Monday, January 31, 2011

a note

Sunday, January 30, 2011

favorites today

article of clothing: sweat pants
song: your surrender by neon trees
nail color: deliciously dark
boy: nick jonas
language: french
author: dr. seuss
candy: rolos
beatle: george
girl's name: emma
boy's name: will
ocean: atlantic
flavor: lemon
hp character: luna
animal: butterfly
country: switzerland
color: green
friend: chandler
funny thing:
print via you are my fave

Saturday, January 29, 2011


I don't really have anybody to heart-attack this February... ha.
So I heart-attacked myself.
Eryn and I made this cute hanging heart garland thing.
Kati made a really cute one, and she inspired me.
Here's a tutorial from Cora Anne Designs, it's super easy.

Yeah, Valentines is still a few weeks away.
But I think it's real cute all year round!

Friday, January 28, 2011

junior year in about 10 seconds

junior. from Jessie on Vimeo.

Last year in my advanced tv/video class, we had to take a picture of ourselves every day.
This past Wednesday I realized that I still had all of those pictures and never did anything with them.
So this is what I did with them. A short little thing.

Music = The Greatest Man That Ever Lived by Weezer.
This part of the song plays in my head whenever something really good happens to me.
Like when school ends on a Friday, for instance.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

i found a quote that goes with this cool picture

"Over the years I have learned that what is important in a dress
is the woman who is wearing it."
-Yves Saint Laurent

and how about some other quotes that are just cool and/or funny.

"When two hearts race, they both win."
-dove chocolate

"He grew up on a freaking sailboat!"
-ky's roomate, amy. in a text, i believe.

"Why is everyone at this school covered in blood?"
-ryan moon

"But sometimes after I eat Del Taco late at night, I'm like, 'Ohhhh my gosh. Why is there a gremlin in my stomach.'"
-newman, that history teacher of mine

and credit where credit is due:
photo source: mypolaroidblog

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

you're looking at the dream team

ryan and i have a killer radio show (pictured above)
and our band naming capabilities are unmatched.

a few of our inspired band names:

Metallic Undertone
Programmed to Love
Hands Around Danny
Jairu Crew
Street Teeth
Tokyo Reunion
Alarm Clock Romance
Three Angels and a Doofus
The Flavor Strategy
Ural Jerks
Ural Crazy
Identity Exhibition
Griddle Wizard
Freedom at Best

We have too many to possibly remember.
I hope being a Band Namer pays well.

made me laugh.

clap clap clap clap clap.
love this show.

new york in black and white

My mama took these photos and they hang in my room. I think they're cool.
I went to New York a few years back.
I saw The Drowsy Chaperone and Hairspray (before it was even a movie).
I ate at an italian restaurant in Little Italy.
I went inside the Statue of Liberty.
I stayed on the 38th floor of a hotel.
I held a crab in china town. That was gross.
I had a smoothie at the Jamba Juice on Times Square.
I went to the giant Toys 'R Us.
I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge and had scalding hot chocolate in Brooklyn.
And a bunch of other stuff.
That was a cool trip.

Monday, January 24, 2011

my kitty loves me

even though he bites me while i'm sleeping.

agent vaughn

I'm so boy crazy.
It's probably so unhealthy.
But I can't help it.

Here's my newest crush.
Michael Vartan.
Thank you, Alias.
(and thanks Jenna for letting me borrow season 1)

They'll be the death of me.

apparently michael vartan has been in park city for the sundance film festival...
i'm dying to go up there and look for celebs.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

hey thanks

it's not november. but i feel thankful today anyway.

i'm thankful for my ukulele. and all 10 chords that i can play.
i'm thankful that i'm not taking AP statistics this year.
i'm thankful for hulu.
i'm thankful for warm showers.
i'm thankful for these amazing sunsets we've been having.

happy sunday.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

my dad

has been a lot of cool places.

Like the Stonehenge,
South Africa,
New York City,
The Netherlands,
and lots of other places like

Brazil, Spain, Italy, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hawaii, Mexico, Washington DC, Peru (Machu Pichu! Aahh), Jamaica, Senegal, Switzerland, The Galapagos Islands, New Zealand, Ecuador, Canada, Japan, Germany, the Bahamas, and Mongolia.

and fun fact

he's been to every state in the US, except Alaska.


it's his birthday today!
I love you Dad!

all photos taken by my dad,
except for the two that he is in, obviously.

Friday, January 21, 2011

lil vid

birthday. from Jessie on Vimeo.

(trumpets by flipsyde)

another little non fancy video i made on my birthday.

entirely filmed with my ipod (which i don't really recommend... rendering takes forever)

and i edited the heck out of that song. it's a lot longer in real life. so sorry if i cut out your favorite part(s) of the song or something..

i played with the color a little bit.

i think this is the first video i've ever made starring myself. weird.

oh, aaand there is a rather huge mistake in there that i didn't notice until after it was compressed. so don't hate.

tha's all. enjoy it.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

birthday guy

that time we went to see harry potter 6
he's really good at basketball and drives a red car.
he likes mac n cheese and always helped me with my calculus (and pre-calculus and algebra 2...)
he introduced me to dashboard confessional back in junior high
and also peanut butter & jelly & cheese sandwiches.
he's extremely smart and girls really like him.

happy birthday (tomorrow) cade!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

please don't crush my soynuts

My Princess Diaries-inpired list of goals.

Throw darts at paint-filled balloons.
Get a make over.
Eat pizza with m&ms.
Also, play the piano with m&ms on the keys.
Break a pair of glasses.
Put on tights in the back of a limo.
Ride on a sailboat.
Go to San Francisco.
Juggle pears.
Tie-dye a garbage can.
Fly kites on the beach.
"Cone" somebody.
Refurbish and live in a firehouse.
Stick one of those pore-strip things on my nose.
Be a princess.

Does anyone else love this movie like I do?

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

guess what

I made another video. And I'll be posting it here on Friday.

And I wore my cool headphones while I made it. See?
Well, you see guys, I make videos a lot. I've been making them a lot. For 4 or 5 years now.
But it just recently dawned on me that I should be sharing them. Hence the new vimeo channel I created last month.
I love it. I think film making will be my career.

So.. you can be expecting more videos from me in the near future.

Every Friday actually. I'm calling it Video Viernes.
Viernes means Friday in Spanish.

the good, the bad, and the ugly.

The Good:
Today is a beautiful day. A drive-with-the-windows-down kind of day.

The Bad:
I have to apply for scholarships today. That sounds like tons of fun, right?

The Ugly:
It was the first day of third term. The most dismal term of them all.

And one more Good to even things out:
Chuck came back on last night after a two month break. Oh hallelujah.

Monday, January 17, 2011

i think this dress was my favorite.

also, a little upset that inception didn't win.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

runs in the family

click to enlarge:


hey, thanks everybody for the kind birthday-related words yesterday. getting a bunch of nice texts at midnight is fun.
my entire birthday was exceptionally great actually.
i slept in, had two breakfasts, opened some presents, went to sammy's for the sweet potato fries, opened some more presents, blew out candles on my delicious lemon bars, went to wingers and ate my weight's worth of food, and then went to see harry potter 7 again.
yeah, it was a great day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

it's my day!

hoy tengo diez y ocho a├▒os.

ajourd'hui j'ai dix-huit ans.

i'm eighteen today!

Friday, January 14, 2011

victor hugo said,

"Music expresses
that which cannot be put into words
and cannot remain silent."
and i think it's true.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

nothing fancy

school. from Jessie on Vimeo.

it's just a little quickie that i put together after my nap today.
no fancy editing or anything. just straight up school.


Things I'm considering doing to celebrate my birthday on saturday. (suggestions from kylie).

sledding. on crusty ice snow.

buy cigarettes because you can. or dry ice

go find apolo anton ohno's training rink and meet him.

have a party where all your friends bring different kinds of saltyfood (because you love it) and have a sodium party.

have a voting party.

give me a ukulele recital.

have a party like the one on modern family. with the climbing wall. and the craft table. and zip line.

send fan mail to zachary levi and see if he gives you a signed happybirthday postcard.

go on a quest to eat all the sweet potato fries in all the places within a twenty miles radius.

All great ideas.

I already googled Zachary Levi's fan mail address. No luck.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

i have senioritis

I watched this today.
Nothing better than a video rest instead of doing something productive after school.

Monday, January 10, 2011

if you don't like it you love it

it's today's {music} happy list:

hey ya - outkast
marchin on - onerepublic
the greatest man that ever lived - weezer
losing touch - the killers
black or white - michael jackson
the ministry of magic - alexandre desplat
across the universe - across the universe
total eclipse of the heart - glee cast
loud pipes - ratatat
ensemble - coeur de pirate
diplomat's son - vampire weekend
tik tok - ke$ha
panic, shear bloody panic - hans zimmer
hallelujah - rufus wainwright
story of us - taylor swift
past my shades - B.o.B.
the boys are back in town - thin lizzy

it's kind of crazy how music can completely change my mood.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Jim's just really passionate about italian food.

Jim: Do you remember what you said to me on my first day of work, just before you walked me over to my desk?
Pam: Yeah: "Enjoy this moment, because you're never going to go back to this time before you met your deskmate Dwight."
Jim: That's when I knew. You?
Pam: You came up to my desk and you said, "This might sound weird, and there's no reason for me to know this, but that mixed berry yogurt you're about to eat is expired."
Jim: That was the moment that you knew you liked me.
Pam: Yep.
Jim: Wow. Can we make it a different moment?
Pam: Nope.

Jim: Four years ago, I was just a guy who had a crush on a girl, who had a boyfriend. And I had to do the hardest thing that I've ever had to do, which was just to wait. Don't get me wrong, I flirted with her. Pam, I can now admit in front of friends and family, that I do know how to make a photocopy. Didn't need your help that many times. And, uh, do you remember how long it took you to teach me how to drive stick?
Pam: Like a year!
Jim: I've been driving stick since high school, so... For a really long time that's all I had. Little moments with a girl who saw me as a friend. And a lot of people told me I was crazy to wait this long for a date with a girl I work with, but I think even then I knew that...I was waiting for my wife.

I sometimes live vicariously through Jim and Pam. It's fine.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

when i was a lad i ate 4 dozen eggs...

This week in french class we learned about a few french foods.
This food?

It could also be known as
"the food that started Jessie's major egg craving."

Seriously, I saw a picture of the dish and ever since I have been craving eggs like I have never craved anything before.
Just sunny side up, though. It's pretty much all I've eaten for the past two days. So weird.
I think I'll go make another one right now...

Is this bad for my body?

Friday, January 7, 2011

now that's what i call a taco

happy friday everybody!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

i did not live until todaaaaay

Nick Jonas as Marius > Zac Efron as Link Larkin

I'm serious. He was so great.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

this is all hypothetical...

Bad feelings:

Putting on your boots and then seeing a spider crawl out of one of them and up your leg.

Opening the bottle of conditioner and having it squirt into your mouth. (why why why was my mouth open anyway!?)

Tripping up the stairs. Like 3 times in one day.

Shaving a whole leg, only to notice that the little plastic cover thing was still on the razor. And having to shave again.


Pinching your finger in the hair dryer (yeah.. you read that right.)

No, all these things did not happen to me in the past two days...

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

i rarely talk about this

It's weird how any given Taylor Swift song can describe your life perfectly. How does she do that...

The song that was written about my life?
You Belong With Me.

It's true. Every word.

Yeah I'm being vague. Whater.

Monday, January 3, 2011


The space heater in our basement reminds me of a droid.

Please, Obi Wan Kenobi. You're my only hope.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

snow sharks

I feel a tad depressed today.
I don't want to go back to school.
I was looking for a way to cheer myself up, and this worked a little.

I think the snowman ones are the very best.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

this year

I will learn how to fold paper cranes.