runDisney expo

In Which Jenn Identifies A Gap In The runDisney Expo Market

The Wilmington Marathon isn’t, say, runDisney or Marine Corps Marathon big, with fancy sponsors and thousands of participants. But it’s gotten big enough to have its expo in a convention hall, which is where I found myself for bib pickup the day before the race. There was all the usual stuff – official race merch, running store and athletic store booths, local businesses – and one thing more: discounted old race gear. Not for the current race, of course, but the organization puts on multiple events per year and was selling some leftover stuff from races past for, I kid...

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Minnie ears

In Which Jenn Saw Those Yellow Minnie Ears Coming

Hey, guys, I’m psychic! That’s right – I asked the universe for yellow ears and BAM! Two weeks later, Disney serves ’em up. Clearly I am a person of taste with my finger on the pulse of fashion trends. Disney Dandy powers, arise! Anyway, there’s a new pair of ears I want. Initially I was disappointed by the lack of sequins, but I’m really coming around on the velvet. Hmmm. Let’s see if I can pull this off again, shall we? What’ll be the next color trends to emerge from the hit-and-miss minds of Disney merchandising execs? Let’s do a trifecta...

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Figment and Dreamfinder

In Which Jenn Digs Up Vintage Figment Merch

What is it with my parents and hiding amazing vintage Walt Disney World souvenir banks from me?!  Back in the end of May there was a pretty serious series of rainstorms in my area, which brought flooding with it. My parents, in their place in NC at the time, were concerned about the state of the basement in their Maryland house, so they called me up and asked me to drive over and have a look. There I am, stomping around the basement looking for puddles, my cell phone flashlight on because the bulb in the hanging light has...

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Figment and Dreamfinder

In Which Jenn Gets By With A Little Help From Her WDW Friends

From the moment I laid eyes on it, I knew the limited edition Epcot Food & Wine Festival ears needed to be mine. Only one problem: I’m not going to the festival this year. No problem, though! Lately Disney’s been putting 95% of parks merchandise on the Shop Disney Parks app. There isn’t much that can’t be had through the app, and the initial blog post revealing the merch promised most of it would be available. So you can imagine my chagrin when I searched for the ears and saw this:    LAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAME. Of course there’s always eBay and such,...

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Doctor Who run

The Fairest Week In Review: 10/28

JENN: Did you run last week? MOON: Almost every dayyyyy! JENN: Yes! Good runs? MOON: Not too bad! They’ll get better! But this is nothing. Someone ran another marathon! This is so much cooler to talk about. JENN: Haha, yeah, I’ll do a recap later, but: 3 seconds faster than last year! STAGNANT. I mean, there were some mitigating circumstances I’ll talk about later this week, but I have work to do. MOON: Hahahaha, at least it was 3 seconds faster instead of slower. 😀 JENN: There is that! I also performed a Line Marathon: the expo merchandise line took 40 minutes to traverse. But wait...

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Cinderella Castle

In Which Jenn Receives A WDW Gift

Hey, remember that time I helped my boss plan her Walt Disney World vacation? And she invented WWJGD? Well, she’s tragically not my boss anymore, but I did have breakfast with her last week and she brought me back a present from the trip! How awesome is this travel mug? I love the Mary Blair-esque design. I don’t generally drink coffee unless I’m at a latte-producing coffee shop, but this’ll be perfect if I ever want to build myself a yogurt parfait to go. But most of all, I love that I earned it by telling my boss which...

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