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Magic Kingdom =) [Apr. 25th, 2003|08:56 am]
Jasmine Becket-Griffith
I got my passport yesterday - yay! Now I can go anywhere on Disney World property for a whole year, without paying another entrance fee =) All I need to do is slide my card and let a neat machine read my palm.

We went to the Magic Kingdom for a little while last night (we didn't stay too long, since it was insanely crowded with spring break folks and I was pretty exhausted by then) and we had a great time! We didn't get to ride much, since the lines were pretty crazy, but we hit some of our favourites and had a lot of fun. We went on the Pirates of the Caribbean, the Haunted Mansion, It's A Small World, The Carousel of Progress, The Hall of Presidents (which I had never seen before), the Tomorrowland Transit Authority (back in Disneyland it was known as the "People Movers") and we had a nice time walking around too. It was so nice to be able to go there and not feel rushed or hurried or feel like I have to go on as many rides as possible (which is usually how I felt when I'd just be here on a short visit). It's so nice to know I can go back whenever I want! Hehehe...

Today is Matt's ( kaokame )
first real day at work - I'm sure he'll do fine. It will be very nice to get some money from his end - he hasn't gotten to work for about three weeks (since before we moved) - it's been a little tight, but I've been making ends meet. It's nice to know that if there was ever any problem I'd be able to pull my weight for the two of us =)

Today I've got about half a million (well, about twenty) things to mail at the post office, and then I'll be working on "Snow White and Rose Red" which should be finished tonight and hopefully even up on eBay! I really like how it's turning out so far - I can't wait to paint some more Fairy Tale pieces. If I finish this one today, I'll probably get started maybe on another Rapunzel, or Rumpelstiltskin, or maybe a Sleeping Beauty =) I wish I could paint fast enough to keep up with my ideas! Sometimes I think all of my paintings are already done and finished in my head, and I just need the hours and materials to translate it onto paper - it's kinda weird.

I'm excited for Kachina & James to come on Monday! It's going to be so much fun! The spring break rush should be died out by Monday, so the parks will be much less crowded, hehe! We've bought the sort of soft drinks and food (some of those Vegetarian Ribwiches! They don't have them back in KC) and cereal that they like, and we're going to have a wonderful time =)
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-25 06:34 am (UTC)
Tha Hall of Presidents? That's a new one to me. I went to Disney World when I was eight. The only rides I can remember well was the Peter Pan ride, Teacups (of course) and Dumbo. But like I said, I was eight, which means that was fourteen years ago. It's about time I go back. My fiance has never even been once. We're thinking about going for our honeymoon.

YAY! I can't wait to see more Fairy Tale paintings! They seem to do the best as far as eBay is concerned. I mean, Red Riding Hood is probably going to end at like 3 or 4 hundred dollars. It should, it's an amazing piece. You should do more "buy it now" at $500.00 though. That seemed to work well =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-25 08:02 am (UTC)
Hehe - Hall of Presidents is kinda creepy - it is a huge room with audioanimatronic (robots that talk) versions of ALL of the presidents. They are incredibly realistic - they look just like people in costumes or something! They give speeches and that sort of thing - it's kinda cool, but very weird.

Hehe - I like it when people use "Buy-It-Now" - I'm trying to offer that each time. However, since it goes away after the first bid and I start my auctions at a penny, the buyer has to see it within the first few minutes before the option goes away! (There's always somebody who'll bid at least a penny or a nickel right away, lol).
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-25 09:42 pm (UTC)

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Wow, that does sound kind of creepy. I'm not too sure I'd want to ride that ride more than once, lol. I might have nightmares or something =)

That's true about BIN. Maybe you should sometimes start it at like $100.00. That way the ones who bet a few cents won't do it. Although you know eBay better than I do. I just think that some of your work is worth WAY more than it goes for sometimes. For instance, if Psylocibin doesn't go for above 200.00 I would be very upset. It's worth WAY more than $200.00. The rainbow effect is too cool. I may have to order a print of her =)
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-27 07:39 am (UTC)
Since I am an EBSQ+ juried member, I do sometimes have to start an auction for $100.00 (minimum bid requirement whenever I put "ebsq+" in the title of the auction). I only have to do that like four times a year to keep my membership though (actually, it's been awhile - I need to do that again soon!).

I am pretty set on starting my auctions at a penny otherwise. The few times I've deviated from that (other than the ebsq+ auctions) I've been bombarded with emails from a lot of my regular bidders who kinda felt "betrayed" that I changed my "penny policy" so I pretty much always start them off that way, unless there are some special circumstances =)
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-27 08:29 am (UTC)

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That makes perfect sense, There are a lot of artists out there who don't follow that path. Your actually just trying to reach as many people as possible through your art. I really respect that.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-27 08:32 am (UTC)
Thank you =)

I like to think that everybody at least gets a chance to bid!
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From: faerieshine
2003-04-27 08:52 am (UTC)

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Exactly. That way everyone has a chance. That's very fair. You see a lot of art start for hundreds of dollars which unfortunately often prevents certain economic demographics from even attempting to own their art.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-25 08:33 am (UTC)
I could never get that stupid "palm reader" to read my hand right! LOL My mom had the same problem. I think our hands are just too little or something. I always had to show my drivers license or an id :)

I know what you mean! I have all these painting ideas in my head. Way to many so I started a list so I don't forget any of them.

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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-04-25 08:33 am (UTC)
what is The Carousel of Progress like, that sounds kind of odd?
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-25 09:29 am (UTC)
Here's a wonderful link that actually shows the ride! Click to see the Real Video Clip ;) *Warning the song will get stuck in your head! LOL

http://www.intercot.com/magickingdom/newtomorrowland/carouselofprogress/
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[User Picture]From: smallgirl
2003-04-25 09:43 am (UTC)
ok its like on the simpsons.
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[User Picture]From: tigerpixieart
2003-04-25 09:47 am (UTC)

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I just realized the clip only shows one segment of the ride. Each room you move too is a different period of the past 100 years and the last room is modern day. It's a neat ride.
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[User Picture]From: jasminetoad
2003-04-26 07:15 am (UTC)
Lol, yep!

I love that episode!
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