Home sweet home!!
1. Get a bookshelf
2. Decorate room
3. Learn to play piano
4. Find a lucrative job
5. Make more food- less eating out
6. Fix bike
More to come.
1. I don’t think you realize how much I miss you Allie Chullen.
2. Stan, our summer trip will never pan out based on our schedules.
3. Nick Johnson, I hope you are ok, I love you always.
4. WTF happened?
Wow, I have not been keeping up with this nearly as much as I hoped! The past month has marked another serious turning point in my life- graduating college. The tethers are cut loose and you are expected to fly off into the world. Or something.
Honestly, this month has held a lot of drunken nights with new friends, as well as a general feeling of insecurity of a job, as well as a lot of fun.
Here’s some photos:
The BAM show was intense as I have said. This is a picture of me in front of the crowd of about 200 that viewed our films.
Also this month, I got a new bike!
Sweet Revenge Has quickly become my hub of debauchery. I have been getting increasingly more comfortable with everyone who comes there and works there.
And on Sundays they are grilling up some insane concoctions. I had my first Garbage Plate last week. 2 Cheeseburgers, chili, macaroni salad, roasted potatoes, onions, all slathered in ketchup and mustard. Delicious.
Also my choice of drinks has moved to a dangerous summer-ey level: all tequila and light beer. Margavesas, and mexican car crashes.
Tequila and beer apparently makes me very ready to take off my shirt and dance. I’m not sure what has come over me, but I like it. There have been several underwear parties, much dancing, and a lot of laughs.
I landed a job with Pratt doing some interviews for them, so my summer is pretty much set for money between this job and the bar. Sweet Revenge also mentioned that I may be able to pick up some shifts barbacking there. All is good, and all is still fun. I’m looking forward to a long, eventful summer.
On the megabus back to Baltimore. Can’t wait to see stan, Kyra, and matt Toby. It’s been too too long.
The past few weeks/days/hours have brought about a lot of change! I’m all moved into my new apartment, I have one final remaining before finishing college forever!!!!, and I’ve been hanging out with a totally different crowd lately. Things feel good. Here’s some photo updates:
One of my favorite bars’ gate crashed down right before our BAM show! I thought that they’d be closed for the night, but they were open and ready to celebrate. I’m still waiting for pictures from the BAM show, but I have to say that going to Habana Outpost, then Rope afterwards was a very warm celebration. We partied well into the morning, and it was splendid. I will post the BAM photos ASAP! Before BAM still warranted film screenings galore; inbetween going to Tribeca Screenings and Wallabout there was a lot of editing left to do, but here are some photos from Tri and Wallabout!
This is Gregor, he’s from Germany. While the air over Iceland was tainted with Volcanic Ash, Gregor spent almost every night hanging out with Parker, Suzie, Aubrey, and me. I have to say he is one of the most fun people I’ve met in a long time.
Elise and me at the Tribeca screening of “Dream Home” an absolutely amazing gory film set in Hong Kong.
And this is the view from my newly, nearly unpacked apartment at sunset. Gorgeous light in the high ceilings.
I spent Monday and Tuesday hanging out with my parents and going to the BAM screenings. Many congratulations, and a lot of fun. Thanks to everyone who came out!
After Monday, I am finished with college. Graduation is the following Monday. It has been a crazy ride, but I have to say I believe it was all worth it. Now the goal is all about getting jobs and having fun. I’m going to post more photos soon, but for the time being, I’m going to enjoy one of my last nights working on campus before I am thrust out into the world of freelancing free time. Still working at Rocky’s on Fridays and Saturdays. The money is decent, not great, but decent. Until next time, hopefully soon! I’m going to hunt Aubrey down and anyone else with BAM photos so I can provide some more visuals. Thanks for reading!
Another drink and shot at sweet revenge to celebrate the new apartment! I do love my life when it’s good!!
-One of my best friends moved to Wyoming, and I may realistically never see her again.
-Another one of my friends is deep in hiding, probably never to be seen again, and hasn’t for 2 years.
-I have nowhere to live come Saturday.
-I am absolutely terrified, and feel really really lost.
That’s about all that’s going on with life lately.
Eating: Homemade Vegetable soup, Chicken Salad Sandwich, and way too much pizza.
Drinking: Various Sixpoint beers on Draft, water, and Red Tea
Watching: X-Files Season 2 and Skins Season 4 (still hooked)
Reading: About to begin Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
I can really feel change coming. That, and it is about to start raining. The past few weeks have been tumultuous to say the least. Thesis projects have been turned in, and it is anything but a relief.
I keep mentally preparing myself with checklists: Finish thesis, go to class, find an apartment, fix this apartment, etc. etc.
Now that one step is completed, the rest seem only more daunting. It is a relief to not have to spend countless hours hunched over my laptop scrutinizing the minute differences in takes and edits that I’ve been living with for the past 3-4 months.
I’ve been scoping out apartments, but this whole process is starting to weigh on me. I just want it to be finished, but all I can think about is how things should’ve or could’ve gone differently. Not a good way to think. Do I get an apartment by myself? How much will that cause me to stress and struggle to afford my very own place right out of school? Is it even possible? If not, will I be able to find a place to move into? If I do, what will I do about all of my stuff? How do I even go about moving all of my stuff when I haven’t seen many of my friends around in the past few months even?
So many questions, but today marks the beginning of some sort of forward movement. I am starting to pack some of my belongings, throw out probably too many, and clean up my disaster of a room. Tonight if I get to it, I may even start painting my walls. This whole weekend is about getting things ready for the big move.
Here’s a timeline:
In less than a month, school is finished.
In 17 days I will have some work of mine screened at BAM, in a real theater, for the first time ever.
15 days from now I need to be out of my current apartment, and living somewhere else.
Next weekend I start back working at Rocky’s for Lobster Nights on Fridays and Saturdays.
Everything is changing. The end of highschool was 4 years ago. I’m 21. College is over in a month. My first highschool reunion is next year. I have to be on my own in a month. It all makes me want to disappear. I don’t think I’m ready for this, but the idea of being ready for changes in life hasn’t ever made much sense. It will all just happen, and it will keep happening.
I’ve been spending a lot of time at Sweet Revenge lately. In between teaching Courtney how to juggle and just winding down after work, I’ve managed to go through a lot of money and really lose touch with a lot of my friends here. This year has been the most changing, and in particular splitting, years of my life. It seems like once again everyone or everything I’ve gotten close to is going to be distanced in some way in the next month. Not all is bad, it just is.
So today I’m starting my initiative to be better prepared. Roommates are out of town, so I am afforded the opportunity to spread out while I clean house and strip down to what I need, not what I have. In addition to all of the home organization, I’m going to try to get back into a morning exercise routine tomorrow. Too many beers, not nearly enough exercise.
Honestly, I cannot wait to be on the next chapter of my life, but all this prep work is exhausting!! That’s all for now.
I haven’t actually written much in here lately. The ease of being able to send pictures from my new iphone has made me lazy, so I figured I’d spend a couple minutes doing my duty and writing something real in here.
The past few weeks have been really crazy. I’ve been looking at apartments, getting stressed with editing and school, and worrying about money. I have that itch to run back to Maryland and drive around in my car, see old friends, and breathe and think, but unfortunately that just isn’t possible right now.
Our films are due this Thursday, I believe. I think they’re giving us one more week and not telling us yet. It seems crazy to me that 4 years can lead to this one thing! It seems like yesterday I was walking into my first drawing class only to see a nude model and getting all freaked out about it. Foundation year was something else!
Other than school stuff, I’ve been contacting bartending schools and will probably take a 40 hr. class right after school wraps up. I also sent out a few resumes to production jobs listed on mandy.com, but I haven’t heard back about them. I think I’m going to re-do my resume again, make it look better, and send it off to every broadcasting company, production company, and movie house in NYC.
I am beyond excited that it’s nice out and that my work here is almost finished. All I have to do is force myself to edit and show up for my classes. Wow, I just went aimlessly surfing the internet for ten minutes and stumbled onto an old Livejournal of mine. Haha It’s a pretty good read actually!
This weekend ended up being really fun. I hung out with Aubrey, Parker, Suzie and friends friday for Parker’s b-day dinner at Dallas BBQ, then went to a party. Saturday I was on set shooting all day for film club, which was stressful but good. Then I went out locally with Sean Grip and Romina. I took them to Project Parlor and they seemed to really like it too. I was really happy to be out with people I don’t usually hang out with without a big group. It was a nice night.
Still bumping along slowly with editing, we have one week from today! So stressful!!! I should get back to it now actually!