Friday, February 12, 2010

Another V-Day alone. I mean with Eia.

You know it's time to write a blog post when people on twitter start begging you.

So thank you, "@KT_KIT_KAT ", because I was literally just sitting here, thinking "man, I should really write a blog post", and then seconds later I got your @ reply. So here I am, writing a post for you.

It's really nice to know I am missed, actually. It's really easy for blogging to just slip my mind, and I'M the one who writes it. So to know that when I'm not writing, you lovely blog readers notice... that means a lot.

Let's see, what did I even write about last...

Oh wow. Gas station wedding photos. That was a long time ago. I'm so sorry, blog-world.

Since then, I have done a lot of stuff. Luke and I have been scrambling to finish the next ALL CAPS album and brainstorm new inventive ways to market it, I did a huge shoot with Night Zero that included something like 80 photos taken in one day, which you can see in the current storyline at Season 6 of LOST started up, and I became 1/4 of a episode discussion blog overe here (which may also be responsible for my lack of blogging... trying to sound intelligent 1-2 times a week on this new blog is exhausting xD).

And I went to Mexico!

I had this nagging feeling the entire time I was in Puerto Vallarta last week that I should have been pulling out my laptop each morning or night and typing up summaries of my trip, but I just didn't. For the last 3-4 years that I have had a laptop, I have always been that girl who pulls it out on vacation, hunting for wifi so I can plug in and see what's going on/what I missed on the Internet, and this time I just didn't do that. I just didn't care. For 6 days, I took a much needed, much appreciated Internet sabbatical in which I only checked my e-mail two times, for a total of about 5 minutes, just to make sure I wasn't missing anything important that was school or job related. And it felt so, so awesome.

So anyway, now I am back home and I didn't record any of the trip. I had a wonderful time, with Luke, my parents, my uncle Dale, my parents family friends Mark and Carol, their kids Carrie and Aaron, and Aaron's girlfriend Chrysta. We spent a lot of time on the beach, playing in the ocean (in the huge waves!), taking taxis and questionable buses into town, eating different Mexican foods and buying chicklets from adorable children. Luke and I intended do do some ALL CAPS stuff while we were together but ended up just putting together our final track list while swimming in a pool, and making a couple half-hearted videos. But I don't think that's a bad thing at all - we both work really hard, and just getting to have a vacation and spend time together was nice.

Now I'm home, and I'm back in the reality of my part time job and Senior Year Of College (scary and busy and complicated). I have at least two handfuls of projects, assignments and papers to sort out, I have to figure out next quarters classes and get my internship with the HPA lined up, and the ALL CAPS album art and tshirt design contest ends Monday. My friends from WWU are coming down to film a music video with Eia and I this weekend, and Sunday I have to spend another Valentine's day alone.

And by "alone", I mean at the bar with Eia, because she and I have shared the last 3 Valentine's days together. Last year we went on a shopping spree (credit cards > boyfriends?) and the year before we watched movies and ate chocolate and snuggled on the couch. This year we're both over 21 so we're going to REALLY spend this holiday right.

This is what happens when your boyfriend lives far away. Or in Eia's case, is nonexistent.

Chipotle burritos: 4


J O D I E said...

So nice to have you back!
Sorry you are spending Valentine's Day 'alone'. I'll join that alone club though!

Natalie said...

I'm glad you had a nice holiday! It's so cold here right now, I wish I was in Mexico.
Me and seven of my friends are going out on Saturday night so we wake up on Valentines day alone, together :)
My friend's Mum, who's house we're staying at, says she's going to make us bacon sandwiches with heart shaped blobs of ketchup <3

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY for in two days :D

Jaime said...

I'm glad you had fun in Mexico. I've always wanted to go to the beaches there, and I'm not really a beach-type of girl (I live about a mile from the ocean).

You have a busy year ahead of you, but you can do it. You're one of the most inspirational, amazing people I've come across on the internet. Go Kristina!!

to_thine_own_self said...

Glad you've been having some fun.
Especially with Luke =]

And be happy that you are so busy! That means you actually have a life, unlike me. Lol.

It is nice to have Blogging Kristina back, though.

Airen said...

I've been waiting!

You're so lucky you get to travel as often as you do. Honestly. I would kill to go to all the places you've gone in the past few years. I've never even really been out of the state. -_-'

Emily said...

I'm incredibly jealous of your vacation, but I'm glad you used it as a sabbatical from life. It's never good to spend a vacation worrying about home.

Glad to have you back though! =]

Katzie said...

It's nice to see you are finally blogging again! :D
I'm spending Valentine's Day... with my family. By which I mean my parents and my brother. Then, like really late at night, my grandpa is coming, too. Awesome... not.
Anyway, happy Valentine's day in advance!

Paloma said...

I'm glad you had a nice time :)

I've never been to Puerto Vallarta, which is really a shame, with me living in Mexico XD

My Valentine's Day will be spent with the family. I have a lot of cousins/uncles/aunts who celebrate their birthdays on February, so we'll get together and make something.

Anyways, don't feel bad. Here, have a chocolate. *hands Kristina a chocolate* Happy Valentine's day!

CRUNKRacoon said...

I absolutely cannot wait till my VOE (Version of Eia) and I turn 21. Now THAT'S a way to celebrate. That, and black noodles. (

Ida said...

I'm too affected by... bad liquids--- to read this. I'LL BE BACK! tomorrow. Shit my pants that was much harder to write than I thought.

Ida said...

Why did I even post that, stupid and very unnecessary ... Yeah I had to check the spelling for unnecessary on google. Damnit, I think I'll go to sleep anf stop writing...

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you blog Kristina, because you were the one person who really inspired me to blog and without you, I wouldn't have found my love for it. So thanks!
And I seriously can't wait for the next ALL CAPS album. I was listening to it in my car and my friends were like "wow, this must have taken a lot of work to put together". No kidding!
Happy V-day to you and Eia!
<3 Lauren

GlassLine said...

Glad to hear your trip was fun!

I am spending V-day with my besties too. We are going to make butterbeer, eat candy hearts, and play Harry Potter video games. We might dance around to some wiz rock to, so we will in spirit have you there...kind of creepy I guess.

Emily said...

I'm spending Valentine's Day watching scary movies with my friends. Because we have no boyfriends. So, fright night it is.
Nice to have you back!

Elizabeth... said...

Yey! A Kristina blog!

This year is the first year I'll have a boyfriend for Valentine's day but at 6 in the morning I'm getting on a coach with our Art Department to the airport to fly to New York and leaving James here at Uni! D:
But I am WELL excited for NYC!

Kathryn said...

Ha ha, thanks Kristina!

I was really starting to miss your blogging.

Good to here you had a nice time in Mexico.

(PS, I'm @KT_KIT_KAT on twitter)

Katie said...

I KNOW what you mean! I went to Burma in January for 10 days and wasn't able to access the internet the whole time. But why would I want to? I did keep a diary of the experience, but it felt amazing to be unplugged for awhile.

Spending Valentines day with friends sounds like so much fun! Live it up! :D

Anonymous said...

Formspring questions miss kristina...

appletrain said...

hahaha the way you described your puerto vallarta trip was pretty much verbatim of my own trip there several years ago :) good times!

kira902k said...

Yay for blogging! And I've spent every valentine's day of my life alone. Well, with my parents and/or friends. Hah.
Your trip to Mexico sounds spectacular, and good luck with all your projects and such.


Anonymous said...

So great to hear from you again! I thought you might want to know if you didn't already, that your youtube sidebar thing is messed up. :(
Happy Valentines Day!

Caleb said...

YAY i was so pleased to have something new on the internet, lol have a great valentines kristina <3

allysonkate said...

credit cards > boyfriends?

Yes. Hell freakin' yes.
This is the first Valentines Day I had a real live boy Valentine, and somehow I still missed spending it with my best friend whom I've spent the last several Valentines Days with RANTING about boys.

Yep. I'd rather be with my best friend on Valentines Day than my boyfriend. It's official. Old habits die hard. =]]

Katie said...

My boyfriend and I spent our Valentines Day building a massive Sims mansion and watching old episodes of Monk/NCIS/Psych together. We are winners for sure!

Emma said...

You FREAKED ME OUT. For a second I thought you and Luke were no more. But YAY it's just a distance issue.

*coughs* I mean...uh...that sucks.

bassrocks9 said...

Yay! An italktosnakes blog post! I felt like there was something missing in my life. :)
So I know you wrote about a lot of stuff in this, but the only thing that I want to comment on YOU ARE GOING TO INTERN FOR HPA. as in, the harry potter alliance? Kristina, that is sooo awesome! I don't usually even comment on your blog, but this is so amazing!