How I Valentine’s

 

 

This is how I feel everyday.

Happy Valentine’s Day FabNerds! Hope you are all enjoying the magic of Feb 14 that I have waxed poetic on several times in the two years this blog has been around. In case you’ve missed it, here’s a quick recap of my thoughts on the holiday:

Valentine’s Day is awesome. It is not just a day for couples and commercialism (though what’s so bad about that, really?) it’s about remembering to be kind to those around you and treat everyone with love. And it’s about wearing lots of pink and red.

So without another V-Day Tirade I thought I’d share a little bit about some of the ways I have enjoyed today in chronological order…

2:03 AM: In the early hours of Valentine’s Day I finally finished Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter – a book that I have been reading off and on since May. It’s a scrumptious read and the only reason it took me so long to get through was because each chapter is like a full three-course meal and you need to break for a few weeks before indulging again. I don’t want to give anything away, but the last chapter opens with this epic, subversive, valentine that I think was a perfect start to the day.

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 10:00 AM: Time to get all pink and red out! This year it was a pink lace blazer with my “Love Conquers Hate” (in Russian) protest tee. This is the only time of year where my wardrobe is not considered totally tacky. Or is at least is encouraged to be tacky.

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11:42 AM: I texted everyone a Happy Valentine’s Day (separately, of course) including my brother who sent me a very sweet message back.

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2:00 PM: Went out to lunch with former Valentine’s-Hater friend. We went to a little Italian bakery and if my enthusiasm for 2-14-14 didn’t change her mind, these cookies certainly did.

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4:35 PM: Because this day is not just about me, I donated a Valentine’s Day meal to a person in need via God’s Love We Deliver – an organization that makes and delivers meals to people living HIV/AIDS, cancer and other serious illnesses in New York City. $10 provided a full dinner plus two Valentine’s-themed desserts. Very lovely.

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5:00 PM: Hey! I’m not heartless! I like to indulge in the occasional couple-y romantic V-Day fare too. This included crying of Google’s homepage and my love of Ira Glass and watching this beautiful version of “Ten Minutes Ago” from Roger’s And Hammerstein’s Cinderella.

7:12 PM: I started to write this blog post, a process which included to my annual google -image search of Valen-pics like this one…

8:30 PM: I’m jumping a bit into my future, but after posting this I’m planning to bake little heart-shaped cakes for some of my nearest and dearest. They will probably not look like this, but let’s stay optimistic.

And that’s my day! Hope your Valentine’s was just a delightful FabNerds. And if it wasn’t, you still have four hours to make it wonderful!

Love the Love,

Jess

 

 

 

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I’ve Missed You So!

I’m sorry it’s been so long, but there’s no need to get so worked up…

Omg FabNerds, it has been forever! So between my crazy 24/7 2-Job summer and coming back to the fabulous state of New York where I have to finish a degree and what not, I just have not been able to really sit and blog like I should. I feel totally guilty. And awful. And bummed. I mean, this always happens. I think I’m going to blog my little heart out and then I get distracted and I look up and it’s been four months since my last post.

So here’s what I think. I think I put too much pressure on myself. I think I try to have all these crazy posting schedules and theme days, and I don’t think it helps me like it should. My new goal is to try and post once a week. I don’t know what on what day I will be posting or if it will be the same every week. I have no clue what I will be writing about.

I just want to write this blog and if I can get into a good rhythm posting just once a week for a while I think I can be happy. Writing this blog should not be stressful.

So let’s talk about this week’s post? I figured, FabNerds, that you have an idea about what “working crazy hours” and “trying to graduate college” looks like so I thought I’d update you on some other things I have been doing since my last post. Here’s the top ten…

THINGS I HAVE BEEN DOING SINCE MY LAST POST:

1. Watching LOL

If you have seen this movie please comment here or tweet me (@TheFabJessGoing) so we can immediately talk about it. I am obsessed. Did you know if was based on a French film called LOL: Laughing Out Loud? I’m hosting a theme party where we watch them back to back and compare. I will be dressed up as that little girl who looks like Joan of Arc….

2. Being G-List Twitter Famous

@TheFabJessGoing…Come on. 101 other people did it!

That’s right. As of right now, I have 101 followers– that’s right, be jelly. And not just randos, but really cool people. Published Authors, WE TV “Celebrities”, People With Awesome Taste in Television… this is the caliber of tweeters I attract. People just love my Romeo and Juliet live tweets (god, it was horrid). You should follow me too.

3. Deciding  To Finally Read Rob Lowe’s Book or Not

Rob and I are friends? He doesn’t follow me on twitter…

I just bought it on my Kindle, but I’m still unsure. Everyone says it’s fantastic, but I don’t even really know who he is. Except that he was the best part of Behind The Candelabra . What do you think FabNerds? Should I become one of RL’s friends?

4. Learning A TON About Skin Care

Like, for realz. If you want to know how to figure out your skin type and how to get on a good five-year moisturizer regime I got your back. You wanna talk super foods? Watermelon and Tomatoes, baby. I can solve everyone’s skin care issues. Most important thing I’ve learned: Shea Butter is bad for Eczema and Dermatitis. Question I Still Can’t Answer: Are Eczema and Dermatitis the same thing? Comment Bellow! 

5. Pinning Pics of Dolce And Gabbana Ads

I can’t stop. I think they are so cool. It makes me want to find really sexy Italian relatives to yell at. You can find them on my personal Pinterest HERE. And if you want to see some of the sweet pics added to the N&F Pinterest you can find some cool things HERE.

6. Working on My Senior Project

Directed by ME!

Directed by ME!

I know, I know. This isn’t supposed to be a list about school or work or both, but you’re gonna here about it eventually so why not now? I’m directing a play. Written by my friend and future Pulitzer winner. It’s about the Tower of Babel. And Lesbians. It opens in March and is going to kick ass (I hope) . Just look at the Amazballs* poster we had for auditions!

7. Online Shopping

DAMN YOU FREE SHIPPING!

It’s effing Amazon man! They make everything so easy. But I finally cancelled my Hulu Plus account, so I think I’m finally heading in the right direction. My accountant friend I went to Paris with says I should keep and expense journal. She’s not wrong. But I’m afraid to face that particular reality right now…

8. Trying to Be Best Friends with Mindy Kaling

BFFs Please?

She’s smart and pretty and funny. Her show is the shit. We’re both form kinda-Boston and have our credit card info memorized. Plus have you read this blog post about her love of Jonathan Adler? I have been in love with JA for ever! I even have one of his pillows! I think it’s destiny…

9. DOMINATING HEADS UP

I am a beast at this game, which is really cool since it’s the only game that is not Candy Land that I am good at. “Broadway Baby” and “Blockbuster” decks are my Jam. I do not even care how pathetic it is to wait around with a group of people until I can casually ask “Hey. Do you wanna play Heads Up?” only to totally crush them. I love this game and I. Do. Not. Care.

10. Sharing Inspirational/Self-Affirming Photos On Facebook 

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But I keep the privacy setting at “ONLY ME” so as to not let the world see that I need rainbow messages from “Spread Joy” to make me feel better.

…And that’s all I’ve been doing lately. Hope everything is well with you, FabNerds.

See You Next Week,

Jess

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* So I’m trying to start using “Amazballs” with out sounding totally idiotic. Did it work?