Sunday, November 23, 2008

Last Night A DJ Saved My Life

Holy cat on a cactus you guyz, last night was too much fun! After being unfairly and stupidly stood up by this dude who asked ME to go to the bike shop with him, I was thoroughly miffed but determined to have an awesome sauce day nonetheless.

I basically wasted my day making useless phone calls and standing in front of the mirror, looking at my outfit from different angles, until about 5:00 pm, when I swung by the Costume Dept/Revolveclothing party.

It amazing. Posso killed it and I basically stood around looking sad and lonely and awkward until this dude named Jeremy (uh I think? Or maybe Brandon?) took me under his wing and introduced me to the dudes running shit. I met the designer and owner of the store. Then I ran into Skye Ferreira who was saying that there was another girl named Erika who was on Missbehave, when I said, "I'm that girl!" And then there were wide eyes and hugging and she proceeded to introduce me to a few more people. And then I had some of her champagne sno-cone. And it was delicious.

Oh yeah, did I mention they were popping bottles all night? Por serio. Champagne was coming out of the woodwork. And they were screenprinting scarves. Mine's kinda cool. And the sno-cones were amazing. People were mixing them with champagne and it was fantastic.

After that I headed over to the clothing area of the store when someone put a camera in my face and took a picture. That's when I ran into Ellei J! She looked super familiar so I said, "What's your name?"

She said, "Ellei."

I said, "I'm Erika from Missbehave."

Then we hugged and bounced around for awhile and she introduced me to a few more people. Then we exchanged numbers and she hopped around taking pictures.

I was on the dance floor, live-texting and bopping around to the awesome music mix, when this chick named Carol and this dude named Tay started talking to me. It turns out Carol is a big proponent of underage drinking because she thinks, "21 is too old." She then proceeded to give me extensive tips on how and where to get drinks. Oh and then Tay gave me a flyer for his band's gig at the Bordello downtown.

I dipped out around 7:30 after saying goodbye to everyone and then went to Amoeba and bought another Bikini Kill album, prompting the clerk and I to have an extensively awesome conversation about Kathleen Hanna, Bikini Kill, and L7.

I had a camera with me but I was sorta afraid to use the flash (at the risk of looking tourist-y) so I don't have pictures. But that's okay because Ellei took a ton of them so when they're up I link to those. Oh! And I took a picture with Ellei. She's so bouncy, it's really rad. When we hugged goodbye, we hooked ears and I said, "That's never happened to me before."

And she said, "I think I have big ears."

I think I can now say I am acclimated to LA!



Krystle said...

Aw I wanted to meet you! I read Missbehave so I was excited. I was there at the same time but didn't see ya? Got way drunk and dipped out at about 7. Oh wellz.

lolitahazed said...


Erika said...

Hahaha Sarah. I don't think I'm a socialite now. Parties are awesome for the amaze amounts of free booze and shit you can get, but I could never do it like every night. Well maybe if I had a party buddy...

Dude you gotta come to LA. It's like an equation:
If Sarah comes to LA, then she will meet awesome people and go to craze parties and have a good time.

lolitahazed said...

*Sigh*, you have no idea how badly I want to. EVBNO is missing an S. Once all this dumb high school crap is over, I'm saving up. Are you still going to leave LA for your sophomore year? Because damn, if that's the case, I need to hurry!

Erika said...

You know, I'm not sure yet. I won't be making that decision until around April, when the year is ending. It's kinda 50/50 at this point. Don't worry though, you still have time to come visit us!

We'll pick you up from LAX and everything. Well...we won't carry your luggage...

Valentina said...

Jeaaalous. But it's okay. I was on the brink of death yesterday and could not handle any trips anywhere. I nearly died walking my prospie to meet her ride to the airport. I did very much appreciate your live-texts throughout the night though. I felt almost like I was there. Except you know, without the fun.

And Sarah dearest, YOU WILL VISIT CALIFORNIA. I do not care how/why/or in what manner, but it will happen. If you would like I could ask my dearest friend and love of my life for some train-hopping tips? He actually is quite well versed in this subject matter. It could work.

J.E.W.E.L.S said...

im sayin...can i come visit too?? xo!

J.E.W.E.L.S said...

oh btw..awesome story erika. i love the way you write, it makes me smile. when is your book coming out;)