Author Archives: Poisematters

About Poisematters

Lori is a recognized Protocol and Etiquette expert who received her training in 1997 from The Protocol School of Washington. Lori is certified and trained in International and Corporate Protocol and Etiquette instruction. Lori began her career with the Disneyland Resort in 1975 and has over 40 years of service with Walt Disney Parks & Resorts. In 2001, Lori Dominguez received the Orange County Tourism Council's Service Excellence award in the area of accommodations (Hotels). Lori continues teaching workshops on Protocol & Etiquette to local schools in Southern California including Cal State Fullerton, Cal State Long Beach and Cal Poly Pomona and Chapman University. She enjoys Fashion, blogging, being a dog mom, loves social media and travel. Her family includes two grown sons; a husband who is a high school biology teacher; and one very spoiled Bernese Mountain Dog.

Photo journal – Thankful


2016 – Trabuco Canyon, California  Thanksgiving Day  1976 – Anaheim, California  My immediate family  Advertisements

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A well planned wedding


It does not matter the color scheme….. It does not matter what is served for dinner…. What does matter is the love between the bride and the groom – three weeks ago my son married the woman of his dreams. … Continue reading

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Bridal Shower weekend in Bay Area


I feel blessed…… I feel lucky…… In just a few short months my oldest son is getting married to a beautiful, intelligent woman.  Here are scenes from her bridal shower. We all have waited a long time, now it’s becoming … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Disneyland – 61 years of magic


Where do I begin to imagine my life – without ever working at Disneyland in Anaheim, California? I have been fortunate to work for 39 years out of Disneyland’s 61 year history.  I am the lucky one – Happy Birthday … Continue reading

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Look Up…..2016 Word Press weekly photo challenge


This week is all about taking a moment to check out what’s going on above you.    

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Life evolves


One of my most proudest moments is when my son, Cameron graduated from UCLA in 2006. Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day to my girlfriends


  When I was little, I used to believe in the concept of one best friend, and then I started to become a woman. And then I found out that if you allow your heart to open up, God would … Continue reading

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National Appreciation for Teachers


I would like to say thank you to my favorite teacher, Mr. Tom Dorosky from Loara High School in Anaheim, California.  Mr. Dorosky passed away (1999) but was an exceptional teacher.  He had a way of making his classroom (Political … Continue reading

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Photos of the day – a look back


The year was 1988, a photo of my first Volvo Station Wagon, what a great car!  We bought it used and here my son (at age 5) is posing in the driveway.

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Before I was a Mom


Before I was a Mom,
I didn’t know the feeling of
having my heart outside my body.. Continue reading

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