Festival of the Lion King

The Fairest Trip Report of All: 12/04/13

TRIP REPORT TIIIIIIIIIIME. I’m talking about this trip! ‘K, so, before I start, I want to note that I will be glossing over the food experiences. Don’t worry – after the trip report is all done I’ll be doing a food post. Maybe a couple! This trip report starts with me waking up at 2AM, because I am completely incapable of sleeping well the night before a flight. This night was no different, with the added spice of two text messages from Southwest: one saying that our flight had been postponed by an hour, and then one immediately following...

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Mickey camera

Photographic Memory: The Sherpas of Expedition Everest

JENN: Photographic Memory time! MOON: Okay! So, we’re going to discuss another of Jenn’s favorite photos. This one is… from Expedition Everest, right? JENN: Yup! It’s posted on the wall as you enter the final room in the queue. MOON: I was TERRIFIED the first time. At least there were amusing things on the walls to keep my mind off of IMPENDING DOOM. JENN: Oh, psh, eventually you got there. 🙂 Moon and I have a great fondness for Sherpas. MOON: Yes we do! JENN: Do you want to tell the O’Bryan story? MOON: How much of an orchestral...

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Treadmill

The Fairest Week in Review: 10/21

Last week I did something that will amaze some of you: I ran twenty miles for the first time. That’s not the amazing part. I did it on the treadmill. And what’s more, I didn’t hate it! In fact, I was perfectly cheerful about the whole thing; it wasn’t a hard slog at all. More on my treadmill strategy later this week! NOOOOOOOOOOOOO! (Source) Of course, what did turn out to be a hard slog would be my subsequent two runs of the week. Those twenty-milers kinda cook you a little, no? Anyone have any interesting advice or anecdotes...

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Festival of the Lion King

In Which Jenn Chooses Her Very Favorite Thing at WDW

It’s unthinkable. To name a favorite attraction at Walt Disney World is to name your favorite child. You’re not supposed to play favorites! It’s supposed to be an impossible choice! But I can. If asked, I can name my favorite thing at WDW. Go on, guess. Of all the rides, shows, and characters, what is my very favorite thing? I’ll give you a hint: if it had been discontinued in favor of the questionable Avatar land, it would have meant the end of true happiness as I understand it. Here, I’ll give you a bigger hint: Yes. It’s the...

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Harambe

In Which Jenn & Elizabeth Have the Best Day in Disney’s Animal Kingdom EVER!

JENN: Today I would like to introduce my fantastic pinch hitter, Elizabeth, another victim I have dragged to Walt Disney World on numerous occasions. ELIZABETH: Willing victim! What? No, Jenn didn’t take this photo in Epcot’s Norway pavilion. Liz just always wears that hat. JENN: Incidentally, she seems to have been conditioned from birth to act as my ideal traveling companion. She stays out late, gets up early, will ride just about anything, and – this is the most important one – WALKS FAST. ELIZABETH: It’s all because you have everything PLANNED, which I love. Planning sucks. JENN: See?...

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Roller coaster of emotion

The Jenn Method of Haranguing Moon Into Riding Roller Coasters

JENN: Okay, so today’s topic is one that is near and dear to my heart: The Jenn Method for Haranguing Moon Into Riding Roller Coasters. MOON: NO. JENN: YES. MOON: … Okay. JENN: Annnd that’s it! Thanks everybody for your time. Nothing a good punch in the face can’t cure. No, but seriously: First I would like us all to cast our minds back, back, back to 2008, and our very first WDW trip of the modern era. Moon has never been a roller coaster sort of person, but because WDW coasters tend to (mostly) be on the milder...

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Music notes

The Fairest Week in Review: 8/5

JENN:  Recap! How was your workout week? MOON:  I am sad now that most of my running is back indoors, but other than that my week was good! Nothing too big to report. How was yours? JENN: I did okay. I got all my mileage out of the way in an acceptable fashion but didn’t accomplish anything remarka – WAIT A MINUTE. Almost forgot because it was last Monday, but I did 13.1 miles in 2 hours 11 minutes. One minute away from my official goal! Six minutes from my unofficial pie in the sky goal. MOON: Yay! Congratulations!!...

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Mickey camera

Photographic Memory: Carnotaurus? You hardly know us!

First of all, the pun in the post title is entirely Jenn’s fault. Don’t blame Moon for that. It was out of her control. Anyway – welcome to the first post in our series Photographic Memory, in which we discuss… wait for it… the memories we have attached to photos from WDW. Sometimes the photo itself might not even be that good or high in quality (see below), but if we’ve got a story about it to share it’s fair game! This particular picture is from the on-ride photo taken of your Time Rover when being attacked by the...

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Emperor's New Groove ride

Squirtgun to Your Head: Favorite WDW Ride?

JENN: In my head I originally titled this series “Gun To Your Head,” the idea being that if someone were to hold a gun to your head and demand your favorite Disney ride and you can only say one with no caveats GO, what would you say? But that seemed needlessly violent, given the subject matter, so I vote we call it Squirtgun To Your Head. Much friendlier. So, ahem. I’m holding a squirtgun to your head. What is your favorite ride at Walt Disney World and why? MOON: SPACESHIP EARTH! History of western civilization narrated by Judi Dench....

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