Thursday, June 13, 2013

Who is My Doctor?

So I have been watching Doctor Who for a litle over a year now. At first it was a little hard to get into, but once I got past the first hump that was the first ten minutes of "Rose." I became completley enthralled in the show. So my first doctor was the 9th doctor, Christopher Eccleston. And I was disappointed. (I was promised David Tennant, long story) He didn't really do it for me at first. I had to really muddle through the entire first series. That plus the Slitheen was not a great combination to get me into the show.

I went though three episodes of this
But I pressed on.

And then came "The Parting of the ways." I watched, not knowing a thing about regeneration. (I made it a point not to go onto the internet an research it too much. My friend kept saying the word "regeneration" and it meant nothing to me.) So at the end of the episode, when we see Eccleston turn into David Tennant, I was very excited. Now this is what I wanted the Doctor to look like. Slightly geeky, with a large smile and fabulous hair. 

Series 2-4 went by in the blink of an eye (haha, get it) Next thing I knew, I was watching "The End of Time" and sobbing at my tv. I wasn't ready for David to go! And who was this Matt Smith guy anyway? There was no way he could ever be as good as David!
Who is this new guy?

That seems like a lifetime ago. So much has happened since then. I have really enjoyed Matt's run as the Doctor and I am very sad for him to go. But at the same time, I am excited. The speculation has been very exciting and it just makes me that much more excited to be a part of this!

But who is my Doctor?

That is such a hard question for me. A part of me just wants to say Eccleston because he was my first Doctor, but I never really felt a connection to him. He was hard to watch. Not to say that I don't love him! I swear I do! I recently re-watched series 1 a few weeks ago and I adored it! Even the Slitheen!

But part of me wants to say Tennant because he is the easiest answer. He was brilliant and "Midnight" is my favorite episode to date. But Tennant had a human quality to him that I just don't want my Doctor to have. He needed to be more alien and a little "off"

So what about Mat Smith then?

I throughly enjoyed series 5. "The Pandorica Opens" and "The Big Bang" are my favorite series finales in nu-who. And Smith is wonderful as the Doctor. I'm not the biggest fan of Amy Pond, but I love River and Rory! Everything just seemed to click, and I really liked the writing. (Even the over-archy series 6)
This is what I want my Doctor to be, and this is what I want my Doctor to be like.
These guys rock

But really, all of them are my Doctors. Each of the actors bring something unique to the role and it continues to grow. The constant changing of the Doctor is what makes the character great and so iconic, and why Doctor Who is continuing to run, 50 years later.

Monday, November 19, 2012

It's That Time of Year!

Christmas is getting earlier and earlier every year! A few days ago I took a quick trip into the Magic Kingdom to check out the Christmas decorations. They haven't put up the tree yet, but all the little details of Christmas are there.

Hidden Mickey's all the way down Main Street!

The details during Christmastime are amazing!

It was very crowded when I went, it was right before Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party. But I managed to make my way down Main Street and though Liberty Square. I even stopped in my favorite store.

The smell of pine and peppermint as soon as you walk in is the best. Any day feels like Christmas. the Ornaments are absolutely beautiful. 

I had also planned on getting on the monorail and going to look at the Christmas decorations at the resorts, but I had to get back home. It was time to skype with some of my best friends! Who are coming to visit in a few months!

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Overheard in Walt Disney world

Little boy: mommy, why is that hippopotamus spitting water at me?

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Adding a Little character in my life

I've been working at the Happiest place on Earth for about two years now, so I go to the parks quite often. Here are some pictures with some of my favorite characters!

 Mike and I have matching hats!

 To infinity and Beyond!! Hes so charming!

 Hook followed us into the Pirates of the Carribbean queue!

 Shes such a beautiful princess! Our first time inside the castle

 Me and Belle

 Ariel is one of my favorite characters to meet!

Me and my brother! :)

 My favorite character ever!

 Silvermist was so much fun!

Lotso Huggin Bear! He really smelled like strawberries!

Where is my super suit?!?

How cool to was it to meet Gepetto!

Fawn is my favorite fairy!

Miss Bunny!

Meeting Tinkerbell on one of the last days at Toontown

Donald in Mexico!

Can you tell I love Donald? ;)

The stepsisiters have such pretty smiles, don't they? ;)

One of my absolute favorite pictures!

This is from the Ohana breakfast. A definate must do!

Island Mickey lol

A truly evil queen

Lilo is so cute!

Meeting the Fairy Godmother was a great way to start the day!


Pooh and Tigger were definatly worth the wait! :)

You've got a friend in me

We waited about 10 minutes to meet her! Thats almost unheard of!

Stitch! Rawr!

Aladdin and Jasmine are fantastic!

Rapunzel! But where is Flynn? ;)

I'm Late! I'm Late!

Chip wouldnt stop tickeling me!

Pirate Goofy!

Meeting Snow White with my closest friends!

She's practically perfect in every way!

Be Our guest!

Continuing on our tour of New Fantasyland...

I was on the phone the day that it opened up for reservations. I waited over an hour to talk to someone. I was then told that the earliest reservation would be December 22. So as a Christmas present to myself, I will be dining at Be our Guest restaraunt! So naturally, I was most excited to see this. I had heard nothing but good things from everyone else that has seen the inside or tasted the quick service menu. But I was not prepared for what was inside.

There are simply no words to describe this scene. It is like they took my favorate moment from my favorite childhood movie, and made it real. On the far end of the restaraunt were these Massive windows! And snow!! Yes! It looked like it was snowing outside!

There are three dining rooms at Be Our Guest. The main dining room was the ballroom scene (My personal favorite) The second scene we saw was the encchanted garden theme.

How Beautiful! But then, on the opposite side of this dining room, was the mysterious West Wing. It was so earie and woderfully sppoky. And it also had the enchanted rose!

We had such a great time walking through the restaraunt and admiring the detail and beauty that it had. We also got a sneap peak at the menus!

Inside the menu there are wine pairings associated with each main course. I'm  not sure how I feel about this yet. Magic Kingdom prides itself on being a dry park. It has always been. But then again, I understand that times are changing and alcohol is a big sell in the other parks. I'm just worried that if this becomes a success, then there will be alcohol al throughout the Magic Kingdom. How much is too much?

We exited the restaraunt and made our way to Bonjour gifts and Gaston's tavern. The line to get into Gaston's was already wrapping outside the door! We decided to skip that one and head into Bonjour gifts. There was some cool New Fantasyland merchandise, but nothing that really stood out. I supposed they are waiting until it is officially open before they bring out the good stuff.

As we exited the shop. (I love a little shop!) We saw a crowd gathering over by the fountain.

Yes! How cool! It was Gaston! In all his pompous glory! There was no line for him, he just roamed the area, stopping every once in awhile to pose for pictures. But I finally snagged one with him.

How Fun! Our next stop was the little Mermaid Ride! My mom was most excited about this ride and I knew it would be so cute!

This is us waiting in line for the Little Mermaid! We were so excited!!!

The didn't have the interactive queue open, but that was okay. We were more wanting to ride the ride anyway.
I thought the ride was very similar to the Seas with Nemo and Friends, with the shell cars moving on the omnimover system. But it was super cute. And yes, my mom was that person, taking pictures during the ride.

We had such a great time at the New Fantasyland preview! And it was so wonderful to spend the entire day with my mom. There are too many destractions when I go home and visit, I never really spend time with her. But I think that this is just what we needed. Now I'm trying to convince her to come up to see the Christmas Decorations!!