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take a moment?

Posted in announcement, blog things, broke hoedown, challenge, thank yous on January 8, 2011 by sambycat

I find the wages of Disney’s Cast Members to be startling low, especially given the excellent level of Guest Service provided overall, and the amazing beyond-the-call-of-duty actions I’ve seen many of them take. The contract that’s currently being re-negotiated is here, on the Unite Here! 362 web site. For wages, scroll down to page 53, and page through the Appendices.

Despite the general economic picture in the US, Disney stock is at an all-time high. C’mon Disney, let’s see more money and health care benefits for the front-line Cast Members who make the magic happen.

my BFF’s recent blog post about current WDW contract negotiations prompted me to send an email to WDW in support of union negotiations. perhaps you might be moved to do the same? click here and send a note of support or perhaps some snail mail of your own? those CMs do so much for us, let’s al take a moment and send them some love too!


thank you

Posted in pics, thank yous on May 25, 2009 by sambycat


i’m home

Posted in 1/2 marathon, thank yous, trip report on January 12, 2009 by sambycat

walked in the door about 45 minutes ago. downloading, oh, about 46 new podcast episodes and weeding through junk mail before a much anticipated and deserved nap occurs in mere moments.

i have much to talk about and share.

for now let me say that if i thought mousefest put me over the top of the whole “i love you, man!!!!” deal, consider it topped.

  • i finished the half. defintiely not at the pace i had begun training for at the beggining of the year, but much better than last year, i did my run 2 minutes, walk 1 for most of the course and have nary a blister. although i can no loinger flex at the hip joints. still.
  • friends buy you a dole whip float. good friends sneak you in a side car. REALLY good friends bring you double fly swatter action to keep away rogue bees.
  • i got more tidbits, treats, gifts and cards than a girl deserves. just looking over at them now makes me tear up.
  • i had a WONDERFUL trip

thank you everyone – trace – i had NO IDEA you could surprise and delight me on every possible front and thanks fro being game for so much! Jonathan and amber, bryan and amy, steve and his wife, mike fess and his family, rae and eric and theirs, jeff W and the whole brood, wdw deb, of course lou mongello, beth – traces friend who is the sweetest woman you could ever meet, lori, heath, mississippi matt, chris, bill, stroller boy and allllllll the team voice peeps, michelle the TA who made the magic that is the contemporary happen for us, craig and kristin who are so nice and so much fun, and kate who did the goofy – helloo000???!!??? (did i mention my hip joints?) are fried!

i am blessed to have so many great people in my life in one way or another. THANK YOU and CONGRATULATIONS!!!

pardon my photography skillz

Posted in pics, thank yous on October 6, 2008 by sambycat

but lookie what i got for my birthday!!!! original art!!! 


yes – she IS straight on the wall, although my picture doesn’t quite reflect this!!!! an awesome early b-day present from a dear friend!



Posted in dis-pals, pics, thank yous on August 13, 2008 by sambycat

look what i got today from the delivery man!!! 













yes! from edible arrangements! i have always wanted to try these!


thank you, meggie! that was WAY to generous!!! THANK YOU!!!! 🙂