The day started off great, but I think I made my first mistake when I skipped breakfast. I boarded a plane for Huston, which was a quick and uneventful flight. I assumed I would be able to grab some lunch during the layover, but I had forgotten how big the airport is. After getting from Terminal A to Terminal C I made it just in time to hear them call my seat number. After about an hour after we got into the air, my minor headache had turned into a full blown migraine. I thought I was going to die (and puke). Finally about 2 hours into the flight I ordered a snack box, and tried to eat as much as I could. The problem I have is that after I start feeling queasy I have a really hard time eating, but it is usually what I need to do most. Once we landed I knew I had to get some food in me, but it was still another hour and a half before I ever got to order room service.
At the airport I had the pleasure of seeing some familiar faces, and meet some new bloggers (new to me that is, they have been blogging for years).
These are the bloggers I met in the van, go ahead and stop by their sites, I think you'll like what you see!
Shalaun- Her name sounds like salon with an h, that's how I plan to remember it any way :). She is SUPER sweet, and let me borrow her iPhone charger, so I already love her.
Jewel (she has since passed away from ovarian cancer)- She's friends with one of my favorite bloggers Zippy; I can already tell she is going to keep me laughing!
Kia- I'm hoping to play tourist with her because she is as excited as I am about being in Hollywood.
Kas- I actually met her in NOLA and am thrilled to spend more time with her. I am super shy but she makes me feel more comfortable here cause she's just awesome like that.
After getting to the hotel we were given some of the best swag eva! Seriously I have gotten lots of swag bags over the past two years, and this one takes the cake:
I will tell you a little more about the products, and where you can find them in my next post!
Once I got checked in to my room, I did what any tourist would do, and frantically searched for the Hollywood sign, and it wasn't too hard to spot! Before I left home I told John that all I really wanted was a view of the sign from my window; and that's exactly what I got!
At around 7:30 PST (which was 10:30 my time) we went to eat dinner. As we were walking to the Roosevelt Hotel, I couldn't believe my eyes... they were having the premiere for Green Lantern, and Ryan Reynolds was on the
red green carpet! I also saw a blonde I thought was Taylor Swift but it must have been Blake Lively. Talk about AMAZING!!! I want to live here.
Dinner was at Tropicana, and it was a strange selection of foods for this southern girl, but it was good! I had such a good time chatting with everyone; and was super excited to see Liz again. I met her for the first time during Mom 2.0 and I really missed her, so I am so excited to be here with her! It's funny because I would have never imagined making so many friends online, and then meeting them in real life. I guess that's the world we live in today, and other than some of the obvious dangers I think it can technology can be pretty awesome. It's surreal to sit with a group of twenty bloggers from around the country knowing I will leave with some life long friends, that I would have never met otherwise!
After dinner we snapped a group picture (which I am hoping to share later) and headed to the hotel. I considered trying to crash the Green Lantern after party, but decided I was too tired and headed straight to bed ;).
Can't wait to see what they have in store for us today! Talk to you soon!