I've been in Florida for a week now and it seems like I brought the "cold" with me. When I left Michigan this past Sunday, the temperature was a brisk 0 degrees. I bundled up in woolen socks, a few sweaters, and my Tims. By the time I reached Florida, it was 80 degrees outside and I was melting.
However, for the past few days it has been in the 40's and 50's down here in Florida. I've seen people walking around in long parkas and heavy knit scarves, in forty degree weather. Floridians do not understand what cold really means.
The weather had been warmer when I began car shopping, the day after my arrival. My dad and I had been researching cars for the past month, with many of our top choices being sold before I even reached Florida. After dealing with some rude sales personnel at a few dealerships, I finally found a cute Mitsubishi Galant that was just what I was looking for.
I officially arrived in Orlando this past Wednesday and headed straight to Disney's intern check-in. The emails we were sent regarding check-in had said we could be in "casual" attire. I took this to heart and arrived in leggings and a t-shirt. To my surprise, everyone else was dressed in business casual. Apparently, I missed the memo.
From there, I headed to the corporate housing that Disney provides for its Professional Interns. The grounds at the apartment complex are beautiful, with ponds and tropical trees at every turn. Even the view from our balcony looks like a painting.
A day like this in Michigan would be occasion enough to go sit on the docks and tan. But here in Florida, everyone was boarded up inside since it was too cold for them. On the other hand, I was sitting out on our balcony having breakfast in shorts and a tank.
While these past few days have been a bit lazy, I officially start work on Monday. Today I get to spend the afternoon at Disney University going through orientation! I've heard that it is a lot of fun and they have a few surprises in store for us.