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Snack Value at Disney World – Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich!

A great way to get your money’s worth at WDW – the Ice Cream Cookie Sandwich.

Two huge cookies, and two huge scoops of ice cream. Current price (as of 1.10.2013) is $5.29 pre-tax. There’s enough treat there to make three or four people happy–just ask for an extra bowl or two and split up the ice cream. It’s waaay to much for one person, even in our family. Compare that with the $13 or so for us to make everyone happy at Redberry or Marble Slab outside the parks, and this is a pretty good deal. We use it as an end-of-the-day reward for good behavior.

If you’re on the Dining Plan, it only counts as a single snack credit!

The Disney Food Blog has more info on this gem!

My Ghetto Gym


I’m not really too keen on paying for a gym membership every month, and at this point I’m not really interested in building new muscle or bulking up either. I really just want to do some core workouts and focus on toning and endurance to supplement triathlon training. So I was looking around the web and found some stuff on the Bulgarian training bag–pricey. I also found Matt Wichlinski, who has a great video on making your own, so I thought I’d give it a shot.

The only thing I did different was to use a kid’s inflatable ring pool toy instead of a tire inner tube. I needed it to be lighter because The Missus wants to use it too. It seems to be working pretty well (I’m sore).The bag I made weighs 16.5 pounds. It cost me $2 for the ring, about $4 in duct tape, and the sand was free at the beach. I’m going to make a bigger one, hopefully around 35 lbs for some other exercises.

While I was at it, I bought a basketball from Walmart for $4, cut a small hole in it and filled it with sand too. I used Gorilla Glue to seal the opening, duct taped it shut, wrapped the whole ball in a garbage bag, and duct taped it more. I ended up with a 23lb medicine ball! Here’s a photo of the finished ball.


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