this is gonna be another long one… 😉
things have been going really well here. i am really enjoying california. the weather is lovely all the time and it’s just so damn beautiful. plus i feel more at home here than in philly because there is water to one side of me… growing up in ny there was always water surrounding me, but in philly it is landlocked and i think that has something to do with me feeling more comfortable here than there. strange.
anyway, moving on.
i don’t remember anything too exciting about the past week.
friday i came in to work for a few hours, then drove over to bothwell motorsports to drop off my car. i met the garrett drag team, they were all such incredibly nice guys. we drove over to the airport, and i went off to find my flight… i left lax at like 1:30pm and arrived in newark around 9:45pm. eep. but it was a really nice flight. the plane was practically empty and i wound up chillin with this guy who flies F18 figher jets for the military. it was really interesting.
we got back to the hotel and i go up to my
room (which was amazing – click here for a picture, ultra pimp) and drop off my stuff and as i’m walking back to the elevator to meet up with my coworkers to go to the bar for dinner, this really cute guy walks out of the elevator and i’m just so damn tired i think to myself ‘wow he was cute. but he looks really familiar, i wonder where i know him from…’ haha turns out i realized a few minutes later it was steph papadakis 😀
saturday morning we all woke up and drove down to englishtown. the weather was shitty and cold but it wasn’t too bad. i had a lot of fun working in the garrett booth and whatnot. saw a bunch of incredibly fast passes (papadakis went 6.4 at 211 mph) and got to hang out with some friends that showed up.
when we were setting up the booth in the morning the wind was blowing really hard and i got something in my eye and it hurt so bad and it kept getting worse that by the end of the day i literally couldn’t even open it and it hurt so bad to look at light and it sucked majory. haha. oh well.
went to hibachi for dinner and hung out with everyone from my job. they are all awesome. times ten.
sunday morning my damn alarm didn’t go off so i was a little late waking up and i felt like ass because i didn’t want to be late since i am still ne
w here but nobody really even noticed which was awesome… got to the track, set up the booth, and thankfully the weather was so much better…
so i’m sitting at the booth just relaxing cause it was slow in the morning and guess who comes over to talk to me? stephan 😀 he’s so cute. we talked for a while he is like the *nicest* guy in the world. bah. i feel like a groupie. haha. oh well.
but the day got progressively busier as the garrett cars did better and better. we set the new hotrod et and mph records with the garrett GT drag car. our driver, ron lummus, is an awesome guy and he’s a blast to hang out with. he’s totally down to earth. \m/
a bunch of my friends showed up to say hey and hang out and man i was SO happy to see everyone. i love my friends more than life itself and it meant so much to me that so many people took the day to come and see me. it was awesome. i miss everyone already!! i love you guys!!!
but anyway. we were kicking ass with the GT racecar (’04 pontiac sunfire) and we won the final round against kenny tran by a great lead, but the car was later disqualified because our tires were 3/10 of an inch too wide! damnit! the worst part is, the car passed tech inspection before the race and was deemed legal, but one of the officials had come over to the crew earlier and mentioned that the tires may be illegal but after we asked him a billion times h
e couldn’t give a difinitive answer so the team decided to just keep them on… oh well. it sucked really bad especially considering how well the team had done all weekend. but the cool thing is, kenny tran refused to accept the award/throphy/prize money because he said the reasons for DQ was bullshit and blah blah blah and yeah it was really classy of him.
the best part is, i was walkin around etown on my break, and all these guys that work at other vendor tents/booths kept coming up to me and saying ‘you look so familiar, where do i know you from?’ and i’d be like ‘i used to come here as a spectator!’ and they were like whoa you’re working for garrett now, congratulations! it was cool. plus the guys from the other race teams kept congratulating me on ‘my teams success’ whenever i walked by which was nice. it’s really weird being actually involved in the races rather than just going to watch them. it’s really a cool feeling, like, it’s just so much more exciting when you’ve got a connection with the cars and racers…
anyway. flew back to LA on monday morning which was horrid because my flight was at 7am so we left the hotel at 4:30am and i figured i’d rather just not sleep that night than risk not waking up and missing the flight and i just assumed i’d be able to sleep on the plane. WRONG. it was the worst flight ever. completely full, and i got wedged between these two huge fa
t women that spilled into my seat so *i* didn’t even have any room, and i am tiny i don’t take up much space! plus one was wearing horrific perfume and the other was reading a book called the spirit of intamacy *ick* and every time i tried to fall asleep they’d jab me with their elbows. beeches.
got back to LA around 1030am PST, went to bothwell, said goodbye to the guys, picked up my car, dropped my stuff off at home, and went to work for a few hours…
the end.

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