Reasons

Hello Steffibuns!

So I know you probably hate Disney right now – for very legitimate reasons. I honestly thought it was a joke – or at least not real – when you told me that they are getting rid of Tower. But that is not to say I don’t want to go this year. Because I think we should. And here are the reasons why:

  1. We need another lazy Disney day. I know we can’t ride the train or watch Aladdin the whole time, but we can sit on Main Street with ice cream.
  2. We could take over Astro Blasters again.
  3. We could ride Casey Jr over and over again and pretend that we’re on the real train.
  4. PICKLES.
  5. We could ride Tower one more time; yell Hogwarts and scream too early one more time.
  6. The goat.
  7. We COULD watch the wonderful world of caaaah-lahhhhh!
  8. I’d say Pokemon hunting, but you don’t play. But I’ll say it anyway. Pokemon hunting.
  9. The smell of Pirates.
  10. Going one year without going to Disneyland with you is something that’s never happened since 2009. I don’t know about you, but I’m not a quitter.

That being said, we will be in Tokyo Disney this year so we couldn’t beat ourselves up too much about not going. 

Reading update: SHAME. I need to read twice as hard this week!

Shopping Spree : A Saga

Hello Bean,

First – let’s just talk about how miserable I am at posting. Very. But my lovely and wonderful and perfect Bean has allowed me to post twice this week so I don’t get punished. Yay!

Second – I’ve been very bad lately. I’ve bought a lot of stuff. So I’m going to show it to you in a way to try and justify it in my head.

Third – I went to LA/Orange this past weekend to see the Little Mermaid at the Hollywood Bowl. Unfortunately, I got sick and couldn’t go. But – I did get to go and do a lot of other fun things and otherwise had a very restful, lovely weekend.

SO since I’m trying to butter you up, Keddahbean, here is what I got from Downtown Disney!

A Friendly Ghost, Baloo and Bagheera! (Bagheera is for you <3)

Lollipop for Brenda’s son, Hatbox Ghost Pin and an Up Pin

I hope you enjoyed this little Disney Haul!

❤ See you Saturday!

PS THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! I just figured out that we will be in JAPAN ON OUR FRIENDVERSARY. AND WHAT IS LIFE. Also, instead of a honeymoon this trip is going to be a pollensunrise. Alison created this and I love it the most. THE END.

Disney Surveys (WITH GIFS) and Excitement

Hi Keddah,

First order of business – I’M SEEING YOU THIS WEEKEND. We have not seen each other in a VERY LONG TIME LIKE MY WEDDING LONG TIME AND I’M SO EXCITED. And we get to go wedding dress shopping for our Jamie Money!

This may or may happen when I see you. Why is Ben accurately portraying Andrew in this scene?

Second, I’m on page 232 of The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. It’s good. It’s very predictable, it’s very sweet. It’s about the Not Pretty Bookish Girl™ who moves to a Podunk Town™ and meets a Handsome But Distant And Very Attractive Guy™. It’s not a book that’s going to change your life, but it’s a good, predictable chick lit and there’s something nice about that. I haven’t read one of these in a while and I forgot how nice they can be.

Third, I FOUND A DISNEY SURVEY THAT I DID TODAY IN 2009 AND HERE IT IS. I’ve edited my answers below each of Baby Steffi’s answers.

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My Life Looks Like This

Happy Tuesday Steffi! I know you are not feeling well and this is a most inopportune time to have tiny chickens in your brain, but it could be worse! At least you have 9 whole days to get better.

I don’t have anything prepared for today, but I thought you’d like some pictures from the past couple of weeks of my life.

We went to Tucson Comicon and I looked like this:
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We met Kiba the cosplaying corgi and she looked like this:
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Ludo graduated puppy school and he looked like this:
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Our friend Kim goes to class also with her dog, Mason. He looks like this:
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(PS Mason no longer has balls and he looks like this:)
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Grayson took me to a Bengals game and we looked like this:
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Our view of the field looked like this:
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Next week we will look like this:
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PS You still have to do your 1/2 punishment. I love you BYE!

Best Disney Owls

Steffi, it’s finally here. My TOP 5 DISNEY OWLS! I can barely handle this post.

Number 5. Pocahontas owls
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Number 4. Professor Owl
Look how smart this little guy is with his suit!

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Number 3. Archimedes
He gets fluffy-flustered! He’s definitely the cutest Disney owl.
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Number 2. Big Mama
She’s so BIG. And fluffy. HOO doesn’t want a hug from Big Mama?
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He was number one! …FRIEND OWL!
Easily the most adorably cranky and weird, Friend Owl from Bambi is my favorite. He is described on the Disney Wiki as: ‘While incredibly cheerful most of the time, Friend Owl is better known for his mildly grumpy attitude. He strongly dislikes the Springtime because animals tend to become twitterpated during that time of the year.’
Here is an excellent video compiling his owly-ness.

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I CAN’T EVEN.

Kara’s Disney Questionnaire

Happy 60th Birthday Disneyland!

In honor of Disneyland’s 60th birthday, Steffi and I created a questionnaire about our favorite Disney Animated features. The rules are: No repeats, no live action and gifs must be included! We hope you enjoy and thanks again, Disneyland, for being our home. 60 is going to be a good year.

On to the questionnaire!

Walt Era Favorite (1937-1970): The Jungle Book
I grew up watching this movie so many times with my brother. I watched this instead of Cinderella, Pinocchio, and Peter Pan; none of which I had seen up until 5 years ago. It’s no surprise then that me and Steffi bonded so hard over Wanna Be Like You on so many car rides.
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Honorable mention: Mary Poppins (there’s animation in it :P)

Lost Years Favorite (1971-1988): Brave Little Toaster
Oh gosh it’s so close between Brave Little Toaster and The Rescuers; though Escape to Witch Mountain was certainly a gem, but that’s live action. I really don’t know which I watched more as a child. I’ll go with Brave Little Toaster. I loved the characters, except the air conditioner, and the premise was so imaginative.
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Disney Revival Favorite: (1989-2000): Aladdin
This one changes a lot but, Aladdin. The Genie and the score just make it.
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Obvious honorable mentions are obvious.

Present Disney Favorite: (2001-now): Wreck-It-Ralph
This is currently the last Disney movie to give me Disney feels. It was absolutely robbed of its Oscar that year.
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Honorable mentions to Finding Nemo, Up, and Meet the Robinsons.

Favorite Animation: 3D digital
Specifically Wall-E. Just gorgeous.
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Favorite Score: Tarzan
Hands down, Tarzan. SON OF MAN. Trash the Camp. Phil Collins.
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Oops how did that get in there.
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Honorable mention to Tangled. Kingdom dance gives me hope. I even made up a flag routine for it. Don’t judge me.

Favorite “Make ya’ laugh”: The Emperor’s New Groove
I watched this almost every day in the summer during middle school. I know the entire film by heart and yes, I will quote the entire thing while watching it. The comedic timing, I can’t deal.
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There in no honorable mention.

Favorite “Make ya’ cry”: The Fox and the Hound
I avoided a lot of sad movies when I was younger. I didn’t even enjoy watching The Lion King. For some reason, I was okay with The Fox and the Hound. Maybe because of Big Mama. Or Dinky & Boomer. Or Squeaks.
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Honorable mention to Toy Story 3.

Favorite Love Story: Wall-E & Eve
I have a hard time with taking this one too seriously. But no one can deny these two are the cutest.
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Favorite Friendship: Marlin & Dory
I would seriously put Ralph & Vanellope here but I already used Wreck-It-Ralph. Top shelf!
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But Marlin & Dory because there’s hilarious frustration, stupid sillyness, adventure, and love.
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Major honorable mention to Baloo & Bagheera because that is Steffi & I. We almost named our blog after them. Almost.
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Favorite Siblings: Lilo & Nani
They. Are. Perfect.
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Favorite Pixar: Toy Story
Definitely a childhood fave and classic, there is truly no way I could put anything else in the top spot.
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Honorable mentions to Up, Finding Nemo and A Bug’s Life.

Favorite Pixar Short: Geri’s Game
It’s hard to go with any other when Geri’s game exists.
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Honorable mention to Partly Cloudy and For the Birds.

Favorite Disney Short: Feast
This one made Grayson tear up. Instant fave.
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Most Quoteable: Hercules
There was a time when this was playing on repeat for 2 months in Steffi & I’s apartment. Needless to say we quote it all the time.
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Disney Tattoo Ideas: Baby Simba
Me and Steffi had this great idea years ago and I still haven’t let it go.
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Steffi’s Disney Questionnaire

Happy 60th Birthday Disneyland!

In honor of Disneyland’s 60th birthday, Kara and I created a questionnaire about our favorite Disney Animated features. The rules are: No repeats, no live action and gifs must be included! We hope you enjoy and thanks again, Disneyland, for being our home. 60 is going to be a good year.

On to the questionnaire!

Walt Era Favorite (1937-1970): Cinderella

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Cinderella, for so many reasons. Lucifer, the fact that Cinderella single-handedly saved the Disney corp and allowed for them to begin building Disneyland, and more. The animation is stunning. The music is iconic. And Lucifer.

Honorable Mention to Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book and The Aristocats. I feel like I’m ripping my soul out to not include you all.

Lost Years Favorite (1971-1988): The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh.

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Pooh Bear is my body positive goddess. Also, I love the stories; I love the history; I love its childlike atmosphere. It’s just a story that makes you happy.

Honorable Mention to Oliver and Company

Disney Revival Favorite: (1989-2000): Goofy Movie

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I’m having the hardest time with this section. I fully believe Hunchback deserves this spot but there is no other film that belongs in the favorite score section. Disney Revival films happen to fall in my least watched movies, and it’s not because they’re not amazing, it’s just because they’re so much. They have so much of everything going on.

Fuck it. I’m going Goofy Movie. This movie is the goddamn shit.

Honorable Mentions obviously to Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Little Mermaid, Lion King, Tarzan, and Mulan. You all deserve this spot but none of you have Powerline.

Present Disney Favorite: (2001-2010): Tangled

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I’m struggling a lot with my runner up, but Tangled. This is the most expertly crafted Disney film that I’ve seen come out of the Disney company in a long time. The characters are so fully and wonderfully developed, the score is delightful (a million stars to Kingdom Dance), and the lantern scene. Every single time I watch the lantern scene I cry because I fully believe with all of my heart that Walt would have been blown away by that scene; that everything Disney Animation has crafted was a build up to make that breathtaking scene. Watching it makes me proud to be a Disney fan. Animation at its absolute finest; it is untouchable.

Honorable mention to The Princess and the Frog (which was my runner up), Lilo and Stitch, Wreck it Ralph and Big Hero 6.

Favorite Animation: Cel Animation (Like Aristocats and 101 Dalmatians)

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I love being able to see the sketch marks within the drawings. I love the scenery and how the animated characters flow within it. I think it’s so detailed and yet… raw at the same time. I think there’s so much passion in it.

Honorable mention to 2d computer animation and 2d hand drawn.

Favorite Score: Hunchback of Notre Dame

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There are no words for this incredible soundtrack. This movie, score, story is Disney Renaissance at its finest. And this movie is so overlooked. Which is horrific. Go watch it, go listen to it, find perfection.

THERE IS NO HONORABLE MENTION.

Favorite “Make ya’ laugh”: Lilo and Stitch

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How did this get here?

I’m having a hard time with this one too. There are so many Disney movies that I go to for the lulz. But Lilo and Stitch is one of my favorite Disney movies for more reason than it being hilarious. It reminds me of my childhood spent in Hawaii, it’s quirky and weird, and Lilo is character perfection. I CAN’T FEED PUDGE TUNA. DO YOU KNOW WHAT TUNA IS??? ITS FISH.

Honorable mention to Emperors New Groove, Brother Bear, Aladdin, Hercules and Monsters U.

Favorite “Make ya’ cry”: Meet the Robinsons

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I’m choosing Meet the Robinsons because Up and Tangled are already being used in different categories and I will not speak of The Fox and the Hound in any favorites ever.

Meet the Robinsons is a delightful movie and is the first movie that gave me a spark of hope for Disney Animation after Brother Bear. I really thought that Pixar was going to take over and Meet the Robinsons was such a breath of fresh air. It was similar to Pixar films in the animation style, of course, but it had deep Disney roots and the last couple of scenes never fail to make me weep. Seeing Walt’s famous Keep Moving Forward quote at the end does me in.

Honorable mentions already mentioned.

Favorite Love Story: Ellie and Carl, Up

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How could I not choose Carl and Ellie? Carl and Ellie’s love story is the one Andrew and I relate to most. When we first started dating, I called Andrew Mr. Fredricksen. I hope with all my heart that we have a love story like theirs.

No honorable mentions; there is no competition.

Favorite Friendship: Baloo and Bagheera, Jungle Book

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Looks about right.

Again, this one is my favorite for personal reasons. Kara and I found our friendship in Baloo and Bagheera. She follows the rules, I like to sleep.

This one gets honorable mentions though: Pascal and Rapunzel, Tangled. Pain and Panic, Hercules. Timon and Pumba, Lion King. Archimedes and Merlin, Sword in the Stone.

Favorite Siblings: Rutt and Tuke, Brother Bear

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Sass Masters

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They’re Canadian Meese. There isn’t anything else I can say.

Not even an ounce of competition.

Favorite Pixar: Ratatouille

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I couldn’t decide so ALL THE GIFS.

Favorite Pixar score, favorite Pixar setting, favorite Pixar story line, AND IT’S ABOUT FOOD. The score… it’s just. Just. The whole movie has such a traditional Disney vibe. It feels passionate and wonderful.

Honorable mentions to Brave and Up.

Favorite Pixar Short: Presto

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Magic and vindictive bunnies. Forget the old man playing chess, this is the greatest Pixar short of all time. It is also the most hilarious.

Favorite Disney Short: Paper Man

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Paperman was innovative, funny, sweet, beautiful and every other positive attribute there is. The animation style was just insane. It was glowy and passionate and there wasn’t even any dialog! Just incredible.

Most Quotable: Hercules

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I OWN YOU!

Easy. Hercules. Kara and I have spent hours quoting this film back and forth to each other.

Honorable mention to Lilo and Stitch.

Disney Tattoo Ideas: Paperman or Princess and the Frog

I really want to get the paper airplane from Paperman, but if I go to New Orleans, I’m getting a voodoo doll.

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THE CHUBBY ONE I MEAN COME ON.

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Favorites!

Kara,

I need to tell you some of my favorite things. Please, after I announce  every favorite, do Grace’s CANYOUSEEAT?!?!

1) Disney Movie Club

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Two shelves baby yea.

This girl has an impressive collection of Disney Movies. I owe that to Disney Movie Club. When you sign up, you get 5 movies in your preferred format (I pick Blu-ray now that it’s available) for $1 a piece! When you sign up for DMC, you agree to purchase 4 movies at regular club prices in 24 months. I do that ANYWAY so it’s no thang. And “regular club prices” often means discounted preorders. Uh-hum-yes. I’ve participated in it 3 times now and I lurve it. Once your commitment is complete, you can cancel and do the program again! If you want to sign up you can go to disneymovieclub.com – and make sure you check out Retail Me Not for the promo code to get 5 movies at $1 instead of 4.

2) Shower caps

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Why did I live my life letting my hair get all stupid and kinky from the steam of a shower or bath? Team filthy hair!

3) This Video:

Mamrie is one of my favorite humans and this video, I’m unashamed to tell you, made me laugh so hard I peed myself. I was in my bed, the cheese part came up, and I had to waddle myself to the bathroom trying not to drip. Just watch it.

4) This Book:

Let’s Pretend This Never Happened

I read Mamrie’s book, You Deserve a Drink, and it was really great, really really great, but the whole time I was wishing it was as good as the best humor/memoir I’ve ever read, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened. I laughed so hard I cried when reading this book. I probably peed myself (side note: I should probably get better control over my bladder). Everyone should read this book. Everyone. It will make you feel very normal.

To the furthest star and back!
PS You owe me a half punishment. In the next month, you have to go to a yoga class (or do an hour long yoga sesh in your room) twice in one week! Hashbrown friendshelpingfriends

Tsum Tsum Tuesday!

Hi Steffi it’s Tsum Tsum Tuesday!

Next month’s tsums have been announced! I cannot wait to see this movie, look at the cute!

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There’s also a #tsumtsumsunday tag on instagram that I think we should take part in.

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I got Grayson and his friend to start playing the game and we’ve all been doing really well since we send each other so many hearts and we play constantly. Once we all bought a premium tsum, earning coins got easier and we each buy one every few days or so. Anna is still my go to because she earns mad coins, but I’m loving all the different abilities the premiums have. White Rabbit stops time, Perry takes out big chunks of tsums, Marie makes 3 bubbles appear, and Sebastian & Bambi make a random number of tsums disappear but they have their own cool animations.

I completed my first bingo card and got the second one. It’s way harder! Once it’s completed you get an Oswald tsum! The missions are so random though — get so many points with a tsum with floppy ears, use a blue tsum to get such and such score, use a time-stopping ability so many times. It’s going to take a while but I want that Oswald!

Here’s a hack we figured out while playing: If you are just about to activate your tsum’s special ability and you’ve just connected a bunch of them, tap the tsum as soon as it fills up (while the long chain is being counted) and the remaining tsums will count towards the next ability!

If anyone wants to friend me, add @acheeringcharm on the Line app!

Steffi, I’ll see you on Friday. Not literally, but I look forward to seeing your post!

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