Break a leg, and maybe some old traditions along the way

One of my favorite things about life is discovering new things. The world is constantly changing all around us, and there is always something new to discover, but more than learning more about the world I love learning more about myself.

Okay, that kind of sounds incredibly conceited – I just want to spend all my time learning about myself because I’m that awesome. I didn’t really mean it that way, but it has a nice ring to it.

Actually, I was just thinking about what I’ve been doing this summer, and it really struck me how much I’m not like the person I was in high school or even college, much less way back when in those younger childhood days.

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Where dreams come true…

One of my favorite memories from my trip to Walt Disney World last month was my visit with Elsa and Anna, queen and princess of Arendelle in the movie Frozen.

That movie has taken over. Literally. It is the fifth-highest grossing movie of all time, and you can see its influence all over the Disney parks. There is hardly any Frozen merchandise available anywhere, the show guide features a hefty advertisement for the opportunity to catch even a passing glimpse of the sisters in the afternoon parade, and the wait to meet the duo rarely falls shorter than three hours.

Luckily for me, most of the kids who want to meet the princess (of all the little girls dressed as princesses in the park, I’d say probably two-thirds were dressed as either Anna or Elsa) have already gone to bed by the time the park closes at midnight. I only had to wait a half-hour when I got in line shortly before 12 a.m.

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