Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I'm going back to Cali, Cali

It's official, Our flights are booked, and we're headed to California! I'm off for a work trip and Matthew will meet me in San Fransciscooo for the weekend. And since I am traveling to CA, I finally have an excuse to tell you allll about my California Adventures.

You see, I lived in California Once. I've kinda got a soft spot for the crazy place.

My dad drove me all the way there, and Emily came too. This was my "we're finally here picture!"


I was also 20 lbs lighter. Kidding, kidding haha.
Not reallyy, but moving on.


My dad took off about as soon as I could say Cowabunga. And Emily? She stuck around for a few days like a good friend should. And then it was just me out in the big scary world. Okayyy, Okayy, not really. I actually went for a school program called UTLA, met some rad people and friends I still talk to occasionally.
Now why did I Move to LA? Oh just a Texas girl with big dreams. I wanted to be an entertainment publicist. I listened to a lot of Feist.. I saw a handful of celebrities. Like Heidi Montag at the DMV!
They’re really just like US! Lololol
 
 I even couch crashed lived with this girl for 6 weeks. And now she's famous. Doesn't even remember me I bet!]

I also got this weird haircut, you know, to fit in better.
It only looked good in a ponytail. I sighed a lot.
 
Did I ever find my dream job? Nope.  Should I have tried harder to find elusive dream job? Maybe. Did I find Britney Spears, BIG FAT negative!! Was it worth it? Hell yes.  I wouldn't change the humbling experience for the world. And as I head back, I might get a little nostalgic.

Cause I'm going back to Cali, Cali.  I'm back to Cali. Bom bom bom.

Los Angeles and San Fransisco, here we come!!

Helene in Between

Toodles ya'll.


13 comments:

Helene said...

yay!! that will be so fun! that is neat you lived there, bummer on the no britney. and the hair cut (although I think it looks cute) can't wait to hear about your trip when you come back!

Brittany said...

Have fun!! I have been thinking about visiting there lately

Cat Simmonds said...

OmG, I love LIly, that is so funny! I have always wanted to live in lala land, just don't think I could deal with all the crazies!

Alyson said...

Hope you have so much fun! I love love LOVE Cali. There is just something about the people and west coast living that I can't get enough of.

Husband and I are heading to Palo Alot & San Fran in June to visit my sister who is a traveling nurse at Standord University Hospital. Cannot wait to explore that part of the state. And I would love to pick your brain for things to do:)

applesandglue said...

Have fun! I've only been to California once but it was so pretty there!

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

We went to San Francisco last summer, I totally loved it. We also hit up Lake Tahoe and Donner Lake areas.

Lynette said...

Thats one of my fav pics of you!!! I wanna go to Caliiii and play! I miss your face. Take lots of pics and post post post :)

Sandra said...

How did you end up on her couch?!

Lauren said...

Hope you have a fantastic time! :)

xo

Carolyn said...

Such a cool experience!! :) And the haircut looks cute in a ponytail anyway! HAHAHAHA :)

Emily @ Raines and Shines said...

cali was sooo fun!!! jealous your going back. have fun!

jane la said...

UTLA was so weird. It wasn't normal school but it also wasn't the real world. Well, maybe that's not UTLA, maybe that's just LA. I love your blog Tess, and we should catch up in real life sometime too. Have fun on your trip, say hi to Phil for me. ;-)

Love-Lee said...

Cue theme song from OC playing in my head right now! Have SO much fun.

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