So on Tuesday one of my friends comes into my room, and asks if I want to be in a commercial and make 20 bucks an hour....my reply....umm YES!! So we go to a meeting, and the University is making a marketing commercial to attract new students, and needed current students to be in it. So of course, I said yes! They did a little audition, to pick the people who would speak, but even if you didnt get to speak, they needed "students" in the background. So I went in there, did a couple lines, and the people really seemed to like my accent. I hear daily how cool my accent is. It is always fun to hear, because back home, I sound boring lol! Only downfall to this was I had to be there at 8am on a Friday when I didnt have class. But I guess making 24$ an hour, yes I said 24$, that is minimum wage here! Crazy huh! I shouldnt complain. I found out I had a speaking line. Are you ready for this?......wait for it..... "Or just apply" Yup thats it! I rocked it! Everyone said I did a great job, and once again got told I have a awesome voice :) I was also in some pictures, and in a scene where a group of students said "NOW" all together. I was also in the background of a couple other shots. We got free lunch, and morning tea, and sat around waiting a majority of the day. But hey whose complaining...not me! They said the commercial should be out in September sometime, so I will let everyone know so that they can watch it! Here are a couple pictures of just me, I loved my hair so much, I just had to take some pictures :)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Hostel Night 1
We found a playground...so of course we had to play! :)
Hanging out looking at the ocean
Road Trip to Cairns...Something we will never forget!
Wallabies on Magnetic Island! How freaking cute!!!
They came right up to us and ate out of our hands
Look at the baby!!!
Pretty much the perfect view...could I ask for more?
The whole group on top of the mountian!
White Water Rafting on the Tully River!
We did the Extreme White Water Rafting, so of course we chanted Extreme constantly throughout the whole day! haha
Anders and I were the only ones who wanted to go! But totally worth it!
It was also beautiful, the mountains, trees, and a couple waterfalls!
We wanted to find something that was relaxing and wouldnt take much energy, but was still fun and we got to see the sites. We saw this brochure for Aussie Drifterz! It was so much fun! We drifted down a creek on a tube, in the middle of the Australia Rain Forest...I mean what else could you ask for!! If anyone is ever in Cairns, this is one thing that I would totally suggest doing!!!
Life is rough....
We also got to make natural body paints, from rocks. It was very cool, you just have to get a certain rock, and get it wet, and it was almost like a chalk. As you can see we painted each other.... :)
There were a couple small rapids along the way, which made it even more fun!
The hostel we stayed at in Cairns, gave us a free meal at a nearby bar. Each night we would go there and eat, then they would have an activity going on. Tuesday night was Trivia Night. The winner got 100$. Luckily we had 8 people from around the world, so we worked together (and maybe had a little help from someone back at college googling the answers :) We were the Extreme Dream Team, and WE WON!!! It was really exciting! Most of the people at the bar really hated us because we excessively celebrated after each correct answer, but which made it more fun!!!
It was also Hawaiian Night
Outside the sky diving place before we left!
Snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef!
The fish and coral were SO colorful!! The pictures do not do them justice!!!
These fish were crazy colorful!!! I couldn't hardly believe all the colors that were on one fish!!
Crystal Clear Water and White Sand :)
Did I mention how rough life was? :)
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So a couple of the girls decided that they would go sky diving while we were in Cairns. I decided I wouldnt go becuase I did not want to spend the money. This morning, while everyone was excited, I was regreting my decision not to do it. So I called my mom and dad back in the states, and asked what I should do. They said why not I only live once! So I got all excited becuase I was going to do it! I called the place, and it was full, there was no way they could fit me in. Very disappointing.... I went into the place and pretty much begged them to find a way to let me in. There wasnt anything they could do. Even more disappointing.... Katie and I were walking back to our hostel, and we get a call, saying that someone just cancelled and there was an opening! I was ecstatic! We hurried back to get ready for them to pick us up! Filled out paper work, watched a short training video, and headed off! The guy I jumped with name was Max. He had been doing it for 33 years, so that made things more comfortable!! He also said that he had jumped in Quincy, IL...Small World!!! We got all geared up and got on the plane!!
We are here!!!
All geared up!!!
Im ready, Im ready, Im ready!!
Ahhhh I am really doing this!!!
Here we go!
Holy Shit thats high!!
Were really going!!!
This is AMAZING!!!
Parachute out!!! :)