Tuesday, May 10, 2011

LA to Chicago.

It feels super weird to be blogging now - during BEDA, it was always a stretch having enough to talk about every day without waxing philosophical about things outside my average day to day activities. But haven taken even one week off, thinking back over everything I've done in that time... where do I even start?

I guess at the beginning.

I was in LA for nearly a week, in which time I filmed many videos with people, went to Disneyland, and experienced Free Comic Book Day Los Angeles style. My first two days down there were pretty much consumed with my friend Whitney's birthday party (including a ritzy new media networking party and hopping around many of LA's bars with our friends). Day 3 was Disneyland with Ariana, Whitney, Sarah, myself and Alex. It was so hot that day that getting drenched on the Grizzly Rapids ride in California Adventure was actually a welcome event. Thats saying something. We spent most of the day wandering around in the heat, enjoying the relatively short lines, and watching our friends Darren, Brian and Nick (from A Very Potter Musical) get weepy over their first experience with World of Color. Adorable.

It was fun to get to spend some time with the Starkid guys. I'd met them all before but never really got a chance to actually hang out. I know it's a little weird meeting them now, after they've gotten all "famous" and stuff, but it was great to see they're all really normal, down to earth guys. So that was fun.

The next day in LA included filming a beach music video with Meghan (strawburry17) Joey, Brittany, Luke and Jimmy. We had a ton of fun down at the Santa Monica pier and then met up with a bunch of our other friends for dinner. The next day was more video filming, though this time it took place in Jimmy's warehouse. Meghan set the whole thing up; essentially we powerhoused through 6 videos with the fantastic musician Lelia Broussard. We were helping her promote her music as well as this contest she's in that could potentially get her on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine. It was a really gat experience (and loads of fun), especially Meghan's video, which included throwing paint at each other. I mean come on. I get to call this my job?

Friday was pretty low key and ended with everyone hanging out together at Echobase, and Saturday was my last day. I spent the morning doing Free Comic Book Day with Whitney and her friend Colin, then came back and opened all these oldschool Magic the Gathering cards with the EchoBase boys that my friend Justin found for me at a garage sale. That was a total blast, even though the cards were worth nothing. xD

Then I had a very short period of time at home. Sunday I woke up and drove to my old town to rehearse the duet I am singing with one of my old friends from high school for our gala this weekend. Then I headed to my parents' house for Mother's Day, which as lovely (as trips home normally are).

Monday was a whirlwind of practicing my other duet with Eia, shopping for dresses for the performance, spending some time with Ariana before she leaves for Europe, seeing a movie with Justin, unpacking, and repacking.

This morning I boarded a flight to Chicago. That is where I am now. For a business trip. I'm exhausted.

Flights taken: 11

14 comments:

phampants said...

I'm from Chicago! Can we hang out while you're here?

owlinalarkworld said...

My neck has whiplash from reading 'Starkid'. That is all.

SimplyConfusing said...
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SimplyConfusing said...

My jealousy level is off the charts over the fact that you got to spend time with Darren, Nick and Brian!

Sabrina said...

That is amazing you get to do all of this for your job!!! Do you get paid a lot by youtube to make videos?

SillyJaime said...

I'm always amazed at how you can fit so much into one week. :]

Charlene said...

I am so insanely jealous of you, DARREN, BRIAN, and NICK?!

Anonymous said...

hold up. darren from a very potter musical, meaning darren criss?! or am i just crazy?!

bassrocks9 said...

Ok sorry Kristina - my eyes kind of stopped reading after you casually mentioned that you were hanging out with DARREN CRISS. Ahh. The jealousy. Is all-consuming. Must. Not. Be. So. Jealous of you. You are so lucky!

Rex said...

My friend litterally is obsessed with Darren, it's not even funny.

Chicago suburbs are unusually hot here. Hope the weather's treating you nice, and the storm didn't hurt your plans!

Newt said...

You know the Starkid people? D:

Jealousss.

Lauren said...

Sounds like a really fun whirlwind of events haha.

Miss Jess said...

Such a busy yet fun filled week you've had. I'm jealous of that hot weather, Kansas has been having some temperamental issues, can't decide if it wants to be cold or slightly warm. Just lots of wind.

kira902k said...

Baha, I love how you can call that a "business trip".
And you know, totally not freaking out about the fact you know the starkids or anything...

But seriously, DisneyLand sounds amazing. I'm jealous. And that paint video for Meagan made me want to splatter paint SO badly.