time keeps pushing me on now.

and i'll ride this wave till the end.

I'm a finalist in the BMEzine World Tour Contest!
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I am so excited! My video audition made it to the final round of BMEzine's World Tour Contest.

BME World Tour Audition from Kristen Byers on Vimeo.



If I'm chosen, I will get to travel the world with a team of cool people and interview body modification artists around the globe. I applied for the writer role, so I would likely get to blog the entire trip.

This would be a fantastic opportunity to combine my professional skills with my personal interests! I would love to have the chance to represent Michigan State, MSU's Professional Writing program, and the Monterey Institute. Not to mention I think I'd make a great addition to the team.

Also, for my drum corps friends, there is a big mention of my travel experience with the GLASSMEN. And Heather, I may have used a photo of you doing your laundry...I didn't have one of me! ;)

Please head on over to BME's ModBlog and cast your vote for my video. Take a look at the other videos, too...there are some ridiculously cool finalists!

I’m back on LJ (but still on WordPress, too).
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Soooooo I’ve decided to cross-post my WordPress blog to LiveJournal. Mostly to make it easier for my LJ friends to read and comment on my entries. This entry is mostly just a quick test to ensure that my cross-posting plugin is doing its job.

I’m experimenting with having the comments cross-posted as well, but that looks like it’s going to be a bit harder to arrange…

Originally published at kristenbyers.net/blog. Please leave any comments there.


Still need quite a few votes before tomorrow...
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Just a reminder that I am running for Livejournal's user advisory board! I need 100 votes before the end of tomorrow, and right now I only have 26. To really help support me you could tell all your friends with Livejournals to vote for me too. :)

All it takes is a livejournal comment on the following entry: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_election_en/19636.html.

LiveJournal Advisory Board Elections

Kristen rocks! I support pixiemab to be my representative on the Advisory Board.

Show your support.


Dear lj friends: vote for me! :)
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Livejournal has announced that they will be accepting user representatives for their advisory board! If you know me, you know that I would love love LOVE this position.

I've been blogging for almost as long as I can remember and I feel that I would be a great asset to the advisory board. Please help me out and vote for me. :) All it takes is a livejournal comment on the following entry: http://community.livejournal.com/lj_election_en/19636.html.

LiveJournal Advisory Board Elections

Kristen rocks! I support pixiemab to be my representative on the Advisory Board.

Show your support.


2008 DCI Rule Proposal #2
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If this rule passes, my world is probably going to explode.

Glassmen 2007: Gitano
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I'm leaving tomorrow to spend my second summer with the Glassmen Drum & Bugle Corps. You should write to me while I'm on tour, because you love me. ;)

GLASSMEN
P.O. Box 352080
Toledo, OH 43635

Please make sure to put my full name on the bottom left corner of the envelope or I won't receive it!

I hope everyone has an amazing summer, and if you have time you should come out to a show or two.

Tour schedule under the cut!Collapse )

drivin' down the 101.
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so i'm in california again and it's pretty sweet. dad dropped corner and me off at the detroit airport last saturday and who should we run into but heather! turns out we all had the same connecting flight to atlanta (heather was on her way to myrtle beach to see james). good times. until our plane was delayed by 2 hours and we missed our flight from atlanta to ontario. luckily there was another plane going out that night, but we still got to california super late.

corner's dad picked us up and drove us to desert hot springs, where we stayed in their RV for 3 nights since corner's aunt was in to visit from scotland and there weren't enough beds for everyone. corner and i ran every morning before going down to the (1 of 4) pools and the (1 of 9) hot tubs. on our last night there (monday) we got some barbados rum + some v8 and acted like we were actually on spring break.

then we took showers in the community showers of the RV park, and it did not faze me at all.

on tuesday we drove out to (yes, drove) L. A. after missing our train. darrin took us out for thai food at a pretty fancy restaurant and the asians working there didn't card me so i got a nice drink as well (rose of siam, i believe?).

then we tried to go to the bar and they DID card me so that as the end of the fun for the late-20s early-30s crowd when i couldn't get in.

wednesday morning we drove to USC (literally about 10 mins from darrin's apartment) and i talked with 2 people from the Professional Writing graduate program. the program sounds great although i'm not sure it's for me. more for the actual writer types, where i would much rather be an editor or designer.

i bought a USC t-shirt and then corner and i drove out to santa monica (the beach!). we went to a little mom-and-pop italian restaurant and had a really good pizza and antipasto salad. mmmm. we waded in the pacific ocean but it was super cold. then we drove back to palm desert, which took FOREVER (3 hours?).

yesterday we went shopping at the outlet mall and i got a bunch of stuff for really cheap: a pair of black pants (FINALLY; i haven't bought a new pair/found a pair i liked since 7th grade), 2 pairs of adidas running shorts, a pair of nike SHOX, a calvin klein shirt, and a nike fleece pullover.

flight leaves late tomorrow (redeye, baby).

i can't wait to tour out here.

Fall 2007 Schedule
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Monday/Wednesday
ITL 101 10:20-11:40 AM (321 Baker Hall...right across the street from the house!)
FRN 330 12:40-2:00 PM (107 Old Horticulture Bldg)
MUS 114 4:00-6:00 PM
MUS 114 7:00-8:20 PM

Tuesday
JRN 438 12:40-3:30 PM (239 Communication Arts Bldg)
MUS 114 4:30 PM-6:00 PM
THR 350 7:00-9:50 PM

Thursday
JRN 438 12:40-3:30 PM (239 Communication Arts Bldg)
MUS 114 4:30 PM-6:00 PM

Friday
ITL 101 10:20-11:10 AM (107 Old Horticulture Bldg...not across the street, regrettably)
WORK @ KAM? 11:30-3:30 PM
MUS 114 4:00-6:00 PM



...and in other news, I just read (and abstracted) the very first issue of Golf Course Management from 1933. Exciting, right?

man, i have shitty music.
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IF YOUR LIFE WAS A MOVIE, WHAT WOULD THE SOUNDTRACK BE?

....stolen from rachel & daza & other people too, i'm sure.

and here goes.Collapse )
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so while looking at graduate schools...
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...i have discovered my new dream:
i want to go to fucking USC.

of all the places that have professional writing graduate programs, there would HAVE to be one in los angeles.

and at over $1000 per credit hour, let's hope i can get a scholarship of sorts. ;)

as a solid backup plan, purdue's program looks promising as well.

i even checked out the graduate programs at that school down the road...but the closest they have is a masters in creative writing and that's not what i want. damn PW graduate programs are hard to find.

or i could, you know, stay here.

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