Yesterday I ran 6 miles in the morning with my team, and then we had a send-off meeting since my marathon is next Sunday. This time next Sunday I will have finished my 2nd marathon! Yay :) After some miscellaneous errands and a nap, it was time to get ready to go to MusInk, a music/tattoo festival hosted by Kat Von D in Costa Mesa. Kendra and I went to Wasu Sushi first, which is one of my faves, and then we headed off and started the adventure to find the entrance to the OC fairgrounds. The main entrance was closed, and the other entrances weren't very clearly marked but we finally found it. Then we started the mile long hike to the entrance. We eventually got in... to stand in the beer line for another 10 minutes. I went to the water booth and got a water and drank half of it before we even got to up to the booth to get beer for Kendra. We walked around and checked out some tattoo booths and stuff before deciding to get pierced. I got my nose and Kendra got her belly button redone. We had to wait a bit before the piercer was ready, so we got in line to get our picture taken with Kat Von D. We got in a few people before they closed off the gate, so that was lucky! I talked to Kim for a minute (Kim from LA Ink) and got a pic with her before getting to Kat Von D.
Not only did we get our picture with her, she called me and Kendra "sexy grapes". We didn't realize that we were both wearing purple shirts until Kat so kindly complimented us ;) After that, we went back and got pierced... of course the anticipation is always worse than the actual piercing so it wasn't even that bad. We watched Tiger Army perform for a minute and then hiked back to the car.
Kendra wanted to go out so we drove down to Cassidy's in Newport Beach. We'd been sitting there for a few minutes when 3 guys bought us a drink, and then a bottle of Dom Perginon. Turns out one of them was a retired pro hockey player (his brother still plays for the Ducks). We hung out and talked to them for awhile, and then we left.
It ended up being a pretty late night, but lucky for me I had nothing to do on Sunday. AND it's stopped raining so I can go for a run or a bike ride!
Too bad tomorrow is Monday...
<-- My newly pierced nose (it's hard to see, I know)