Karen D

Site Owner:Karen D
Site Name:Hat on Top, Coat Below
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Articles Posted:22
Last Posting:2014-01-01 18:47:42

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Hat on Top, Coat Below by Karen D (22)

With a Whimper and a Bang : Just at the moment, I’m in no mood to pick apart why I didn’t do what I set out to do, namely, write an average of one post a day for the Holidailies season, something I’ve done pretty consistently for the last how ever many years (I could look it up, but again, not in the mood). (posted Jan 1, 6:47pm)

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2013 Photo Projects : Taking at least a shot a day means I capture not just the bigger moments of my life, like vacations and holidays, but also the smaller ones, like when the satellite signal makes art on my tv screen during a rainstorm. (posted Dec 31, 6:27pm)

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Little Karen : I have so many questions for this little girl. (posted Dec 30, 7:14pm)

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Holiday Afterglow : Holiday stuff showing up too soon bothers me, like Christmas nail polish in stores before Halloween, but I rather enjoy holiday decor hanging around after its big day. (To a point; overlapping the next holiday is just as bad as arriving before a previous one.) (posted Dec 29, 8:19pm)

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Best Laid Plans : If you asked me yesterday where I'd be today, I would have given the wrong answer. I wouldn't have lied to you, I just didn't know at the time that the universe had plans for me other than the ones I made. (posted Dec 28, 1:58pm)

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WDW Day 10: Magic Kingdom, Departure, and Reflections : The biggest change since our last trip to the World was all the MyMagic+ stuff: the MagicBands and My Disney Experience app and FastPass+. (posted Dec 27, 7:34am)

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WDW Day 9: Animal Kingdom, Epcot, Magic Kingdom : I was still feeling sick (congested, mostly) on this, our last full day of touring, but like the previous day, loaded up on cold meds and went forth. It was our last full day of touring, after all. (posted Dec 26, 11:09am)

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Christmas Trees of WDW : If you love Christmas decor, you should see WDW during December at least once in our life. (posted Dec 25, 8:51am)

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WDW Day 8: Magic Kingdom and Epcot : As is our wont, we started this day in a leisurely fashion, having a late breakfast in the Contempo Cafe, watching monorails glide by as we ate. (posted Dec 24, 3:28pm)

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WDW Day 7: Downtown Disney and Christmas Party : I'd go get one right now if I could, but alas the closest Earl to me is in the secure area of the terminal I rarely fly out of at Detroit Metro. I wonder if they have any very part time jobs I could do there. (posted Dec 23, 12:40pm)

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WDW Day 6: Magic Kingdom and a New Hotel : One really different thing about it is that alcohol is served at dinner—a Magic Kingdom first. Of course, it’s crazy expensive, so I don’t think anyone’s gonna be getting drunk and stumbling onto Small World. (posted Dec 22, 11:25am)

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WDW Day 5: Magic Kingdom and the Studios : Some rides were ridden and shops explored, of course, but the main attraction was lunch at Be Our Guest, the headliner restaurant in new Fantasyland. (posted Dec 21, 1:53pm)

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WDW Day 4: Studions and Magic Kingdom : In some ways, this trip was like being at work, having to show up at certain places at certain times, but the meetings were more fun. (posted Dec 20, 11:45am)

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WDW Day 3: Animal Kingdom : While we were eating, Mickey Mouse made a special appearance in his football gear. (posted Dec 19, 1:23pm)

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WDW Day 2: Epcot : One of the rules of a Walt Disney World vacation is TAKE CARE OF YOUR FEET. It's a big place and there's a lot of walking. On this trip, I failed to follow this rule on our very first day. (posted Dec 18, 3:05pm)

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WDW Day 1: Arrival and the Studios : Before we could leave, though, we had to pack, and I had to do my nails. The nails were easy; I’d bought the perfect polish for WDW at Christmas time, with red and green glitter, including some in the iconic Mickey head shape. (posted Dec 17, 1:49pm)

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Back to Reality : Last week, I was at Walt Disney World in Florida, not camped out in front of my computer as per usual. Right now I am focusing on getting back into the normal rhythms of my life. The adjustment is proving harder than expected. (posted Dec 16, 12:40pm)

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In Which My Brain is Fried : Part of the Holidailies tradition as I manifest it is writing at least one entry about being stressed and/or bummed and/or unmotivated. This year, I am writing that entry today. (posted Dec 5, 12:35pm)

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On Not Acquiring Sock Monkeys : For instance, I did not buy this monkey with my university’s logo emblazoned on his chest. (posted Dec 4, 3:33pm)

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Creepier Than the Elf on a Shelf : I am glad the Elf on a Shelf was not a thing when I was a kid. A spy in my house watching me and reporting back to Santa every night and then getting into some sort of mischief in the house while I slept (who’s reporting to Santa on all the Shelf Elf shenanigans, hmm?)—no thank you. (posted Dec 3, 2:28pm)

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Thanksgiving Recap : The part of my brain that likes to do things in a certain order thinks yesterday would have been the ideal time for me to do a Thanksgiving weekend report, but the part of my brain that deals with getting photos off the camera thought yesterday was a fine day to do other things instead. (posted Dec 2, 8:59am)

Hat on Top, Coat Below by Karen D (22)

And So It Begins : Looking back at my history with this collaborative writing effort and ahead to my schedule for December, I already know I will not manage to post here every day between now and January 1st, but I still have hope that I will manage to do 32 entries. (posted Dec 1, 10:36am)

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