Monthly Archives: October 2015

Wordy Thursday

atelphobia

With Halloween just a couple of days away, I thought I’d confess one of my greatest fears.  Amanda Palmer refers to the “Fraud Police” in her book The Art of Asking.  You know, the people who will eventually figure out you have no idea what you’re doing and call you out for it…yeah, I can relate.

‘Til next time,

Jessica


These Are Definitely The Droids You’re Looking For

So, how may of you out there have just decided to let J.J. Abrams take all your money?  Because, after this trailer, I was ready to just go ahead and pre-order my tickets for Star Wars:The Force Awakens.  The only thing stopping me is not knowing the release date of the Sherlock Christmas Special.  Yes, I admit it.  One of the only things stopping me from making sure I’m one of the first people to see Star Wars Episode VII is making sure I see Benedict Cumberbatch, Martin Freeman and cast decked out and working their Sherlock-y magic in 1890’s London.  However, getting a glimpse of R2-D2 made my fingers itchy for pre-ordering those tickets.  (He always was my favorite.)

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Life by Design

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes

Sunshine & Daisies

by Skitterphoto

Life has taken a new and exciting direction for me, which means there’s a whirlwind of activity, but it is all of the good variety.  Lots of scary changes, good-scary not bad-scary.  I’ve started an undergraduate degree in Graphic Design at Full Sail University, and while I’m only two months in to the three year long program, I absolutely love it.  The best part of each day is the time I spend working toward earning this degree.  Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t all sunshine and daisies.

Full-Time Job + Full-Time School =
Tired & Stressed, but Blissful, Jessica

Perks

One of the really nice things about Full Sail University, other than the accelerated program, great professors, and programming that just makes me super-happy, is that my tuition includes a MacBook Pro. Until that arrived the other day, I didn’t realize how much I’d missed having a laptop that I can use to type on while I’m doing something like watching Sense 8 on Netflix.  (I knew I should have bought  the keyboard for my iPad.)  That means that you’re more likely to see more posts from me, since I apparently associate blogging with relaxing and my home office with, well, work.

You may also see a few vlogs, maybe? I learned how to use iMovie.  How did I not know how cool this was?  I may

https://pixabay.com/en/pencils-crayons-colourful-rainbow-452238/

by inspiredimages

have gone a little overboard with a video assignment for a class, but I could do cross dissolves and background music and titles.  It was pretty awesome.  The hardest part was recording enough video of me not looking or sounding stupid.  Also, the waiting for it to upload.  I got a little impatient when I didn’t see results right away and clicked the button a bunch of times.  I may have slowed things down a tad (or two hours).  What can I say it is a learning process.

You may also notice my blog take on a decidedly design-y trend because…well…I mentioned I was studying Graphic Design right?  There are also a few people in my life who have expressed an interest in seeing some of the things I’ve done as assignments so far, so I may post some of that stuff here too.

DON’T PANIC!  Geek stuff isn’t going away!  As a matter of fact, I’m going to my first ComiCon on Saturday.  I promise, I will be taking a lot of pictures, and I will be sharing…stuff. I don’t know what, because I’ve never been to a ComiCon before.  There is no going halfway though, I am dressing up, and getting into the swing of things.

So, to sum up, went back go school, got a new laptop, writing more stuff while watching cool stuff, and going to my first ever ComiCon.  Basically, creating my life the way I want it to be.  Life by design.

‘Til next time,

Jessica


Missed Me?

Moriarty? No?

Sorry, not actually Moriarty, but with with announcement that the Christmas(ish) special of Sherlock will be released in cinemas worldwide, I couldn’t resist.  Of course, we’ve missed Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman!  I’m not even going to mention the rest of the cast, because it would just take to long.  However, you have not been forgotten (as all the weird stuff posted on the internet will let you know), your loyal audience has missed you!

When will we get to see the dynamic duo in action in the 1890’s no less? (not that dynamic duo, the other one)  We’ve no idea.  They’re keeping that close to the vest, but lets face it, when don’t they?  Gatiss and Moffatt love their secrets like they love…well, Sherlock.

As for me, hopefully, I won’t give you quite as much of a chance to miss me from here on out. Maybe it took the impending long-awaited Christmas-y special to bring me out of my cave, but here I am.  I can’t have you thinking of me as the bad guy now, can I?

‘Til next time,

Jessica