Monday

Hello lovelies!
Hope your weekend was delightful!  Mine was somewhere between delightful and kinda blah.
But this week and next will be different.
For a number of reasons:
1. This Friday will find me ON MY WAY BACK TO TEXAS!!!!!!!!!

Source: etsy.com via Kathleen on Pinterest

I haven’t been home since June!(Well technically I’m not going home)But I am going to San Marcos, Austin and Houston.That’s right I’ll be gone for an entire week!Which is a good thing and bad thing. Good in that I’m going to watch this beautiful couple tie the knot at 8 years!

Bad thing in that I will be gone a whole week which means I wont get a pay check come the next week.Yeah not a good thing. But worth it.First up is the bachorlette party in Austin, then to Houston for a week to do whatever the lovely bride needs me to do, and the wedding is next Friday!
2.  It’s Christmas time here at Disney World. I know I know what happened to Thanksgiving right?!Well I think Disney kinda lumps it with Christmas.Anywho, I’ll be attending Mickey’s Merry Very Christmas Party on Wednesday! Complete with tacky christmas sweater fun.
3.  A new movie staring my ALL TIME FAVORITE actor is coming out on Nov 9th.Who is that actor?This guy:

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Are you swooning yet, because I am.He’s staring in a new biopic called J.Edgar.It’s about J. Edgar Hoover, the man who created the FBI and fingerprinting and all the that jazz.It’s supposed to be great.
Oh and next year, my future husband is going to play Jay Gatsby in The Great Gatsby.That too will be epic.
4.  I get to see these people in the coming days:
Ashtyn (my old roomie) and her family on Friday!

And my wonderful parental units next Thursday-Saturday!
They’re coming to the wedding! 
I can’t wait to see them!

Well I believe Totally Random Monday was a success today.
You don’t get much more random than going from a wedding, to a Christmas party in November, to a movie staring the father of my future children.
Until next time! 🙂
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One Year Ago Today

One year ago today…
-I started this blog!
-I was excited for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1.
-I was doing my observation block and wondering what student teaching would be like.
-I was dreaming of moving to Florida.
-I was 22 years old.
-I was excited to be graduating in May.
-I was wondering if I would really keep up with the whole blogging thing.

I think it’s safe to say that A TON has changed since I started my blog.
And I could not be happier with those changes! 🙂
So Happy Birthday Blog!
Oh and one more thing……

IT’S CHRISTMAS AT DISNEY!!!!!!!!!!And I for one could not be happier for it! 🙂
Tis the Season!
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Book Club Friday: The Pact

I haven’t done this link up:
in a while, so I figured I would since I just finished reading a pretty good book!
This week I’m sharing:
Here’s the synopsis:
From Jodi Picoult, one of the most powerful writers in contemporary fiction, comes a riveting, timely, heartbreaking, and terrifying novel of families in anguish — and friendships ripped apart by inconceivable violence. Until the phone calls came at 3:00 A.M. on a November morning, the Golds and their neighbors, the Hartes, had been inseparable. It was no surprise to anyone when their teenage children, Chris and Emily, began showing signs that their relationship was moving beyond that of lifelong friends. But now seventeen-year-old Emily has been shot to death by her beloved and devoted Chris as part of an apparent suicide pact — leaving two devastated families stranded in the dark and dense predawn, desperate for answers about an unthinkable act and the children they never really knew.
I have only read the beginning of one other Jodi Picoult book and I was kinda weary about reading this one.
I’ve heard all her other books are really sad.
Well be prepared because this one is no different.  It is really good and I’m glad I read it but you won’t come away with a very happy ending. 
So be prepared.  
But I really liked it.  It was very well written and well thought out.
I cried.  A lot.
Again be prepared.
Well on that happy note, I hope you all have a great weekend! 🙂 
PS. I have a new blog design! 
What do you think?!
I LOVE IT! 🙂

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Give Kids the World

Last week I volunteered at our Give Kids the World Village.
Disney works very closely with the Make a Wish Foundation and Give Kids the World.
So when a fellow cast member said he was getting together a group of Epcot Guest Relations people to go and volunteer one night, I knew I had to do it.
We weren’t sure what we would be doing at first, only that we would be helping out with their parade.
Then we got there we found out that we wouldn’t just be helping out with their parade, we’d be
IN IT!
That’s right, we all got to put on Christmas costumes and walk in a parade!
We waved to all the kids and their families, we took pictures with the kids, and we danced with them.
It was so much fun.
My costume was a Christmas caroler. Which had the most of the kids asking,
“What are you.”
But then we had polar bears, a snow man, a christmas tree, reindeer. 
Basically any christmas character you can think of.
The kids were so sweet and excited to see all of us.  We danced to Christmas music and took pictures.
I have so much admiration for all those families and for the founders of Give Kids the World/Make a Wish.
Here was the beginning of the parade.
Our group!
We had so much fun!

When animals attack.  In a friendly way of course! 🙂

I will definitely be volunteering there again soon.  
In fact, if you’ve never volunteered with them before and you have a chapter in your hometown I highly encourage you to.  
You will fall in love with every child you see there.
They are such inspiration.  
I promise you will not regret it! 🙂

MIA

Hey there strangers!
I have been a terrible blogger lately.
But I have a very good reason for it.
My cousin and her fiancee came to visit me from Friday to Sunday.
We had 3 fun filled, EXHAUSTING days at Disney.
Seriously we spent 15 hours each day running around all 4 parks.
So fun but so tiring.
Our legs and feet just about gave out by the end.
But they had a great time, thanks to your truly!
We went on a Segway tour (in the rain), we ate our way around the world, we went on a two week safari, we traveled back in time an saw some Dinosaurs, we climbed Everest and met the Yeti,  took a tour of Star Wars, went to an Aerosmith concert in a super stretch limo, stayed in a haunted hotel, and went to a Not So Scary Halloween Party!
See wouldn’t you be tired after all that too?!
It was so good to see family.
Lara is my mom’s sister’s daughter so it’s about as close to my mom as I can get!

I went as Minnie Mouse.

Lara and Karl went as Angry Birds. 
They were a HIT!
Seriously people kept asking to take pictures with them.
It was ridiculous.

My costume was nothing compared to the birds.  

I FINALLY GOT TO MEET FLYNN RIDER!! 🙂 
Yeah I was more than a little excited!

See told ya we had a great time! 🙂
Oh and Happy Belated Halloween!