This Morning.

Not to be all fashion-y but I read this quote from Marc Jacobs and it really changed the way I think!

“I really have a good attitude about tattooing. When I first got one, two years ago, I was like, ‘I’m not going to overthink this or what it means, or what it’s going to be like when I’m 80. I want to get tattooed today, and in five weeks, I’ll get a SpongeBob tattoo.’ Will I regret it someday? I don’t know, but I’m not going to deny myself this pleasure today because of what I don’t know in the future.” -Marc Jacobs, Rolling Stone

Marc Jacobs' tattoos include: Spongebob, the red M&M, a Simpsonized version of himself, a couch, "Bros before Hos", and more...


This doesn't mean I'm going to go out and get a tattoo of Pikachu or something; this relates to a lot more than ink. For example, I currently have a shitload of homework to do, and if I don't start now, I expect to get less than 4 hours of sleep a day starting Sunday. I'll probably call in sick for work on Tuesday to do more homework, and I'll also be expecting to spend 15 hours a day at school. Why? Because it's Thanksgiving, and I'd rather be spending quality time with Nikko, paint (something I haven't done in AGES), and start on my feather hair pieces. I guess my situation is different because I can sort of guess how miserable I'll be once this weekend is over, but it's okay. I will completely enjoy my day and remind myself that doing bad in school does not define my career. =)

Be THANKFUL you have an excuse like today!


Once in a lifetime post.

All weekend I worked for the Western Band Association Championship. It was a lot smaller than previous years and boy, was it tiring! I basically handled the award ceremony for A, AA, AA (Bands with 100 or less members) Prelims on Saturday and Finals on Sunday. It was extremely hectic since awards is always a LAST SECOND deal. I couldn't have done it without the help of Suwanna, Nikko, and Bill. =) I got paid $200 for over 20 hours of work but I'm working my way up. Last year I worked all weekend for free as a volunteer. I'm getting there. It's much more rewarding for me to be working behind the scenes with the competition production in comparison to being a performer because I honestly lost so much passion for the sport when my director got switched my junior year of high school. It's crazy to see all these kids so, so, so passionate about what they do. Hate to be cocky, but this is how it is....there are kids that perform 100% in shows that are jack shit, but they still love what they do. In retrospect, I loved having the experience of being in colorguard, especially one that never lost (hah), but a lot of the time I dreaded practice and stuff. I definitely enjoy being part of the organizational team that SUPPORTS the kids more passionate than I was.

I doubt this would ever happen but I WISH I could be a colorguard "costume consultant" or something. Less is more! Colorguard costumes are so tacky! Why do they need to be highlighter colors? Why would you make boys (even if they're gay) wear bodysuits?!?!?! Why would you provide tight, spandex bodysuits for an all-girl team of different proportions? Consistently through the 8 years I've been in colorguard, schools have put boys in tights where you could see every contour of his private parts, low rise pants that slip and obviously show crack and thong, colors that clash BADLY, nonsensical neon colors, unforgiving spandex...the list goes on. Certain colors and attention to the varying body types of your performers really makes a difference. Hello?! A pleasing color scheme grabs your attention and seriously up your Visual and General Effect score. This one high school featured full, rubbery black bodysuits which worked in favor for a few of the girls...except for two, where you could see the entire shape of her round belly pouring over and the dimples of her thunder thigh cellulite. I'm not milking this observation, I am telling nothing but the truth. Even my own alma mater...with a show based on Shangri La, had neon shirts and pants and the boys had brown fur coats. Just dreadful.

I can try to work my way into getting an internship with Fred J. Miller, top colorguard/marching band uniform company...but they're based in Ohio! I can also get a job with the Sacramento school district...but it's Sacramento....what to do...



Today I did 15 hours of homework and I'm nowhere near done. It's a never ending cycle! I have to pick up my act because this entire weekend I'm going to be extremely busy working for Western Band Championships. Last year, we had our own little room for judging tapes and there was a lot of down time so now I know to bring some homework. Then, Mama V tells me that at Cal State East Bay they don't have a judging booth! It's just a tent thingy at the top of the seats. My goodness. Mama V also said that she gave my phone number to a bunch of people and now I feel really pressured to get a Blackberry. My stupid phone freezes and runs out of battery really quickly.

My parents are going to Hawaii for Thanksgiving break and I really wanted to go somewhere nice and warm but A.) I'll have hw and B.) I promised to plan a snowboarding trip. They offered Sam to go and she didn't want to! Loser!

It's supposed to be therapeutic to get to vent on this thing but I'm really stressed about getting at least 6 hours of sleep and also finding my bustier drape.

Maybe later. Peace!



A little over 2.5 hours ago, I voted.

I went to Walmart, bought a few things, got some ink for my printer at OfficeMax, and came home. I check my email, and on the Yahoo homepage, it says "A Historical Moment".

Obama won!!! Never have I ever felt so good about being an American citizen. I am proud to be a part of this amazing country. Where I have a voice, where change is possible. This land of opportunity is a real gift.

I look forward to what this country will grow in to.

Relief!!! I am really excited for the positive change. And the music on ABC right now is almost making me tear.