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What I Have Been Up To... [Dec. 19th, 2005|06:57 am]
Well, there has been tons of things for me to write about, but no time to write about them and now most are forgotten. However, I do have some highlights from this half of the semester.

1) Got stuck with the responsibility of thawing and cooking a turkey (which I have never done before) with only 18 hours until the SAI Thanksgiving meal for the music department. Well, the turkey thawing instructions said for it not to be thawed by water but to be placed in the refrigerator to be thawed...for at least 3 days! Well, I didn't have that kind of time, but I did place the turkey in the refrigerator for the night and decided to figure out how to thaw it more in the morning. So, I went to bead and got about 5 hours of sleep and then got up and started brainstorming on how to finish thawing the turkey. I knew I first had to go to classes and then come back and try and thaw the turkey. When I got back I had only 7 hours until the Thanksgiving meal so I was desperate to get the bird cooking. The thawing directions for the turkey also said you could thaw it in the microwave...but it was a 13 pound turkey and in no way would fit in our microwave. So, I had to go against the "don't thaw in water" rule because it was getting down to the wire. The bird needed at least 5 hours to cook and that was after trying to remove the insides and prepare the turkey for cooking. Well, it came down to me running hot water on and inside the turkey...which just felt wrong. But after about 30 minutes of running water on the bird the insides were ready to be removed. I didn't know what I was doing, so I asked Lori (my roommate) if she would remove the bag of stuff from inside the turkey. She was nice enough to say yes and stick her hand all up in the turkey. Thank God for Lori. After the bag was removed, I buttered the skin of the turkey and then added some salt, pepper, and lemon seasoning. Then I placed the bird in the oven for 5 hours (never basting it) and then took it to the Thanksgiving dinner. Luckily everyone said the turkey was great. They said it was moist and many people came back for seconds and thirds of it. So...ha to the people who say not to run water on your chicken to thaw it! Water works just as well as the refrigerator!

2) At the Thanksgiving dinner I served drinks. I asked everyone who was going through the line what they wanted to have to drink. Al was going fun until one of my friends asked me to fix him a cup of Diet Dr. Pepper. I went to open the new 2 liter and half (no really...half) of the bottle spewed all over my shirt. Yuck! I then proceeded to tell everyone else in the line that I was the winner of the wet T-shirt contest. (I was very sticky the rest of the night.)

3) I have been writing to celebrities in my spare time (which isn't much) and trying to see how many autographs I can collect by the end of the school year. In the last 3 weeks I have written over 125 letters and have gotten 2 responses back to far. I got personalized autographs from John Goodman and Colin Firth. Not to bad so far....especially since they are both authentic.

4) I walked into the lunch room on campus a few weeks ago and was walking up to meet my friends at our normal spot. All of a sudden I found myself falling down onto the floor. That's right, I feel on the floor in front of hundreds of people because the floor had a big puddle of water and no sign up of warning. One of the ladies that works in the cafeteria came running up to me and asked if I was ok. I told her I was (besides my now bruised ego...lol). She then came up to me again after I sat down with my friends and asked me again if I was ok. I told her once more that I was fine. Then she went over to another person that works in the cafeteria and proceeded to tell them what happened to me and then was pointing at me for the next few minutes. I think she had to go tell the other worker what a loser I was because I feel in front of hundreds of people (oh, and did I mention that I wore a skirt that day). Yeah for me...the klutz.

5) Oh, and on my way to choir class, after my fateful lunch, a great big gust of wind came on and lucky me, blew my skirt up in Marilyn Monroe fashion. And so that is how my luck continued throughout that day....lucky for me, I have now completely numbed myself from all embarrassment.

6) I have found a new love for musicals. I loved the movie/musical Rent and I bought the soundtrack for the movie after having seen the movie for the first time. The music is so much fun and beautifully written. I think it would be lots of fun to act in the play on Broadway. And there is one character in particular, in the movie, that I told my friends that I think would be fun to play on stage. I said it was because she is both bold and sexy. My friends told me I could never play that part because I am cute and that is the only way people will ever see me. I can't even pretend to be someone sexy and bold...I can only pull off being cute. Great....

7) I finished all my Christmas shopping early and even bought a thing or two for myself...and my friends proceeded to give me a lot of great presents...the things I already bought myself. I bought the Sex and the City Ultimate Collection (it was on sale) and my friend Heather had already bought me the 6th season of the show for me for Christmas...oops. And my friends Sadora and Lori both got me the Sex and the City trivia game...I already got myself the travel version of the game...lol. Oh well, I now have 3 copied of the trivia game and an abundance of the Sex and the City DVDs for season 6.

Well, that is all I can think of that sticks out in my mind from this last part of the semester. I hope you at least find as much amusement in my life as I do. =D
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What I Have Been Up To [Sep. 27th, 2005|12:30 am]
Well, I know it has been a long time since I last posted, but here is a little of what I have been up to:

1) Got a cell phone
2) Came home from working my internships in Cali
3) Moved into an apartment close to campus (so, no longer in the dorm)
4) Started classes
5) Started particpating in 7 groups on campus (have leadership positons in 2
of them)
6) Been waiting from mom to send W2 forms for me to give Financial Aid (so I
can get money to pay for school...or even get loans, have neither yet)
7) Been selling stuff on ebay to get any money I can (like Hanson stuff circa
97-99, from when I was a major fan)
8) Been trying to catch up with friends I haven't talked to in ages
9) Been starting to help manage my friend BrentWhite with his musical career

That is about all for now. I will try and write on here more often. Please be patient, and I will catch up on all your journals too (reading them, not writing them...lol).

Oh, and if you would, go check out www.brent-white.com (click on the media link on the website) and listen to my friend Brent's music (if you like it, you can download it for free on there too and share it with your friends). I think he has a real gift for music. Thanks. =D

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Here is one of the pics I took as a possible press release photo (Backstage of Brock Auditorium)
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The Chain Reaction Show [Aug. 12th, 2005|10:46 am]
Well, on Wednesday night I went to a show in Anaheim at a place called The Chain Reaction. I saw three of the four bands that played (too tired to stay for the last band because my feet hurt from walking around Disney's California Adventures that day). The three bands were The Junior Varsiety, The Audition, and I can't remember the other bands name...oh well. I was really impressed with The Audition though. They were awesome! They have a CD coming out on September 20th...and I am so going to get it. They rocked! And I just thought I would share that... =D

Here is a pic of my friend Lauren and her friend who went to the show too:

And here is a pic of me with the lead singer of The Audition:
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Done With Work!!! [Aug. 10th, 2005|08:18 pm]
Well, about a week ago I finished my summer work. I am done with both my internships at Fanscape and Buzzplay. Which makes me glad to be done but, of course, sad to have to leave my new friends I made while I was out here (although most of the ones I spent the most time with live closest to me-Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois). So, there are more chances for us to hang out later this year. =D

And just for you, a pic of me with some of the other people I worked with at Buzzplay with Aaron and Micheal of the band Satisfaction .
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The Honorary Title [Jul. 22nd, 2005|11:25 am]
Yesterday I went to an instore show and concert in San Diego. I went to see The Honorary Title play both shows and they were wonderful. They are a truly talented group.

Here are two pics that I took with members of the band:

Me with Jared Gorbel

Me with Adam (a.k.a. Atom) Boyd
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I Met Jason Schwartzman!!! [Jul. 17th, 2005|11:40 pm]
Tonight (actually last night because I couldn't post this until I got home) I went to a fan members only show for Rooney at The Echo. There were 2 opening bands The Chapin Sisters and Satisfaction. Both were good, but Satisfaction, I have to say, was better. They are one of my favorite Los Angeles bands. And Rooney, of course, was great.

But what was even better was that you could have a camera in the venue...so I got a lot of pics of the show. And the most exciting event of my night actually occured after the show. I met Jason Schwartzman (former Phantom Planet drummer and star of such movies as Rushmore) and Zooey Deschanel. I got a pic with Jason, but then security was making people get out of the venue because another event was on The Echo's schedual for tonight. But even so, I did get to meet him and get a pic with him, which truly made my summer. I have now met all the new and old members of the band Phantom Planet! Rock on!!!

Here is my pic with him. =D

Here is me with two of the guys from the band Satisfaction.
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I Took A Photo With Taking Back Sunday [Jul. 17th, 2005|11:35 pm]
Yesterday at work I got to meet two of the members from the band Taking Back Sunday (Adam Lazzara and Eddie Reyes). They were visiting the Mastcard interns (who are working at Fanscape too) and I got to meet them as well. They seemed pretty nice. I got a pic with them and the Mastercard interns and the both guys' signatures. It was a good day. =D

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I Walked The Streets With Mena And Dyan [Jul. 13th, 2005|11:31 pm]
Today I went to The Globe theater and saw a private screening for a movie (not allowed to talk about it...legally). But it was pretty good. More on that after information on the movie has been released. But, while Dad and I were walking and gettiing into line to see the movie we saw two celebs! First we saw Mena Suvari and then we saw Dyan Cannon. It was crazy. We have never seen so many celebs at once (even thought that is only two...that is a lot in the course of 10 minutes time when there is no premiere going on). So, in actuality, you can say I walked the streets with Mena and Dyan (in a non-prostitue sorta-way).

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Harry Potter Books [Jul. 9th, 2005|07:30 pm]
Well, I am a little behind the times...cause I just started reading the Harry Potter series. And I have to say, I really like it so far. In fact, I am not even done reading the first book and I already bought the second one to make sure I had it to start once I finish the first one.

And I also can't wait to go see the 4th movie once it comes out this Fall(ish)! Yeah, Harry Potter!
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I Had A Conversation With Jared Leto [Jun. 28th, 2005|04:26 pm]
On June 25th I went to a 30 Seconds to Mars show at the Roxy. It was pretty good, although, there were some technical difficulties which caused the show to start late (around 9 instead of 7-8ish). So, I wound up working from 5:30 PM-1:30 AM at the show.

It started with me getting to the Roxy at about 5:30 PM. When I got there I met Tomo and the band's manager and was given posters to hang up around the venue. Then, once the posters were hung up, I got to see part of the band's warm up. And then my Dad (who was assisting me) and I were asked to sit in the lounge and wait until the concert started. However, right before the doors were opened to the venue, security told us we had to leave because we didn't have wrist bands needed to give us total access (although later we got "On the Rox" wristbands). So we had to go outside and wait in the back of the line to come back in and see the show.

After the show was over, my Dad and I passed out the band's new stickers to their fans. Most people were pretty excited to be getting the stickers...and some were really, really excited (and a bit smashed, I am guessing). And to top off the evening, Jared Leto came up to my Dad and me and shook our hands and told us how much he appreciated our helping promote the band. Which, of course, we responded to with a "no problem." So, we have now had a conversation (definition: an exchange of words) with Jared Leto.

Oh, and the "On the Rox" wrist bands gave us access to the after party. Unfortunitly, no members of the band, or the other bands who came to watch the show (Incubus and Burt McCracken of the band The Used) were there. So, Dad and I didn't stay long, especially after I got hit in the head with a beer bottle.
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