Friday, July 23, 2010

Don't Stop Me Nowwww, I'm Havin Such A Good Tiiiime, I'm Havin A Ball

Look! I'm updating my blog! I am not dead! I am aliiiiiiive!

A lot has been going on since my last post. I went on a road trip by myself to Seattle and points beyond. Met up with various friends along the way. It was quite lovely, actually. I love traveling alone. Made it all the way to Idaho. Woo.

Drove home and promptly landed a gig helping out on the set of a music video for the band Kaiser Cartel. Spent a day running around Mississippi Studios with a shot list and a bag of lenses. Earned several hipster points.

Original Sound Trash recordings are slowly coming together. There have been a lot of technical difficulties but I think we're past most of that. I think. Ryan's the techie guy. I just press the buttons and sing when it's my turn to sing.

I've also recently joined a team of comedy sketch writers in creating a show for the local public access channel. The first meeting was last night and was quite hilarious. It was a fairly large group of people and everyone thought they were really funny. Not everyone was. I spent most of the meeting afraid to say anything for fear I would strike out harder than the old guy with the ten minute Lewis and Clark sketch. I connected with a couple of people though and we're going to create a sketch about the nation's first school for hipsters opening in north Portland. It will probably air on good old channel 11 in about October.

In other news, I applied for a spot in an artist's community in the city. I would have my own studio apartment with a bathroom and share a kitchen with a bunch of artsy hippies. It's a living situation that was created specifically for musicians, writers, filmmakers, painters, etc. I haven't heard back from them yet, but I think it would be really cool to live there.

Anyway, I feel like lately I've been traveling at the speed of light (that's why they call me Mr. Fahrenheit...and yes, I will make a supersonic man out of you). And then when I sit down to blog about everything I'm either too tired or don't know where to start.

But there's really no wrong place to start as long as I start somewhere. So there you have it. That's the Spark Notes version of what has been going on in the life of Lauren lately. I am not dead. I am aliiiiiiiiive!

(Photo from a band field trip to the beach. Possibly the greatest picture Ryan and I have ever taken together.)


  1. That photo should be your album cover. At least the back cover.

  2. Hehe. I think it deserves a place on the back cover.

  3. First of all. Awesome photo. It definitely deserves a place somewhere on the cover of your album.

    Secondly, sounds like a lot of exciting and good things have been happening for you lately. I'm really happy to hear about it. There's times when life gets stale and you start to wonder, but its the moments when all sorts of good things start happening that make it worth wading through the stale ones.

    Can't wait to hear how things progress for you! Especially with the artist's community and comedy sketch group :)

  4. If you ever take another road trip up to Seattle, we have to hang out. And you should bring Ryan :)The beach is so ridiculously cold sometimes. I have been in a similar trying to hide in my sweatshirt because it's so cold picture.


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