Thursday, May 31, 2012

Adulthood sucks. I want to be a kid again.

I know, I know, I promised Disneyland pictures. And perhaps eventually I'll get to them. But for now I am pouting. I've been pouting all week. I'll probably pout for a while.

Being in Disneyland and with my little brother and his incredibly awesome family (seriously, cutest baby boys in the whole freaking world) was so wonderful that it's really hard to come back to this joke that I call my life.

Most times when you go on a vacation you have something to look forward to when you return (ie sleeping in your own bed, seeing friends, etc). I have none of that. Also being at work this week has really bummed me out on life. What kid thinks, "When I grow up I want to be a registrar in the ER."?

answer: none.

I wish I had some kind of goal to work toward. Someone at work asked me what was next for me after this job. When I said, "this is it." She looked at me and said, "Really? This is the dream?"

Uhhh... I guess.

I'm ever so grateful to have a job. I know all too well what it's like to be without one. And I like what I do. But it's no dream job, that's for sure. I don't have a dream job. Well, to be a Disney performer, but we all know that that is not going to happen no matter which direction life takes me. Don't pretend pep talks. I know it's true as do you.

I was reading a friend's blog and the question she posed to herself was "What would you go back and tell your 16 year old self?" I would tell teen aged me to set a goal. A real goal. Get interested in something and have passion about it. I would tell me that thinking the only thing in life was to be a wife and mother is not a viable option. For me. Even now that I'm well past the expected age of all that, I don't think it would have suited me. I have too short an attention span and I think I would have gotten bored quickly.

I could always go back to school. But for what? I have no idea what I want to do with life. I am smart enough to do anything. I am a good student when I'm interested. But I don't know what to do. I'm not interested in the the clinical side of the medical field. I'm already close enough to the gore as it is. I'm not one to put my hands directly in it. Bleh. Nor do I have the attention span for legalese. I'm not an athlete and it's too late to join NASA (bahahaha). I've only ridden a horse once so I can't really be a cowgirl. And running for president is pretty much out of the question. Not that it's a job I'd want. I don't have the public persona for that nonsense. They have to try to please too many people. I say what I think and I don't care what others make of it.

I used to say I wanted to grow up to be a writer. But for my own selfish and self destructive reasons I haven't written anything (besides this mind numbingly boring blog and journal entries) in years. I don't think I have the patience or the artistic ability to be a truly exceptional cake decorator. I'll only ever be mediocre at best.

I know, I know, It's all in my attitude. It also doesn't help that I don't like Salt Lake. I thought living here would be awesome. But I've been here nine months and I still don't have even a sniff of a life. It's my own fault, I know. But being in a lame-o ward and having no friends doesn't help.

By the way, the word "I" appears 60 times in this blog. And that is not counting all the "me" and "my"s
How self centered is Bakeshow? on a scale from one to ten? a 93.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Vacation's over

After this amazing vacation- this probably hits a little closer to home than I would like!

Thanks for checking in of the Disney vacation countdown celebration with me!!! I'll write real blogs and post pictures soon!

Back to reality.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Destination Disney: The Nifty Ninetys

This is one of my all time favorite Mickey Mouse cartoons.

I will probably have this song stuck in my head for at least a week now.

Two things. I wish entertainment was like vaudeville. Good times, good times. Also- check out Minnie's bustle. Yowza!

Friday, May 25, 2012

Destination Disney: Mickey's Rival

Did you know that Mickey was orginally named Mortimer but Mrs Disney didn't care for the name so it was changed. Isn't that crazy?  Makes you wonder if he would have been as successful.

Never a dull moment!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Destination Disney: Thru the Mirror

This one is is extra significant to me because I recently finisned The Looking Glass Wars, a series loosley based off Alice in Wonderland- that would have you believe Alice in Wonderland is loosley based off of them.

Did you follow that? Aw, skip it.  Watch the cartoon instead.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Destination Disney: Magician Mickey

This bit of magic takes me back as far as I can remember. It always reminds me of Bedknobs and Broomsticks...

I wonder if it was the short they played before it on the video.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Destination Disney: The Band Concert

This one was influential in my love of classical music. It's just fun when you hear a classical song and recognize it from somewhere else.

Also, it was the first Mickey cartoon done in color!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Destination Disney: The Brave Little Tailor

This one is an absolute must on my list.

Did you know this one was nominated for an Oscar as the best animated short? But it lost to Ferdinand the Bull. Me either. I had to look that up.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Destination Disney: The Little Whirlwind

Today is the day! We're going to Downtown Disney tonight and the parks the rest of the week! To show you how much I wish you were here, I'll continue with the cartoons! (you lucky devils)

So all this week I'll dedicate to the Mouse. The Mouse who started it all.

This is a perfect example of why I don't do yardwork.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Countdown: Camping Trip

One more day!

I just smiled with glee when I found this one! I haven't seen this one in a hundred zillion years!

Hopefully our trip goes a little more smoothly. :)

Friday, May 18, 2012

Countdown: Tire Trouble

Two more days!

I hope I'm not casting bad Karma on our trip. I'm praying that these cartoons will be the closest we'll get to bad travel mishaps!

Will you please pay attention to the fact that one of his patches is a plunger head? bahahahahah!!!! I love Disney sense of humor!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Countdown: Two Weeks Vacation

Three days to Disneyland!

Today is the day!!! Today is the day! It's finally here!!! I'm on my way to see Goofy!!!

We have something in common- This is what my day before vacation was like! Vacation brain!!!!
And because today is the much anticipated day that  we hit the Open Road- here's a little bonus treat for you!

My brother Travis and I have a bond over this movie- so you better believe we will be singing this song today! His wife will be sooooo sick of us by the end of this trip. :)

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Countdown: Hello Aloha

Four more days!

Anticipating vacation is half the fun. Well... maybe only a quarter of the fun.

But I've had vacation brain for a while now- so I know how he feels.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Countdown: Hawaiian Holiday

Five more days!

We're not going all the way to Hawaii (that's a really long, wet drive) but we'll be heading to the Enchanted Tiki room- so this one is still appropriate!

Plus, almost any vacation is a vacation worth looking forward to. And mine most definitely is!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Countdown: Donald's Vacation

Six more days!

So this week I'm going to try to find things that have to with getting away from it all.

Here's hopin' things go according to plan.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Countdown: Lambert the Sheepish Lion

Seven more days!

I thought this was a cute Mother's Day-ish cartoon.

I sing this song to myself all the time. All. The. Time.

I love the look on his face when he says "Mama!"

Happy Mother's Day, Mama!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Countdown: Boat Builders

Eight more days!

Macy requested this one.

I almost wish I had started this countdown sooner. There are so many good Mickey, Donald, Goofy cartoons and I haven't been able to do them justice.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Countdown: Crazy over Daisy

Nine more days!

I think I say every time that this is my favorite.  I just think Donald is so cute in this one.

And he is not the instigator. Those rotten chipmunks picked the fight! (they usually do)

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Countdown: First Aiders

Ten more days!

First aide is always a good thing to learn.

Disney cartoons can be so educational! Sorry about the foreign language subtitles.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Countdown: Little Toot

11 more days!

If you haven't seen this one then you were never a child.

I adore the Andrews Sisters.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Countdown: How to Swim

12 more days!

Another from the Goofy "How to" series.

Plus it's good practice for my upcoming vacation. I'm sure at least once I'll hit a pool.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Countdown: All the Cats Join In

13 more days!

I'm not a *huge* fan of jazz- but I do like the big band kind. I've always loved this cartoon.

I wish someone would come around with a giant eraser and erase my huge butt! :)

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Countdown: Mickey's Circus

14 more days!

Poor Donald

He brings it on himself half the time though.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Countdown: Pecos Bill

15 more days!

Hungrier than a woodpecker with a headache? Here's another American legend for you.

Also, if you go back and watch yesterdays cartoon, you'll see a clip from this one!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Countown Donald's Diary

16 more days!

This one always made me laugh.

It gives one good reasons to be happy to be single.

Also, It reminds me of that one episode of Glee where Becky (the Down Syndrome Cheerio) is narrating and she says "In my head I sound like the Queen."

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Countdown: How to Dance

17 more days!

I love the Goofy "How To" Series.

If only it were that easy. Kinda reminds me of Institute dances. Hahaha!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Countdown: Flowers and Trees

18 more days!

This is the first ever cartoon done in color.

It was also the first to win Walt an Oscar for a cartoon short.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Countdown: Johnny Appleseed

19 more days!

Another one of the great representations of American Folklore.

I think this teaches a great lesson! and you just don't get good moral cartoons liket his anymore. All it takes is faith, courage and a level head.

And can I just say that Dennis Day is one of my alllllllllll time favorite Tenors?