Cheat Codes for Real Life 5/13/2015

Cheat Codes for Real Life
Cheat Codes for Real Life

The month of May is upon us, and that means vacation time is right around the corner. At FirstandMonday.com, you probably have learned we believe in working smarter, not harder. But what if we could give you some Cheat Codes for Real Life that don’t involve working at all? Sounds solid, right? With that in mind, today’s edition is focused on how to life hack your vacation this summer. While we had planned to make this a general vacation advice selection, it occurs to us that our demographic skews hard in one of two directions – single guys and those more family oriented. As such, let’s start with the advice most relevant to our single friends (or guys who somehow got a kitchen pass from the missus) – LAS VEGAS! So, you already know how to do Vegas, huh? They send a private jet for you, limo you to the casino, put you up in a Villa or Rain Man-esque Suite, and comp damn everything. Then why the hell are you reading this? For the rest of you here some tips on when, where, and how to do Vegas right. Oh, and for the guys rolling like that above, we know that’s just the story you are going to be using to impress your new online friends in our free forums, so go ahead and read this so you can be more like the baller you aspire to be. First things first, Las Vegas is in the middle of the desert, so a lot of people don’t find going there in the Summer to be wise. Well, allow us to present you with another take: 7-Reasons-Las-Vegas-is-the-Best-in-Summer - Copy   Everyone going to Vegas, and we mean everyone, should plan some level of budget. Yeah, yeah, it will be blown after that terrible run at the tables your first night, but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t try to set a budget, and not just for your gambling expenses. A couple of different approaches and examples of what and where you can go for these ranges: 9007f1c9ec25196e4186c97a6d85502d - Copy For those that really plan to do Vegas cheap (not sure why you are going to Vegas and trying to do it that cheap, but hey, no judgment) here are some more tips on getting the most for the least: hacking-vegas - Copy And one more, because we know that one bad run on the tables will probably end up being two or three more bad runs before your trip is over: Marriott_travel+hacking+vegas_V2 - Copy But, on the other hand, if you should hit big, and we hope you do, allow us to help you spend your winnings (no, we aren’t going to suggest hookers and drugs): Las_Vegas-Luxe_Vegas - Copy   On the opposite end of the spectrum, some of you are probably having to do the family vacation thing, and regrettably, that may mean a trip to the Land of the Rat, er, we mean Disney World. What, doing a Vegas topic with Disney hacks is blasphemous?  Probably, but because Vegas is the Disney for adults, just roll with us here.  First off, the real problem with Disney is not the parks, the prices, or event the heat.  It’s all the people.  So, if you must go, please consult this handy schedule to plan your trip accordingly, and by all means, show it to your wife to suggest times that aren’t in the middle of the Florida Summer: 870d5c066662ed44cfe98ddca3104d73 - Copy   Once you are at Disney, all the preparation in the world cannot possibly prepare you for the challenges you will face, usually from your own flesh and blood, but again, the hordes of people aren’t that pleasant either.  With that in mind, make sure you come prepared.  Download Disney’s free app – My Disney Mobile Experience.  It will let you map your location in all the parks, determine live wait times, book FastPass times, make lunch and dinner reservations, and overall manage your whole experience.  Definitely a pro move that is often overlooked. mde6 - Copy   Get it at the ITunes App Store or the Google Play Store Lastly, no reason you can’t have just a little fun with the costumed employees running around the park (no pervs, we aren’t making a lurid reference to Elsa from Frozen).  Disney is set on making this experience authentic, so while most characters can’t actually talk to you, you can still have some fun interactions.

For the Princesses:

◾Ask Ariel if you can be a mermaid

◾Ask Aurora if she likes to take naps

◾Ask Belle for a book recommendation

◾Tell Belle that Beast is very big and scary

◾Give Snow White an apple

◾Complement any of the Princesses on their dresses

For the Toy Story characters:

◾Ask Green Army to march with you then pose with a great salute

◾Tell Buzz he is a toy…a T. O. Y. toy!

◾Ask Buzz if you can push his reset button

◾Ask Buzz to go into Latin mode

◾Ask Woody if Andy’s name is on the bottom of his boot

Regrettably, one of our all time favorites has been eliminated from the Toy Story interactions.  The sheer joy of trolling the employees and kids around by doing this cannot be overstated: 526950_4880264127749_1016052653_n - Copy

Mickey’s gang:

◾Propose marriage to Daisy or ask for a kiss

◾Ask Donald why he doesn’t have as much stuff in the parks as Mickey

◾Ask Donald why he doesn’t wear pants

◾Tell Donald you like his performance in the Aflac commercials

◾Ask Goofy if he’s ever taken Pluto for a walk

◾Ask Minnie if Mickey has given her a ring yet

◾Tell Pluto he should get a never-ending supply of dog bones

Pooh & friends:

◾Ask Eeyore where his tail is

◾Tell Eeyore “I’m sorry, I didn’t notice you there”

◾Ask him if he would like a sausage biscuit or BLT

◾Ask Pooh why he doesn’t wear pants

◾Ask Pooh where you can locate some honey because you have a rumbly in your tummy

Other favorites:

◾Stand behind Captain Hook and go tick tock, tick tock or call him a codfish

◾Ask Chip and Dale which one is Alvin and which one is Simon. Ask where Theodore is at

◾Ask Lady Tremaine (Cinderella’s Step Mother) which daughter is her favorite

◾Tell Mary Poppins that you heard only Mary Poppins can say “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” backwards

◾Greet Peter Pan with a loud “Cock a doodle doo”

◾Bring Rafiki a Simba plush. He’ll lift it up like in the movie

◾Ask one of Cinderella’s Step Sisters to sing

◾Ask the Step Sisters which is the pretty one

◾Offer your son to marry one of the step sisters

◾Ask Stitch what his badness level is

◾Tell Thumper to stay out of your flower beds