On The ROad again...
I'm on the road again! Currently I'm sitting on one of two Queen beds at Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham in Sacramento, Ca. I left at 10:30am yesterday morning from Portland. I rented a car because my car is two seconds from breaking down already. Eek! But the good news is I'm so happy to be on this trip solo. As a lot of you know, I landed an internship at London Alley Entertainment in Los Angeles, Ca over spring break. A huge music video production company that does music videos for Ariana Grande, Sam Hunt and the likes! I wanted to blog about my daily experiences because I know a lot of people are curious as to how the internship will go and what it will look like. Will it be glamorous? Will I meet a bunch of famous people who will take me under their wing and have me be their new music video director? Or will I just be an office bitch for a week and come home crying. lol. I'm guessing somewhere in between, but to be continued... ;)
As far as the journey so far, I was making really good time yesterday. I realized before I left that I needed to bring chains with me over the siskiyous pass. Woops. That didn't happen, but luckily the pass wasn't too bad. Snow hit my windshield for a few minutes over the highest point on I5, but otherwise was fine. The sun was shining a lot of the way. I had my windows cracked and the heat up! Fresh air feels so good while driving!
I ended up texting my former professor from my first time in college. I went to College of the Siskiyous way back in the day. I remember that first drive I took to Weed, CA when I was 17. Ready to play college softball and stay out of trouble in a small town. Well I did one of those two things. lol ;) Lots of crazy memories happened in Weed. Including meeting one of my favorite people in the world; My communications professor Jayne Turk. She would go on to be one of my best friends and allies. She opened a restaurant that I worked at and I became tight with her children too. Over the years there have been visits. I've stayed with her family. Her family has stayed with mine. And even some Black Friday Shopping trips in between! When I stopped in, it was like no time had passed (even though it's been 15 years in total since we met shhh!)
That was a great little visit. I'd guess I was at their house for maybe an hour. We chatted, reminisced. and she even made me a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and sent me on the road. At this point I was feeling fresh and ready to conquer the rest of the drive. Although I wanted to be realistic. I thought I would probably stop in Sacramento. As I was 10 minutes from the city center I pulled into a rest stop to book a hotel online. Unfortunately that was a pain. Every room I was trying to book would be be taken by the time I got my credit card info in. So I called expedia to book so they could do it for me. And then the same thing happened again! Son of a bitch! lol. It was frustrating, but at least fleeting. I called the hotel personally and they booked for me. Phew! Oh, and I forgot to mention I was definitely in a bigger city than I'd been in for a while. There was a dance party at the rest stop. Working at the Car Wash was playing, and folks were getting DOWN! ha ha. It made me smile. There may have been drugs involved in their good time though lol.
So last night before going to bed I thought I would maybe have enough energy to meet someone at a bar across from my hotel. Cause why not?! I'm on vacation! So, I downloaded tinder, swiped a few times and next thing I know its 7am. lol. I totally passed out. Ha ha. It was a good thought! Now, I'm preparing to continue down south. I hope to leave by 10am and it's about a 7 hour drive I'd guess to LA. GPS says 5 1/2 but that's never the human time. I hope to do a blog post every night to fill you in on my adventures! Monday through Friday I'm interning and then I don't have to be back in Portland until Wednesday night the 3rd. So that's when the crazy adventures will begin, I imagine. But you never know with me! Stay tuned! Let's do the damn thing! xoxo
Dallas Brown is a pop country singer song-writer livin the dream!