|With "Hot Steve" and "The Brain". No idea about real names.|
That's right, on February 12, 2001 I finished my classes for the day, drove to a nearby college (as mine wasn't big enough to host an interview session), sat through the approximately hour-long College Program presentation and participated in an interview with the hopes of landing a great job in Operations. Or, to be more specific, Attractions.
|Don't remember this kid's name at all.|
Why is this so important? Well, normally I wouldn't bother talking about the whole "it's been so-many-years" thing until August 20th, which was my check in date for the internship. But this year is a little different because this year I'll be attending a ten-year reunion in May and organizing another ten-year reunion in October. And this particular week is a bit important because before this week I really wasn't considering even going to the reunion in May...but within a few days I had a couple of close friends tell me they would be there, and realized I could do the trip for next to no cost to myself and that I even had the extra vacation day to spare. So One-Two-Three and I'll be heading to Orlando sans Steve for two nights in May.
|I think the girl in the middle was named Erin?|
|That's Los on the far right. The rest of them...?|
|Table dancing. I remember about half of these chicks.|
But if you know me, you know that I'm not one to turn down a vacation. Especially one to Disney. And even more especially, one that involves Drinking Around the World ;o) So, I'm going.
|Pretty big group of building 15 party people.|
None of this means that I didn't have some freaking amazing times on my CP. It is to this day the craziest four and a half month period of my life. And it also doesn't mean that I didn't learn a lot; I did. I also met some amazing friends, many of whom I'm still close to. But ten years is a long time and a lot has happened. Maybe more for me than for other people. I went home to Connecticut after the CP, then transferred colleges and ended up in Virginia. I got engaged, got married, continued to return to Disney for vacations and stints as a seasonal cast member--but always without Ex, despite his former CP status. Then we separated, I moved back to Orlando, I ended up as a Restaurant Manager with Disney and yet still eventually gave that up to save our marriage. Or to attempt to do so. I left Orlando again, this time for the final time--at least as a Disney employee. And then we ended up divorced anyway; I couldn't get over the bullshit and I left him, what can I say?
And of course the rest is history...getting back in touch with Steve, moving to Greenville together, falling in love with this city, getting married here. And suddenly ten years have passed and I can't even remember the names of 90% of the people I met on the College Program.
But I do remember that I had a crazy, amazing time with some crazy, amazing people. So happy 10 year WDWCP interview date anniversary for me...and let the countdown to the first reunion begin!
|This kid I remember. He's putting together this reunion in May...gotta love the BONERRRRRRRRRRR!|