Saturday, December 29, 2012


all i wanted for christmas was matt saracen.
and i got the next best thing.

what's up julie!? 
thank you, kylie, for getting me a rockin christmas present.
friday night lights all day every day all the time always.

Friday, December 28, 2012


things i didn't do today:

get dressed
put on makeup
leave the house

things i did do today:

play scrabble
play just dance
play with my cat
play with the emoji keyboard

it's pretty low key around here.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

inspired to re-read

re-reading a lot of books this break. and getting to some new ones too, hopefully.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

the christmas times

{christmas eve is a really good day for the guy in charge of the pajama industry. and, just noticed kirsten attempting to strangle kaity. cool.}

it's been such a fun christmas break so far, and yesterday was really rad. i can tell you that there's nothing better than hanging out with my family 24/7, playing games, eating so much crazy delicious food (and also slow-clapping for my mom when she pulls off the freeway to take us to in-n-out), singing to t-swift in the car, and finding out my dad is a BIG spiderman fan. and how about utah's blizzard, huh? all good things.

yesterday, i was transferring all my contacts from my old phone to my new christmas phone (holla), and i was reminded that i'm most grateful for all of the people in my life. i have the most stellar family and friends. it was weird to see that a large portion of the contacts in my phone are all my guy friends out on missions right now. that was a little sad, but i'm also so incredibly happy they're all out there helping people and serving the lord. it was also fun to add in all of my old friends from high school, and then to add my new friends i've met since being in college. i've been so blessed to be able to know so many amazing people.

i'm also so thankful for my heavenly father and jesus christ, which is the whole point of this holiday! i know they live and love us.

hope you all had a kool kristmas. thanks for reading!
xoxo -jess

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

idk my bff elder keetch

i got a saweet swedish map in the mail. what a cool guy.
that reminds me, i need to write like 1000 missionaries today.

and here's a thing that is on repeat. newsflash: brandon flowers is still hot.

Friday, December 21, 2012

the mayans were riiiiight

seattle is in pretty bad shape right now!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

sister winter

a million degrees and negative a million degrees.

unrelated: click on THIS to find out which wes anderson character you are. 
turns out i'm suzy from moonrise kingdom.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012


we each had to make a short fiction for our final for our basic production class. everyone did such a good job. i want to post all of them here! 

this one is my friend josh's movie. i wrote the script, and then he adapted it and made it. it's so good! he did a way better job with it than i would have done.

something you should know: C-47 is what clothes pins are called in the film world. i wrote it to be kind of an inside joke. 

josh rocked it.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

martes means tuesday

4/5 of the sisters. i kinda like those guys.
i have listened to my body - young the giant like 12 times today.
i also didn't fold my giant basket of laundry.
tra la la.

Monday, December 17, 2012

just watched freaks and geeks

christmas break means finally getting to those shows i've been needing to see. this show. this show.
i'm in love with it. it's the best high-school-teenager thing i have seen, period. 
bill haverchuck totally stole my heart, james franco is a major hottie (obvs), and it had me tearing up quite a few times. 

bill... he is the man.

look at how cool it is. and that's just the theme song.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

old journal stuff

journal entry from a 10-year-old:


Hi. Today I went to school. Math is hard. I got 29/40. It was hard. I did homework forever. I hung out, but I didn't watch any tv today. Mrs. Geary said that if you don't watch tv, your brain will grow. Apparently my brain needs to grow so I can do math. Goodnight.

ha. what a sarcastic 5th grader.

Friday, December 14, 2012

our magical friendship

i mentioned that this has been my favorite semester ever. i learned so much about myself, the world, art, people, and of course films and media in general. i loved going to every single class and looked forward to doing my homework. i grew so much and had amazing professors and watched and read cool things and made cool movies and great friends and never fell asleep in class.. guys, film school is awesome.

i have to attribute some of the awesome-ness to those two guys, hunter and kelyn. unfortunately, we didn't take any pictures together, which is weird because we spent hours and hours and hours and hours together. in class, outside class, on set, etc. we are harry, ron, and hermione in my own universe.

these guys are hilarious and nice and geniuses and they really made my semester neat.  hunter is leaving us for a semester for a fancy pants internship in L.A. (like a REALLY fancy pants internship) and we're going to miss him like crazy. but i'm so happy i'll still get to spend every day next semester hanging out with kelyn. these guys, these guys. they're the best. film school is the best.

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

typical sufjan

there's too much wonderful christmas music, i'm getting overwhelmed trying to listen to it all!
but i'm pretty crazybonks about sufjan's christmas albums.
i listen to his o holy night and sister winter multiple times daily.
you can listen to songs for christmas here, and silver and gold here.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

planner doodles coming at you again.

this raccoon is smiling because he doesn't have a final at 7am tomorrow.
raccoons never have finals.
lucky, lucky raccoon.

Monday, December 10, 2012

reasons why i wanted to be hallie parker in 1998

blue nails
side bangs
"get real"
bad-a poker skillz
she goes to the coolest summer camp of all time
cool camera that she could use to spy on people
house with swimming pool and awesome dog
rides horses
looks cool while camping
not afraid of picking up lizards
the way she wore her sunglasses on her head
the leo dicaprio picture
she was just the definition of "sooo coool" to me

Sunday, December 9, 2012

in case you wanted something disgustingly adorable for your sunday night

play the song as you stare at the gif and join me in feeling wistful and lovey-dovey. yay!


Thursday, December 6, 2012

my face when i woke up and remembered it was the last day of school:

this has been the best semester of all time ever. more on that later. but. 
i'm excited for christmas break when all i have to do is eat christmas-y treats and play monopoly.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

a game with stones

this is out-of-control-cool.
i am writing a paper on it as part of a final.
i didn't blink once the whole time i watched it.

Monday, December 3, 2012

in 5 months

i'll be here.
it doesn't feel real yet.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

november times

i saw 4am far too many times and ate a metric ton of nutella.
i saw the killers and died of happiness. and maybe busted a vocal chord for screaming.
i was told that i was funnier than dick van dyke and conan. whoa. maybe a hyperbole there.
two of my professors replied to my tweets. which is more validating than a celebrity replying. (and i actually got a semi-celebrity favorite on a tweet, which was neat).
i got an awesome thanksgiving break with my favorite people and cat in the whole world.
i made some incredibly awesome friends. the film department brings similar people together and we spent hours and hours oversharing our entire life stories with each other while working on set and making cool things together.
november: good.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

don't you know the kingdom's under siege

they are that band that i have been hooked on since i was in junior high.
and the concert was unreal. so many emotions going on.
i can't think of words to write in this post.

a few of my friends waited a long time after to try and meet them.
they did. hunter got brandon and ronnie to sign a shirt for me. hunter is 2nice. 
he knows how the killers make me feel, i guess.
and brandon remembered my friend martha from when she met him a while ago at disneyland.
brandon is 2cool.

so much love in my heart.

Friday, November 30, 2012


happy friday to you. happy killers concert to me.

via my cute friend daniela's instagram.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

our white house

pre-christmas decor explosion. it's looking festive here now.

i think my hair is blonde until i stand next to olivia.
and i think my hair is brown until i stand next to the rest of them.
hair color identity crisis. who am i!?

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

i like to imagine him saying this to me:

i will be smiling like i mean it at that concert.

Monday, November 26, 2012

brain-dead today

you know that awkward moment when your professor (aka the smartest man in the world) asks you what your favorite book is, and all of a sudden your mind goes blank and you can't think of a single title, let alone if you actually know how to read or not?

and then 5 minutes later you are able to think of at least 20 great books you have read that all would have been great answers?

hashtags that would be appropriate in this scenario: foreheadslap, starstruck, dumbdumbgeorgemichael

Sunday, November 25, 2012

sunday night blues

thanksgiving break was most awesome. 
and right now i sort of have the sunday night blues x10.

do you get the sunday night blues?
the weekend is winding down, and everything you have to do the coming week enters your brain and you get a little stressed and depressed.
and then you have to go to bed at a normal hour because you have to get up at sunrise,
when all you really want to do is stay up late watching movies.
that doesn't happen to you every sunday night? oh, just me then. cool.

[deep breath] here's to another school/work week! we can do this! [high five-ing myself]

Saturday, November 24, 2012

my first and last one direction post (probably)

last night, my sister jamie, my mom and i played "snog, date, dump, marry, brother" with the 1D boys,
 and i said i would marry niall.
jamie wasn't quite ok with me saying that, and assured me that niall was all hers and i better keep my distance.

she may have a fit, but i just want to immortalize this moment:

i have it written in digital ink. "jamie wants to share niall with me."
looks like he isn't all yours anymore, james!

she meant to just share this photo with me.
and i may or may not have spit some water out when i saw it.
uh oh.

for the record, i would snog harry, date liam, dump louis, marry niall, and want zayn as my brother. let it be known.

Friday, November 23, 2012

what's up

margot and richie live in my planner now.

this was in my room when i came home for thanksgiving. love my mama.

this happened. 5 girls = 100 fingers and toes painted.

spiky tongue.

doing homework like a boss on black friday.

Thursday, November 22, 2012


"We ought to give thanks for all fortune: if it is "good," because it is good, if "bad" because it works in us patience, humility, and hope." - c.s. lewis

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

i'm making a film

it's called "a bug's life of pi."

jake and amir would approve.

Monday, November 19, 2012


guess what. two more days till we break for american thanksgiving (as my canadian professor says).
i'm excited to sleep in a few times.
i'm working on a commercial today starting in a few hours, and i'll be home at 4am tomorrow.
which means i'll probably be a zombie on tuesdee.

p.s. - did you listen to bastille yet? you'll have a good mondee if you do, i promise.

Sunday, November 18, 2012


is a french word that means fortress.
and an awesome awesome band.

i'm obsessed with this song. i listened to every version possible on youtube today. this acoustic one is one of my favorite performances of it, but this normal one is stellar too. 
that lead singer has a pretty amazing voice. and amazing hair. ah.

if you like imagine dragons/killers/fleet foxes/beirut/etc, give bastille a listen.

Friday, November 16, 2012

and the decades disappear like sinking ships, but we persevere.

2 weeks until the killers. i googled a current setlist.
* = songs during which i will probably cry.

1. runaways*
2. the way it was***
3. smile like you mean it**
4. spaceman*
5. flesh and bone*
6. tranquilize*
7. heart of a girl*
8. bling*
9. miss atomic bomb*
10. human**
11. somebody told me*
12. here with me*
13. for reasons unknown*
14. from here on out*
15. a dustland fairytale**
16. read my mind***
17. mr. brightside***
18. all these things that i've done****
19. be still***
20. jenny was a friend of mine*
21. battle born**
22. when you were young***

and if for some reason bf plays "crossfire," i will die happy.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

holy crepe

we ate crepes at that cool place with the tree inside tonight for sister date.
it was just us two, and then like 8 tight bros. 
now i know where all the sweet chill dudes eat on guys' night out.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

class is cancelled

all my professors are giving up. 2 classes cancelled in a row:

in that case, excuse me while i watch every episode of how i met your mother, because it is awesome.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

bless my sweet parents

they are the best and i love them. 
(not just because they bought me christmas cadbury eggs and a lot of pizza today).

Monday, November 12, 2012

life galactic

i had this brill idea:

and then conan did it behind my back three days later:



Sunday, November 11, 2012

top 5 today

i don't talk about celebrity crushes often enough on here, do i? (HAHAHA).
whatever. these are my top 5 today*:

5. paul rudd

4. brett mckenzie

3. brandon flowers

2. ben affleck

1. john krasinski

i'm thinking about john krasinski because i accidentally watched this and this on youtube today. ahhhhh he is something.

that's all. who are your top 5 today?

*because these top 5 change almost daily

edit: i would also like to add michael fassbender to that list somewhere. we'll make it top 6. kthanks.