Wednesday, November 16, 2005

oh me me.

Lets summarise what's been going on here lately.

Last week my parents were here! It was good fun and very nice to have them here. On the Saturday they arrived I took them to the Hoop-dee-do review dinner show for some entertainment and "fine" dining. There was salad, bread, baked beans, ribs, fried chicken, corn (mmmmm), and strawberry shortcake for dessert. The show was cheesy and quite funny and I would definitely recommend it! The following day I did not see them as I had a long day of work. On Monday I took them into Epcot before I started work and they spend the day poking about there until I joined them when my shift was over. We wandered around the Food and Wine Festival some and went to the Magic Kingdom to watch the fireworks. I was rather tired as I had felt the need to stay out until 2.00ish the night before and then had to be up at 7.45. Later, I left my parents and went to PI for a night out. Cue another late night followed by another earlish morning as my parents had hired a car for a couple of days! On Tuesday we, among other things, drove to a VERY small down called Mount Dora. It was cute and filled with antique shops and a large everglade-esque lake. I also got bit by an ant, but luckily not very badly. Those little buggers leave quite the scars and itchiness (just ask my dad!).

On Wednesday we drove east to a wildlife refuge and Cape Canaveral area. It was quite pretty and I saw flying/jumping fish! It quite reminded me of Super Mario Bros.

Wednesday turned out to be rather drama-filled post 1.30am. Prior to that I had booked a flight to New York for December (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) and went to a friend's place for crepes and company. I got back to my apartment to find a lovely squad car outside my building. Turns out my housemate's iPod had been stolen. Long story short, I checked my locker and I was missing a goooooooood chunk of money. I usually lock my locker, but had forgotten to a few days earlier. Sigh. Although I realised I was missing stuff as well, I was terrified that I would find stolen stuff planted in my room. Maybe someone wanted me gone? But it was fine, and I didn't think anyone had any reason to dislike me but who knows....? Anyway, my flight to New York was only $145 (although I found a better one today for $110, boo) and I had about $100 stolen so I guess I can think of my flight as costing $245. Or something. Anyway, the whole ordeal made for a rather late night. The next morning I met my parents at the Animal Kingdom for a hop about in the parks before I started work. I was in a bit of a bad mood based on the previous night's events. However, I eventually cheered up and all was good. Friday and Saturday I worked, weeeeee.

My parents left on Sunday. As well, Sunday was the LAST DAY OF THE FOOD AND WINE FESTIVAL!!!!!!! We cheered when we got to drop the front flaps of the kiosk once Illuminations (the fireworks show) started up. I'm a bit sad though, I met a lot of great people that I would have NEVER have met had I been working in the restaurant or on popcorn. At the same time, I'm never pouring a cup of cheddar cheese soup again. EVER. Mwwwwwaaaaaaa. It wasn't as monumental as finishing my filing job, but I'm happy it's over. Don't get me wrong, I *would* do it again, but I don't know how many more weeks of it I could have taken.

I was off on Monday and went to Typhoon Lagoon with Erin! It was soooo much fun!! Typhoon Lagoon is one of Disney's waterparks and it has the best wave pool EVER. The waves are huuuge and I LOVE THEM. The waterslides are good too, but the wave pool is definitely tops in my book. Some of the lifeguards were also good. *ahem*

Monday night was another reallllly late night and for some AWFUL TERRIBLE BRUTAL reason I just could NOT manage to sleep in on Tuesday morning. I was tired and groggy all day and couldn't be bothered calling anyone despite it being my day off. I went to the mall across the way and spent too much time readings books in a store. My quest to buy footwear and jeans didn't go over so well.

Today was my first day in the restaurant! The uniform made me feel like a nun as the costume covers everything from the neck down save your hands. Weird, especially after wearing shortsleeves and shorts for two months outside. The restaurant is a completely different pace than being outside and seems much more proper. I do like the potential for longer guest contact though rather than a thirty-second meet and serve thing.

A few nights ago I set up a msn space for storing my pics as Yahoo has been pissing me off immensely. My msn space/photo album.

Anyway, I'm off. I've been ridiculously lazy tonight and have done NOTHING since getting home from work. Oh right, I tried setting up an account with an online long-distance provider and got ripped off. After paying $15 (pay-as-you-go long distance using the internet for outbound calls) the firewall/network wouldn't let me use it. So I'll have to give iNet a jingle and express my frustration with them. Boo. I figured that would be convenient as I LOST my last phone card (I believe the same day that I had my money stolen AND lost a necklace that I had bloody *&%$#* bought a mere FIVE FJOINOGIEGIOJOIE**###& MINUTES EARLIER.).

Christ I hate losing things. HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE. It makes me feel like a clueless knob.

A year ago today I was in Tampere, Finland. Six months ago I was in Switzerland. Now I'm in Florida! hee hee hee.... :)


And shout-out to Anne, as it's her birthday today. Happy birthday, Anne!!!


Anonymous said...

Thanks! I had a great birthday. And I was given a kilt! There's a ceilidh next weekend... perfect timing.

Thanks for posting the pics - your "Canadian" outfit is hilarious. Good thing all us Canadians always wear lumberjack shirts, so you can tell us in a crowd. (Although the Germans probably had it worse with all the lederhosen!) Do you get to keep it? hope so!

Anonymous said...

I can't believe it has already been 2 months!!! Well...I keep reading your posts as I'm gonna be there soon (February 7th) hopefully you'll keep posting. Good luck. Bye

Anonymous said...

Where is the bookstore in the Outlet mall? I've been looking for one since I got here but the closest thing I've found has been the second floor of virgin in downtown disney.