Monday, May 20, 2013

May 21, 2013: That's MY mouse.

On this date in 1928, Walt Disney filed a trademark application for “Mickey Mouse” with the United States Patent Office. After his experience with Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, Walt was going to make sure that he had the rights to his characters. Celebrate the day by visiting Mickey at the meet and greet at Town Square in The Magic Kingdom.

1980: Empire Strikes Back premieres. Did you know that Darth Vader never says, ”Luke, I am your father?” We get a lot of movie quotes a little off. That’s okay, just go to Hollywood Studios and watch some young padowans take on Vader at the Jedi Academy.

Our friend and one time padowan, Bailey Thompson

1898: Armand Hammer was born. My dad had stock in Hammer’s company, Occidental Petroleum, later, when I was in college at the University of Kentucky, Armand Hammer’s art collection toured through our Fine Arts Center. Hey, there’s lots of art on display at Walt Disney World and most of it is for sale. Go do a little art shopping.


Today is American Red Cross Founder’s Day. You don’t have to wait to go to Walt Disney World, give blood.

On this date in 2011, Harold Camping predicted the end of the world. We were holding our 8th grade dance that day and at 6:30 I played “It’s The End Of The World As We Know It (and I feel fine). Be happy and visit The Animal Kingdom where you can ride Dinosaur (Countdown to Extinction). It’s the end of the world for something.

It’s also National Endangered Species Day. See the last observation, it works here too.

Today is National Wait Staff Day. As Dear Abby once said, “If you can’t afford the tip, you can’t afford the meal.” Tip your wait staff well at the restaurants in Walt Disney World. Wait staff rely on your tips for their salary.

Today is Sister Maria Hummel Day. Sister Maria painted those bigheaded little children that were eventually cast into figurines. Hitler hated them, which is reason enough to like them but don’t they also remind of a certain ride at The Magic Kingdom? “It’s a small world, after all. It’s a small world after all.”

Remember, your best excuse is always: waiting for your dreams to come true.

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