Wednesday, October 13, 2010

And in my spare time...

Good evening, today's lesson is... oh whoops, I was channeling Bullwinkle there for a second.  Herm, lets try that again.  Hello my gentle readers.  Life has been rather busy for me lately, leaving little time to craft, sew unpack and organize .  I have started my new job, and it is challenging to say the least.  I thought that theatre could get hectic, but it's a breeze compared with fast food.  Today I literally sat for a whole TEN MINUTES during my shift.  It was nuts.

Adding to this sense DOOOM was the fact that my parents were out of town all weekend in Ashland Oregon (which is lovely by the way, you should all go) and I was left to care for my brother, who is fifteen, and would walk out the door without his head were it not attached to his shoulders, but I digress.

I, being a fully capable adult, had no issue with making sure my brother did not burn the house down, but my schedule became much more hectic.  Teenagers who do not yet drive are a very demanding bunch.  Also without a source of income, as the state of California says he's still too young to hold a job (or is that a federal law, I am not sure) he needed someone (ie: me) with a credit card to make sure he could go see that movie with his friends.....Hurumph!

So I've been busy, which brings us to the actual subject of this post, shocking I know.  While in Ashland, my mother found me a lovely skein of yarn that is silk and lambswool and is just divine.  Only problem being that I don't really know what to do with it.  I was thinking glove-type armwarmer things, as it's quite a bit of yarn as well.

I think I may have to just sart knitting and see what comes off my needles in this lovely purple yarn.

P.S.  Did I mention it's a GORGEOUS shade of purple, one that is my favorite-ist of my favorite color?
I am excited.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good news everyone!

 I have not had much time to craft, sew, cook, or sleep lately because of life getting kinda crazy lately.

I have a job, well, actually I have two.  I am splitting a nanny position for two school aged kids with my mom, which is pretty cool, because I only pick them up sometimes.  I will eventually be transitioning to picking them up from school every day, but for right now I'm only there half the time.  The other job is at the In and Out Burger that just opened here in Redwood City (insert drooling here) I am a little apprehensive because I am a college graduate working at a fast food place, but I hear they are a pretty good company to work for, and the starting pay is decent.  So that's all that.

The movie I am in is done filming, it's currently being edited, and you can read all about it here.  I had a great time filming it and was really happy to get back into scripted acting.  Thanks to everyone who made it possible.

In other news I am back living with my parents so I can save money.  It's nice to be back around my critters all the time, and I had really missed my family.  My parents are remodeling the kitchen and you can read about that here which is my dad's blog.  (Seriously check it out)

My wonderful boyfriend draws a webcomic, and he and his writer (a friend of ours) will be at the Alternative Press Expo in San Francisco in October.  I could not be prouder of him.

A whole bunch of my friends are getting married or having babies, one is even in labor RIGHT NOW.  I want to wish all of them the most heartfelt congratulations.

I went to Comic-con in July and even participated in the Bioware Brawl.  I had a blast and am already planning for next year...
Here is a picture of me in my element, geekiness.

Yes that is me dressed as a character from Firefly, next to Buzz and Woody statues made out of Legos.

I am such a nerd.

After the convention, ther was the aforementioned moving, my birthday, my mom's birthday, my brother's birthday and a wrist issue which has resolved itself.  I'm still trying to figure out where all my stuff is.  Though I now can say I know how to drive a 14 foot moving truck.

I am also in the market for a new sewing machine, any suggestions?  It NEEDS to have a one step buttonhole, because I currently avoid buttons so I don't have to do buttonholes.  It's a sickness.

Oh and I cut my hair, pictures when I get them, it's still pretty new, so the only pictures I have of the haircut were at a wedding so my hair was up and curled and stuff, so they don't count.

If I've missed anything please let me know.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blatently ignoring my Dr.'s advice for my tendonitis

I get cold easily, and Living in San Francisco that can be an issue.  So I've been trying to find a pattern for fingerless gloves.  I found these and I think I'm going to make them, probably shorter than the ones pictured.  I will post pictures when they are done.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Life or something like it

I have been SUPER busy lately.  I graduated college with a BA in Drama (Yay!!!!)  I made parts of a couple of costumes for me and my boyfriend for the Renaissance Faire in Lake Tahoe.  I attended said Renaissance Faire two weekends in a row, which was really taxing even if it was fun.  Sun, heat, heavy clothing and altitude are really hard on me so I came home exhausted.  Add to that the residual stress of the end of school and graduation, and the new stress of finding a job with a degree in theater and you get a very cranky Jessamy.
On top of all that, my boyfriend had some friends in town so I, as dutiful girlfriend, was helping him entertain them.
I have really not had time to craft or cook anything all that interesting, though last week I was able to make it to my parents' to relax a bit, hang out with the family and swim.  The movie I'm in is still filming, my heart goes out to the director for all the schedule changes that have had to be made at the last minute.
Two of my friends have had their babies, and I have already met one of the babies.  I'm so happy for all the parents who seem to be in awe of these new, tiny people.
My sewing machine is broken, my mom took it in to be fixed, and it came back working less than it was before.  Hurrumph!  So it's going back again.  In the meantime though, if I want to sew I have to use my roomate's machine, which is a little bit twitchier than mine.
I'm job hunting.  Does anyone know of any entry level office jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area?  I would appreciate any and all leads.  I can repay kindness with cookies or bread.

So that's my life right now, friends family and Futurama are getting me through it all. 

Thursday, May 20, 2010


So I just finished taking my last final ever.  I graduate on Saturday, I am thrilled to be done with school finally.  On my way to take said final, my ipod played the end of the world as we know it, by REM, it was very fitting.
Needless to say I'm very pleased with myself, it's been a long road, but I did it.
Now I get to start entering the world of actual adulthood, things like getting a job and paying my own bills.  I am nervous but excited.   

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Primary sources

So I just turned in my last ever long research paper, and I must say I'm pretty damn proud of myself.  I wrote about the relationship between religion, politics, and propaganda in England During the Wars of the Roses.  One of my secret pleasures is researching.  I love doing it, and I LOVE coalescing all my research into a coherent argument, but the one drawback of doing this in the hallowed halls of academia is the deadlines, usually coinciding with a bunch of other projects.  I have been SO busy lately, my brain is actually full.  I am however happy, because I got my paper done, it was admittedly a little short, but I know I could have talked for reams of paper about my subject if given the chance.  I just knew that if I allowed myself to expand I wouldn't be able to stop.
In terms of projects and stuff, I'm not out of the woods next, but thankfully everything I have left is creative and studying for finals.  I think it's going to be a busy week.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Earth Day!

Well, happy Earth Day everyone!  I did not do anything FOR Earth Day, but I plan on continuing to recycle.  I am also planning on trying to eat more locally, in order to make my carbon footprint smaller.  Today I just went to class and took notes on paper.  Not very planet friendly, but I hate typing my notes for class.  So this class is really interesting, it is all about Vampires in literature and pop culture.  So Far we've read Dracula, and some Keats and Byron, to name a few, and we've been watching Buffy, and today we watched parts of The Hunger (1983) with David Bowie, Susan Sarandon, and Catherine Denevue.  Pretty cool.

Oh I almost forget, I got a role in a short film that a friend of mine wrote.  I auditioned and everything, so YAY!!!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Stuff- I've been a busy, busy bee

I know it's been a long while since my last post.  I've been really busy with life, sewing, cooking, and doing nerdy and life things.  I went to Wondercon in San Francisco which was a blast.  I met and shook hands with Adam Baldwin, the guy who played Jayne on Firefly, it was really cool and I managed not to make a fangirl mess of myself.

I made progress on my corset, and made a steampunk vest, which turned out really nice.  I'm very proud of it. I've been cooking a lot, and making up new dishes, adding them to my repertoire.
My social calendar has been really full, with birthdays and out of town visitors.  To top that all off, my boyfriend and I just celebrated our three year anniversary with a trip to Solvang California, the Danish village near Santa Barbara.  We ate really well and even went wine tasting at The Wandering Dog wine bar, tons of fun.

So I've been busy to say the least, and add into that school, my application for graduation has been preliminarily approved (YAY!) I just have to pass one class for my major.  I honestly don't know when I will have time to relax on my own, but I do have a whole bunch of stuff lined up with friends.
Last but not least, my boyfriend and my roommate just launched their webcomic (you go guys) check it out.
I also promise pictures soon, but right now it's too busy. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


So last night I really wanted a rummy drink.  There was no coke or root beer in sight so I improvised.  It turned out quite yummy and as it was a rum based drink I gave it a pirate worthy name.
I give you The Murky Waters
1 1/2 Shots DARK rum
2 shots Orange Juice
1/2 Can Sprite or similar
Pour all over Ice (preferably the skull and crossbones ice cubes) in a tall glass and stir
Say YARRR! and enjoy

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Blowing up aliens for a good cause

So I've said before that I am a gamer.  As I'm sure you have all heard by now there was a massive earthquake in Haiti.  As I am a poor college student I was unable to give money to relief funds like I would have liked, but Bungie  (the company that created Halo) had an event that would raise money for relief funds.  My Boyfriend, my roomate, her boyfriend and I played several rounds towards money for Haiti.  All in all, the Be A Hero campaign raised $100,000 for Haiti.  Many thanks to Bungie for giving us poor unemployed people a way to help raise some money for a good cause.

Here's a picture of all of us playing

Monday, January 25, 2010

Almost there...

Points if you get my reference.  So today was the beginning of the semester at my school, this is my last semester.  Today was my last fist day of school, EVER.  *Does happy dance* I can taste graduation.

I've been trying to eat less meat lately, as it's expensive, so the other night I made really yummy lentils for dinner that were paired with a salad, naan, and a really cheap merlot.  Very tasty, even my boyfriend liked it (and there wasn't any meat in it).  The recipe is from somewhere, I got it from my mom and tweaked it a little.

Spicy Lentil Curry
1 1/2 Cups of lentils, Rinsed and sorted
6 cups of water
1 Tablespoon Olive oil
1 Teaspoon Cumin
1 Large Onion, chopped
1 can of tomatoes, drained, or 1 chopped tomato
1 Teaspoon Powdered ginger
1 Clove of garlic, chopped
1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric
1/2 Teaspoon Red pepper flakes
1/2 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Black pepper
Plain Yogurt

Saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil, add the spices and cook for about one minute to let them become aromatic, add the lentils and the water, stir, bring to a boil, then reduce heat and cover, simmering for about 30 minutes or until lentils are tender, add tomatoes and let cook for a few more minutes.
Serve with a dollop of Yogurt and naan
Makes 4 good size servings

Thursday, January 7, 2010


Say it like a pirate.  : D
Since my recent foray into more complex knitting (I knit a lacework hat in the round a couple of months back) I've been itching to try and make some socks.  So tonight I went to the store and bought (actually my mother bought, thanks Mom!) some really pretty sock yarn and some size 2 DPN's (that's double pointed needles).  I'm really excited, pictures to follow at some point.
Yay! Now to knitting.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Hello 2010

So this is my FIRST EVER actual blog post.  I have nothing to say really except welcome to 2010.  Has it really been ten years since the whole Y2K thing?  I am still recovering from the madness that was December with all the Dickens Fair chaos, fun chaos, but chaos nonetheless.  I'm in the process of making a corset for my steampunk outfit, and it should be really nice when I'm done.  I'm still a little unsure what I'm going to post here, and any suggestions would be welcome.