Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Saosin- You're Not Alone

Wow this is such a beautiful song... I just had to share.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Over the Top Award!

The wonderful Rhianne of For the Easily Distracted gave me the Over the Top blog award! *applause applause* Thank you! Thank you so much! I really didn't have a speech prepared.. sniffle. Hehe! Thank you so much! That's so sweet. Be sure to have a looksie on her blog.

So basically now I get to answer this little questionnaire and tag 6 blog friends!
1. Where is your cell phone: in my backpack

2. Your hair: is blondish reddish and wavy...I wish it was longer

3. Your mother: has a great laugh! It's loud and jovial.. supposedly my sisters and I have different versions of it
4. Your father: can whip up a nickname for practically anyone

5. Your favorite food: egg rolls, fried rice, lemon chicken all smothered in soy sauce!!! yum yum

6. Your dream from last night: I don't really recall
6. Your favorite drink: water, apple/cran apple juice, milk, root beer, big red

7. Your dream/goal: to find a job I love and have some kind of impact on the world
8. What room are you in: the office/crafty room

9. What is your hobby: photography, cooking, blogging, exploring new places, reading, collaging

10. What is your fear: losing a loved one

11. Where do you want to be in 6 years: pssshht I'll be Dr. Jessica by then! haha

12. Where were you last night: HEB with my mom

13. Something you are not: a conformist

14. Muffins: are ugly cupcakes (hehe)

15. Wish list items: half of the stuff on Fred Flare. Somebody send me a giftcard!! haha

16. Where did you grow up: Texas & Germany

17. Last thing you did: checked my email

18. What are you wearing: my new Forever 21 bracelet, red skinny jeans, white tank, 2 necklaces, a hoodie, converse, and elephant stud earrings!

19. Your TV: is waiting for me to watch Greek tonight
20. Your pets: 4 cats and 2 dogs.. you've meet a few of them

21. Your friends: are so much fun to be around

22. Your life: is like roller coaster

23. Your mood: sleepy

24. Missing someone: yes

25. Vehicle: is non-existent but will probably end up being a Volvo.. I wish I could get a Mini Cooper though (hint hint dad!)

26. Something you’re not wearing: socks and shoes.. I just took them off

27. Your favorite store: H&M no contest

28. Your favorite color: red

29. When’s the last time you laughed: like 10 minutes ago

30. When’s the last time you cried: hmmm I can't remember. like 2 weeks ago?

31. Your best friend: is the best!

32. One place you go over and over: school

33. One person who emails me regularly: Facebook notifies me constantly... does that count? hehe
34. Favorite place to eat: anywhere they have Chinese food! :)
I tag: Crystal of Powder Blue
Evelyn of Star of Love
Callie of themagicalbean

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Leonardo Meowing

Meet Leonardo

Isn't his meow just adorable!?

My sister Kaitlyn provided the footage :)

My Little Agenda

This is my agenda which I record all this year's information... homework, meetings, movie dates, show times- pretty much anything you can think of! And I also doodle.. probably way too much but here is one of my "amazing" drawings (underneath the agenda):

And this is some of those magnificent doodles which I tried selling by tacking them up on our bulletin board. Needless to say I didn't make much profit. haha. :)

PS: I collaged the cover of my agenda because I didn't like the way it looked! Do you like the way it turned out?

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Shopping and Youtube

So here's some of the interesting stuff of the day:
I went shopping with my sister Kaitlyn today! YAAAAYY!!! I bought this and this

And if money permitted would have also bought this and this....
I also got two shirts from Zara but I don't feel like taking pictures of stuff right now... haha. Sorry bout that! Anyways then we went to Godiva and debated over whether we should get chocolate covered strawberries or hot chocolate. The choices the choices. :D We ended up going with the hot chocolate but the strawberries are still my favorite.

After that we came home and I found this really hilarious guy on youtube! His name is Mitchell Davis, and he makes really random, funny videos. For example:

That's pretty much my day in a whole so far! Have a great day/weekend!
PS: All the photos are from Forever 21 items. :)

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Quote for the Day #5

"You don't get to choose how you're going to die or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now." - Joan Baez

PS: This song is called The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down sung by Joan herself!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Chilly Little Werner

You know it's getting cold outside when Werner needs to wear his little sweater to keep warm...hehe.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just Another Quote for the Day

"Life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the ones who treat you right. Forget about the one's who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."


I finally got to see Fame in the movie theaters! Wow! It was amazing... very inspiring and realistic. If you haven't seen it, I would most recommend it! Here are some songs from the movie...

Are you sure this was live? She has an amazing voice.. :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Movies and Things I Want to See

New & old things I want to see by the end of the month....

all of the Lord of the Rings movies

I need to catch up on my Bones episodes! I feel so behind...

PS: I want to give a big thank you to biscuit for mentioning me on her blog and her very kind words! :)

Sweaty School Spirit

Hi everybody! A few days ago I stayed after school until about 7:30. This has to be the latest I've stayed in a loooonnnnggg time... but it was well worth it! Well most of the time anyways... What happened was a bunch of clubs and organizations from my school marched around the neighborhood surrounding the school. It was really fun in the beginning because I got to spend lots of time with my friends, but after we went outside and lined up- it started getting hot. It wasn't sunny mind you! Nope-it was the typical Texas humid weather. And by the end everybody was covered with sweat and my hair was extremely frizzy. Haha. Not a pretty picture! But I did get to take lots of pictures and spend time with a couple of good friends. The three photos below are from this interesting event.

I hope everybody has a great weekend! Any fun plans?

Listening to: Poppin' Champagne by All Time Low
(for about the millionth time..hehe.)

Friday, October 16, 2009

Fahrenheit 451

"Wherever they burn books they will also, in the end, burn human beings." ~Heinrich Heine, Almansor, 1823
I saw my school's production of Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradsbury. Oh my gosh! It was an awesome performance. I loved all the extra special effects...in short I was very impressed. I also read the play in my English class and we had to do an assignment about different books that have been banned at one point in time. I was shocked at some of the different books!
  • The Great Gatsby
  • The Grapes of Wrath
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
  • The Color Purple
  • The Lord of the Flies
  • Gone With the Wind

And so many others! It was a real eye opener reading this play. I feel that books have something to teach us, whether we agree or disagree with it is our choice. But the knowledge and free thinking ideas we achieve from reading is the best thing about it! It truly hurts when I see people burning books... it's destroying someone's thoughts and ideas. Spread the awareness during Banned Books Week! (let's just pretend like it wasn't a few weeks ago..haha. whoops!)

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blog Badge

Hello everyone! Guess what!? I made my own blog badge! I did have some help from the wonderful Rhianne with the format. Thank you so much again!
Also if you'd like to add it to your blog, simply copy and paste the HTML on the side of my blog ( you'll probably have to scroll) :D
Have a fabulous day!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Dream Quote

"When you have a dream you've got to grab it and never let go."
– Carol Burnett

Monday, October 12, 2009

Paris Memories & Sea World

Today on my day off for Columbus Day (yippee!), I found myself thinking of all my little trips to France... Paris in particular. So I went through all my photo folders and found some of my favorite photos from Paris!

Besides searching through photo albums, I spent the day with a few friends at Sea World. We rode all the rides and saw many of the shows, including Shamu and Viva! It was a pretty great day but after eating a lot of junk food, I came home with quite a headache.
When I got home, I found myself with a pile of homework and chores. I completed most of my homework (due tomorrow at least) but still have to right a really long debate speech...yeesh. I also missed my show, Greek! Arr...
There's too much stuff to do! And I have to stay after for club meetings and practice everyday this week! I need a vacation.. I'm thinking Hawaii? Or Greece? Any suggestions?

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Can't Think of a Clever Title for this Post

The results of my pottery class...

So what do you guys think?

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

As many of you probably know The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus is coming out on October 16th! I've watched the trailer once or twice and am interested enough to fill in the pieces by going and seeing it at the movie theater. The real treat is that Heath Ledger is in the film, but unfortunately was unable to finish it, and Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law were used throughout the end instead.
It really does make me sad... I remember when I first found out that he had passed away. I was riding in the car one morning with my mom and we were listening to the radio. All of a sudden my mom yanked the volume control up and we listened intently. Then we heard what had happened. It really hit me... I felt like crying. I have always loved all his films and was utterly shocked to hear he had passed.
Rest in peace Heath. You were a truly magnificent actor.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Honest Scrap Award

I was reading through the lovely Red Boots blog when I saw she tagged anyone who read her blog! So since she didn't technically specify... I decided to join in the fun!

So here it goes, I have to share ten honest things about myself:

My name is Jessica. I go by JessicaLeighLaLou on the blog because it's a nickname my mom gave me when I was a little girl. I have countless other nicknames including: Guadalupe, Lilly, Lovie, Frenchie, and so many more!! My dad is responsible for the majority of them. :)

I only eat carrots with Ranch dressing...I think they taste strange without it.

When I get bored on the computer or in computer classes especially, I hold down the mouse and highlight stuff randomly. I drives the people next to me crazy because I'm constantly clicking. hehe.

I live in south Texas but I have no accent, hardly ever say "y'all", and the only time I ever sort of dress Western is when I go to the Rodeo once a year.

When my dad used to drive me home from school, I always used to request "Harper Valley PTA" by Jeannie C. Riley. I know all the words!

I write my S's backwards... starting from the bottom and circling upwards.

When I go running I usually try conjugating French verbs in my head.

I've traveled all over Europe and wish I could go back so badly! I've also lived in Germany for 7 1/2 years in Stuttgart and Kaiserslautern-both wonderful places to live.

I get goosebumps everytime I watch that part in Mulan when she climbs up the wooden poll and "We Are Men" is playing in the background! goosebumps

I love everything about blogging: the posting, the comments, the followers, etc. It makes me feel like I'm standing out slightly from the rest of the 304,059,724 Americans.

Tag you are it! (themagicalbean, little miss tiara, biscuit, Sylvita, A New Simple Something!, and of course YOU!)

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Shy'm Song

I was browsing YouTube the other day and found this really beautiful French song! I love her voice...
Does anyone know any good French artists or songs?

Monday, October 5, 2009

YannPendaries on Etsy

Oh Là Là ! C'est magnifique!

Yann Pendaries is a professional French photographer with a lovely store on Etsy. He has so many beautiful works of art! I love how colorful and special each one is. Be sure to stop by his Etsy store and his website for some beautiful photos!

Green Quote

"I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?"

-Robert Redford, Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Terra Cotta Warriors

Hello my fellow bloggers! This weekend I went on a trip to Houston, Texas to go see some of the Terra-Cotta warriors on tour from China! How cool is that?! First we went to a place called the Forbidden Gardens which had replicas of the the soldiers and tons of information on them. Here are some photos of that...

Then after that we went to the Houston Museum of Natural Science and saw the actual Terra-Cotta warriors and some other artifacts from China. I wish I could show you photos from that as well but they weren't allowing people to take photos within the exhibit. It was so cool and I had such a blast!

PS: Don't forget to watch the video about the warriors and if you want to learn more about them then click here!

Are there any fun trips you've taken recently?


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