August 29, 2014

Part Four.

I feel the need to say that the typo near the end was done accidentally on purpose. So, you figure it out. "Can I do anything write?" - what I'll put on a t-shirt someday.

One more video after this. Maybe two.

Part One // Part Two // Part Three

August 26, 2014

5 or so things.

1. I think these will be a weekly Tuesday thing from now on, okay? Okay. I struggle with the concept of having set themes for each day. Sometimes I think that will help me stay organized and on top of posts, and other times I'm worried I'll fall short because I'll be too stressed over THE THEME, or, shit like that. I don't know - for now expect this type of post on Tuesdays, and "My Week In..." on Fridays. And a hot mess in between. g'bye.

2a. I saw "If I Stay" over the weekend, and let me tell you -- this girl loves a movie about a teenager who is dying. The Fault in Our Stars? Check. No, seriously, it comes out on DVD September 16th so, CHECK YA L8TER, cause I'll be busy watching that on repeat and sobbing into every pillow I own.

2b. I've also been re-watching old episodes of Grey's Anatomy (seasons 1-4, ONLY) (anything else is not worth my time) and damn, Patrick Dempsey, amiright?. He can get it.

3. I'm going to be 28 exactly one month from today. I feel 28. I'm okay with it. It feels better than 22, or 25, and definitely better than 26. We'll see.

4. The vending machines in my office accept debt/credit cards. One has Monsters. One has PopTarts. I'm impulsive - have I mentioned that before? So, I'm not sure if I should be happy, or seriously worried. I will report back.

5. I was interviewed by Feather Magazine. Check it out here.

August 22, 2014

Avettcation Vlogs 1 & 2


I uploaded the first vlog yesterday, but didn't post it here. I know, I know, you're so upset. But in an effort to make you feel better, I finished the second vlog, so now you get both. Here. On the same day. Oh, there's like 17 more to go, so prepare yourself.

Watch these, or don't. I'ma be real selfish for a minute and say that I more or less recorded these videos for I can remember this trip. And if anyone else watches them, that's great, but it's not expected. Although, it is appreciated!


I have my period. #WOLFMODE


I'm also tired/stressed/annnnd did I say tired, from starting a new job this week. g'bye.


August 19, 2014

5ish things.


Have I used that one before? I can't remember.

2. I've been here for three years. Here meaning this blog. And that in and of itself is something I feel so proud of. I give up, or don't bother with, or walk away from almost everything and everyone in my life. But I haven't given up on this, and that says something. And that something is something I will write about in another post. It deserves more than a bullet in this one.

3. Just listen to this and know that I love these men more than anything:

3b. I'll write about the rest of my trip. I will!

3c. I've always said that I need something to look forward to; a reason to get out of bed in the morning. Having tickets to see the bros is that something for me lately. And so, Kelsey and I will be traveling to North Carolina to see them perform on New Years Eve. Pretty exciting, no?

4. I started my new job. I'm going to be incredibly busy, but I think it'll be a good thing.

5. I'm ready for fall. For cool nights, and sweaters, and boots. For pumpkins (I almost bought one last weekend, but controlled myself). For AMC's Fright Fest, and Halloween costume prep. For reading Harry Potter, and getting friends into the books, too. But most of all, I'm ready for the time of year that I am the happiest.

August 15, 2014

My Week in Nicole Richie Gifs

Sunday: Me to The Avett Brothers, after spending the week trolling and not wanting to go back to work.

Monday Morning: Had to wake up at 7am, after sleeping in for 10 wasn't easy.

Tuesday: Me to everyone at work.

Wednesday Morning: Kept my cool. Only 3 days left.

Wednesday Night: Switched my car insurance for a cheaper rate.

Thursday Night: Sam, Mills, and I brought back Thirsty Thursday.

Friday: Me to everyone in the office. See you never.

August 14, 2014

Avettcation: The First Leg

And this is only the first half of the trip.

I won't go into too much detail about what happened each day, mainly because I recorded videos, so I'll be editing and posting them next week. And also because: do you even care? Or maybe I'm just projecting how I feel re: vacation recaps.

At the first show, we met Pete Schroth, who is the stage manager and lighting director for the bros. We asked him to take a picture with the flats, and he said he wanted to somehow get them on his shoulders, so Kelsey quickly offered to stand behind him and hold them for him. I was laughing so hard while I took the picture, I don't know how it didn't turn out blurry.

We started off in Columbus (a special thank you to Michelle who was sick, but still allowed us to loiter at her house!!) and then headed to Toledo, just in time for them to declare a state of emergency and deem their water unsafe to drink, or bathe in, or look at. Yay!

The second show was at the Toledo Zoo and I straight up geeked out over it. I haven't been to a zoo since I was in 8th grade, so whatever, get off me about it. Because the show was right in the zoo, that meant we could stalk the tour buses/all the roadies who help set up the stage. Well, it turns out that the roadies aren't the only ones who help set up - Paul Defiglia, of Flat Mike and Paul (and who plays the keyboard, piano, bass, etc.) was helping out, too.

It went something like this: I saw Paul casually reach into his pocket and start digging. For those of you who don't already know this - that is the international sign for: I'm about to burn one. So I said to Kelsey: "HE'S GOING TO SMOKE A CIG, LET'S GET HIM."

We walked around the side of the venue to find that the one security guard who was there earlier had moved. Kelsey took the lead and walked right up to the fence, and spotted Paul just down the hill. I stayed a few feet back, pretending to take pictures/limbering up, in case we had to run from security.

Kelsey called me over, and without even registering what I was doing, I yelled: PAUL! and he looked up and said, "Alissa, right?" And that's when I died. I mean, I awkwardly leaned over the fence/bent down/pissed myself, and said something along the lines of, "How fucking embarrassing that you know my name." Kelsey piped in with, "Your reputation precedes you!" He laughed and said that he was just looking at the most recent pictures we tagged him in on Instagram.

He spoke to us for about 10 minutes or so, and asked us how our vacation was going. You guys, I mean this from the bottom of my tiny, black heart: he was incredibly nice. Like, so fucking nice, I can't even stand it. And he agreed right away to take a picture with his flat. I MEAN. I can't.

I really can't.

The show that night was amazing. Our seats were 5th row, center, and the view could not have been better. Well, aside from the tall couple standing in front of us. But as Kelsey pointed out, they knew every song and seemed to really enjoy themselves. So, I guess if anyone is going to partially block my view, at least it was hardcore fans, and not the morons who stood behind us during the Connecticut show a few nights later.

Oh, we found the last two Coke bottles we were missing, Seth and Bobby, in Ohio. It took 37 stores, 11 days, and 3 states. Don't worry about it.

I'll recap the rest next week. My Week in Gifs tomorrow!