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Monday, September 21, 2009

Thanks for That

Sorry about my pouty-pants post yesterday. I had my moment(s) and talked with some folks and I feel better. I was just really overwhelmed out of nowhere. So strange. I'm still kind of in what I call my quarter-life crisis, lol. The "I'm 25, what have I done with my life? NOTHING! Oh jeez! Must do! Must DO!" *run in circles like chicken without head* It's weird. I don't like it. I think really truly I'm afraid to grow up. I don't want to! It's so frightening to me. Ah well. I'm working through it.

So I AM really excited because I talked with a gal today about going to school at one of the Art Institutes for animation. YAY! Hopefully that's what I need to kick my butt out of this slump. I have a follow-up phone date tomorrow to talk more about the program, school, money, etc. so we'll see how that goes. :)

As part of the Around the Blogosphere project going on right now, I thought I'd do the assignment from Mayhem and Moxie. The prompt I'm choosing to write about is the best (or worst) hotel you ever stayed in. I'll tell about both, and both I stayed in while I was on tour with the Montana Rep a few years ago. The WORST. It was a Days Inn in Elgin, IL. The rooms were dirty, there was a black film on the bottom of everyone's tub, we saw dead bugs (and some live ones), and - bonus - someone was tackled and handcuffed on the lawn right outside me and roommate's patio door. One of our actors even found a pair of underwear in his room hanging on the bathroom door. UGH. None of us showered while we were there, I'm pretty sure, because we were all afraid of what might be in the tub. It was quite possibly the longest three days ever. The theatre in Elgin was amazing, and so were the folks, but that's a different story. The BEST hotel I've stayed in is a tie I think for the University Inn in Baton Rouge, LA and a Radison in Kansas City, MO. The Radison was really nice, very modern, high end hotel. Sleep number beds in our rooms, bar in the lobby, giant tvs, free wi-fi, etc. The University Inn doesn't look like much from the outside, but the inside is amazing. It had just been remodeled shortly before we got there, and I got to be the VERY FIRST person to stay in my room! It was brand new. The beds were gigantic and perfectly soft. The shower was made of stone tile. The lobby had a fountain. It was all very exotic and beautiful. We were only there for one short day, sadly.

Well folks, that's my story for today. Thanks for being supportive and letting me have my moments. :) Much appreciated!

12 comments:

mellisarock said...

Oh yukk to the worst...and how cool is that -- that you got the be the first person to stay in your room!

Mama Kat said...

So THAT'S where I left my underwear!! Does he still have it because I'd really like to have those back... ;)

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my gosh so grossed out.... ICK! I would totally like to take a little trip to your favorite hotel right this second : )

Amy said...

I would have been asking for my money back and running away. That is so gross. At least you found some great places to stay also. As I read you had a hard day the other day. Sounds like you have a plan with going to school. Looks like things are getting better. Have a great day... It is always good to vent.

Jess said...

Ahhh Elgin.

As for life crisis.. I had breakfast with my friend Laramie the other day who is, shall we say, just a few years older than us. I told him about my AHHHH! I don't know if I want to do this any more!!! crisis and he asked how old I was...and laughed. Apparently it's normal to freak out a little and have a late twenties crisis... that made me feel better. More of that...transitioning from school to college to life to...uhh...MOre Life? Wait, where's my Life Schedule? What electives can I take? Okay..this comment is too long. Love you!

Unknown Mami said...

I'm glad you've had a good experience to balance out the bad.

Kameron said...

A great hotel room is all about the bed! If the beds were nice and had awesome linens, you won't even have noticed the bugs!

Scary Mommy said...

I stayed in a hotel once with bugs in the bed and film in the tub. I still get chills thinking about it!

Helen said...

I totally understand where you're coming from on the, "I don't know where I'm going but I sure better figure it out fast" feeling. I just just JUST now realized that my whole has been worked towards a certain career. It happened a little earlier for me, I'm 21, but the idea is sure the same.

Great blog and best of luck! Stay out of creepy hotels O.o

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Oh no girlie, I'm glad you're feeling better today. We all need a little of that everyonce in a while!

That would mean leaving the house ... LOL ;). Well on our honeymoon we stayed in Florida. It was a very interesting place, being so close to Cuba English was the 2nd language which made it hard to ask directions or find out where to go in town. Plus when the people that worked there let all there family come in so you could never use the pool. It wasn't one of my favorite places.

Mayhem and Moxie said...

Amazing! You were the first person to stay in that hotel room. I don't think I've ever had such a thing happen to me...but would love it! Being the first person ever in a big comfy bed sounds lovely!

yulz said...

stopping by the SITS :D