Man's Man Disney Addict Support Thread
Back on Show 18 Lou read an email from a gentleman who was looking for those men like him who love Disney even though it doesn't feel all that manly at times. Well, say it loud, say it proud...
I AM ONE OF THOSE GUYS!
I fit the mold almost perfectly. I'm an avid beer league hockey player, hold season tickets to the local NHL team (Go Jackets :) ), coach hockey in the winter, attend numerous baseball, football, and soccer games throughout any given year, and still set aside vacation time to sit on the backstretch at the Little Brown Jug every September to drink beer and watch the ponies with my dad.
But in addition to all that, I spend the 12 months prior to any Disney vacation planning that vacation. Actually, it's a rarity to only have one vacation in the planning stages. I own an iPod that plays Disney podcasts much more often than it plays music. I'm a tech guy and the Disney podcasts get listened to before the tech and hockey ones every week. (I've got a huge backlog of .Net Rocks because of Lou, Len, Mike, Ricky, etc.) I'll watch The Godfather, Goodfellas, and Stripes as much as the next guy, but will also sit back and watch Beauty and the Beast and Finding Nemo just as easily.
I don't hide from my Disney love, but I don't outwardly proclaim it, either. It's somewhat common knowledge among a number of my buddies, but not much is made of it. When we recently went to Alaska for a week, one of the guys on my hockey team asked, "Oh, they have a Disney World up there now?" So, I'm sorta open with it, but still not that subject you bring up with Moose and Rocko over cold ones. :)
My apologies to the gentleman that sent the email to Lou for not recalling his name, but I believe he's a poster here. Hopefully this thread will show him he's not alone.