Woozy day

I feel all woozy!! I had an endoscopy procedure done today (for those who don’t know, that’s when they put a tube through your nose and down your throat to check for any problems with the esophagus and take a sample to test). I was put under anesthesia so I wouldn’t feel it or be awake, and I definitely didn’t feel it. When I woke up I wasn’t able to function much.. my boyfriend had to walk me out. This procedure is really common but I don’t remember the last time I was put under anesthesia (I was 6, I believe) so I wasn’t expecting to be THIS exhausted. I was actually planning to get things done! Like.. continuing to clean out the attic, washing my car, practicing.. but nope! I spent most of the day sleeping, then came over to a family friend’s to walk her dog/feed the cats and house sit for the weekend. Was a very leisurely walk with the dog.. but I think it woke me up a little bit. I’ve been able to do some planning for my July 21st concert/fundraiser.. so at least I got something done! I wish I had a camera so I could post pictures of what I’ve been doing! This is the camera I want:

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Socialmatic Camera www.indiegogo.com

But it’s not even out yet!! It would be so amazing to have that camera in Japan and New York.. it is a polaroid camera and a digital camera.. and you can automatically post pictures to Instagram, Twitter and other sites! I don’t want an iPhone, I just want that. If I had that camera, I would be ok with my crappy phone that freezes every five minutes. If you read this blog, go to that website and donate so it can be produced! I donated just 5 bucks.. but it’s something, right?

Also, my friends CAVE Women (an all-girl, fantastically folky/jazzy band) who are playing at the July 21st event, are in their last hours of their own fundraiser for their first album! Here is the link to that: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cavewomenmusic/cave-women-album

Donate to them!!! They need any help they can get!! Recording is dammn expensive. I’m still paying the studio back for my session and I didn’t even put out an album!!

The dog is chewing on this squeaky toy excessively… hopefully he gets tired of it soon!! But he’s so sweet 🙂

I will update some more soon when I’m not so woozy!!

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39 days till Japan, 3 months till New York

Ohayo gozaimasu!

I’ve decided to start this blog in addition to my dinky little journalism blog, because I’m about to have the biggest summer of my life. I have had some pretty awesome summers.. touring with  choirs in Sweden, Norway, Czech Republic and Canada, and doing 4-5 week-long programs at music/art schools such as California Institute of the Arts and Berklee College of Music, but I’ve  never had a summer this crazy. I’m leaving for Japan – you guessed it – on June 19th, and coming back to Sacramento on July 10th, so about 3 weeks. I’m going with my boyfriend, who (this is amazing) is going to school at Tokyo Sushi Academy for about 2 months, but staying there for 3. We’ll be stopping in Nara, where the deer walk the streets with people; Kyoto, rich with shrines and beautiful temples; Kobe, famous for their well-cared-for cattle; Osaka, known for… well.. food; Nagoya, for its fabulous castle; and of course, Tokyo. I still can’t believe I’m going there.. it seems unreal.

Even more unreal is what’s happening after I get back. I’ll be back for a week before I host my fundraiser concert/party.. It will be July 21st, and I’ll have 4 or 5 different jazz groups (including mine) perform and donations will be welcome. Should be quite the party! I’ll post more info about it when it gets closer.

After that, it’s packing, selling everything I can from my room, cleaning, and preparing for New York. I’ll be leaving sometime before August 20th, and I’ll be starting school at The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music in Manhattan, NY.

Boy, is that a shock. I am absolutely stoked. It is time, at 21 years old, to take the leap and move across the country. I need this. To move forward, to grow, to move on, and to get started working toward my career as a singer, teacher and artist. I’ll miss my family, and of course, my wonderful, amazing boyfriend. But in the end I think they’ll all be glad I did it.. because I’ll come out as a much more mature person. Living, and trying to survive on my own is going to be a shock that cannot truly be prepared for, but it’s what I need.

Anyways.. this is my first personal blog.. and it’s kinda weird. I think I’ll end it now.. but I’ll be updating about my odd jobs, packing, Japan, fundraisers, and NY!

Ohayooo!!