Tuesday Tunes

I've been listening to a lot of oldies lately because I find no matter what the song is about, it always sounds happy because of the style of music. So here's a short playlist of some of my favourite songs from the 50s, 60s and early 70s because they are so darn catchy!

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oldies by megan soares on Grooveshark

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Instagram

The downside of having a ghetto phone and no wifi for my ipod touch means that a lot of my instagram photos don't actually make it on to my feed, so I thought I'd share a bunch on here!

-->> LIFE <<--
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1. Someone put soap in the fountain and bubbles were EVERYWHERE! (No it wasn't me)
2. My daily bus ride to work.
3. Playing Taboo at Games (The Canadians get together and play games every Monday)
4. My name tag and my leaving book (like a yearbook for all my friends to sign)

-->> WORK <<--
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1. CDS telling me to drop Greeter so I could pick up Kidcot. This was the worst day ever, I got called into work on my day off, and then extended an extra hour and 15 minutes.
2. Hanging out with my friends from France. We started a karaoke party in the break trailer.
3. Thank you person who wrote this on the kidcot table, I will NOT have a good day as I now have to scrub this permanent marker off the table.
4. The view from Greeter position.

-->> CREATIVITY <<--
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1. Went to Walmart to get craft supplies because I haven't done anything crafty in 6 months.
2. The result of my craftiness. Total cost: $2. WIN!
3. Creating a Duffy that looks like a Mexican attractions girl so we can play tag with guests
4. My epic Dragon Duffy that took 3 Duffy's to make. Then someone gave it away without telling me.

-->> THE BEACH <<--
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1. We were driving through these dark clouds the entire time which had us worried.
2. My bestie Amanda in the back seat with me.
3. Finally getting to the beach.
4. This is how the rest of my day looked... it was then followed by a horrible sunburn that makes it impossible to sit without being in pain.

-->> HOME <<--
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1. My bear plush from Brave. Cost me $5 at Cast Connections and he is the closest thing I have to my pups back home.
2. A menu from my favourite ice cream parlor; Beaches and Cream. I can't wait to have this in my 50s themed kitchen when I get my own house.
3. My wall of memories before I took it down to make my room look less cluttered.
4. Butter tarts I made for an international dinner with my friends where we all had to make food from our countries

-->> ME <<--
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1. Did you know that Justin Bieber, fellow Canadian, has his own section of cards at Walmart?! CRAZY. They even have lifesize ones. Creepy.
2. Playing dressup with my friend Allison's wigs. I kept calling myself a mermaid this night.
3. I'm contemplating going blonde... thoughts?
4. I caved and bought some heels. They were only $10 though so I didn't feel bad about it.

So that's been what my July & August look like! Only 5 months to go before I'm back in Canada, and all I keep thinking is where did the time go?!

I think it's time to start jam packing life with even more adventures! Gotta live it up before I go home!

♥ Megan

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Beauty & The Beat / Cinderfella

If you guys haven't seen these parodies by Todrick Hall then you really must! Everyone including my managers are always quoting Beauty and the Beat, and just recently I discovered Cinderfella.

Both of these videos are hilarious, so be sure to take 12 minutes out of your day to watch them! You'll get a good laugh.





♥ Megan

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Shark Week's 25th Anniversary!

That's right lovelies, not only is it my favourite week of all time, but it's a very special one as Discovery Channel is celebrating 25 years of Shark Week! Ah, I'm so pumped!

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If you missed yesterday's shows don't worry there are lots of awesome ones coming up! So be sure to keep your tvs permanently set to Discovery!

Here's what the rest of the week looks like:

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Sharkzilla at 9PM e/p

"Discovery is resurrecting the largest shark to ever swim in our oceans, a predator so fierce he could have bitten a T. rex in two: the mighty Megalodon. In response to questions raised by a Miocene era crime scene, a team of engineers and paleontologists work together to design and build this monster, to see just what he was capable of. "

Mythbusters Jawsome Shark Special at 10PM e/p

"This year marks the 25th anniversary of what has become a truly epic week in television — and no celebration would be complete without the MythBusters. Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman have put themselves in some pretty hair-raising scenarios to bust the biggest shark myths over the years, and now they count down their top 25 of all time"

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How Jaws Changed the World at 9PM e/p

"There are very few movies we can honestly say truly changed the world — but Jaws is one of them. In the aftermath of the film's release, great white sharks were vilified and killed, leading to their near-disappearance from the eastern seaboard. At the same time, public fascination with sharks led to a golden age of shark science that completely changed our view of the ocean and how it works."

Adrift: 47 Days With Sharks at 10PM e/p

"During a routine search and rescue mission over the Pacific in WWII, an American plane crashed into shark-infested waters. This is the inspiring true story of two war heroes — one an Olympian, one a pastor's son — who managed to survive a record-breaking 47 days at sea in a life raft."

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Shark Fight at 9PM e/p


"They've been through the ultimate nightmare: hand-to-jaw combat against the ocean's apex predators, losing limbs and barely escaping with their lives. Meet the Shark Survivors and hear their stories of resilience and triumph as they fight what they consider the ultimate battle: saving sharks and our oceans."

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Great White Highway at 9PM e/p

"Right outside the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco is home to some of the biggest great white sharks in the world... but only for part of the year. Teams of scientists from Stanford University's Hopkins Marine Station in Monterey Bay have spent years tagging and tracking these sharks to find out why they come here, why they leave and where they go when they do — out into the Pacific on the Great White Highway."

Shark Week's 25 Best Bites at 10PM e/p

"Shark Week celebrates its 25th anniversary with a jaw-dropping look back at the greatest breaches, brushes, and bites with the ocean's apex predator."

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Does anyone else love shark week as much as I do?!

♥ Megan

P.S. All info came directly off the Shark Week website, so be sure to check it out for more interesting stuff!

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Friday's Favourite Things

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( ♥ ) Canadian Olympic Diver Alexandre Despatie. He is pure perfection and the #1 reason why I watch the summer olympics every year... what a dreamboat!

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( ) this gorgeous instagram of Johanna Öst. I love her vintage style
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( ) this cute drawing by Gemma Correll. I love her sense of humour

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( ♥ ) this! One day at work the hem of my culottes came down and I had no safety pins to fix it. I panicked a little because I was not in proper Disney look so I quickly ran to the store where my friend in merchandise helped me staple my hem up. It was the best fix ever, and I may or may not still have my pants stapled instead of hemmed ^_^''

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( ) these boots! But it's WAY too hot to be wearing boots in Florida.

I hope you guys have a happy Friday! Be sure to eat some ice cream, that should brighten your day!

♥ Megan

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Friday's Favourite Things

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( ) This stunning photo from Kate O'Brien Creative. Look the colours match my layout!

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( ♥ ) This too true statement

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( ) These lovely ladies cosplaying as Avengers bunnies. Thor and Loki are my favourite.

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( ) Adi Nes' remarkable photos and story of growing up in Israel

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( ♥ ) this! "Now you're just somebody that I used to Gogh"

I hope you guys have a wonderful weekend!

♥ Megan

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Magic Moments

My life for the past 6 months has been nothing but Disney. When I'm not at work, then I'm at the parks. When I'm free to spend my 3 days off doing whatever I want, I choose to work at the Sounds like Summer concert series. My life has been non-stop action day in and day out and one of the main things my job requires me to do is make magic.

Sound cliche? I know. But we have something at work called Magical Moments where you take time out of your busy day, it can be 10 minutes or only a few seconds, but the goal is to make someone's day a little better, a little brighter, and a lot more magical. It can be anything from giving a child a Mickey sticker to having an entire attraction sing happy birthday to someone. It sounds silly, but seeing these strangers light up with smiles makes my job worth all the negativity that comes with it.

The part that really gets to me though is when our guests make magical moments for me without knowing it.

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My two most recent examples are these:

One day when I was working at the Lynyrd Skynyrd tribute concert I looked across the promenade (the main pathway all around the World Showcase) and what I saw made my heart melt. There, right in front of the American Adventure was a man and his wife slow dancing to Tuesday's Gone. One second they were chatting about everyday things and then as soon as the song started up he wrapped his arm around her waist and pulled her in to a tight embrace, cheek to cheek and they danced as if no one else existed but them. One might call me creepy, but I couldn't stop watching this older couple who were so in love with each other. He would kiss her on the forehead, or she would look at him and smile. Either way I was going "AAAAAAAWE" in my head the whole time and thinking to myself that this is what true love really looks like. How after so many years, two people could still be so in love with each other. It made my day.

My other magical moment happened only a few days ago and it was the most amazing memory I've had at Disney thus far. As I was greeting guests into our attraction I heard this small boy repeat over and over again "Star Wars Train! Star Wars Train!" My fellow cast mate and I looked at each other puzzled as to why the child kept saying that. We've had many guests think the entrance to our movie was a train station (how that is I don't know) but the fact that he kept saying Star Wars was what really confused us.

A few seconds later rotation was brought which meant I had to walk over the the Kidcot station to take up that position instead. As I was walking into the theatre behind the guests I could hear the little boy who was still repeating "Star Wars train! Star Wars train!" I jokingly made a comment saying "Star Wars is at Hollywood Studios buddy! This is our movie about Canada!" His dad then informed me that he had promised the boy that they would take the train to go ride Star Tours after they had finished visiting all the countries; and that Canada was their last country.

So I went over to the boy and knelt down so that I could be at his level when talking to him. I said "Hey! I hear you're really excited to be going to Star Wars! That's awesome because it's one of my favourite rides!" He smiled at me and when he saw that I had got down on my knee to talk to him he did the cutest thing ever and got on his knees to talk to me too. It was like our own secret conversation that no one could hear.

I then pointed to his Duffy bear (a colouring activity done at Kidcot) and told him how much I liked it and how proud I was that he had made it to all the countries! He waved it excitedly and thanked me but then mentioned that his Duffy was falling off the stick a bit. So of course I couldn't let that happen and I said "Well here's the deal, once you're done watching this movie I'm going to be sitting right outside at the table and when you come see me, I'm going to have a mickey sticker with your name on it to fix your Duffy up!"

Without hesitation the boy lept forward and gave me the biggest hug and screamed out thank you! At first I was shocked because the hug was completely unexpected but that soon faded because nothing is better than a hug from a child. I never in a million years would have thought that something as simple as using a sticker as tape could warrant such a response, but to this little boy it was if I saved his Duffy's life.

And while that sticker might have made his day, the hug he gave me will stay with me forever.

That ladies and gents is why no matter how many times I have to deal with a rude, angry, not funny or ignorant guest, I will never hate my job, because it's moments like these that make it all worthwhile.

♥ Megan

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