on the way to the forum…
kind of. It hasn’t been so long since I’ve blogged last but a ton has happened in my life. My roommate, Hoolie (see link to her blog), turned the big TWO-O and is having a quarter life crisis. I went to my second baseball game with amazing seats and saw some comedy in Westwood, and I use that term sparingly, and went on one hell of an adventure. Overall, lots of fun happened.
So let’s start at the Dodger’s game. I work at Make-A-Wish and they happened to have a few extra Dodger’s tickets and me, being the shameless opportunist I am, snatched those suckers up and took my roommate Clarissa to the game. She’s an avid Dodgers fan and was stoked to send her brother these fantastic pictures of our fantastic view…
And our less than fantastic view…
But overall it was a fun game and I got a hot dog, some fries and soda, so I was a happy child. And I’m a wishy washy fan and root for whoever the people I’m with root for, so don’t hate.
I also had the lovely opportunity to celebrate both my roomate’s 20th birthday as well as Jackie’s lovely TWENTY FIRST birthday, so the past two weeks have been full of getting dressed up, peeling my eyes open to apply makeup and an inordinate amount of alcohol consumption. So for Julie’s birthday we decided to go clubbing and sketchily consume alcohol outside of the club without chasers…bad news bears that is. So here is that lovely bit of teenage debauchery:
Which was shortly followed by this little bit of fun, where we kidnapped Jackie, blindfolded her, went careening around Beverly Hills, nearly hitting a bicycle riding hobo, arriving at Rite Aid to eat Chocolate Malted Crunch (pretty much the best ice cream ever) and then took this rare opportunity to pose and take pictures of us grabbing her heralded breasts. So, there you go.
And then went out to dinner at Luna Park in an attempt to look more respectable.
The food here was delicious. There was goat cheese fondue, tuna “poke” with wonton chips, breaded pork with mash potatoes and apple-cranberry chutney, seared mahi mahi with couscous and home-style oven-baked giant mac ‘n’ cheese and some tasty drinks. Y’all should definitely check it out. They also have these huge booths with individual curtains for when you’re on a date and you need some…well, alone time…if you catch my drift.
And now the most epic part of my recent life. I got to go and chill with…
Yes, it’s true. I had the privilege of escorting Jimmy, a Make-A-Wish kid from Australia and his family, to meet Timbaland in the studio this past Friday. Say what?! I was ridiculously stoked but had to try and play it cool the entire time.
We rolled up to his studio in Santa Monica in a limo and were met by his wife and shown around the studio. It was in this giant tricked out warehouse complete with several flat screen tv’s, big comfy couches, an endless supply of food and gum (they’re big fans of icebreakers sours).
But the coolest part was seeing Jimmy and Tim interact. Jimmy also wants to grow up and produce and Tim was kind enough to listen to all of Jimmy’s beats that he had brought and told him what to work on. After which, Tim showed Jimmy how he makes tracks and layers sounds and it was the neatest thing to see how it all works, despite the deafening sound quality emitting from the multi-million dollar speakers in the studio. And then, Tim let us listen to Shock Value 2, the follow-up album, that is coming out in a couple of months and let me tell you that ish is legit. Maybe it’s cause I got to see Timbaland rocking out to his own music or see Jimmy having his wish realized or because I lost most of my hearing previous but any way it was really really cool to be treated like an insider. Especially since I’m a little asian girl who apparently looks like someone who would go to UCLA. I was informed of this by Polow, another producer. And that was another neat part of this whole experience, everyone there was so gracious and grounded. I’m not gonna lie I thought they would all be walking around with stunna shades and bling, thinking they were too cool to hang out with us normal folks but it was the complete opposite. They were inviting and I felt that if I ever ran into them again they would invite me over to listen to some beats. But maybe that’s my idealist delusions.
And there is a part two to this story that some of you may have heard that involves a misunderstanding, a long drive, the police and some fences but I’m going to hold off on that story until I’m sure the police really aren’t involved. Just in case. But yeah, long story short, it’s been a pretty awesome couple of weeks and here are some pictures from my time with Tim.
So yeah, life has been pretty awesome. But now it’s time for me to buckle down and actually get some schoolwork done. PEACE.