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The Final Countdown

Well probably not the final countdown, but that just has a nice ring to it.  A quick check of Delta Airlines and I got a nice little surprise.  They’re counting down the days until my next flights for me:

5 days until San Diego!

56 days until Greece!

2011 is really turning into a crazy adventure for me and I couldn’t be more excited! This semester seems to be flying by so I’m definitely glad I made the decision to graduate in December.  My “cool down” lap in the race to get a college degree will definitely be necessary.  I’m not ready for this world-wind journey in Athens to be over yet!

In honor of the Lakers win in Phillips Arena this week and my flight to LAX next week I’ll leave this post off with a little Randy Newman.  They play this after Kobe gets a win in the Staples Center…

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California Dreaming…

There are only about 2 weeks left until spring break and I can’t wait to hit up Cali again!  As mid-terms approach, school and work are starting to pile up but all I can think about is returning to the West Coast.

It seems like everywhere I turn California is calling my name.  The Oscars are on tonight and my friend Blake is on the Red Carpet as a finalist in MTVu’s Correspondent Contest.  After being in So Cal for a summer and doing some entertainment news work with my internship I can’t help but look at the Oscars with a different light.

My co-workers are flying to LA this week with the UGA Gymnastics team.  The Gymdogs are competing against the defending national champion UCLA team next weekend.  It will definitely be a big meet for the girls in Cali.

My other calling to California is this commercial that seems to be playing on repeat these days.  If this doesn’t make you want to go to California, something is wrong with you..

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“You Can Travel the World… But Nothing Comes Close to the Golden Coast!”

I hate to say it but Katy Perry knew what she was talking about when she said, “You can travel the world, but nothing comes close to the Golden Coast!”  After a summer in San Diego, Southern California definitely has a special place in my heart.  I can easily see my self moving to California at some point after graduation.  San Diego is such an incredible city I’m already starting to miss it (especially the cool Cali weather!).

The craziest thing I experienced during this trip to Cali was Comic-Con.  I had absolutely no idea what to expect at the San Diego Comic-Con 2010 but the closest thing I could compare it to is the Georgia-Florida Football Weekend (“The World’s Largest Outdoor Cocktail  Party”).  It is 140,000+ costumed fans running around San Diego for 4 days!  Comic-Con is interesting because anyone involved in the comic book, video game, and/or entertainment industry comes out to release their new products to the world.  My favorite part was seeing some of the red carpet celebs.  After grossly miss-using my press pass I was able to see Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Vanessa Hudgens, Wesley Snipes, and Draco Malfoy (aka Tom Shelton) among others.  It was really cool to have Angelina Jolie, Will Ferrel, Michael Cera, Seth Green, Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Willis all come in for the convention.  I definitely wasn’t expecting celebrities to come out for this event but I was pleasantly surprised.  Comic-Con is a BIG deal, apparently.

I got to go to the convention because I was interning for the summer at a SoCal TV station.  I worked with San Diego 6-The CW (XETV) on their morning show, San Diego Living.  This summer definitely opened up my eyes to the California job market so it was great to get some experience out on the West Coast.  Maybe I’ll be living the dream in LA someday…

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