Sunday, December 6, 2009

Fiesta Weekend: Part 2

"I want to reconcile the violence in your heart
I want to recognize your beauty is not just a mask
I want to exorcise the demons from your past
I want to satisfy the undisclosed desires in your heart."
-Muse, "Undisclosed Desires"

As if I was going to leave you on the cliffhanger for very long. :P

Okay. So on Tuesday night, we got all dressed up and headed to the roof of the hotel for the first awards ceremony and dinner. It was pretty much your standard swanky LA roof party, which I have never had the pleasure of attending, so I felt incredibly cool. There was so much amazing food, but I remember eating just a ton of portobello mushrooms and these little fruit tarts that were amazing. Also, I tried sushi for the first time because I was feeling adventurous, even though it was only the avocado and celery kind. So it was cheating a little. But I don't like seafood at all, so it was the best I was going to do.

We walked around, we mingled, we ate, and then everyone gathered around the pool while Jake and Amir from college humor talked about the fiestamovement and handed out awards. I won an award! I was lumped in on "Best Prank", because the other Seattle agents decided it would be funny to prank me and my car a few months ago. So I had a pretty passive role in the winning of this award, but I still have a customized frisbee with my name on it, suckaaa.

Then Jake and Amir drew the names of the three lucky people who would be winning cars. I didn't win, unfortunately. I actually didn't know any of the three people who did win. But the third guy jumped in the pool after his name was called, which was pretty funny regardless.

Then we were shuttled over to the Palladium for the REAL party. This was so crazy; the outside of this big venue, right in the heart of Hollywood, had a giant picture of my face outside. Only a few agents had pictures of them on the wall, they happened to pick one of mine!

The inside was really fancy too. They had these 8 giant monitors where they were looping their favorite mission videos all night, and my rap video was up there! I kept seeing myself out of the corner of my eye all night, which was a little strange, but kind of fun at the same time.

There were Ford video games set up all around, so we checked those out, and then Luke and I started utilizing our free drink tickets. Eventually we ran into Alex Carpenter and Jason Munday, whom I'd invited to the party, and we hung with them for a big portion of the night as well.

A bit later I had my interview with currentTV (you can watch it online here) and I got to meet Max & Jason in person, which was awesome. I met them via skype while I was sitting in my closet a week or so ago, and I have to say this was much better.

The rest of the night consisted of dancing, introducing people to each other, making new friends, watching Parachute play, and finally ended with me getting a stomach ache (worst timing ever). I stuck around as long as I could, but eventually Luke and I took the shuttle back to the London hotel and hung out in our sweet room there. Apparently loads of our friends kept partying once they got back to the hotel, which I am a little sad I missed, but there will be other opportunities for partying with LA friends. Since, you know, I'm going back for my birthday and new years. :D

Oh! And they showed the video Parachute made with my car! As far as music videos go, I have to admit it was a little cheesy. It was really just them driving around in the Fiesta and was so obviously sponsored by Ford. But as far as professional videos with my car in them go, it was amazing. I felt really silly because as I stood there watching it, leaning into Luke and a few glasses of wine in, I started getting a little emotional. There it was, right there, in all its magenta and blue decal-ed glory, and I was never going to see it again. I felt really dumb for letting my eyes tear up a little bit over a material possesion, but hey - this is coming from the girl who cried when she saw the Dakota Fanning remake of Charlotte's Web. I am a sap. And I really loved that car.

I can't believe at this point in the story I have only finished talking about the first day of the Fiesta Movement festivities. I haven't even gotten to the LA Auto Show part of the story yet. But I am going to stop here, again, for now, to talk about something much more pressing.


I have been completely addicted to it for nearly three days now, and by the looks of twitter, so has most of the Internet.
I can't explain why it's so fun. Maybe because it's like blogtv, without all the awkward, "Okay, so, hey guys. What should I talk about?" and also because the questions aren't whizzing by, so I don't miss as many as I would on blogtv. And even though it's all text based, we really are interacting live.

I think also, it's fun because not only do you guys think of hilarious and wonderful questions, but we've all spent so much time doing this that we've started to develop inside jokes within our little formspring groups. Like how my question-askers informed me of the shortage of Eggo waffles do to bacteria growing in one of the factories, how we're all admitting to being neopets dorks and reminding each other to get the dailies, and how Luke and I have forbidden fanfiction being written about our relationship. I spent a good portion of my night spamming Eia's formspring as well, which was probably only funny for me. xD

Anyway, it's been fun having a new way to connect with you guys. Next week is the week before finals, and I don't know yet if that means my formspring participation will slow down or if I'll just fail all my classes because I am too busy answering questions. We'll see. Ha.


Rosianna said...

I'm thinking formspring is going to make me fail my degree. But at least I'll have something to keep me occupied when I do fail!

What a swanky party... or, some could say, fiesta ;)

Miss you, sillyface. xxx

to_thine_own_self said...

I'm really glad you had fun at the party. And that picture of you beside your giant picture on the wall is awesomely amusing. Haha.
As for formspring, I am just as addicted, but in a different way, since I am one of the ones asking questions. But it is sooo much fun, seriously. I love that you do stuff like that.

sophiee493 said...

It sounds like you had fun :)

Mackenzie Paradzik said...

Sounds like you had an absolutely AMAZING time in LA :) The Fiesta Movement looked like such a fun experience, I'm glad you got to, well, experience it :D
And AWWW. Sorry. I had to. You and Luke are just so, so, so sweet! AW ^_^ I'm extremely happy for the two of you :)

By the way, I love formspring xD I've been addicted to you answering questions since you started!

Ravenclaw2313 said...

Can't wait to hear about the rest of the party. Damn you and your cliffhangers. On the plus side formspring is a blast and you are fantastic at answering questions. I liked you posting on Luke's to ask if he was going to get off and call his girlfriend.

eibbore said...

Your getting good at those cliffhangers, Ms Horner!

Ariel said...

Seeing your face that big must have been pretty surreal! But probably super fun as well.

Also, as much as I love reading your answers, I sort of hope they slow down in the next couple of weeks. I have finals too, and if I don't pull myself away from these things, I'm never going to get anything done. At least not done *well*. :P

alyson said...

I love reading your answers to formspring. They're funny and they let your, (and I'm hesitant to use the word), "fans" get to know you a little better.

The LA stuff sounds like so much fun. Your life just continues to be filled with so much awesome.

thegreyforever said...

Who won that thing that we've been voting for for the past two weeks?
And I'm so glad that you got a frizbee

Andrew said...

There is no link where "here" is just so you know, anyways, it seems like you had an amazing time...roof parties definitely something i want to do in my lifetime.

Jeff said...

absolutly can not wait for parts 3,4,...

Jeff said...

btw, it looks like someone is going to eat you in the first picture

eiaradio said...

everything i have is covered in your spam :)

Will said...

if you printed off the picture with you pointing at the picture of you and pointed at it youd be pointing at a picture of you pointing at a picture of you.... maybe only i find this idea amusing..

Carla said...

that whole fiesta experience sounds like a lot of fun. too bad about not winning the free car, but i guess there's a reason for everything. and your music video was HILARIOUS by the way.

formspring is way too much fun, but i'm kind of mad that it made its glorious appearance right after i got hunger games. I'M SO CURIOUS ABOUT BOTH. arrrggggghhhhhh. oh yeah, and finals, i guess... sigh.

bdh08 said...

Sounds like a fun party you went to ;) Formspring is fun to read, your answers are priceless. Hah!

Elizabeth... said...

I haven't commented in ages, even though I've read everything!

Your fiesta experience sounds fantastic!

Another thing, I always end up getting back into the swing of neopets around Christmas, it's that silly Advent Calendar and it's alluring freebies! And then I get hooked on keyquest and another Sunday has gone!


Keiko.LeMon said...

Hey! Sounds like you had a great time. I just got back into following you after a long break this summer fall while I was in the woods... crazy time for you eh? Me too. We had a brief email exchange where we talked about both having british boyfriends and the like... well since then my bf of three years and I broke up, and I moved to China instead of England but I am now working with Cirque du Soleil. It's weird where the world takes us isn't it?

kira902k said...

That sounds like a pretty posh party. Hah! I'm happy you had fun. I saw the interview with you at the party (which you forgot to link to?) and it was awesome. You looked gorgeous, like always. :)

I can't believe I missed this whole formspring thing! I saw people linking to theirs, but i didnt really know what it was and I never knew what to ask.
I'll go ask you stuff now. :P


Manderiffic said...

You made me want to go check out my neopets account that I've neglected for over a year and when I tried to log in it said I was frozen for scamming! WHAT? I haven't been on in forever and I would NEVER NEVER scam people. Arg hopefully they unfreeze me. I sent a very sad message to them. What's your username so we can be friends if I get unfroze.

Molly said...

Neopets is amazing.

Ross said...

Sounds like you were having a lot of fun ion the roof.