Wednesday, August 6, 2008

VOICE 2008- Day Zero

Since VOICE doesn't officially begin until tomorrow, I decided to label this 'Day Zero' as it is my first day of this trip.

It began at 5:45am EDT when I woke up and finished packing for my 8:40am flight out of Charlotte. The flight was delayed, making my connection in Atlanta a rather tight one! Fortunately, I made the plane, and despite the passenger seated near me smelling like cat urine- it was a rather harmless flight. I must say, I am oh-so impressed with the cool new touch screens in the seats! I killed the four hour trip by watching re-runs of Curb Your Enthusiasm and some awful movie starring Ashton Kutcher.

I arrived in LA around 1pm, and grabbed a rental car to head to my hotel. I am not staying at the Hyatt where VOICE is being held- I'm just down the road at the Marriott. It's quite nice!

After a quick bite to eat and check of e-mail, I headed over to Nancy Wolfson's house for a private session. I've been studying with Nancy over the phone for about a year now, and this was my first time meeting her face to face. My first impression was that she is really beautiful! I would kill for that bone structure...but I digress. She is as dynamic, informative, and fun in person as she is over the phone. We worked on mic technique- and I really learned a lot! In fact, I'm anxious to put my new 'stance' into practice when I return!

When I got back to the hotel, I gave my friend and fellow voice actor, Caryn Clark, a call. She also arrived in LA today, and we agreed to meet for dinner. It's always fun to see the 'face behind the voice' and we had a great evening!! In fact, we've already made plans to hit Rodeo Drive and the pool tomorrow :). Since the Marriott is only about a half mile from the Hyatt, I decided to walk. I don't think I'll do that again. The distance is fine, but these are big streets and the cars everywhere scared me! Plus, it's never wise to walk alone at night...so I'll just have to pay the extra parking fees at both hotels. Oh well.

All in all it was a great first...ahem, zero-eth day! Since it is now around 9pm on the Pacific coast- that means my body thinks it is just after midnight. I am exhausted! I am so tired in fact, that I don't even plan to double check this post for mis-spellings and gramatical errors...my appologies!

I'm really looking forward to tomorrow's red carpet event, and I'm really wishing I had had the time to get that pedicure I so desperately need. Oh well, hopefully no one will look at my feet.

5 comments:

rowell gormon said...

thanks for letting those of us "left behind" have a glimpse of the goings on (but four hours of cat urine AND ashton kutcher???? what stamina!).

i envy your chance to meet up with nancy. she's a beauty inside and out.

don't sweat the spell-check or the lack of pedicure. your post contained fewer errors than the average AP story of late.

and if anyone encounters you and stares only at your FEET...they're idiots.

rg

Kara Edwards said...

Rowell- you always make me laugh! It would be SO fun to have you here!!! Nancy is amazing, but we already knew that! Seeing her in person was so cool :)

Kara

VoiceOverForYou said...

Kara, I sure hope your first day is going wonderfully. I do wish I could have attended.

Yes, having lived in L.A. for 18 years and been a limo driver for couple years, I know the area you are in very well and the streets are indeed big...the drivers are crazy too!

Brian in Charlotte

Jason said...

Hey Kara. Welcome to LaLa Land. I won't be at VOICE but, if all went as planned, you'll get a goody from me in your bag and I think I might have an article in the program. Fingers crossed.

Enjoy!

Kara Edwards said...

Brian-

Boy do I wish I knew my way around LA! Even with GPS, I'm still missing turns left and right- hah!

Jason-

I'm sorry I missed you, but I'm looking even more forward to getting my goody bag tomorrow!

Kara