Monday, July 22, 2013

peace out

well, it's really happening. i'm leaving on my mission this week.
i'm real excited and real nervous.

if any of you want to tell me something, you are welcome to:

i haven't decided whether or not i'll have my mama post my weekly emails here on my blog, or if i'll start a mission blog. it's most likely a no. so if you would like to be put on the list that receives my emails and pictures, send me your email address! jesster15 @ gmail . com

thank you for reading my blog, and for writing wonderful blogs yourselves. having a little piece of the www is so great, and i love you all f'real.

i know the church of jesus christ of latter-day saints is true, and i am so happy i get this chance to serve the lord for 18 months. see you guys in january 2015!

still fat. still happy.

the week of good food and fun continues.
also, looking like royal baby will be here before i ship out.
thank you kate, thank you universe.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

so fat. so happy.

my last week as a not-missionary has been such a good one so far.

first of all:

it's been a FOOD week. I don't know why but I just keep eating so much great stuff. pastrami burgers, costco gelato, and not pictured: the best pizza, vietnamese food, fish and chips, chick fil a, and all the ice cream and shakes. these people are spoiling me.

secondly: watching the craziest lightning storm from the capitol, hot springs, movie-watching, and reminiscing. all with sam. i'm sure it's the fact that i'm leaving so soon, but these last days we have spent together have been some of the sweetest.

Monday, July 15, 2013

i'm going to miss my little assistant editor...

and editing for that matter.

i could go on a rant about how fcp is most likely going to be obsolete by the time i get home and how it's a tragedy for someone who has used it every single day for years. but i won't. i will learn to love you, avid.

nerd talk, over.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

last week.. last vacation

i spent all of last week rollin with my homies at lake powell. just keepin it real. it was the bomb.

(the phrases that we said the most on the trip? "rollin with my homies" "keepin it real" and "it's the bomb" a la clueless).

Saturday, July 13, 2013

i'm sort of just depressing myself...

... because i keep looking up movies that come out post-july 24th.
like this one!!!!!

i just recently watched mary poppins again after i hadn't seen it for probably 10 years
and the domestic part of the story really struck me this time.
it's not just about a magic nanny and chimney sweeps.

and then a couple days later i find out saving mr banks is coming now and i'm like well yeah!
i think it looks super.

and the good news is it will still be here for me to watch in 18 months.

Friday, July 12, 2013

ads ads i love ads

i like this one.

Monday, July 8, 2013

england = love

sometimes i convince myself that i'm british, and then am very proud of it.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

the weekend

we went to st. george for the weekend to enjoy some red rocks, watch some theatre and fireworks, and swim a lot. oh, and eat frozen custard aka YUM.

and it's off to lake powell tomorrow morning. my parents are trying to squeeze in as many trips as possible before i leave on my mission, i think. i'm not complaining.

Friday, July 5, 2013

time, truth, hearts

i lost my heart-shaped hole punch when i moved home from the white house.
did that stop me from making confetti?! no.
if you need handmade confetti, i'm your girl.
i charge $1000/hour.

and here's what i'm listening to:

good as new - vacationer
when they fight they fight - generationals
from nowhere - dan croll
punching in a dream - the naked and famous
don't bring me down - e.l.o.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of JOO-ly

i'm wearing america today, and i'm about to go watch some barbecue and eat some fireworks!
you read that right.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

gatsby spoilerzz

this is a sweet montage of video effects for the great gatsby.
the vfx were seriously so great. that takes so much talent from the vfx team,
as well as a TON of vision for the director, dp, and production designer.
filmmaking for the win!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

fish food

i never had pets as a kid.
i was that weird kid in your class who, when it came time to talk about your pets, didn't have any.

i loved coloring when i was a kid. colored pencils were my favorite.
you know those little shavings that curl off of a colored pencil when you sharpen it by hand?
i used to pretend those were fish food.
and i would sprinkle them in my garbage can, which was my pseudo-fishbowl.
my parents probably liked that because imaginary pets can only make imaginary messes.

i sharpened a colored pencil by hand today and that all came back to me.
i sprinkled the shavings into my garbage can for my imaginary fish to eat.
they were happy. they hadn't eaten in a while.

i took a ridiculous amount of pictures in paris.

this is my favorite place.

wish i made this

this is wonderful.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

things in my brain

paris is freaking magical you guys.

-- i just got home from fish lake, which was the bomb.
-- i miss europe.
-- but i love america too.
-- arrested development.
-- i'm leaving on my mission in a month + 2 days.
-- i'm also dating a boy named sam and he is really great, which makes the previous thing a little more difficult than it was a few months ago.

life is crazy and wonderful and embarrassing and scary and hard.
pray a lot. watch this video and laugh a lot. eat m&ms a lot. watch woody allen movies a lot.

Thursday, June 20, 2013

vampire weekend


Wednesday, June 19, 2013