Sunday, September 18, 2011

Catching up on the end of Summer.

Well, I gave myself a nice long break of nearly two weeks from blogging, but it just doesn't feel right letting it sit unattended for as long as I have. So here I am. Catching up.

Things I have been up to since I last blogged:

1. Dropping everything and doing outrageously summer-related things. The weather was so, SO nice last week that while I was attempting to be good and start to get my regular life routine back on track here at home, it just wasn't happening. Wednesday Liz and I went out with her mom on their boat, Friday we grabbed our friend Colin as well and went out with my dad on my boat, and Sunday.. wait for it. Liz and Justin and I went to WILD WAVES.

For those of you who don't live around here, Wild Waves/Enchated Village is our themes park/water park duo, and it's amazing, but most people don't really go past middle school. Why this is, I couldn't tell you, because it is SO MUCH FUN, still, at age 23. It was the last day the park was open of the year and the temperature was somewhere around a high of 85 or something, which was just... glorious. We spent most of the day in the wave pool (naturally the best part) but we also waited in a 45 minute line to go down a water slide that lasted about 30 seconds (humans are bizarre) but it was kind of worth it because all three of us got to share one giant four-seater tube. We spent the rest of the day eating dippin' dots, riding roller coasters and lying out in the sun, saying our final farewells to the last warm day of summer.

2. Attempting to get back in the swing of things. It's been kind of tough, I'll be honest. Since I returned from North Dakota, one of my best friends (Liz) moved into one of the empty rooms in my house. Simply put, we've just been having a lot of fun. There have been card and game nights, TV-watching, video-game playing, general good-time-having and shopping/eating out/etc. I know things will start to settle down, but when you're constantly on the go all summer and then you come home and you're living with three of your good friends, life tends to stay pretty hectic.

3. Starting new projects. Come on, you know me. I can never let my life stay the same for too long. I can't really delve too deeply into any of the new things I am doing quite yet, but I'm in the planning stages for all of them and they're all pretty exciting.

4. Filming a music video. I spent all of yesterday filming with my roommate Gabe and friend David. This particular music video is a surprise, so I'm not going to spoil what it's about yet, but I'll tell you it's coming out in early November. Yesterday we filmed a lot of slow-mo running and yelling, hiked to the middle of a forest and out to a lighthouse on a beach, and got kicked out of a graveyard (who knew filming there would disrespect the dead? xD). We're about halfway done with filming and I am very excited about this video. I haven't gotten to do a lot of music-related stuff at all lately, so it's nice to sort of return to that briefly. And no, I promise, I didn't have to sing for this project. At least not recently.

5. Preparing for Halloween. I'm aware that it's only September, but my roommates and I get really overly excited for the holiday. We always throw a big awesome Halloween party at our house (fun fact: at least one decoration from each Halloween party gets left up each year, giving our house a slightly spooky vibe year round. This explains the black cat on the mantle and the red "spider webs" that adorn the painting above the couch), so naturally our costumes need to go above and beyond. A bunch of us are teaming up and dressing as ponies from MLP this year, so I've been feverishly working on my Pinkie Pie costume. It's gonna be great.

Next week is Lauren and Matt's wedding (!!!) in which I am a bridesmaid (!!!) so after getting a bunch of my other work done today that's going to become my primary focus. I can't wait. Not that I am in any particular rush to hop on another flight, but seriously. How often do you get to see two of your best friends marry each other?

Flights taken: 22

16 comments:

Caroline said...

I find it hilarious that nearly every area has a water park/theme park duo with random names. Y'all have Wild Waves/Enchanted Forest and in Louisiana we have Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin'. Different names, but the exact same place with some of the same rides I'm sure.

Stefan said...

can't wait for your new projects! Man I'm glade you mentioned youtube subs were not working.. I have been staring at my sub box for a day and a half and my eyes have started twitching! I was a afraid the whole world except for my part of NJ had come to an end.

Brandon said...

I can't say I'm terribly crushed to see Summer leave. It was fun while it lasted, but I'm ready for Fall. And have a great time at the wedding! I was a groomsman at the wedding of two of my best friends earlier this summer, and it was truly one of the best experiences I've ever had. Travel safe!

Amy said...

I have some very fun memories from wild waves when I was in middle school! I love the summer and hate to see it go, but autum is very pretty here (Iowa). I am excited for your new projects! You will also have to make sure to post some pictures of your Halloween costume!

Jessie said...

We've got a waterpark in a town near here, called Rock River Rapids. Really not all that creative. It's fun...except for the first time I ever rode a water slide and I got injured in the process. But that's a story for another time.

I'm glad you got to live summer 2011 to it's fullest. :)

The Teacup Monster said...

A couple cities away from me I have Busch Gardens Europe/ Water Country U.S.A. I can't wait to see the video! I am soo sad that summer is over and I'm back in school. I have a few things to look forward to though. The release of Pottermore, the release of Inheritance, and your video. If you don't know what Inheritance is you SERIOUSLY HAVE TO read Eragon, then continue reading the series. It's awesome. You will be glad you did!

Cat said...

Already getting excited about Halloween myself! It's just such a fun time of year! I'd love to see your Pinkie Pie costume when it's finished, that sounds wonderfully creative. Looking forward to your projects and I wish the best for Matt and Lauren! Seeing your friends marry has got to be such a happy and emotional time.

StarrySkyPixy said...

I love getting the house ready for Halloween and finding the perfect costume! It's one of my favorite times of the year. Last year, I was a flapper. I don't know what I'm going to be this year. Any suggestions? We have a Six Flags/Hurricane Harbor near us, that we go to during the summer and for Fright Fest (around Halloween). I know what you mean about younger kids going. Why don't more adults go? I'm still looking forward to getting into Pottermore, whenever I get my email. I check everyday. Looking forward to seeing your new projects in the future!

Steph said...

We have no theme parks in Sydney. Well, no good ones anyway. I've been dying to go to some but it's like at least a 10 hours drive to get to the Gold Coast where the only theme parks are :(

I can't wait for your new projects, sounds like it will be cool (as always :D )

Manar said...

Mmm, I love summer<3

Your MLP costume idea sounds pretty epic. :)

Cat said...

If you have not seen this, please watch. I immediately thought of you.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9a2Syj5gyC0&feature=player_embedded#!

I haven't seen My Little Pony yet, so it's even scarier not knowing what the actual theme song sounds like.

Marshmallow cloud said...

It's sad that summer is gone but I'm super excited that autumn is here! Such a wonderful time of year and I can't being happy all the time! I'd love to see your finished Pinkie Pie costume. I'm making a costume for Fluttershy and seeing your Pinkie Pie might give me some ideas. :)

Friso1990 said...

You are so lucky that you can spend Old Hallows Eve. We don't really do anything with it in Holland. Sounds like fun to be a RL MLP, pics or it didn't happen :P

Can't wait to see your new projects. Hopefully youtube will be fully functional again by then.

Have fun at the wedding!!! :D

Love, Chelsea said...

Oh my gosh, I haven't even finished reading this post yet but had to comment with: WILD WAVES!!! I am SO FREAKING JEALOUS. Ok, now I will go read the rest of what you had to say.

I'm not unique, I'm Monique said...

Your planning for projects makes me really excited to plan for my own. :D

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