First of all, I wanted to apologize for not blogging as often as I did before applications came out. You'd think I'd have so much more to talk about now, right? Not really. My 'CP life' really just consists of thinking about all the things I'm so super excited about. And shopping. But I'll leave that to the vlog I'll be making soon. Anyway, I imagine this will be about how much I post when I get down to FL. I think it's a pretty regular basis, don't you?
Also, my original departure date was January 7, 2011. Recently, the people who have been accepted are only being offered a departure date on January 3, 2011, which is really what I would've preferred. I actually got an email this morning telling me that they're switching my departure date to the 3rd! I'm really glad. That will give me about a week or so at home before classes start up again.
What I really wanted to talk about today was all the amazing people I've met so far! You know who you are. They make me even more excited to get down there. I can't believe I've had the oppurtunity to form such a close group of friends before even checking in! We're making plans and we get to all be excited together. I feel so thankful to have met these kids. :) Unfortunately, not all of us are accepted yet, so you guys need to send lots of pixie dust to Molly B. and Emily!
Most of you know I already have my roomies planned out. I was going to live in a 3 bedroom at Chatham with Abby, Lyanne, Sara, Jennifer K., and Tracie. Unfortunately, Lyanne and Jennifer were not able to pick 6/14 as their check in date! Sadsiesss. I'd really hate to replace them, but I also don't really want a 2 bedroom. BUT lucky them they get to be at Disney a whole week sooner than me!
That's far from the only drama happening with the fall 2010 group. I think if you get a bunch of college kids together there's just bound to be dramarama, unfortunately. Everyone just needs to stay considerate of other's feelings, and not say anything obnoxious or rude, even in a joking manner. We're all doing this together. We've all did the horrible waiting game. There's no need to try to exclude or intimidate other Disney-lovers.
Really though, most people are so great and friendly. I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to go through this process with! If I were to give you one peice of advice (I feel like I've said that before?) it would be to hang out in the chats and check out the group even before apps come out. You'll truly make some wonderful friends, and it will make your experience way way better!
And last but certainly not least (omg, I don't post for days and then I write a whole essay!), I have a few more things I need to add to me 'things I'm looking forward to in merch' list.
- At most Disney stores, you have the ability to have your purchases shipped back to your resort gift shop, so you don't have to bother with carrying it around all day. I'm not sure what this includes on the merch side of things, but it just seems like a neat job duty. You get to help the guests fill out the paperwork, and then do something with their purchases. Like I said, I don't know exactly what that means, but I'm looking forward to it!
- Working the carts. One of my favorite blogs right now is Katie's. She is working in Dinoland merch right now! She posts some of the most amazing stories, and one of my favorite things to read about is when she works at the carts. Apparently you might be the only one working that particular cart (and you may not make many sales) but it includes tonsss of guest interaction. You get to play around with it a little! I usually don't like working on my own, but I think this case would be different, although I'm sure it gets hot hot hot.
Sorry for writing so much, I guess I had more on my mind than I thought! Also, I'm going to shamelessly plug my philosophy blog right now - Philosophy: Does Your Brain Hurt Yet? - . I'm doing it as a creative project in my intro to philosophy class, and it would really help if you could follow it, even if you never read it! (Although it would be awesome if you did and commented!).
Thanks guys for putting up with me. I'll try to have a vlog up early next week. :)