I have been a member of Mouse Buzz (since before it was Mouse Buzz!) since February 2004 and I have learned a few things about myself…
I love Mouse Buzz.
I love Mouse Buzz Disney Freaks like me.
I love Trip Reports.
The third thing surprised me. Why would I want to read about other peoples trips? When would I ever care when some strangers kid had a CM make their day? What on earth would make me passionate to find out what happened on Day 2 of someones trip?
How on earth did I get sucked in?
I’ll tell ya how…
I got pregnant.
I was planning a trip for Sept/Oct. 2004 for DH and myself when I stumbled across this site. Literally, 4 days later I found out I was pregnant. Due at the end of September.
While we were sooooooooo happy to finally be pregnant that meant no trip. “No Problem” boasted DH “now that we are gonna have a kid we will go to WDW all the time.” (Its 2008 & I have not been to WDW since our honeymoon in October 1999)
My Son Tyler was born early, at the end of August 2004 and I have never been happier.
Ty turns One…DH “He is too young to take to WDW.”
Ty turns Two…Lisa: “Its FREE to take Ty to WDW.” DH: “Thats 'cuz hes too young.”
Ty going on Three…Lisa: “Its still free to take him…” DH: “he is not going to WDW till he can remember everything about it.” Lisa: “choice words that can not be repeted here”
I let go of my WDW dream and live through the wonderful, generous TRs of my fellow Mouse Buzzers. I laugh, I cry, I get annoyed…I basically feel the emotions of the story teller. DH thinks I’m nuts.
While I am living my WDW dream through the TRs of others I (having crazy things happen to my loved ones over the past 2 years) decide that life is short and I am going to make my life long dream a reality.
I am gonna go back to school.
I am gonna be a CHEF.
DH thinks i’m nuts.
After a year of hard, hard work I accomplish my goal. I feel amazing. I accomplished something that is mine and no one can take it from me.
DH still thinks i’m nuts…and he is so proud of me. :wub:
Halfway through my schooling DH realizes that I’m gonna do it. I am gonna complete my labor intensive, life sucking education at Le Cordon Bleu, Chicago.
DH: “Lets go to WDW”
Lisa: “Not without Ty”
DH: “Of course with Ty. I am so proud of you and for your graduation gift I want to take you both to WDW.”
Lisa: “OMG! more words that are inappropriate here!”
DH: “Go on your crazy site and tell all of your MB friends”
By my prompting…
DH: “So, Lisa Last Name, You just completed culinary school. What are you gonna do next?”
Lisa: “I’M GOIN’ TO DISNEY WORLD”
DH thinks i’m nuts.