What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

Words cannot describe how much I love this photo.

If you’re following me on twitter or are friends with me on Facebook you are probably more than aware that I was in Las Vegas last weekend. Why is this such a big deal to me? Because I went to a conference where I didn’t really “know” anyone. I’ve been friends with them online and the one person I’d met in person couldn’t be there (THANKS JAMIE. J/K GURL.) The old Almie would have backed the eff out like, “a Tonka Truck” to quote J.Lo’s masterpiece “On The Floor.” The new Almie had a moment of hesitation, thought about purposefully catching strep throat, then realized, Holy Godzilla this could be the most fun EVER. And it was.

A few words: plastic guitar filled with margarita. Last year when I went to Vegas I saw these and wanted one so badly but didn’t buy it and I have regretted it ever since. Yes, I realize how lucky I am if this was one of my big life regrets. Not only did I get my guitar but I got a whole freaking band and a photographer. People who became my besties and who I completely adore. You guys, I made friends! Me, the sarcastic girl, who always feels awkward (look at the top of this site!!)

L to R: Ameena, Carly, Me, Simone. Photographer: Kelly.

The margarita was awful so I dumped it out in the tub and poured some of the (FREE! Thanks Skyy! Sorry, Stoli, don't look!) Skyy vodka into it. SO HARDCORE!!!!

Most amazing was that my brother showed up! He wanted to see me, so he drove from Palo Alto. We hadn’t seen each other in a while and it was an amazing surprise. I didn’t take any photos but he’s in the second video. Here are some photos Kelly took (love you beebs).

This one is from my iphone!

True story about the wig photo: when I walked into the room everyone applauded. It was awesome.

I took video and compiled it into a sort of music video thing. Here are parts one and two:


Bloggers in Sin City ’11. 50 something bloggers, most of them girls, all of them awesome. Here’s what we did, ate, and drank.

It’s a bittersweet sinphony for the 2nd and last video installment of BiSC ’11. Love you and miss you all. Set to “Lust For Life” by Girls.

Anyway thanks for standing by me through my Vegas infatuation. xxxo.


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25 thoughts on “What I Did On My Summer Vacation.

  1. Bob

    The WIG. Holy crap, the wig was amazing. You deserved that applause, no doubt.

    Almie, you’re the perfect kind of crazy, a total fucking rockstar, and your videos are pure gold. I wish we got to hang out more in Vegas, so here’s to both getting our asses there next year! :)

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      You are so freaking kind! Truth me told I was kind of intimated to step outside my dear circle once I formed it. Thank you so much, that means a lot. smiley face to the MAX.

  2. Kaci Johanna

    Oh, wow. The TEARS in that second video! I love them both, Almie!

    Vegas was awesome. I’m so glad I got to meet you! I feel like I’ve been saying that a ridiculous amount lately, to everyone, but it’s so true. You do great stuff with video!

  3. anon

    Wow, Almie, I dunno what to say besides I’m jealous of your BRAIN! It’s like your mind goes places the rest of us only dream about. I’m so addicted to your blog and I love the visuals and videos.

    Speaking of the videos, I keep thinking of the movie All That Jazz with the guy’s morning routine “it’s showtime” was that intentional? Cause it’s the same music.

  4. Kelly L.

    Dear Almie,

    If you would have backed out, this would have caused two things.

    1. A SEVERE COMPLEX. My original roommate backed out on me already. And then Nicole told me you were going to be my new roomie and I about had a panic attack because I’ve been stalking you like a creeper and was super intimidated by you. True story.

    2. THIS WEEKEND, AS IT STOOD, WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED. We’re talking, like, parallel universe, alternate-timeline, Marty McFly went back to the wrong 1985 shit piles. YOU COULD HAVE MESSED UP THE VERY FABRIC OF THE UNIVERSE IF YOU HAD NOT SHOWN UP BECAUSE CLEARLY THIS WAS MEANT TO HAPPEN.

    Also, unrelated to those points, I have some pictures of you & your bro, they’re just in batch 2 and after six hours of fighting with facebook yesterday, I did not have time to load them and I still don’t because I have to go to bed now and get up and be all fresh and rested because I have bridesmaid duties to perform.

    I’m thinking about hiring myself out as a professional bridesmaid. I’m starting to get quite good at it. SKILLS. I’m putting it on my resume.

    Anyway Imma go watch that second video now, YAY!!

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      1. OMG AWWW. That would have SUCKED! I am honored you thought I was so cool! :))))))))

      2. Ahahahahhahahaaa Marty McFly

      3. (even though you didn’t label it) Yay! Cannot WAIT for more photos. Hope you enjoy the second vid!

  5. ameena

    that first pictures is by far my favorite picture of all the pictures i have seen thus far. it definitely cements Kelly’s status as the best band photographer of all time.

    I came scary close to backing out, too! I’m so happy we sucked it up and went because then I never would have met you and so many other amazing people and just thinking about that makes me sad. But I’ve also been thinking a lot and I’m pretty sure I’m going to need to be reunited with you soon. I’ll bring my guitar! And I finally started my Britney Spears lollipop (I’ll bring that too!) and ohmygod watermelon is amazing! See I already have so many things to tell you! I MISS YOU!

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      Ahhhh yay! I miss you too!! You guuuyyyyss! COME HERE AND WE’LL GO TO THE CRAPPY HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM.

  6. Carly

    That first pic is my favorite too (along with your incredible videos -you are a major talent)! So glad we became friends… Miss you so much!

  7. nicopolitan

    After learning you were an actress/video blogger, I am frankly stoked to have a new and consistent source of lolz in the world of internet video. Subscribed for life.

    Also, thanks for letting me pass you music, totally lifted a music writer’s block. πŸ˜€

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      Thanks Nico!! I’m glad I could help because you TOTALLY helped me! You’re super effing talented. xxo.

  8. Gina

    Your videos are AWESOME! They have to go on the BiSC website for next year.

    PS – I love all of your videos, to be honest. You inspire me to actually start taking video footage and make movies out of them. :)

  9. Ginny

    Thank you so much for making those awesome videos!

    And I’m glad I wasn’t alone in the must leave Pure due to sore feets.

  10. katelin

    cannot even begin to say how much i love the videos you made! so glad you did, they are fabulous. also the guitar pics and the pink wig are amazing. seriously love it all.

    1. Almie Rose Post author

      Thank you!! Gotta say, the guitar and wig were my obsessions. Thanks for ~~understanding~~

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