Archive for the MF 07 Category


Posted in MF 07, MF08, rambling on November 26, 2008 by sambycat

ok. my other blog is where i usually bitch and moan about life and what not. but i feel compelled to note here that i am freaking out just a little about the imminent mousefest 2008! now, i feel kind of silly about this, especially since i have spent much time extolling MF to my bff and saying how much fun we shall have etc., etc., etc…

but, truth be told, i am nervous! this is our first foray (is that how you spell that?) into the podcasting/fan community as “celebrities” (thats the MF term, people, not mine!!) as opposed to “fans” or perhaps “wondering stalkers”. WE are having meets! WE are having a table! WE will have to talk to people!!!! EEEEK!!!!

of course i AM excited beyond belief, but it is tinged with some nervousness as well! if you see me, prepare for endless lisa chattering and the flapping of limbs – oh wait! thats me all the time… actually, i will probably be standing stalk still (or is that stock still?) with bulging eyes.

again, my first words at the last, my first, MF (after lurking around the outskirts of the tomorrowland noodle terrace for about 30 minutes) were “I AM COMPLETELY FREAKING OUT RIGHT NOW”

so if you see me, please say hi… oh, and i am super super bad at names, even when calm, so, like when i am freaking my brain will be god knows where..

in spite of all that….. see you real soon??? oh.. and i am completely freaking out right now!!!!


old friends i get to see again!

Posted in MF 07, pics on November 24, 2008 by sambycat

recognize any of these happy faces??







for trace

Posted in MF 07, MF08, pics, xmas on November 17, 2008 by sambycat

he is completely fixated on seeing this in person…





see you real soon!!

hoppy easter

Posted in holidays, MF 07 on March 22, 2008 by sambycat

2007_12070100.jpg   in honor of the fabulous kimberly, of the mickey room podcast, i bring you tidings of easter joy! now, the mickey room is currently on a little hiatus, but, if they had put out a show last week, i am sure it would have included some kind of references to miss kim’s unholy desire to smush peeps!!!!!

 meeting wayne, kimberly and gavin at mousefest 07, was truly a high point for me – memories i will treasure! so, even though they are on a break, if you haven’t checked out their shows before – please do! it’s kind of that “just talkin’ disney” thing a certain podcast i contribute to specializes in, but always fun and amusing to hear the off topic discussions and the banter between this husband and wife team! and where do you think “dang tasty” got started, anyway??? (no, rhett, i do no forget to mention it came from YOUR email!!!!!!)

2007_12090050.jpg  so happy easter and happy spring!!

i did not know that

Posted in MF 07, xmas on December 29, 2007 by sambycat


so, in prep for mousefest and in concert with my mouse-nerdiness, i had been listening to lots and lots of podcast and searching out online materials in regards to WDW during the holiday season. i have been to disneyland once before at christmas time (as an adult), and it was beautifullydecorated! i can’t remember exactly the year i was there, it was definitely the “pre-(insert movie/holiday here) attraction overlay” fetish that consumes the imagineers every october-december.

the osborne lights are something people buzz about. i didn’t know too much about them before the podcast barrage i went on, but i felt like i had the gist of the thing when i saw it. yes! it was neat-o! yes! the lights dance and there’s a heck of a lot of them! see, this guy used to put them up in arkansas or kansas or some such other place, then, through community disapproval and disney fortuitive-ness, disney “bought” the idea and now puts it up on those streets of america at the studios every christmas season. the cool thing to me, that i didn’t RETAIN at least until seeing the travel channel’s disney holiday magic show is that the lights, the 867 million lights that are there, are actually the same strands of christmas lights that you buy at the wal-mart. put up by however many people do it by hand. i’m positive probably you all knew that and i’m sure i’d heard it, but i didn’t get it till listening to samantha’s show – the imagineer she talks to says that none of the strands they put up – and they start in august – are more than 50-100 lights. geeez. how that doesn’t burst into flames, i do not know, but i get stressed out hooking up xmas lights 6 in a chain to light my tree!

on the whole, the decorations were, of course, lovely and amazing. i didn’t go to all the resorts like i had intended, but seeing the wilderness lodge for the holidays was really the pinnacle of a gorgeous, over the top yet tasteful and not completely commercial holiday experience. i also did NOT see most of the epcot light displays at night as trying to make certain meets and get in that spaceship earth sneak peek didn’t allow it.

* samantha brown hosts a travel series on the travel channel. she’s very good. think of her as stacy’s.. um .. aunt? i would say mom, but she’s really not old enough i don’t think, though she does have it “going on“…  anyway, it will be on still a couple more times – check your local listings!

now it can be told!

Posted in dan!, dis-ratti, MF 07, near death experiences on December 28, 2007 by sambycat


so, though no one in the dis-ratti world has acknowledged my recent post breaking the news that matt hochberg had indeed ridden the infamous dinosaur ride, the fact remains – YOU READ IT HERE FIRST PEOPLE!!!

i have to admit, the clamoring for evidence – both photographic and audio – has been tremendous. well, now i may offer, for your viewing pleasure, the un-edited audio  and a few pictures from the infamous DINO’07 ride through with matt hochberg of “WDW Today/studios/tower of terror” fame –

HEAR! evil co-riders chant his name as we enter the horror that is Dinosaur!

FEEL! the fear as we decide where matt should ride!

UNDERSTAND! the terror as my large purse gets wedged in the tiny space for carry on items and la mongella must yank it out for me!

KNOW! that over $500 was raised benefiting charities of both looouuuuuu and deb wills!

CLICK HERE! if you dare!!!!!!

*for your ipod

and when i figure out the html code posting nightmare, i will just put it right here…..

thanks dan! for all your help!! 🙂

here’s the thing

Posted in d-list goals, MF 07 on December 18, 2007 by sambycat

so mousefest was fun. so i’m planning my return trips and how, with one simple surgical procedure, i may be able to sell a kidney and garner the necessary cash to ensconce myself in the grand villas there at WDW on that whole DVC cult vacation club thingy.

but let’s get real. have i garnered any – ANY? – publicity that can boost me off the d-list? a-lister roll call:

  • looouuuuuuu mentions MGW and myself (huzzah!) on this week’s WDW Radio show
  • the aforementioned MGW – my home sweet home – uses my psychotic spirited MF trip report on the MF follow up show this week.
  • miss kimberly, from the mickey room, refers to me as her peeps! how cute is she, i ask you:   2007-12070100.jpg
  • i score a sidenote on grumpy’s hollow’s (???) (i know i am not punctuating this correctly) hat tip to bff jennifer’s latest jentasmic! piece
  • jonathon dichter stuck a microphone in my face at MF
  • i mentioned TDC’s had actual fans @ MF, right?????  (hey y’all!!! ok – i know there are three of you – one in michigan, 2 in southern cal..)

this is by no means an extensive list, but i think it is a start. and by start, i mean a comprehensive documentation of any and all brushes with greatness that may occur in the disney realm. and it’s allllll about keeping track, people. christmas, schmismass.

also – i think i’m going to have to do the MF ’08 cruise next december. if only newell would be MY pillow, eh matt?