jesso: (Hovering Sombrero)
LIST:
- Yesterday I shot video of myself, learned how to edit video, then signed up for myspace in order to submit said video to a contest to meet Muse. THE THINGS I DO FOR THIS BAND.

- I like the new Doctor. It will take me some time to get used to him, I think, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love him. I already love Amy. Girl's got her sassypants on.

- Despite how much I hate the allergy part of it, Spring is really a pretty season. I always forget how much I like the sight of new green grass blowing in the breeze before they cut it. In traffic on the highway today, I got to watch the tall grass on the sides of the highway and it was nice. Bright green grass and bright green trees and pretty blue skies. So pretty. If only I could live in a bubble for the season, it'd be great.

- Have I mentioned that I've got a third cat here? I'm keeping [livejournal.com profile] feigned_living's cat Janet while she looks for an apartment. Janet is both sweet & adorable AND rotten & evil. One minute she'll be purring on my lap, the next she'll be tearing after Hawking wanting to "play". The cat drama in the apartment is epic. Hawking and Janet are almost friends, though- today they were chasing each other around without any growling! For about 10 minutes! I was shocked. Tesla is still standoffish, though.

- Actually, Tesla is amazing. When Janet started harassing Hawking more than Hawking liked, Tesla totally slapped Janet on the top of the head to get her to leave Hawking alone. I kiiiiiind of wanted to give her a high five, except she's a cat. She's been really protective of Hawking, and it's really sweet. Tesla is such a momma cat, even without her claws. But I made the appropriate "hey I do not like fighting" noises, because that's the thing to do.

- There was a notice on my car this morning from the Arlington Police Department. Apparently they came around and did a sort of inspection of cars, to check for things that would make a car a target for burglary, and then left "report cards". My car passed. I thought it was pretty cool that they would do something like that, just as a public service. I really do like the Arlington PD. Every time I've had to deal with them (due to Ben Garcia or Beatrice Sandovall's warrants) they've been super nice. I know cops can have a bad rap in some cities, but Arlington police have always been awesome in my experience.

- I used to talk to these guys online all the time, back in 2001-2004 or so, and now they are touring Europe. I am so happy for them. That is so cool. Also, it seems they've stuck with this band name for more than three seconds, which is a new record I think!

- Actually, I'm really proud of them, honestly. They have won an NME award and apparently Morrissey went to see their show. That is super awesome.

- I am babysitting 4 of the next 6 nights.

- I really want to scrape the stickers off the back window of my car, and get new ones.

- I've had the urge to do something ridiculous for a while now. I shall use some of my babysitting funds to do something ridiculous. I'm not sure what it will be yet, but it will be ridiculous, and also epic.

- Janet is currently chasing her tail. Enthusiastically.

- I'm sleepy, so I'm going to bed.
jesso: (Hovering Sombrero)
LIST:
- Yesterday I shot video of myself, learned how to edit video, then signed up for myspace in order to submit said video to a contest to meet Muse. THE THINGS I DO FOR THIS BAND.

- I like the new Doctor. It will take me some time to get used to him, I think, but I'm pretty sure I'm going to love him. I already love Amy. Girl's got her sassypants on.

- Despite how much I hate the allergy part of it, Spring is really a pretty season. I always forget how much I like the sight of new green grass blowing in the breeze before they cut it. In traffic on the highway today, I got to watch the tall grass on the sides of the highway and it was nice. Bright green grass and bright green trees and pretty blue skies. So pretty. If only I could live in a bubble for the season, it'd be great.

- Have I mentioned that I've got a third cat here? I'm keeping [livejournal.com profile] feigned_living's cat Janet while she looks for an apartment. Janet is both sweet & adorable AND rotten & evil. One minute she'll be purring on my lap, the next she'll be tearing after Hawking wanting to "play". The cat drama in the apartment is epic. Hawking and Janet are almost friends, though- today they were chasing each other around without any growling! For about 10 minutes! I was shocked. Tesla is still standoffish, though.

- Actually, Tesla is amazing. When Janet started harassing Hawking more than Hawking liked, Tesla totally slapped Janet on the top of the head to get her to leave Hawking alone. I kiiiiiind of wanted to give her a high five, except she's a cat. She's been really protective of Hawking, and it's really sweet. Tesla is such a momma cat, even without her claws. But I made the appropriate "hey I do not like fighting" noises, because that's the thing to do.

- There was a notice on my car this morning from the Arlington Police Department. Apparently they came around and did a sort of inspection of cars, to check for things that would make a car a target for burglary, and then left "report cards". My car passed. I thought it was pretty cool that they would do something like that, just as a public service. I really do like the Arlington PD. Every time I've had to deal with them (due to Ben Garcia or Beatrice Sandovall's warrants) they've been super nice. I know cops can have a bad rap in some cities, but Arlington police have always been awesome in my experience.

- I used to talk to these guys online all the time, back in 2001-2004 or so, and now they are touring Europe. I am so happy for them. That is so cool. Also, it seems they've stuck with this band name for more than three seconds, which is a new record I think!

- Actually, I'm really proud of them, honestly. They have won an NME award and apparently Morrissey went to see their show. That is super awesome.

- I am babysitting 4 of the next 6 nights.

- I really want to scrape the stickers off the back window of my car, and get new ones.

- I've had the urge to do something ridiculous for a while now. I shall use some of my babysitting funds to do something ridiculous. I'm not sure what it will be yet, but it will be ridiculous, and also epic.

- Janet is currently chasing her tail. Enthusiastically.

- I'm sleepy, so I'm going to bed.
jesso: (GLEE)
SO.

I downloaded the Wolfram Alpha iPhone app onto my iPod Touch, because they dropped the price from $50 to $2, and hooray portable nerdery! And I was playing with it, as you do, and typed in "next solar eclipse" as it suggested. Well, there's one this summer, on July 11, visible to the Southern Atlantic ocean. Then I typed in "Next solar eclipse after July 12".

Oh hey! May 20, 2012! That's 5 days after my birthday!

Oh heeeyyy! It's visible from the Western United States!

Oh hheeeeeyyyyyyy! The path travels over northern California, actually!

What I'm saying here is that May of 2012 will feature me traveling to northern California, visiting a town called Eureka, and then viewing an Annular Solar Eclipse with my very own (properly filtered) eyes.

There's lots of pretty National Forests around there, so I hope to also pay them some visits. I love forests. Whatever my final plan ends up being, it will include forest time, somewhere.

So yeah. I'm going to add this to one of the blank spots on my Mission 101 list.
jesso: (GLEE)
SO.

I downloaded the Wolfram Alpha iPhone app onto my iPod Touch, because they dropped the price from $50 to $2, and hooray portable nerdery! And I was playing with it, as you do, and typed in "next solar eclipse" as it suggested. Well, there's one this summer, on July 11, visible to the Southern Atlantic ocean. Then I typed in "Next solar eclipse after July 12".

Oh hey! May 20, 2012! That's 5 days after my birthday!

Oh heeeyyy! It's visible from the Western United States!

Oh hheeeeeyyyyyyy! The path travels over northern California, actually!

What I'm saying here is that May of 2012 will feature me traveling to northern California, visiting a town called Eureka, and then viewing an Annular Solar Eclipse with my very own (properly filtered) eyes.

There's lots of pretty National Forests around there, so I hope to also pay them some visits. I love forests. Whatever my final plan ends up being, it will include forest time, somewhere.

So yeah. I'm going to add this to one of the blank spots on my Mission 101 list.
jesso: (RTS - omgpanic)
The movers will be here in 7-9 hours, and I still have yet to pack most of my kitchen, or my computer, and I'm out of packing tape.

Also, I packed all of my clean clothes, with none for tomorrow.

I clearly win at planning.

New plan: get up early, go to store for more tape, come home and pack until the movers get here (why oh why did I opt for the 8am-10am slot?) and then, uh, move. And then move the cats. And then take a nap.

By the way, guys, this week has sucked. Tuesday night I could not fall asleep until about 3am, due to hormones. Wednesday I was craaaaaannnnnnnky due to hormones and a lack of sleep. Thursday I was sick as a dog and came home from work to sleep pretty much all day. Friday, today, my stomach is still a bit delicate and I woke up with a killer headache from sleeping with my head at the wrong angle. It's like it's my week to be picked on my the universe. But you know what? The universe can go jump off a cliff. I'm moving into an apartment where a guy comes around every night to take out my trash, and that is awesome.

(I'm really glad I like ginger ale, though)
jesso: (RTS - omgpanic)
The movers will be here in 7-9 hours, and I still have yet to pack most of my kitchen, or my computer, and I'm out of packing tape.

Also, I packed all of my clean clothes, with none for tomorrow.

I clearly win at planning.

New plan: get up early, go to store for more tape, come home and pack until the movers get here (why oh why did I opt for the 8am-10am slot?) and then, uh, move. And then move the cats. And then take a nap.

By the way, guys, this week has sucked. Tuesday night I could not fall asleep until about 3am, due to hormones. Wednesday I was craaaaaannnnnnnky due to hormones and a lack of sleep. Thursday I was sick as a dog and came home from work to sleep pretty much all day. Friday, today, my stomach is still a bit delicate and I woke up with a killer headache from sleeping with my head at the wrong angle. It's like it's my week to be picked on my the universe. But you know what? The universe can go jump off a cliff. I'm moving into an apartment where a guy comes around every night to take out my trash, and that is awesome.

(I'm really glad I like ginger ale, though)

Plans!

Nov. 11th, 2009 08:55 pm
jesso: (Default)
Friday, I am going to:
- SLEEP.
- Drive to a distributor to buy a case of Bawls
- Do laundry
- See The Boondock Saints II
- Make tomato soup in my crockpot, thus getting over my fear of using my crockpot to cook while I am not home
- Enjoy one of my last Fridays off and NOT think about how the December madness is coming soon

Thursday, I am going to:
- Work
- Babysit

Right now, I am going to:
- Make some hot chocolate
- Use Write Or Die to get some words written. Or die.

Plans!

Nov. 11th, 2009 08:55 pm
jesso: (Default)
Friday, I am going to:
- SLEEP.
- Drive to a distributor to buy a case of Bawls
- Do laundry
- See The Boondock Saints II
- Make tomato soup in my crockpot, thus getting over my fear of using my crockpot to cook while I am not home
- Enjoy one of my last Fridays off and NOT think about how the December madness is coming soon

Thursday, I am going to:
- Work
- Babysit

Right now, I am going to:
- Make some hot chocolate
- Use Write Or Die to get some words written. Or die.

Nanoooooo

Sep. 24th, 2009 12:23 am
jesso: (Nano - Choose My Novel)
So you know how I'm going to be polling to determine everything about my novel this year?

Well, I've set up a community ([livejournal.com profile] jessowrimo) and a Twitter account (JessoWrimo) to do the polling.

I'm going to put the polls in the community so that I can have lots of people from [livejournal.com profile] nanowrimo join/watch the comm instead of friending me, because I know a lot of people probably wouldn't want to allow me access to their journals just so they can vote in polls.

I have a separate Twitter stream for the polls so I can keep track of all the @ replies separately, and so I can do some crazy magical voodoo to get the replies sent to my phone.

Guys, this is going to be FUN.

Nanoooooo

Sep. 24th, 2009 12:23 am
jesso: (Nano - Choose My Novel)
So you know how I'm going to be polling to determine everything about my novel this year?

Well, I've set up a community ([livejournal.com profile] jessowrimo) and a Twitter account (JessoWrimo) to do the polling.

I'm going to put the polls in the community so that I can have lots of people from [livejournal.com profile] nanowrimo join/watch the comm instead of friending me, because I know a lot of people probably wouldn't want to allow me access to their journals just so they can vote in polls.

I have a separate Twitter stream for the polls so I can keep track of all the @ replies separately, and so I can do some crazy magical voodoo to get the replies sent to my phone.

Guys, this is going to be FUN.

NaNoWriMo

Aug. 19th, 2009 10:28 pm
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)


It's getting close to that time of year, guys! I'm so excited. I can't wait. I kind of want to start posting my polls now, but I'm going to wait until probably mid-October. Unless I get really impatient. I really can't wait to see what I'm going to be writing.

I officially made my first preparations for NaNoWriMo today: I made my nano2009 folder in my Documents folder, so I could have a place to save the web badges they posted today. Next I'm going to update my wordcount spreadsheet for 2009, and investigate my options for polling by Twitter on the fly without having my phone flooded. I really wish there was an option to have all @ replies sent to a phone! Oh well.

NaNoWriMo

Aug. 19th, 2009 10:28 pm
jesso: (Nano - 2009 Participant)


It's getting close to that time of year, guys! I'm so excited. I can't wait. I kind of want to start posting my polls now, but I'm going to wait until probably mid-October. Unless I get really impatient. I really can't wait to see what I'm going to be writing.

I officially made my first preparations for NaNoWriMo today: I made my nano2009 folder in my Documents folder, so I could have a place to save the web badges they posted today. Next I'm going to update my wordcount spreadsheet for 2009, and investigate my options for polling by Twitter on the fly without having my phone flooded. I really wish there was an option to have all @ replies sent to a phone! Oh well.

Boy Wonder

May. 30th, 2009 01:07 am
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
So the Boy Wonder* was graduated tonight. All the family is in town, and we all went to the ceremony tonight. As he crossed the staged I yelled out "GO BOY WONDER" but he didn't hear me, which is sad.

Tomorrow is his graduation party, and I made a big batch of Greek pasta salad for the occasion. Finely chopped kalamata olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, plus feta cheese, plus lemon juice and the marinade from the olives and artichokes, all mixed in with orzo pasta. Well, orzo pasta + alphabet pasta + itty bitty stars pasta. It is for a graduation party, after all. I put it all together tonight and now it is in the fridge so all the flavors can get married and have little flavor babies** and it should be delicious by tomorrow afternoon. It probably won't fit in with the potato salad and smoked brisket and chips that will also be there, but it will be a delicious outcast.

When I walked in the house today, my brother called out "SO WHERE'S MY GRADUATION MONEY?" I promptly pulled a penny out of my coin purse and handed it to him. It was a 2009 penny, so not only was it shiny, it was highly fitting. I am so win. He didn't seem to appreciate it, though.

And now it is 1:15am and I need to go to bed. On Sunday, there is nothing planned, and I intend to spend Sunday playing Katamari Damacy all day long.*** Mmmmmmmmm solitude.


*My little brother
**I have no idea where that came from. I apologize.
***Or until I decide to do something else.

Boy Wonder

May. 30th, 2009 01:07 am
jesso: (RTS - Local Boob)
So the Boy Wonder* was graduated tonight. All the family is in town, and we all went to the ceremony tonight. As he crossed the staged I yelled out "GO BOY WONDER" but he didn't hear me, which is sad.

Tomorrow is his graduation party, and I made a big batch of Greek pasta salad for the occasion. Finely chopped kalamata olives, cucumbers, grape tomatoes, and artichoke hearts, plus feta cheese, plus lemon juice and the marinade from the olives and artichokes, all mixed in with orzo pasta. Well, orzo pasta + alphabet pasta + itty bitty stars pasta. It is for a graduation party, after all. I put it all together tonight and now it is in the fridge so all the flavors can get married and have little flavor babies** and it should be delicious by tomorrow afternoon. It probably won't fit in with the potato salad and smoked brisket and chips that will also be there, but it will be a delicious outcast.

When I walked in the house today, my brother called out "SO WHERE'S MY GRADUATION MONEY?" I promptly pulled a penny out of my coin purse and handed it to him. It was a 2009 penny, so not only was it shiny, it was highly fitting. I am so win. He didn't seem to appreciate it, though.

And now it is 1:15am and I need to go to bed. On Sunday, there is nothing planned, and I intend to spend Sunday playing Katamari Damacy all day long.*** Mmmmmmmmm solitude.


*My little brother
**I have no idea where that came from. I apologize.
***Or until I decide to do something else.

Plotting

Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:13 pm
jesso: (RTS - persuasion)
So. North Texas Irish Fest is this weekend.

Friday between 6-7pm is free admission.

Needfire is playing at 8, immediately followed by Seven Nations at 9:30.





......I think there is a plan here.

Plotting

Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:13 pm
jesso: (RTS - persuasion)
So. North Texas Irish Fest is this weekend.

Friday between 6-7pm is free admission.

Needfire is playing at 8, immediately followed by Seven Nations at 9:30.





......I think there is a plan here.

Whee!

Sep. 24th, 2008 11:41 am
jesso: (GLEE)
So getting the last-minute things together, getting ready to go, including trying to get TwitPics to work. The last time I tried it, it didn't work, but I'm determined. I just sent a pic from my phone, so we'll see how this works.

I'll be twittering a lot the weekend. I'm syntheticjesso on Twitter, because I'm really creative like that.

Sweet! Twitpic is working. It's just slow. Hurrah!

I've also cleared out the memory on my camera, charged my DS and SP, and loaded up the ipod with neat Audiobooks. I've got Call of Cthulu and some random audiobook read by* David Tennant. Yes, I'm listening to it just because of who's reading it. Shut up. It's a 4+ hour flight, I have to amuse myself somehow, why not listen to a Scotsman reading me a book?

Aannnnnd... I think I'm off to the airport. I always get to airports ridiculously early. I've missed a flight before, when I was traveling with my aunt (who is late for everything ever) and it was not fun, so now when I'm flying by myself I'm obsessively early.


*I originally typed this as "my" instead of "by". This probably says something about my brain.

Whee!

Sep. 24th, 2008 11:41 am
jesso: (GLEE)
So getting the last-minute things together, getting ready to go, including trying to get TwitPics to work. The last time I tried it, it didn't work, but I'm determined. I just sent a pic from my phone, so we'll see how this works.

I'll be twittering a lot the weekend. I'm syntheticjesso on Twitter, because I'm really creative like that.

Sweet! Twitpic is working. It's just slow. Hurrah!

I've also cleared out the memory on my camera, charged my DS and SP, and loaded up the ipod with neat Audiobooks. I've got Call of Cthulu and some random audiobook read by* David Tennant. Yes, I'm listening to it just because of who's reading it. Shut up. It's a 4+ hour flight, I have to amuse myself somehow, why not listen to a Scotsman reading me a book?

Aannnnnd... I think I'm off to the airport. I always get to airports ridiculously early. I've missed a flight before, when I was traveling with my aunt (who is late for everything ever) and it was not fun, so now when I'm flying by myself I'm obsessively early.


*I originally typed this as "my" instead of "by". This probably says something about my brain.

Knitting!

Aug. 6th, 2008 09:53 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
So I'm starting to get really excited for the [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics. I've got my yarn and my pattern, and I'm rarin' to go. I am going to try to find Size 1 double-point needles tomorrow, but I'm prepared to use my (slippery!) Addi Turbo circulars if I have to.

And now I'm just working out my movie playlist. You see, I plan on watching movies while I knit, because that is just what you do when you do a lot of knitting. My list:
~Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I finally own this on DVD!)
~Netflix movies I've been holding forever: August Rush, Astronaut Farmer, and the Futurama movie
~Amelie
~The entire Wonderfalls series
~The entire Pushing Daisies series
~Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The BBC TV series and the movie)
~Princess Bride
~Garden State
~Alice in Wonderland (from Netflix)

If I don't finish these socks, it won't be for lack of videos.

Knitting!

Aug. 6th, 2008 09:53 pm
jesso: (KNITTING)
So I'm starting to get really excited for the [livejournal.com profile] craft_olympics. I've got my yarn and my pattern, and I'm rarin' to go. I am going to try to find Size 1 double-point needles tomorrow, but I'm prepared to use my (slippery!) Addi Turbo circulars if I have to.

And now I'm just working out my movie playlist. You see, I plan on watching movies while I knit, because that is just what you do when you do a lot of knitting. My list:
~Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (I finally own this on DVD!)
~Netflix movies I've been holding forever: August Rush, Astronaut Farmer, and the Futurama movie
~Amelie
~The entire Wonderfalls series
~The entire Pushing Daisies series
~Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (The BBC TV series and the movie)
~Princess Bride
~Garden State
~Alice in Wonderland (from Netflix)

If I don't finish these socks, it won't be for lack of videos.

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