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[livejournal.com profile] topaz119 asked about my best souvenir discovery at Disney World.

My answer is pretty lame, I think. I love making those Gimme! boxes, searching through stuff to buy little surprises for the intended recipients. The year people got Christmas ornaments was fun, knowing they would soon be hung on tress around the country; debating one ornament over another. There was the edibles trip- delightfully purchasing scads of snacks and candies guilt free! Packing that to come home was tricky, but it probably amused the TSA agent x-raying my bags! I think I remember a Heroes or Villains theme once, too. [actually just a giant excuse for me to spend loads of time in the now gone Villains shop]But since I don't ever get to see you guys opening the boxes, it's a bit tough to list one of those as a best find. Though, your shot glass comes close.

Personal souvenir best is a sweatshirt I bought back when I was working at The Disney Store and taking all advantage of my discounted room, free gate pass and merchandise discount. Ah, the good ole days, I do miss them. Anyway, there was this sweatshirt that I thought was too expensive. it cost a whole 60$! But it was gorgeous, sort of a sun-bleached color scheme with an all embroidered appliqué on the front depicting each of the four parks and a Leonardo DaVinci-esque Mickey in the middle. It was gorgeous. But the money! I hemmed, hawed and went home without it on more than one trip. Finally I just 'saved' up the money and bought it. Still love it today when I put it on, makes me feel just as happy as it did when I saw it in stores. And I've never seen anyone else wearing it!

Kinda' lame, hunh? But, will be hitting the left cost Disney in April.... should do gimme's for that trip. Haven't done those in ages!

Date: 2016-01-12 06:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sperrywink
Not lame at all. It sounds wonderful, especially that it evokes those feelings in you.

Date: 2016-01-20 08:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msktrnanny.livejournal.com
Thank you! Shopping for other people is so much more fun than shopping for me. lol

Date: 2016-01-16 02:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz119.livejournal.com
Oh, I miss that villains shop. I still have the wine glass you sent me, the one with the poisoned apple theme -- it adds a touch of class to the rest of my fannish doodads. :D

I never have time to just shop--my guys are always in too much of a hurry to slow down in stores, but we did spend a little bit of time in the Marvel HQ at DTD/Disney Springs/whatever this past holiday season. Sadly, they did not have a SHIELD decal for my van, so the quest continues.

Enjoy Disneyland! The new fireworks and parade look fabulous!

Date: 2016-01-20 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msktrnanny.livejournal.com
One of the real gifts [or curses depending on where I am] of traveling alone is I get to decide how I spend my time. I bet the Marvel HQ was a big hit family wide for you guys! Have seen SHIELD car stickers on Easy, maybe try there?

That villain shop was SO awesome. Sigh. I miss that pace.

Thanks! I'm looking forward to it. It's Mom's first trip there. Ever! I remain unspoiled for the fireworks, but watched the livestream of the parade and is that NEAT!

All fannish doodads should have a touch of class. Glad I was able to be the provider of yours! [You should have seen me in the store with that thing. I was making all sorts of ridiculous noises. lol]

Date: 2016-01-21 01:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] topaz119.livejournal.com
I was making ridiculous noises as I unwrapped it, too! It is pretty awesome. :D

Date: 2016-01-20 06:19 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] turps33.livejournal.com
Not lame at all. I like both answers but love the idea of you carefully picking ornaments for people.

Date: 2016-01-20 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msktrnanny.livejournal.com
Thanks! I loved looking at allll the zillions of ornaments Disney made. I could shop ornaments forever! Wonder if there's a career in that; Professional Ornament Shopper. [I may have a problem, ornament wise. Shhh!]

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