A while ago, I said that I was going to kick-start this blog. It's been about two months and I still haven't done anything with it. In short, I've been travelling a lot and experiencing new things. Quite a bit has happened in the last few months and I guess I will catch you up to date.
Probably the last picture taken of me in Michigan!
I left my hometown on February 17th with high hopes of a new life, I had decided this about two weeks before I actually pulled through with it. Impulsive, I know. I was scared shitless, I'm not gonna lie. However, it was probably the best mistake I had ever made. I decided I was going to move to Pittsburgh, PA!
I actually didn't think it would work out for a moment. The plan was to catch a ride down to Pontiac, MI with my friends Meredith and Mary to see the Emilie Autumn concert. From there I would ride with another friend to Chicago and see the show there. It being my luck, that show got postponed due to Emilie's ill health. I was freaking the fuck out! I thought all of my plans were going to fall through and that I wasn't going to escape that small town. Luckily, my friend Jay who is an amazing fucking person, fronted the money for a bus ticket to Chicago.
So things were great! I was excited for the concert in the city and a bright future ahead of me. I was sitting in the Milwaukee station after a two hour layover, when I get a text from Veronica saying that this concert was also postponed. I was disappointed, yes, but you have to turn negative events into a positive! And we fucking did. Not wanting the influx of fans to go to waste, I organized an emergency meet-up. OVER TWITTER. Within a half hour, we already had a meeting time and place. Ah, the wonders of the internetz.
We met at the Chicago Bean and hung out, ice skated, went on a romantic date (all 20 of us), and had a gay ol' time. Here's a picture of our ROMANTIC date!
Sexy, right? I know. I'm making an ass of myself with the flag. And yes, I did wave it around like an idiot. I met some really awesome people, as usual. Emilie Autumn's fanbase is pretty fucking amazing. They be mah homiez!
From Chicago, it was finally time for me to head off to Pittsburgh! I hopped on a train and only a hop, skip, and a jump (AKA about 10 hours), I finally pulled into PGH where my friend Chelly picked me up from the station. I hugged the fuck out of her and then we went back to her and Julianna's apartment. There, I crashed on their couch and didn't wake until the sun was high in the sky.
I stayed in Pittsburgh for about a week and was then trucked myself up north to see my friend Chris in Erie for a few days before I bussed it back to Chicago for the rescheduled Emilie Autumn concert.
We had a pretty good time for the TWO days I was there, then it was off to Chi-town. It was was even more awesome this time! I stayed with my friend Bri and we had awesome times. We went to an awesome party at an awesome apartment with awesome people who had a FUCKING HOOKAH! I tried it for the first time and it was a lot of fun. Of course, I recited Jabberwocky because it's only customary that you recite Lewis Carroll while you're "feeling the world" as Bri called it. Or at least I thought it would be cool, but then again, I'm an asshole!
I make that face a lot, don't I?
And finally, it was the day of the concert! It was quite amazing, as usual. I was a VIP with an after-show meet and greet thanks to my good friend Jenn who gave me the extra ticket she won. We got to meet everyone, I hugged the fuck out of Emilie who proceeded to ride me like a cowgirl when I lifted her off the ground (LOLOLOLOLOL), I gave them all the little trinkets I gathered for them, made out with Veronica, and then I danced with Captain Maggots. All in all, it was a pretty amazing night. I'm pretty sure I STILL have glitter on my being. Glitter never goes away...
After that, I stupidly missed my bus back to Cleveland the next day. My friend Lissy, out of the kindness of her heart bought a last-minute ticket. I really do have amazing friends. I am truly blessed. Then I stayed in Erie for a few more days and then went back to Pittsburgh. For... a day. Then it was time to go to Maryland!
Maryland was fun! I got to reconnect with some people, hang out, and be groovy. I visited three states while I was there! Maryland (obviously), Virginia, and DC. That's three to cross off my list! While there I started to teach myself how to play piano. Kinda. I can do a couple chords now, does that count? But it was really nice to meet new people, catch up with old friends, and just relax for a little while.
Now I'm back in Pittsburgh! I'm going to be living here for about two months and then will be going to leave for the Big Apple until August! I'm not sure what's going to happen after that. Depending on how I like it, I might stay there, I might also go over to Chicago and live there for a few months. Who knows? Such is the life of a gypsy...