Sunday, November 8, 2009

Career fever!

You know how some girls have baby fever or wedding fever? Well I have career fever! I want to get my career started so bad! I have been envisioning myself living in LA or NY lately writing for a major publication. But I am stuck living at home with my family! Granted I am here doing an internship with where I just recently got my first blog published on the site and I am saving money, but I need to graduate!
That was a great feeling to see my name in print again! Aaah it's a GREAT feeling!
I really have graduation fever too! I am not that many credits away from graduating but being here in LV doing this internship is kind of putting me behind! Although, I need this intership credit to graduate. I almost just want to not graduate and move to LA and get started.
That is how bad I am itching to begin! I just know that employers will hire you more when you have a degree. I want to graduate too because my high school graduation was not memorable at all and I want to have an amazing college graduation with friends and family and a big cake, etc.
So the question is can I just get my shit together, finish out this internship here in Las Vegas till mid January and then get my butt back to Reno and graduate and then get on the career train?! Choo choo!!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Feast Movie Premiere at the Palms

Walking into the Brenden Theaters at the Palms on Monday night I had no idea what to expect of the new Indie movie “Feast.” I was only aware that the title was based on a cannibal coming to America and “feasting” on human flesh. Still being in the spirit of Halloween I was excited to see such a film.I was accompanied by my little sister who is not a huge fan of gory, scary movies, but going to a movie premiere had interested her enough to join me.As we walked into the theater I was delighted to see how packed it was. It seemed like the only empty seats in the house were our reserved seats in the middle row. Best seat in the house I thought to myself. Before the movie came on there was a speech delivered by the film’s cinematographer, Jonathon Hart. He thanked the cast and all the crew, including the film’s writer and director, Erick Adam that was present in the audience. You could tell that there was a lot of passion that went in to making this film and that was apparent in Hart’s voice. All of the cast and crew stood up and the crowd gave an enormous round of applause. I recognized the film’s lead actress, Ronni Lea in the back row.Finally the lights dimmed and I was anxious for the film to begin. My popcorn was starting to vanish as I nervously and rapidly ate it. Another round of applause echoed throught the theater. The opening credits were certainly interesting and well shot. Pictures of dead pigs in meat factories and people enjoying pork at fine dining restaurants was a neat conception. We were introduced to the film’s protagonist Nathan, actor Josef Niznik, a scientist in the movie that has been studying ancient tribal rituals. He had been in the jungle for many years as a cannibal until he got word that his mother was dying of cancer. It was then when he decided to come home to America. Niznik’s appearance was almost that of a werewolf. The movie then switched to a scene of a house in the desert with a female screaming followed by a gun shot. After, two policemen played by Alastar Bayardo and Kirk Thompson had broken into the house and the audience sees a women who appears to be dead on the kitchen floor with Niznik next to her. The policemen question Nathan and that is how the stories of his cannibalism in America unfold.Nathan’s character drugs innocent women in his house as he woos them with wine and passionate kisses until they are then unable to move or scream and then he has his feast. Gory and somewhat disturbing shots are shown throughout these scenes, one including Nathan’s character breaking a man’s ribs and then feasting on them while saying tribal chants.Straying away from Nathan for a minute we meet two college students named Amiee, a freshman (played by Ronni Lea) and Terra (played by Janell Kelley) a sophomore who live in the dorms. Terra welcomes Aimee to the room where Aimee is suspicious by the creepy man in the hallway who is staring at her as she enters the dormitory. A few minutes later the girls hear a knock at the door and by the time they turn around there is a dead bird on a plate waiting for them.The film’s sound was not the best and at times I had trouble hearing the character’s speak, but it made up for it with the cinematography and interesting plot. Now, I don’t want to give the movie away but let’s just say that Nathan finds his love in America and turns her into a killing cannibal as well. You will have to sink your teeth into this movie and find out if Nathan gets arrested or continues on his way to killing innocent people in the movie “Feast.”

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

What I want. What I know...

I am 23 years old. I have not found the person that I am going to spend the rest of my life with. I am not pregnant. I have not yet started my career, nor have I graduated college.
I am not perfect.
I just found out recently who my real friends are. I can count them all on one hand. I have a great family and we are not perfect and all have our flaws, but I love each and every one of them.
I am finding out about myself more everyday. I had a lot of reflection time when I was in Europe this summer.
I am starting to realize the small details I get from both my mother and father and especially my mom's mother, my grandmother.
I do not want to live in Nevada forever.
I want to travel everywhere!
I need to forget about the past and why it didn't work out with my exes. They are exes for a reason.
I need to look towards the future.
I want to live in Boston. But I am terrified of the east coast and to be that far away from my family.
I want to model and act.
I want to see my name in PRINT!! EVERYWHERE.
I want to meet my prince charming. Does he even exsist?
I want my grandma to live till she is 100.

I want to be happy.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Life or something Like it....

So good to get back on track with this new job and internship with!
I am happy (for once in a long time) that I am taking the time to worry about MYSELF. The NO BOYS ALLOWED sign should be tattooed across my chest. haha. I think that every girl should always make sure she is happy with herself before she starts a new relationship with any man (or woman depending on your type ladies). I am excited to do the little things for me like sit home and paint my toes, or hang out with my mom, dad or siblings without having to stress about the big picture, that is usually one that involves a guy in my life.
Although sometimes I get lonely I do have my guy friends to cheer me up and defintely the ladies in my life, here in Vegas that are amazing. I miss my Reno chicas to death! :(
I can't wait to go visit you girls. (Ed you are included)
So, as I sit here brainstorming questions that I am going to ask Playboy Playmate Sara Stokes tomorrow, I think, "WOW. I think I might turn over that new leaf where I do NOT need anyone to MAKE me happy... I can do it all by myself (: "
-Kristina out!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

A Resume can only say so much!

I really did not think writing a resume could be so rewarding, I mean I have written them before, of course, for school and what not, but wow! I am seriously amazed at all the stuff I have actually done from 2005 to now! I mean, I pretty much took a year off at school at UNR, so I am behind but, I never once changed my major and I just studied abroad in San Sebastian, Spain! How many people can say that? Not to mention I went to Coachella in Indio, CA in April, then in June I flew to Madrid was there for 4 days (I was there when USA beat Espana in futbol!) and then we were in San Sabby for all of July, but before that I went to Segovia and then during that time period I had the chance to go to Pamplona for the Running of the Bulls, Barcelona and I met some of the most amazing people in all of these places. Then my friend from Vegas and Reno, Michael and I got on a bus to Bilbao and then flew from Bilbao to Madrid to Amsterdam in which Iberia was so nice to loose our luggage for 2 whole days! So I was in Amsterdam wearing the worst and cheesiest tourist clothes including a grey and hot pink shirt that said "From Amsterdam with Love" with a guys' silhouette and he was actually wearing those Kanye West glasses that serve no purpose to the sun at all. Haha complete with black boy boxers that had a chick with her underwear down to her ankles that said RED LIGHT DISTRICT. I only bought these clothes because it was 8 at night and the cheesy tourist place was the only thing that was open.
Then I met up with friends from Reno, Caitlin and Kyle, and we were in Amsterdam for another 5 days and then it was off to Edinburgh, Scotland! What a blast that was. One of the nights I successfully lost Caitlin and got to party with a stag (bachelor) party with 6 Irish men. Aaron, (the groom-to-be), Stephen, Matt, David, Phil and Sonnie. Haha many of these men's name have some correlation in my life, go figure. Then I said goodbye on about day 7 to Caitlin and Kyle and got on a train to go visit Phil in Glasgow, Scotland where I hung out with him and 2 of his mates from work (all accountants, can we say boring?)
Then it was back to Edinburgh, for sure my favorite destination my entire trip where I checked into a new hostel, The Smart City Hostel and met Jayden and Nigel (Leo DiCaprio and Shaggy) and danced the next 4 nights away and camped 25 minutes outside of Edinburgh in the most amazing campsite ever! Then after all of that I actually had the energy to attend BURNING MAN for the 1st time ever with 70 pf my closest friends from Reno. The drive was only about an hour and half and as I pulled in, my gas light went on! It was nice to be single for all of this too!

Of course I did not write all of this in my resume, but wouldn't that be cool to let your new employer know what an amazing trip you had and it shaped you to be who you are now? I have a feeling that they will soon find out (;


Monday, September 28, 2009


Touchdown! 75 yd. pass...etc...
Nothing better than curling up on the couch with a loved one watching an intense game of America's great game of football.
I was just in Europe and I watched a lot of futbol... haha not the same sport at all. I was sooo stoked to walk into the OZ bar in Edinburgh, Scotland to see that they had satellite TV and had the NFL on! Haha I felt like Ashton Kutcher in Just Married... "It's a message from GOD!" LOL.

I have to say that when I was 12 years old and I watched the Denver Broncos win the Superbowl, from then I have been a Bronco fan... then we lost Mike Shannihan and then our QB, Cutler and then half of our players were in jail for stupid things. So to say the least I was ready to switch teams.
I pick teams mostly on the city they are representing. Not by the player like my lil brother or most of my exes. I think that when I went to Minneapolis, Minnesota for the UFC fight I fell in LOVE with the city. My friend Graham is a Vikings fan and I always thought they had potential. I decided I would change teams to the Vikings. Then Brett Favre (who is kind of being a whiny bitch these days) was declared their new QB.
Now everyone will think that I am just jumpin on the damn bandwagon. So I started watching pre-season and they seemed to be holding their own. Also, suprisingly, the Broncos were as well. I was dating a guy back in the day who was absolutely OBSESSED with the Dallas Cowboys, they are also holding their own and I am actually watching the Cowboys vs. the Panthers as I type...

So, on that note, I think I will return to Monday Night Football.


Can anyone say, "The perfect family is not out there?"

Sometimes you have to just give in and ask for help. Well sometimes, you need to know who to ask help from. Some people think they know what you need, when in fact, you do not want anything from them. Because they cannot even help themselves. How are you supposed to get help from people that another word in their English language is the f word? I cannot get better and be optimistic if people are crazily screaming at the top of their lungs and bickering and fighting and treating each other like shit.
I guess my family put the "fun" in dysfunctional. But let's be honest here, what family isn't absolutely outta their tree? No really, I watched the movie Now and Then and I was listening to Teenie (Thora Birch's character) and she is explaining to Sam (Gaby Hoffman) that there are NO perfect families out there. Like the Brady Bunch, for example, Carol and Mike were both widowers, and same with the Von Trapp family and every other squeaky clean sitcom family that everyone wants to try and immitate. Yup there is no perfect family out there. Especially not mine. BUT we all HAVE to love eachother right? I guess. I love myself right now. That is all I am trying to focus on because sometimes I wish that my family (immediate) would just let me be for a second and not try and tell ME what is the best for ME. Because they don't know shit.
My oldest sister had to do the same thing. She had to say, "I am # 1" and she didn't talk to any of us for days, weeks, months. And that was fine with me because I was in Reno, NV, and they were all in Las Vegas. Now I am in HELL. A.K.A. Las Vegas with my family, with no phone.

If only I would have got together some money to have a nice studio to live in and then got into a job somewhere in Reno, I would not have to be in HELL.

Can anyone hear me?