Tuesday, May 10, 2011

April - in a very large nutshell

Last month was April. It was a whirlwind. I mean, I went on a 3,000 Mile road trip with my crappy hunk of crap car. I saw Queens of the Stone Age, Deftones AND The Big Four. I stayed in Portland, Sacramento, Las Vegas, Palm Springs. I got to party with Lars Ulrich. And somewhere along the way, we shot the trailer for the second book in my book series. But for the most part, I just sat back in the non-airconditioned car and listened to tunes. For a very quick recap of what April was for me... well, here we go:


I left Vancouver on April 9th, crossed the border and flew out of Seattle to San Francisco (as per usual, it seems)

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Saw Queens of the Stone Age in Oakland, CA. Wrote my review (here)

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Flew back to Seattle. Met up with Le BF. Saw the Deftones in Seattle. Wrote about it here. Met band again (this time my BF got to meet them - yay!)

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Drove through shit Oregon weather for 8 hours (major accidents on I-5)

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To get to Ashland, Oregon

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Next day we hit Lake Shasta

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And then Sacramento, where we both got hit with the flu

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Essentials for sore throats and road trips

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In Fresno, heading for Tulare, California...

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Now road tripping to Las Vegas

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This pose, with this bear, by this tree, is now tradition

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Stop at MAD GREEK





Vegas!

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Had a whirlwind tour of Vegas with fellow blogger A Crazy Princess (she and her Prince Charming helped us win $150 at Blackjack - first time I ever played and on $20)

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Then drove like hell to Palm Springs

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to meet with my filmmaker friend in time to shoot the trailer for the second book.

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A few precious days relaxing in Palm Springs, my parent's new condo all to ourselves. Ahh bliss









Then the zoo...it was really hot out

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And The Big Four! Ultra VIP for the win! Jerry Cantrell again! Lombardo again! Slayer from sidestage! And one impressed BF. Oh and I wrote about it here

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Next day, had to leave back to Sacramento

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A night at the haunted Benson Hotel in Portland, Oregon





Home just in time to watch the Canucks beat the Blackhawks in Game 7 of the playoffs (lucky shirt helped)



AND THAT WAS MY FREAKING APRIL.

Now May, well MAY IS ANOTHER STORY. And I'm not even halfway through it. A lot has to do with, Oh, I don't know MY BOOK BEING PUBLISHED. Here's the front and back cover, in case you missed my Facebook and Tweets about it:

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Oh and speaking of Facebook, please like it. People who like Experiment in Terror do 50% better in life than people who don't. Or something to that affect. Plus people who like it on Facebook get exclusive access to autographed copies... just sayin' ;P



SO here's the thing. My book will published this Friday, May 13th. I can't believe I'm actually (god willing) going to make this deadline.

I'll be posting the Trailer for DARKHOUSE here as soon as it's ready. Also, I'll be blogging here again before Friday to tell you where you can read a sample chapter of the book for free, where the E-book and print books are available and all that stuff.

And I should probably do a video blog (VLOG! My first one) too.

Anyway, what I am trying to say is... come back. I miss you all!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Finally an update! I'll keep on coming back if you do too. I will definitely be buying the book.

-Lurker from Oregon

Wanderlusting said...

yeah, sorry. I've been pretty crap about this. Need to get better. I WILL get better :)

Janine aka J-Ezzy @ *La Dolce Vita* said...

oh my gosh, the traveling scenery photos, BEAUTIFUL!!! sorry about the flu! black jack...so deadly, you can be up to $1000 from $20 and then down to nothing, if you're on a roll and the dealer changes, LEAVE! you'll thank me later :)

btw - i've been reading your blog for a very long time!

can't wait for the free chapter!

CrazyPrincess said...

I loved the picture rundown of your whole trip! And it was fabulous to finally meet you in person. I need to post the pictures we took on Facebook as soon as we unpack.