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.)