Getting the call that HP wanted me to be in a commercial was crazy — I think I actually laughed out loud. Normally I get paid to make/create something. And I've been on camera before, sure, that's no problem. But to be me, just standing there, on camera felt a little surreal.
I've only been to LA only once before. Less than 24 hours mind you, but still it counts right? So coming back to the city was exciting and a helluva lot cooler than Texas in the summer. It was nice to get a break from the heat for sure, but it was great getting to explore new parts of the city I've never seen before.
When I first arrived at the studio everything felt really laid back. Total Cali vibes. I had some time to myself to just relax, have a snack, and get to wardrobe. Everything about this project was so mysterious to me. Why me? What am I gonna say? What if I stumble over my words? But after a quick conversation with the director, Tatia Pilieva, and she told me she was looking for a totally unscripted experience. Raw. Honest. I felt more relaxed. All I knew walking on set was that somewhere along the way they wanted to unveil the new HP Spectre laptop. That was it.
I have to be honest I am one of the majority, I use a mac, wait is that even allowed to say? Oh well, it's the truth and I think the truth always makes for the best story. Anyways, like I was saying, I am a "majority mac user" who uses an apple laptop. So I didn't know what to expect when I first laid my eyes on the new Spectre from HP. But it really surprised me. Totally not what I was expecting... in a good way. The thing feels solid. Well crafted. Plenty of beautiful little details that make it stand out from the rest. I am enjoying getting to play around with this new machine and can't wait to see what all it has in store over the next couple months as I engage in the HP #ReinventObsession campaign. See more of the HP Spectre here
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