Catching Up With Exclamation!

Let’s Stay Informed, Shall We?

FAB NERDS! It’s been months since we’ve last seen each other. I know, I know. But listen: this summer is going to be different. You are going to get some stellar N&F posts EVERY Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. We are gonna make up for lost time, I promise. So before we get too far ahead of ourselves, let’s play a little catch up. Here are the 10 Big Things that were happened in my life since I last updated this little blog.

1. I Was In A Play!

I am not really playing this violin.

I am not really playing this violin.

True facts! I was in a play called Kafka:Divided at Purchase. It was more or less an adaptation of Kafka’s Metamorphosis. I played the Sister and I danced with a violin. I wish this picture wasn’t so small, but it was in a small theatre, so I guess that’s approriate.

2. My Senior Project Got Approved!

I KNOW!!!

Yo! Remember how all I talked about for a while was writing my senior project proposal and presenting my project in front of the Board? Well I did. And I’m approved! That’s right, I will be directing Babble at The Underground Theatre at SUNY Purchase College in March! More on that in the coming months. For now, let’s just smile. 🙂

3. I FINALLY Saw Rogers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella on Broadway!

I’ve been following this show since I found out Santino Fontana from Submissions Only would play Prince Charming. I’m a little bit obsessed. As soon as I had my final week under control, my friend  and I booked it over to the Broadway Theatre for Rush Tickets and watched the magic.

Excited Faces

Excited Faces

For more magic with the cast you can watch Ella’s Laura Osnes on her Broadway.Com Video Blog or watch this adorable video from The Times which has my favorite song in all Rogers and Hammerstein.

4. I Finished My Junior Year of College!

RIGHT?!?!

5. SMASH was Canceled!

I just want to thank you all for your kind words this time of need. As you know, SMASH and I were very close. We all knew the end was coming, but I was hoping that after Karen and Ivy’s duet  at the Bombshell opening we’d have at least one more season, but that’s life, right?

But it’s important to remember the good things about the ones we’ve lost, so if anyone has some good Ivy/Derek fan fiction or some Jimmy in Jail fan art, please send it my way. I will be waiting with baited breath, but until then let’s end this section the way SMASH intended…

6. Princess: Long Island Premiered!

And it is amazing.

7. I Bought New Hats!

I was busy during my hiatus, I promise, but I also bought this hat and I think it’s really cool. Here I am wearing it at a Father’s Day Brunch with my dad and brother.

FabNerds, Don't tell my brother he's on here, ok?

FabNerds, Don’t tell my brother he’s on here, ok?

8. I Worked on A Middle School Production of Grease!

True. I choreographed a bit, but mainly I designed their lights. I won’t show any video, because of the whole “videos of minors” thing. So here’s a video of a Korean Production of the High School Hit.

9. I Made Ticket Stub Art!

If you follow me on Instagram (@TheFabJessGoing) you might see these pop up occasionally. I one of my summer jobs involves working at a movie theater and sometimes it’s dead and I’m bored and the only friends I have are ticket stubs.

My New Best Friend.

My New Best Friend.

10. I Met LC!

So, I’ve never read any of reality star turned fashion guru, Lauren Conrad’s novels (that she writes herself!) but I do think her website is wonderful. And when I heard she was doing a book signing near me TODAY, well, I just had to go. Here’s a pic.

My Other New Best Friend.

My Other New Best Friend.

We talked about the horrible rain she drove in to get there. Her make-up was Fabulous.

…sooo. That’s all I’ve been doing the last few weeks. I’ll see you on Wednesday with a new post.

Stay Cool,

Jess

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Catastrophe!

Now, I don’t actually own a Mac, but there’s no such thing as “Sad HP G42” so for theatrical purposes, I’m using this pic.

I am so SORRY FabNerds! It’s been almost two weeks since my last post. Since the implementation of the Nerdy and Fabulous Mission Statement, this is the longest I have gone without posting.

At first, it was because of spring break. “Two days without blogs wouldn’t hut anyone,” I said. “It’ll be fine.”

FabNerds, you all know by now that nothing good happens when I start talking to myself in italics. Two days turned into a week and in the days that follow calamity ensued.You probably saw if you follow me on Twitter*, but in case you missed it you can read the whole thing here.

Basically, my laptop is dead. I want to try and save it, but the end of the semester is to busy for me to go out and try and do something about it, so it’ll have to wait until the summer. I’m sure that you understand that this is totally scary and awful. Imagine, no laptop – no internet (I can only get Wifi on my phone sometimes), no way to watch SMASH!**

This is how I feel.

This also means that I have to go to the library when I need a computer. And since I’m in the midst of End of Semester Craziness when I’m at the library, I really need to be doing school work and not blogging about hats, Ben Affleck, OR The Feminine Mystique.

However, I am fortunate enough that I have wonderful parents who are currently sending me a Backup Laptop. So, in a few days, I will be using that and blogging my little heart out!

And don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten that I owe you March’s Monthly Obsession. Plus, I’ve got some other cool things in the works.

Wish me Luck,

Jess

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P.S. Speaking of Catastrophes, please enjoy an apology video featuring one of my favorite songs about one of my least favorite animals:

*And why don’t you? Look at the sidebar, I’m great at Twitter. And Instagram. Follow me on both @TheFabJessGoing

** Well, you know, except for on TV…