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Bud Select

So it’s 2:45 in the afternoon and what am I thinking about?

Beer.

Since I am not training for a marathon any more I can drink—whenever I want. This does not mean that I am drinking right now. That would not be good. Not good at all.

Before this week I was only allowing myself to drink once a week. That is quite the feat when you are new to the whole 21 game.

I honestly think they put something crazzzzy in those Bud Selects. My recent experiences with them have led me to be quite buzzed after just 1. That’s why I love-ah them.

The first time was in Florida. In August. After a full day in the Disney parks. We started a two day tradition of ending our afternoon with happy hour at the ESPN Zone on the boardwalk. The first day I ordered my trusty Bud Select and before my friends were 4 sips into their fancy mixed drinks I was already going “Whoaaaa, anybody else feeling this?!”

So, after two afternoons in a Bud Select induced dream world I fell in love.

Now after all this crazy running I am experiencing the same effects.

There is nothing better, after a long day of classes and dumb work, then coming home putting on “The Hills” and indulging in a cold bottle of Bud Select.

Or two.

Well, after two last night I was ready to pass out. And that’s just what I did. I know I am a crazy Monday night party girl. WhoooooHoooooo!

And now I have to touch on “The Hills.”

SPENCER TOTALLY SPREAD THE RUMORS ABOUT L.C. AND JASON AND HEIDI HAD NO IDEA!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!

My prediction: Heidi starts pushing Spencer away breaks off the (lack of) engagement and she and L.C. fall back into BFF love. Anyone else see this coming?! Anyone?!!!!

So, if you haven’t tried Bud Select please do yourself a favor and buy a 6 pack today. You let me know how they treat you. It is Boozeday Tuesday. Yup.

Boozeday Tuesday quote: “Boozeday Tuesday, it sneaks up on you.” I think I have to explain that one…but maybe some one out there can appreciate it.

I am only one class away from my very important meeting with Bud Select. Yessssssss.

(This post sounds like an advertisement, ehhhhhhh. I should probably get paid for this…)

Best/Worst Weekend Ever

Yay!/Boooooo!

The only reason it was the best was because well, Lance Armstrong says it best:

“Congratulations! You have run your furthest distance yet!” (love,) Lance Armstrong.

Oh, and the “you” in that quote–that would be ME. I ran 16 miles in 2 hours and 26 minutes. That would be roughly 9 minute miles and the run was enjoyable (never thought I would say that about a 16 mile run—that’s almost gross).

I wore my fanny pack which was packed with a bottle of water and a bottle of gatorade. I even found a Porta-Potty on my route so that was awesome!  I LOVE PORTA POTTIES. No, not really*. But,  anyone who has run long distance can understand my excitement to find one of these beauties on my run.

*I don’t think I will ever get used to the fact that I got excited about a fanny pack OR a porta-potty. Ehhhhhhh. Oh, Nike+ what did you do to me?!

So now for the worst part of the weekend: I worked from Friday-Sunday. What was I thinking? I told them I could work 3-4 days a week, 15-20 hours. So what am I getting? 4 days/week and 20 hours. Fabulous. Way to make yourself available LB.

Did I consider the following facts:

1. I am in class 5 days a week for 20 hours a week as well?!

2. I am also working for Disney?

3. I am supposed to be studying for the LSAT (less than 2 weeks away, ehhhhh)?

4. I am training for a M A R A T H O N (oh, by the way didn’t go out Saturday night because I had to get up at 7 a.m. to run the 16 miles before work—dedicated.)

5. I am a 21-year-old Penn State senior?

(and CuriousC, I am the biggest list maker. Not in life–I only have to-do lists when my life gets out of control. But when I talk/think–I often list things!)

Nope. I did no considering. What so ever.

So, what would a smart person do? NOT ADD ANYTHING TO THE PREVIOUS LIST.

But hey, hey, hey what did I do? I got an internship!!!!!!!

Good, yes. Bad, mhmmmmm.

Who was up at 6:30 this morning? ME

Anyways, I did it to myself. Now I have to make it work/change it up so it works.

Cut down my hours at work- yes, needs to be done.

O.K. no more venting. Sorry if you have already heard me complain. I’m done.
Mike (and Megan)–guess what just came on my IPOD– right now?!

This could be a sign.

Oh, it is definetly a sign!

“Man in the Mirror” by Michael Jackson.

“That’s why I’m starting with me. I am starting with the (wo)man in the mirror. I am asking her to change her ways.

And no message could have been any clearer.”

Break it down MJ.

(also note ALL the categories for this blog—that’s how my life feels right now. )

Another for Mike…

Erin is awesome. I don’t know if she felt the pressure of being featured on my fabulous blog, but wow! The girl can write. She showed me up.

Mike,you might just say “Oh my Gosh!” at the end of this fabulous review. (you might also wonder why she was a deck hand instead of writing press releases)

“Amidst the overpriced yet essential mouse-eared ice creams and caveman turkey
legs of Disney World, nestled in a corner of Downtown Disney lies Earl of
Sandwich.

While snuggled away from the raging roller coasters and magical mice of the
parks, it is no secret. Noontime scavengers flocked to this sandwich haven and
made quite the line. However, I appreciated this delay as I had more time to
select from their somewhat limited though all tempting menu of sandwiches. I
finally decided on the Scudetto, a hearty combination of meat and cheese.

While the salad assembly seemed throw a kink into the speedy sandwich process,
some simple directions to move ahead if you were not getting a sandwich would
ameliorate this minute problem.

Despite the packed appearance, we were able to find a table in the warmly lit
corner, almost creating a homey feel amongst the steel grey metal furniture.

I fully enjoyed my Scudetto. The bread was divine, the meat just the right
heat and the cheese perfectly melted. And all this for a VERY reasonable price.

So when you are wandering the world where kids never grow up and ears seem to
be the new fashion statement, stop in the Earl of Sandwich to refuel for the
long day ahead. You won’t regret it. I know I didn’t.”

Earl of Sandwich

This one is for Mike. A little food review for you all. Bon Apetite!

Upon entering the sandwich shop “Earl of Sandwich” located in Downtown Disney (Orlando, FL) we were overwhelmed. To say the least.

There were people to the left, the right, the front the back, EVERY stinkin’ WHERE. So we did what any professional Disney guest does. We found the end of the line and stood in it. (no fastpass here folks.)

We were lucky the line wound around a bit because there were so many options on the menu. Not that I had even come close to making my decision when I made it to the order-girl. In true tourist fashion I asked what she suggested.

” Our most popular sandwiches are The Earl’s Club, The All American and The Original 1872,” said the very busy but friendly order-girl.

I chose The Earl’s Club because it came with a “sandwich sauce” and I was interested to taste what that was all about. We then proceeded down the line where you can select side salads, coleslaw, macaroni salad, yogurt with granola ( I picked up one of these), beer, water, juices, chips and cookies.

Then came the HUGE problem. There was no place to put your beverage or side item when paying the cashier!!!! AHHHH! I know! ABORT SANDWICH MISSION! ABORT ABORT!

You see, in front of the registers were cookie displays. “Boo!”to that set-up. I struggled. I was awkwardly searching through my gigantic purse while trying to balance my water and yogurt on my limbs…did I mention there were people EVERY stinkin’ WHERE?! Well, there were.

It turns out my ABORT SANDWICH MISSION! ABORT! was a little dramatic. Post stressful check-out I survived. There was even a table open as I waited for my sandwich. And this wait turned to be non-existent because by the time I paid, walked to my table, put down my purchases and returned to the pick-up counter my sandwich was there. Impressive. Very.

It was a rectangular sandwich grilled to perfection. The “sandwich sauce” was a mayonaisey (creamy) mustard, YUM! The bread was crispy on the outside and soft and warm on the inside and not too thick. Each sandwich came tightly wrapped in metallic paper and each had their own little baggy. I won’t even go into the yogurt with granola and fruit…put it this way the yogurt was Plain and I was expecting Vanilla. Gross (period).

As I scarfed down the sandwich I looked up to see that although the sandwich shop was packed and the menu could be considered “fast food” there was a vase with real flowers on each table. They were carnations, not all that exciting, but the fact that they were there was a nice touch.

Want to know the best part about “Earl of Sandwich?” Sure you do.

ALL OF THE SANDWICHES ARE THE SAME PRICE!!!!!!!! Crazy huh? Not like I noticed though…Heather pointed it out. But I love that. I love it, love it.

On a scale of Horrible (being horrible) to Amazing (being amazing) I will rate the following services:

Horrible-Fine-OK-Good-Amazing

Customer Service: Good

Food Prep: AMAZING

Taste: AMAZING

Restaurant Set-Up: Horrible

Atmosphere: OK

I will have more two more reviews for you, Mike, as soon as Erin and Heather report back!

Has anyone else been to this fine sandwich establishment? If so, comment!

The Happiest Place on Earth.

I lived there for 5 months.

Did you know that Mickey Mouse is the second most universally known symbol? The first is Jesus.

While living in Orlando, FL I spent most of my time at The Magic Kingdom, EPCOT and Disney’s MGM Studios. Honestly the whole experience was… ehhh I’m gonna do it, MAGICAL 🙂 I learned so much through this experience. From grocery shopping to learning how to deal with 8 roomates (dirty dishes, dirty bathrooms, forking icecream).

Tomorrow I leave at 4:15 a.m. to fly (not by Pixie dust however…) to my 3rd home. I can’t believe it has been over a year since I was waking up at 4:45 in the morning to get ready for work…oh the good old days.

It will be nice to enjoy the parks from the guest standpoint not to say that I won’t be critical of some of my FAVORITE characters!

I look forward to “Drinking Around The World” in EPCOT. This is not a Disney instituted event by the way! For those of you who don’t know what it is: Basically EPCOT has an area called the World Showcase. There is Mexico, Japan, China, Germany, Italy, France, the U.K., Canada and America. In each country there are special restaurants, shops and events and all of the Cast Memebers (employees) in these areas are from that country– pretty cool. So what I am going to do this week is enjoy a beverage like a Margarita from Mexico, Champagne from France, Saki from Japan as I make my way around the globe. Hey, I’m new to this 21 thing, I am pretty excited to take part in this event!

To get in the Disney mood I downloaded a bunch of tunes for the IPOD. I can’t imagine myself running to “I Wanna Be Like You” from the Jungle Book  but I am just a big kid and don’t mind jaming out to the “Circle of Life,” you know it moves us all. ( I hope that at least one of you got that lyric tie in…)

Here are some pictures that might even get you into one heck of a Disney mood 🙂n9301392_30661709_2505.jpg

Mr. Smee and Heather. On this particular day Mr. Smee was Heather’s favorite character 🙂

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Rabbit and I when I had long hair. I hope Tiger didn’t ruin his Carrot Patch back at the 100 Acre Woods! ( I am such a loser, I know)
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Mary Poppins (the best nanny in the world) at MGM’s  old parade Disney Stars and Motorcars.

I love Disney.

Talk to you on Saturday! And don’t think I am giving up my marathon training while on vacation…4-5 miles Tues, Weds, Thurs. I ran 10 today ( it was a rough one).

Have a Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious of a week! Because you, like Mary Poppins, “Are practically perfect in every way!”