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In my previous DCP post I gave you a general overview of what the program is. This post deals with the interviews involved in being accepted into the Disney College Program. There are three steps: the application, the web based interview (WBI) and the phone interview. Please watch the video below for in depth information on all of these steps.

While applying you have to indicate which roles (jobs) you would be willing to do at the parks and/or resorts. Because of this, I have also included some info on the available roles.

Even if you have no interest in applying for the Disney College Program yourself, you may be interested in watching this video to see me describe my journey through their hiring process.

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How to Reprimand Your Rock Star cover

Guess what is almost here? That’s right, the release of Mina Vaughn’s new sexy novel, How to Reprimand Your Rock Star. As a huge fan of her 2013 release, How to Discipline Your Vampire, I am so excited to read this book. If you recall, that book actually started off with a rock star roleplay scene. So we already know that she knows what she’s doing in this area.

Her new tale is about a female college basketball player, Thea, and her budding romance with a rock star, Keaton. The author, Mina Vaughn, was kind enough to send me some info on the book including the cover art above and the excerpt below.

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I am looking forward to How to Reprimand Your Rock Star this summer (July 21st) as well as her future releases.

She currently has yet another book on her menu, How to Punish Your Playboy, that is scheduled to come out in Spring of 2015. According to her blog that title is about “a pin-up model and the naughty restaurateur she manages to tame. You’ll love watching her teach this spoiled playboy a lesson.” Yum, this novel also has a female domination streak. As a switch, I totally dig that.

I love how Mina creates strong characters and a role reversal that we don’t often see in other romance novels.

You can pre-order How to Reprimand Your Rock Star here. While you are awaiting its release, don’t forget to check out How to Discipline Your Vampire as well. (Note: These are affiliate links.)

author Mina Vaughn

For more on Mina Vaughn you can visit the following:
official tumblr
official twitter
official Facebook
goodreads author page
official YouTube

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This post is for the Film Experience’s Hit Me With Your Best Shot series. In this series you choose a frame of a movie that means something to you. I talked about the movie not long ago in a Netflix post so I’m not really going to say to much about it here.

Even though I’d watched it earlier this year I had no idea what I would choose as my favorite shot. It’s not that the film isn’t beautiful, it’s just that I remember it more for it’s music.

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In the end I went with this shot. It’s very simple. However it seems quite meaningful. It’s when Pocahontas and John are meeting for the first time. He is putting his hand out to help her up and it shows an initial trust on her part to actually take it.

Of course I couldn’t resist taking a few more screencaps for fun.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Beautiful shot by very talented animators. I can see why multiple bloggers chose this shot.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

Governor Ratcliffe is a terrible human being but he has wonderful taste in (dream) apparel.

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aw, their first kiss

I have pugs so during my recent viewings of the film I couldn’t help but get a kick out of Percy the pug. So here are some fun Percy caps.

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You can read Nathaniel’s thoughts on the film here and click here to see everyone’s picks from Pocahontas.

Pocahontas is currently available on Netflix Instant Streaming

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4 out of 5

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Last year, I had the opportunity to dine at Lautrec at Nemacolin Woodlands in Farmington, PA. I was at the hotel on unrelated business with some time to kill. The restaurant was recommended to me by the hotel staff. I was immediately taken with the name, Lautrec. It is in reference to the well known painter Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. You may recall a portrayal of him in the film Moulin Rouge by actor John Leguizamo.

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The name was most likely chosen due to the fact that Lautrec was French and this restaurant specializes in upscale European style dining. The decor, mood and service was fabulous. A red and gold color scheme were utilized. The wait staff was both friendly and prompt.

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The food was delicious and affordable considering the style of the restaurant. I would say that the menu is medium priced though it is a fine dining restaurant where I would expect to pay more. I ordered a lox bagel with all of the fixings and an orange juice. This was the first time I had an actual bagel prepared with lox and salmon. The juice was good. The bagel was amazing. Everything on it was fresh and delicious. The juice was around $3 and the bagel meal was a bit over $10. My father had the classic breakfast. He enjoyed his meal as well.

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The bathrooms for the restaurant are both stylish (heavy on the gold decor) and cleanly. I highly recommend this establishment to anyone visiting the area.

You can check out the official site for this restaurant here

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5 out of 5

It’s so cheesy it’s practically fondue! I love that.

Warning: There are spoilers.

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Kevin Kline and Romany Malco providing a much needed public service.

When I first heard about the premise of Last Vegas a few years back I thought, that’s an immediate pass. I will not be watching that. Old guys in a rip off of The Hangover? No thank you.

Then the trailer came out and I saw that basically everyone is in this movie. You get Kevin Kline (yum), Michael Douglas, Robert DeNiro and Morgan Freeman. That’s an awesome cast.

Did it look silly, over the top and predictable? Yes. Did I want to see it? Yes. Now that I’ve finally gotten around to renting it, I have to say WATCH IT. It’s super fun.

It’s a simple plot, four OLD friends reunite for the first time in a LONG time in Las Vegas. Michael Douglas is a high powered lothario (I know, I feel like I’m in the wrong decade too) who has decided to finally tie the knot. Where does he propose? At a friend’s funeral, cuz he’s just that romantic.

He calls up all of his old buddies to get them to attend his quickie wedding to his 30something girlfriend and it quickly turns into a crazy bachelor party. There are, predictably, but hilariously none the less, a ton of jokes about her age BTW.

Wait, before we actually get to Vegas we are treated to a bit of each fellow’s life: Kline is referred to as the Bionic man as he wears a hearing aid, has a replacement hip and a full medicine cabinet, Morgan Freeman is being babied by his adult son because he had a minor stroke at some point and Robert De Niro is a grouchy shut in (surely they jest, De Niro angry? Nah).

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On to Vegas, these guys are not quite up to speed on today’s scene. Luckily due to some magic on Freeman’s part the guys luck into getting their own personal assistant, the always fab Romany Malco. He helps guide them around the Vegas lifestyle and eventually gets very into it as well.

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There’s so much partying, Vegas baby! It’s off the chain. Yes, that is a cameo by LMFAO!

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The standout for me is definitely Morgan Freeman. He gets the best lines, “I feel like a princess” and “these Red Bull and vodkas, I feel like I’m getting drunk and electrocuted at the same time”. Plus his character facilitates much of the plot.

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There is also a competitive horn dog/grudge thing going on between Douglas and De Niro. Enter the always beautiful, Mary Steenburgen as a lounge singer.

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standout suits and yes, Turtle from Entourage

Without giving absolutely everything away, watch out for the shopping montage, woot and another unexpected, yet totally in sync with the storyline, cameo.

Sit back, have fun with it, don’t pick it apart and you will probably enjoy this flick.

You can rent or buy Last Vegas on Amazon here (affiliate link)

Photos are via the official Last Vegas twitter

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