|There's a snake in my boots|
But with the shirts, I don't want just any old Mickey Mouse Tee. That's too easy, you can find that kind of stuff anywhere. I like to find more unique shirts, like vintage Mickey, or Disneyland shirts, or the trio of shirts I bought when I went to Pixar. I want to show my devotion, but I also want to show that I have a taste for the original. It can be hard sometimes, seeing as Disney merchandise is not exactly a rarity.
For my senior portraits, those exciting photos you take when you graduate high school, I once again went for the combination of uniqueness and Disney. I have two outfits in the series of pictures: one a blue button down with a Mickey Ears Class of 2009 mortar board, the other, a homemade Woody costume. The latter of which was used for my senior portrait in the yearbook, accompanied by the quote "There's a snake in my boots." It was both a funny gesture and something that I will always cherish. Woody, Buzz and the rest of the gang had a huge influence on my primary education days, and really my life.
|What we sent to the relatives|
I just got a pair of Disney aluminum water bottles, and have Woody and Buzz Pez machines adorning my TV. If I need to store stuff, I have a Buzz and Woody backpack. My point is, I'm awesome. Not really. I guess my point may be that I'm a little obsessed with Toy Story, but that's not it either.
Having all this Disney gear makes me feel good. Not because I'm a typical American consumer who loves to buy things, though that may be a part of it.
It's because when I look at these things, when I wear these things, it puts me in the happy place I inhabit while watching the movies or walking through the parks. I guess that's why anyone wears a jersey or a concert tee. With Disney, it's more of a profound connection. It just makes me feel so happy.
How do you feel when you put on Disney apparel?