This weekend I went out of town with my parents. I was reminiscing a few weeks ago, because we used to take these family trips down to Vancouver, WA all the time (because we have a lot of family down there) and now, due to my being busy or having (past tense) a job or not living at home anymore, that just doesn't happen very often. So I called up my mom and told her, and what do you know. She invited me down to Vancouver with them for the first weekend of my spring break.
So I had a really nice time! My dad went to a basketball game with my uncle the first night, so my mom and I got a hotel, went shopping, ate a fancy dinner, and enjoyed the hotel's hot tub. At dinner, I also found a type of wine (FINALLY) that I actually like.
I surprised myself, actually, because I do drink wine sometimes but usually it makes me make this face: XD
But lo and behold, Sauvignon Blanc does not make me do the XD face!
The next morning we got up and went to see Multnomah Falls in Oregon, which was beautiful.
There was a bridge the goes across the waterfall halfway up, so the picture looks like I'm standing above it; which I am! Weird angle to take a waterfall photo from... kind of nauseous-making.
A conversation I just had:
*literally 5 seconds ago, while typing up this blog
Justin: The meaning of life is to maximize happiness. Not for the individual person, but for a higher deity (God, if you will). Human existence is just the way that happiness is maximized.
Kristina: So, let me get this straight. If I'm God, then the world is my lego set?
Eia: Or my Lincoln Logs.
Kristina: My Harry Potter lego set.
Eia: What! No fair!
This is what happens in my living room.
Tomorrow I am picking up Luke from the airport and then we are racing home in time to catch the Richard Alpert episode of Lost (so excited to watch it together). Then we have a whole week together to do fun and exciting things! And our album comes out on Sunday! I could keep using exclamation points all day! I love to exclaim things!
Since we'll be busy doing ALL CAPS things, I probably wont have much free time in the next week. In that case, what better time to answer some formspring questions than right now?
Do you have a tattoo? If yes, of what, if no, do you think you'll ever get one and of what?
I have a lightning bolt on my right foot. I'll let you go ahead and guess what that represents.
I also want to get a less-than-three heart on my inner left elbow, but I am still working on that one.
How do you keep your skin so pretty and clear? :)
I actually had pretty bad skin growing up. I started getting acne in 1st grade (seriously) and it only got worse up through high school. I finally made the decision to go on accutane, which was horrible but it worked wonders. Since then I've appreciated having clear skin so much that I wash my face twice a day with either St. Ives Apricot Scrub or Clean & Clear Continuous Control Acne Cleanser.
Are you going to release another album with Eia?
What's your vocal range like, approximately?
My entire life I was told I was a Soprano, and I always sang the high parts in choir/musicals. Then in college I realized how much better I liked singing lower harmonies and how much more comfortable I am as an Alto. So... the moral of the story is, I have a rather large range, but I prefer singing lower.
Oh, hey Kristina.
How many people do you live with?
Five. Kind of. Eia and PJ and Justin live here, Paul mostly stays in his bedroom, and Ben pays rent but basically lives with his girlfriend. So three. But five.
What message would you want to read in a fortune cookie?
Surprise! Your dinner is free!
Okay, I was going to do more but I just realized it's after 1 in the morning and I should get to bed, since Eia and I have a big morning planned that includes buying our new pet turtles we've been talking about for probably over a year now. I am torn on what to name mine -- Prince Zuko (from Avatar: the Last Airbender) or Olmec (from Legends of the Hidden Temple). Expect twitpics tomorrow. :)
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