Let’s not dwell on that awful Hurricane Sandy that trapped me in Florida for longer than intended, but fortunately caused no serious damage to my family or house. And I’m praying for those that were not as fortunate. So sad to see the destruction and loss.
Instead, let me tell you about what I did while I was away. I wrote. Yes, that I did. And it takes discipline (major!) to work when you’re so close to your favorite place, Disney World. There were days that I actually left parks to go back to my room and write. And even though I didn’t get as much done as I wanted (exhaustion!), I did manage to put in some time with the manuscript. Which, to my way of thinking, earned me this little treat:
The King Cupcake.
I stayed at a place called Pop Century, one of Disney’s value resorts (which, considering Disney prices, honestly is a good value), a resort that celebrates pop culture through the 50s-90s. I was in the 50s building, so… bowling pin staircases, a giant jukebox next to the bowling pin pool, enormous Lady and the Tramp statues at either end of the pool area (Lady and the Tramp, released in 1955). And in the resort’s food court bakery, a cupcake dedicated to Elvis Presley.
This little beauty had moist and delicious chocolate cake, banana custard filling, peanut butter frosting, a chocolate drizzle, and… BACON! Crispy candied diced bacon sprinkled over the top. Over the top indeed! This cupcake was amazing. I’m still dreaming of it.
And because I believe in treating myself for work well done (a little too self-indulgent, I am), I also tried the tie-dyed cheesecake. It’s cheesecake with all these fabulous colors on a red velvet cake base. Yes!
And besides indulging in delectable treats ( I also visited the World Showcase Food and Wine Festival), I met some amazing people and made some new friends. Hopefully new friends who will run out and buy all my books, but hey- I will love them even if they don’t. I was at Disney World for the 15th anniversary party of a group called INTERCOT. If you love Disney, or even just need a little Disney trip advice, pop on by and we’ll help you out over there. I’m known as SBETigg in INTERCOT circles. Oh, I’ve revealed my secret identity. Yes, it’s true, my Disney geekdom really runs that deep.
Do you have any secret identities? If you had to pick a resort building based on a decade, which would you choose? Love bacon? Think it belongs on a cupcake? Or would you rather have that cheesecake? What’s your favorite indulgence?