Monday, June 24, 2013

My name is Kristen Day...and I'm a Conference Virgin

So the countdown has officially begun - only a couple more days until UtopYAcon!  I have to tell you - I am anxious, excited, apprehensive, terrified, jittery, and flat out OUT OF MY MIND right now!  Stacy and I have been working our little butts butts off (sad but true - we are what you the kids call 'thicky, thick') on the table, swag, itineraries, and most importantly our wardrobe!  Fittingly so, Stacy has purchased some nail polish called Please Sea Me to beautify her nails and subsequently feed my uncontrollable nail polish addiction! 

Being my very first conference, I'm not sure what to be nervous about so I'm just nervous about everything.  I figure it wouldn't be successful without at least 10 panic attacks.  Lucky for everyone else attending I have plenty of happy pills to calm my nerves (don't judge)!  If you spot me aimlessly wandering around in a bed sheet, just direct me back to my room before I start eating my tongue or foaming at the mouth.

What intimidates me the most is my lack of experience - I have a feeling a sign taped to my forehead that reads 'CONFERENCE VIRGIN' would be appropriate since the staring wide eyes and shaking legs will be just as noticeable.  The only thing I have going for me is that I'm not afraid to make a complete dork out of myself in front of people (years of practice. Seriously)!  If people know I'm a hot mess upfront, they won't realize I can fake normal pretty well.  That'll be our little secret - just between me, you, and the entire internet. o.O

What I do plan on doing is documenting this long, strange trip for all of the world to see (you're welcome)!!!  I can promise you horrible videography skills, sub-par photography skills, and even worse narration ($10 to the first person who can understand my southern accent!) of what's happening throughout the conference from table setup, exploring Nashville, getting lost in the labryinth (hopefully), stealing awkward pictures of Stacy when she's not looking, and us looking all professional and stuff at our booth!!  It will either be Fame-tastic dance numbers....

Or Awkward Dance FAILS. 

But either way, it's gonna be awesome!  You'll be granted VIP access to the late night Yoohoo and Butterfinger binges, Stacy doing my makeup, me messing up said makeup when I sneeze, people eating seaweed and drinking coconut milk for the first time, our transformation from semi-normal young women to completely weird fangirl nerds and so much more!! 

I'm finishing up my dress tonight and tomorrow so I'll be posting some pictures!  Stay tuned!

Sea you later!!


Stacy Sanford said...

OK, well I can go ahead and tell everyone that they probably WON'T be seeing any FAME-tastic dance numbers...I'm gonna go with the two pics on the bottom, and I think I'm going to call dibs on the racy green/pink number and straw hat. It's definitely more sporty. And stuff.
As far as Kristen's makeup, I think I'm going to go all 'Cruella Deville' on her and give her really big lips and wide eyeliner. It will be EPIC. Stay tuned, America...

Tonya Gauthier-Kellum said...

Have tons of fun can't wait to see the pics and read all about it.

Sarabeth aka Sarita said...

I'm so jealous that Mel & Lana are going to be there and i'm not- wah! Have a wonderful time and i'll be sitting tight waiting for pics ;)


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Danielle Young said...

That sounds like loads of fun! I am sad that I am going to miss it, but I am really happy you are going to share your fun with all of us! Wish I could go, but at least I can live vicariously through you :)

Kristen Day said...

I can't wait to share every bit of our crazy adventure with you guys! Prepare to laugh til you snort...

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