Caper 2010

I've never experienced anything like I had at Caper this year. This event was a present to me for Christmas (thank you mom & dad) and I could not have been more blessed to go. Kendra was able to go as well with me, so we knew that we'd have an amazing time! I cant even begin to explain how amazing it was.

Day one was full of waiting for our room, cracking "hangover" jokes with Caesar's Place employee's, and nothing but fun. Our room was INSANE... I think I could have done 10 cartwheels in a row across our room. Seriously HOOKED UP, thank you Caesar's! Every time I've gone to Vegas, it has been a little bit of trouble, in a good way. Last time I was on a secret adventure to visit Kayla with a broken air conditioner. This time we had a full free day, and we took extreme advantage of it. Drank our weight in vodka/jack starting in the afternoon and found ourselves at Diablo's enjoying pitchers of margaritas later that night. It was the first time that all of us were able to go out and an amazing start to our week o fun. I absolutely love those girls.

Day 2 was more inspirational than ever. We went to our "Kick off to Caper" event. Seeing the platform artist of JPMS put on a show for us with amazing updo's and cut's. I kind of teared up, which sounds wussy and all, but this is what it's all about. I'm so extremely passionate about this business and seeing them being so successful with 2000 future professionals screaming for them, was enough for me to see myself doing the same thing some day. We had Dean Banowitz speak, which is kind of cool because I've worked with him before in LA for his "Instyler". His assistant remembered me from our video shoot and asked me to keep in touch with her to work with them in the future. I never even realized how far this school will bring me in this business, and I can't wait to see what happens once I graduate. We had a comedian for the second half of the day, and it was hilarious. She had us call someone that we love, to tell them, because we need to realize what is important at the end of the day, and it's the love we have for people in our lives. To say the least, there wasn't a dry eye.

That evening was the White Party for all of us. It was so great to talk with my Mentors and dance with our personal DJ. There were vanilla shakes, chocolate fountains, and baked goodies all around the dance floor. SOOO delicious, Paul Mitchell sure knows how to throw a party! We were able to take pictures with "the stars of hair" and pimp our talents out. That was also the night that I started getting sick :(

Day 3 was full of class after class after class, starting at 7am. After being sick all night, I tried to be as excited as possible. As soon as we went into class, my whole day changed. I can't even explain how great each class was. Hands On experience with the best of the best teachers! SERIOUSLY?! sooo amazing. It made me feel even more excited about being a hairdresser and working on my craft. It was a long day with a 4 hours bus ride home! In-n-Out made it better of course and after writing about how fun this trip was, I AM EXHAUSTED.

Recently I found out I wont be graduating until mid-July. It's a total bust knowing that I still have 4.5 months left of school because of missing a few days and taking my leave over Christmas. I'm definitely ready to be done already, but I'll just have a little more time i suppose. Today, my roomies and I went and got boxes for moving this weekend and packed our kitchen and living room. Tomorrow or Tuesday I will be starting my disaster of a room... not looking forward to that, but definitely looking forward to moving this weekend!

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i am an extreme procrastinator, or the fact that I am working and going to school AND trying to fit a social life in there some where! Tonight, I am in bed after eating take out from my job and watching LA Ink, instead of partying like a normal Saturday. I'm alright with a night off because I'm just getting sick AGAIN. It is a never ending cycle... I'm already aware.

Since it's been a while, I will briefly update:
- I'm feeling sooo comfortable at school. My friends and co-workers are making there way into the school to get their hair done, and I'm doing such a great job! I honestly can say that I am feeling SO much more comfortable with a pair of shears in my hand.
- I am still having an amazing time with Jesse. It's nice to have someone that enjoys just laying around on a Sunday afternoon and watching Arrested Development (I'm HOOKED) or nothing at all. We went on a date last Wednesday, to watch Book of Eli and have a couple beers before. It was an EXTREMELY late movie, I found myself dozing off every so often, but over all, great movie. We just have an extreme amount of fun together, we're trying to find time to go camping or just enjoy the beach. We'll probably end up in the back of his truck with blankets and pillows, parked in the parking lot, because we never have a completely free night!
- Kendra, Christine & I are still looking for places... we're going down to the wire. We have barely 2 weeks. Gotta get on that! The one that we've found so far, we're hoping for it. I get there master bedroom (woop woop) so there is no complaining there!

This past week, I was fortunate enough to go to Caper for PMTS. It was more than I could even explain or expect. There will be an entire post dedicated to this, probably tomorrow. I met every mentor I have and have made more connections with them than ever. There was a white party and the most extreme hands-on classes I could ever expect. I am so inspired and can not wait to get back to school on Monday! Time for bed, g'night...