Sunday Morning, Disney Style.

I had such a leisurely Sunday morning today, which was a nice change of pace. Waking up after 8, I whipped up some homemade waffles and boiled water for tea. Tea is an essential part of my day. (I abandoned coffee years ago because I could never get the grounds-to-water ratio right in the coffee maker.) I take my tea very seriously – whether to go loose leaf or bagged, by the pot or single cup, everyday Twinnings or special occasion Fortnum and Mason – it’s almost a religious experience for me. So this morning, because I was feeling decadent about sleeping in, skipping church and making waffles, I decided to go all out with a loose leaf Fortnum and Mason, and to make it extra special, got down my favorite Pirates of the Caribbean mug and steeped up the perfect brew in my Mickey tea ball. Accompanied by the spectacular sounds of The Dave Brubeck Quartet “Dave Digs Disney” I brewed a delicious cup of tea in the perfect Mickey tea ball in my favorite Pirates mug and my day was off to a sensational start. (BTW, if you are not familiar with Dave Brubeck, especially this particular album, please please please – do yourself a favor and check it out. It will change your ears forever.)

The whole morning just got me to thinking – little things like a Disney classic courtesy of a jazz legend, accompanied by a lovely cup of tea brewed in the head of Mickey Mouse, served in a Pirates mug can really set a Sunday apart. So as Monday morning draws near, maybe we should all figure out a way to set it apart with a little Disney magic. In my experience, every Monday needs a little magic, and what better way to set the bar for the week than with something Disney.

Kristen

Mousetalgia Kristen may be best known for her color commentary, but she also brings her inquiring mind and insatiable appetite for new and exciting Disney-related experiences to the podcast.

In addition to her on-the-scene reports, Kristen is also the Mousetalgia house musician, and often records various themes and tunes for the show on her accordion (or her concertina, her piano, her banjo, or some other various rhythm instrument she finds laying around her home), putting her degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music to good use.

After having spent a season in sub-Saharan Africa as a professional storyteller reporting on the HIV/AIDS epidemic, Kristen has a special insight into the value of humor and perspective, and Kristen brings this joie de vivre to Mousetalgia. As a member of D23, the Cartoon Art Museum, and the Walt Disney Family Museum, Kristen rarely misses an opportunity to report on West Coast-based Disney happenings.

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