I had such a good weekend despite being sick going into it...
Friday night we went to the 80's prom party, which was awesome... Chris stole the cake for being the best dressed and the most in character. I bought him a pink Polo shirt and a grey sports jacket that he wore over it. Of course the sleeves were rolled up and the collar was up too. All that with a horribly ugly blue tie that matched my puffed and ruffled sparkly blue dress. I don't have my pics on computer yet so when I upload them I'll be sure to post one...
Saturday night was so much fun too! Chris, his roommate, his roommate's girlfriend and I went down to Irvine to see Coldplay in concert. Granted we were way far up from the stage on the lawn so you couldn't see much, but still, the show was incredible. They really are a fantastic band.
And yesterday CHris and I randomly went up to Santa Barbara for the day. I hadn't gone back there since I graduated two years ago, so it was such a good trip down memory lane. I loved it. Chris did too as it was the most BEAUTIFUL day while we sat on the pier eating fish and chips and drinking a Corona. Such a nice Sunday. A perfect ending to a perfect weekend.
I hope you all had nice weekends too!
Why does it always happen this way? When you have a really fun big weekend ahead of you, what happens? You get SICK.
All week long I felt pressure in my sinuses. But I kept on telling myself that it must be allergies. Until this morning when I woke up and knew that this aint allergies. I have a cold. Maybe it was all the Bo Bice excitement from last night... who knows?
Point is, today I'm sick and bummed because I have such a big weekend ahead of me. My friend's 80's prom party (which I had SO much fun shopping for - and already did, which means no returns) and then Coldplay concert on Saturday night... What a bummer. I'm definitely going to the concert...I don't care if I'm sick or healthy, and the party? We'll just have to see. I'm taking the day off today so hopefully by tomorrow I'll feel better...
I'm stopping off at the nearby Jewish Deli for some Jewish Penicillin - matzo ball soup. Any other suggestions on how to help get rid of this cold?
This last weekend, Chris and I celebrated our 2 year anniversary. It actually falls on today but who wants to celebrate on a Monday when you have the whole weekend to!?!
On Saturday morning we woke up and Chris dropped me off at Burke Williams, an amazing spa, where I had a one hour relaxation massage booked for me. After hanging there and relaxing for a couple of hours, we went to lunch at Duke's in Malibu next to the ocean. Then we went to a winery in the middle of downtown LA for a bit. And for dinner we went to a beautiful restaurant, Chocolat, where we ate awesome French food and had a huge chocolate souffle for dessert. I gave Chris my presents, a scrapbook of pictures from the last two years, and a pair of tickets to the Keane concert next month. Chris gave me an amazing card and a beautiful necklace.
And now its back to the pretty boring work week. Except on Wednesday night I am going to the American Idols Live concert with one of my bosses, Lesli. I know, I know... don't laugh - I LOVE Bo Bice. Oh! On Friday night I am invited to a party that my friend's party... it has a great theme: 80's prom! Except I'll need your help since I am shopping for Chris and I: what should we wear?
Funny how things happen in threes, don't you think?
Especially bad luck.
First thing: My car mirror incident...still makes me insane thinking about it. But on Friday, 600 dollars later, that was done and over with.
Second thing: On Tuesday, I had a really bad day at work. SO BAD, that I don't even want to get into it. Maybe it was a mixture of the PMS or just the incident but I went into a constant depression / crying for the whole day. And that night, I couldn't sleep.
Third thing: On Wednesday the work issue was fixed and I felt a whole lot better. That was, of course, until I realized that not only had I lost my phone at some point in the day but it was stolen and someone was making calls on it. Yesterday, I spent $250 on a new phone and I am still in the process of getting all my contact's numbers back. But what really gets me angry is how I lost the pictures.
It's funny how when bad things keep happening, in other words, when you're getting "shit on", you stop caring after a while. For the first couple of incidents I was angry, sad, depressed, etc... But when it came to the phone, all I could do was laugh.
And last night really made up for all the drama, sadness, and anger. I went and saw Gavin DeGraw and Avril Lavigne at the Greek Theatre. Now I love Avril and have for more than three years now, but Gavin is my FAVORITE. Every song of his makes me want to melt. And he sings with such passion and heart. For all of you that haven't heard him, you must go straight to the store, ITunes or whatever illegal downloading program you use and get his music in your ears. QUICK! It's an order. Because wonderful music really can make you happy.
Speaking of Music, my friend Stephy has just started her own blog, solely based on her work and passion, music. She does music supervision and A&R here in Hollywood, and that makes her cool. Go check her out and tell her hi.
You guys are all so sweet for your advice. It truly is something that I really appreciate and listen to. We shall see where my "path" will take me in life. But first things first.
Today is a bad day.
Last night, as I was just getting into Chris's garage, I completely made an error of judgement and slammed my left-side rearview mirror into a post. Random, I know... Now you have to understand - I have NEVER gotten into a car accident, so for me, this was huge. I reversed into a post and crashed the whole mirror in front of my eyes! I saw it happen in slow motion and couldn't do a damn thing about it. My first reaction was shock, immediately followed by hysteria. I started crying, no, I was BAULING my eyes out, wailing like a baby whose food is taken away. It was horrible. Luckily, I had Chris there to calm me down.
So this morning I decide to not stress. Hey, it's just money, right? I call Toyota. Wanna know how much my dinky mirror will be to replace?
That's right. Why so much? Because it's computerized they tell me. Yeah, next time I need to find out movie times watch me access the internet on my mirror! PLEASE!!!!
At lunch, I go to my car and notice that there is some sort of strange green-brown fluid that came out of the mirror and was going down the driver's side door. I immediately tried to wipe it off, and uposn seeing that it wasn't coming off, I quickly took the car to the nearest auto-body shop. Guess what? After the mirror is replaces, I'm gonna half to have my car door painted as well. And of course it's not an easy one coat... it's a THREE COAT PAINT JOB!!!!
Do you see why today is simply NOT MY DAY?
Or something else.
All I know is that this morning, I woke up and thought to myself, "is this really what I want to be doing with my life?"
At least being a teacher, you know you are helping someone, making a difference. In casting, you are just busting your ass to make other people's lives easier. And you rarely get the credit.
I always had a hard time when I was in school and people asked me the question, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" I could never really pinpoint it.
Lets see. I always knew I LOVED TV. I loved celebrities, gossip, being on the set or ANY set for that matter, being behind the scenes. Going on the Universal Backlot was so exciting for me as a kid, more than what an average person would feel. I remember thinking, "I want to be part of this someday".
And I randomly got into casting because my mom met a casting director on a plane, I then met her, she hired me, and the rest is history. I got lucky becaue I got my foot in the door fresh after graduation, but, is THIS really where I want to be?
I love books. Books about young women finding love, success, relationships, careers. So I thought, hey, I could write a book! Then I sat down in front of the computer and NOTHING CAME OUT.
I also love kids. And when I was young, I wanted so badly to be a teacher. But somehow that just went away after a while.
I need help, y'all. Firstly, does anyone know how to even begin the process of becoming a teacher? What do you guys suggest for me to feel like I have a purpose in this life?
It's been almost two months since my last post.
Why take so long for me to post something again?
**Firstly, I had nothing to write about. I wasn't working, so my life basically consisted of working out, eating, watching TV, shopping, eating, sleeping, eating, drinking, working out, and so on and so forth... You know, I could have probably thought of some interesting things to share with everyone, but to be honest, I was bored with myself and didn't feel like putting it down in internet history so that when I am 50 I will be forced to remember these oh-not-so-exciting-times in my life.
**Just like it becomes habit to post, for me it became habit not to post. Even if something really exciting happened to me, I never got around to sharing it.
**I started to realize that the majority I wanted to write about involved my friends, and because recently I came to find out most of my friends were reading this blog, I had panic attacks every time I thought that they were reading about the things I had written about.
That's why I am going to highlight 5 EXCITING THINGS THAT HAPPENED TO ME SINCE LAST POST:
1) I went to Vegas with some friends for my 24th bday. It was seriously, one of the most fun weekends I had had in a long time. Hust a lot of partying, drinking, dancing, gambling, laying out, etc. I loved it. We went with the best possible group to go with and there was absolutely NO drama, no fighting. Just a ton of laughing. We had so much fun that we're going back over Labor Day.
2) I went back to Chicago with Chris for another one of his friend's weddings. Well, we flew into Chicag but the wedding itself was in Milwaukee. And believe it or not, Milwaukee isn not a bad city. Pretty actually. The wedding was gorgeous and Chris and I had a fun time.
3) I went to a Hilary Duff Concert. Now, to some this could be the opposite of exciting, but I went with my little 13 year old sister as her chaperone. And even though I was feeling a dlittle under the weather, it was a blast sitting at the Greek Theatre watching (or rather hearing) the thousands of girls screaming as if the world was coming to an end. I'm reminded of my love for the New Kids on the Block.
4) I started doing pilates. (Yes, I know, not THAT exciting, but 5 things are proving to be harder to come up with than I thought). In fact, while I was on hiatus I started to do all kinds of different workouts - kickboxing (I LOVE), yoga (I HATE), pilates (AMAZING), salsa dancing, hip-hop. The last two I had fun at but I can only imagine what the other people in the class thought of me, the 5'1" blond girl trying to act like she has rhythym.
5) I started back at work a couple of weeks ago which is both wonderful and worrysome at the same time. Although I love to work and be busy, right now it's only my boss and I at the office and that means that if he's in a good mood, I am treated nicely and the same goes for the opposite... so I guess I'm always in the air with him.
Right now it's early Sunday morning. It's gonna be over 80 degrees again today so I'm trying to avoid being outside if I can. Maybe I'll go to the farmers market and pick up some frsh produce... or maybe see a movie? Who knows...