057 - 7/10/10

I currently have about an hour to spare before work, so I figured I'd try getting back into my semi-regular updating pattern. Yesterday, I went to Downtown Disney, and bought a few things that I had been eyeing since I got here. I also went to Wolfgang Puck Express and got a kid's mac and cheese. Oh my gosh was it delicious! After I was done at DTD, I headed over to the Post Office, so I could mail Hope all of Hunter's birthday stuff. I also JUST realized that I forgot to get him a Happy Birthday button! Oh well I guess. The nice thing about the DTD bus is that I can go directly from there to the Post Office. However, my George Foreman was broken during its travels with USPS, and that Post Office doesn't handle claims. Not having a car is becoming more and more of a hassle as the days go by. 

I almost didn't make it to the bus in time for work yesterday, because of all my adventures in the morning. However, I walked onto the A bus right as it was leaving Chatham, so that worked out nicely. Work was so slow yesterday, and today is supposed to be even slower. I can't understand why the weekend is slower than the rest of the week! I felt like I did a whole lot of nothing yesterday, which made me feel bad for even being at work.

I'm one of those people that doesn't believe in wasting company money. If you don't need me, I'd be happy to go home. If you really really need me though, I'd be happy to stay late as well. I'm thinking I'll put in for an ER today. considering I would like to go get a few groceries. 

Going to bed at 2:30 and waking up at 10:30 was a lot more difficult that I had anticipated it to be this morning. I'm going to go chug another cup of coffee before I have to leave.

056 - 7/9/10

So, let me try this again. I really want to get an update on my life for all of you, but it seems to be much easier said than done. However, today we have no water until noon, so I've got nothing to do for about another hour. You really don't realize how much you use water until you don't have it.

As far as work goes, I did all my morning training last week, and so far I've had a day in dining room and at salad without a trainer. Both days I was told I did a good job, so that made me feel good. Morning shifts kicked my butt though. In order to get to work at seven, I have to wake up at 5:15 and catch the bus from here at 5:45 or 6 (I can't remember exactly). Then, once I get to TTC, I have to transfer to the first B route bus of the day, which doesn't get me to work until 6:43. For those of you that know me, you know I hate being late for work. Especially at Disney. I currently have a point and a half on my record card, and its from the day I was termed on my last program. I didn't even know it was there until I got down here. Anyways, I'm the person that always gets to work like 45 minutes early, because I don't trust these buses for anything. So, having a bus get me to work fifteen minutes early makes me really nervous. However, my first two days of doing this, I had no issues. The morning of July 2, the bus driver decided to be TWELVE minutes late, which meant that he didn't even show up until 6:52. Of course, I'm already incredibly frustrated, but I figure I'll still get to work on time, because Wilderness is his first stop. Does that happen though? Of course not. Instead of going to Wilderness, he decides to "do a favor" for a guy on the bus, and go to the Grand first! That's the third stop, not the first! Being the person I am, I ask the bus driver why he didn't go to Wilderness, and then point out that three of us need to be there at seven, as opposed to the one guy going to the Grand. The bus driver then decided to yell at me, and tell me it was his choice (which it isn't, I asked another bus driver). I yelled right back, because if his respect went out the window, then mine was going with it. In the end, I was three minutes late clocking in, and had a crazy bus driver chasing me down the halls of Wilderness. I didn't get a half point, because my manager understood that it was out of my control. Talk about a frustrating situation though. Lesson reiterated: Always take the earlier bus!

As far as life outside of work goes, I've been hanging out with Samuel a lot. He's a pretty cool guy, and he had never been to any of the parks until about a week ago. Of course, I wanted to be with him on his first visits! We went to Hollywood Studios, and I finally got to go on ToT. He fell in love with it too. I also kicked his butt at Toy Story, which he was surprised about. The only person to ever beat me at Toy Story is Jaime. We definitely had a good time at HS. We also went to Epcot, which is where he works, with Isabelle the next day, and he got upset when we ran away from IllumiNations. I made it up to him two days ago though, and took him to the Poly to get Dole Whips and watch the fireworks, also with Isabelle. 

I also did pre-select at Nordstrom a few days ago, which is my favorite time of year. I had to take public transportation to get there though, and it really scared me. I survived though, so that was good. The lady that helped me is from Bellevue, so that was awesome! I have to venture to the mall next week to go pick my stuff up, and I'm pretty excited. 

I also got to spend some quality roommate time with Isabelle the other day, and we met a few characters, rode Space Mountain (finally), and I got a sunburn. A lady that works for Disney, taking surveys, asked me if I was friends with characters, which made me want to be that much more. I have next Thursday off, which is an open audition day, and I really think I might try. I would love to be in entertainment, although I don't think I will be. 

Today, I don't work until six, so I think I'm going to head to the post office and clean around the apartment a little bit. We have inspections on Tuesday, and as of right now, I have this feeling that we would fail. Then again, I'm not anyone's maid either, so if we fail, we fail.

055 - 7/7/10

First and foremost, happy fourth of July! I promise, I haven't forgotten about my blog, I've just been super tired all week. I've been working the morning shift, which is 7-3:30. However, in bus time, that means 5AM-5:15PM. My week has been extremely long and eventful, but thankfully today was my last day of training. That means I get to go back to nights, starting tomorrow. Training was really simple, and my job honestly doesn't seem very difficult. All of my trainers seemed to think that I understood things pretty well, so that's always a good thing. The only hard part of training this week was waking up at five every morning. Pretty much, I was taught stuff I already knew from closing, except I was taught how to open them, and switch things from breakfast to lunch/dinner. That's probably the hardest thing, switching over from one meal to another. The registers here are the same as DCA was, so that made that part much easier. One of my favorite things is the fact that there are  machines to count your money, instead of doing it all by hand! I was so excited when I found that out! Plus, the two days I trained on cash, my till was only off by like forty cents or less. 

I know some of you probably want to know what face auditions were like, so I'll fill you in. 

So, that was on the fourth, when I started this blog. However, on the fourth, I then proceeded to fall asleep at 7:30PM and not wake up until 9:15AM. Those days of waking up at five were kicking my butt, but luckily I missed all the fireworks. Anyways, today is the seventh, and hopefully I'll actually finish this blog right now. If not, I will definitely finish it before work tomorrow. I know you're all dying for an update!

So, back to face auditions:

Ashlynn, one of her roommates, and I all pile into her Dodge at like 7:30 in the morning, because check in starts at eight, and we didn't know where we were going really. Her GPS/directions get us lost, and we end up at Animal Kingdom parking, and the guy gets us even more lost than we already were. Finally, we make it to DAK costuming, where the auditions are held, and we walked into a room full of girls all dressed up. Mind you, the three of us are in sweats. Clearly there was a memo that we didn't get. There were a few other girls in sweats. but mostly girls were in dresses and heels. Especially the girls that were already in entertainment. We got into the line for non-entertainment, and got ourselves measured and such. According to Disney, I'm 64.5" tall, which was just tall enough for Videa. Once we were measured, we sat down and started talking to some girls that sat next to us. There seemed to be a lot of CPs at the audition, as well as a lot of girls already in entertainment. After sitting for about an hour, we were asked to line up in number order, and then taken into a smaller room. One room was entertainment, and the other room was other lines of business. I have no idea what went down in that other room, but in the one for other LOB, we sat for another half hour or so just chit chatting about what to expect. Finally, a lady came in, and basically told us that they were going to walk down all the rows and look at our faces. If we looked like Videa, we made it to the second round. If we didn't, that was that and we went home. So, out of over fifty girls, only two made it past the first cut. Lesson being, Disney knows what they want for a character. It was definitely a fun experience, and even though I didn't make it past the first round, now I know how simple it all is.

That's all I'm going to do for today, but I'll try my hardest to finish this update on Thursday or Friday.