Friday, September 30, 2011

This is Nucking Futs.

I know it's been forever since I've updated this (again). A lot's been going on. A lot, a lot. The life I'm living right now is almost completely different from the life I had when I moved here. And it's not even close to the life I thought I was going to have when I moved here. Sometimes I wake up and I can't believe this is my life. Last night I was walking around Runyon Canyon, looking around Los Angeles, and it all hit me at once. I've been so, incredibly blessed since I've been here. There's no way I'd be where I am without some divine intervention. And I don't say that lightly.

I've got an internship that I love, where I get to meet cool directors and producers and read cool scripts.
I'm moving into my first official apartment tomorrow. With 3 other girls. Literally across the street from the Los Angeles Temple.
I have a semi-steady job that provides me with more than enough rent/grocery/other crap money.
I have great friends here. Like, really great friends.
I have a tan (what?) And my hair is officially two feet long.
As of December I can do whatever I want, and go wherever I want.
I just discovered a crapload of new music.
I also just discovered the commissary at LA Air Force Base. I bought a whole thing of face wash for $2.25
I'm volunteering at 826LA, which is the best choice I've made since I got here. the kids are great, and it feels so good to be tutoring again.

Anyways, point it I'm incredibly blessed.

And that's all I got.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Sept. 16, 2011

This past week has been the greatest of my life here in Los Angeles. Actually, we'll make it the past two weeks. Soo much as happened, and it's all been awesome. Seriously, I could not be happier.

We'll start with two weeks ago--the weekend Jeff came to town to visit. It was such a great weekend, for lots of reasons. It's always nice to see familiar faces in Los Angeles, but I've missed Jeffrey Harrison White a lot. Those of you who know Jeff will understand why. Anyway, I went to his brother's wedding reception with him and the rest of his family. It was a nice, chill party with lots of cool people. I got to hang out with the Whites all night long, which is always a good thing. That night we went back to the White's house, watched Dr. Who, then Jeff and I slept outside by their pool. Waking up poolside under a palm tree the next morning was saweet, my friends, I highly recommend it. That morning we picked fruit, went longboarding (Jeff went longboarding, and tried to teach me how to longboard), then took Jeff to the airport. Good stuff.

The next weekend was my birthday. I know I've already written about it, but I have to write SOMETHING about it here. It was the perfect day as far as birthdays go. I got to talk to everyone I wanted to talk to, I got to go to church and chill out for the day, relaxed at home, got a homemade meal from Leanne, made friends on the bus to and from church. It was all perfect. Also, Leanne made out with Jason Segel the night before, making it the perfect send off from being 21.

My internships are going well. I'm actually quitting one of them, the one at Vendome Pictures. I've just decided it's not where I want to spend my time. Instead, I'll be volunteering at 826LA in Echo Park. SPEAKING OF 826LA IN ECHO PARK, I went there for an orientation yesterday, and I couldn't stop smiling. It's exactly the kind of thing I've been missing out here. I mean, working in film is awesome, but the personalities involved in film are a very particular type. Walking into 826LA felt immediately different than walking into work, in a good way. The people are awesome, and I'm soooo excited to get back into tutoring and working with kids again. After I left 826, I literally could not stop smiling. I can't wait to start working there.

In other news, I GOT AN APARTMENT. Actually, I got a place to stay in an apartment. But it'll sort of be mine. Make sense? It's a way chill place with a guy named Carlos. It's a whole lot more legit than I'm making it sound... Lars came with me to check the place out, and I think it's all gonna work out peachily.

ON TOP of all of that, Lars and I went to go see Drive at the Grove last night. Holy crap, best movie experience of MY LIFE! Not only did I recognize people's names on the screen as people I work with at my internship, but the movie is incredible. It's an experience more than it is a movie. I think it's going to be a huge game-changer actually. The audience was laughing, applauding, gasping, everything you want to happen in a movie. Anyways, it was the cherry on top of an already delicious cake.

So, to recap:

-Internship is awesome. Odd Lot Entertainment is the bee's knees.
-826 LA is going to be great. I'm so excited to work there.
-I have an apartment until December.
-Drive is the greatest movie of the year. Hands down.
-September 16th rivals September 3rd as the greatest day in Los Angeles so far.
-Lars and I are going to make a video about a girl who doesn't know how to make coffee for one of his classes. It's going to be hi-larious. Actually, hopefully it will be hilarious (This is actually new news, not a recap).

So things are going really, really, really well. It sounds stupid, but I just keep waiting for the ball to drop on all of this. It all sounds too good to be true. I've really been looked out for since I've been in Los Angeles. I know for a fact that I couldn't have done all of this by myself.

That's all I got.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I've been terrible with this thing. Between reading scripts and writing coverage all day long, by the time it comes to write in this thing, I'm all spent. So, here are a few updates from the past few weeks:

-The internships are going great. OddLot is fantastic, and Vendome is slow/fantastic. With everyone being in Toronto for the film festival, things have been pretty chill. And I like it.

-I turned 22 on Sunday! It was the best birthday I've ever had. I hate making a big deal about my birthday, especially since THE September 11th (you know...that old chestnut). Anyways, the Universe made it the perfect day. I met a cool guy from Beirut on the bus on the way to church, had a good day at church creating divorce rings with Lars, had a birthday dinner cooked by Leanne, and got to talk to everyone I wanted to talk to. It was the perfect, low-key birthday I wanted.

-I went to my cousin Alex's birthday/housewarming party up in the hills the night before my birthday. I got to see him and a ton of my relatives, plus Jon Heder. So...good night.

-Leanne made out with Jason Segel. That's all I got to say about that...

-Eggs in a basket-still my favorite breakfast food.


-I went a week without my debit card last week. I lived only off the cash in my pocket, which totaled $14.00. Hayells yeah.

-I filled out my first apartment application today. For an apartment. My own apartment.

Oh my goodness, I don't even feel like finishing this post. I'm so exhausted.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Today, I am 22.

Last thing I did as a 21 year old: the dishes
Last song I listened to as a 21 year old: Beyonce's "Single Ladies." What else?
Last thing I bought as a 21 year old: Diet Pepsi and yogurt.
Last night as a 21 year old: Went to my cousin Alex's housewarming/birthday party.
Last thing I ate as a 21 year old: Broccoli
Last thing I drank as a 21 year old: Diet Pepsi
Last people I hung out with: Andrew and Lauren

First movie I watched as a 22 year old: Father of the Bride
First thing I wore as a 22 year old: grey sweatshirt and pajama bottoms
First thing I ate as a 22 year old: TBA

Other stats:

Job: Intern/freelance writer
Location: Los Angeles
Relationship Status: Single
Hair: At least 22 inches long, brown/red
Favorite food: eggs in a basket
Favorite movie: In Bruges, Crazy Stupid Love
Favorite band: Black Keys?
Favorite TV show: Mad Men
Current song obsession: The Hood Internet: Eve/Radiohead mashup
Current skin status: TAN

More on this whole "22 years old" thing later.


Friday, September 2, 2011

I love my Dad.

This whole post isn't about my dad--it's just being written after a lengthy phone call with my dad. I don't even know how much he'll actor into all of this. He could actually end up being the main focus or just a blurb.

Anyway, this past week has been a good one. I began one of my internships on Monday-the one at Odd Lot Entertainment. So far I LOVE it. The people, the work, the things I'm learning, it's all great. So far all I've really done is some expense reports and odd jobs around the office with some script coverage, but it feels cool being a part of this kind of team. I'm not sure if it's something I want to make a career out of, producing movies, but I love being able to do it right now. It's like being a part of this club all these years, liking movies and knowing about movies, and just now finding out where the clubhouse is. Next week I begin my internship at Vendome on top of this one. We'll see what happens there...

Other than all that, life is pretty good. I haven't been able to do a whole lot outside my internship except write a few articles. I HAVE been have to catch up on my movie-watching though. In the past week I've seen:

-Crazy, Stupid, Love (again...for the third time, actually)
-Friends with Benefits (eh)
-The Help (recommend)
-Going the Distance (I've seen better, but it was good)
-Hanna (Chemical Brothers' score was awesome. The movie: also awesome)
-Monte Carlo (yeah, the movie with Selena Gomez. I can't get over how adorable she is. That Justin Beiber will hold onto her if he knows what's good for him)
-Beastly (Nope. Mistake)
-Bridesmaids (Hilarious)
-X Men: First Class (Pass)
-Transformers 3 (the first fifteen minutes...)
-Something Borrowed (Alright)
-Charlie St. Cloud (the first fifteen minutes)

I'm gonna go ahead and stop right there.

That's all I got.