TDC #46: Hello Kitty and the Rainy Day Economy

Pal Mickey's got his rain slicker on...the weather doesn't look too good.

Pal Mickey's got his rain slicker on...the weather doesn't look too good.

We recorded this show about the lousy economy a little more than a week ago…then watched with sadness as Disney announced significant layoffs, following up on the executive buyout offers a couple months back. Our thoughts go out to all those who have lost their jobs, at Disney Parks or anywhere else!

Jennifer needed a little cheering up after all this bad news, so she sat down with The Watchamacallit and reminisced a bit about their 2002 trip to Sanrio Puroland, in Tama City, Japan.

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Some images from that happy trip to the home of Hello Kitty, which you can also read about on Jennifer’s blog, Broke Hoedown:

Hello Kitty in the 3:00 parade

Hello Kitty in the 3:00 parade

Dear Daniel, the Ken of the Hello Kitty universe

Dear Daniel, the Ken of the Hello Kitty universe

No, Im not sure whats happening here...but its from the Sanrio Characters Boat Ride

No, I'm not sure what's happening here...but it's from the Sanrio Characters Boat Ride

Who doesnt like Pom Pom Purin, especially when hes baking cake?

Who doesn't like Pom Pom Purin, especially when he's baking cake?

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