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Happy Friday: Now Here Is A Riddle To Guess If You Can

My theory on Hunchback is that it was pitched as a joke, but then Menken wrote the gorgeous opening number “Bells of Notre Dame” and the execs were like WE LOVE IT MAKE THE MOVIE and the writers were like “…” Or this: Don’t forget, you can follow FRoA on Twitter @fairestrunofall and on Instagram @fairestrunofall. If you have any questions or thoughts, leave a comment or email fairestrunofall@gmail.com. See ya real soon!...

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In Which Jenn Is All About That DAK Area Background Music

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, say! Jenn hasn’t mentioned anything about what Disney background music she’s been listening to lately.  It’s cool. I saw you coming. Here’s how I’ve been easing the pangs of WDW homesickness:  You saw my news about staying at Kidani Village, right? When you stay at a new resort, it’s important to prepare yourself. I aim to ease my acclimation by carefully familiarizing myself with Kidani’s background loop. I’m hella jazzed about this new Disney resort adventure and have all sorts of activities planned for myself! This includes wandering across the way to Jambo...

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The Fairest Week In Review 4/18

So normally this would be the day I would come to you bashfully with the news that I had signed up for the WDW Marathon AGAIN because it is my one true love. But, once again, runDisney has mysteriously postponed registration. This one doesn’t have me as worried as I’ve never had trouble getting a bib, even when I put off the decision to run for months. But I AM curious as to why all the switcheroos lately.  Moving on to the workout log! Sunday | ran 13.2 miles outside in 2:20 My longest run since the Wrightsville Beach Marathon. This...

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In Which Jenn Needs Walt Disney World Music To Work Properly

A couple years ago I did a pair of posts about my favorite Walt Disney World background music. I find Disney background music to be incredibly soothing when at work in particular – it cheers me up and helps me focus. It’s been awhile, so I thought I’d check in with some of music loops I’ve been particularly enjoying lately, especially at work.  Let’s start with the Disney Springs background music loop. I’d heard several people mention they enjoyed it, but when I first took a listen, I was NOT into it. It’s basically Disney songs interpreted as smooth...

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Sleepy Cinderella

The Fairest Week In Review: 11/01

Remember that time I waxed rhapsodic about the incredible week of rest that comes after the completion of a marathon? Turns out it’s not nearly as satisfying when you’ve been resting due to injury for weeks anyway.  This workout log could’ve been so gleeful. But instead it’s this. Sunday | rest Monday | rest Tuesday | walked 2.16 miles outside in 35 minutes; 60 minute ballet class Wednesday | walked 2.62 miles outside in 45 minutes; 40 minutes ab and arm workout This tweaked my IT Band eeeeeeeeeeeeeever so slightly. Honestly, this thing is so SENSITIVE. Thursday | 60 minute ballet...

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Mary Poppins

In Which Jenn Notes Something Odd About “Jolly Holiday”

A truly great animated film transcends age, appealing to audiences of all ages. Of course, sometimes there are jokes aimed squarely adults that fly merrily over the kids’ heads, often sexual, political, or otherwise sly. When we go back and re-view the films of our childhoods, it’s not uncommon to have a couple OHHHHH moments. Patty-cake?! Here’s my favorite: in Mary Poppins, there’s an entire verse of the “Jolly Holiday” song dedicated to the fact that unlike many men, you can totally trust Bert not to rape you. Let’s break it down. Mary Poppins sings: Oh, it’s a jolly...

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Rhapsody in Blue

In Which Jenn Is Way Into Fantasia 2000’s Rhapsody in Blue

Did you wake up this morning and immediately think to yourself, “Gosh, I sure wish I knew more about the ‘Rhapsody in Blue’ segment of Disney’s Fantasia 2000“? Then do I have a post for you! It is over a decade in the making, on account of because it isn’t really a blog post. Rather it is a project I did in college for my History of Jazz class. I took this class because I was pursuing a minor in music but, given the small nature of my school, there were very few credit options available in a given...

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