Sue Holland - September 2005 - Old Key West Resort
Time of Year: Fall
Travel Method: Personal car
Accommodations: Standard rooms
Ages Represented in Group: Adult
WDW Experience Represented in Group: Veteran, DVC Member
Comments: For the first time in almost seven months Sue Holland visits Walt Disney World over Labor Day Weekend.
Sue Holland -- September 2005 - Walt Disney World (OKWR)
Note: As Sue spent time at Pleasure Island and in other adult venues on this trip, this report has some information that may not be appropriate for young readers.
Sue (me - 45), DVC member
Dates: September 3-6, 2005
Travel Method: Personal car
Resort: Old Key West Resort
Historically Ive spent the week of Labor Day at WDW, since with the holiday it would not cost more than 4 vacation days. However, this year I wanted to spend some of my vacation days visiting SB (sexy boyfriend) while he was working out of state for 5 months, so the WDW plans had to be cut back. I booked this trip as 2 nights (Saturday & Sunday) so I would not miss any work since Id taken a day or 2 off around the previous weekend to go spend time with him. For the past year and a half Ive been working in Miami in addition to SW Florida, and have been splitting my time between the 2 FL coasts. The Miami work is almost done, which Im very happy about! I needed to schedule a couple final trips there, and wanted to do it before SB returned so we could live a somewhat normal life for a while . I picked the Tuesday through Thursday after Labor Day, and since Tuesday morning would be travel time I decided to add Monday night at WDW and drive to Miami from there. This not only gives me the entire day Monday to relax up there, it gives me an extra night of Comedy Warehouse! At the last minute (Friday afternoon) we got word our agency wants us to conserve fuel by curtailing travel, so I ended up canceling my Miami days.
There wont be any time spent in the theme parks this trip, as my pass expired in February and it wasnt worth it to renew with so few days being spent at WDW since then. In November SB & I will both get the FL Resident Seasonal Passes, and itll be fun showing him the parks for the first time (he experienced a little of Epcot last October, but nothing else). I plan to hit the road early on Saturday to hopefully avoid the miserable traffic I remember seeing between Lakeland and WDW on I-4. My days will be spent lounging by the pool, eating out, and perhaps hitting the Premium Outlets. My evenings will be spent at Comedy Warehouse but thats probably no surprise to anyone reading this! The only minor concern is availability of gas, but Ill be sure to fill the tank back up as soon as I see a station with gas after I arrive up there. A tank will get me one-way, with some room to spare, but it wont get me round trip.
The current plans (subject to change) so far...
Sat 9/3: Drive to WDW, Pool, Possible DVC gathering, Comedy Warehouse
Sun 9/4: Jog, Pool, Comedy Warehouse
Mon 9/5: Jog, Pool, Comedy Warehouse
Tue 9/6: Jog, Drive to work
DAY 1 SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 3, 2005:
Plan: Drive to WDW, Pool, Possible DVC Gathering, Comedy Warehouse
Actual: Since I wasnt heading to any theme park this morning, I decided to sleep an extra 30 minutes and set the alarm for 4:30 a.m. Thats hardly sleeping in, but I wanted to have as close to a full day as possible, and avoid traffic. I jogged a mile, did some email, and was on the road by 6:30. Traffic was very light, and I pulled into Old Key West shortly after 9:30. There wasnt much of a line to check in, but it was moving very slowly since only 3 cast members were doing that function. A couple more were at the concierge desk (dining reservations, park passes & recreation) not busy at all, and one was at the airline check in counter also not having a single customer while I was there. Sherry checked me in, and was very pleasant when I asked for my studio to be changed. Id requested top floor (as usual), but something had come up this morning which made me think Leesa might want to spend the night tonight so I needed to get a studio either on the ground floor or in one of the few buildings with an elevator. Sherry found me one, and cheerfully made the change. Unfortunately, the only studios ready at this time were the handicapped accessible units, which I declined. After dropping the laptop off with bell services (sure do miss Angelo!) I drove over to Premium Outlets to visit the Character Premiere.
It wasnt terribly busy, as I think the stores had just recently opened for the day. The store didnt seem as packed with merchandise as usual, which was nice. I found a great golf shirt for SB, with Goofy leaning on a golf club. Hes in a sports celebrity charity golf tournament soon, but unfortunately I wont see him until after that and hes probably planning on wearing something related to his sport anyway. I got a couple of different golf shirts for Christmas gifts for family up north, and one of the marathon t-shirts from last year (ugly but marked down to $4.99 so its a souvenir even though I may never wear it). I had no interest in visiting the other stores, so I headed back onto Disney property!
My first stop was Downtown Disney, where I went to Earl of Sandwich for a caprese sandwich. They were not busy at all, had 3 registers open, yet it felt like the line never moved for a long while! I think one cashier was new or something, and when she had trouble and another cashier helped her, that shut down 2/3 of the registers for a while. Finally I got my sandwich and drove back to OKW, parking across from the SouthPoint pool. SB called as I was getting out of the car, checking to see how my morning had gone. I changed into my swimsuit and sat on a lounge chair eating the sandwich. The water in the pool felt good not hot like it is at home! The pool was all adults when I got there, which was nice for a while. Eventually people with kids showed up, but it was still pretty peaceful. A man & a woman were having a VERY heated discussion about the situation in New Orleans, and why the people there did not evacuate, and the job the government was doing over there, etc. They seemed to be good friends, as they were able to insult each other without getting mad, lol! I spent about 2 hours at the pool, calling every so often to check on my studio.
Around 1:30 I decided to walk up to the Hospitality House. I wanted to check the exercise rooms hours (treadmill as an alternative to jogging pre-dawn), and I figured I could get a frozen drink from Gurgling Suitcase, retrieve my laptop, and work on the report over in Papas Den. I called one more time to check on the studio as I was leaving the exercise room, and it was ready! I got the laptop, walked to the Peninsular Rd bus stop and rode back to SouthPoint to get the car. My studio is in Old Turtle Pond, and has a nice view of the golf course. Its also very quiet!
I unpacked, showered, caught up with email, and relaxed a bit. About 3:30 I headed out to catch a bus to Downtown Disney. Theres a Bon Voyage Party at Pleasure Island for the DVC members leaving on the member cruise tomorrow but its open to all members regardless of whether theyre cruising. I decided to act responsibly and use Disney transportation and not use my gas unnecessarily (weve been asked to conserve the use of gas and other fuel by the agency I work for). Well, the long wait at the bus stop was tolerable and finally I got to the Marketplace. As I sat on a bench to take a phone call, the skies opened up and it started raining. The DVC event was due to start at 4pm, and so did the rain! When it let up I got up and continued walking.
The Ghirdelli store was calling my name, so I stopped inside for a sample and made some purchases. I keep the foil-wrapped chocolates in my office, and had run out so I picked up a big container of the red, blue & gold stars. They also had big chocolate and caramel squares, so I got one for Leesa since theyre her favorite. From there I walked over to Pleasure Island, showed my resort id to prove Im a dvc member, and got my wristband put on. Cast members were passing out fans in the shape of Mickeys glove, with the member cruise logo. I wasnt sure where to head, so I wandered up to Comedy Warehouse. To my surprise, they were seating people for a show! I knew my seat would suck, but didnt care I got in line. Several people in line recognized me as we snaked back & forth quite often joking that they KNEW Id be here since it was the Comedy Warehouse . The line was longer than the available seats, and several people were turned away (the next show would be seated 45 minutes later). However, Dave the manager had one single seat left and I was the only party of 1 so I got in!
My seat was in the middle of the very top row as you come in the view was unobstructed so I was very happy. It was great seeing servers Michelle and Dee again its been so long since I was here! Carol Stein was on the keys, and Jake came out to open the show. The rest of the cast was Brian, Mark, Joy and Jim (former regular cast member). There will be several Comedy Warehouse alumni appearing in tonights shows, as many are in town for an event tomorrow afternoon. They opened with a poem called Mickey Doesnt Want Your Money. Just the title got a huge laugh, but the poem was funny too. Joy rang the bell in a Should Have Said scene where Mark & Brian were stomping avocadoes into guacamole. Next Jim and Mark created a song called Grizzly Dog. The show was moving very quickly they did something I dont think Ive seen before. Brian led the group and the others took turns being the worst of several different occupations that were suggested. The occupations included speech language pathologist, aeronautical engineer, airline pilot, carpenter, facility manager, dog walker and politician. It was pretty funny somewhat predictable but still entertaining.
Next they did Scene Freeze, where 4 words are suggested and then each actor creates a scene about that word. They then rotate between different scenes. Joy had one, Jake had Volvo, Brian had bruschetta (made that one a super hero named Bruce Shetta), and Jim had some big long word that means a fear of the number 13 (dont want to try spelling that one, lol). I saw the beginning of the scene, and then noticed my phone was about to ring from SB so I quietly got up and headed into the restroom to talk to him and missed the rest of the show. Honestly, where I was seated, my leaving was not disruptive, and I dont think anyone ever heard the phone ring. It was a bit strange having a romantic conversation from the handicapped stall in the womens restroom at Comedy Warehouse, but I had to stand over by the window in that stall to keep my cell phone signal . SB was very happy I found a Comedy Warehouse show, and thought that was exactly what I needed (smart guy). It was a really nice conversation despite the location, and I got back to my seat as the final song was wrapping up. The audience loved it, so Im sure it was excellent.
On my way out I stopped to talk to people I hadnt seen for so long Brian, Joy, entertainment manager Bill, & Carol. As I was leaving manager Dave said he had a single seat if I wanted to stay, which was very nice of him! However, I was afraid I didnt really have the time. Outside I saw a bunch of DVC members under the pavilion by the waterfront and recognized Mary from the DIS boards. I went over to say hi to her I knew there wouldnt be a dvc cruise if she and hubby Mark werent on it! I left PI and waited for the OKW bus so I could change clothes for the evening. Gee, I guess the light refreshments were very light, as I never saw any. The bus driver saw my Ghiradelli bag and asked what I got him, so I offered him a chocolate star & he accepted. The trip back to OKW was very long due to all the stops (my stop at OKW is the last stop there). A family who just checked in got on the bus at the Hospitality House and I talked to them. They were so happy to be there the dad couldnt keep from grinning ear to ear!
Back in the studio I updated the report, read email, and got ready to head back out. Leesa called to let me know her ride had delivered her to Downtown Disney, and SB had a few minutes and called just to say sweet things before heading out onto the field. I left the studio around 7, and this time drove over to Pleasure Island since I was not dealing with waiting for buses any more today. On the way I stopped at the Hess station and was able to fill up with gas without any wait so much easier than it was back home a couple of days ago! Parking was a different story though, as I had to circle my lot to find the last available space. I met Leesa upstairs in Adventurers Club and later ran into Bob & Virginia, Larry & Phyllis and David & Janet. They were all killing time before the first Comedy Warehouse show. We headed to Comedy and found Patty, Jason & several others in line already. With so many alumni working the first couple of shows, they wanted to be sure of getting good seats. Once inside, Patty was able to join Leesa and me in our row.
The 8:20 cast was Mary, Jenn Br, Krista, Steve, and Jim. John DeHaas (sp?) was on the keys tonight, as Carol was part of the audience. I spotted several other alumni in the audience, all of whom got called up on stage at some point during the show. The cast opened with a poem called Im wearing jockey shorts. Next Steve led a scene where hed pause the action to have the audience suggest the next step/event. Jim & Jenn were instructed to create a scene that was somehow about something Spanish. They were husband & wife, with Jim having montezumas revenge & waiting for a secret agent and Jenn in trouble with airport security for having poultry scissors in her luggage.
Jenn then did the setup for Forgotten Songs, and instructed Layden to come up from the audience to do the first one. One of Kristas sons also came up on stage to assist. The song title was Baby Stew, with Jenn as the baby sister of the other 2. It was cute, and Kristas son did a terrific job up there. It was a treat seeing Layden perform, as well. The next song was Orlando Satisfaction, sung as a folk song by Steve, Mary & Jim as the trio Paul, Mary & Peter . The song was about all the things in Orlando that dont bring satisfaction traffic, crybabies, gas prices, etc and it was very funny! The last song was Banana Ice Cream, sung by Krista as a dieter hoping to lose a pound while sleeping so shell have room for some banana ice cream also very funny.
Jim led the others in Scene Freeze next. Krista had pick up chairs, Steve had windows to Africa, Jenn had Frankie, and Mary had Frosties (cereal). When it ended Krista brought up all of the alumni in the audience, and along with the cast they did Chicago Blues (create a song about a pet peeve). There ended up being 10 actors performing this Mary, Steve, Layden, Jenn, Krista, Jim, Sue, Jamie, Mark & Greg. It was amazing, and such a special treat for me to be here to see it! It made the song twice as long as it would normally be, but it was excellent. After the show they posed for some group shots on stage, and everyone spent time talking until the next show. Layden mentioned 9/10 will be his last day working for Disney, so anyone wanting to catch him as the Genie in the Aladdin show over at Disneys California Adventure is running out of time.
The 9:15 cast was Steve, Christine, Jenn Br, Mary & Greg. Jenn led Styles, where a scene is created and the actors have to switch the style of the scene based on suggestions of styles of movies, tv shows, music & books. Christine & Gregs topic was do not enter and they were a honeymoon couple. Christine was hiding in the bathroom, stalling actually going into the hotel room, while Greg was frustrated because hed put 12 years into getting to this night. It was a great scene. Up Your Alley was next, hosted by Greg as Ricky Flake. I love the Ricky Flake character, and Greg does him well! The topic was Ronco dehydrator. Jenn was very strange as Pearl, a lady who previously had almost flushed down a toilet and when rescued used a dehydrator to get the water out of her head. She now wears a toilet plunger strapped to the top of her head as a memory of her rescue. Steve was Hugh Midity, a professional hydrator and president of the club HARD (hydrators against rampant dehydration). He talked quite a bit about hard members. Mary was Dee Hydrator, who now dehydrates dead people instead of cremating them so you can take your loved one home in your pocket. Her character was somewhat flighty and rambling, which Mary is a master at making very funny. Steve had to get up a few times because he was laughing too hard, and it was not appropriate for his character. All 4 of them on stage were excellent, and they worked together so well to create a hysterical Up Your Alley! After the show I talked to Greg, Mary & Steve, then tried to talk to SB but the club was too noisy to hear him well. I wish he could have been here tonight he would have loved it!
The 10:30 cast was John, Philip, Matt, Lisa & Greg. Most of the show was Conducted Story, led by Lisa. It was titled A Dragon got Stuck on the Highway. John died by a ring. He wanted to propose to his girlfriend (played by Greg), and Matt tried to steal the ring. Eventually Greg sucked both of Johns lungs out while kissing him (as an invisible girl) and John fell to the floor as only John can do! Greg died next, doing a rap death by umbrella with Matt. Matts death was a Fill in the Blank scene with Lisa, where he died by a bandaid. They were a couple and their baby had been stolen by Michael Jackson (played by John). Johns nose fell off at one point . Greg came in as a juror saying that although the dna evidence proves its Matt & Lisas baby, he was siding with John. Once they took the baby back, Lisa removed the bandaid from its umbilical cord and stuff sprayed onto Matt, killing him. Philip then wrapped up the story. Every death was excellent!
After the show we talked to Matt a while, said goodnight to Greg, and I talked to Bill Shepherd some more before heading out. Leesa walked to the exit with me, then I called SB once I got away from the Pleasure Island noise. We have never missed talking to each other before we go to bed (when were not in the same place) and I knew he was waiting up for me. I drove back to OKW, which is MUCH faster than taking the bus, lol! I thought about waiting until tomorrow to update the report, but I wasnt too tired and figured Id do the treadmill instead of jogging tomorrow so I dont have to be out there before dawn. Ive got several photos taken at Comedy Warehouse, and Ill probably wait to upload them from work on Tuesday so it wont take as long.
Today was a really nice day. I hadnt realized how much I missed being here, although I do know given the choice between being here and spending time with SB Id still choose the time with SB. We have November & January to look forward to spending time in WDW together, though. The Comedy Warehouse shows today were excellent, and seeing some of the alumni working was a special treat a night to remember.
DAY 2 SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 4, 2005:
Plan: Jog, Pool, Comedy Warehouse
Actual: I was in bed around 1am and was surprised to not wake up until 8:10 this morning! No harm was done though, and it would have been a bit much to wake up early enough to jog at 5am. However, it did feel like a big chunk of the day had been wasted by sleeping through it . I got dressed and drove over to Saratoga Springs to pick up breakfast food. I love their yogurt parfaits, so I waited for them to bring out a new batch and bought 2 of them (along with a chocolate chip cookie to snack on). I drove back to OKW to store the yogurt in the fridge, then headed (jogging first, then walking) to the exercise room. A couple of other people were working out, but it wasnt busy. Theyve replaced the equipment in here and its actually pretty decent now. Before I thought it was pretty lousy. I used the treadmill and watched Fox news for a while, then walked back to the studio.
After showering I called SB, since hed asked for a 10am wakeup call. Usually on Sunday his game is around 1pm but today its not until 7, so he went back to sleep after we talked. Strangely enough, when were together our schedules are more in sync with each other, even though when were apart theyre so different. I sat out on the porch with my yogurt parfait and a cup of hot chocolate, then went inside and worked on the photos from the Comedy Warehouse last night.
Although today was originally planned as a pool day, recently I changed my mind and decided to attend a memorial service being held for Budge. He was in the cast of the Comedy Warehouse when I began attending years ago, and did the Flights of Wonder show over at Animal Kingdom for a number of years. He was incredibly talented/funny, but unfortunately he passed away in June. This memorial service is the reason so many alumni are in town for the weekend. The service was held at a restaurant near the Crossroads area, so I left the studio around 1:30. The photos from last night finished uploading while I was gone, so I wont have to do that from work on Tuesday!
The service was very nice a very entertaining and touching celebration of Budges life and the gift he was to everyone in the room. Id say around 100 people were in attendance it was standing room only. Through video clips, shared stories, and photographs people honored the man who meant so much to so many. As expected, most stories were hysterical but also sweet in the sense that they demonstrated what a loving person Budge was. When it wrapped up I stopped to talk to Mary before leaving, then worked my way out of the restaurant.
Id told SB Id call him after the service, which I said would be around 4pm. In reality, it was 4:45 before it ended, so I wasnt sure Id still be able to reach him since hed be at work. However, he was there he had to be out on the field exercising the team at 5, but hed sat in the locker room waiting for my call since 4. Sometimes he can be so sweet .
Back at OKW I stopped to have a quick dinner at Olivias Caf. I hadnt eaten since my yogurt parfait around 10 this morning, and I was hungry. However, I didnt want to eat the stuff at the restaurant the service was held at I wanted Disney food, since this is such a short trip! I was seated right away and ordered my favorite the tomato & mozzarella salad. I also wanted a nice glass of wine, and decided to go with the waiters suggestion. It was an excellent choice, and something Id gladly order again. The salad has changed slightly since last time I was here. The tomato and mozzarella slices are now stacked vertically, and the portion of field greens is smaller and minus the pecans. I missed the pecans, but it was still excellent and the addition of some crisp cheesy thing was nice. Overall it was an excellent meal, and really hit the spot!
I got back to the studio by 5:45 and relaxed for a while until it was time to head to Pleasure Island for some Comedy Warehouse. I was tempted to just stay in tonight, but knew I couldnt do that. Tonights an important game for SBs team theyre 2 games back from a playoff spot, with the finals games being played tonight and tomorrow. If they lose either one, or if the team theyre trying to catch does NOT lose one, then we dont make it. In addition, I was suddenly very tired but hoped to catch a second wind once the comedy began!
I left for Pleasure Island a little before 7:30 and wandered around the West Side briefly before meeting Leesa inside the Adventurers Club. We were seated upstairs along the railing and were not paying attention to what was going on downstairs with Samantha Sterling and Pamelia Perkins until one of them called to us. They had 2 single men seated next to them, and wanted to hook us up with them. Boy, did they pick the wrong 2 women, unless of course Leesa wanted both of the guys . Turns out the men were also from Florida, which Pamelia thought was a good sign for us. She insisted Leesa & I were talking about which of them each of us wanted, and when the show in the Mask Room was starting she yelled up to us that she was herding them into that room so we could come down and put our moves on them, lol. Leesa later told Rande about this, and Rande immediately laughed and said Sue wouldnt be interested in some other guy (smart girl, that Rande ).
Soon it was time to head over to Comedy Warehouse, so we got our wrist bands and headed out. We met Rande outside, and chatted briefly she joined us for the 2nd comedy show. David & Janet were here tonight as well, so it was 4 of us in long row. Carol Stein was on the keys again tonight. The 8:15 cast was Jay (new to me here he also works at Adventurers Club), Joy, Lisa, Robby & Christine. They did Letters to the Editor, writing about keychains. Joy had Readers Digest, Jay had Newsweek, and Robby was Brian Boitano writing to Skating. Forgotten Songs was next. Joy & Jay were a country duo singing Popcorn about their dads corns. Lisa was a punk rocker or something singing Here It Is. The funniest song was Robby & Christine doing Im Sorry I Blew Up Your Mother. They were a married couple, Christine was returning home from work and Robby confessed hed blown up her mother after eating beans. They also did Scene Freeze. Christine had harley, Lisa had rocking chair, Jay had diaper genie, and Robby had drug paraphernalia. Overall I thought the entire show struggled and the audience didnt exactly help things. When it was over I was glad thered be a fresh one starting soon! We talked to the ladies in the cast after the show, and then it was time to be seated for the next one.
The 9:15 cast was Philip, Lisa, Joy, Robby & Christine. They opened with the name rhyming game, which Joy won. They did something new to me Emotional Countdown. In this structure the audience suggests a strong emotion (tonights was joy) and the actors do a scene in the various levels from 0-10 of that emotion. Joy and Robby were experiencing the levels of joy in a dental office, with Philip as the dentist. Once they went through 0 to 10, the switched around to different levels at the whim of Christine (who was calling the action).
Next was Madrigal, led by Christine. The four tabloid headlines were George Bush Resigns, Britney Spears has affair with Boy George, Gas Free for Everyone and Football Patriots Losing in Great Britain. They also did Up Your Alley, hosted by Philip as Dr Phil. He did a great Dr. Phil impersonation, lol! The topic was stained glass and they had an audience member as the 3rd expert. Christine was an elderly French woman named Paulette who designed the glass in Notre Dame. Lisa was Sissy a custodian in a church, responsible for getting the stains out of the glass. Overall this was a much better show.
SB called towards the end, but I let it go to voicemail since the show was still going on. Between being tired to start with, and wanting to talk to him (from someplace off PI so I could hear him), I decided to leave after the show. Tomorrow night Im picking up Leesa, so we agreed on a time and then I headed out. Once in the car I called him, just as he was calling me again. Unfortunately the team lost, so the playoffs are out of the question for this year. Back at the resort I finished up the report & got it posted. Its nice having an early night! Ill watch the news, talk to SB again and hopefully get to sleep early. Tomorrow will be a day spent relaxing at the pool, listening to his last game on the internet in the afternoon, then seeing a couple of Comedy Warehouse shows in the evening.
DAY 3 MONDAY SEPTEMBER 5, 2005:
Plan: Jog, Pool, Comedy Warehouse
Actual: I had another long nights sleep called it a night by 11:30 and didnt get up until 7:45. Its going to be tough getting up for work tomorrow morning and getting back to the real world. I cleaned up a bit, got dressed, and walked up to the exercise room (half mile). Nobody else was working out, so I did 1.5 miles on the treadmill while watching some of Good Morning America. They had some washcloths stacked up next to the cold water, so I was able to cool down before heading back outdoors. A bus was arriving at the Peninsular Road stop as I approached, so I rode the rest of the way back to Turtle Pond.
Inside the studio I opened a kahlua cappuccino thing Id brought (non-alcoholic) and it was really good! I drank some, but figured Id save most for tomorrow when Id be more likely to need caffeine . It was just 9am and I debated what to do have some biscotti & go to the pool or go get a caprese sandwich from Earl of Sandwich first. I figured the rest of the day my time would be more limited, so I might as well eat my main meal now particularly if its raining later this afternoon (Id rather just stay indoors in that case).
I made the quick trip to Earl of Sandwich (the fact that its easier to get in and out quickly this early was a major factor in my decision) and was back in less than 25 minutes. I ate my caprese sandwich in the studio, then changed into my swimsuit before calling SB at 10. Once we finished talking I walked over to the Turtle Pond pool and planned to lay around for the rest of the morning. After about an hour it began to rain, so I took shelter under the snack bar roof and waited for it to pass (it only lasted a few minutes). The sun was back out, but very soon a huge mass of dark gray clouds reached us, and most people started packing up their stuff. I decided to leave too, as theres no point laying in the shade . I figured if the sun came back out Id return!
Back in the studio I caught up online, titled the Comedy Warehouse photos, and talked to SB before he went to work. Around 12:30 I realized the sun was not coming back out any time soon (theyre talking maybe Friday!!) so I took my shower and began packing the suitcase to get that task out of the way. It would have been a great day for a leisurely resort lunch, but the trip to Earl of Sandwich killed that possibility!
When I tried to listen to SBs game, the teams website wasnt working. I tried the other team, but although their link was supposed to be to the game it ended up being talk radio. I absolutely HATE talk radio and all the political crap they discuss! I ended up driving over to the MarketPlace and killed an hour wandering around there. I bought the 2005-2006 WDW calendar in World of Disney, then got one of the marshmallow things with m&ms at Goofys Candy Store for old times sake.
When I got back to the studio the politics had been replaced by discussion of diabetes and the horrible things smoking causes. I certainly agree about the smoking, but still didnt want to listen to this crap when I was trying to find SBs final game of the season! I tried different things for another hour, then gave up disgusted. I even ate the entire marshmallow thing, which wasnt really all that great . At least I was able to watch General Hospital the way my luck was running today I expected some 60-minute press conference to begin right at 3pm!
Omigod at 3pm a damn GOLF tournament came on, so there was no General Hospital! This is definitely not my day, lol. I spent the time online, chatting with friends, and commiserating with SB after his team put in a pitiful performance. The sun ended up coming out, but since Id already showered I wasnt able to go back out to the pool.
Since I had a caprese sandwich for breakfast, I had cappuccino and a piece of biscotti for dinner . Around 6 I left for Leesas to pick up a computer shed worked on and bring her out to Pleasure Island. Once we got to the Island we went to Adventurers Club to get our wristbands and talked to Sugar Snap, the maid for a while. We headed over to Comedy Warehouse around 8 and talked to manager Dave before the first show. Carol Stein was on the keys tonight, and several regulars were in attendance.
The 8:15 cast was Philip, Jake, Brian, Christine & Matt. They opened with the name rhyming game, which Brian won. They did a soap opera called Philips World, which was a day in the life of Philip, who dreamed of being a chef at Disneyland and was surrounded by people with odd quirks. Matt was a nose-picker, Christine constantly said the word like, and Brian was Philips boyfriend. It was a funny scene, and finally Philip got his chance to be chef when the Disney employees went on strike and he & Matt created Booger Burgers.
Schmeopardy was next, hosted by Christine. Matt was a dorky CFO named John. Brian was George W. Bush, who does absolutely nothing. Jake was a sweatshop worker named Charley who makes gas tanks in the Sahara Desert. All three were very funny! Overall the show was great, despite a really small audience.
The 9:15 cast was Matt, Philip, Joy, Brian & Christine. They did Letters to the Editor about ceiling fans. Matt wrote to FHM (For Him Magazine), Philip to Us Weekly, and Brian to Walking. Forgotten Songs was next. Christine & Matt sang A Pizza & a Beer is a Whole Lot Cheaper than a Shrink & a Sofa. Brian & Joy were a country couple singing Kill me, Im From Arkansas, and Philip was Mickey Mouse singing a somewhat sexy song about Minnie Mouse. They also did Scene Freeze. Christine had bandaid, Philip had Chesterfield (chest or field), Joy had Nikita and Matt had Rexgate. On the way out I stopped to talk to Matt, and saw the latest photo of his kids very cute! Leesa walked me part way out, then I talked to SB on my way back to the resort.
Its sad that this is my last time returning to OKW I just love it here! Once in the studio I talked to SB some more, finished up the report, and started the photos uploading. Its been a great little trip, despite the frustrations earlier today. Although Id rather be here WITH SB, I think I will schedule a couple of the holiday weekends here next baseball season, and work my trips up to see him on non-holidays.
Tomorrow morning Ill have the 2nd yogurt parfait & rest of the kahlua cappuccino for breakfast (perhaps out on the porch), and then will be on the road before 8, driving to arrive at work around 11am. My next trip will be only 1 night, in early October. Ill be driving up on a Saturday morning and SB will fly up after work, arriving at 5:45 at MCO and taking Disneys Magical Express to meet me at Saratoga Springs. Im doing the Race for the Taste 10K the next morning, so thats the sole purpose of this trip. Well be back for a longer, more normal trip in early November during Food & Wine Festival!
The Comedy Warehouse photos can be found at: