Saturday, April 16, 2016
A to Z Challenge - N
PART 1 - JANE AUSTEN ALPHABET-MISS NORRIS
PART 2 - MY DISNEY COLLECTION-NEEDFUL THINGS
There are certain things I have to buy every single Disney trip because I think I can't do without them (and trust me, it's a LONG list). Most things are year-dated, things like calendars, magnets, pins (of course), cups, T-shirts, and I always try to find some figurine that has the year on it...they used to make little Mickey figures with the year's logo on it, but eventually they changed them and then did away with them altogether, so I'm relegated to ornaments (until that changes too).
The magnets have taken over my fridge, but again, I have to find a new way to store/display them because they are bending over time:
F-Fan Art), at least one keychain (but usually way more than one), etc, etc. But I also can't forget the event-specific merchandise...if we go at Halloween, that means Halloween Party merch and it's also Food & Wine Festival time, so there's that stuff too. Christmas means Christmas Party stuff. And since we've now gone to the Flower and Garden Festival, there was all that stuff I had to get.
I try to curb myself every trip and swear up and down I'm not going to buy any "such-and-such", but it never fails that not only do it buy them, but the list gets added to! I wish I had a dime for everytime I said to my travelling companion, "I have to have it because I ALWAYS get one!". This is where my Asper-ness causes the most trouble. I can literally work myself in a panic attack if I don't get something "I'm supposed to" and until certain things are checked off the list, I can't start having a good time. I know it's not logical or proper, but knowing and doing are two separate things in an Asperger world.