Thursday, December 22, 2005

Meeeeh.... I've been recovering from a bit of a nasty cold. It, combined with nine consecutive days of work, four eleven-hour days and minimal sleep from excessive coughing, has left me rather exhausted! I'm so sloth like. I'm off today and was going to go to the gym but slept, watched tv and ate Skittles instead.

It's quite terrible. I bought Christmas cards before I went to New York. They are all filled in and ready to post, but God forbid I find a place that sells the appropriate stamps. I should have just bought stamps and covered the envelopes with them but I was a knob and though I would find a place with the exact postage. Ha, what a fool I am. So let it be known that I have Christmas cards for lots of people, but the cards are still sitting in my purse. It's not that I don't love you, it's that it would take me two hours, (at least!) to walk to the Post Office. Bloody hell.

Man, I'm lazy today. Between my laziness and my passion for a giant bag of Skittles that was given to me for my birthday we're going to need a forklift to move me into the New Year.

In GREAT news I now have cough syrup! This is HUGE, and I'm sure my roommate will be thrilled. Seriously. I'm lucky though, a lot of people get colds or sick within a couple of weeks of being here. My immune system held strong untl now!

Things I did in New York City: Empire State Building at night, Central Park by the chilly day, wandered about Times Square/5th Avenue/6th Avenue by night, got to be ON TV.

By TV I really mean TELEVISION.

Seriously, Sonia and I got up early and after asking many people for directions found the outdoors taping on the Early Show for CBS. We got free bagels, cookies, hot chocolate, coffee and tea and got to cheer when they went outside for filming. It was nice to be famous for three seconds.

I just realised that although I bought this cough syrup, I haven't taken it yet. However, I have drinken about a half-litre of orange juice in the past two hours. Good thing I bought the reduced-calorie stuff.... (See previous fork lift comment.)

Umm, done.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Tonight I was reading someones MSN space (Big Steve's, for the record!) and realised how much I miss people and how much I love reading everyones blogs. Then I thought about how little I update and thought, "Hey, maybe people like reading my blog." So, just in case my suspicions ae correct, I am going to make an effort to update this a bit more.

Thank you to everyone that sent me birthday wishes!!! I really appreciate it!!!

My birthday was GREAT! I was a bit bummed the day before as this is the first time I have been away from PEI on my birthday.

December 8th started off with a phone call from Aunt Adele, then me running down to an office to fetch a package from home. A couple of phone calls later from the parents and me taring into my package I ran off to catch the bus with my roommate (however we aren't late everyday is beyond me) and met a few friends to go to the Beach Club Resort for the infamous character breakfast I have been telling EVERYONE about for the past two weeks. The wait, my friends, was worth it and i will be posting pictures soon! The food was good, (not amazing, but still very good,) and I had such a nice time with my Florida buddies. It made me happy as although they don't replace my friends and family at home, they've become quite important to me and I'm lucky to have friends from so many places! :)

Oh yes, I got a free wee cake at the restaurant delivered to me by Goofy. So yes, a normal, run-of-the-mill, birthday breakfast ;)

End gushiness.

After breakfast I didn't do too much and had to work at 4:00. I had gotten two birthday pins, one with my cake at the Beach Club and one from a castmember at the back entrance to Epcot, and my managers said I could wear my Epcot one while working! I was happy. Two guests even sang me a birthday song! When little kids came in I would always point out to them that we have the same birthday. I would also make a point of asking everyone if they were turning 23 as well... Kids laughed... as did the older folk I asked! It was a good night. I got home and mostly packed and went to bed at about 3:00. At 4:50 my alarm blared and it was time to leave for New York City! So it was a rather sleepless night, as was the night before. (The night before I was paranoid I was going to sleep in and miss my breakfast.)

New York was FABULOUS! However, we did get off to a rough start. The cab I had arranged did not show up. We almost missed our flight. (We are talking mere MOMENTS.) But all was fine once we hit New Jersey and submerged ourselves into the Lincoln Tunnel and found ourselves in New York City.

End post. I am quite tired.

But I feel the need to do shout-outs!

Birthday bash attendance list (starting with me and going anticlockwise [because I still like to use british terminology]):
Erynn S.
Erin B.

New York Comrades:
Jen (again?! What are the odds?)
Sonia (Vive la France!)
Manuel (Vive la Fance encore!)
Meg (konechewa! Goooooo Japan!)

Time for bed.

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Character Breakfast! New York City!


Well, this is going to be a quickie as I am leaving for work in 20 mins and not quite ready. Me, last minute? Never....

On Thursday to celebrate becoming the fabulous age of 23 I'm dragging some folk to a character breakfast at a hotel close to Epcot. (The Beach Club, for those in the know.) I am REALLY looking forward to it as I have never been to a character breakfast before! It's an all-you-can-eat breakfast, (here's hoping for strawberries and cantelope!) featuring Goofy, Minnie, Chip and Dale and maybe some others. They walk around, pose for picture, sign autographs, etc. On Friday morning at 5:30 myself, two francaises and a japanese girl are chucking us on a cab to new York City! Mind you, the cab will take us only to the airport. We are relying on Continental Airlines to get us into Nifty Newark. I am soooo excitied for this trip! We are staying for three nights and pretty much have a full four days since we should be into New York City by noon on Friday and our flight doesn't leave Newark until 8:30ish on Monday night. I feel like I haven't been travelling in so long, and I can't even express how excited I am!

However, I have encountered a couple of wee problems. One, I'm cheap, but I'm willing to attack the bank account for this trip! Two, the cold. Don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled that there will be snow and we can go skating and the Christmas stuff will be up, but when I came to Florida I really didn't prepare for the cold (we're talking below freezing!!!). I'm fine here, but I don't have a winter coat, mitts, a scarf, or appropriate footwear. Hmm. So, here comes the saving grace of the Epcot Costuming Department! As part of outdoor foods, I get issued a coat, hat, turtle neck and perhaps a scarf and a pair of mitts. Hey, it's cheaper than buying this stuff! Although I may buy a pair of mitts just to have as it does get a wee bit chilly here on some nights when we are outside for throw-outs.

Anyway, ten mintues to get ready for work... oops.