The Time I Worked for Disney

So You Think You Can Bully?

X-Factor, American Idol, and So You Think You Can Dance? are all those typical popular shows that require judges to determine your fate. Personally, I’ve always thought that no one is qualified enough to judge talent that they usually don’t even possess themselves, but I digress.

What happens when what’s supposed to be all fun and games turns into a public humiliation?

I’m sure you’ve heard of Natalia Kills and her husband Willy Moon and their attack on an X-Factor contestant, and I hope you’re as disgusted as I am. Both being artists themselves, I guess they felt that they were both qualified enough to berate a contest on the first live show of the season.

If you haven’t seen it, feel free to watch it above and I’m sure you’ll join in my outrage. I’ve never been one to watch these type of competition shows, especially X-Factor. But, I know a lot about Simon Cowell and his very rude comments during his American Idol days. This video makes Cowell’s words seem almost comforting.

After beginning with a not-blatantly-offensive “We have a doppelganger in our midst,” Kills proceeds to insult the contestant, Joe Irvine, mercilessly. The most common insult she seemed to have was that he “copied” her husband. Last time I checked, her husband wasn’t the only guy in the world to wear a suit or to comb his hair over a certain way. Why she thinks he owns that way of dress is certainly beyond me.

She continues to tell him that he is “creepy” and that she was “embarrassed” to be in his presence. Irvine, the entire time, keeps a heartbreaking smile on his face and thanks her after telling her that’s she beautiful.

Even after Moon chimes in with his Norman Bates comment, it just gets worse. Irvine has to sit there in front of the audience and everyone that’s watching the live show and just take this verbal abuse.

He’s almost in tears and he to accept this? No.

What gives them the right to do this to someone? What makes them so much more qualified that this is okay? Yes, they’ve both been fired from the show and a record deal was pulled from Kills, but what could’ve possibly gone through their minds to think that bullying someone on national TV is something that’s okay?

Where is the line drawn when it comes to these “judges”? Is this bullying any different from 2 kids in the schoolyard shouting insults at each other? And if so, how can we put a stop to this?

Publicity stunt or not, there’s no way that this is okay or should even be considered socially acceptable. Sure, Kills and Moon both got what they deserved (maybe even less), but is that going to stop the next person(s) from doing so?

How do we put a stop to it once and for all?

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CSI: Atlantica

Okay, so here we are one more time.

I have finally seen something else on my list, and it is quite the doozy!

Wait for it…wait for it…

It’s The Little Mermaid!

Yes, surprisingly, before a week ago, I had never seen The Little Mermaid. And the funny thing about the movies that I haven’t seen is that I’ve listened to the entire soundtrack, I just haven’t actually watch the movie.

So even though I didn’t know who Ursula or Flounder were, I knew ‘Under the Sea’, ‘Kiss the Girl,’ and ‘Part of Your World’. And once you know the songs, don’t you know pretty much know everything?

In my opinion, you do.

But I definitely learned something while watching this movie. Firstly, Ariel has some sisters! And here I was thinking that she was an only child. Secondly, in actuality, homegirl is really only like 16 years old and she doesn’t seem to understand why her father doesn’t want her running off, especially with a guy.

She reminds me of myself at 16.

Haha, just kidding, Mom.

But, really. Though I did really want her with that Eric guy, she was really asking for a lot if you actually think about it.

And how quickly she made the decision to give up her voice to be with a guy. HER ACTUAL VOICE. I mean, you need that thing to talk!

And she just gave it up for seemingly a glimpse of a guy that she doesn’t know?! I feel like this is how every episode of CSI begins.

I mean, CSI: Atlantica doesn’t really roll right off the tongue as well as The Little Mermaid does, but I’m sure Disney had to change the name for children purposes.

Even so, the songs were dope. And even though Ursula was pretty evil, she was a dope villain, and I loved her. But, she couldn’t pull off Ursula’s voice. When I picture her singing voice, I think of a jovial choir member that is the lead and wears those big hats that my grandmother used to wear, but she secretly judges everyone that’s not as great as her granddaughter.

Well, that got specific, didn’t it?

All in all, The Little Mermaid was a good movie, and I can see why people consider it a classic.

But, I’m just a tad uncomfortable with the fact that a 16-year-old is allowed to run off with some man that she just met while she parades around in a bra.

Then again, if I looked the way she does from the waist up, maybe I’d consider it.

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It’s All About the Hair Really

You know…Disney definitely has some underrated movies.

And I pretty much don’t know a lot of them because I haven’t seen most Disney movies. But, I recently saw one and I’m utterly shocked that I haven’t heard more about it before now.

And that movie is DUN DUN DUN…Meet The Robinsons!

This movie was absolutely amazing and so unlike Disney that I was actually surprised.

You’d think once a parent didn’t die in the beginning of the movie that I would’ve turned it off immediately and claimed that this movie couldn’t be affiliated with Disney at all, but no that wasn’t the case.

It did start off pretty sad, what with his mom giving him up and all. But, I had a little hope once I saw how smart he was and how much he was clearly thriving in that orphanage.

And the fact that the bowler hat guy was creeping around didn’t help matters either.

But then I got really confused once they traveled to the future with Wilbur. Like okay, it’s perfectly normal to travel in a time machine with someone you don’t know and don’t ask questions.

But, since it worked out in his favor, I guess that gives it a pass.

Meeting Wilbur’s family, though it was clearly supposed to be an accident, was the best thing ever because that’s when all of the hints started to drop.

I should’ve realized it once Wilbur was so adamant about not wanting Lewis’s hair to be shown. I should’ve realized it even more with how Goob was eventually being treated-ish.

BUT I DID NOT EXPECT THE TWIST. Goob is the guy behind everything? That sweet short little boy who could never stay awake was the evil mastermind behind this whole thing? My mind was BLOWN.

And after one non-catch in one baseball game? That’s what driven him to this madness? I have to say; homie really needs a taste of reality.

I got hit in the face and throat playing softball and did I let that drive me almost to insanity with really small legs and an almost disproportionate body? Absolutely not.

But that didn’t stop him. AND to top everything off? The little robot thing Doris was the mastermind behind all of it? I mean, I don’t want to say that this is clearly alluding to the fact that robots are eventually going to take over the world. But you didn’t hear that from me.

But, thankfully he decided not to invent the Rumba from hell and everything eventually turned back to normal. I was a little surprised when Cornelius asked him to join the family but homeboy is surprised at his horrible actions that he just decided to leave anyway!

So long, homie. You’ve caused enough trouble.

But I did love the movie. Honestly, the twists weren’t things I expected from a Disney movie and that’s what made it great. I mean, if his house doesn’t make you wanna become some fancy scientist, I’m not sure what will.

And even though it took me a while to watch this movie since it actually came out 11 years ago, we’re still making progress on this list.

So let’s just keep moving forward.

 

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Dishonor on Who Now?

Dishonor on you!

Dishonor on your cow!

It’s not hard to know where that movie came from. But, if you’re me, it might be a little difficult to figure out. It came from Mulan! Yet another movie from my list.

I finally saw that entire movie though I had seen bits and pieces of it beforehand, I really didn’t know the plot of it at all.

Now I finally see why people enjoy it so much. Firstly, ‘Reflection’ was all I thought it would be and more. I had only heard Christina Aguilera’s version first before even seeing this movie and any song that she feels is worthy enough to cover is all that I need to know to listen to it.

Next, I pretty much knew I would love it once I heard Eddie Murphy’s very well known voice in there. And you’ve all seen the movie well enough to know that he doesn’t disappoint.

But, can we just talk about what a G her dad was? Homie was using a cane (or “walking stick” if you want to make it sound cooler) and stood as high as he could when they told him he was going to have to enlist again.

Now, me? I would have politely pointed out what I’ve already done for them, flexed my cane/walking stick, and slowly but flawlessly made my way back into the house and let someone else do all of the work.

That probably says more about me than anyone, but that’s a separate issue that I’m going to choose not to address. Anyway…

How she handled herself through the training is definitely how I probably would’ve gone through the same thing. I’m not talking about the really skilled Mulan that was good by the end of “I’ll Make a Man Out of You”. No, I’m talking about the really clumsy and unfocused one that was basically useless to all of them in the beginning.

Yeah, that’s where I shine.

But, she not only survived, but homegirl DOMINATED.

She was the key to all of it. They basically just needed a woman’s point of view and what better way to do that than put her in the military and have her basically show out all of the men?

It’s just a dope movie all around actually. Talk about women empowerment.

I have no doubt that if I were in position, I would be just as brave as she was and…fail. I would absolutely fail. But, with people like Mulan, she doesn’t need any help because she’s got it down exactly as it should be.

And that person won’t be anything like me…the person that’s currently stuffing Chinese food in their mouth at 11 at night with absolutely not shame.

Hey, you gotta choose your battles.

Not the real ones, just the food-related ones.

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Everyone Can Cook (Except Linguini); Sorry Homie

Another one has come and gone.

I have watched another movie on the list.

Ratatouille!

And the funny thing is? I’ve definitely already seen it before yet I couldn’t tell you a single thing that happened before three days ago. Of course everyone knows that the movie is about some rat that can cook really well (definitely better than me), but that’s as far as my knowledge of the movie went.

But, it was dope!

I didn’t really know what to expect after it started because once that scene with all of the rats scurrying out happened, I was a little on edge (because naturally I was picturing the rats crawling all over my body).

And the sewer scene? Gross. But, am I the only person who thought that that the scene reminded them a lot of Rush Hour? I can’t be the only one, right?

Anyway…

Now I wish that a rat could be in my hair making all of my meals for me. Some of the spices that he was throwing in there…I wouldn’t have even thought to touch them.

And he had that trusty old chef man’s spirit in his thoughts so he clearly wasn’t going to fail.

But now the odds are against him because that Edward Cullen look-a-like is going to review the restaurant again.

What kind of name is ‘Ego’ anyway? And how do they decide who gets the jobs?

Is it like a Guy Fiery thing? What did these lucky people do in a previous life where they get to go around and eat other people’s foods and past judgement on it? HOW?

If it’s just a simple matter of putting an application in, well then I will put in five right now. If you have to have food experience first, well let me tell you, I have plenty!

Just don’t ask me to define ‘plenty’.

But, back to the matter at hand. About an hour into the movie, I did figure out that Linguini boy was his son. I felt like it was a pretty obvious fact that that is a testament to the fact that cooking skills aren’t always hereditary (sorry Mama).

And I knew that old short man was going to try and prove otherwise, but here Remy comes in clutch! He steals all of the evidence and suddenly it’s public knowledge.

YAY. Everything is saved! Well, not everything. But at least that brooding dark-haired girl and Linguini were officially a thing and now he is the owner. But, he still can’t cook and the restaurant did end up getting closed down because of their “minor” pest problem (there were so many rats, it made the New York subway system look bad).

And now there’s a new restaurant and it’s called, you guessed it…RATATOUILLE.

Who here thought that that was the Remy’s name before you saw the actual movie? Come on, don’t be shy.

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They Could Have Given Him A Longer Skirt

I’m gonna shout this from the mountaintop…

I watched another movie on my list…Hercules!

Now, this one is exciting only because I’ve already seen Hercules. BUT, I could not tell you the ending before yesterday. And now I can! I’ve gone the distance!

See what I did there?

I had almost forgotten how funny the movie was, especially Hades. And how bomb the soundtrack was.

That bad boy plays all of the time on my Disney playlist, but I never really noticed how amazing those muses’ voices are. And they are AMAZING.

If I could just have them narrate my entire life, I’d be so satisfied.

And Meg?

Homegirl had hair for days, and a stubborn attitude to boot. Though I expected the ending of the movie where he ultimately found out that she was working for Hades because she had sold his soul to him, I liked how she didn’t take crap from Hades.

I mean, personally if I sold my soul to someone who had fire coming out of his head, I feel like I’d jump however high he needed me to. But, she back-talked as much as she could no matter the fact that she eventually agreed to do what he said in the end.

I like the fact that that girl went down swinging. Literally because she did technically die.

Now that is what the kids call a “ride or die” chick.

(HAHAHHAHAH I crack myself up honestly.)

There is nothing I enjoy more than reading about the Greek gods and goddesses, but I honestly didn’t really know much about Hercules before seeing this movie the first or second time.

And this movie didn’t disappoint. Zeus and Hera definitely weren’t new to me, and I did enjoy both of their brief appearances in this movie.

Now that the movie qualities are out of the way, let’s talk about the elephant in the room — the length of Hercule’s kilt, dress, thing. Now, I’ve been told that I wear too-short things sometimes (usually said by my mother who wants it all the way down to my ankles so I don’t really know how trustworthy her opinion is), but his definitely could’ve been pulled down a little bit.

Not that I had a problem with it, I mean, did you see his arms?

And if you’re not me and you’re normal and you saw and remember this movie as a child, you wouldn’t have noticed this type of thing. Well, that’s good for you. Keep up the good work.

But, since it’s me, and I’m odd even when it doesn’t come to Disney movies, I definitely noticed this and his skirt definitely could’ve been a little longer.

Though if there are ever plans to do a live-action film of this, because I feel like eventually every Disney movie will have one, have the guy be Dwayne Johnson and instead of giving him a longer skirt, just don’t let him wear a shirt.

Like at all. During the entire movie.

I think that’s the same thing, right? Yeah, it transfers just the same.

And, just have “A Star is Born” blasting throughout the entire movie. Not just the ending and/or during the credits. Actually have that song on during the whole thing and I bet people would love that just as much.

Probably even more because that song is EVERYTHING.

NOW LET’S SING IT FROM THE MOUNTAINTOP.

Disclaimer: I have just been informed that there has already been a live-action Hercules with Dwayne Johnson starring in it. I mean…I’m not saying Disney got that idea from me, but…

They definitely didn’t get that idea from me.

But I fully support it.

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I’d Prefer the One With Chad Michael Murray

So I finished another one off the list.

Relatively quickly this time! And it was a very famous one.

Guess which one it was?

Wait for it…it’s Cinderella.

And let me tell you, it was very…underwhelming.

I’m not sure what it was. Maybe it was the fact that I’ve seen so many other versions of Cinderella such as A Cinderella Story, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella, and Ella Enchanted (I love that movie solely because of the fact that it was first released on my birthday). But since those movies were all pretty good for the most part, I had high hopes for Cinderella.

I’m not gonna say I was disappointed, but I certainly wasn’t extremely satisfied.

It wasn’t bad by any means, I wouldn’t expect a Disney classic to be so, but since I’ve already seen so many live-action versions, that’s basically what I was expecting.

I felt like I saw the father maybe once throughout the beginning even though I know he wasn’t really supposed to be a huge character in the movie. The step sisters were obnoxious like they were supposed to be, and the step-mom was annoyingly rude…like she was also supposed to be.

So why do I feel like they did it wrong?

One thing that really bothered me was how quickly she and the prince hit it off. They had already been dancing for like a solid 45 seconds before they even spoke a word to each other.

Granted, if I was in Chris Evans’s presence for more than 45 seconds, I doubt I’d be able to form words either so I can’t fault them too much for that. (This prince was no Chris Evans but that’s not what this post is about)

Next thing, how in the world did slipping a shoe onto every woman’s foot find him his princess? If homegirl was a size five (cause that glass slipper looked like a child’s), I know there are other people in the world with the same size foot. And yet he just happened to find her so soon before anyone else with a size five foot could try it on?

I call sabotage!

Okay, I’m not actually that invested in it, but you catch my drift.

I think the biggest reason why I won’t be putting it on my favorite movies list is because it lacked humor.

If you’ve ever spent more than a couple of minutes with me, you’ll know that I like to laugh. Actually I love to laugh, and it’s pretty easy to make me laugh (I’m a big fan of cheesy things). This movie was not a movie for me to laugh during and I missed that.

Was it a good romance movie?

Sure.

Was it a lovely movie for animation?

Absolutely.

Would I watch it again as anything other than background noise?

That’s a negative, Commander.

Don’t hate me for this if it happens to your favorite movie. If you gave me A Cinderella Story (because pure Hilary Duff and overly-gorgeous Chad Michael Murray is just a great combination), I’d watch it in a heartbeat. But not this.

I had to have at least one miss on this list, right?

Sorry, Cinderella. Your dress looked bomb though. You better work it, girl.

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Baymax or the Michelin Man? You Decide.

It’s that time again.

It’s time for the second movie that I’ve managed to cross off my list and I’m honestly personally offended by how sad this movie was and why I am constantly being plagued by the overwhelming sadness of Disney movies.

Okay, it probably isn’t quite that serious, but I’m sure you’re picking up what I’m putting down.

Guess what movie it is?

Big Hero 6.

Now I actually tried to watch this movie shortly after it came out, and it didn’t quite work out that well for me.

*If you haven’t seen the movie yet, I’d stop reading at this point*

I got to the part right after Hiro’s brother dies and then I basically phoned it in. I don’t know what it is about Disney and their obsession with trying to make people cry when they inevitably make a family member die in the first 20 minutes of a movie, but I was not here for it.

After that happened, I was pretty much irked and crying so badly that I just had to stop it. Well five months later, I finally decided that it would be a good idea if I actually watched the entire movie.

And I was not disappointed. Baymax turned out to be one of the cutest characters that I’ve ever seen on a TV, and the scene where he had a low battery and was acting “drunk” was probably the hardest I’ve laughed in a while. (Probably not true because I laugh a lot all of the time but you catch my drift)

Baymax was precious when he was learning how to fight, and I think we all can relate whenever he was trying to figure out how to get all of his stomach to fit inside of his clothes.

CAUSE SAME

Also, was it not the biggest plot twist whenever we found out that the very person that was behind all of this was the EXACT person that Tadashi ran in to save?!

WHAT THE HECK?

He died in vain!

Okay, I mean yeah I do feel badly that he had lost his daughter for a little bit of time. But, and I could be wrong here, I don’t know if going on a killing spree is the best way to vent your anger.

Look how well that worked out of King Kong. Homie eventually got rocked.

But still. I hate the fact that it was him that was behind the whole thing and that Tadashi could’ve lived for much longer.

And you know what REALLY kills me?! The way that Baymax “died”!

He risks his life to save Hiro and then he ultimately sacrifices himself to save everyone! Well, everyone if you include the daughter and Hiro.

“Are you satisfied with your care?”

ARE YOU?

No, I’m not Baymax! You wrecked me when you said that and I’m not sure if I’ll ever be okay again!

And yes it is quite that dramatic.

Disclaimer: I just watched that scene right now to remind myself of what his last words to Hiro were and I’m already very emotional just typing this.

Darn you, Baymax.

 

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A Library AND a Big, Hairy Man? What’s the Downside?

Guess what? It finally happened!

I started watching movies off The Movie Queen list and things are getting real.

So, last time we talked about all of this, I was preparing to watch all of the Disney movies that I haven’t seen so I can finally not be clueless when my co-workers are discussing movies. I decided to start this bad boy off with a classic. Dun, dun, dun…

Beauty and the Beast!

I’ve seen the remake, but today was my first time actually watching the original one (Whenever I saw the Beauty and the Beast show at Hollywood Studios, I didn’t even know who Gaston was).

But, the original one was dope. I had to borrow the movie from a friend because why would I own a movie that I’ve never seen? And as soon as it started, there was nostalgia all around.

It showed previews for movies like The Lion King (OMG), Sleeping Beauty (haven’t watched it yet) and other old movies that you probably won’t be seeing in theaters any time soon. It even did that THX sound thing that I haven’t seen in movie previews in forever.

Side note: When my mom first got surround sound, she used to make us turn on Monster’s Inc. (because it had that THX sound intro) just so she could hear how well surround sound works. It was quite the headache. Unless you’re reading this, Mama in which case, I loved doing it (at least twice a week).

But, back to the movie. First of all, when it first came on, I wholeheartedly expected to hear Emma Watson’s voice. I don’t know why because I’m well aware that she isn’t in the original one, but it happened. But it was so good!

Since I did watch the remake first, all I did was compare the two the entire time. And I can see why people enjoy both of them.

Firstly, the Beast in the original is way more intense than the remake one, and homie really did need anger management classes. And Lumiere and Cogsworth didn’t seem as big diabolical planners as they did in the remake one. But they both were very funny! And I usually don’t enjoy comedy in animated movies.

Next, Gaston was meaner in this one than he was in the remake but he was unlikable in both so I guess that’s what they were going for. LeFou was clearly better as Josh Gad, but it’s hard to top that dude.

Lastly, her dad was a little bit more scatter-brained in the original one that I expected. Maybe it was because they made him so short; I don’t know.

Even though I knew it wasn’t going to be in there, I missed the Beast’s song “Evermore”, and I didn’t care for that “Human Again” one from the furniture. It just seemed a little different.

But, it was dope! And now I’ll be able to understand the references people make to this movie (and I’ll be able to understand who these characters are in that show). And that’s what really matters, right?

So, that’s my first one! First one of 52 has officially been crossed off the list and it feels darn good.

Now, what should my next one be?

 

P.S. I’m also currently watching the Lion King for like the 80th time and still almost shed a tear when Mufasa died.

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The Movie Queen

So I’m gonna admit a secret to you guys…

Don’t tell because I’m risking a lot by telling you. Like I could definitely lose my job if anyone got wind of this.

Okay…here it is.

Out of every Disney movie that there is, I’m maybe seen like six of them.

KIDDING. The number is actually closer to eight.

And that’s not an exaggeration. But when I ‘m talking about Disney movies, I’m referring to the classics. I’ve seen most of the current ones or the live action remakes, I just haven’t seen the older ones. Which is pretty bad.

Okay so maybe me losing my job because of it is an exaggeration, but I don’t think my boss would be very happy if he found out that I haven’t seen a lot of his movies. So let’s just try and keep this between you and me.

I’ve seen the Disney Channel Original Movies; I could give you a compiled and detailed list of my favorites, but when it comes to movies like Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and Snow White, I haven’t seen them.

And it’s not because I’ve avoided them. Not at all. I just never have. I know the storyline behind almost all of them (except for Peter Pan, I don’t know why that little boy and his shenanigans are fuzzy to me).

So I’m giving myself a new bucket list…of Disney movies. For the next 52 weeks, I have to watch what most people consider a “Disney classic”. And I’ll throw a couple of later ones on there as well.

Here this bad boy is:

  1. Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
  2. Pinocchio
  3. Fantasia
  4. Dumbo
  5. Peter Pan
  6. Big Hero 6
  7. Pete’s Dragon
  8. The Little Mermaid
  9. Beauty and the Beast
  10. Aladdin
  11. Hocus Pocus
  12. The Nightmare Before Christmas
  13. Lion King (This is literally my favorite movie ever but I wouldn’t be able to live with myself if it wasn’t on this list)
  14. Pocahontas
  15. Mary Poppins (pretty sure I’ve seen it but I don’t remember a thing that happened)
  16. The Fox and the Hound
  17. Tru Confessions
  18. Treasure Island
  19. WALL-E
  20. Brave (I didn’t understand any of it when I saw it the first time)
  21. BFG
  22. Steamboat Willie
  23. Lady and the Tramp
  24. Wreck-It Ralph
  25. The Good Dinosaur (Is this not the same one as that dragon one?)
  26. The Three Caballeros
  27. Robin Hood
  28. Cinderella
  29. Old Yeller (I’m gonna assume this one isn’t as vicious as Cujo?)
  30. Sleeping Beauty
  31. Mulan
  32. Angels in the Outfield
  33. Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey
  34. Fantasia 2000
  35. Bolt
  36. Ratatouille
  37. Cars
  38. Aristocrats
  39. Smurfs
  40. Meet the Robinsons
  41. Hercules (Seen it and loved it, but I don’t remember the ending)
  42. Benchwarmers
  43. Shrek Forever After (not entirely sure if this one is actually Disney)
  44. Bedknobs and Broomsticks
  45. The Mighty Ducks
  46. Don’t Look Under the Bed (On the fence about this one cause it sounds scary)
  47. The Rescuers Down Under
  48. Into the Woods
  49. Blank Check
  50. Atlantis
  51. Heavyweights
  52. Johnny Tsunami (This is a dope last name)

As you can see, this list is definitely mixed with animated and then whatever the opposite of animated is. And it’s probably going to be exhausting. It’s definitely subject to change just in case I find a better one because I honestly haven’t heard of a good half of these.

But I’m excited! And if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know!

Stay tuned and once again…don’t tell my boss.

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The One With the Halloween Party

So I have some news for you…

Remember the blog things I used to do with the bucket list? Well, now that I realize that I shouldn’t fix what isn’t broken, I’m going back to that.

But, what’s the topic gonna be?

Hmmm, stay tuned to find out!

But, back to the good stuff at hand.

I did something that I probably never plan on doing again, but it’s something that I am very happy to say that I have accomplished.

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I freaking did a treetop trek. Now, you’re probably wondering what that is because I definitely hadn’t heard of it before I did it. So, I’ll fill you in a little bit.

It is literally a journey through the trees, which I didn’t mind at first. But, do you guys realize how high the trees are?!

I hate heights of any kind, and that’s literally what a tree is. After the first thing that we had to climb, I was all ready to just get down and say that I had wasted $50 for the day.

But, I’m glad that I didn’t.

Even though at one point, one of the workers had to ask me if I was okay because I was shaking so much, I pretty much crushed it.

Well, “crushed” probably isn’t the optimal word, but you weren’t there so you can’t tell me any differently. There were 35 obstacles and 14 ziplines (which I thought would be the most terrifying about the whole experience, but it actually wasn’t).

It started off super easy, as they all do, and then once we got to the fourth obstacle and there were no handrails, I knew I was probably contributing to my death. It took me forever to get over those, luckily (or unluckily depending on how you look at it) I was the very last one.

But then something happened.

Something magical.

Something that was a game changer for the entire day.

I was promised ice cream if I finished the course.

BLESS UP.

I’ll be honest. Though I was scared out of my mind, I was going to finish it whether I got ice cream or not. I am a very cheap person, and there was absolutely no way I was going to waste $50 no matter how freaked out I was.

It’ s a good thing it was actually worth it.

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There was one zip line where you had to actually go through water, and I just knew that I would be the one whose harness was going to come loose, and I would plunge into the water with the alligators to my death.

That didn’t happen, thankfully, and I made it to the second part of all of the trek where you had a choice in to which path you would take: the easy one, the medium one, or the hard one.

Guess who took the easy one which no shame whatsoever?

ME.

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I had done so much at that point and still had so much to do from that point on, so I had no problem with watching my friends that I came with do the six extra obstacles, which required upper body strength, while I sat on a platform and waited for them to finish.

Because after that point, we still had 8 more ziplines before we made it to the end, one of which was over the water filled with alligators.

No pressure, huh?

In the end, I was super glad that I did it, and though I probably wouldn’t do it again…it’s comforting to know that I didn’t pass out during it (which I completely thought that I would).

And, if that wasn’t enough for that whole weekend, I also got to do Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Now if you’ve been keeping up with this bad boy, you’ll know that I got to work the Halloween party last year, but I never got to actually go to it.

This time, I did and it did not disappoint.

You not know what did disappoint? My group that I went with.

We disappointed Eeyore. Including myself, we had three people in our group so that was enough for a Pooh, Piglet, and a Tigger. We just didn’t have enough friends for a fourth person, and Eeyore was booted out.

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And he was quite sad about it.

Thankfully, that was the only downside to the party because that thing was bomb, and even though I only knew one character in the Hocus Pocus show (sorry to the others), it was still one of my favorite parts of the night.

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Now I just realize that I need to see every Disney movie every because as of this moment, I can count on two hands how many Disney movies I’ve seen.

But shh…don’t tell my boss.