Monday, February 22, 2010

DIY laser show.

Wow!

I don't know why I thought this, but I figured since I hadn't blogged in so long, lots of you would have given up on me or forgotten about this blog, or just may have taken awhile to read/comment at the very least, but your comments on my last entry totally blew me away!

Last I checked there were 71 comments, all super thoughtful and helpful regarding the classes I should take next quarter. Honestly, you guys were such a big help. There was so much good advice in there; I regretted not going to you all for class-picking advice every quarter!

Just to update you, most people managed to sway me in the direction of the French Films class. I had no idea so many people were so enthusiastic about French cinema, and everyone's comments that taking a class with a friend and in the small intimate setting (10 people) would probably be the best option, so unless something goes horribly wrong, that's probably what I'll end up doing.


In other news, I had a much needed, much deserved silly night with my roommates last night. I really missed just doing spontaneous fun things with the people I live with, and last night definitely took the cake for 'weirdest stuff we've ever done'.

So Eia and I were both snuggled up in her bed, ignoring our homework while we mapped out a hypothetical backpacking trip around Europe that neither of us will be able to afford until at least 2012 (one that wont involve any studying abroad this time), when Justin runs up the stairs around midnight and says "Fog machine in 10 minutes. Bring anything you have that glows."

Ten minutes later we were standing downstairs in our living room, lights off, strobe light in hand, with a blue police style rotating light on the mantle and a red light washing the room in an eerie glow. Justin said "ready?" and after setting the industrial-sized fog machine (which Justin is holding on to for Night Zero) to "2" (it goes all the way up to NINE) we watched in awe as our house started to fill with billowy white smoke.

It was AWESOME. It was like we were in a rave. Justin turned on some music and we started dancing around and for a few good minutes the smoke was so thick we couldn't even see each other. But then it started to mellow out and we just had a serious laserlight disco going. In our living room. After midnight. With school the next day.

We did, in fact, think ahead on this spontaneous plan, and removed the smoke alarms. But we erm, managed to miss one, and suddenly heard a loud noise coming from upstairs. Justin ran to turn it off, and at the same moment our other roommate PJ (whom we didn't even know was home) comes stumbling out of her room, rubbing her eyes and looking absolutely terrified at the combination of being woken up by a fire alarm and then seeing smoke BILLOWING up the stairs toward her room. Oops.

We apologized and went back downstairs, where we laid out some blankets, but on some really great laser show music, and Justin proceeded to entertain us for the nest 10-15 minutes with a hand-held laser light that created amazing shapes on the ceiling. We'd all been to laser shows before (they do this really great Muse one at the Seattle Center) and I have to admit, this DIY laser show in our living room was almost as good. Then we laid on the floor until the smoke cleared, Eia brought out her birthday cake flavored ice cream, and eventually, around 2:30 in the morning, I headed to bed. Homework untouched.

These are the kinds of nights I've missed.

Chipotle burritos: 5

29 comments:

The Things That Make Me Smile said...

Sound like you had an amazing night! I'm very jealous of the smoke machine!

IFTBA said...

Birthday cake flavored ice cream? That's pretty specific. How can you tell it's not wedding cake flavored ice cream?

Anna M. said...

don't miss what you have Kristina :) but I know what you mean

Stefan said...

it's hard to keep those off the wall random nights going as you get older. though perhaps I'm just super old for being 26.

janspach said...

those are the "college" memories you'll remember forever, not what class you slept through the next morning. :)

Em said...

Haha, I love the part about hearing the smoke detector go off, and seeing smoke everywhere... I'd probably have a heart attack XD

to_thine_own_self said...

That sounds really...memorable. Haha.
And fantastic. Glad you're having fun!

=]

alyson said...

Your blog is one of two (the other being Hayley's) that makes me the most excited about in my google reader. So in other words, I love your blog posts a lot.

The Laser Show sounds awesome, glad you updated your blog about it because that is a sweet story. You're lucky to live with people that you like, some of us *cough*me*cough* aren't so lucky. But that's another comment for another time.

Can't wait for the next post!

Paloma said...

Sounds like lots of fun! Smoke machine? Just... epic XD

The Vagabond said...

That sounds awesome. I've also had a good amount of fun with my roommates. We just came up with an amazing recipe with Nutella. I won't tell you though. Not just yet anyhow. It's still being developed and we have to meet every once in a while (more like everyday) to... perfect it (?).

Katie said...

PICS OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN.

;P

smilenose said...

That sounds amazing!
Sometime last spring a friend of mine called me and told me she was going to pick me up and we were having a rave in her girlfriends basement. It was five girls listening to music and drinking energy drinks. and it was great.

rave nights should be like mandatory or something

Emily said...

That night sounds radically awesome! I wish I lived with someone with a fog machine ...

I'm glad that you had some time to cut loose and forget about school work for a while. =]

Lindsey said...

Oooh, was it Take The Cake, ice cream?? I generally prefer chocolate, but TTC is my BFF's favorite. Phish Food all the way.

CRUNKRacoon said...

Say, how much does one of them smoke machines cost?
If its any consolation, I've never stayed up till two on a day other than New Years, and I'm 17. Bah.

appletrain said...

i am desperate for a night like that.

kira902k said...

Those are the kind of nights I long for. Those are the reasons I can't wait to be older.

Sounds so amazing.

Deirdre said...

and these are the kinds of blog posts we miss n_n

enjoy condorcon, you deserve it

Shannon said...

That's sounds like so much fun! Me and my friends once just went to the basement, shut off the lights and had a major light show and just danced around until three in the morning! It would have been better with school the next day but what can you do?

Mandi said...

The smoke machine at my prom set off the fire alarm (it had gotten thick enough that we had trouble seeing each other). We had to go outside, and it was COLD. Yeah, my prom wasn't so fun.
CAPTCHA: twalish. A word to describe a smoke-machine gone wrong?

Chrystie said...

that sounds like an awesome night! haha. seriously! I want to have a foam party sometime but I still haven't figured out how to make a foam machine without spending way too much money. I don't have someone i can borrow one from :P haha. I'm totally jealous of your night.

Christina said...

It sounds like you had so much fun. I wish that could be able to do that. Well here's hoping.

Katzie said...

That sounds so funny... I want to do that. Preferably with my made-of-awesome friends :D

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Foxy Roxy said...

I absolutely love nights like that with my roommates! :) thanks for sharing your life with us Kristina! It's always fun to read about your life, not bc you have an exciting life per say, but the community here is great!

Sparks-of-Magic said...

Such fantastic things have never even happened to me, and I miss nights like that. Wish I could have seen it, haha.

seurat2 said...

This sounds so amazing Kristina. Fun continues to follow you around everywhere you go, or so it seems.

Madeline said...

Wow. Your life is amazing and I am jealous. My life is amazing too, just in far less hilarious and grandiose ways.

Chelsea said...

I need to have a night like that, it sounds so incredibly carefree and fun. I could use some of that right now!