Wednesday, April 4, 2012

"D" - A to Z Challenge - Walt Disney World

This is definitely not going to be a hard one!  Those that know me know my obsession with Disney has a very specific focal point...

Mr. Donald Fauntleroy Duck!! - There is an entire room of my house that contains nothing but Donald memorabilia that I have been collecting my whole life!  I've been obsessed with him for so long, I can't remember when it even started! Here's a little piece of it:

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I wish I could even explain why he's my favorite! I've been told we have similar temperaments (whether or not that is a compliment, I'll reserve judgement on)...I prefer to think of it as maybe he's an Asper like me!

Throughout the years, he's been the only character at WDW that I don't really fight over getting my picture taken with and I always get star-struck when I see him! I've told this story before, but the very first time I had my picture taken with him, I had to get more than a little drunk to be able to do it and the entire time I was still pretty chicken. Not every trip have I been able to do it, especially not during the solo trips (it was a miracle I could even go by myself - that shows the power of WDW, because it's hard for me to even go to the store on my own with my issues) and some years we get in line, but I chicken out before we get there. Now, I HATE my picture to be taken and the thought of me posting these pics is almost painful, but I'm gonna do it anyway, if for no other reason than to show how strong I can be at times (even if they are few and very far between).

The infamous drunk pic (just in case you can't tell):




There are other "D"'s, The Dis Boards, which I have a love/hate relationship with...I use them, I've even met a couple of really great friends, but overall they are just really annoying to me...hundreds of thousands of people who are rude, they fight, they post the same stupid questions over and over again or post stupid rumors they heard from their neighbor's brother's cousin's uncle's co-worker's mother-in-law who is a high-up at Disney so it must be fact...it makes my head hurt!

There's the Disney Days of Christmas store, one of the stores that my sister could literally spend my monthly salary in (OK, maybe not that much, but a heck of a lot, no...she probably has spent my monthly salary in there!). Disney Channel Rocks - the moving stage show at Disney's Hollywood Studios that makes me all giddy (much to the chagrin of my sister who doesn't get my baby pop music obsession). There are numerous others, but I'm gonna stop there for this installment!

10 comments:

Kate said...

Now that was a short post! :p

Miamina said...

That is some collection of Donald Ducks!

Well done for posting a photo of yourself, I've not been brave enough to do that yet, but you are very pretty!

Mangogirl said...

Awesome collection of Donald Ducks!

Keebles said...

Miamina, the pretty one would be my sister, the blonde one! I'm the other one! But thanks!

MangoGirl - I'm about to redecorate (i.e. move them around) again, so that's why I didn't put up more pics. My house is getting crazy! I also have a Mickey bathroom and my bedroom is princesses and villains! I wish I could get it all back in one room again, but I just don't think it's possible!

Bob Scotney said...

That is some collection, but where do you have room to live

Theresa Milstein said...

This might be the most fun of all the D posts I've read. Anyone ever come to film your collection?

Keebles said...

OCDer's are organized hoarders Bob! Everything fits somehow and I just keep adding more!

Naw Theresa, most of it is just junk anyway! I'm notorious for buying something NIB just so I can take it out of the box!! I'm just now able to leave tags on plush - when I was a kid I thought it hurt them! Now I just think of it as body jewelry for plushes! At least with the tags on I can remember if they came from WDW or a Disney store or Wal-Mart!!

Mattysam said...

I'm sure folks know which one you are, O ye of self-deprecation. Miamina was not referring to me as "the pretty one". You know you're beautiful.

Miranda Hardy said...

Oh, I love Donald. I can't recall being drunk with him. Lol That would be awesome!

Vickie said...

Love Donald! Best time for meet and great.....when the park is open until 2 am!