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Jessica
11 June 2009 @ 11:01 am
I never update this journal with public entries anymore... I have the intention to at least once a week, but only get a couple lines in and think of something more important to do.

Like, post flyers for an event I'm working on all over the internets. BRB, need to shamelessly self-promote.




Maybe I'll get my blogging back into gear sometime soon. Maybe... when I'm not twittering, facebooking, myspacing, updating work websites, sending email blasts.. maybe.
 
 
Jessica
11 November 2008 @ 05:59 pm
I found out this morning that a girl I was friends with in elementary school has cancer. She was diagnosed with non-Hodgkins lymphoma in July. I found a link to her blog through her Facebook page and went back and read her entries from when she realized something was wrong. She was sick for two and half months, and her doctor just thought it was her asthma acting up - it turned out to be a huge tumor in her chest. She underwent 6 rounds of chemo, had to go buy wigs, and is currently going through radiation treatments. She just turned 23 this past Sunday.

I haven't seen her since 7th grade or so... and I haven't spoken to her since then other than a quick catch up when I found her on Facebook at the beginning of this year. For some reason, it really bothered me to find out an old classmate of mine has cancer. It put me in this weird funk all day where I didn't want to do anything, couldn't focus, wasn't particularly friendly.

I just can't believe someone my age is going through all of that.

I feel like I should send her some sort of "get well" message, but wonder if it would be weird when I haven't talked to her in so long. And I don't want to come off as some creepy lurker who read her blog after finding a link in old comments on her wall that I looked at after seeing her photo album title "cancer sucks" after going to her page because left a comment on a mutual friends page... ok maybe I am a lurker. But she doesn't need to know that ;)


I really need to kick it into gear tomorrow when I get in to work. I really was a bum today.
 
 
Current Mood: uncomfortableuncomfortable
 
 
Jessica
10 November 2008 @ 06:28 pm
A few internet items that brought smiles to my day:

Totally caught...


Thanks, Homer for this description of the love I have for my phone...



Well awarded, Jillian...
 
 
Current Location: work
Current Mood: excitedgoing home!
Current Music: Muse - Knights of Cydonia (Live)
 
 
Jessica
01 August 2008 @ 10:49 am
Working at OC Weekly was so much fun last week.  The change of pace was much needed, and it has recharged my creative juices to get working on Best of Phoenix A'Fare.  Cassie and Ryan were great to work with.  They seemed so appreciative on my knowledge on the types of things they are working on and that they could ask me questions, call on me for help, etc.  I head back out there next Thursday to help finalize event details and execute Decadence.


New York was AMAZING.  Going out for drinks every night, exploring the subways, getting familiar with the different parts of town, seeing the sights... I absolutely love that city.  I love that we could go out at any time of night and sit down for a meal.  I love that there are always people walking on every street.  I love that they have weather.  I don't think I could settle down there, but I know I could live there for a chunk of time.  I've already decided I would likely live in the Lower East Side, with Williamsburg in Brooklyn as a close second choice.

Fun memories: Times Square at night; bottle of wine over an Italian dinner; cocktails at the Hard Rock; Edward Scissorhands on TVs at a dive bar; getting on the 6 only to get off 10 minutes later because the trains weren't running; walking through Central Park; lunch at Lenny's; shopping on 5th Ave; the crazy glass entrance into the Apple Store; barely missing tickets for the ferry to the Statue of Liberty; watching an intense B-Boy performance in Battery Park; seeing Ground Zero; telling the taxi driver to drop us off early because we got E Broadway confused with Broadway on our way back north to explore Soho; walking past Little Italy and then Chinatown; taking a city bus home; comped shots and a fishbowl of "Swamp Water" at Brother Jimmy's BBQ; dancing to M.I.A. at Justin Timberlake's restaurant/bar, Southern Hospitality; drinking way too much Stella at Public House; climbing 5 flights of stairs to Kyle's apartment every night in heels after too much drinking; lunch in Chinatown; waiting in a line at least 10 blocks long in Brooklyn in the rain to see MGMT, The Ting Tings, and Black Moth Super Rainbow; climbing a tree to see the Ting Tings since we were still in line during their set; eating the most delicious frozen yogurt I've ever had; dinner and beers at Pianos in the Lower East Side; Empire State Building at 8:30 am; Bloomingdale's shoe run; lunch with my cousin Megan near her work; shopping at H&M again because Summer and I are in love with that place; racing to the airport to get on an earlier flight because ours was canceled; likely annoying people near us on our flights or in the airports with laughs and giggles as we watched and re-watched Superbad to pass the time.

I'm sure there's many more I'll add as I think of them...
 
 
Jessica
27 June 2008 @ 03:07 pm
  • that my workday yesterday involved a breakfast party at the Rose & Crown, the circus, and foods/drinks at Monkeypants Bar & Grill
  • Salsiccia(sp?) sandwiches at Cibo for lunch with friends
  • my new covered parking spot at work
  • sitting in the grass at Mesa Amphitheatre with a huge group of friends, drinking beers and watching Death Cab
  • spending loads of time with Summer
  • hipster pool parties on hotel roof tops with lots of drinks, splashing around and dancing
  • planning a girls trip to NYC in late July
  • hosting successful events, especially when they involve bands I love
  • opportunities to travel for work
  • coming home to my amazing townhouse to snuggle on the couch with Reece
  • ending my Fridays with a beer at my desk

My life is good. :)
 
 
 
Jessica
21 May 2008 @ 09:39 am
this week has been tough.
work is stressful. x 10. to the 10th degree.
i feel like i just can't get anything right.
and i hate failing.

i need a vacation.
 
 
Jessica
01 May 2008 @ 05:43 pm
I love the days that remind me what a cool place I work for...

Summer and I just found out that one of the sponsors for Summer of Sound is going to give us each a brand new personal vehicle to drive around town for 14 weeks. We just have to put graphics on it promoting Summer of Sound.

I GET A FREE NEW CAR FOR 3 FUCKING MONTHS!

God, I love my job.
 
 
Current Mood: ecstaticecstatic
 
 
Jessica
12 March 2008 @ 11:13 am
I just got to my gate and I find it slightly amusing that you can tell exactly who is heading to Austin for SXSW. There are three distinct types of people: senior citizens, businessmen and women, musicians/music-lovers. Instruments, long hair, piercings, Chucks and Vans, Mac laptops, and skinny jeans are taking over.

Every time another person walks into the gate area with a guitar, keyboard or other instrument case I get a little more excited.








Can I also quickly mention that there are multiple men with big burly beards? Is that the current trend among bands?
 
 
Jessica
12 March 2008 @ 09:56 am
I can't wait to be witness to this:




I'll probably be able to see it from my hotel window. :)
 
 
Jessica
06 March 2008 @ 07:25 pm
I'm tired. Getting to work at 8:30 or 9 am, not taking a lunch break, and leaving after 7 or 8 pm is exhausting. Summer, please come home from Hawaii. I think I will die if I continue to do both our jobs until next Wednesday.

On the bright side of things, work did send me to Vegas for free last week...

Summer and I had a comp room at the Venetian:


After getting ready, we had a comp dinner at Tao Restaurant:

We met Regis Philbin on the way in. JC Chasez sat right behind me at the table next to ours - literally one foot away.

We headed straight over to Tao Nightclub when we were done, where we and the OC Weekly's Savviest Singles had a VIP booth and bottle service for the night:


To top it all off, our boss told us we could each spend up to $100 on whatever else we needed - gas, food, drinks at another club or casino.

So I guess the long hours are worth it :)