My welcome home present from the state of Washington has thus far been a stuffy nose and a congested brain. Thanks, home.
My return to Seattle has been fun, and busy, and kind of non-stop. Which is good. I haven't had time to slow down and think about how much I miss certain people really. I've already made some new friends here. I've bonded more with my roommates Ben and Justin in these 4 days here at home than I ever did before I left for London.
The last two days have been completely occupied with Zombie stuff. I was on crew for this big two-day shoot in downtown Seattle for Night Zero, which essentially means I got to wear a red t-shirt that said "CREW" on it and hand out colorful pieces of paper to the extras to color code them into their places for the shoot. And when everyone was registered and checked in, there wasn't much left for me to do so I basically ended up talking to this guy named Josh… all day. We pretended to be busy by taking still production photos for awhile, but eventually we just gave up and went to Top Pot so I could re-experience real Seattle donuts.
Highlights of the day included my good deed of the month, when I helped a rather large elderly lady into a honey bucket, and what had to have been some sort of subliminal message experience when on the drive home, Justin, Josh, another girl named Kelly and I all NEEDED Taco Bell. It was bizarre. Or maybe I have just been watching Josie and the Pussycats. xD
Which, coincedentally, is how I spent Saturday evening with Justin. Every time Tyler walks into the living room, Justin and I are in the exact same spots watching something on our big screen tv. I think it's just funny timing, but Tyler is starting to think there is something wrong with us.
Day two at the Zombie shoot was much like Day one, except that Josh was given a real job doing lights so I lost my conversational buddy. Instead I was still on the registration table, and I spent most of the day chatting with Katherine, who is incidentally one of the girls I met up in Edinburgh when I visited Eia. So that was fun. I have really enjoyed this whirlwind superfast way I have just thrown myself back into life in Seattle. Justin used to invite me to things back before I went to London but a lot of times I just turned them down, because I had videos to film or a British boy to talk to on skype or something.. I'm not going to do that this year. I was telling Katherine this - I have lived in Seattle for a year now without actually living in it. I don't have many friends here, I rarely go out, and if I were to show someone around the coolest places in Seattle, I'd have no idea where to start. So I'm going to make an effort to change that this year.
In fact I have spent the last three years of my life kind of just ... anticipating the next trip I was going on. Conferences, wrockstock, impromptu journeys to LA, visits from Alex, YouTube gatherings, etc. It wasn't really a problem until I realized the time I spent at home between these events was kind of just grey space. I don't want to live like that anymore. I want the best of both worlds, to quote everyone's favorite Disney popstar. I want to be involved with things and like it here too.
After the zombie shoot ended we went home to change our clothes and take brief naps and buy $1.99 10-piece chicken nuggets and things, but then I went with Justin to his friends Alexander and Tara's apartment down by the stadiums, and we had the best games night ever. I was starting to get a cold and my head was all congested, but it didn't matter because I was having a blast. First we played this game called Space Alert, which is the most complicated game I've ever been taught how to play. Basically you have 10 minutes to have all six players run the ship together, face enemy attacks, and not blow yourself up. Each game we played added more complications.. including broken parts of the ship, having to wiggle a computer mouse during each phase, and a synchronized light/fog machine/strobe-light that they'd set up specifically for making the game ever more stressful and exciting.
Then we played Cash and Guns, which is a game where you're a gangster and you point these orange foam guns at other people in the game and depending on what cards you play, you either kill or get killed for whatever amount of money is in the middle. And the game progressed to have undercover cops and superpowers for the players, which just made it way more hilarious.
The last game we played was probably really only enjoyable for the girls… we played Pretty Pretty Princess in teams. There were 6 of us, so each girl was paired with a boy and the girls played the game but the boys wore the jewelry. I don't understand why this isn't the way the game is ALWAYS played, because it was so much more fun.
Now it is Monday, and I have woken up with my cold now a million times worse and I don't think I am getting out of bed for awhile. I think I will watch the pilot of Glee finally, despite Kayley's protests.
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