Life Lately


While I’ve been busy scrambling to get my posts together, I thought I’d just do a quick little recap of everything that’s been happening for the last couple of months.


That’s right! Rolling into November with a halloween post, what a good indication of how well I time my posts. In any case, my friends and I went as characters from Inside Out. Our Joy and Sadness absolutely won (I wasn’t committed to dying my hair green!). Later during the night I changed and went as Mabel Pines from one of my favorite cartoons, Gravity Falls. My roommate went as Dipper, and we were adorable, if I do say so myself.


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Birthday Shoutout to one of my favorite people :)

We also celebrated the fact that this one is officially not a teenage anymore!




Santa Monica Sunset

I spent the weekend shooting a short film for my professor (which I will share with you guys as soon as the release event happens). It’s one of a collection of shorts, all centered around the environment. Mine was focused on the drought in central California, and I was lucky enough to get to go to the beach for filming. The sunset was beautiful, and the film looks incredible. Very pleased with how it came out. It’s funny – when I’m filming things I never actually know how they’ll turn out. It’s a lot of guesswork on my part, so whenever I see a finished product it’s like a flash to the past.

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The weather over here has been steadily changing for the winter season, which is a blessing and a curse at the same time. While it’s wonderful to not feel like my face is melting (thanks, non-airconditioned dorms!), it’s now getting a little bit too cold for comfort. I’m all about sweater weather, but could do without freezing my butt off on the ten minute walk to class. That being said, I woke up a couple of days to this view from my window. There’s something almost fantastical about rain in California. It just never happens, and when it does it’s magical. Waking up and seeing the rain coming down outside felt like a balm.


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I was talking to a a friend of mine about being in a creative rut. Since finished with Details (You can check it out HERE), I haven’t had anything creative that I’m looking forward to. It’s probably the worst part about being an artist for me, is the crash landing after the buzz of a performance or exhibition. These last few days I’ve been feeling incredibly lethargic and unmotivated. (It doesn’t help that the midterm slam took a lot of my energy away). I saw this comic and couldn’t stop laughing at how accurate it was. Here’s hoping this slump ends sometime soon.


So yes, just a brief catch up on what life has been like lately. I’m hoping to share a couple more of my writing with you guys (The feedback to my poem Monday was phenomenal! Much love to everyone, and be sure to look after yourself). I’m also hoping to post a book review this weekend (Ah, I remember reading fondly). There will also be a post later on the year about El Pescador, so keep an eye on this space.


Happy Wednesday!




Shout Out To That One Girl Dressed As A Cat

Whew! Halloween is officially over. It’s been a long weekend of partying (and for those with far less school work, whole week of partying) I spent most of Halloween admiring all the costumes and just taking my first all-american Halloween in. It isn’t really a thing back home, so I really enjoyed the opportunity to get all costumed up and hang out with cool people. But man, was my weekend packed!

First thing first on the Halloween checklist was a costume competition, and my group of friends went as a modern wizard of Oz. It was so much fun pulling the costume together and getting ready (although the time crunch did make things a little nerve wracking). We didn’t win, but my friend won for best hair and makeup, so that was super exciting!

The next night however, things really stepped up. All sorts of events were happening across campus – competitions and parties and performances. In the true spirit of the holiday, however, my friends and I began the night trick-or-treating. I’m not sure if I’m actually ever going to recover from the amount of candy that I ate. Someone please take the fruit rollups away from me.

I was also lucky enough to catch two performances on Halloween. The first was a concert where college kids got to play and the second was a student written performance about the life backstage. I also heard that there was a murder mystery party happening, but we couldn’t fit it into our night. Definitely something to add to the list! I’ve always wanted to attend one of those (perhaps as the murderer…)

Finally, this Halloween I got to see my first-ish screening of Rocky Horror Picture Show! I had actually watched the movie years ago with my father, but believe me when I say that I did not remember most of it and didn’t understand the movie when I first watched it. Which is probably good, because I don’t really want to meet the child who ‘gets’ Rocky Horror Picture Show. While it wasn’t in the true spirit of Rocky (there wasn’t a live performance, for one) I’m definitely very interested in going to one! How much fun would it be to throw toast and sing along with a whole audience?

I would say that my first Halloween was definitely a success, but I’m glad I have a whole year to rest and begin planning my next costume. Needless to say, some people definitely put me to shame. You know you’re not in Kansas anymore when you pass a man dressed as tower. Or a whole army of masked Mexican wrestlers.

How were your Halloweens? And who else is excited for Thanksgiving? AND THEN CHRISTMAS.