Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Licking Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore is going to be in town tomorrow. I am bound and determined to lick the side of his face. There's actually a good chance this will be accomplished since Jed is lining up an interview with him for Liquid (or Lick-Quid as the case may be... I lick Mr. Shore, I get a Quid from Jed).

My job rocks.

Pauly Shore is awesome.

Friday, September 22, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Christmas list: My Two front teeth...

Lily finally lost the other top tooth. FINALLY!!! It's been hanging on by a mere thread for several days and it has been grossing us out for a while. We finally talked her into letting us pull it while on a break from Casey practicing parallel parking with truck and trailer (yeah...not gonna blog about that). In any case, we coerced, begged, pleaded, bribed and even one of the head honcho's at Majority (one of the Mr. Slagel...sorry if I butchered the spelling) was trying to encourage her. Finally got fed up and said "Yeah, we're pulling it." And while attempting not to laugh (which I was really nervous so I was laughing quite a bit which made Lily laugh and pulling a tooth while laughing is not an easy task), pulled the tooth.

So here she is, Ms. Toothless Seven Year Old. She's also sporting new blue glasses that she picked out by herself. The dogs kinda mauled her glasses over the weekend. Thankfully, she was due for a new prescription in October, but with all the Jeep stuff going it could really have come at a better time. Oh well, a month ahead of time isn't too horrible.

In other news, the Jeep should be fixed in 2 weeks. This is as long as they don't find any more problems one they start tearing the bitch down. We'll see. The guy at the body shop said that it looked like the wheel absorbed most of the impact, so I guess that's a good thing for the Jeep. There is definitely a bent wheel axle, though. It definitely could have been worse.

I'll try and update more when I'm not feeling like the walking dead.

Thursday, September 14, 2006

Ah.... Crap!

1) I am suffering from "little boy hair" syndrome. It's the phase between cutting your hair short and growing it out. It really sucks.

2) Lily copied one of Casey's sillier phrases last night and it left us in stitches (Carrie, you should recognize this one seeing as how he's YOUR brother) and disturbed us at the same time: "Aw yeah! Now that's what I'M talkin' 'bout!"

3) Best knock knock joke ever by a 7 year old:

Lily: Knock Knock
Me: Who's there?
Lily: Spaghetti!
Me: Spaghetti who?
Lily: Dude, spaghetti doesn't talk!

4) Lily is mastering sarcasm and has the ability to mimic my tank girl-esque "What?!"

5) We still don't know what's up with Casey's jeep, but the lady was definitely uninsured. Whoo hoo! $300 deductible as opposed to $1000 deductible! Yeah!

6) I still cannot find my dustpan.

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Puss and Boot

My kitty is cute. My husband's computer chair needs help. Nuff said.

The Short Version of the Long of It...

Okay, just to update everyone on what's been going on at the homefront because I haven't posted any of the "scandelous" doings due to not quite knowing what the outcome was going to be until recently. Here goes... Note: this is just the short version. Details will be given if you ask. It's just too much to write in the little time that I have this morning.

1) I am transfering beauty schools. There have been a great many things going on at Michiana Beauty College that have not been good. I tried to keep my nose out of it for a while, but when a school that I supposed to be being educated at blatantly regards the state law as far as cosmetology is concerned and then offers up nothing but excuses as to why problems have not been corrected... Yeah, I have a big problem with that. There is also the fact that the school is losing their accreditation. Financial aid was going to be going away as of October 1 and we would all have to pay lots of money to the school. Financial aid was one of the main factors for me choosing the school. Student loans have helped Casey and me afford this endeavor. With that ending, why not transfer to a cheaper school with none of the problems?

I start Premier College of Cosmetology on November 14th. I'm incredibly excited about this and I should graduate only a month later than originally anticipated. It's been a while since I was really excited about school (too much drama!!), so I'm looking at this as a good thing. Until school starts, however, I will be going back to work. I will be working with my friend Jed again doing the whole advertising thing for Liquid Magazine.

Liquid, for those of you who don't live in Northern Indiana, is a local zine that covers music, art, etc. It's young, fun, and I'm looking forward to getting my official promoting chops rather than just at a school newspaper. That, and Jed and I always have a blast working together. It's more like hanging out with a friend and calling up random strangers than work. Also, what other job cares if you come into the office wearing your pajamas? Not that I'd actually go out in public in pajamas, but yeah...

2) Friday, Sept. 8th, Casey's Jeep got wrecked. A woman ran a red light and hit him. He is perfectly fine, but we are down to one vehicle. This comes a week after we were down one vehicle due to starter problems on Alejandro. Luckily, Alejandro was repaired and is now a happy neon. The Jeep, however, is currently not driveable. If you look at it, it looks like the drivers side rear tire was smushed in and it now sits askew, tilted in toward the vehicle. There is also some body damage on the back and the back door doesn't quite work properly.

I'm just thankful that Casey is okay and he wasn't hurt.

Saturday, the day after the accident, we got on the phone and attempted to get a hold of the woman's insurance agency. They had no record of her whatsoever. Monday, after much time on the phone with our insurance company, we decided it would be best to proceed as if the woman has no insurance. Both myself and the insurance agent got the same feeling after not being able to find this woman and speaking with the towing company that took her car (she had a relatively cheap, piece of crap car). We have a rental car lined up for Casey and the adjuster should be out relatively soon (in the next day or two) to take some more pictures of the car.

There is a chance, however, that they total it out. Jason, a mechanic friend of ours, said that it looked like there was frame damage. He wasn't sure how extensive it was, but he said it didn't look good. We're crossing our fingers that's not the case, but if it is we have a major decision to make. Our options look like this:

1) Hold off getting anything at all because Casey will be getting a company truck soon. Pocket any money we get, save for future.

2) Buy Casey a new vehicle. Seeing as how the Jeep is pretty new, we should get a decent amount of cash for it.

3) Fix up Casey's white truck with insurance money, then when he gets his truck look at the possibility of purchasing a small suv (I wouldn't shake my fist at a Grand Cherokee or a Rav4 or even an Element or Vue), trading in the truck and the neon when he gets the truck.

4) Fix up the truck, pocket the rest of the money for later date.

So yeah. I'm thinking 1 and 4 are the smarter financial options.

I think that covers everything that has been happening. So yeah, now you know what's up in our world .

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Something fun...

My friend Jed, via his local rag, Liquid Magazine, has hooked me up with a friend of his Tara, who is shooting a very low budget independent film of the sci-fi variety. So, I finally get to put my mad hair skillz to use. I haven't read the script yet, but I want to work on the project anyway simply because it sounds like fun. That and I get to meet new people and I always love meeting new people.

In other news, I'm thinking of doing this wednesday night trivia thing at Truman's (local gay bar). I just need to find a partner for it. I've been in quite a sociable mood lately. I'm thinking I'm definitely getting back to my Jess-Social-Butterfly roots. Casey has also been matching my sociable mood and wanting to get out of the house more and that makes me think that the two of us are finally coming out of this little funk that we've been in for a while. Just in time for cold weather, too!

I thought bears were supposed to hibernate during the winter??

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Yep, it's definitely fall...

The following blog is brought to you by the Notre Dame vs. Georgia Tech football game:

"Go! Go! Go! Go! Go!"



"OOOOOHHH!!!! Owch!"

"Move! Move! Move! D'OH!!!!"

"Jess! Hey Jess! Come check out this 43 yard pass!"

No thanks, baby. I'm more than content sitting here at the computer trying to ignore the silliness. Now, what's worse? The fact that I now have to deal with him screaming at the television on a regular basis or the fact that he's playing EverQuest again?