054 - 6/26/10

So, I realize that its been almost a week since I last blogged, and I apologize! It isn't so much that I've been busy, but more that I'm lazy/we've been having internet issues. I'm actually standing in my kitchen right now, making lunch, and doing this blog with my lovely ethernet cord connected to my computer.

So, Monday was spent going to Animal Kingdom with all three of my roommates. However, once we arrived, we split up and Isabelle and I ended up spending the day together. We had a lot of fun. I rode Everest for the first time!! It was awesome, even if I didn't see the Yeti.
After we rode Everest, we wandered around for a little, and realized it was entirely too hot. Plus, we were starving, so we decided to get lunch. We were going to get something quick service, but it was over $10 for an entree, so instead we went to Yak & Yeti, which was also air conditioned(!). We had a lovely window seat, with a view of a bunch of trees.
Isabelle got some broccoli and beef thing, and I got chicken lo mein. It was actually really good, and the atmosphere is really cool inside the restaurant.
After we ate lunch, I was determined to do some shopping. So, I ended up getting my first Vinylmation!!!! It's a Marie one too! I was extremely excited.
After I was done shopping, we headed over to Epcot for about an hour, because Isabelle had to work that evening. That night, Michelle and I got Chick-Fil-A and hung out at the Vista bus stop for entirely too long. Pretty exciting, right?

Tuesday was my first day of actually being at my resort, and it was my orientation class. It was a relatively large group (for the resort) of about 16 people. There were all kinds of people, from management to management interns, but I was the only CP. We had a lot of fun, spending most of the day sitting in a conference room drinking complimentary Coke beverages. We also toured the resort, both on stage and backstage. I learned a lot of interesting things, and even saw our "train museum". The story behind the Vacation Club villas at my resort is pretty awesome as well. I also got my costume that day, and it is NOT attractive. I mean, not many costumes are (except ODV on Main Street at DLR), but this one is probably the worst. Morgan calls me Lumberjack Kayla whenever she sees me in costume. That night, Isabelle and I went to MK, and did all kinds of fun things. Scariest thing ever though was when Big Thunder stopped on the last incline. I thought for sure that we were going to die. It was so scary, but luckily we survived. I still have no idea what happened.

Wednesday was another day of E-Learning, and again, I finished about 3 hours early. I got a tour of my work location, met one of my managers, and learned a lot about my trainer. She was super nice, and loved to talk (just like me). We spent a lot of time just chit chatting, which was fun. I was the only person in Food and Beverage from my orientation group, so there was no one else training with her. Once my day was over, I waiting for the bus for over an hour, and it never came. However, it was supposed to have come twice in that hour. I was literally in tears because I just wanted to go home. One of the bus drivers, who happened to have taken his lunch right as I started waiting, saw me still waiting when his lunch was over, and was nice enough to take me to TTC. That situation was just more of an incentive for me to get a car.

Thursday was my first actual day of OTJ training, and I was working the salad station. Basically, I spent the night making salads and sandwiches. It was really fun, and my trainer was nice, which is always a good thing. At the end of the night, my manager told me that she thought I did an awesome job talking to the guests, and then made an example out of me, which made me feel really good. Especially considering the fact that I ultimately want to end up at Guest Relations. 

Yesterday (Friday) I trained on the grill, which I'm definitely not a fan of. There are a lot of loud beeping noises, and when I mentioned it to my manager, she informed me that they never received my medical paperwork, so that was fun. The grill was definitely exhausting, but my trainer last night was hilarious. He was dancing around, and kept telling me how awesome I was doing. It wasn't too terrible, but the beeping was definitely freaking me out.

Today, I think I'm training in the dining room, which sounds like fun to me. Hopefully it is! Right now though, I need to get all my stuff together so I can catch the bus. My next day off is Monday, so I should have an update then or Tuesday. Oh, and I'm going to character auditions on Tuesday! I'll let you all know how that goes. They're for Vidia, the newest of Tinkerbell's friends.


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