Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

1. If you were given an hour to use a $200 Amazon gift card, what would you buy?

I would probably buy a bunch of books, movies and games. But if I wasn't broke, I would get the Kindle and just pay the rest.

2. Are there any fairly common foods that you’ve never had?
Seafood? I think anything seafood is pretty common, and I don't like any of it.

3. What was your favorite way to use your imagination as a kid?
Different skits my sisters and I did in front of family and friends. We would dance, sing, act, and play our instrument all the time. Every family get together we had to do something. I remember having a few friends over, and making my parents come down so we can dance and sing to Aqua. Good times!!

4. What’s your favorite state? Why?
Well, I've never been outside of Canada so not sure. But province would be British Columbia. I love the scenery, the mountain, hills, water and trees. Plus I like to stop and take pictures of all the random animals you see on your way.

5. If it was our culture to have our parents choose our spouses, do you think yours would make a good choice?
I'm not sure. Sometimes I have mixed feelings about how my parents view me. They would do their best!

6. What’s your favorite herb?
Mint. I love the smell, and the great taste it adds to so many different things.

7. If you could have dinner with one celebrity, who would you choose?
Johnny Depp, Hehe! SO many reasons to why...

8. What’s your favorite Disney movie?
The Little Mermaid. All time favorite movie!

9. If you had to listen to the same song over and over for 24 hours, what song would you choose?
Live like you we're dying - Tim McGraw

10. How do you order your steak?
Medium rare.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Roots & Rings

1. If you could open any type of store/place of business (money is no obstacle), what would you open?
Gonna be a tattoo/piercing shop.

2. If all jobs paid equally, what occupation would you want? Why?

I have more than one that I would want. But I think I would want to be a veterinarian. I've always loved animals and I would love to help them out.

3. If you could be any animal in the world, what would you pick? Why?
Tiger. They are such beautiful and strong animals.

4. If offered one “service” free of charge, which would you choose? (chauffeur, maid, personal shopper, chef, etc.)
Probably chauffeur. I don't have my license and I hate taking the bus, c-train, etc. I can handle cleaning and cooking, but being driven anywhere would be nice.

5. What is one habit, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t seem to break?
Staying up so late, and then sleeping in so late. Lately I've been doing better. But not good enough. Like today, I slept till 12:30pm. It wastes a good fraction of the day.

6. What is one thing that no matter how many you own, you still love to buy all the time?
Purses and Wallets. I have a pretty big collection, but I want more and more.

7. Out of all the game shows (past and present), which would you want to be a participant on and play?
Out of all the games I can think of, it's a two way tie. Uh Oh, and The Price Is Right.

8. If you could play the lead role in any movie that’s already been made, which movie would you pick?
She's the Man, just because I think it would be cool to dress up like a guy for a while.

9. Name 5 things on your bucket list (things you want to do before you die).
1. Go to Italy. 2. Get married and have kids. 3. Own my own house. 4. Visit at least one major sporting event. (Olympics, super bowl. Etc.) 5. Donate to different Charity's.

10. Which one of your birthdays was the best? What did you do that day?
There are too many to choose from. I don't remember exactly how old I was turning, but my sister and I celebrated ours together, and it was out at the lake and we spent all day with family and friends swimming, fishing and just hanging out.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Roots & Rings

1. Fill in the blank. Sometimes I wish my life was more ______.


2. How do you cure the hiccups?

I can’t! I get them a lot too, and when I do they never go away, no matter what I do.

3. What are three of your favorite indulgences?

- Playing Wii

-Tim Hortons

-Seeing my boyfriend =]

4. Where is the most exotic place you would like to travel to? The most mundane?

Probably outer space!

5. Does having your time planned out stress you or relax you?

A bit of both, when I know I can do it, I’m totally fine, but when I know I don’t have enough, I’m always stressed and worried.

6. What are your favorite fabrics to wear?

Probably cotton, a lot of things irritate my skin.

7. Do you sleep through the night?

Most times, yes!

8. When you were younger, what did you think you would be doing at this age? How close is that to what you are doing?

Well, I’m still young…But I thought that I would be graduated, have my diploma, have a job and be moved out. So far none of those things are completed.

9. What has surprised you most about growing up?

I’m only 18,but so far…probably making sure I’m on the right path an doing good things for myself and making sure that I finish my schooling and realizing how hard it really is when you don’t have a job or a diploma.

10. Are you good at keeping secrets?

I like to think I am.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

What’s in my purse?

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So I saw this idea from cravingcupcakes and I liked the idea of it. Couple things you need to know first. 1. I collect purses. I have a biiiggg collection of them! 2. My purses are not small. I generally love HUGE ones. I tend to carry too much crap everywhere I go. (Each item is labeled and described below =]) Enjoy!!

#1 Dictionary/School Work: Well that pretty much explains itself. I carry it around when I'm planning on doing it.

#2 Notebook/journal: Notebook is for my school work so I can write some notes. Ha! Or when I get bored sometimes I like to doodle. And my journal is for when I get bored, feel like writing something, or see something cool, I write it down.

#3 Book: Couples who Kill! It's a good book that's about profiling of different serial killer couples. One thing I enjoy is reading about killers and different crimes and such. I find it fascinating and interesting to see what actually makes all these people do these things.

#4 Yellow bag: pencils, pens, erasers, whiteout, and stapler. All for school work.

#5 Wallet: Obviously to hold my money and cards, etc..

#6 My mini drug store: Lotion, mini mirror, lip chap, perfume and pills(Advil).

#7 Electronics: IPod and cell phone. Two things I pretty much always have on me.

#8 Gum, Kleenex, Lighter: I ALWAYS have gum. I chew it like there's no tomorrow. Kleenex because someone always needs one. And lighter, I always get asked for one, so I keep it handy.

#9 Keys: I have some key chains and stuff. I always have a Simpsons key with Maggie on it to my house, and a key to my friends house. Just in case.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

Roots & Rings(#16)

1. What is your favorite travel destination spot?

Giving the fact that I’ve never been out of Canada, it’s going to be B.C. You probably would have guessed Toronto because I was born there and miss it so much, but I guess you’re wrong. I have always said that if I didn’t end up moving back to Toronto that I would love to live in the mountains. Having an uncle who has pretty much lived there since I’ve been in Calgary mean we made quite the few visits down there, and every time I fell more and more in love with it.

2. Cats Vs. Dogs?

I have always been a dog fan. I don’t completely hate cats but it comes fairly close. Reason one being the cat pee. I cannot stand the fact that they pee and you can never get rid of the smell. Reason two, my mom has always been very allergic to them, so I’ve never actually got the chance to enjoy them or find an interest in them. Reason three, their claws. I can’t handle the idea of people being their personal scratching posts. I don’t like pain, nor do I enjoy being clawed at whenever they feel the need.

3. Do you believe in fate?

I’m not entirely sure. It may happen to some people, but I have my mixed feelings.

4. Do you believe in Karma?

Sure! If you’re a grouchy person your whole life, something’s bound to happen! And like people have always said, “treat people the way you would want to be treated.'” Which is sooo true. Because not only are you going to get nothing in return, but when you need a hand with anything, you’re pretty much screwed.(Unless you happen to get an extremely nice person.)

5. Everyone has a unique laugh. Do you like yours?

Well I've been told by a lot of people that it’s pretty cute, and makes them smile. But my dear boyfriend thinks that it’s sarcastic most of the time. I’m not too sure how that’s possible, but I do like my laugh, a lot. And usually when I laugh, sarcastic or not, it makes people happy.

6. Is love really all you need?

In my opinion, no! People always need more than that. They need to survive, and love isn’t going to feed you or put a roof over you head. (This question could have been meant for more than one thing, but this is the best I could think of.)

7. What’s your take on the whole 2012 scare?

I think people have blown it way out of proportion. It’s based on a few people’s opinions that got taken out of control and over exaggerated. It’s what you actually make out of it, and what YOU believe in. So I do not believe that the world is going to end, and whatever else that’s going on. But I guess we will have to wait and see.

8. If you won a million dollars and had to give it all away, who would you give it to? (Family and friends not included!)

I’m am going to say two things. One being to starving children ANYWEHERE in the world.( I'm not going to name just one place.) Two being for places for that save and provide for animals. I’ve always been HIGHLY against animal cruelty. And I’ve always wanted to provide tons of money for them because they need it. Yes they are animals, but they are still living and apart of this world.

9. Do you believe in God/religion/the power of prayer?

My mom’s going to kill me if she ever saw this. But I think I'm going to say no to all three. When I was 5 my family started learning more about the Mormon religion and they started attending. When I was 8 I was baptized. I was really into it and loved going and being with all the people. But when I started getting older and learning more and more about it, I was disliking it more and more. They are pretty controlling over almost anything you do to what you wear, drink and how you even talk. And their aspects on life with going on a mission, then getting married young and having lot’s of children. Then, maybe think about school and your career and what YOU want to do. It all got to me. But I must say the thing that really pushed me over the edge is not approving of homosexuals. And coming from a family that has two in it, and being very close to both of them, I was disgusted. Everyone has the right to be who they want to be, as you can see with me being covered in piercings and tattoos, I didn’t fit and extremely proud of it.

Every person has their own opinion about the man in the sky, and in almost every religion it’s different. If God was real I think that he would love you for you and who you want to be. Since he did create you, right?

- Just to whoever reads this. I don’t hate religion and god. And I’m not trying to hate on the Mormon religion, I’m just telling you how my experience was. So please don’t think anything bad and hate me for it. =] -

10. What New Year’s Resolution do you always make but never keep?

Probably going to be losing weight. Like most people in this world, it can be rather difficult. But I’m hoping that this year is different. With already getting one thing started on my resolution list, it’s looking pretty good.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

#15, Roots & Rings

1. What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Going back to school! I'm not completely done yet, but it's something I'm happy I'm doing!

2. How much did you weigh when you were born?
8lbs, 12oz

3. What is your favorite perfume? Briney Spears, Fantasy.

4. How many siblings do you have? Two.
Angela, 23. Tracy, 19.

5. How many children would you like to have? (Or how many do you have?) One or two. I feel that if you have one, they seem to get pretty lonely and spoiled, and when you go to amusement parks, someone will always be left out since you're only allowed two people per ride,(Generally). I believe that when you have two, they always have each other with problems or if they get lonely. And everyone has a partner on a ride. Oh, and they have other people to blame! :)

6. What’s the best class you took in college? I haven’t gone to college yet. "Alternative answer that I was seriously contemplating writing: Your mom goes to college!!"-Thank you Angela

7. What was your favorite game to play when you were a child? It was a game that my sisters, friends and I made up, called “Drive-by”. We would spend hours standing on this green electrical box, and whenever a car drove down the street slowly, we’d all jump off and hide behind the box, pretending that we were being shot at. -Also, thank you Angela

8. What character on Friends are you most like? My lovely boyfriend Daniel says: "To be honest, you're like a mix. Family wise Rachel cause of the love hate relationship you have with Tracy, like Rachel and her sister. Cleanly wise, you're like Monica always trying to keep things organized now. And you're weird like Phoebe. But in a good way!"

9. Are you a phone person? (i.e.: Do you like talking on the phone?) I use to talk on the phone all the time. But now it doesn't seem to interest me much. I enjoy texting, it's easy and fast and you can ask anything you want without the embarrassment and awkward silences.

10. What was the best vacation you ever took? It's probably going to be the trips we took to Toronto to visit family. I can't name just one time, I've enjoyed them all. It's fun going with the whole family to see more family, and see people we haven't seen in quite a few years.

I'm going to thank
Angela for some of her answers that I used. They were just so perfect.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Resolution Review

I'm on my way to completing one of my New Year's Resolutions. Finish School! The other day my dad and I finally headed down to ADLC (Alberta Distance Learning Center) and signed me up for some classes. All together I'm taking four courses; English, science, social and community health, (family issues, parenting, aging, prenatal & postnatal care, and perspective on marriage.) Right now I'm doing two at a time, which are community heath and social. I have till the end of March to finish social and the end of June to finish all the others. And so far I'm off to a good start with two booklets done. The price for the classes wasn't bad at all, $70 for as many courses as I can till June, and if I get them all done by then, I can pay another $70 if I want to upgrade for as many classes as I can for a year!

I'm looking forward to getting this done and out of my way. I'm still figuring out what I want to do for college/university, and hopefully I'll be able to rub it in all those people's faces who said I couldn't and wouldn't do it. There's nothing better than being right, which doesn't always happen often for me.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Ten on Tuesday

#14 roots and rings

1. Favorite book(s) when you were a child and why?
I'm going to say goosebumps! I've always liked a good spooky story to keep me going. They were always interesting, scary and sometimes funny.

2. First “grown-up” book you remember reading (i.e. written for adolescents or with adult themes, such as The Outsiders or Catcher in the Rye).

I couldn't really think of one at first, but when I went back to thinking, it was in junior high, probably grade 7 or 8, and we had to read The Outsiders for English. (Awesome book when you're a kid still figuring life, friends and school out.)

3. Favorite movie that came from a book (even if you didn’t read the book and just love the movie).
Recently, actually I saw the movie 'My Sister's Keeper', and when I went to my sisters house and was talking about it, she told me that she had the book there. So I ended up borrowing it and loved it even more.

4. Movie that you loved so much that you WISHED there was a book out so that you could find out more about the movie.

The Hangover, just because it's a really funny movie, with awesome characters, and it would be cool to see more into each of them...

5. Worst book you’ve ever read?
Hmm, Can't really think of one.

6. Book that everyone raves about that you either a) haven’t read and feel slightly dumb for not having read it or b) have tried to read and hated and so feel slightly dumb that everyone is getting something you don’t.
I'm going to say the Twilight series. Everyone is obsessed with it, and when I was reading them, I couldn't get into it. Not sure if it's because the movie's ruined it for me, or just maybe I'm not into vampires.

7. If you were forced to choose only 3 books that you could read for the rest of your life, which ones would they be? (Or if you were stranded on a desert island, which 3 books would you want there with you?).

1.All American Girl 2.Go Ask Alice (old, but awesome) 3.Any Stephen King Novel

8. Name one book that if you could recommend that everyone you know read, what is it?

My Sisters Keeper

9. What is your “guilty pleasure” reading?
Oh Man, I have no clue!!

10. What book (excepting the Bible or other major document of your religion/faith) has changed your outlook on life the most?
Chicken Soup for the Soul. Any that I've read. Loved them all, and they're helpful with many things in life.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Moving Out

Not long ago Daniel (boyfriend) and I were talking about what he's going to do when he's done school. His original plan was his best friend who lives in B.C was going to move out here, get a job, and they would move in together. But now, his best friend has a girlfriend and has made other plans for work and to live with his mom for a couple years. Which puts Daniel in an awkward situation with no one to move out with. And knowing him, he's not willing to stay at home for a bit. And knowing me, I'm excited to be moving out and starting my own life. So he came up with the idea about us moving out together, and not going to lie, I'm pretty thrilled about it.

Most people think that moving out at the age of 18-19 is pretty young, and that it never turns out. And even more people think moving out with a boyfriend that you've only been dating for less than a year is even worse and is bound to fail. I'm not most people, I'm the exact opposite to be persist. Seeing both my sisters move out with their boyfriends has kind of inspired me. They are all doing so well, both having amazing places to live and they still haven't killed the poor guys, so they must be doing something right, right?

Steps to moving out:
-Get a job! Moving out needs money, and lots of it.
-Save Money!!
-Get furniture, dishes, pots, pans, cleaning materials etc.
-Find a good, not to expensive place. Make sure we can afford it.
-Move in!!

What to do when moved in:
-Finish high school classes.
-Apply for college/university.
-Get my career started and get my life going.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ten on Tuesday


1. Are you usually late, early, or right on time?
Usually on time. I always tend to leave even earlier then I plan to because of the fact I don't like to rush, and I get a bit side tracked. Which sometimes leaves me to being late. Not by much though!

2. What is your middle name?

3. What are the last 4 digits of your cell phone number?

4. How big is your bed?
Queen! I've always slept in a twin until recently, and I'm loving it. When the boyfriend sleeps over, we happen to use two different blankets though, and he usually sleeps far away! He tends to hit people and steal the blankets. Not fun!

5. What are you allergic to?
So far so good. Haven't found anything to be allergic to.

6. What is the first thing you do in the morning?
Push the snooze button a bunch of times, lay there thinking about getting up, and then go back to bed. But when I actually get up, I usually head to the washroom and do you know what and get ready for the day.

7. What was your favorite TV show growing up?
Full House is pretty high up there. I loved the Olsen twins when they were so cute and innocent.

8. Will you, or did you, go to your 10 year high school reunion?
Right now I'm going with a no. I had trouble's with the people in my high school, and not really being friends with any of them anymore, not really looking forward to it. You never know though, things could change in nine years.

9. If a tree falls in the forest and nobody is there to hear it, does it still make a sound?

10. What, in your opinion, is the greatest invention?
(You know, since sliced bread…)
Hmm, this is a tough one. There's so many things, I don't think I can choose.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Resolution time!

Every year, after stuffing our faces with turkey, ham, stuffing, and so on, comes new years, and what does new years bring with it, new years resolutions. And as I sit here and think about all the things that I could do, need to do, and want to do, I have come to the conclusion of what my new years resolutions are going to be. (Yes I realise that its already nine days into the new year.)

-Like many others, my main one is to lose weight. I'm still very young, and have never been 'small' my whole life. And not being single anymore I want to look my best. I've always been down on myself and have always given myself limitations. The more I sit around, the more I feel worse about myself. Time for a change, a big one. Starting tomorrow, I'm going to start walking for an hour each day, and figure out a workout plan. I'm just starting slow, and then building myself up.

-Go back to school. As I have explained in my first blog, I have never finished high school, and getting my diploma. So I'm going to the school to sign up and get some classes assigned, and figure out what I need. Some people are happy for me, some people think that I wouldn't, and still wont do it. Because of those people, I'm more willing, and more excited and wanting to finish so I can prove them wrong, and shove it in their faces.

-Loosing weight and going back to school requires one main thing. Money! I've been out of a job since march 2009, and looking ever since. More some days then others and with all the cut backs happening in January, I'm hoping that February is even better to me.

I have a lot on my plate, and I'm looking forward to getting these three things done. I want to be healthy, successful and rich...but who doesn't?? So as I go through these things, I've decided that I will be making frequent blogs about them, and letting the world know how I'm doing. And please, if you have any ideas and or suggestions on my blog and my new years resolution, leave a comment below or send me a message. Thanks!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

free me

About me, let’s see...My name's Jessica and was born in Toronto Ontario 18 years and 5 months ago. Wish I still lived there, but sadly I do not. I relocated here to Calgary, AB about almost 11 years ago, a very proud Canadian. I didn't just move alone though. I moved with the two people that forced me here, my parents and my two older sisters. I'm a fairly tall person, with bright red hair and hazel eyes. I'm very into body modifications also known as piercings, tattoos and scarification. Most of you might be grossed out and completely against it, but it’s a personal choice, and that`s the choice I have made.

I have technically graduated from high school but never received my high school diploma. Very determined to finish and get my life going. Social work and stage management has always been on the top of my mind when it comes to college or university. I have always liked helping people and I have always been there for people. And it is something I truly believe in, and think I’ll be awesome at.
Becoming a stage manager, if some of you don't know what it is, is where you’re either backstage or in the "tech" booth, or lighting booth (with the sound board and control the lights) and you manage the entire show. You give people orders and tell people what to do at certain times. It can be pretty crazy and out of control sometimes, but an amazing feeling knowing you just made something big happen. Plus I’m good with dealing with crazy situations.

My amazing parents are Christina and Trevor, 39 and 41. My mother had my oldest sister when she was only 16, having my other older sister four years later and me five years. This obviously brings in my father, Trevor. My father was an officer and in the Navy League Cadets, until just before we moved out here. My parents have always done everything for the three of us our whole lives, and they mean the world to me.
But my sisters on the other hand, that's a different story. Angela, the oldest, is now 23 and 11 months old. She's a working nanny for a couple and their four kids; she's been there for 4 years now and still loving it. She will make an amazing mother one day. Oh, and did I mention that she got me into making a blog and sharing it with the world. Here, check it out!
And then there's Tracy, 19 and 6 months old. She moved out not that long ago and is now living in Vulcan Alberta with her boyfriend Kent. She's very happy and loving having the freedom and being responsible for her own self. She's fairly outgoing and also has some tattoos and piercings like me. One tattoo, mom and dad on her wrists and 8 piercings I believe. She also works with kids, but in a small daycare. She seems to love it, so I don't expect her back to Calgary anytime soon.

Daniel is 17 and is still in high school. Many people frown upon 'kids' dating younger people, but I find that being 8 months apart shouldn't be that bad. He is graduating this year, and getting his high school diploma. He wasn't born in Calgary, but in Port Alberni B.C. He is much taller than me. 6’3” I love him to death and he makes me extremely happy. It's only been six short months, but to me it seems so much longer. And I have a good feeling about him, not completely sure, but I know it's something amazing.

As I have already mentioned, I have 18 piercings and 1 tattoo.
My tattoo is on my left foot and it's in black and white with a little bit of shading. Took about 1 1/2 hours and was painful as heck. I got it for my two sisters and me; tiger lily with all three of our names.
My piercings, not quite as painful as my tattoo, but some cutting pretty close, left ear; 3-earlobe, 1-conch, 1-tragus, 1-rook, right ear; 3-earlobe, 1-daith and 2-cartilage. Face;1-eyebrow(left), 2-nose(both sides), 1-Monroe(left), 2-lip(middle and right side.)