Thursday, April 30, 2009

Re-cap for Los Angeles

Coachella was fantastic! Tracy and I had a blast... I got see all the bands I was hoping to see, except for The Cure on Sunday evening, which I am still kind of upset about.... Somehow I managed to drink myself into a three-hour-long blackout after My Bloody Valentine. I did hear that The Cure put on a hell of a show, though... they played a half-hour past the Coachella-sound-curfew..... got fined a couple thousand dollars...


Before the sun had a chance to fry us alive, we packed up our camp around 7am.... Headed out to Malibu... frolicked in the ocean for awhile, managed to scrub ourselves clean from all the Coachella dust..... wasted the day enjoying ourselves.... it was lovely....

Hmmm.... What went on this week? Tuesday Tracy and I did a sleepy-fetish shoot all day... Wednesday I ran around Beverly Hills naked and also shot with Gregory Prescott (did you know that Beverly Hills has alley-ways just because they do not want to put their garbage in front of their houses? Great place to strip down for photos!), Thursday Tracy and I went to hang out with my good buddies Steve and Betsy all night. Friday Tracy found herself sick with food poisoning. (Never eat Tuna from a Subway Gas Station). Saturday was Tracy's birthday! She turned 27 - We took Sunday off to recuperate..... Monday I ran around Joshua Tree naked. Managed to nail myself with a pretty nasty all-around sunburn and a badly scraped knee.....

Tracy and I get back to her place tomorrow night. I have a few days in Tucson and then I get to fly back to Cleveland to see Patrick for awhile! I am thinking that it is about time to drive back home to Syracuse... Matthew's birthday is coming up soon - so yea, I sense a quick trip back to Upstate....

Photos: Hiking at Malibu, Monday morning after Coachella.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Coachella Festival!!!! WHOOO!!!

Tracy and I are meandering out west to Indio California for the weekend.... camping gear packed into her Cavalier. Going to try to hook up with some of the guys I met last year - Mike, particularly, saved me from this asshole-douchebag in SF who kicked me out of his place last year because I would not sleep with him...

Going to be out of touch for awhile. I am turning my cell off. My laptop is not going into the festival - if you email me, expect to hear back on Tuesday-ish...... Heart you guys.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Tucson!

Just finishing up packing.... I get to see Tracy today! Yay!

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Vampires and the Media

I keep a small stack of books in the backseat of my car. Traveling - there is a lot of unexpected downtime with my job... These books come in handy, for example, when your mustang decides to kick-it in SouthBend, Indiana.....

It was the concoction of my car breaking down and this stack of books which kept me from updating my blog this week. When that burly tow-truck driver said, "Gettcho stuff outta the caww, ma'am! Gotwa get home n'see ma wife!" My hands slipped behind the passenger's seat, gripping the first book they touched - Who knew if Motel 6 would have Internet!? Who knew if I was going to have to spend the next five hours watching infomercials?

Ahhh! I grabbed the Twlight novel that my mother bought me for Christmas! Agh! Why oh why did I grab that book!? The first novel was oppressively horrible to get through. The dialogue was unrealistic and the writing was downright pathetic - yet three days later? I find myself purchasing the second book!? The second novel put me through physical pain..... I wanted to throw myself off the cliff with Bella. Drown! Drown! Yet, I could not stop reading them..... while in Milwaukee I picked up the third book, in Cleveland I bought the fourth. The fourth book was actually a really enjoyable read...... Spent most of today, reading the online copy of the fifth book (which was illegally distributed all over the internet, poor Stephanie....)

But taking a step away from Stephanie's books..... what is going on with this whole vampire-phenomenon? Vampires are everywhere! Walmart has plastered Twlight posters and memorabilia all over the walls - all over the bookstores, the Internet, the TV - The guy that checked me out at the bookstore the other day had Edward hair - no one in their right mind should wear their hair like that!? No one!... I feel so lame for falling into all this vampire-commercialism (ha, that is funny... cause commercialism sucks life away..... get it.... ha.... haha... vampire... yea....whatever) Geeze! Someone please pass the depressing, heartbreaking Oprah book.....!!! I cannot take this anymore.... ahhh... vampires!!

Photos: 2005 - Dave Sammons Auburn NY

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Do not know...

..... whether to laugh or cry.

I will go with cry....

You all know my current financial state (which is non-existent, I have no money at all right now... none, zip, nada) - Desperate to pay my bills this month - I put together a last minute trip to Chicago. Figured - visit some friends and make a little money modeling. A good buddy in Alabama sent me a few dollars to help me get to the city (very helpful - thank you so much!) - Just enough money to cover gas and tolls... I packed the car, started driving westward...

Life was just swell!!..... Driving through Indiana. Listening to Neko Case - singing some Jenny Lewis. Top down, sixty degrees out, sunshine all over the place.... A brilliant afternoon! Glorious afternoon! Great day for a drive!

....And then...... The Mustang's battery light on switched on.

And then the car began to overheat...

And then it just stopped moving - stopped working...

Right there. Somewhere near mile-marker 88 in Indi-fucking-ana.... my car up-n-died on the side of the road.

Dialed 411. Triple A "Do you recognize any definitive landmarks that will help our driver locate you?" "Well, hmmmm.... cows. I see cows! And I see geese. A few of the geese are hanging out with a white colored duck... they are just inside of a red barn" "Well - lets see - that does not help much" "Yea, sorry - This is hopeless - It is Indiana."

What the hell, right? I am upset. First off, I love my car and I do not like when it has to go to the shop. That car is my only form of escape - I talk to it when I am alone (yes, I talk to my car - I am totally crazy. You are reading a crazy-lady's blog - what is worse? Me for being the car-talking craz-ee or you for reading about it?) Still broke - as a goat - living on a farm in Indiana. The tow truck guy dropped me off at a Motel 6. I chatted with the lady at the front desk for a long time... Guess her car had kicked the bucket the week before and she has been down-and-out too. Without asking, she just gave me a room for $20 flat. While I do not listen to Joan Osborne all that often, I still cannot help but wonder, "What if God was one of us?"... Think about it......because, I mean, if Lady at the Front Desk was God helping a girl out - I just got to give God a bear-hug and a half eaten bag of cheese-its!

Had to cancel my shoots for tomorrow morning - I NEEDED those shoots. Needed them. Fucking needed them. Was counting on them. While one of the photographers rescheduled - the other one informed me that "Next to dead grandmas stories, car excuses are most overused cliche excuses to exist" He went on to tell me that he was disappointed in me, That he would never consider rescheduling with me.. blah blah blah. I offered to send him photos of my car - but he went on to tell me to stick things where the sun does not shine......

I take it personally when someone say that they are disappointed in me....

Even when it is not my fault....

Scared about tomorrow. This entire situation is just screwed up - Stuck at a motel 6 in a bad part of town - no car - not even sure where they took my car, they gave me a business card and told me to call in the morning - I left my cell phone charger in Ohio - I do not know anyone in Indiana..... I wish I had someone to hug.... maybe I will go read the second Twilight novel to get out of reality for a bit.

Photos: Again, Mr Mike Long out of Portland OR - rocking some great photos....