Thursday, April 29, 2010

Updates. FINALLY!

So in my last post I told everyone that I would be updating soon... and that was 3 weeks ago. So updates.

I had my advisor appointment. She told me that URI still doesn't give credit for the program. I even asked her if they gave credit for the ACE recommended courses that Disney offers and she said that it wouldn't matter since I won't be graduating from URI anyway. In order to keep health insurance while I'm in the DCP I'm going to need to stay "enrolled" in school. So we checked out the online classes that URI offers and if any of them would transfer over to Johnson and Wales. In order to find out if they would transfer I had to email Johnson and Wales.

That's why this wait took so long. I emailed the admissions representative who then told me to email the transfer advisor. I got the wrong email for the advisor and realized it yesterday.

I emailed her my questions and she got back to me this morning. She said that the two classes offered at URI wouldn't transfer over to JWU but that they do offer credit for the courses that Disney offers. So as of right now I'm most likely going to be taking an online class per trimester while I'm down in Florida.

Also, I have exams next week and the week after. I really just want this semester to be over. I hate some of my classes and the grades will probably be too low to transfer over; I need at least a C-. I just suck at microeconomics and it's not my fault that my sociology professor's grading style doesn't allow anyone to pass.

But here's your update. Sorry it took so long!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Updates Coming!

So tomorrow at 1 o'clock I'm meeting with my advisor to talk about Disney among other things. I've been communicating with Johnson and Wales about some stuff too. So I should have a new blog post with in a couple days explaining what's happening during and after Disney.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Roommate Survey

NAME: Molly

ROLE AT DISNEY: Merchandise
ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATE: August 9th to January 7th

NUMBER OF ROOMS/ROOMMATES: 3 bedrooms, 5 roommates. (It really doesn’t matter)
I COULD NOT LIVE WITH A ROOMMATE THAT... Doesn’t care about the rules. I am not going to get termed because of ignorant apartment-mates.

DO YOU DRINK? Not during the program.
DO YOU LIKE TO PARTY? Yes, but I won’t be during the program. I will be attending/hosting game parties however.
MESSY OR TIDY? Both. I can get messy but once a week (at least, I will clean it)
DO YOU LIKE TO COOK? Yes. I wanted to be a pastry chef but quickly decided that was not for me.
NIGHT PERSON OR MORNING PERSON? Um. Neither really lol. I like waking up late and going to bed early lol. But I am writing this at 2:30 am.

FAVORITE CHORE? I like doing laundry, I do it once a week. I also like doing dishes when I’m listening to music.
DO YOU SNORE? Sometimes when I’m sick. I also talk in my sleep but rarely.
WHAT TIME DO YOU USUALLY GO TO BED? Midnight right now but at home on break I stay up until like 3ish.
WHAT TIME DO YOU WAKE UP ON FREE DAYS? 9 or 10ish sometimes 11.
I PREFER TO SLEEP IN A ROOM THAT... dark lol. I always listen to my iPod when I sleep. I like having the fan running too.

THREE WORDS THAT DESCRIBE YOU: nerdy, pale, annoying (this is what my best friend said)
ONE GOOD QUALITY: I glow in the dark (also my best friend)
ONE BAD QUALITY: I’m a mooch.
FAVORITE FOOD: hamburgers (happy meals are the best)
5 FAVORITE BANDS: I don’t really listen to a lot of music… I do love Taylor Swift though
5 FAVORITE TV SHOWS: Grey’s Anatomy, Bones, How I Met Your Mother, Psych, & The Office
5 FAVORITE MOVIES: Princess Diaries, You’ve Got Mail, Beauty and the Beast, When Harry Met Sally, Harry Potter (All 6)
5 FAVORITE BOOKS: Harry Potter (All 7), Nicholas Sparks books, Sarah Dessen books, really cheap teen romance books, … Idk, I love reading but I don’t know my favorite books lol
HOBBIES: Irish Step Dancing, reading, watching shows on Hulu,

FAVORITE MOVIE: Princess Diaries
FAVORITE VILLAIN: Hmm. I don’t have one.
FAVORITE PARK: Epcot. I went there every day my last trip in January
FAVORITE RIDE: Tower of Terror
FAVORITE SHOW: Illuminations
FAVORITE RESORT: Boardwalk Villas

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

When it Rains it Shines

So if you've been watching the national news or live in Southern New England you know that there's a whole lot of flooding going around. My campus has canceled the past 3 days of classes (yesterday, today & tomorrow). We have a pond behind my dorm that had turned into a lake. The parking lot of the mall in my hometown looks like this:

Here's a Video

As you can see we're a little flooded. So this morning I woke up to the sound of garbage trucks at 7:30 taking the dumpsters and I was like "hey, I'll check my email to see if classes are canceled..." So I connect my iPod to the internet and see that I have 3 new emails... I don't remember what the first two were but the next one was DISNEY!! I'M A FALL 2010 MERCH CP!!!

My roommate was up because she got a million texts about classes being canceled and I shove my iPod in her face and she was happy that I got in. Then I called my mom (and woke her up) telling her that I got in. I was so frustrated last week because I've been waiting for over 2 months now. So she was really happy for me.

So I quickly accepted and will be checking in August 9th. I was really surprised to see the first date on the list because I knew that some people haven't been able to pick it.. but I got it because I know a lot of people are going that day and I'll get first pick of the apartments. Also, I'm gonna need a roommate/apartment mates. So if you're wellness and want to live in Chatham post a comment on here!

I told my friends and they're all really excited for me and were asking me all about it. I'm really excited. I've been waiting far too long for this. I was getting really pessimistic about it thinking I wasn't going to get it and that they put me through 3 months of hell just waiting. But I got it!

I'm definitely doing the 8/9/10 pre-check-in dinner and have joined the event. I hope to see all of you down there!

P.S. You all should watch Skins. It's a British show but I've caught up on all the episodes online through Netflix and random Japanese sites. The season just ended but it's awesome. That's what I dedicated my whole spring break to lol.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Nothing New.. Just an Update

So as the title says, nothing new has happened.

Last-last Thursday I called and added Full Service Food and Beverage to my list of roles. A couple of days later I called to check on the status of my application but had to leave a message... They haven't gotten back to me from that call yet. So yesterday I emailed them asking the same thing. Hopefully they'll get back to me. Friday was the two month mark from my interview. It really sucks waiting this long. I didn't ever think of this happening when I applied.

But in other news! I got a lot of money from Johnson and Wales! So if Disney doesn't end up happening in the Fall I have JWU to look forward to!

Oh, and 33 days until the ultimate deadline of April 30th.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Six Weeks

So.. I'm officially tired of waiting. Today is my now defunct 6 week mark. I have, at most, one month and 3 weeks of more waiting. I'm basically halfway there. I'm not sure what I'll do if I have to wait 7 or 8 more weeks. Why am I pending? I thought I did everything right. I have been wanting this since my mom first told my sister about it when she was a freshman in college. That was SIX years ago. I know that I am still a freshman and that I have 3 (or more) more years to be able to do the program. But I have really gotten to know a lot of the people who are going down there either in May/June or August. I really want to meet them.

With the fact that today is my six week mark it is just sort of depressing. Why are people who apply now hearing back within 1-2 weeks and getting in?

Well, this is my pessimistic post. Now I'm going to get dinner.

Saturday, February 27, 2010