LA Weekend

Okay guys, I’m sorry this has taken so long. I meant to do this ages ago, but I got a case of blogcrastination. That, a chest cold, and the holiday season delayed this post by a few weeks. Woops.

A couple weeks ago I went to LA to visit some friends for Survivor finale weekend. It was so wonderful to be able to get away from the cold and snow for a few days.

BYE BUFFALO

BYE BUFFALO

I made it to LA without any delays (thank gawd). I was then introduced to my LEGO mini me made by the wonderful Lisa Ferreira.

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Me and LEGO me

The next day, we ventured through the hills of Hollywood to reach the elusive Hollywood sign.

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SUP HOLLYWOOD

It took a few hours and a few breaks, but we finally made it to the top. The view was TOTALLY worth all the sore muscles I had the next day.

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We made it!

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Group shot

That night, we got together with a few of our other friends and had a bit of a party. For some reason NONE OF US TOOK PICTURES. I am so mad at myself about that. We all looked so adorable.

The next day we headed down to the LA Farmer’s Market. We bought some scones and then spent quite a bit of time people watching. Let me tell you, there are few better places to people watch than farmer’s markets in LA.

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Market

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A few gorgeous flowers at the market

After the market, we went and got some breakfast. This is where I had my very first cronut. It was pretty darn good, but it was kind of a mess to eat. The cronut was layery and flaky and so good. It had a layer of vanilla boston cream in the bottom so it wasn’t as dry.

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THE cronut

We then got ready for the finale viewing party.

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We are SO ready

It was so much fun live-tweeting #Survivor in the same room with some of my favourite live-tweeters. You may not be able to tell in this photo, but we were all clogging up the wifi with our tweets, which caused us a few issues with our show feed. Woops! After the very satisfying finale, we went our separate ways to get ready for the after party.

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Queens of the duck face

 We headed down to the Parlour in downtown LA where the after party was being held. It was a great night filled with manhattans, cups of water, reality stars, and a number of photo bombs.

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The girls

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Me and Survivor/podcasting superstar, Rob Cesternino

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The girls, again

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Selfies with former Survivor winners!

The next day, it was time for me to head home.

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But I don’t want to leave the warmth!

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Hello LAX, good bye LA

I had such a great weekend in LA. I’m so lucky to have awesome friends throughout the continent, and I’m so glad I finally got to meet a few of them. If you would have told me 6 months ago that I would fly to LA to hang out with a bunch of people I met on the internet, I would have thought you were crazy. I’m so happy I took the chance to go meet and hang out with such cool people. I flew back to Buffalo and was greeted with a couple inches of snow left on my car. I then treated myself to a Big Mac at 2 am. My excuse was that my body was still on PST.

Thanks for the great time, LA. Hope to see you again soon!

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