Disneyland’s Paint the Night Parade

Paint the Night has been going pretty well.  My back is in pain most hours of the day, so that has been a little stressful.  But it has been so much fun performing for the guests.  On my opening night of Paint the Night I was dancing in front of a little girl and she was sitting cross legged on the edge of the curb.  She was so excited she was sitting up so tall and I could see my lit up reflection in her sparkling eyes.  It was so magical and I will never forget it. She was in awe, of me!  I feel like such a small part of this huge parade most of the time.  Especially backstage when trivial issues are blown out of proportion.  These little things upstage the fact that I am SO important out there and just a smile makes these kids’ days.

Any questions?  Here is a great article that outlines the best spots to view the parade and how to see the fireworks.  https://www.undercovertourist.com/blog/best-viewing-paint-night-parade-disneyland/

 

Mickey Ears

I am back in the land of Disney workin’ for the mouse.  I am so happy that one of my dreams came true AGAIN! Getting into parades was the best day of my life, and now I get to experience that elation some more!

Training is hours upon hours of information, but this time around I got my Mickey Mouse ears to celebrate!

This week starts my “full time” work Monday thru Friday!  Workin’ hard for the money!  Not really, I get to dance.  It’s super fun.  I never work a day in my life! SO looking forward to making some new friends, Halloween, T-Giving, my 26th birthday (omg), and Christmas!  This time last year I was aboard the Celebrity Century sailing to Hawaii and Mexico. While an amazing experience, being away from family and friends was pretty rough.

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7 Days Left at Jubilee!

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Can’t believe I only have one more week of performing at Jubilee!  11 more shows.  It’s nothing compared to the over 800 shows I’ve done over 3 contracts!  Crazy!  I have to say I am quite relieved.  My body is giving out and giving up.  Need a break so bad!  Feeling very happy and at peace though.  Also can’t believe I won’t see all of my wonderful friends everyday!  But the show must go on!  Only one Jubilee! show tomorrow night, then play time! Hooray!  🙂

Countdown

Sitting here listening to the rain at 4am here at home in Vegas.  Feeling weird.  The countdown begins.  New people are coming into the show and I cannot believe how much I have changed and my feelings for the show have changed.  6 months ago I was a part of the tizzy and learning new bridesmaid choreography and judging all the new girls.  Now I say hi politely to the new kids but don’t really care to know what happens in the show after I leave.  Of course I care about my good friends and how they’re doing, but don’t really care who is moving to a new spot and WHY?!?!  Crazy because I was loving the drama just 6 months ago.  And a year and a half ago, I cried for a week just leaving my dressing room!  I couldn’t even imagine leaving the show and my friends.  It’s nuts that now I really don’t care.  I think if we were more valued and treated better (not that Jubilee is a negative environment), i might have stayed longer, but it’s sometimes about the ass kissing, and not talent or hard work.  And i’m not about that.  If i like someone Ill show it, but I will not do that just to get a certain part.  Plus, im not 6′ tall and skinny as a rail so there’s no way I was getting promoted anyways.  Jubilee is a great environment, we really are treated well.  But I just can’t spend the best years of my life, year after year, in the basement of Bally’s!  One day maybe I’ll come back for a contract.  But there are so many other things I want to do in the dance world. It is time for me to move on.  Really going to miss being a topless showgirl though.  I do enjoy it so!  But I will be really happy once I don’t have to do top hat, pier, powder, tiller…hmmmm everything not topless I hate!!! 😉

Not to be a debbie downer, but Im just marveling at my change in attitude.  Can’t believe that I only have 22 shows left at Jubilee. That is nothing!!  2 weeks is going to go by so fast, its insane.  The people I’ve met really have been the best part of my experience.  We made each other laugh everyday which got us through the monotony, the creepy camera audience members, the backstage drama, and the long hours spent together in the asbestos filled basement.  I will miss everyone so very much and hope all my dear friends will call me.  🙂  I think I will be back in Vegas soon though.  Something tells me that Vegas might just be some sort of sinfully weird and wonderful home.  🙂  I am so so so happy to have been a Las Vegas Showgirl.  It has been the best experience of my life, but I’m excited to say that I am embarking, literally, on my new journey as a dancer on the Celebrity Century Cruise ship for 6 months.  We are traveling to bahamas, panama canal, hawaii, san fran, mexico, catalina island, etc etc.  It is going to be amazing.  Just going to try and enjoy the last couple weeks of Jubilee.  I will still be in Vegas until November 21, so hoping to hang out with everyone while I’m still here!

Looking forward to spending a little of Fall here, I do love Fall!  October was amazing last year because we did so many mazes, haunted houses, pumpkin patches, Goretorium, downtown, costumes parties, and of course Halloween!  So much fun.  Then off on my new adventure!  woo hoo!!! Good things are a comin.  Hold on to your dreams.  They do come true. 🙂

 

 

 

One Year in Vegas!

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A year ago today I moved to Las Vegas! My how time flies when you’re having fun!! This is my 3rd contract at Jubilee and I’m struggling to finish. However, with a positive attitude, amazing friends, and lots of coffee, we are gettin thru just fine. I love Las Vegas. We work hard at work and audition for things almost every week. But on our down time we hang out by the pool in paradise. Not too shabby. 🙂 I’m excited to spend the summer in Vegas livin the life, but then it’s on to the next adventure, whatever that may be. Cruise ship?! Fingers crossed. 🙂 I’ve learned a lot from working at Jubilee. If you havnt seen me in the show yet, get your butt out here! Free tics on me! This is your official invitation! C’mon down! What a year it has been. Can’t wait for more fun!

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Cee Lo Green is Loberace!

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Jubilee! showgirls lining the red carpet at Planet Hollywood to welcome Cee Lo Green to Las Vegas for his new show Loberace!  Cee Lo said “heya beautiful” to me and I said “hii”.  He told all of us that we were gorgeous and “should get back on the back of his truck.” Lol.

Screen Shot 2013-02-27 at 2.01.22 AMCee Lo playing a flaming piano down the Las Vegas strip from Ceasar’s Palace to Planet Hollywood.  What a spectacle in his sparkly jumpsuit!

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On the red carpet.  I’m in the front row in the middle.

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Loberace opens tonight Feb 27th at Planet Hollywood!  We aren’t in the show, but I hope we get to go see it!

My behind the scenes video of the event:

Wednesday

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Today the Jubilee! audition crew (as we call it now) went to two auditions.  We also had one Monday.  It’s been a busy week!  Both good auditions, but we were starving after!!!  Had a delicious lunch and cupcake collision dessert at The Palazzo as you can see pictured above.  Yummmmmy! Had one show tonight at work and the audience was awesome!  Coco from Peepshow was watching, and some very enthusiastic girls (we think they might be Rockettes?), but their cheers really reminded me why I do what I do!  Always nice.  After work, half the cast of Jubilee went to Sierra Gold for our friends b-day.  Elyse’s husband Mark was there and he is sooooooooo cool.  What a guy!!!!!!!!!  Especially after he pranked called me yesterday at 1am!  Such a jokester!

Anyways.  Sleep tonight.  Two shows tomorrow, then Friday I am off to California for a little vay cay! Looking forward to seeing my family, my auntie Shirley from Holland, chatting with my mom, and hanging out at the beach with my dad.  Wish my sissy Fiona was going to be there, but she is living the model life in Korea.  So….that’s alright.

Till next time!