Sunday, August 28, 2011

Here I Go Again

Back to school. Bleeeeeeh. I am actually going to 2 different colleges, because the main college doesn't offer one of the classes I want (and need) so I go to the community college twice a week.That campus started last week and the class I'm taking is actually kind of fun, plus the best part is that Kenneth is taking the class with me! It makes everything so much better to have him there with me and we can help each other study. The other campus starts tomorrow.
Bad things about this semester: I have 2 long classes, because they are only once a week so they are each almost 3 hours long. I hate long classes and I have a hard time focusing and sitting still for that long it's just so boring.
Also, I have a FRIDAY class. The best thing about college is that you have 3 day weekends. I usually end up spending all three doing papers and studying but still, it is a nice perk. But this time I had to take a class on Friday. Also, it is on a Friday morning which makes it even worse because I have to get up early. With the severe budget cuts, they have to offer less classes and one of the ones I really needed/wanted ended up only being offered Friday mornings so I took it.
Good things about this semester: I only have 1 class each day Mon, Tues, Wed and Fri. On Thurs, I have 2 classes but the second one is with Kenneth so it's not too bad. So overall, besides the whole Friday thing I don't think this semester will be too bad.
This post is really boring, sorry, I'll try to make my next one more exciting.

Oh! I just remembered, I went with Ken, Luke, Troy and Zach to see a movie (Conan the Barbarian it kinda sucked) and on the way out Kenneth pointed to the wall and there was a Hunger Games movie poster with just the Mockingjay symbol on it. I squealed out loud before I could contain myself. Eee!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Warped Tour 2011!!!!!!

Wow. I haven't written a post in a while! This is my Warped Tour post!! I was gonna do a whole Warped Tour/festival themed thing on my beauty blog but then I realized that it wouldn't really be helpful since my town was on the last week of the tour and summer is winding down so most festivals are probably over. Anyway on with the post.

So if you don't know what Warped Tour is you can go to and check it out. I went with Kenneth, his cousin Holly, her friend Jasmine and our friend Zach. We got there a few minutes late due to the traffic trying to get into the place. The first thing we did is suck it up and buy one of those 2 dollar paper things which I recommend 100%. On one side it has a list of the stages, each band playing that stage and what time they are playing and on the back is a map. So we put a mark next to each band we wanted to see and luckily there were no time conflicts with the bands we wanted to see like there was last year.

We walked around a bit looking at the tents, (each band has a merch tent set up, plus there are tents for clothing companies, record companies, charities and organizations). And then we went to see the Aggrolites which Zach really likes. While we were waiting for them to come on we watched the band on the stage next to it, Family Force Five. They actually put on a really fun show and for the last song the lead singer got in this huge plastic bubble and rolled out on top of the crowd! So he was in there singing and rolling around and everyone was holding him up, it was one of the two coolest things I saw all day. The Aggrolites were good, I had never heard of them before, but they played kind of ska-ish music just without the horns and they had the cutest circle pit, everyone was dancing in a circle.

Next we saw Abandon All Ships, my guilty pleasure band (come on, they are just so silly with the squats and the autotune and the way the screamer guy draws out the last syllable of every word). But they were really good and played most of my favorites. Then we watched a little bit of Asking Alexandria but they were kind of boring so we went to go sit down on one of the parking curbs and from there we could see Black Veil Brides. It was kind of funny seeing the surprise on Ken and Zach's faces when they actually saw them.

I think we had a long break here, Ken ate something and then we sat in the very back of the parking lot on the curb, with no shade, full on sun the whole time. From there we could hear Of Mice and Men and then me and Ken went to lie on the gross prickly grass in the only shade we could find before we got back up to meet back with Zach and go see Eyes Set to Kill. I hate when bands change the crap out of their lineup but they were good anyway.

Next was my favorite band of the day Enter Shikari. Ahhh they were SO GOOD. They did all my favorite songs and were so much fun I'm so glad I got to see them. Then we ran to the main stage to see Paramore. There was such a huge crowd and we were way in the back. I like Paramore but I don't really know any of their new stuff and I don't know what the whole drama with the lineup change was all about. Zach stayed to watch the whole thing but me and Ken left part way through to see D.R.U.G.S. They were awesome. They were probably another favorite because of the energy of the crowd and the band and I liked all the songs and everything. I was hoping that the crowd would all sing along with the slow beginning of one of the songs and we did and it was one of those moments.

We went back to our spot to chill and I got fries because it was the only thing there I could eat and we watched a few more bands from back there. It was starting to get dark and cold and the lead singer of (I think it was Miss May I) was saying how damn cold he was and it was the coldest stop on the whole tour. The day temp got up to only about 80 and then it gets chilly every night around here, summer or not. The second coolest thing I saw was the marathon pit for this band. They made the biggest circle ever and ran all the way around, it looked awesome from where we were. We thought everyone was leaving at this point but then we walked by the main stage and found EVERYONE. There was the biggest crowd ever gathered for A Day To Remember. I don't even know who this band is but apparently they are popular.

There was only one more band we wanted to see The Ready Set and they went on very last of the night. I was surprised to see that we had plenty of time in the gap to check out A Skylit Drive so we watched them and then The Ready Set who were really really fun, since I knew all the songs and they were another fav.

So I told you the two coolest things I saw so here is the lamest thing I saw. Ok, I think I said this in a post before but I'm cool with mosh pits. Circle pits are just dumb to me but  I was actually wishing for a circle pit after this new trend I saw. So a couple big dorky dudes will start shoving the crowd out of their way until a circle is formed and then just start flailing their arms around and looking like they are doing the spastic bee dance. (You know when there is a bee in the car and you jump out spazzing out trying to swat it away?) It is the number one most stupid looking thing I have ever seen and I just can't allow myself to think, "oh you know, just let them have their fun," no. They brutally shove people trying to have a good time out of their way and then fling their fists around so fast that if someone were caught in that they would be seriously injured. Plus they make this huge circle that no one else can enjoy. There is only enough room for like two dudes to be in there doing that and they tire easily so there ends up being an empty circle pit. PLEASE stop this trend. Some people wanted to start a circle pit but couldn't because at every single band there were some lame guys doing this.

So overall the day was so amazing. And extremely tiring, we were there for 10 hours in the sun. I only got a little burned and a lot tanned. I also bought an Enter Shikari wristband, a Vans tank top and got a free bag with it. Loved the Kleen Kanteen (you can fill up your bottles with free filtered water at the station) and the fact that there were actual bathrooms. Food was way over priced as usual but it didn't put a damper on my day. If you like the kind of music they play I definitely recommend going next year, get your ticket early at the presale they are way cheaper!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wedding Aniversary

Today is me and Kenneth's 3 year anniversary. I was having a bad year streak until I met him and the past 5 years have been the best of my life. I can't believe we've been married 3 years but I truly believe in soul mates and he is mine because he is not only my husband but my best friend. We do everything together, and there is no "hey I wanna go hang out with the guys tonight" because we hang out with friends together. There's so much more I can say but I don't want to get too mushy. I love you Kenneth!

I'm going to change up my blog a little. I'm going to have a topic I'll stick to talking about instead of just randomly writing what I did or want to do. Unless of course I did something out of the ordinary. Like last Saturday me, Ken and Zach went to the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour and had a lot of fun. Breathe Carolina played some of their brand new songs and Kyle reached into the audience and held my hand. =D I didn't like it as much as the Fearless Friends Tour, and I'm not quite sure why, but it was still an awesome night.

So I have just a mini topic today. Opening bands. Advice for the people on tour, sometimes we don't really want to see like 25 bands in one night, (unless it's Warped Tour or a festival) we usually just come out for the headliners and possibly one other band so maybe having about 2 or possibly 3 openers at the most is enough.
So one thing I really appreciated about this show was that they changed sets between bands quickly and efficiently. I've been to shows where the bands just kinda slowly poke around on stage forever and then do a really long sound check and it's like, we've been standing here for hours, our feet hurt and we are squished up against people we don't know and frankly, they smell bad. Get on with the show!
The last thing I want to say is that even though I didn't know who most of the opening bands were and some weren't really my thing, I still danced and cheered and jumped around at least some for them all. They are up there playing their little hearts out and it just seems rude to not show at least a little appreciation. Talk to you guys later!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Bracelets and Writer's Block

Hey guys. I'm super bored so I went to the craft store and got some embroidery thread to make bracelets! Hopefully they turn out okay. I actually got the idea from Kyle from Breathe Carolina, he was showing me and another girl his bracelets that people made for him and they actually looked pretty cool. Then I found this and decided to give it a try.

So I told Kenneth that I've been having writer's block when it comes to my stories and he said to just pick one, the one that I'm farthest along in and go through, from beginning to end and fix everything in it and finish it. He said I have to finish it by the end of the month and I was like "uhh that's not going to happen, how about the end of the summer?" And he said nope, you have to get used to deadlines. So I just sat down and only let myself work on that one story and forced myself to do it and what do you know, I'm getting a lot done! I don't write in chronological order, I'll get the main scenes and backbone of the story all worked out and then go through and add in details and fix things that don't make sense. For example, I would have someone live in a one-story apartment and then have her be walking up and down the stairs! So I go through and fix things like that. Also, the girl didn't have parents at first so I gave her some. I'm glad to be working on things again.
Sooo that's about it, just a little random thought for today!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Gluten Free and New Girl

    This isn't the best or most interesting topic but it's having a large impact on my life right now so I'm going to write about it a little.
    So I'm pretty sure I've mentioned that I'm having an allergic reaction to something, and I have been for about the past 3 months, I just don't know what it is that I'm allergic to. I've switched up my shampoo, conditioner, body wash, everything and my skin condition just won't go away. So a couple days ago Dr. Melissa told me that it is likely a reaction to food, which I wrote off at first because I haven't been eating anything different lately. She said that a food allergy could have just been building up in my body and it finally started to show itself. So geez, now I'm trying to figure out what food it is and I have started with wheat/gluten. I already don't eat any dairy whatsoever so that's ruled out. It's been a little difficult because so many things have gluten in them but I've been doing a good job. The plus side is that I have been eating sooo much healthier and not going out to eat at all. It's only been a few days but here is an example of what I ate today:
Breakfast: A scrambled egg (I'm trying to make sure I eat other possible allergy foods so I can rule out only one thing at a time and eggs are a possible allergy) and yogurt made from coconut milk with blueberries and raspberries on top.
Lunch: One piece of gluten-free bread (its very thick hence the one piece) with vegan mayo, a piece of turkey, and spicy mustard on top. Baby carrots with hummus and a few gluten free crackers.
Dinner: A turkey burger (just the patty, no bun or anything else), and steamed broccoli and for dessert a couple gluten free cookies.
Unfortunately I haven't been any less itchy but like I said it's only been a couple of days and I do feel more healthy. If this doesn't help, I'm going to try ruling out sugar, eggs, nuts, seafood and soy. Sigh.
    Other than that I haven't been doing a whole lot, but pretty much my summer has already been made, (by the whole video experience) so I'm happy even  if nothing else happens. I am going to a concert next week (Breathe Carolina, their new album came out 2 days ago and I love it!) and also I'm going to Warped Tour next month.
    So have you seen the previews for a new show coming out called New Girl or something like that? It has Zooey whatever her name is? I am so pissed off about this show. Why you might ask? Because I wrote it! Ok I didn't write the exact show but I was in the middle of writing a totally new type of story for me. It is for an older age group than my usual 12 to 18 year old target group and I was seriously thinking of putting it in tv show format. It was a comedy about a girl who moves to a new town to go to college and through a misunderstanding ends up rooming with four college guys. In the real tv show, a girl moves in with 3 guys. They seem to have the same look as my group of guys has, right down to one of them being black in both instances and some of the interactions seem similar to what I was going to do. The show looks like its going to be really good and funny which makes me hate it even more. I know they aren't exactly the same, I don't think the girl on tv is in college and of course the stories will end up being totally different but it seems like the same basic premise. So now, if I ever decide to do anything with that story it will seem like I'm copying the tv show. Meh C'est la vie I guess.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Ways To Spend the Rest of my Summer

I feel like I've been wasting a lot of my summer just doing...I don't know, not very much of anything really. So I decided to really focus and find what it is that I want to do.

I definitely want to write more, I didn't write all semester and then when I finally had free time I just felt like turning my brain off for awhile. But it's going back on. I think that what I'm going to do is not let school take over my entire life. I know that I want good grades and all but I still want to write. I think that the classes I'm taking next semester will still be challenging, but not so much reading which takes up a lot of time and really seems to be a waste sometimes. I'm taking 2 writing classes and a language class and only 1 class that is like last semester's.

I do want to try to go to the beach, despite last post. It's free and takes like what 10 minutes to get there? It's been really hot lately and it might feel good to cool off in the water.

Also, maybe try something like cooking healthy meals with Kenneth, I hate cooking but he is good at it so maybe if we do it together it won't be too bad. We had a couple of themed meal get-togethers with our friends like once in October we did an Oktoberfest thing where we made German food and drank German beer and then we did a Japanese one where we made, of course, sushi and drank Japanese drinks. So maybe we can do more of them. Any ideas? Or we can just do like a fake-cocktail party where we don't actually dress up and be boring but we make a couple different kinds of cocktails.

Maybe once every couple of weeks or when we can afford it me and Ken can have like a date night or something. Go to dinner or a movie or a walk on the beach or whatever.

Go clubbing! Like to an actual club downtown where you dress up and get overpriced drinks and guys try to dance with you without asking first and it gets awkward because your husband is sitting right there and you are trying to get away but not be mean about it.

I want to finish watching some tv shows like when I have nothing else to do. Its Always Sunny..., South Of Nowhere (shutup! I know it's ridiculous but it's one of those shows that suck you in like Degrassi and you can't stop even though you know it's not that great), Archer, Workaholics and whatever else. Also some anime that I've been watching with Ken. Even though I'm only a quarter Japanese I just can't help it if I love sushi, Hello Kitty and watching anime.

Read more of course. I don't have any books left to read on my Kindle but I have that 100 Classic books on my Nintendo DS. That should last a while haha.

Well I guess that's it for now!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Blowing Things Up-It's How We Roll

So for the fourth of July I sort of had two celebrations. On the third, Luke invited me and Ken, Zach, Troy and 3 of his neighbors over to his house and we played beer pong (me and Zach were one cup away from winning) and Halo Reach and everyone talked and sang and argued and invented beer pong olympics (beer pong basketball, water polo and lacrosse?). Yeah it was 7 guys and me. I know I'm sort of one of the guys anyway, but geez.

Then yesterday, I kind of just chilled. For some reason I felt a little tired and didn't feel like fighting the crowds to go see fireworks or anything. I remember a couple years ago we went to the beach and got a good idea to stand on the pier because we wouldn't be caught in the crowd on the beach, plus we'd have like front row seats. About two minutes before they started, the fog just rushed in faster than I've ever seen it, they started the fireworks and no one got to see any of it. Lame. So anyway, me Ken and Beth went to Luke's last night.  Luke's dad just got back from Vegas and brought us a giant box of explody goodness! So we spent the night blowing things up. I did some videos, maybe I'll upload them to my youtube or something and give you the link. I have to completely re-do my youtube.

Man I can't believe it's July already!! Where are you going summer?? Actually I'm feeling pretty good. I had some good times lately and I've got a concert coming up week after next. I'm just going to really crack down on writing my stories.

You know what? I feel weird that I don't go to the beach every day like everyone else in So Cal. I mean I love the ocean and being able to be near the beach, but I just don't like putting on a bathing suit, getting sand stuck all over me, going into the freezing cold ocean, getting knocked over by waves, fighting people for a spot to put my towel down and getting baked by the sun. It's just a big pain to me. I don't know why...well with that I leave you.

Monday, July 4, 2011

What Its Like to Be in a Music Video

Ok I feel like I can talk about it now haha. First of all I want to say that I am not putting this up here to brag and I'm not putting it up because I feel like I'm supercool now. I am NOT saying I was an important part of the video and that I will be in tons of shots. I'm putting it here because this blog is really like a journal of my life and if other people wanna read it that is awesome. There is no way I can have a journal without talking about one of the best days ever! And if you aren't a Breathe Carolina fan, just imagine it being your favorite band and you'll understand how I felt.
One thing, when I say "director," I'm not really sure what I mean because it seemed like there were two directors. One guy seemed to be in charge of the cameras and only partly in charge of directing the band and us, and one guy seemed more in charge of directing us and working with the other guy. So I don't know if there were two, or one had another role like producer or if he was like a vice-director or whatever you call them, so I'm just putting that out there.

So I left for LA around 8:45am. I have driven for about 6 or 7 hours before but not alone in the car so it was a tiny bit scary at first but I got over it quickly and just listened to my ipod the whole time and was there before I knew it. I had a hard time finding the place but I eventually just got out of the car and found a guy out front who told me to go downstairs. This was pretty much right at 11am. I went downstairs into this really dark bar/club place. I could hear a director and the song Blackout playing over and over but it was on the other side of the club so I couldn't see. I signed a waiver and waited with about 30 other people, guys and girls all around 18-20somethings. The director came over and told us they were gonna be about another 30-40 minutes. An hour later he said another 20. Kyle came over and talked to some people and then David came over. He said hi and shook my hand and I don't know if he realized it or not but he didn't let go for an awkward amount of time haha. So then he asked how we were and complained about how freaking hot it was in there.

They brought in tons of pizza for the guys, their band and the crew and then brought us some but I can't eat pizza because of the cheese! It was the kind where you can't really pick it off either so I just had a water bottle woohoo. I didn't eat all day until I got home but I was too excited to notice anyway. FINALLY after almost THREE HOURS they ushered everyone over to this little stage. They guys were supposed to pretend to perform the song and the director told us to just go insane with energy, jumping around, dancing, hands in the air, singing along etc. So we did one take of the full song, rested for a couple minutes while they changed the lighting and moved the cameras and then did it again. And again. And again. I think we did it about 5 or 6 times and we were all panting, pouring sweat, hot as hell but doing just like the director told us. Kyle asked if we were all ok if we needed anything and we said water so he personally jumped off the stage, found some water bottles and passed them out. He handed me mine first and I wanted to keep it but then I passed it around cuz there weren't enough for everyone.

When we were finished with that, they told us all to go wait for another scene. So we did and I noticed that the director was picking out a few pretty girls to do the next scene. And when I say pretty girls, I don't mean that the other girls weren't pretty, I mean girls who were in shape, and wearing nice dresses and looked around 21 and had a sort of girl-in-music-video look to them. There were quite a few pretty girls that didn't get picked. They had the guys sitting on the big couch thing and the girls all around them with drinks in their hands and stuff. The first take, everyone was really stiff and awkward and they rearranged a few things and then I heard the director say, "do we need a couple more girls?" As soon as he turned around I said, "me, I'll do it!" and raised my hand and jumped forward. He waved me over and I waited next to him while they arranged more stuff. He was talking about moving this one girl to the end because she looked so young and he said something about needing someone who looked a little older and I said, "I'm 28," and he was like, "really? Ok get in there," and sat me down. Then he moved me to a bench at an angle to the guys and told me to sit there and had another girl on another bench at the other side.. I was so nervous because I went from standing in the background in the dark to being in front of a lot of bright lights and cameras and people watching and knowing I was going to be filmed in a few minutes. Then they got the guy who plays the keytar in the band, his name is Josh, to sit next to me and told him that he was supposed to be my boyfriend in the scene.  So we started filming and they told us to have fun and get crazy, pretending to drink and dance around. They told the girl sitting next to David to kiss him! And then they told him to look more receptive and not pull away, and he kind of mumbled something about how his girlfriend wasn't gonna like this but they did anyway. They told Josh to put his arm around me and we were just kind of dancing around in our seats and singing and stuff. Then we filmed a few more times and girls were pouring a bottle of whiskey down Kyle's throat and it got all over him and them and Josh had me grab the bottle and give it to him and pour him shots. The director told us to get more crazy so the guys drank more and danced around and he had the girls touching them and Josh stuck his hands in my hair and started messing it up all weird and then poured the bottle down his throat upside down and there was alcohol everywhere and it really was crazy. I realized that my eyes were closed a lot of the time because the lights and the strobe were so bright so I made an effort to find the camera and give it a sexy look which probably ended up looking really stupid like most of my sexy looks. I was closer to Kyle so he sang a little in my direction which was cute. Over all this was my favorite scene because it was so fun and in between takes we got to talk to the guys. Josh told them I was 28 which he knew from us talking and Kyle, David and every girl sitting there all had the same wide-eyed disbelieving stare, it was actually really funny. I said, "yeah nobody believes me," and Kyle high fived me cuz I was older than him but only by 2 years. Yay for being old I guess.
I could FEEEEELLL the girls who didn't get picked just killing me with their eyeballs. Ah! I felt bad for them (the guys too) because they were all just standing around watching us have fun. Then the director had us girls (and Josh who now reeked like whiskey and was singing a song that consisted of my name and a nonsense word that rhymes with Jessica) all stand up and get in a circle. And since our circle wasn't very circly he made us hold hands. We pretended to play red rover and then Kyle came up behind us smmmmashed and was telling us stories and the director was like, "Kyle, I don't know if you realize this but YOU ARE IN THE BAND. Get over here in front." Then everyone else got in on this and made a big smoosh pit around them and basically smashed the hell out of each other while the song played and we jumped around and crashed into each other and sweated all over each other and it was gross. My foot got jumped on more than once and all I was wearing on my feet were the ballet flats I had stuffed in my boots in case I needed to change into them and I did cuz I couldn't jump in the high heeled boots I wore to begin with so yeah it hurt and it's all bruised and a little swollen now seeeee??
Battle wound.

Anyway, the next scene was the guys and the band all in front of the bar. The rest of us were supposed to be behind them talking to each other like we were really hanging out at a bar and that was the most awkward part, pretending to talk to each other. The drummer turned around and talked to me for a little bit. They had some funny scenes like the DJ passed out on the bar, the bartender pouring David a shot and him trying to grab the bottle away and they were fighting over it. Josh jumped on the bar and started dancing and then fell back into the crowd! Luckily we caught him and everyone was screaming and trying to hold him up and then the director was like, "ok cut, put him down." Ha.

After this the director picked out two girls and told them to stay and the rest of us could leave. He told the guys to be back in 10 minutes and David spent it all outside talking to us and taking pictures. I left after that and booked it home where the first thing I did was jump in the shower and wash off all the sweat and alcohol off me.

So overall I had the best time, it was interesting to learn what goes on in filming a music video, I got to hang out with my favorite band all day and talk to them and plus I get to see the finished product when the video comes out and actually see myself in it. I was in a lot of scenes, but to be realistic, they need to fit an entire two days of filming into about 3 minutes (Josh was telling me about what they filmed the day before and David said it was going to be really effing weird). So I know I'll be in there a bit, just not sure how much and I'm actually super excited to see it but also scared because what if I am in there and making a weird face or something? I'm sure any bad shots will be edited out but you never know what you'll catch in the background.
So if you want to see it, it's not out yet but the song is Blackout, the band is Breathe Carolina and I'm wearing purple feather earrings, a black top, pink and black skirt and a big black flower ring on my finger. I'm kind of nervous!
PS: I was worried that Kenneth might be upset about some of the stuff in the video and he was just like "well did you make out with anybody?" and I said no and he said then it's ok and he's not upset at all. He was actually more jealous that he didn't get to go and hang out with them too and is interested to see the video.

So that's it for this really long post, Happy Fourth of July if you are American or happy regular day to everyone else!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


I know I said I'd tell you all about the video shoot but I still haven't completely calmed down from it yet! I'm still so amped from yesterday that I don't think I can tell the story without freaking out. The basics are: Yes I met the band and basically hung out with them all day. They are the nicest guys ever and so much fun. I was at the shoot from 11am to 6pm. There were about 30 other people there (not including band members, crew and directors etc). I feel like I got hit by a bus today and I didn't even drink. I got out of the shoot covered in rum, whiskey, and sweat, probably only about 50% of which was mine. I know super gross, I showered immediately. Rest of the story coming hopefully tomorrow!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Me in a Music Video?

I have pics from the Salton Sea trip but haven't uploaded them yet so they will be up next post.

   So this thing that I'm kind of excited about is, I'm going to be in a music video! Yep, I am heading up to LA tomorrow to be in Breathe Carolina's video for the song Blackout. I didn't actually really think I would get accepted, but I did and they gave me the information Wednesday morning. Now, I have NO idea what I am actually going to be doing. I just know that they told everyone to dress cool/hip/sexy and we'll be filming at a club. So I'm not sure if I'm just supposed to be bopping around in the background, if I'm supposed to be dancing as a clubgoer, or if they will be performing the song and I'm just supposed to fill out the crowd. I don't know if I'll get to meet the band or if they'll even be there which I'm assuming they will since it is their video. I don't know if there will be hundreds of other people in the video or just a few. I'm not even sure if I'll be able to see myself once the video is done, or if I'll just be part of the crowd. My assumption is that it will be a club scene and we are just supposed to dance around or that it will be a performance scene and we are the audience listening to the band, and there will be quite a few of us, enough to fill most of the club but not crowd the whole thing since they need to have the cameras and lighting equipment in there. I am also assuming that we will be filming for a good few hours, maybe even most of the day. This is just a guess.

   So I had some prep work to do. First I got my hair cut and fixed the color. Basically I have been needing to do this forever and have been putting it off and used this as an excuse to finally get it done. I really don't think being in the background of a video warrants a complete hair makeover. But I got my bangs cut back in, trimmed up the top layers and got some split ends cut off. Also, I have some peek-a-boo blonde strips and they had grown out like four inches so I got those fixed up.
   Next, I realized that I don't have any clubbing-type clothes! I completely re-did my wardrobe a few months ago and forgot to get anything for going out. So I went to the mall with the cool/hip/sexy requirements in mind. Also, I'm not allowed to wear anything with logos or stripes. So I saw this cute/sexy red dress and thought, well if I'm wearing red at least I'll be able to spot myself easily. Then I saw a black dress that I liked just as much. So I got both. But I decided to keep looking around a little and found a really awesome black corset-like top. It is shiny black material with little beaded designs and has those little eye-hook things all the way up the front. Which would go perfectly with this hot pink and black skirt I saw when I first got to the mall. When I saw it, I thought 'this is cute and if I can't find anything else I'll come back and get this skirt.' So I ended up going back and getting the skirt because the top went perfectly with it.
  After I came home and showed everyone the clothes, I decided (with some help) on the skirt and black top. Then I put on some black boots with it and liked the look, but those shoes are so uncomfortable and I might have to be wearing them for awhile and possibly dancing in them. So I went back to the mall the next day and found some awesome knee-high black boots for like 20 bucks. They still have a heel, but a little bit lower one and the boots are comfy. I added pink feather earrings, a black flower cocktail ring, and a black smokey eye with hot pink around the edge and pink glitter liner and voila. So here are some pics and later I will put some up of my outfit and makeup on my beauty blog and I'll do my hair the way I want it tomorrow. Wish me luck!
New hurrrr.
 Close-up of one of the streaks.
I tried to do a pic of my eye makeup but the lighting is weird in here, maybe I'll get it later.

Thursday, June 30, 2011


So I feel really stupid about complaining in my last post, I'm sorry and just ignore it, I was just having a bad day or something. Anyway, I have a few things to talk about including my trip to the Salton Sea and something I get to do this weekend that I am excited about. I will hopefully have the post up tomorrow! Talk to you guys soon!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Balancing It Out

Random post time. I want to complain a little bit to get it off my mind but first I'll talk about a fun time to even it out. So yesterday was kinda fun. Me and Kenneth and Zach went to Boomers for a little while, I hadn't been there in so long. We got this package deal kinda thing where we got a round of mini golf and 20 game tokens. So we did the mini golf and the first time we kept score on the little card and everything and it was really fun! It was dark but the place stays open until late like 11 I think. So, I know this is wrong but we skipped the last hole and jumped over to the other golf course, it wasn't crowded or anything. On that one we just messed around, on one hole we all hit our balls at the same time and all three went in! It looked really cool. And we just tried to race through the course as fast as we could because we were going to pick up my sister from the airport at midnight and we wanted to eat something first. It made it funny and we laughed a lot.

Then we went into the arcade to spend our tokens and decided to make it a competition and see who could get the most tickets. Winner!! I beat them both haha suckerzzzz. It's so crazy because when you are little the toys you can get with the tickets seem like the coolest things in the world and you will try so hard to like save up your tickets and everything and then you realize that most of the stuff in there can be bought elsewhere with a quarter.

We left after that and decided to go to Sonic. I never go there because the closest one used to be about 45 minutes away but they built one in the next town over about a year or two ago. We were close though so we went and I got an Ocean Water which is what I always get when I get a chance to go to Sonic like on road trips or whatever. Then we went to the airport and picked Beth up. Her trip to Florida sounded so cool, I'm jealous, I wish I could go somewhere like that.

So here's my complaining, you can skip this part if you want and I'll keep it short. I spent all of last semester running myself into the ground. I would rush home from school, and do only homework until midnight and then go to sleep and get up and go to school and do it again. On weekends, I spent almost the whole weekend doing schoolwork. I would allow myself maybe one thing like hanging out with friends just for a few hours or go shopping with my mom or something. Even when my grandpa was in the hospital I would bring my schoolbooks and study there for hours trying to keep my mom and grandma company. I was just hoping that I would get to do something cool this summer. Anyway, I know I can't do all the stuff I wanted but I was hoping for some of it. It now doesn't look like I will be able to do anything except Warped Tour and we bought our tickets ages ago when the pre-sales first came out. There's just too many things we need to pay for instead. We did add one thing. We got tickets for the Scream It Like You Mean It Tour. At least that sounds fun. I feel like a spoiled baby complaining, but I was just really stressed and thought it would be so good for me to get away for even a few days. Oh well.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

The Voice

Dammit! I wrote this whole post out and then it just randomly disappeared and went back a page. Lame.
Anyway, I was saying that I wanted to write a frivolous post about a tv show called The Voice. I don't watch much tv at all but I have been watching this show with my mom and it's really good, a lot better than American Idol which can get really boring at times. Anyway, the semi finals were last night and now they have two people left from each team.
From Team Christina I like Beverly just a little bit better than Frenchie. She has always been one of my favorites from the beginning. From Team Blake I like Dia a little better than Xenia. They both have the most amazing unique tone to their voices but Dia seems like she has a stronger direction than Xenia, who is just so young and the songs she's singing aren't doing anything for her. From Team CeeLo I like Vicki just a tiny bit better than the other guy, I can't remember how to spell his name. They are both so good, but Vicki just has a little more spark, she could win I think. From Team Adam I like both Casey and Javier but to be honest I think he made a mistake in letting Jeff go. He was really amazing, I wanted to see him sing again! I miss him. =(
Well the results are on tonight in a few minutes.
I also have been watching So You Think You Can Dance. This show has been my favorite forever, I've watched every season except the first two. This season is really really good, I don't even have a favorite yet really. Maybe I'll review it and pretend my opinion matters. We'll see. Anyway just wanted to write for a little bit, oh yeah! The Hunger Games is getting sooo crazy. It's so good but it's really intense. I've read the first book twice now because I was reading it with Kenneth and we finished and are now on the second one. I like being able to talk to him about it. There is one thing that has been bugging me the whole series and I hope it gets resolved the way I want it to because it is always there in the back of my mind. I need to finish that last book already.
Bye guys!

Monday, June 20, 2011

TAG Time!

I forgot what this tag is called, but I tag everyone ever and I got this from Lizzy (Don't Forget to Sparkle!) I'm following her and you should too!

   1. Is it cute when guys kiss you on your forehead?
    I don't know why but yes I think it's the cutest thing ever.

   2. A big poofy dress or a short party dress?
    Why would I wear a big poofy dress? If I had an occasion to I would I guess, but I don't know where I would wear one, besides my wedding and my dress was kind of poofy!

   3. Are diamonds a girl's best friend?
    A sad lonely girl maybe.

   4. Is your hair up or down today?
    Up, I usually wear it up and out of the way when I'm hanging around home.

   5. Do you straighten your hair?
    Yes, often.

   6. Favorite mascara?
    I did a whole blog post about it on my beauty channel, but I think right now I like Loreal Telescopic Explosion and Benefit Bad Gal Lash.

   7. Do you get your nails done?
    No, I hate having fake nails (I can't take out my contact lenses!) and I would rather not spend the money to have them painted when I can easily do it myself!

   8. Small or large purses?
    Medium. Large enough to hold stuff but not a pain to haul around.

   9. Jeans or sweats?
    Jeans, I wear them almost every day, they go with everything and are comfortable but still look nice.

  10. Do you wear clothes/shoes/jewelry that's uncomfortable?
     Sometimes I wear shoes that are uncomfortable like heels but only for special occasions. I'm really into being comfortable, but I don't want to look slobby.

  11. Do you text message a lot?
    Yes. I'm not glued to my phone, but texting is sometimes easier than calling.
  12. Whats your favorite color?

  13. Heels or flats?
    I love the look of heels but I have such a hard time walking in them. I don't know how women do it. If I do happen to wear heels, I cling to Kenneth's arm the whole time so I won't fall. I am getting better at it. It's really hard to find flats that are cute too.

  14. Would you ever leave the house without makeup on?
    Yes, but I don't prefer to. I feel better if I at least have under eye concealer on.

  15. Walmart or Target?
    I haaaaate Walmart.

  16. Do you think lip gloss is the best!?
    Of course.

  17. Do you own any big sunglasses?
    Yep, my favorite kind!

  18. How long does it take you to get ready in the morning?
    About an hour. That's if I shower, eat breakfast, dry and straighten my hair and do my makeup.

  19. Gold or silver?

  20. Do you like to wear dresses?
    Sometimes but I get cold easily. Especially where I live, it can be perfect weather for a dress during the day but it usually gets chilly at night.

  21. In the last 48 hours have you hung out with a guy?
    Haha yes. Last night I played basketball with Kenneth, Luke, Troy and Zach.

  22. Do you like to hold hands?
    I love it.

  23. What do you notice when you first meet a guy?
    Probably voice and hair.

  24. Do you like making eye contact?
    No, it makes me uncomfortable.

  25. Would you kill for chocolate?

  26. On a scale from 1-10 how fun is shopping?
    Depends on what I'm shopping for! Clothes or makeup= 10 but I hate shopping for groceries!

  27. Do you yell a lot?
    No, I'm usually pretty quiet, but sometimes I get loud.

  28. Do you wear sweatpants/pajamas to school/work?
    Nope. I don't mind if someone wants to wear sweats but pajamas? Come on at least make an effort to put some clothes on.

  29. Have you ever dressed unlike yourself to impress a guy?
    No, I don't really have clothes that are unlike myself in the first place, but I wouldn't do it anyway because it makes no sense.
  30. What makeup could you not live without?
    Under eye concealer, eyeshadow primer and lip gloss/balm. I mean of course I could live but what kind of life would that be!? Haha.
  31. Do you fall in love easily?
    Yes, in a way.

  32. Do you have cramps?

  33. Do you think you have the bestest friend ever?
    It might sound cheesy but Kenneth really is my best friend, we do everything together. <3

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Family Time

"So they brought in like 100 strippers from Arizona."
"I guess we have better strippers there?"
"Wait, strippers to drive the cabs?"
"You know what this party needs? A hundred more strippers. We will NOT let this happen again."

I love my family. Ten seconds of any conversation would be the best 10 seconds of your life.

Grandpa's interment was really nice. We were outside, on top of a hill overlooking the ocean shore with the city behind it. The minister was great. My uncles and aunt flew in from NV and TX, a cousin from TX, a cousin and her husband from AZ, a cousin from San Fransisco. Along with those of us from here. The minister read the poem I wrote, I knew I wouldn't be able to read it without choking up and he did a REALLY good job, way better than I could do. I need to work on my reading voice I guess. Everyone complimented me a lot on the poem and some want copies of it, that made me feel good. It's always nice to have your work appreciated and I enjoyed writing it. It was really sad, but I think the fairly large gap between the time he actually died and now made it a little easier, I got all of my crying out before so I was sad, but ok. There were Marines there who gave him a gun shoot salute thing.
Afterward we all went to Grandma's and ate sandwiches and watched the picture DVD that Kenneth and my mom made of grandpa and the family. The next day they all came here and we had pizza. Everybody is gone now and I feel lonely.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Bender vs. Australia

So we had a nice little BBQ yesterday. We invited 3 of our friends and my Grandma and my uncle who just came in from Texas for the interment on Thursday. That is what we are calling the funeral because it isn't really a funeral, we are just putting his ashes into the space. So altogether there were 10 people, not including my sister who was only there for a few minutes really.
We had a good time, all except for poor little Bender. My stepdad was giving food to the dogs and I don't really know what happened but all of a sudden Sam attacked Bender. Sam is a AmStaff/pit mix and my parent's dog and Bender is a chihuahua and he's mine. It's really weird because Sam is usually really mellow and he has lived with Bender since Ben was a puppy. I scooped him up just as my mom was pulling Sam off him and at first he seemed ok, just scared but then I noticed blood on top of his head. He has a pretty deep puncture there, but it is at an angle so the skin lays over the wound and didn't bleed much. I was considering taking him to the vet, but I don't think there is much they can do. The wound won't need stitches because of the angle, and he had a rough night but he doesn't seem to be in pain anymore. We are keeping it clean for him and he can't reach it to lick it or anything. The side of his face is a little swollen around his eye and cheek. Poor little guy.
We were talking about how all the deadliest snakes and other creatures all seem to live in Australia. Everyone decided to stay away from Australia except for Luke and me. I would still like to go there, I think the chances of my encountering one of those creatures in one visit are somewhat slim, especially since I wouldn't really plan to be bushwhacking my way through jungles and camping out in the outback. Although come to think of it, both of those options seem pretty fun too ;)

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Rambly - Dogs, Supernatural, new dress etc...

Hi guys, how is your weekend going? It is the weekend right? I'm not in school so I'm not very good at keeping track of days haha. So I went downstairs to get a glass of water and there was a big rabbit just chilling out there. I walked up to it and it let me get pretty close but then Chloe came outside and I yelled for it to run away and it did. There are rabbits in the backyard all the time and it's weird because we have four dogs! A pit bull mix, a American staffordshire mix and two chihuahua mixes.
Anyway, we went to the farmer's market again and it didn't seem to be as much good stuff this time but my sister got two saris and I liked the saris but I really was drawn to this maxi dress. Then I was like, "eh where am I really gonna wear a maxi dress?" so I got a similar one but short. It's pretty but I think it's in my sister's room and she is taking a nap so I'll have to get it later to take a pic.
My sister is obsessed with the TV show Supernatural. She is always asking me to watch it with her so finally this morning we watched the first episode. I thought it was pretty good, so we will probably watch some more. She wanted me to watch Vampire Diaries too but ehhhhhhh I dunno about that. Oh! I got my husband to read the first chapter of The Hunger Games with me last night muwahahahaha. He doesn't like reading but he knows the only way to really get better at it is to do it more often. So we read it together and he seemed to like it so far.
Chloe is such a baby!! She just sits there staring at me and crying until I pick her up and then when I do all she wants to do is lick my face and it's gross. Now she is done licking and curled up on my lap sleeping. She wants to be with me all the time, but it's ok, I don't mind being smothered. Kenneth is clingy and I am clingy and Chloe is clingy so it all works out. Bender isn't really clingy though so he gets annoyed at all the cuddling and usually sleeps under the bed unless he gets cold. Well, this was a completely rambling post but whatever. Bye!
PS: I think I might be going on vacation soon but I have no idea where yet and I also want to go to the fair! Is it here yet? I don't think so. I want to go bungee jumping.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Finished Catching Fire on to Mockingjay (NO spoilers!)

I really hate to admit it but its true. I'm obsessed. With these damn books. I read the first two Hunger Games books and am now part way through chapter 4 in the third, Mockingjay, and I only finished the second one this morning. I only ate one meal today and pretty much stayed in my room, wrapped in a blanket with my dogs and my Kindle. It's cold today which is lame...its supposed to be summer, or at least almost summer.

I keep having Hunger Games induced dreams. Most of them don't make sense, in a few of them I am only reading it. In the last one I was actually Katniss and I was walking around with Peeta, I don't know what we were doing, but then suddenly I was out of the games and traumatized from them. I was sitting on the ground, watching snow collect on my hand, which is strange because it doesn't snow here, and talking to my grandpa and cousin Josh. They have both been through wars, so I guess it makes sense that I would talk to them, but I haven't seen my cousin in years and my grandpa died 5 months ago.

I like the third book, but there is something I want to happen and it doesn't look like it will happen that way. But who knows. I seem like such a dork, and soon these books will be turned into movies and it will probably be like Twilight, where everyone hates them and people who like them still are looked at as moron tweeny girls who like sparkly vampires. Which I have one thing to say about. Okay, in the movie, Edward is all dramatic and says, "you have to see what I look like in the sunlight," drags Bella up the mountain and dramatically throws off his shirt and is like "this is what I am, a monnnnnnsssttterrrrr. Wah wah." And Bella is like um WTF? But in the book, he's just like casually, "hey check this out, I kinda sparkle, weird huh?" And she's just like "yeah. Pretty." And they don't make a big lame deal about it. And most readers were like ok, kind of stupid but whatever and continued on. I hope they don't make the Hunger Games movies stupid, I'm almost scared to see them because I'll be so upset if they do. Well, I just rambled on about nothing so I'm going back to do more reading hopefully, if I can continue to evade everyone else in the house.
I'll probably write a review or something on them when I'm done and I'll write SPOILERS in the heading so everyone will know because I hate spoilers.

Oh yeah, and my third blog is going about as well as I expected it to which means nothing at all is happening and no one cares but at least its there. At least I tried...or not. Why do I even do these things?

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

High School and Other Stuff

I live right near a high school and they are graduating today. There are tons of cars parked up and down our street and I can hear all the commotion from the school, cheering and horns going off and random noises. I remember when I graduated I was so excited! We had the senior breakfast and I went with my friend Anthony and he had this really cool book thing. We passed it around to all of our friends for months and when it was your turn, you would write things in it, anything you wanted. Most treated it like a journal, but there was a cd of a song that described a friend's feelings for someone else, letters to each other etc. I spent some time looking through the book (everyone couldn't wait until it was their turn, or at least I couldn't) and then we went back to school to practice the graduation ceremony. Then I went back later for the actual ceremony. My gown was gold, our school colors were brown and gold (I thought it was pretty gross) and the guys wore the brown ones.
My school was so overcrowded, the girl that sat next to me at graduation, I had never seen before in my life. She was nice though and we kept fixing each other's hats because they kept tipping to the side. For some reason I always had this fear that no one would cheer at my graduation and since most of my friends were juniors I thought this fear might come true. I was happily surprised though! I could hear my mom and sister and uncle all cheering for me in the crowd and I could hear some of the seniors as well! That made my day. Plus by the time they got to my name, everyone was getting really excited because we were almost through so they were making lots of noise anyway.
I had always hated school. Hate hate hated it. So I was ecstatic to be finally finished, even though I still had to go to college. I don't really mind college that much. Of course I would rather be finished and doing something else, but there are always at least a few classes that I enjoy and I really try to learn new things instead of just trying to get through it like in high school.
So on Monday I had jury duty. I'm not even going to talk about it right now because it was so horrible and I feel like I want to keep this post positive so I might talk about it later. All of my plans for Monday and Tuesday were ruined. Anyway, last night me and my husband did manage to go out to dinner and it was nice, and then today I went to the farmer's market with my mom and dad. I got a pluot and was so excited (and hungry) that I ate it in the car. I don't know why I was excited about a pluot, but it was goooood. We decided we would go back Saturday with a little more money. I wanted some artichokes and flowers, there were these awesome flowers and they looked so cheerful that I just really wanted them for some reason. It was sunny out and nice and we were down by the beach and it was a pretty good day so I thought I'd share.

To anyone in high school, they all say that high school is supposed to be the best years of your life so make it true. Take chances, do what you truly want to do, make friends, pay attention and do well but make time to have fun. Find out what it is that inspires you, find out what you love. If I could go back I would change a lot of things and take my own advice. But I guess that's how it always is.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Mosh pits and Fender Benders

Ok guys, we are going to talk about a little something called mosh pits. I understand the whole mosh pits thing, I really do. And if the music requires one, go right on ahead. However, there are a few things I can't stand during live concerts that have to do with moshing and here they are. 1. Moshing when the music clearly is not moshing type of music. Seriously people, do not mosh to Hey Monday. Do not mosh to pop music or anything similar, it's just dumb and you end up pushing little girls and people who don't want to be pushed. 2. Circle pits. Just don't. Remember the good old days when people didn't skip around in a circle? Seriously, you aren't even watching the band, you're just skipping around in a circle and it looks really dumb and not even fun. It's just annoying because everyone has to clear out the best spots front and center for you to skip around. 3. Getting violent in the pit. People talk about "oh come on stop all this lame push-pits and get brutal, lay someone out, punch someone in the face..." What the hell kind of fun is that? People don't go to concerts to get in fights and get punched in the face. It's lame. Ok I just needed to get that out.

My husband got in an accident yesterday in my car. He was driving home from work and some lady pulled out right in front of him. He slammed on the brakes but skidded into the back of her. There is a little damage but my car has some pretty bouncy bumpers so its not too bad. Some connector things broke inside the bumper and the piece that holds one of the headlights on broke too and there is a scratch mark. Hopefully the insurance will take care of it. We drove by where it was and saw the skid marks on the road.

And now without further ado, here is a pic of me after a little too much rum at the Memorial Day shindig hoedown hootenanny.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hunger Games and new ideas

Hey guys. So I finished the first Hunger Games book last night. Don't worry, no spoilers! I got about 85% of the way through (I know using percentages is weird but I read it on my Kindle) and I knew I wasn't going to be able to put it down until I finished. I accidentally stayed up until 2:30 am without realizing it! I absolutely loved this book. I don't quite like the writing style, there are lots of fragmented sentences that don't quite make sense, but with a storyline and character development like this, who cares? At first I wasn't sure about Katniss because she is so unlike other teen heroines, but I quickly came to love her. It is amazing that she can be so strong and tough yet have a loveable side and a vulnerability that makes the reader truly care about her story. I'm also totally in love with Gale and Peeta shhh. ;)
It had a great ending but there was something about the way it ended that I didn't quite like because it left some things hanging, so I ended up immediately buying the second one and devouring it. (I love my Kindle! How else would I be able to get a book at 2 in the morning instantly?) My eyes were flying over the words so fast that I had to force myself to slow down to make sure I was taking it all in. I didn't want to stop but I had to get some sleep. Anyway, I hope I like the second one as much as the first.

So I ended up going ahead and starting the advice column blog. I'm excited about it but I'm also not getting my hopes up about it working because every time I try to start some project I get all excited about it and it ends up not working, usually because no one cares.
I don't know, I'm kind of in a bummed out mood and I'm not sure why. But I like blogging. =) Maybe I'll go cook dinner and then settle in for another read-a-thon. Or maybe I'll take a bath with a Lush Bomb. Oooo, I love Lush bombs. Right now in my stash I have a Fizzbanger, Twilight and Butterball. Hmmm decisions...

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Summer Plans

I have a few plans/happenings this summer and I thought I'd share them and see what others are doing. So this summer I basically want to get a lot of writing done. I want to work on my short stories and novels and see if I can get at least one book finished. I also plan to do a lot of reading, especially in the teen fiction genre because that is the one I write for.

I don't think I wrote about it, but my grandfather passed away in February. He had cancer and his chemo seemed to be going well, but then he had a stroke, caused by the chemo and he lost consciousness and never regained it. My grandma didn't want to have a funeral because it would make her too sad, but her friends convinced her to have a celebration of life type of thing. Her friends organized it all and got a caterer and my husband and mom made a slide show DVD of pictures and it was a big hit. I made a collage poster type of thing with pictures and I worked really hard making it look nice, with red and blue borders and little stickers of flags and stuff since he was in the Marine Corps and the Navy for a little while too. They decided before he died that he wanted his ashes to be put in this nice military cemetery so we made a date for that. All of my family members wanted to go to that rather than the little party but that makes it like a funeral. At least they will all be here. They are coming from NV, TX, AZ, San Fransisco etc. The date is in June so a bunch of my family are coming soon to go to that.
I wrote a poem in my British Lit class. The professor knew I wrote poetry and I was doing a research paper on Wordsworth and Coleridge and Romantic Period pastoral poetry so he asked me to include a poem. It ended up being about my grandpa and I showed my mom and now she wants me to read it at the funeral. She already talked to the pastor and he said that if I can't read it, (too sad) then he will read it for me. So I have to work on the poem a little more and figure out if I'll be able to read it myself or not. I'm really glad that my family is coming and I'm excited to see them but I wish they were coming for a happier reason.

Anyway, on to happier notes. There are two, maybe three concerts I want to go to this summer. Warped Tour of course, I'm going with Kenneth, Zach and Holly and it's in August. I'll probably write another post about it soon. I also want to go to Breathe Carolina and possibly the All Stars Tour simply because Alesana are on it.

I also want to take a vacation or go camping, not sure where yet, I'm thinking and discussing it with my husband and friends.

So I want to continue on my blogging and my beauty blog of course, but I want to do something else too. I talked about it a little already, but I always feel like I want to help people out or make a difference by doing something for others. I've volunteered at an animal shelter before and maybe I'll help out at a homeless shelter or something but I also feel like I was meant to help teens. I want to start out by doing an advice column type of blog. It doesn't have to be as intense as it sounds, it could just be any type of question. I feel like I'm putting a lot of personal things out there by doing this blog, but I think it will help people feel more comfortable with asking me for help if they can know a little (or a lot) about me. I've been thinking about this for awhile and going back and forth about doing it, but I've pretty much made up my mind to give it a try.

That's it for now. I'm curious as to what other people's plans for the summer are. Let me know if you want!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Update and Geocaching

So I'm starting to get into the swing of blogging and working on my stories again. The first week that school was out all I did was laze around and watch a silly tv show online and read a silly book and played silly computer games and that was about it. I think yesterday it finally sunk in that I don't have to run around freaking out about doing homework any more. At least until next semester. Yeah. lets talk about next semester for a bit and then all school talk will be out of the way.

So I signed up for the second half of a class I don't like but need, a second semester of creative writing workshop and another writing class. All the classes I take fulfill requirements but I usually am able to choose between a few options to get that requirement taken care of. The first one I talked about is one that I can't choose, I have to do it. Two of those classes are 400 levels and I think all of them will have a good amount of work, but I don't think/hope it won't be as bad as last semester. Also, I'm signing up for one more class at the other campus so that's why I only have three. The one bad thing is that one of those classes is on a Friday. Grosssss I hate that idea but it was really the only one that fit into my schedule it was either that or a class I didn't really want to take. At least it's a class I wanted. It's also going to require me to get up at 8 in the morning and I am NOT a morning person. I don't like to get up until like 10 at the earliest. But the good thing is that I only have one class a day except for Thursdays I have two, but one of those is with Kenneth! He's going to sign up for two classes and one of them will be with me. So it won't be so bad hopefully. Also, another thing that sucks is that two of the classes they haven't even said who the teacher is going to be and there are a few teachers that I really don't like one bit and was hoping to avoid but now I might not be able to. Errrr.

Anyway, tomorrow and Monday we are helping my dad and sister move out of their apartment. We recruited some friends to help and then on Monday evening we are having a shindig hoedown hootenanny. Wow spell check didn't underline any of those words. That is awesome. My mom is gonna cook some stuff and the guys are gonna grill, so it should be fun!

I am reading The Hunger Games. It is intense and I really really like it and every time I pick it up I don't want to put it down so I have been making myself not read it until before bed so that way I will have to put it down when I get too sleepy. It's giving me really weird dreams though. I think I might know where it is going but I'm not sure, there are three books and I definitely will read all three.

A couple more quick things before I go. I started geocaching again! I love it, I've found 86 caches so far! If you don't know what it is, geocaching is kind of like a treasure hunt. You use your GPS device to go to specified coordinates where there is a hidden container. Inside the container is usually little trinkets and a log which you sign and then go on the website and log that you found it. You can take a trinket if you want (they are called swag) as long as you leave something in it's place! There are geocaches all over the world! In my town there are literally hundreds. I even found a few last time I went to Las Vegas. Most of them are well hidden or disguised as something else and take awhile to find even though you have the GPS,  sometimes I haven't even been able to find them at all. It's great because it combines technology with a game with the great outdoors. Some of them require hikes in remote areas and some are right in parking lots. If you are interested in playing or finding out more you can go to So I went a few days ago to find one and we went the wrong way at first. So we had to walk all the way back up this hill along the sidewalk (these ones were urban caches) and then got into the car to drive a little closer to the right spot. Suddenly I felt a pain on top of my middle finger between my nail and knuckle. I screamed and then looked down and there was a bee, sitting right there on my finger! I opened the door and flung my hand as hard as I could to get it off and screamed "it stung me!" My mom was with me and told me to let her get the stinger out so she did and tried to calm me down. She said, "well let's go home and get you some Benadryl," and I was like, "hell no we are getting this damn cache!" So I gritted my teeth and we made the find pretty easy after that. It hurt soooo bad but the good thing was that it didn't hurt for very long. The pain started to go away after about 10 minutes or less. The only other time I've been stung by a bee was when I was about 5, I was playing in the park across the street from where we lived at the time and swatted at a bee flying by and it stung me on the back of the leg and I ran home to my mom. Both times she got the stinger out for me. Aww. I'm silly. Anyway there was some other stuff I wanted to talk about but this is getting long so I'll save it for later. Bye!

Sunday, May 15, 2011


Wow. Last semester was ridiculous. I was working so much that I completely didn't even have time to think about keeping up on my blog. But finally finally it is over!!! *cue birds singing and deer dancing and spiritual music* Yaaaaaaay! So basically, this blog is going to be back as a stupid blog for me to write stupid stuff like I have been doing. Also, I just started a beauty blog so all beauty related stuff will go in there from now on. Third, I am thinking of starting another blog, (I know I know) but it will be like an advice column. What do you think? I'm wondering if I should do it. I'll go to a forum and ask them and come back and let you know what they say! PS: Hooray summer my favorite time of year!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

School and youtube!

   OMG. I haven't had time to breathe must less post blogs but tonight I'm posting one finally. So school this semester...well quite frankly it sucks. I hate my classes, hate hate hate. Ok I take it back, I like my Shakespeare class and I liked my ASL class, notice I said liked. So every day I've been rushing home from school, scarfing down some food and then spending every freakin second doing homework, until around midnight or a little past. I just don't have enough time in the day to do it all. So I decided to drop my ASL class because by taking that out, I'll be able to come home four hours earlier on Mon/Wed. I'll take it this summer. So other than that, I managed to squeeze in filming two you tube videos! I'm so excited, I did a makeup tutorial and a haul and this weekend I'm hoping to do about two or three more.
    Let's see what else, oh, we ended up not being able to take Gracie because my parents dogs didn't like her and were mean to her and scaring her!! What jerks. It sucked because she was so awesome! Anyway it turned out for the better because she is going to live with this lady and her kid who are renting rooms in my uncle's house that they still own but only live in occasionally.
    So of course I haven't been able to work on my stories at all which seems weird because I'm spending all my time doing stuff that doesn't really matter, and skipping the stuff that might actually matter.
    Umm what else, I bought a new mattress. It's pretty nice. Um. I painted my nails Do You Lilac It? So pretty. Breathe Carolina is doing a tour with Forever the Sickest Kids and We Are the In Crowd. Yep that's right and they aren't coming to CA. Like at all. Who the hell doesn't come to CA?  So far I'm really disappointed with the Warped Tour line up, I know they aren't finished announcing bands but come on who are these people they're announcing? So far I guess I'd see The Ready Set, Enter Shikari, Of Mice and Men possibly, Simple Plan possibly, Family Force Five possibly, and Every Avenue possibly? I don't know, I'm just rambling there was a lot of stuff I wanted to say but now I can't remember any of it, but mostly it's been school and then the you tube thing. I have a Skype now. Let's Skype. Or not, whatever.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Kenneth Is A Lemur + new wardrobe + new dog!

    I made up this song it goes, "Kenneth is a lemur, a lemury lemur, the lemuryest of the lemurrrrrrs..." I don't know. I'm kinda excited about school starting tomorrow, not like yay! excited, but like "I hope everything goes well and I 'm sort of nervous," kind of excited.
    I totally re-did my wardrobe today. I went through my closet and seriously evaluated and things I haven't worn in awhile I put in a bag and they will go to donation. I actually got rid of a lot of stuff. But today I also went shopping and bought myself a lot of new stuff. I'm trying to expand and get lots of colors and lots of things I might not have picked out right away, because my wardrobe consists of a lot of just blue jeans and t-shirts with designs or whatever printed on them. And there is a lot of pink and black. So I got like a yellow shirt, some green, gray, purple, tan etc. I'm pleased so far but not finished. I also bought Kenneth two pairs of shoes and he said he's never had more than one pair of shoes at a time. I want to get a couple more things, like some red and some blue and then some more pants cuz I only got one pair of gray jeans and then some sweat pants for lounging around the house doing homework or whatever. Oh and I need some shoes cuz my sneakers are gross. I also stopped by the Mac counter and the girl helped me pick out a pretty light pink lipstick, it's called "snob."
    Ok so my uncle is coming down from Nevada, or over from Nevada however you say it, tomorrow. He was working for this good company, but then in the recession the company collapsed and he lost his job. He put in applications for every job he was qualified for all over the country and it took him a really long time but he finally found a really good one close to where he lives but he still has to move. He will be living at the place he's working at but they only accept dogs under 20 pounds and he has a bloodhound. Her name is Gracie and she is coming to live with us, because he wants her to go to a good home, he is sad but knows she will like living here because we have a bunch of other dogs and we take them out for walks every day and love and cuddle them and treat them like family. So I'll be meeting Gracie tomorrow after school I guess. Well I'm going to pick out my clothes for tomorrow and get my backpack all ready and read some before bed, wish me luck, goodnight! Oh yeah I painted my nails the Glitzerland color and its sooo pretty I love it!
Listening to: Alesana- The Thespian

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Alesana, first day of class, zoo!

    Ok so I've been skipping out on blogging for awhile and there was a lot of stuff I've wanted to write about so I finally got some time tonight. I'll just go in order of how they happened. First I got my CDs in the mail yay, I ordered a bundle of all three Alesana CDs on sale. First I listened to When Myth Fades To Legend because I thought it was the first one they put out but then I realized it was the second one but anyway I thought it was really good. Then I listened to On Frail Wings Of Vanity and Wax and I liked this one probably a little bit better and I also knew some of the songs on here even though I do think the singing and screaming were both a little better on the other one. Then I listened to The Emptiness. Wow. That's all I can really say, I was amazed at the whole concept and the whole album. The whole album connects and tells a story that continues in each song. It came with two booklets, one had the lyrics and they really told a story in just the lyrics themselves, but in the other booklet there is more to the story, it explains it a little more clearly and in depth. So I would read a chapter, then listen to the song and read along with the lyrics and then pause the CD, read another chapter and so on and I got so involved in the story but had to stop in the middle to go do some stuff and I couldn't wait to get home and finish! It was really amazing I've never seen an album that does that, maybe there is some out there but I was impressed with this one.
    So then I went to get my parking pass for school and my books. A parking pass for one freakin semester is 300 bucks. Damn. Then I went to the bookstore with my 4 page long list and got a basket and it was overflowing. I needed 17 books plus the one that I borrowed from Luke's brother for my class at the other school. So 18 books in all its so ridiculous. I heaved my basket onto the counter and the girl working there was like "I see a lit major!" Yeah that's me. Except my emphasis is on writing but apparently they want my eyeballs to fall out from reading so much. Oh and some of the books are INSANELY huge. I hope I don't have to carry those ones back and forth to class.
    So on Wed I went to my first class at the other school. I was surprised to learn that my teacher is deaf, she teaches using a translator. I mean, it's not that strange, it is a sign language class but it was surprising. She didn't feel well so she just took roll (is it roll or role?) and then let us leave super early. Nice. So all my classes will really start next week. I was feeling sort of agitated and nervous about having to spend two and a half hours in between school switches twice a week, but I'm just gonna go to the lab or find a cozy place on campus to read and do my homework, maybe eat some dinner, it will be my "me" time sort of. I kind of like this being a big girl thing. =) I hope I'm not overwhelmed by school, I mean, I need to get good grades to boost my GPA, but I've been thinking about it and I really need and want to get some work done on my own work, my own stories. It's important and my confidence has been going up and down all over the place about it, I need to start submitting short stories and poems to publications. I did one last semester, they didn't accept it =( but it was the first and only thing I've ever submitted I have to expect lots of rejection.
    Yesterday I went with Kenneth and Luke to the zoo! The world famous San Diego Zoo. It was such a nice day, the weather was perfect, it was sunny and Ken had the whole day off. Luke has a year pass and he got 2 free passes with it so we went fo FREE. We saw so many animals except the pandas cuz they are retarded. My favorites were the hippo because he looks like Sam and the Secretary Bird and the Flaming-O, I kept calling them that I don't know why. And then this lady told us more than we ever wanted to know about tortoises. The big ones that live for like 150 years. And we saw monkeys and elephants and giraffes and a leopard and tiger and lion and um, other stuff. We stayed all afternoon, we even stayed for a half hour past closing time, no one kicked us out. Then we went to Happy Noodle and I got Moo Shu and then to Luke's.  Zach came over and we all played our new game and his brother joined us too.
    So I have one more day, tomorrow before dun dun next semester starts. Wish me luck!
Oh yeah, I'm probably going to get a webcam so I can make videos and Skype.
Listening to: Alesana- Siren's Soliloquy

Monday, January 17, 2011

random schmandom

    I'm listening to Aly and AJ which is weird and trying to work on one of my stories. I couldn't decide which one to work on, and now that I finally picked one, I can't think of what to write. Today was boring. I read a lot of my book on my Kindle. I like the story, it's interesting to me simply because it was written in the 40's but otherwise it's just a girl's thoughts when she first falls in love. It's just her going on dates with this guy Jack and I think that it wouldn't be interesting if I were to read it back then, but then again, maybe it would because there weren't a lot of things written from that point of view during that time.
    The weather was so nice today, I laid outside for awhile and read. I got a new OPI, it's called Glitzerland. Kenneth picked it out for me cuz I couldn't decide haha I think he just grabbed a random one so we could leave. I haven't tried it out yet cuz I'm still wearing Fancy Schmancy. Ahhh is it too early to wish it was summer already? Seriously, I'm not really looking forward to this next semester, I'm just going to have so much. And I'm really dreading the two and some odd hour break in between classes twice a week. Plus I'll have to spend it at a school I've never been to before. But then I was thinking, well why don't I just hang around the university and do my homework, there are plenty of little corners and places I could snuggle myself into and then I won't be distracted by anything and get a lot done and then just be sure to give myself plenty of time to get to the other campus. Blaaaaaah and I'm taking my first 400 level class and I wonder if it will be really hard or different from 300 levels. I want to tell you my classes but then I don't want people knowing my exact schedule just to be safe. At least none of them are early in the morning. One of my classes starts Wed and the rest start the next Mon. Scary!
Haha I got a text from Luke that said, "NEWS TEAM, ASSEMBAAAAAAAALLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!" Our "news team" hasn't hung out for a little while, his phone was lost. We're probably gonna have a BBQ tomorrow. Cuz that's what we do. That's how we roll. Like a G6. Whatever. I'm out of here to try to work some more.
Listening to: Aly and AJ- Insomniatic

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Last days with Shea and stupidness

    So the day before yesterday I went with Shea and Luna to In N Out because Shea wanted to go, she had never been, I guess they only have those in CA, AZ and NV. So we went to the beach and watched the sunset over the ocean and ate and it was romantic haha. Anyway then we went and walked down to the end of the pier and back and then walked around the street fair for a bit. Then they asked if we could go to the pirate bar and they said they would only get one drink so I agreed (I had to be the driver). They got their drinks and played with the jukebox the whole time and I had a sprite. There was this guy with a tiny baby baby puppy and he asked if one of us would hold her while he played foosball. We agreed, but it was really weird. She was so cute, her name was Nicole (sort of weird for a dog but whatever) and she looked like a chocolate lab, we forgot to ask. Then I told the girls they could get another drink if they wanted to, and while they were gone a guy asked if he could sit with me. Sigh. Sometimes I just want to be like, "you know, before you waste your time trying and all, I'm married." But he seemed to want to talk and didn't hit on me so I talked to him for awhile. It might be because he was drunk but he was a horrible conversationalist, he should really work on that. But I heard the usual, "what are you drinking, I'm a marine from Texas, blah blah," he was sort of nice I guess and didn't try too hard but yeah, not gonna be interested sorry. And then when the girls came back he was like, "oh I'll get up," and they were like ok good and sat back down and he kind of mumbled "well that's fucked up," and left. Well well, now we see your true feelings. It's not like I went there to hook up or make friends is it so hard to just want to hang out with your girlfriends? I saw some other girl getting hit on by some guy and she wasn't having it either. She was there with her girlfriends too. I wished Kenneth could have gone but he was at work. I told him about the whole night, he thought it was funny, he doesn't get mad about me hanging out or doing stuff or talking to other people like some stupid moron exes I know.
    Then last night my sister had a party at her place. It was fun, I didn't know anyone really well, but I had met most of the people there before. Except of course I knew Shea and Luna and Kris and my dad lives with them too so I made him come out of his room and mingle. It was a sort of "dress-like-a-raver" theme, so I wore rainbow makeup and fuzzy pink boots and a couple kandies. Leela had her hoops, she's like a professional hoola-hooper which is really interesting, she's really good at it too. I got really drunk. My dad let me have some of the tequila we got him for Christmas and it was strong stuff. Kenneth came to pick me up when he got off work and hung around for a bit and then we left. I puked. =( Only a little. Haha I suck. And I was hungover alllllll day today and Kenneth was sick cuz he ate something bad so he stayed home from work. Shea went back home today, sad stuff but Ken said he might get me a webcam so I can Skype. And as promised in the title, here is the stupid stuff.
    I don't know why, but it's my mission in life to give everyone a retarded scene name. It's stupid but it's also really funny. Here's the ones I gave everyone so far. Jessica Jailbait, Kenneth Killface, Loserstomper Luke, Zombie Killer Zach, Luna Lycanthrope (not sure how to spell it) and I gave Shea one last night, Slayer Shea. Oh and dad is Calamity Clyde. Or as he calls himself Japanese Jesus. And we did give Troy one, but Luke helped so now he is Troy the Tyrannical Toddler Tickler. Not my fault okay?

Thursday, January 13, 2011

sort of disappointing day ends well

    So Monday we all picked up my sister's friend Shea at the airport. She's so cool! We invited all of our friends over and everyone got really drunk and we all played Rock Band and us girls took turns singing, (very loudly). We haven't had that big or rowdy of a gathering in awhile but it was great fun. Plus I never get to hang out with girls, I'm usually the lone girl and its okay with me but sometimes I just want to hang with some females. So the next day we were supposed to have our super secret squirrel mission, I don't know why but when I was drunk I wrote Luke a note and it took him 2 hours to remember to read it and in it I asked if he wanted to join our super secret squirrel mission, no idea why I called it that. Later I explained that we were going to take Shea to Hollywood because she had never been there. So we were all gonna go the next day, but Beth had an appointment and I was all hung over so we decided to go today. But Beth didn't feel well and remembered she had another thing to do so me, Ken and Luke were gonna go to the zoo cuz he had free passes. BUT then it ended up being so late that we decided not to go and we sat around playing with his cats and eating salt water taffy and talking in his living room forever. THEN we went to Target and bought a game, it was called What's Yours Like? and it was pretty fun. After that we went to Olive Garden cuz me and Ken had a gift card and then we went back to Luke's and watched Family Guy and Blue Mountain State on Netflix with his brother and his brother's friend. Family Guy=yes, BMS= no. Distracting trumpet! Haha that made me laugh until I cried. So basically I was so excited about today because I really wanted to go to Hollywood plus I like taking people places they've never been and Shea and Luke have never been there. Then I was all disappointed and then we were going to the zoo and I was all excited again, but then we realized how late it was and that the zoo closes at 5 and I got all disappointed again. But in the end, at least I was with Ken and Luke and we're all happy and healthy and that's all that matters.
Oh I completely forgot to mention, my birthday present from my mom came in the mail a couple days ago! It was a Kindle!!!!!! Wow I've never gotten that nice of a present before, I really like it. I think it's useful for my future profession(s) too and college because I can get some of the millions of novels I have to buy on there and it will be cheaper. I'm impressed too because I've been looking for this out of print book called Seventeenth Summer, it was written in the 1940's and I just looked it up on my Kindle and found it right away and bought it for only 6 bucks. I also got the fifth Sookie Stackhouse novel (True Blood). To be honest, when I read the description it sounded completely boring. But the last one was sooooo good that I'm hoping it will be interesting, I want to read all of them. Oh yeah the reason I got Seventeenth Summer is because it was one of the first novels really written for the YA genre. I want to read lots of YA books because that is the genre I mostly want to write for, it's like studying up or doing research. Well I guess that's all.
Oh one more thing real quick, they added more bands to Warped today and I got one of my wishlists kind of. The Ready Set! They also added Simple Plan which I think is kind of weird. Have they done anything new? They must have. Anyway I'm out of here.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Best Days Of 2010

    Last post I said I wanted to do a best days of 2010 so here it is! Before I start, there's probably lots of days that were good but these are the ones I remember off the top of my head. (This might be a long post).

First one is: The Day I Got My AA Degree In the Mail! Guys, I've been going to community college off and on since I graduated high school when I was 18. So to finally finish something that I started years ago felt so good. I petitioned to graduate and then they said I was all good and they'd send me my degree. I didn't want to walk, I dunno, I think it would sort of feel like graduating from preschool. I'll walk when I graduate from my University. But I got it and I was so proud of myself, I actually have a degree. Now for my bachelor's. Workin on it.

Second one is: Halloween! So the Halloween before last I just borrowed my sister's Strawberry Shortcake costume and invited a few friends and my sis over and we watched the 100 Scariest Movie Moments ever which we watch every year and I sort of had fun but I was like "next year I'm gonna get an awesome costume and go to a party!" So this past Halloween, I wanted to be a sailor and was looking for a costume in the store and my dad pointed out this 70's Disco Chick costume made by Playboy and said that it looked really cool. So I tried it on just for fun along with my sailor one I picked out but I ended up really liking the Disco chick! It's hard to describe but it had pink orange and white swirls and it had bellbottoms and it showed my tummy which kinda was weird but anyway, I liked it. And I did super super sparkly makeup and it was cute. Ok I swear I'm getting to the point. So me, Kenneth (who was a gothic priest) and Luke (who was a hippy/himself) and Troy (who was umm, that ninja guy I forget from what) all went to a party thrown by this guy in one of me and Troy's classes. He's really chill but his party no offense sucked. I mean for a college party it was good but just not what I'm into. There were so many people that I could hardly move and it was freezing out back so I went inside and it was really hot and I was just standing there, and then the cops came. They didn't break up the party and eventually left but there was no music, no one dancing, super crowded and people were spilling stuff and breaking stuff and being really irritating and then this guy threw up all over this little girl that was sitting on the floor. (She wasn't actually a little kid but she was small). I was standing in that spot like 2 seconds before. She screamed at him and ran off to the bathroom with her friends but I was like, this is dumb and plus they were all out of beer. So I was like "guys, I hate this and I don't want to get thrown up on can we please go?" So we left and just went to Luke's.
Then we (me, Ken, Luke and Zach who was Kermit the Frog and he had the cutest frog feet!) went to Monster Bash I think the Sat before Halloween (which was on a Sunday I think). We went to the Gaslamp in SD and we had tickets and everything and stood in line forever and finally got in. We walked around got some drinks and then decided to go to some of the bars or clubs. Basically Monster Bash takes up a whole block downtown and then you can get into this whole list of clubs and bars in the area with no cover and discounts on drinks all night until 1 or 2 am can't remember. We walked around and could NOT find any of the places on the list. We found I think 2 that we didn't want to go to and I was like I really want to go to the Sky Bar. We walked around forever and it was freezing and finally found it. We waited in line for like an hour and it was almost midnight and that was when they stop letting you in and it was horrible. We paid for these tickets, wasted the whole night and we were like next year we're not doing ANYTHING for Halloween. BUT, we finally got in just before midnight. It was so awesome!! It was on top of this hotel, on the roof and there was a DJ and a bar and a huge fire pit with comfy chairs and people were dancing and drinking and you could see the whole city all lit up and I love love city skyline views they just make me feel so happy I can't describe it. I drank too much and went into the bathroom and almost threw up but I didn't and I just stayed in there until I felt better and then I went back out and Luke was like "this is awesome!" and I danced forever with Kenneth and Zach and then kicked Luke out of the chair to warm up by the fire, (I was the one who waited and got the chair but I let him sit in it while I danced). It was really fun, I had a good time.

The third one is: Warped Tour!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been wanting to go to Warped foreverrrr and I finally went. Kenneth's aunt asked us if we would take his 14 year old cousin Holly and her friend Monica. Holly was only allowed to go if we took her, so we agreed and his aunt bought one of our tickets so we would only have to buy one which was really nice! I looked up some of the bands playing and found a few that I really fell in love with. We also took Zach with us since he is the only one of our friends who sort of likes the same music we do. We got in line and it was an insanely long line but we didn't wait that long and got in just as it started. We got one of the lineup papers and the girls circled the ones they wanted to see and we circled ours. First band we all went to see was Breathe Carolina because they were the first ones playing that I knew of. I had a few of their songs like That's Classy and I.D.G.A.F. I was so glad we saw them because they were amazing and ended up being my favorite. They had so much energy and jumped into the crowd and they were just so much fun. Next I had a dilemma. Hey Monday and We Are the In Crowd were playing at the same exact time and I couldn't choose! I asked the guys which we should see and Zach said "well you really seem to like WATIC so I think we should see them." Then I saw that Hey Monday was signing autographs at a certain time so I decided I would see WATIC and then get Hey Monday's autographs. We dropped the girls off at Anti-Flag and stood in the front of the stage. I love them! Taylor was losing her voice though, but she still sounded good and they played all the songs I wanted to hear. Some stupid guy was trying to start a mosh pit and just no, that is not the moshing kind of music. He ran into some poor girl in front of me so I shoved him out of the way and stuck my elbow out so if he came back he'd get an elbow in the face. He finally stopped. Anyway then we all met up and me and Kenneth spent so much money on just water and we shared one chicken thing. We looked at all the booths and then stood in line for Hey Monday autograph signing. There was a box of posters on the ground which was nice so I grabbed one and had them sign it. Cassadee wasn't there (sad face, she's the one I wanted to meet the most) but the guys were all there and they were so nice! And Alex told me he liked my hair, haha! (I had rainbow clip-in extensions).
So next we went to see Reel Big Fish. I've seen them twice before but they're definitely worth seeing again. They were hilarious as usual and really fun and they played a lot of songs and ones I wanted to hear. Then we went to chill by the side of the stage and I could see them through the fence and took some pictures. We met back up with the girls again and Ken and Holly were ready to go already but I wouldn't leave without seeing Automatic Loveletter. They were so good and the crowd was small and it was starting to cool down a little and it was nice. I touched Juliet's hand ZOMG teehee. And THEN she was like "well guys if you want to hang out we'll be over by our merch tent after and we can all chill and talk and stuff." !!!!!!!! And guess what happened? Everyone else wanted to leave and so we left! Lame! Ken was all sunburned and Holly was tired and me and Monica whined because we wanted to stay and Zach I don't know I guess he was neutral. Not only did I have a chance to hang out with a band I really like, but I wanted to see Eyes Set To Kill later. Kenneth promised that next year we would stay the whole day and he would bring lots of sunblock and we would save up and bring more money so we can buy some stuff and bring water bottles. At least I got to hear Mayday Parade play Black Cat as we were leaving and also The Pretty Reckless was playing Make Me Wanna Die.

Next is Fearless Friends Tour!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That's a lot of exclamation points. Dude seriously, best concert ever and I've been to a lot of concerts. Me and Ken were among the like 10 people who thought, "let's get there early so we can get a good spot and not be assholes and shove our way to the front."  We met the bass player from Transmit Now and he was so nice and we listened to his CD and I actually really liked it so we bought it and he was like, "your eyes match your hair." And for a second I was like WTF? Because I had the same rainbow hair extensions in and then I remembered that I did rainbow eyeshadow. So we were standing in line forever and Ken taps me and says "who's that?" and points behind us a few feet and I was like "is...that...Kyle? Nah it can't be." But eventually I realized it was. So I was like ummm I don't have anything to sign and I don't want to annoy him so let's leave him alone. And he left. Then I tapped Ken and was like, "who's that?" and pointed to David standing by the door. But he was talking to some girls and I didn't want to be the annoying fan who comes up right when he's trying to get some chick's number so I left him alone as well. After the concert however we were like "WTF we have a camera we could've asked for a picture and why would they be standing out there if they wanted to be alone we are so stupid ahhhh!!!" Really I'm smacking myself still for that. We should've at least talked to Kyle since he was alone. Anyway we got a pretty good close (second row-ish) spot a little to the left of the stage. First The American Secrets played and they were fun. (They're the band that won the competition.) Then was Artist vs. Poet. I liked them! Except for: lead singer, you're lovely but seriously its called a hairbrush. Love it. Use it. I'd already heard a couple of their songs and for one of them David came out and sang a little bit! Oh yeah something was wrong with their bass amp I think and the singer's mic was too soft but still all good. Then was Go Radio. Yaaa, ummm. not feelin it sorry. I just...ok I didn't really like their music but there was something that made it 10 times worse. There were these huuuuuuge sweaty guys and they had some friends too and they totally rushed the stage and squashed the hell out of us. Like what are you thinking, you will magically morph through people's bodies and end up on the stage? Then they tried to start a mosh pit. I mean, I understand if you want to stand in the front you'll get moshed but this was NOT moshing type of music. This guy actually pushed me so hard I fell on the ground and got a huge bruise and Ken shoved him halfway across the room, but still I sort of lost it and shoved and punched and went crazy on him and he started laughing and told Ken he was sorry. Jerk. K next was Every Avenue and they had pretty good songs and were kind of funny, but by this time I was tired from standing for so long, still a little upset and sore from being pushed and elbowed by sweaty Go Radio fans and my back was hurting so bad and I just wanted Breathe Carolina to come on. Which they did next!
OMGHHKP. I sound like a stupid ridiculous fan girl but seriously I looooove them. They had 10 times more energy than at Warped I mean they blew that place UP. They were all over the place and everybody was jumping and screaming and I was jumping all around and going crazy... They played my favorite songs plus ones I didn't think they'd do. I'm the Type Of Person To Take It Personal, Down (cover), and Have You Ever Danced and a bunch of others. And you know, I love David but I think Kyle really steals the live shows. He stage dived on us!!!! Ken had a crucial part in him not dying and I held up his shoulder but really I just wanted to touch him, shhhh don't tell. ;) Anyway and then a kind of weird thing happened toward the end of their set. David was over near me grabbing hands and I reached out and locked fingers with him and he stuck my hand in his hair. Which was all sweaty. But I didn't care really haha. I wiped it on Ken anyway and told him it was David- sweat and he looked at me weird but didn't really care either.
So last of all was Mayday Parade and I liked them before, but this concert was kind of amazing. It was sort of spiritual. (Not really.) They were playing their hearts out and I reached out and touched a little bit of that, singing the songs along with them...yeah. Best moments were Jamie All Over (loved that song forever now), and when they sang Miserable At Best with the other guy who used to be in the band (now in Go Radio) and the entire crowd sang the entire song with them it was sort of beautiful. They really had a lot of energy as well. The guitarist (the one with the beard who pretended to sing in the Jamie All Over Video) threw a bottle cap and it stuck to Kenneth's shirt and I grabbed it and now I have a lucky bottle cap. I still liked Breathe best but I couldn't believe how great Mayday was. (And still smacking myself for ignoring the Breathe guys). We took video clips and filled the card, they're hard to hear but still amazing to watch.

Last was Hey Monday concert!!!!!!! I was online and *gasp!* I saw Hey Monday was playing at this little local concert place. And *double gasp!* We Are the In Crowd was opening for them!!!! We got a good spot, a little further back than we were at Mayday but still close enough. WATIC was first. I freaking love them but Taylor had bronchitis but still was amazing. Seriously I will see them someday when Taylor is not sick! Then something weird happened. This Century was supposed to play and they got all their stuff set up and their band, but the lead singer just was too sick to do the show. So Hey Monday's merch guy jumps on the stage and does an impromptu Blink182 song. He was really good! It was fun but my back was hurting again and I sort of wanted to get on with it. They did 3 Blink songs and then left. Next was The Ready Set. Aw he's so adorable. But he needed a better wardrobe. I actually looked up some more of his songs later cuz I liked them a lot. Then it was Cartel. Cool. Why did they sing My Friend's Over You? I liked them fine but I was so tired and it was taking sooooooo long in between sets to re-set the stage. Then finally was Hey Monday. I love Cassadee she's such a good singer. They were lots of fun and they played most of my favorite songs and I was glad I had their new album. We also filmed clips of this concert and got almost the entire song of I Don't Wanna Dance. I tried using ear plugs this time and I could hear everything just fine except my ears weren't ringing one bit after the show it was amazing! Cuz I hate that horrible ringing you get all night and the headache the next day.

Anyway the only other days were Christmas and The Yosemite trip which I already talked about so there you go, a super long post that made me sound like a stupid obsessed fan girl but hey I enjoyed myself. Next I'll have to talk about yesterday's Shea party!! Wow this is ridiculously long.

Listening to: my concert videos!