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Well, I have this other blog with my roommate/best friend.  And on it we try to be funny.  I figure it’s good practice for when I have to be funny while writing the musical.  Since I intend for it to be funny.  This is an example of something from that blog [which is linked on the sidebar as The Froomies].  It’s one of the few times I’ve actually sat down and thought out/written something with the intent of being funny.  It’s not Disney-related…it’s actually Harry Potter related.  But I’m posting it here to let you see how much I suck at pre-meditated humor so you realize how tough it’s gonna be for me to write a whole show that is chuckle worthy.  Ha.

‘We all know Draco Malfoy as the snivelling douche (pardon my French) who prides himself on being a Slytherin-shaped stain on the parchment that is Harry Potter’s life. (that analogy was way too long, sorry).  But did you know he has a theme song?  Of course you didn’t.  For one, this post is titled things you didn’t know about Harry Potter.  And secondly, the theme song is never heard by anyone but Malfoy.  It’s a personal theme song, you see.  But luckily in an exclusive Froomies interview, I was able to weedle the information out of him.  Following is an excerpt of that very interview.

Froomies: Mr. Malfoy, earlier in our conversation you mentioned the importance of confidence and self-esteem when making the jump from classic school bully to villain.  What do you find helps you most when it comes to self-confidence?

Draco Malfoy: Well, you insisting on calling me Mr. Malfoy certainly helps.  (chuckles)  Aside from that though, there are a few little tricks that I use regularly in my own life, and they are still helfpful to this day even though I’m no longer on the path of villainy.  One thing that I do is try to avoid negative thinking.  Whenever I catch myself thinking myself down or beating myself up, I refute myself with a hearty ‘Yeah, right!’.  For example, before a job interview or first date, which as well all know is very much like an interview, you might think something along the lines of ‘I’m going to say something foolish and they’ll think I’m daft.’  When I find myself thinking this way, I simply say to myself, ‘Nonsense!  I’m the most debonair smooth-talker this side of Trowbridge [the county seat of Wiltshire, where Malfoy manor is located] and I’m going to blow them away!’  It works every time. And then of course there are a few little charms and things to take away anxiety, but those are to be used with caution and since I’m talking to a Muggle I suppose that advice would be pointless.

TF:  Haha, well I would have to agree with you there.  The other tip, however, was very helpful.  But I know I do things within my head or on a personal level to help me out from time to time, when I’m scared or what have you.  Do you have anything like that to share with us?

DM:  Well, I do.  But as far as sharing goes I’m not so sure.  (brief pause) Well, fine.  But I’m going to have to hear your secret too.  Don’t worry, I’ll wait till we’re off the record.  My little trick that I use quite often, in fact I used it today for this very interview, which as we know is more like a first date, is…embarrassing to say the least.  Here goes though!  I have a theme song.  No, I won’t hum it for you, so don’t bother asking.  I will tell you this:  It highly resembles the theme song from the old Smurfs television show.  I just kinda hum it to myself…not even out loud.  I hum it in my head …not even out loud. I hum it in my head, if that makes any sense. I hope it does, I can’t think of how else to explain it. At any rate, it exists. And I use it to give myself a bit of a musical pep talk, if you will. Every time I’m facing a situation that makes me nervous or doubtful I kinda play it in my head to give myself a boost. It’s a bit silly, but it is quite helpful.

Well, there you have it! And keep in mind, that was just an excerpt. Later I’ll post the rest of the interview, in which Draco talks candidly about his Voldemort-assigned task, his feelings about Harry Potter, life at home, and a secret relationship! Sorry fanfic writers, I can assure you it was not with Hermione. So stay tuned kids! And thank you for chilling with the Froomies.’

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I bring you another Disney Blog to feast your eyes and minds upon whilst I work on some real content for you all.  This time it’s a blog titled Re-Imagineering, and it is delightful.  This blog consists of a series of posts by real live people who work or have worked for Disney and/or Pixar.  It’s a little bit cynical at times about the current state of Disney, but I I think that’s just fine.  The posts can get a little long, but they are always chock full of history and information, and usually some pictures for those of us with a shorter attention span.  I thoroughly enjoy this site, and spent a good few hours browsing it’s archives.  Definitely check it out!

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I hope it’s a great day full of fabulosity!  Remember to be thankful for all that you have and all that you take for granted, including Disney magic!  I know I am thankful for lots this year, and one of those things is the support that I get on this blog in the form of views and (sometimes) feedback.  So here’s a fun Turkey Day (or Tofurkey Day if you are so inclined) video for you!

Love,
Lissa

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yay! 500 views!

Thank you thank you thank you to those of you who have been checking the page out!  And if you’ve been spreading the word among other Disney[land] fans, then thank you even more!  To those of you who have linked to this site on your blogs or other sites, thank you again, I see that about half of my views are through links on your pages!  Anyway, it took a couple months, but I think now I’m getting some repeat visitors [I wish wordpress had a stats thingy for unique views as well as just views in general, but thats okay] and the numbers have been growing daily for the past week or so.  Thanks again for everyone’s support!  I wish I knew who the 500th visitor was, so I could give them I high five or something…  Oh well, consider this post one big high five from me to all of you readers.  Yay!

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I am determined to utilize this.

and at the moment I don’t necessarily mean the blog.

I mean effin Twitter.

It’s kinda cool, but I just never remember to update it.

And it’s nice for people who want to know whats going on but that I don’t want to add as a friend on FB or anything.  Haha.

so.

here it is.

My Twitter page

Enjoy?

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Have you ever wondered what Donald Duck’s Family Tree might look like? 

=]

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also irrelevant.

My bestie/roomie is a photography major, and she just put together a photo blog for herself.  She has a personal blog too, like me, but this is her professional blog, so to speak.  Like this blog is for me!  Theres only one post up as I write this, but I know she’s working on a second one right now [she’s sitting next to my typing it up!] so I’m gonna link it here and also on the side. 

So check out shutter.the.F.up!

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