Friday, April 8, 2011

BEDA 8: Miamiiiiiiii.

Miami trip day one!

Im typing this on a plane! Today has literally just been traveling. Kayley and I woke up earlier than we would have liked, did last minute trip packing panic type stuff, and headed over to Ariana's with Eia. Since then, it's just been a lot of waiting in lines, a lot of flying and a lot of eating airport food. (So much airport food).

I'm pretty proud of myself for sticking to my "no fast food for Lent" rule -- especially in airports, where it's particularly tough. I resisted the urge to buy Taco Bell during our layover in Dallas. Pretty good.

I did have a very disappointing "Chicken Salsa Wrap", though, that tried to pass of boring old tomatoes as salsa. They weren't fooling me.

Now we're en route to Miami and Ariana is re-reading the Hunger Games, Eia is re-reading SkyMall (I say re-reading because she already read it cover to cover on our first flight today... twice) and Kayley is doing something on her iPad that looks productive but is probably just something like Fruit Ninja. I decided now was a good time to blog, before we actually get to Miami and all our friends wanna do fun things with me. It was hard to tear myself away from my Pokemon game though, I'll be honest. I got my sixth gym badge on the last flight. I'm awesome.

I've been thinking about this a lot today; I really enjoy flying with friends. I mean obviously pretty much anything is better with friends, but flying in particular is just the best. It's weird, but it's a totally different experience when you fly alone. Being surrounded by strangers, bored, trying to make the time go by faster because the destination is the only part that matters. But when you've got friends with you... Flying becomes PART of the adventure. All of my good memories from airports involve times I was there with other people. All the times I flew alone just sort of blend and morph into one singular monotonous memory.

Anyway, I'm a little stressed out about this trip because I haven't played a single Parselmouths song since last October. I practiced a lot before I left, but performing onstage is a lot different than playing guitar by myself in my room. It'll be fun, obviously, being on stage with Eia again, but I just feel so much more confident performing as ALL CAPS these days.

Regardless of how the show goes, I have plenty of beach days to look forward to this weekend, so it's bound to be a good time. Okay, I have anxious fingers. I'm going back to Pokemon now, sorry guys. I'll have more exciting stories tomorrow!

Flights taken: 7
Gym badges on Pokemon: 6
Oshawott level: 35

14 comments:

thatothergrace said...

Your gonna do great! :)

I love flying! On Thursday of this week I'm going on my senior trip to Hawaii. I'm looking forward to getting to spend time with my friends :)

LiveAlive said...

buena suerte!

Jillian said...

Hey Kristina!
I'm a senior in high school and I just toured UW today as one of my possible college options for next fall. You're one of the only people I know who went to UW so, I was just wondering what you thought of the school and the whole UW experience. It makes me a bit nervous that it's so big! And it's not that I think physically the campus is massive, it's the amount of people packed into the space that I found so intimidating. So just wondering if you'd share your thoughts! No problem if you don't want to though... I'll have to make my decision by May 1st no matter what! lol
:)
Thanks, Jillian

Martin Preda said...

Just wanna say that ur blogs kick ass,I love them!

thats it!

big fan of ALL CAPS from S.A (South America)

Lauren said...

Good luck, although I know you guys will do amazing regardless!
Wish I could be there, but it's just too much money with gas and whatnot.

Stefan said...

The things about flying with friends is you have nothing else to do. Like usually when you are with friends you are doing something fun together. but when you fly it's all so lame you just have to really enjoy each other's company. like being locked in a room together.

carys.pollard said...

Of course we think your blogs are exciting! We wouldn't follow you otherwise!

Vickee said...

Good luck! I'm sure the show will be amazing. =]

slinkyT1991 said...

good luck kristina i'm sure the show is going to be awesome.

And I love flying with my friends to its so much for fun. We always end up playing games or just talking the whole time.

And i can't wait to hear all the fun stories. I hope you packed enough swimsuits.

Riley said...

@Jillian
I go to UW too, and although it is a big school, you will find your niche. All of the large lecture classes have smaller quiz sections with TAs to help you, and if you're willing to make the effort to talk to people, I have found that everyone is pretty nice. Often you will find that the same set of people are taking the same types of classes you are, so it become pretty easy to build a network. Personally, I love the school and have been really enjoying my time here, but I think that you can have fun and succeed at most colleges if you are open-minded. Good luck with your decision!
-Riley

Matt Johnson said...

Have an awesome time at the Miami Yule Ball, Kristina! You'll be awesome as always. I won't be there, but my url friend is setting up the event, so I figure you'll see him.

nerdgirl1990 said...

Good luck with the show! I'm sure you'll be fine. :)

Manar said...

Sounds awesome. :)

landon springer said...

wow it sounds awesome, You're one of the only people I know who went to UW so, I was just wondering what you thought of the school and the whole UW experience. It makes me a bit nervous that it's so big! And it's not that I think physically the campus is massive, it's the amount of people packed into the space that I found so intimidating.

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