December 16th, 2015 @ 10:07 am
sometimes you just get pushed to a point… so i’ve lawyered up, and it feels so good.
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December 16th, 2015 @ 10:07 am
sometimes you just get pushed to a point… so i’ve lawyered up, and it feels so good.
October 20th, 2015 @ 2:17 pm
welp… i’m calling it quits here at this domain. as much as i hate completely uprooting/moving things, i also like taking a break sometimes and a change of pace. i’ve had knifeparty since july of 2011, she’s had a good run.
i’ve been dealing with a nutcase that’s been following me online for years. like, since myspace and early twitter days (i even have screen shots from 2010/2011 to prove it, sucka). i have recently and unfortunately had to make most of my social media accounts private, because of it. i don’t like being out of control in situations, and i can’t seem to keep her off of my website. since ms. psychopants unfortunately still exists, and refuses to just leave me be, this is my only option. her eyes are all over my life, and that makes my skin crawl (you disgust me, you pig).
it sucks that someone has “power” over me (not really), but i want the option to have all of my life out of her view, moving forward.
i’ll still be posting general/non-personal stuff @ jaejess.com, but if you want to keep in touch with me, and see where i’m maybe off to next (sans “stujessica”/jessica leigh on any of it, so i won’t be searchable), contact me.
October 19th, 2015 @ 4:42 pm
oh dear god, i need to park my fat italian ass in one of these so badly…
October 19th, 2015 @ 12:35 pm
ayeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, exactly what i’ve been waiting for. a good single to finally emerge from gwen’s heart/head.
i hate to be that cliché no doubt fan and compare, but this isn’t as powerful as “don’t speak”. that’s what the NxD/gwen world was waiting for…
anyways, i don’t know why she chose the word “special” to describe this song, when clearly it’s about splitting with gavin. of course, the tone of the song seems to be her complaining about him not meeting up to her expectations, like it’s all his fault. that annoys me, because she chose to stay with this moron for as long as she did. i’ve said it before, but she’s been complaining about him and writing about red flags since “return of saturn”. why doesn’t she take any responsibility or blame for the situation? i think it’s just a general thing that drives me crazy about some women, i don’t want to gwen-bash. women seem to live in this la la land where love needs to be worked on SO HARD, and then when it doesn’t work out, they blame the guys.
i’m not saying that guys aren’t party of the problem in every bad relationship, but a lot of women put up with bullshit just to keep a dude because: love and soulmates.
FOH… if you see those red flags, you tackle them or move on. people rarely change. life is too short to put up with shitheads and prolong pointless relationships. i steered clear of many a jerk because i wouldn’t put up with any crap. if you mistreat me, you better belieeeeeeeeeeve i’m gone. i wasted years on people that weren’t right for me, that i had “faith” in… at the end of the day, it worked out for me in the long run.
everything happens for a reason, every breakup is a lesson. sometimes people just aren’t meant to be. hopefully you don’t drag it out to the the point of turning into enemies, and both make it out alive, mature, and on speaking terms. there’s no need to point fingers like a baby… there are two people in a relationship. so personally, i just don’t understand how anyone can date someone for more than 2+ years, and just completely cut them out of their lives. you were best friends for years, that makes no sense to me. just work it out.
i now only have ONE ex that won’t talk to me. it’s rough when you have that bad karma lingering for no reason… it’s a good feeling when you come to good terms with exes and friends, whether you remain friends or not. for me, it’s like little gray clouds that hang over my head. no matter how big or small, they’re still there, and it sucks.
sometimes it takes a few months, sometimes it takes 10 years… but at least it happens.
October 16th, 2015 @ 4:55 pm
apparently, the theme for my halloween decor this year is OVERSIZED.
i’ll post some pictures when the house is finished… last week i was stuck on the couch with bronchitis and decorating just wasn’t in the cards.
October 16th, 2015 @ 2:16 pm
i feel beyond fortunate to have lived through NYC in the 80’s and 90’s. i got to experience pre-transplant/hipster times that they long for, and think that they have. they don’t, and they won’t… not ever.
see, there are things that have happened since i was born that were raw and early that can no longer exist. simple things like small shops in the village that had character, graffiti on the trains, the “don’t walk/walk” signs (apparently non-english ppl can’t read, so they switched them out), phonebooths, cool music venues, paper transfers, tokens, lower population – when we had room to breathe, affordable rent. i know there was crime, and tons of pollution, and gross sex stuff going on in times sq. – but the good outweighed the bad for us.
of course people have always landed here, i’m not saying as a native of NYC being born in the 80’s, that i’m anything special… but this used to be a place people could come and actually live here. it wasn’t a fad. these youthful, bearded idiots from other states have filled up the boroughs so badly, that there’s no room for that, or growth anymore.
back in the early 90’s, my mother was making the salary that i make today. salaries haven’t differed or gone up all that much… our rents (we usually lived in apartments) were ~$750 per month for a 2 BR in suburban queens. now… 2 BR’s start at $2-24000 per month. sure, i also blame the landlords, but i also blame the morons that pile 2/3 people in those 2 BR’s and hike up the rents.
anyways, i’m veering off from the point of this post (i’m sorry, i get transplant-rage).
i was looking for spots in queens recently, that could potentially hold a holiday pop-up shop for a collective of crafters. i landed on a cute boutique in astoria, queens that had a little garden and it was really quaint, you know? so i bookmarked it in my brain, and i followed the owner on twitter and instagram (who never followed back, eyeroll). after a while, i started seeing her posting stuff re: queens pride. kitschy sports banners, tote bags, t-shirts, etc. and at first, i was like “COOL!”, because i love anything queens related… but then i realized after then only seeing “ASTORIA • QUEENS” pride, that there was a problem.
astoria, queens growing up equated to the following…
1. greek stuff
2. coffee shops and bakeries
3. diners (usually owned by greeks)
4. steinway street shops
5. astoria park
like any other spot in queens, you probably went there for something specific (ie: corona: ices and good spanish food, or jackson heights for great indian food). astoria was never “a thing”. sure, the people that grew up there had astoria “pride”, but no one shouted it from the rooftops like it was some sort of novelty item. that’s the trouble with these transplants… they seem to think we lack some type of neighborhood pride or community. they want to celebrate where they landed, thinking it’s the coolest place on the planet. BUT… it’s. just. queens.
when they’re at home in like, norwoodville, iowa, do they have the same pride? are there sports banners and t-shirts and tote bags celebrating their neighborhood? errrrm. probably not.
anyways, back to the little shop that i found…
i started seeing this “ASTORIA QUEENS” pride merch, but no other queens ‘hoods. of course my native spidey senses were tingling, and i was outraged that i was potentially and initially duped by a transplant. upon further googling (and i had to dig pretty deep since homegirl never really openly admits her origins, and has “been an “ASTORIAN” (lol) for over a decade), i found out she was from the midwest, just as i figured.
they stick out like sore thumbs… they’re so fucking lame.
i don’t even know what they get from this city anymore, since it doesn’t even feel how it used to. they’ll never know what it felt like, so i guess whatever this shitty city has turned into is good enough for them, and that’s sad. it’s bland, it’s too much money, it’s too crowded.
GO LOVE YOUR OWN CITY, ASSHOLES.
October 16th, 2015 @ 11:57 am
here’s another picture that i took in south pasadena the other day. this is the opening scene in haddonfield, from halloween 1. i could have done better, but this is what i did from memory (not awful). it’s actually really hard to see the house in the top picture in real life, because it’s now covered by trees. i sat on the corner for a hot minute trying to make sure i was even hitting the correct angle. a lot of the houses look the same. also: it has been 37 years since the movie was filmed, so the trees have flourished, lol.
at the other locations (ie: the street with the “hey jerk, speed kills”), the trees are actually still standing in the same shape. the same ivy is covering the trees as well.
October 16th, 2015 @ 11:00 am
i’m a complicated bird… i’m all over the place in interests. i rarely post about sports, bc i feel like people are 50/50 on giving a shit about them. i am on cloud nine today, so i just wanted to post about how proud i am of these mets (and yet worried).
we won the NLDS against the dodgers last night. the last time the mets made it to the NLCS was in 2006, where we blew it against the cards. this devastated me so badly that i stopped watching baseball altogether for a few years. that’s why/how i started watching hockey again. year after year, the heartbreak was adding up, and getting way too hard to deal with…
October 15th, 2015 @ 2:05 pm
why the hell did i throw out all of my old platform vans?!?!?! i want a pair so badly… this is all i ever wore in high school (aside from shelltops) :((((
October 14th, 2015 @ 2:53 pm
lurking people you shouldn’t be lurking (me)?
lying to your friends about it?
being boring, lazy and generally frumpy looking?
i wonder what it is about me that you crave or envy so much… it’s too weird.
shoooo, fatty, shooo!
i can seeeeeeeeeeeee youuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu.
October 14th, 2015 @ 1:31 pm
steven and i went to anaheim for the duck’s home opener this monday, and also went back to visit the hedge! :) ’tis the season!
i also never got to see the location of the walk the girls took home from haddonfield high, back to their houses… so i ended up on that block as well (the “speed kills” scene‘s street). none of the locations were decorated for halloween yet, which was a bummer… but when i arrived back at the strode house, there was a real pumpkin there this time! i really want to get to the damn hospital from 2 (which apparently doesn’t even look like it anymore, and is on private VA hospital property)… grr!
October 2nd, 2015 @ 11:32 am
upon shopping around for all hallows eve, i’ve realized that (as with most things i actually purchase) i am picky as fuck when it comes time to spooky decor, especially skeletons and skulls.
target, pyrex, pier 1 and spirit halloween focused on, and put out all of this bullshit sugar skull/dia de los muertos stuff this year. i don’t know why, but i have a hatred of it when it’s not authentic… i also keep finding (and cringing at) anything that says “drink up witches”, things that say “fright night/oct 31.” on it (wtf?), and anything with skulls with crossbones. i don’t relate skulls/crossbones to halloween at all, and find them extremely lame to begin with. they just remind me of pirates, and i never understood the fascination people had with pirates (especially in the mid 2000’s – it was like a thing).
skull and crossbones are only acceptable when they’re on poison bottles, or the crutches version logo for jackass.
back to the matter at hand… target is the worst offender this year. so much of their stuff is coloured to dia de los muertos colorways, and that’s not very halloweenie! target also has skulls covered in spikes and studs (UH… WHUT)?, ugly skulls with TINY jaws and large heads (example 1, example 2), this bowl that just made no sense, bc you can’t see both hands at once, and most of the candles were just fug.
i miss target halloween decor circa 2002/2003… thankfully i still have a lot of it. including my two 3′ tall plaster candy dish dudes (their heads are where you put the candy ♥ …as shown below).
i’m still on the prowl, though. there is hope yet… i haven’t hit every store
lauren and i are decorating the apartment tomorrow, after the mets game (if it doesn’t get rained out). i shall def instagram.
September 29th, 2015 @ 4:51 pm
almost 20 years later, and still one of my favorites… ever. ♥
September 29th, 2015 @ 11:19 am
lmao, it escapes the mind and then the universe throws it back at me… at least this one made me giggle.
September 28th, 2015 @ 9:13 pm
october is one day away… squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!
hockey, falling leaves, warm lattes, horror movie marathons, long strolls, SWEATER WEATHER, pumpkins, acorns, halloween lights, rides upstate, crunchy leaves, scarves & gloves, winter hats, hockey jerseys, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh!
::: it’s the most wonderful tiiiiiiiiiiiiiiime of the yeeeeeeeeeeeeear :::
September 27th, 2015 @ 11:13 pm
my neighbor’s dog has no chill… he had a messy poop and homedude in my building was trying to catch it in a bag… and didn’t do a very good job of it…
i’m sure that’s not normal dog owner behavior, but still, the idea of having to pick up warm/fresh poo… fuckkkkkkk outta hea.
dogs remind me of small children. stinky, noisy, needy and constantly pooping. i don’t want to have any responsibility for anyone’s fresh poop, but my own.
i’m completely happy with oscy just going in his litter box, doing his thing, and covering it. i don’t smell it, i get rid of it before it’s a smell issue, it’s covered in litter so it’s not fresh or creepy… i don’t have to take him out in bad weather, i don’t have to walk him around, or battle with him to go, it’s great.
also: he barely makes noise, he doesn’t chew up belongings, he rarely farts, he doesn’t drool, he doesn’t jump on me… it’s great.
i don’t think i’ll ever be a dog person.
or a kid person.
i love how independent cats are… smart cookies!
September 24th, 2015 @ 12:09 pm
i need to make a list of *GOOD* horror movies… my friend and i decided that next month, we’ll be watching at least one movie a week in the spirit of autumn and halloween (and getting our friendship back on track). cold beers and spooky decorating is also on the agenda! as i said yesterday, i’ve been holding back so hard.
i have all year round horror posters on my bedroom walls and horror/halloween decor all over the place, though… so i always have my horror fix. i’ve got night of the living dead, several halloween posters, army of darkness (left), IT, misfits stuff, etc. – it’s funny, once i start decorating the living room, i start pulling stuff out of my room and it makes me all antsy that it’s not in there…
anyways, we were chatting about it and we both agreed that netflix’s horror section has been LE SUCKO lately. i’ve been trying to remember all of the old ones that i used to watch all the time, from when i worked at the video store (#RIP west coast video). like horrible, cheesy 80’s horror flicks. i don’t remember a lot of the names, but i do remember the cover boxes.
also: can we just talk about how when i worked at a video store and our favorites section held VHS tapes? lol (i’m so oldddddddd). i thought i had more horror in it, but i guess i was wrong. although, between my ex and i (below), we covered the good horror bases… i was just trying to remember what movies i had in mine, which apparently weren’t a lot of horror. i had the shining over a clockwork orange for kubrick on my favorites shelf, and then i remembered that my friend frank took that one. i remember battling my manager for “elizabeth” (with cate blanchette). we all had really similar tastes. i also think i wanted pet semetary, but my ex took it.
so far, on the list, we have… tales from the crypt (the tv series, i have the dvd’s), body bags, creepshow, the halloween series is a given (DUH), the paranormal activity series, hellraiser(s), the entity, and the evil dead movies are definitely in the queue. neeeeeeeed moarrrrrrrrrrrr!
September 24th, 2015 @ 10:55 am
whoever created this image above is a basic millennial bitch… i will never refer to what i listen to in the genre of electronic music as EDM… ever. to me, “EDM” is a corny 2010’s bullshit term that bro-y club kids came up with. they aren’t the actual rave community, they don’t go to those parties, they have no idea how to even dance to that type of music…. they’re just corny electric zoo poser kids.
when i was a raver, i didn’t listen to EVERYTHING in that lefthand column. i still don’t comprehend how people like jungle or drum & bass (sure, i’ve liked a song here and there, but the majority of it all sounds the same to me) or enjoy dancing to it all night long… it’s so boring. i still listen to a lot of it, though. hardcore was my shit when i was a raver – why is gabber not on that list but tropical house, glitch hop, neuro hop and uplifting trance are? wtf… what even are those? just fuck this entire image, lol.
i don’t know why i’m entertaining this… this is just stupid. fuck whoever made this. you haz outraged me.
September 23rd, 2015 @ 4:13 pm
so recently, i thought to buy a pair of these jammies… i haven’t purchased a new pair of navy or black ones sinceeeeeeee…. 2005(ish)? they were my raver jams back in the day. they’re super comfy and match with everything and are appropriately named (*classic!*)… but was confused as to their current cost.
i used to buy these at modell’s for $20 because nobody wore/wanted them… i just found them on the reebok website for nearly $60. are they back in style or something?
September 23rd, 2015 @ 12:42 pm
i’m the self-proclaimed birthday grinch… i could give two shits that it’s my birthday. i don’t really try to make plans unless it’s a milestone, i don’t want any cake, i don’t do that thirsty shit where i post about it online… i’d rather avoid it altogether. i hate getting older.
i will ALWAYS make plans to go to shows around my birthday, and this year was a doozy! the adicts came around again and played on thursday, and rancid played on friday.
the adicts played after bands i had no interest in seeing (psycho/rockabilly bullshit). they didn’t go on until 11PM – which didn’t agree with me and sceave’s old people bodies (lol). i was also fighting some sort of sinus/cold thing for 2 days, so i was so fucking tired by the time we were done with the show.
rancid on the other hand, i knew i’d need to be 100% for. every time we see them, it’s a mosh fit fucking workout…
i went to h2o/rancid with an old friend (pun intended), and danced my ass off so hard that i couldn’t function muscle wise for 4 days… i’m also covered in tons of small, random bruises. i actually ended up also seeing the great houdini at the show, and ended up dancing with/alongside him most of the night. i love bumping into people at these shows that i usually don’t get to see… when rancid took the stage, i ran right into the crowd so we weren’t stuck on the outside. i instantly found my friends john and joe right away… i ended up singing right into john’s face before i even realized it was him. we were both like wtf, lol? there was un pit shift and they were both gone. missy was also with me and she didn’t want to go in the circle. she stayed on the rim and i’d come back and forth, but i really just wanted to be in that circle dancing. it’s such a good workout. rancid always has the best crowds. almost no douches, fun pits, and everyone is also scream-singing their hearts out. i dread the day that i’m too old for shows/pits. :( i live for those nights/vibes.
i keep having to go to shows at terminal 5, and it’s such a pain in the balls to get to. i really miss roseland :( that’s where i’d seen rancid before that for years… now this is their new spot. it accommodates the large crowd that they bring in, so i guess they’re sticking with it.
September 23rd, 2015 @ 11:34 am
that shithole of a season, summer, is finally gone! in the excitement of it all, i treated myself (and my seester) to a new mikey/halloween scarf! i almost bought the sweater, but then reminded myself that i fucking hate regular sweaters… also: it was $85 – FUCKKK outta here. although $40 is kind of pricey for a scarf, it’s also something i’ll wear A LOT during the winter, and the quality/length is awesome (giggity)… most definitely worth it.
also upon us: HOCKEY SEASON.
i made steve hang these sweet little floating shelves for our small/random hockey shit. i figured it all being near the little sign that i made was pretty appropriate. it’s also the thin space between windows, so it filled it perfectly. our lil living room is getting cuter and cuter by the day (and cluttered – need more bookshelves!).
i’m dying to get the halloween stuff up in the apartment, but i want to wait until october 1st. it’s still hot out there, and doesn’t truly feel like fall just yet anyway.
this season makes me feel so refreshed and happy. new wonderful things have been aligning at the same time, which is wonderful *thank you, universe!*. >:) old friends keep popping up, creativity has been flowing, strolling around aimlessly for hours in cool autumn weather is upon us, hoodies, road trips, warm lattes, cold beer with warm pretzels, hockey, ahhhhh! i love love love it! i only wish that it lasted as long as our miserable NYC winters do…
halloween 1978 scarf: [buy it here]
September 15th, 2015 @ 3:54 pm
i’ve been toying with the idea of a new york rangers tattoo for quite some time now… i never know what to get, though. i definitely would want it integrated with autumn, whatever i decide on. i’ve toyed with the idea of autumn leaves in the shape of a laurel wreath, traditional style, liberty logo, something with MSG (outside or the ceiling), something with a “30” incorporated… i don’t want the shield because it’s got too much white in it, no one ever gets the blue correct, and i hate negative space in tattoos. what it always boils down to is the liberty logo or generally the statue of liberty (wearing a jersey?).
i started re-watching daria again last week, and at the end of every episode there are alter egos to the left of the running credits. lo and behold, jane as the statue of liberty popped up, and an idea was born (left). it might need some tweaking (and the addition of daria), but it’s a start.
and speaking of daria fandom, can we just talk about my SWEET photoshop skills circa 1997…
September 1st, 2015 @ 5:23 pm
a couple of weeks ago, steve and i were in washington and alaska… he was out there in seattle for work, and i joined him for the few days after he was finished. while we were out there, i wanted to check out some of the twin peaks filming locations. they weren’t too far away from seattle, just a bit east. where we visited was also in a large loop, so we hit the few spots and then went back on the highway to the city. here are the pics
the first stop was the (snoqualmie) falls and the great northern… there were a billion people up on the balcony, so i couldn’t get a shot without complete strangers in it
i also didn’t get a shot in the hotel or anything, it seemed too busy and i felt weird, lol.
then we hit the twin peaks sheriff’s dept (which is now a private race track/school). the mill is across the way from there, and that’s where the drivers race their cars. when we pulled up, the groundskeeper already knew what we were doing there, and said we could go inside. there was a girl working the desk, but i didn’t say anything about being lucy, lol. she called us twin peakers and told us that we could look around, so we did – the wood on the walls was still in tact. super cool to see… also: i totally peed there. that’s mainly why i wanted to go in.
next up was the “welcome to twin peaks” sign (the painted one on the right is actually on the back wall of the cafe, FYI)
and last but not least, the double R diner (twede’s cafe in north bend, WA). steve got a stomach ache from eating there – and no, we didn’t have the cherry pie OR the coffee. also: the inside looks NOTHING like the show. apparently there was a fire there years ago. i can’t remember offhand if they actually shot the show there or not, though. maybe it was a set.
where laura was found was really far away from there, and a lot of other scenes were shot in california, not WA.
either way, i was ecstatic!
August 26th, 2015 @ 10:50 am
i was at the airport, trying desperately to read the monitors to see which gate i had to go to for my flight to go see steve, who was on the road for work… a family of 4 large tourists walked directly in front of me. they were like 8 feet tall, and i was yelling at them to move. the daughter, who was in her 20’s, turned around and told me she didn’t have to get out of my way. i called her a cunt and walked to the left to look at another monitor, but it kept glitching and i couldn’t find my flight information. i have no idea what airport it even was. it looked like the area that penn station has their NJ transit trains waiting rooms… like warm, yellow, marble walls. i had gone down a corridor that was quiet and some guy picked up a small group of us, and took us away from the airport. it was almost as if we had landed, and he was chauffeuring us to our accommodations.
we ended up being in a south american country, i have no idea which one. dirt/sand(?) was all over the floor, and there were small buildings with open store fronts and many alleyways. i ended up being on a kids toy. it was a sit-down car thing, but you had to pedal with your feet. he was moving us around in a group this way – we were all on them. it was adult size though.
i was coming up on an alley to my right, and i looked down the alley and saw a HUGE, dusty lioness staring at me. i remember initially it looked stuffed, like it was done by a taxidermist (hence the dust), but then i saw it move and the group leader started screaming to “GO GO GO!”.
i was peddling as fast as i could and i went into a restaurant, and a manager was yelling at everyone bc there was blood on the floor. he was screaming that the lions could smell it and that they were crazy, and needed to clean it up. the lioness was on my tail, but i was still somehow getting away on the toy. i remember going through multiple alleys to try to lose it, and kept thinking that it could smell my trail anyway. i figured i was doomed.
i ended up at the group leaders “house”, which was 3 or 4 floors and was a beat up residential building. i got in and his wife was situating me. she told me to go upstairs, that my apartment was ready. there were cabinets filled with hundreds of coffee beans in bags. i went to the front of my apartment and there was a room the size of a bathtub, and it was indeed a bathtub/shower. the windows were floor to ceiling so everyone could see me… there were curtains from the middle and top so i drew them and took a shower. i remember leaving, but i don’t know where i went.
August 4th, 2015 @ 10:20 am
NOT THAT IT’S ANY OF MY BUSINESS (other than they’re in the public eye, and i’m a big fan of the both of them), but aside from creating beautiful children, what a complete waste of time. she has whined about that man since the year 2000.
i told you so… and i guess i was correct.
i keep reading online from other fans that they’re “shocked” and “true love doesn’t exist”, etc. – and i’m just like… really people? have you not been listening to her music about him for the last 15 years? pull your heads out of your asses!
every night, i will now say a little prayer that tony kanal will be getting divorced soon as well (jk, but not really, but jk – he’s got kids now…), and they get back together. that way, all will be right in the universe.
PS: only amazing music will come from this. i am beyond ecstatic about that, even though i’m sad for her pain.
hopefully next time, she won’t make the same mistakes that she did with him. less patience, more confidence.
July 1st, 2015 @ 4:12 pm
FFFUUUUU GOOGLE, I DID IT MYSELF!!!1
so two years ago, i posted about this seemingly lost WPIX indiana jones promo (please go read the post, so that i don’t have to write about it again, lol #lazyblogger). i was stumping google so hard, but i found a few people also inquiring about it… so i wrote to them about it as well. nothing ever turned up, so i emailed WPIX directly last november as a last resort.
it’s almost as if it didn’t exist… UNTIL TODAY.
i got an email in my inbox from one of their reps earlier that lead me straight to it!
sooooooooooo, if for some reason you too were looking for the WPIX “Raiders of the Lost Ark” movie promo… here ya go (a blurb from my email is even in there)!!!1
P.S. sorry i haven’t posted in like, 5 months… i post randomly @ jaejess.com, so check there if you’d like to read my thoughts, and i’m lacking here.
February 25th, 2015 @ 3:25 pm
yesterday, i tweeted the following:
“mobile sucks the fun out of web design. as convenient as it may be, you can’t make cute layouts in mobile. fuck you, mobile.”
“i’ve been doing this for 18 years. imagine a full canvas painter being forced to create/squeeze artwork on a post-it note… sads.”
i am one of those people that loathe change. not only do i loathe change, i can’t stand when people try to fix something that isn’t broken.
when i started doing graphic and web design and web development back in the mid/late 90’s, things were different. exciting, even. i had a personal website (as many others in our little web community that i came across over the years), and every couple or few weeks, i’d switch up the layout. to us, back then, this was challenging and fun. our creative minds would reflect our interests and hobbies, while showing off our photoshop skills. for myself, i came from the world of mario paint. i would make the most complex pictures with that video game. then i begged my mother for a computer. then i discovered paint, and later on, my first boyfriend introduced me to photoshop. it was a fun snowball. once i discovered the layers in photoshop, my life was complete.
coming from the design/dev world of the late 90’s into the 2000’s, i knew the horrible pains of having to deal with early cross-browser bullshit, and the horror of dealing with several different resolution sizes. i started designing in the days where AOL was your go-to browser. YUP, i’ve put in my damn time.
once monitors started going flat, that meant wide. that meant that everything us designers wanted to do – wide scale layouts – could finally be a reality!
…until mobile browsing soon came along.
i don’t really want to get into the debate about mobile dev/browsing. i will say, however, that i’m (obviously) definitely not a fan of it. even though this article is from 2012, it still has completely relative points that i relate to, so i’ll let tom handle it.
my biggest beef has to do with the tweets aforementioned in this post. although i’ve been doing a lot of the header/nav/content/sidebar/footer layouts in the last few years, i still LOVE layouts that are absolutely positioned/fixed/totally creative and OUT THERE. creative, fun, out-of-the-box and different. take a look at how i used to design… it was so much fun, and the possibilities were endless.
granted, i could still pull off a bunch of those types of layouts, you can’t view a lot of them properly, on a phone browser! in fact, i don’t even know if you can scroll iframes in a mobile browser, lol.
i don’t browse mobile websites. i only use safari on my iphone for googling quick info, and browsing shops online that i screenshot of, and check on desktop later. mobile versions of websites are awful, a lot of the time they lack information or navigation. on responsive websites, you completely lose elements of the website. and for what? to read text larger? people, all you have to do is double tap and it zooms in… just sayin.
February 25th, 2015 @ 11:12 am
i haven’t posted with an update about the deodorant > primal pit paste switch since november – i wanted to be fair with the timing. for a lot of people, their pits have to detox, and i wanted to make sure i gave it adequate time to see if i would or not, and the outcome afterwards with some time.
i didn’t go through detox *WOO!*, butttttttt i did feel the effects of high ph balance of baking soda. i would get SUPER itchy (SOMETIMES) after applying it, and my skin would get red and would have a burning sensation if i applied it directly after shaving (lesson learned). i started shaving my pits at night (that’s usually when i shower anyhow) and waiting to apply in the morning, which i thought was plenty of time. apparently, that is not the case – but it’s not all of the time, but i wasn’t in the mood to deal with finicky a product. i didn’t realize i could get a lighter version of the primal pit paste that i was using, and i hated the red discoloration of my skin, so i switched over to EO organic deodorant.
EO doesn’t have baking soda, which was good for me – but it’s a spray vs. something you rub on. it’s oil based, and i find it’s irritating to have wet pits that you have to wait to dry (so it doesn’t get on your clothing). i also hate that you have to reapply later in the day. i’m a stinker vs. a sweater, so i definitely have to (and do not want to). i didn’t have to deal with that, with primal pit paste AT ALL.
the EO smell isn’t horrible, but it just reminds me too much of my lavender dr. bronner’s soap, which i ditched over a year ago. no offense to anyone into that natural/organic/oil/hemp/etc. smell, but i was sick of smelling like a hippie, so there’s also that.
i purchased a lil tub of the light lavender vanilla PPP, and i’m hoping for the best. i really want to go back to PPP without dealing with the irritated/red aspect of things.
i really don’t want to be THAT GIRL pushing products, but seriously – it’s good stuff. i never want to go back to regular deodorant! if you’re thinking of switching, click here (A – you’ll get 15% off and B – i’ll get reward points, woo!). i started out with the smaller/sample jar and it lasted me 2/3 months, so you should totally go with that, just to see if you like it.
February 9th, 2015 @ 11:26 am
although i find the competition sort of driving/amusing and somewhat inspiring, there comes a point in time where it’s just… draining.
February 5th, 2015 @ 12:45 pm
as soon as i started making dreamcatcher earrings about a month back, i had to start packing up my apartment to move. now all of my supplies are packed and i can’t wait to get them all out and take over the lobe-filled world!!! spring and summer are coming, so i’ve been working with super colourful and fun hues.
here are the last few pairs that i had made…
i also always have new rings in the works… these bad boys are my new favorites (below).