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Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Getting Caught Up in it All

This is my last week and Tuesday was probably the coldest day of the year. I knew that I would not be content without getting dressed up and going for my walk so I decided that since one of my challenges was to be a mime why not get dressed as a mime to do my walk. I went into every downtown store that I had frequented in the past 50 weeks and made sure to bid a fond farewell to all those who supported me on my journey.

I am a terrible mime, first of all, when miming you are supposed to keep your mouth shut, which is rather difficult when you need to explain that this is the last week I am going to be dressing up and gracing your door way. I did manage to walk against the wind, sit in my imaginary chair, get trapped in a box and of course pull myself with a thin air rope. I know cliche but fun none the less.

Finding a new dream, my second challenge was to find a new dream. One of the main things I have learned from living Disney is that when a dream comes true, it is the perfect breading ground for the beginning of a new dream. Living happily ever after isn't about finding the love of your life, its more about finding your own happiness within your life. It is to always maintain at least one dream in your heart, it is those dreams that keep us young.

You may be asking, well what is your new dream? Honestly, my new dream is to be the embodiment of happiness, joy and innovation. To take everything that I have learned, experienced and embarrassed my self with and share it. My dream is to keep on dreaming, to never grow up, to always have a glint of magic in my eye. To be the best me that I can be.

What's next for me? I haven't a clue. But what I do know for sure is that life is an adventure that we write with our thoughts, actions and words. I am living the greatest adventure of my life; Life. So no matter what I do, no matter where I go, much like Peter Pan the greatest adventure is now, in this moment always.

Thank you everyone who has been there on my journey with me, I love you and may you always keep a little bit of Disney spirit in your heart.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


What's The Story: The long-haired Princess Rapunzel is kidnapped as a small child for the power of her magical hair. She has spent her entire life in a tower, but gets curious about the floating lanterns that fly every year on her birthday. She ventures out with the wanted man, Flynn, to experience the lanterns for herself.

Memorable Quote:
Rapunzel: I've been looking out of a window for eighteen years, dreaming about what I might feel like when those lights rise in the sky. What if it's not everything I dreamed it would be?
Flynn Rider: It will be.
Rapunzel: And what if it is? What do I do then?
Flynn Rider: Well,that's the good part I guess. You get to go find a new dream.

Its good to have a dream
Everyone has dreams
some people will do anything to appear young

Main Challenges:
Be a mime
Sing to my hair

Carefree and controlled, friendly, industrious,

Find a new dream

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Digging for Dinosaurs

If you think you know me, this may come as a surprise, just when you thought I couldn't get geekier. I love dinosaurs. One of my dream careers was to become a paleontologist, I squeal when I see a fossil of a dinosaur like most girls do when they see a shoe sale. For a time I even had a collection of fossils dating back to the Devonian period, I know what you're thinking, she's a catch.

Dinosaur is a beautiful movie, I love that it shows the meteor impact, and that they showed a lot of different species of Dinosaurs that normally do not get featured. Honestly, how many times can we watch a T-Rex terrorize unsuspecting

I challenged myself to research Dinosaurs, I know that it sounds a little lame since obviously, I have read a book or two about them, however, what I chose to research was something that often made me scratch my head. How do we know that dinosaurs roar. I have often over the years wondered about this yet not enough to put any real research into it.

Here is the answer as I understand it. Not all dinosaurs made noises, some like the
The way paleontologists figure out if dinos made noises, is the shape of their skulls dinos with large sinuses, much like animals of today tend to be noisy. Some dinos have been found with the hyoid bone in the throat, the bone that allows us, as well as many modern animals, to articulate sounds.

Paleontologists seem to agree that Hollywood makes dinosaurs a little more “Chatty” than what they most likely would have been in real life. Chances are, dinos would have sounded more like moose, elephants, buffalos, not the roaring beasts that we hear on the big screen. It seems silly to think that a dinosaur would have roared to announce that it was hunting, or hiding. Like modern day animals they would have made the call of the wild for more prudent animal reasons like mating, delineating territory, and to give a good old fashioned “Back off!” shout to enemies.

A little note about my walk about. Just so that you know walking around in a big dinosaur costume in the middle of the winter is not as easy as you would think. Sure I was warm enough but I was a little terrified that I would fall on my big dino tail. Image what a spectacle that would have been. I shortened my walk to visit 4 of my regular places.

Dinosaur - pictures

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Jungle Book Pictures


What's The Story:
An orphaned dinosaur is raised by lemurs has to go on a long trek to find a new safe place to live after his island is destroyed by a meteor shower.

Memorable Quote:

its not about fate its about choices we make
a heard is only as good as the weakest link
learn to share
you should help others
if you have the same goals you should work together

Main Challenges:
Research Dinosaurs
Help someone

Helpful, loyal, friendly

Work together with someone on something

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