The Gilmore Girls Tag

It has been ages, since I found this fun tag on the Blossom Twins’ blog, after actually bonding over the Gilmore Girls Netflix special back in 2016. That’s how long the questions have been lingering in my drafts. Typical me! But I’ve always loved the Gilmore Girls, and the show or this tag never get old, so I felt like doing it now. If you’re a fan as well, please answer the questions yourself, because I would love to discuss these very important aspects of the show. *crosses fingers for everyone to pick the right team*

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1. Let’s get the tough question out the way first…Team Dean, Team Jess or Team Logan?
Isn’t this the most discussed Gilmore Girls question? I don’t even have to think about dismissing Dean. I mean, her first love and all, but I found him extremely boring and he tried to hold Rory back. He wanted a classic housewife and we all know that’s not exactly what a Gilmore is made of. She had wayyy too much ambition compared to him. And the whole sleeping with your ex before your wedding thing? That’s a big fat NO!

I liked Jess. Of course I did, because bad boys are my thing. I loved that he was the free spirit to Rory’s controlled self, but I don’t know, if I wanted to be someone, who doesn’t have any self-control, who is definitely too emotional and who just leaves, when things get hard. I definitely liked his creative side and that he loved reading, though. But I don’t think that he’s the man to have a future with.

Which leaves Logan. He may come off as arrogant, snobby – just your typical rich boy, but I always loved how much of an effort he made for Rory. He may have had an “I’ll get you to be my girl” kind of attitude, but he worked to make her fall for him and didn’t just expect her on a silver platter. And I feel like he stood up for her, especially to his father. He loved her ambition and supported her decisions. Maybe he had a hard time accepting that she didn’t want his help, but his intentions were always good. However, I was disappointed in his ultimatum to either move to the West Coast with him, or to break up. Yeah, long distance is hard, but she has a right to live her dreams, as well.

I just have such a hard time picking a team, but it sure as hell isn’t Dean.

2. You stop by Luke’s Diner, your go to menu item is: Blueberry muffin, Pastry, French toast, Burger and Fries or pancakes with strawberries?
All of it sounds absolutely amazing, but I would probably opt for burger and fries. I can never say no to that, although I’m usually more of a sweet tooth.

3. Harvard or Yale?
Harvard. It just sounds so good. And I already have the shirt for it at home.

4. It’s time for the Star’s Hollow ‘Bid on a Basket’ festival. What are you putting in your basket?
Definitely a bag of Doritos, because I’m so classy. Also water, cause I’m not super big on alcohol, but I’ll pack a beer for my date. Maybe some meat balls, definitely my mom’s pasta salad, cheese, grapes and some chocolate for after. Or I’d do a breakfast basket with hard-boiled eggs, pancakes, fruit, yoghurt and a thermos full of tea.

5. What’s your favourite Gilmore Girls treat food? Pop tarts, Pizza, Chinese, Twinkies?
Chinese for sure. If I want to treat myself, that’s what I get. Usually sweet and sour shrimp with lots and lots of white rice. I really have to pay my favorite Chinese food place a visit soon.

6. Friday night dinners or Star’s Hollow Town meeting?
Watching Gilmore Girls, I keep thinking how lovely this little town is and how sweet and helpful most of the people are, but in reality, I would probably go nuts. But I’ll definitely choose the town meeting. Emily and Richard often remind me of my own grandparents and as much as I love them, I don’t need to sit through a dinner with them, every week. And I mean, with the whole money borrowing thing, it’s forced anyway. I’d rather have Taylor annoy me.

7. Christopher, Max, Jason or Luke?
When you leave me hanging for 16 years, you can just go to hell, so Christopher would definitely not even come close to getting a chance. Jason also wasn’t my thing. Max was really great, but imagine your mother bringing home one of your teachers. I would’ve died. But aside from that, he’s a great guy. All my votes go to Luke, though. He’s just the best. When I think of a keeper, it’s him. The only thing that bothers me, was when April enters his life and he pushes Lorelai away. Great that he wanted to be with his daughter, but you know, a little over dramatic. But in the end, they got married, and that makes me insanely happy.

8. Rory’s ideal night alone is doing laundry in her pajamas, while eating Indian food. What would your ideal night alone be?
She sounds a lot like me, but my food would probably be Chinese and instead of doing laundry, I’d just binge-watch TV shows. Although thinking about it, I do clean the bathroom pretty late, when nobody is home. We’re basically twins.

9. Who would you rather hang out with, Paris, Lane or Marty?
Lane for sure. She’s creative, fun and having a childhood friend is truly a nice thing. Paris is just too much and we would get into huge fights, cause I would never let anyone push me around like that. And Marty who? I hardly paid attention too him. Too needy and you don’t get a girlfriend, when you’re actually in love with her best friend. That was him, right?

10. Finally, with ‘A Year in the life’ just around the corner, what season would you love to visit Stars Hollow in?
Well, it has actually been almost two years, since it hit Netflix and I remember being sooo excited. I love a lot of things about every season, but fall is my absolute favorite. And Connecticut is beautiful during this time of year. Also Halloweeeeeen.

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Nine Years Of Twitter Madness

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I was recently reminded by Twitter, that it’s been nine years, since I signed up. I still remember where I was and who I was with and it was one of the best ideas ever. I had just started uni and on the first day, I met a wonderful girl, who became a wonderful friend. After a couple of weeks, we decided that we need something that distracts us a little during boring classes, so we entered the Twitter world. I think my first username was “InLovewithNY” which didn’t last very long because I wanted to sound like a celebrity. Cause Twitter is what makes you famous, right?! I even looked for pictures that looked like they could’ve been taken by the papparazzi. I mean, could I be any more pathetic?! It’s hilarious.

So obviously, I didn’t become famous, yet. I never even had a viral tweet. So sad. The fact that after 9 years, I’ve only made it to 1.3k followers clearly shows that I did something very wrong. And I did. For many years, I had absolutely no clue what I was doing on this social media platform. How do I gain followers? How do I meet people? How can I make this work? I don’t really remember when I really started blogging and using Twitter to promote myself, but can you imagine how much bigger I could be, if only I had known how it works? I would totally be Zoella.

Twitter San Francisco

So, what did I learn from Twitter?

1. Interact with people
I literally thought I was so cool that people would just read my stuff and be like “Yeah, she cool!” And I was so happy when I reached 100 followers. I mean, huge achievement, right? A few years ago, I finally discovered something called Twitter chats and I met so many great people through that. Also, the connection to other bloggers is super important and fun. The support is amazing and I’ve had so many great conversations with these people. Unfortunately, most of my Twitter-friends don’t live in Germany, but I still hope to meet some of them in real-life, someday.

2. Promote your blog posts
Did you know that when you properly promote your posts, some nice people will retweet you and help you get more readers? I didn’t for a super long time, so my numbers are ridiculously low, considering all the years I’ve been posting stuff online. It’s really helpful and I used to do it pretty regularly, once I found out. However, it is a lot of work and ever since I started working full-time, I’ve been pretty much slacking off in the online world. And I had an app that worked great for me, but now it doesn’t anymore, so that’s that. If anyone has recommendations for apps that schedule tweets, please let me know.

3. Follow people and be active
Don’t just wait for the people to follow you. See who has an interesting biography, shares the same interest as you etc. and follow them. Strike up a conversation and maybe make an online friend. And also share other people’s things, answer questions, participate in games, polls, giveaways, because it does make a huge difference. I should get back to doing more of all of this myself, but it does cost some time, that I don’t always have. I’m also lazy. But I was really happy when I reached 1k and I still am. Now, if this would only work on Instagram, but that’s a different story.

Twitter

All of that being said, I never regretted being on this app, because it has given me so much, which sounds weird, but it is what it is. So many wonderful conversations, tweets that really cracked me up, finding interesting articles written by even more interesting people, and yeah, even being able to communicate with your favorite celebrities (if they answer) makes this my number one. Just to be able to write  anything that comes to my mind? Love it. And no, a journal isn’t the same because on Twitter, chances are, you’ll find someone, who thinks or feels exactly the way you do.

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Mixtape #22 – More and More 90s

If there is one genre that gets me going, it’s 90s music, and there is nothing I can do about it. It was an important part of my childhood and I miss almost everything from that time. Gladly, I feel like music from this era has been re-incorporated into our lives a lot more, over the past few years. A blast from the past is cool and just works because a lot of people have important memories connected to these songs. You can definitely find me on the dancefloor, whenever Spice Girls or Backstreet Boys are blasting from the speakers. Therefore, I just had to put together another list with some of my favorite 90s tunes. One just wasn’t enough.

Mixtape 90s music

01. Captain Hollywood Project – More and More
02. Vengaboys – Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!
03. The Kelly Family – Fell In Love With An Alien
04. Culture Beat – Mr. Vain
05. Real 2 Real – I Like To Move It
06. TLC – Red Light Special
07. Backstreet Boys – I Want It That Way
08. Spice Girls – Who Do You Think You Are
09. B*Witched – Blame It On The Weatherman
10. Caught In The Act – Love Is Everywhere
11. No Doubt – Just A Girl
12. Captain Jack – Captain Jack
13. Britney Spears – … Baby One More Time
14. Sinéad O’Connor – Nothing Compares 2 U
15. Take That – Never Forget
16. Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
17. La Bouche – be My Lover
18. Blümchen – Boomerang
19. Montell Jordan – This Is How We Do It
20. N*Sync – Here We Go
21. S Club 7 – Bring It All Back
22. Hanson – Mmmbop
23. Los Del Rio – Macarena
24. 20 Fingers – Short Dick Man
25. Two Unlimited – No Limit
26. Prince Ital Joe Feat. Marky Mark – United
27. Whigfield – Saturday Night
28. Run-D.M.C. vs. Jason Nevins – It’s Like That
29. Haddaway – What Is Love
30. Corona – The Rhythm Of The Night

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Goodbye June 2018

Goodbye June,

and hello July. Can you believe that half a year is already over? And boy, what a busy month this was. I am definitely not used to having plans, all the time. I need so much time for myself, it’s insane. I was out and about every weekend and I also had two weeks off from work, which were also packed with plans. But since I didn’t travel anywhere, which I’m still a bit sad about, I couldn’t just do nothing. As much as I love the thought, I don’t have that much time to waste.

I spent a lot of time on the road, but it was definitely worth it. When my mom was still in the clinic, I visited her and we enjoyed the beautiful weather together. The poor woman even visited an old castle with me, crutches in hand and all. But she’s a tough cookie, so we did not just sit around doing nothing. The city Bernkastel-Kues is really beautiful, with lots of old architecture, which of course I had to take a million pictures of. We also went on a boat tour and a sightseeing bus tour. The weather was amazing, as it has been for most of June, and some quality time together never hurts.

My two weeks off started with a weekend full of laughter. I went to the zoo with two of my besties and what can I say – it was absolutely wonderful. When you know people for a million years, it’s just the best. And I always go to the zoo with these two, so it was just perfect. So much laughing, talking, catching up – almost makes me wish, I was still in school, where I can see my friends everyday. So that was fun. And the Sunday after, we wanted to do canoeing with the whole group, but one girl got sick, so we ended up having a nice breakfast, instead. Two days of getting up super early, but it was so worth it. There is seriously no better time than with my girls.

For the first time ever, my god son spent a whole weekend at my place and it was fun, but definitely reminded me of why I just don’t want kids. I mean, I’m just not cut out for it and I have zero patience for everyone older that like three. I took him to an amusement park, where everything was appropriate for his age and what happened? He can’t wait to go on the roller coaster, but then realizes, after only one ride, that he’s too scared and it’s not for him. Minimum age started at FOUR. He’s SEVEN and a half. Imagine my disappointment. Lesson learned. But we got along well. I also took him to see miniature trains, made him all kinds of junk food and whatever else you do with kids.

After that, spent some days at my grandma’s house and I love how insanely happy it makes her, when I’m there. And she just does everything for me, so I was definitely able to chill. Another fun thing was going shopping at Primark, which I do like once a year. I went absolutely nuts and just bought whatever I felt like buying. Not many clothes though, cause I looked horrible in everything. But good thing they had enough Disney stuff I don’t need that I could buy. Took it all home.

I also went to a wedding, which was nice. Although I have to admit that I’m a bit over them, cause I’m never ever just a guest. This time it was singing and taking pictures. So much stress. But otherwise fun. And it’s nice to get a little dolled up, once in a while. The highlight of the month was a day with my best friend, though. I went to Mainz and we did basically everything I wanted. I got to eat some of my favorite food, we went to a Disney exhibition, she made a real effort to take cute pictures of me and we really just laughed all day long. Definitely my favorite day of the month.

At this point, I would also love to tell you how much I enjoyed watching the World Cup, but I rather not. What the hell Germany??? But since it happened to so many great teams, I guess it’s ok. Pretty disappointing, but nothing that can be done about it. The best team should win and we were so far away from that, it’s ridiculous. So I’ll tell you that aside from having a blast, I also did things like deep-clean my whole room, get my car fixed, some doctor’s appointments. Super interesting, I know. But overall, I jut had a really great month.

Enjoy the sunshine while it lasts. Buy things you don’t need but that make you really happy. Spend time with your loved ones. Laugh uncontrollably. Put yourself first. Give your room, house or wherever you live a good cleaning. Cook your favorite meal and really enjoy eating it. Have a movie night. Make somebody smile.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Lovely life
vacation time  trips to the zoo  spending time with my grandma  when you catch people stalking you  sunshine  pretty architecture  getting money from your tax return unexpected presents  going nuts at Primark  all things Disney  The World Cup  Chrissy Teigen compliments crying from laughter breakfast with friends a good Pad Thai a good clean of your place hanging around in your towel, doing nothing great take-out food Vapiano spending time with my besties buying stuff you don’t really need quality time with my god son Hello Fresh being 9 years on Twitter getting dolled up fun weddings a pretty scenery for pictures candy subscription box

Movies I loved watching
Everything, Everything
Paper Towns
Pocahontas

Interesting articles and videos
Ten of the most memorable David LaChapelle moments // 49 Bilder, die niemand versteht, der nicht in Deutschland aufgewachsen ist // Instagram Tips For Bloggers – From Instagram Themselves

My June posts
Goodbye May // Things To Do During Your Staycation

My June Instagrams
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Things To Do During Your Staycation

I have to be honest. A staycation wasn’t what I had imagined for my two weeks off from work, but it is what it is. Ideally, I would now be lying by the pool somewhere in Italy, or explore a beautiful city, I haven’t been before. Unfortunately, this didn’t quite work out. The problem is that most of the time, I don’t have anyone to travel with and I definitely thought about going by myself, but it’s ridiculous how expensive it is. You totally get punished for being single. And no, I don’t want to get a bed in some hostel with ten strangers. That’s just not my thing.

So I decided to stay home. I could have just relaxed and done nothing for two weeks, which is often what I opt for, but for once, I made plans for almost everyday. It’s crazy how fast a vacation always goes by, no matter what you do, but I’m making the most of it. So I’m sharing things you can do during a staycation, in case you need some tips for yours.

Bernkastel-Kues Burg Landshut

1. Go on a special shopping spree and treat yourself
As a teenager, shopping was the greatest thing in the world. Nowadays, I hate it. It’s exhausting and I feel terrible in dressing rooms with awful lighting. Those do not motivate me to buy anything new to wear. But once a year, I go to Primark. I have to drive for 1,5 hours, so I don’t do that very often. I love doing this during a vacation because I can go on a weekday, which leaves the store a lot less full. This year, I went absolutely nuts and bought three bags full of stuff I don’t need and it made me truly happy. Now, I’ can go back to online shopping. It’s important to treat yourself, so go and see what your favorite stores have to offer.

2. Spend lots of time with friends and family
Time shared with others is usually the best. Even though I didn’t have anyone to travel with, it doesn’t mean I don’t have people I can have a good time with. When I have some time off, I especially try to meet with people I don’t see too often. This time, my god son spent a whole weekend at my place and we did lots of fun activities and I always try to do something special for him. I also visit my grandma and stay with her for a bit, even though she doesn’t have wi-fi. But it makes her happier than anything else. In general, family is pretty high on my agenda. But also fun dates with friends. Ideally, you and one of your besties are on leave at the same time.

Landesmuseum Mainz Disney

3. Pursue your hobbies
Sometimes, it’s really hard for me to fit my hobbies into my daily schedule. So when you have some extra time, it’s nice to get back into it. I love scrapbooking but instead of just having all the things out and do a page or two everyday, I don’t and pretty much leave it for vacation time. I also have more time for writing, photography, I can do a puzzle or whatever else I like. All the things you can’t really manage during any regular week – now is the time.

4. Plan activities and little day trips to fun places
No matter if the weather is good or not, there is so much you can do. Since I have a car, I can drive wherever I want to and Germany certainly has a lot to offer. Visit a zoo or an amusement park, go canoeing with your friends, play mini-golf, listen to good music at a festival, go climbing, visit a new city or one you already know and really love or whatever comes to your mind. I could just go on and on with this list.

5. Clean and declutter
I admit, this doesn’t sound like the most fun thing to do, but since I know how great you feel afterward, go for it. I still live at home but have a pretty big room with lots and lots of stuff in it. Furthermore, I have more stuff in the basement and it’s often just a huge mess. Deep cleaning my room usually takes me like two days (breaks and procrastination included) and I just don’t really have the time or nerve to do this during a work week. And boy can decluttering work wonders. It may not sound fun, but it actually is cause you find things you forgot about and get rid of things you really don’t need.

6. Go outside
Well, this is pretty rich coming from me, but it’s the thought that counts, right?! I’m definitely not the most outdoorsy person, which doesn’t mean that I don’t know about all the great things in front of my door. I guess the problem is where I live. In my super small village, you can go for a walk and that’s it. I would definitely be outside much more, if I was living in a city, but oh well. I could also go hiking, lie by a lake, ride a bike, but none of it really is for me, although I should really work on my tan. But if you love being outdoors no matter where, go for it.

7. Just chill
No matter how many plans you have, taking time for yourself is super important. When I have two weeks off from work, ideally, I return to the office relaxed and full of energy. That doesn’t always work but at least I try. I’m someone who needs a lot of me-time, and over the past few months, I didn’t have much of it. Idiot me got too motivated though, and hardly put in chill days. But I’ve already changed some plans because after only a week, I was super exhausted and that’s just not what a vacation should be about. Always make sure to put in a chill day, where you sleep a lot, maybe binge-watch a new TV show, read a good book, put on a facemask or whatever else makes you happy.

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Goodbye May 2018

Goodbye May,

and hello June. Can anyone believe that half of the year is almost over? That’s just crazy. But what I am really sad about is that it’s not May anymore, cause all those holiday’s were amazing. Extra free days are the best. Especially, cause last month was still pretty stressful and I can’t put into words how over all of this I am. I love my family, but I just really want everything back to normal cause, I hate being this tired and busy. I have two weeks off this month and I’m planning on only doing things for myself, no matter what! Man, I really need to move out!

There was a lot going on in May and aside from feeling sorry for myself, I managed to squeeze in a few fun things. I was invited to one of my besties wedding and it was nice, but damn did I feel lonely. But she had her prefect day and I was happy to be a part of it. And any excuse for buying a new dress is good. I actually bought another one cause there is a wedding this month, as well. I mean, I don’t want to look the same in all the wedding pictures, so I really had no choice.

I had a nice brunch with my girls, I went to see the musical “Tanz der Vampire” which was good, but not even close to my favorites. I had a movie date and watched “I feel pretty” GO Amy Shumer and I especially loved being in an escape room. You do feel a bit stupid for all the clues you miss, but it’s so much fun. And eventually, we did make it out in time. We had a little help, but we definitely did a good job.

Sunset

I also had my grandma’s dog for a bit and I really loved hanging out with him. I definitely didn’t feel alone, but I really do not want to have a pet. Animals are super cute and all, but that’s just not going to happen. I don’t have the time or the nerve for it. But for a week or two, I’ll perfectly take care of yours. He’s a real cutie, though.

The other highlights of my month revolve around my TV addiction. It was time for the Eurovision Song Contest again and yeah, I know it’s cheesy and all, but so much fun. And of course there was the royal wedding. If you didn’t watch Harry and Meghan get married, are you even living right?! It was so beautiful and I hope they’ll be forever happy, cause they’re so cute together. I was a bit disappointed by her dress though, but every bride should wear whatever she wants. And honestly, she’d look good in a potato sack. I’m really not for marriage, but I sure as hell love weddings. And of course I got all hyped up about Meghan and started watching “Suits”. Surprise, I’m hooked. And not to forget “13 Reasons Why” was craaazyyy, but it’s so important and so good.

So that’s it for the month. May was not bad, the weather was pretty good, I did some fun things and the rest will hopefully all fall into place, soon. I just can’t wait for my two weeks off from work because I really need it and I will hopefully fill them with great memories. I got some things planned that I’m looking forward to. So fingers crossed that everything will just be fab.

Buy a new dress. Turn up the music in your car really loud and sing your heart out. Take a day all for yourself. Find a new favorite TV show and binge it. Go for a walk. Grab some ice cream and enjoy a hopefully sunny and great month of June.

Tons of love,
Hailey

Balloons in the sky

Lovely life
the royal wedding Eurovision Song Contest musicals escape rooms summer music having a doggy around Suits great movie soundtracks dresses with pockets weddings lots of holiday’s listening to rain David Beckham still being the hottest guy on the block brunch with friends 13 Reasons Why season 2 Disney Store deliveries parking in the teacher’s parking of your old school giving a class Tinder entertainment shower + fresh pj’s + fresh sheets a good Bratwurst Mustangs (cars) Chinese buffet girl time going for walks cute postcards roasted veggies ice cream bell peppers filled with ground beef

Songs I love
RuPaul – Sissy That Walk
Alvaro Soler – La Cintura
Wincent Weiss – An Wunder

Movies I loved watching
The Greatest Showman
I Feel Pretty
The Kissing Booth

My May posts
Goodbye April // Eurovision Song Contest 2018 // Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

My May Instagrams
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Happy Birthday, Mickey Mouse!

As a huge Disney fan, I find it important to honor the cartoon character that started it all. The wonderful Mickey Mouse was created in 1928 by Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks at the Walt Disney Studios. While most people think that Mickey first appeared in the short film “Steamboat Willie”, which was one of the first sound cartoons, the mouse actually made it’s first appearance in a short called “Plane Crazy” on May 15th in 1928. Therefore, today we celebrate 90 years of Mickey Mouse, the mouse that started it all. Happy  Birthday, Mickey. Thank you for all the wonderful memories you gave generation after generation.

When I was a baby, I lived in the States for the first time and my parents bought a ginormous mouse that we had for a million years. Maybe it’s still in the attic, although the red pants went missing, years ago. And I also had a little one and I guess, this was all the start of my Disney obsession. Just seeing traces of the mouse ears makes me smile and of course it’s an absolute must to buy some when you’re at Disneyland.

I love Mickey. I love Minnie. I love the whole “Mickey & Friends” characters because they’re really unique and funny. I mean, have you been to Toontown? It’s one of my absolute favorite parts at Disneyland. And the houses are just all adorable and I can really imagine each character living there. Because let’s be honest, they’re real, right?!

So who knows if the wonderful world of Disney would be the same today, if it wasn’t for the mouse.

“I only hope that we never lose sight of one thing – that it was all started by a mouse.”

– Walt Disney, Disneyland; October 27, 1954

Therefore, I want to point out my favorite memories, places, things and everything else that has to do with it. I know that my life certainly wouldn’t be the same without it and it’s a huge part of why I’m never really going to grow up. And why should I? Everything that Disney has given the world is meaningful to me. And yes, I have looked deep into the subject, and it didn’t change anything, no matter how much there is to criticize. I’m not a fool, I just won’t let anything or anyone take this happiness away from me. So here are some random things about me and my Disney life and I’m happy about all of it.

The first Disney movie I’ve watched was “The Beauty and the Beast” because my uncle recorded it on a VHS for me and until today, it’s my favorite Disney movie.

The first time I went to Disneyland, I was probably seven years old. My family and I were on holiday in San Diego and my dad and grandma took me and my brother there.

20 years later, I went back to Disneyland California and it was as fun as I remembered it.

Disneyland Paris is prettier, though.

My room will always look a little like Disneyland and I wouldn’t want it any other way.

I have more than 50 stuffed Disney characters in my room. They’re all animals because I don’t like the human characters as plushies.

I either want to be Belle or Pocahontas. What a difference, right?!

I cry every time I watch Mulan.

My first movie at a German theatre was “Aladdin.” In an American theatre “The Lion King.”

I stood in line at Disneyland to get my picture taken with a Disney Princess. I hoped for Belle, I got Aurora. What a disappointment.

Mom took me to Disneyland Paris after graduating from school at age 20. It was one of the best trips ever. She even helped me chase down characters to get a picture.

When I was an au pair, I constantly played the Disney Music channel on iTunes and sang to my little baby girl, all day, everyday.

When the music of the broadway musical “The Lion King” started playing, I started crying.

I mainly sleep in Disney clothing.

I once added an extra day of uni to my schedule, because there was a Disney seminar and I couldn’t not go. I would’ve gone any time of the week.

Walk of Fame Mickey Mouse

My BA-thesis, two papers and a presentation for uni were about Disney.

As a baby, I had swimming pants with baby Minnie and Mickey on them and I still have them.

As a kid, I had this little recording machine and the one song I sang a million and one times was “Colors of the Wind” from “Pocahontas. I probably still have a tape somewhere.

I’m not willing to spend like 100 Euros on clothes without properly thinking about it, but let me walk into a Disney Store and I’ll pay whatever they say without batting an eyelid.

When I lived in San Francisco, I loved that there was a Disney Store and I went there a lot. So when I had to leave the city, I made sure to go one last time and properly say goodbye. I even uttered the word. I didn’t kiss the window.

The older I got, the worse my Disney obsession got.

My goal is to have all the Disney movies on DVD, especially the classics. I’m close, but I still have to work on it.

I have a new Disney backpack and it’s the cutest thing ever. I use it all the time, when I don’t have to carry around really heavy things, and it makes me smile, every time I see it.

I don’t know most Disney songs in my mother tongue German, because I always watched the movies in English.

I would love to be a Disney Princess at one of the parks for a day, but I’m sure that the kids would annoy me after only a few minutes, so more than 24 hours is not an option.

I’ve never been on Splash Mountain.

When I buy gifts for kids, I often buy Disney stuff, even if the parents are not much into it. A proper education can’t start early enough.

I’m absolutely addicted to the Disney Emoji game. It’s the main reason now, why I’m often running late or go to bed, too late. I just absolutely love it. Currently working on hitting level 200.

At Disneyland Paris, I bought a pair of little hand blown glass slippers and I broke one of them, which is actually pretty fitting, since I have one left, like in the fairytale.

I was on a school trip in Tuscany and in Florence, I wanted to go shopping, but the stores sucked. Then I saw people with bags from the Disney Store. I followed them, asked them and after what felt like forever, found the store. I was so happy.

To be continued . . .

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