Fun in Florida, and Why Purple is My New Favorite ColorMarch 23, 2009
Yesterday we went to the beach and got plenty of sun. It was a gorgeous beach, and not too crowded considering that it’s Spring Break time. We did have one interesting neighbor, however. A man and his wife came to the beach soon after us. Imagine your stereotypical work-aholic–Neither ever got into the water, or even got out from under the shade of their umbrella. The man just made work calls, in a New York-tinged accent and in rapid Spanish. His wife just lay there in her bikini, patiently eating a bowl of mixed fruit while her husband did his business. Every now and then, she would shove the bowl of fruit under his nose, and hold a piece out to him on a fork. Maybe he took some, but out of all the times I was watching I never saw him acknowledge her.
Of course, we ended our beach day with a great seafood dinner. Crab legs, mmmmmmm!
Today, Emily went on her visit, while Tiffany and I returned to Orlando to go shopping. Today was a little more calm, and a little less exciting (but no less fun) than the last two days. Until, that is, this afternoon when my dad called me.
After a few pleasantries, (“Are you having fun?” “Enjoying the beach”?) my dad said, “Hey, there’s some mail here for you from Disney. I caught my breath–I told my mom about the big letter=good, little letter=bad equation, but did she tell my dad? I asked, with great trepedation, what size the envelope was. And my heart sunk as my dad said, “Oh, it’s just a regular letter. Do you want me to read it?” he asked. “Sure,” I muttered. The damage was done now. I could only get good news if he read it to me; maybe it was only a processing letter.
But the good news was great news, as my dad came clean. “Nah, it’s a big letter!” That’s right–I’ve finally got that beautiful purple folder.
There was just one more hurdle. Did I get QSF&B? My dad read me the letter–the typical pleasantries, “Thank you for applying…we are pleased that you will be joining us…” and then that magical word, “Merchandise!” I’m working Merchandise! I still don’t know where exactly; I won’t find out until August when I get to Orlando. But I’m basically okay with anywhere.
What a perfect time to get this news–I was just talking with Tiffany about how much I’m loving Orlando. It will be really great to live here for a few months, and, guess what…I’ll get to shop at Ikea on a regular basis. 🙂