Ok, ok, I know I'm by no means a new member, but I have been kind of slack about posting lately (as in I think that the few posts I've made in the last two days were the first thing I posted in several months), so it occurs to me that the new DWT members and visitors might not know me, and the DWT veterans might have been wonder where I went. So here I am... again.
I'm Don, aka MainStreet, USA (named for what is quite possibly my favorite place in my favorite park). I'm a legally certifiable Disney nut, and an Annual Passholder since January 2005. I found this site quite by accident while searching for more information on PUSH the talking trash can in Tomorrowland 3+ years ago, and was immediately fascinated by the site, by the other members, and of course, by our fearless leader Lou's seemingly endless knowledge of the 'World'. I'm a year out of college, a commercial pilot and flight instructor by trade, but working my butt off in the kitchen of my local Chili's at the moment trying to make ends meet (if anyone's looking for a flight instructor, I'm all ears .) I call Connecticut my home, as it's where I'm from and the place I yearn to be, but I'm currently living in Daytona Beach, Florida, and as far as I'm concerned, the only good thing about being down here is that I'm only an hour and a half from WDW and able to day-trip to visit my main mouse Mickey every couple of weeks.
Now that I've introduced myself to the new folks, for all the old-timers here who wondered where I'd disappeared to, here's a catch-up.
For the most part, it was just real-life that got in the way of my online-life (online life... why does that sound so humorous?). Between working one job full time, finishing flight instructor courses at school, and now applying for another job, I've just been drained both physically and mentally and haven't felt much like playing online. I've also been working on a book since last summer (books, actually... plural, as I'm thinking 'series' with this story idea), for those of you who remember my interest in writing, and that has also been occupying a good amount of what little free time I've had. I've gotten really into this project... I think it's a good one, and I'm real excited about it so far.
So that's why I haven't been chatting it up on the forums in recent months. But by no means does that imply I've not been keeping up with my Disney obsession. I still venture over to the world every few weeks on average. I renewed my Premium Annual Pass this past January, just like clockwork, and am determined to get my money's worth out of it, and then some (my goal is to make the Disney Co. rethink the wisdom of 'unlimited' theme park access and free parking all in one, hehehe... ). I've also been keeping up with Lou's WDW Radio show each week, and popping in to lurk in the forums here and just do a bit of casual reading to keep up on my Disney gossip and see what some of y'all (<-- see, I'm slowly becoming a Southerner) been up to.
Oh yeah... another semi-major change that has occurred in recent months, the "I'm in love with a Cast Member!" line from my signature has disappeared. The reason being my CM gf and I broke things off in Feb after 4 good years together. It was sad at first, but probably for the better, and I'm doing ok about it. But you know what that means, right?
Ladies... S/W/M, 24, enjoys long sunrise walks around the Seven Seas Lagoon, and can sing all the words to the Main Street Trolley Parade.
Boy, don't I sound like a keeper?
Anyway, enough of that foolishness ("What foolishness would you like to see?"
). So that's my recent life in a nutshell... and no, I don't live in a nutshell (although I bet the rent on one of those is cheaper than what I'm paying now). Here's to hoping that I can get some of my life back in order here soon and find lots more time to waste online with the likes of you fellow Disney-philes here at Disney World Trivia.