Happy Friday: The Only Right Thing To Do

TAKE US WITH YOU, WERNER HERZOG!

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn’s Disney Loyalties Are Tested

The rather mundane element is this: I am going to a conference in August. This is my fourth year attending said conference, and while it is not without elements of fun (or not; I’m looking at you, San Francisco), the trip is not in and of itself something to get all worked up over.

Only the exciting element is this: this year it’s in… wait for it… ORLANDO, FLORIDA.

I’m not so lucky that the conference is on Disney property, and I’ll of course spend most of my time at, y’know, the actual conference, but still – there will be some free time, so it’s time for a piecemeal Disney trip with hotel expenses paid, right?

Well… maybe. Guys, I’m thinking of defecting.

Not permanently! NEVER permanently. Disney parks are hands down my favorite ever, and I’ve been to lots of others. But here are some thoughts:

  • I am not a huge Harry Potter fan, but I’ve been to the original Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Universal Studios Florida and it was a pretty awesome experience.
  • I am therefore curious about the new Diagon Alley portion. I hear great things about the Hogwarts Express and the Gringotts ride. 
  • The hotel where I’m staying is equidistant from Disney and Universal…
  • …except on the final night, when the wrap-up party takes place at the Hard Rock Cafe Orlando. There’s only one of those, right? The one at Universal. I could totally skip some of the party for some butterbeer action.

I dunno, guys. I <3 Disney SO MUCH, but I’m leaning toward snapping up a Universal ticket and doing the Harry Potter thing this time around. It kinda feels like a gimme, y’know? I’ll mostly be attending conference sessions and I won’t have a ton of time at any park. It being such an afterthought, why not make that afterthought Universal?

Thoughts? Am I a terrible turncoat here? DON’T WORRY WDW YOU’RE STILL MY FAVORITE I’LL SEE YOU IN NOVEMBER!!!

Jenn is running the 2015 Marine Corps Marathon for the Diabetes Action Team. Will you help her earn her bib while fighting diabetes? Click here to make your tax-deductible donation.

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us at fairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!

In Which Jenn Regroups With A New Goal

For awhile, there was the small but real possibility that I might be able to move to Orlando. Last week that hope was dashed.

So – what does one do in the wake of such a disappointment? Regroup, of course! First, I must remind myself that as much as I would die for year-round warmth and Walt Disney World proximity, there are good things about staying where I am. I like my current job. Moving is hard, especially over long distances. My friends are here (and are hereby not allowed to move anywhere without my permission). And, ever irreplaceable, my wonderful ballet studio community is here.

Therefore I am throwing myself into a new and different goal. My ballet teacher has asked all of us in the senior performance group to select and learn a variation (or brief solo piece). After some deliberation, I have selected the following:

I’m pretty strong en pointe – I mean, for an amateur anyway – and Ashton’s choreography is more artistic than technically difficult; I love the arms throughout. And who can say no to a score composed by Prokofiev? NO ONE CAN SAY NO TO PROKOFIEV. (Except for Soviet-era government officials but that’s something else entirely).

Anyway. Yeah. I shall erase past disappointments with a new triumph. And since everyone knows that personal blogs primarily exist for accountability, I can hardly not triumph. In May, I shall be the summer fairy from Cinderella. OR ELSE.

How do you erase past disappointments?

Don’t forget, you can follow us on Twitter @fairestrunofall. To see how our training is going, check out Jenn’s dailymile here and Moon’s dailymile here. If you have any questions for us, leave a comment or email us atfairestrunofall@gmail.comSee ya real soon!