Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The First Video Blog is Up!!!

As you can see in my previous post, my first video blog is up! :)

I wanted to clean-up some of my edits... but posting the new file would create a totally different file on YouTube, and kill any links/embeds you have posted to the original... so I am going to squash my perfectionist nature, and leave it as is.

I will instead, redirect my obsessive compulsiveness towards starting a second script!

I'll even try to learn my lines this time! ;)

As an added bonus, the soundtrack may be provided by Moby! I am waiting for him to grant me permission to use his gratis music for it!!

The song that opened my first video blog was "Love Today" by Mika off of his album "Life in Cartoon Motion". There are many good tracks on the album, including "Big Girl You Are Beautiful", a song that falls into the catogory of Sir Mix-a-lot's "Baby Got Back" or Queen's "Fat Bottomed Girls". I may no longer be "big" myself anymore, but I still love those songs!

(It's strange that Moby and Mika are both male music artists who go by one name that starts with "M" and has 4 letters.... Well, at least that sort of coincidence seems interesting at midnight...)

The Mika clip comprised less than 10% of my work so I should be cool with "Fair Use" laws. Fair Use is weighed by how the song was used, how much of the song was used, and if the value and potential sales of the original work were affected.

After being legally violated in the past, (companies stealing my image to sell weight loss products I never used...) I try hard not to step on other peoples toes!

I really need to get to bed!



Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I know I SHOULD be in bed but....

I know that I should be in bed at midnight with work tomorrow, BUT... I just finished uploading my first video blog!!!

I put a lot of effort into making this video and I hope that you enjoy it and share it with others. :)

Please leave a comment so I know what you think!

If I get a good response, I will be likely to make more video posts.



I will be traveling to Houston,TX this Thursday for work!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Back to Blue

The pink color scheme was nice for a few months, but I decided to go back to a more professional and easy to read layout.

I hope you enjoy the fresh look!

As an added bonus, these colors are much less conspicuous when browsing at work! ;)

What about the Video Blog?

Aaron and I plan to film my first video blog today, if I can stop hacking long enough to say my lines! ;)

Hope you are having a fun and healthy Memorial Day Weekend!!


Friday, May 23, 2008

Got a bad cold…

Wow. I can’t remember the last time I was this sick!

I just spent the last few days in bed, and to top it all off I got my period too! What a nightmare.

I finally went back to work today because I really could not miss anymore. I felt so bad disrupting my co-workers with all my hacking and sneezing and blowing my nose.

I am still pretty sick, but I think I am on the upswing!

I hope to walk a bit on the elliptical trainer tonight, nothing too strenuous! I have been drinking lots of juice to get vitamin C to fight the bugs in my system.

I might be spening this three day weekend in bed getting better.

I hope you have a better weekend!



A Favor for Leann

Leann asked me if I would pass this information on to you:

Her daughter, Lisa, is in the Miss Riverfest Pageant and this link will direct you to the Miss Photogenic part of the competition.

Clicking Lisa's link creates an email with her name as the subject. Just send it off as is. You can vote only once per email address.

Lisa is near the bottom of the page. Thank you so much!!

Forward this to all your people on your email addy list and ask them to vote for Lisa Johnson too!! That'd be great!! Thanks again!!!

Leann, mom of Lisa Belle Johnson :)

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bribing Myself back on track!

I am going to an anime convention tomorrow!!!! I have been working on my costume!!! (See my costume blog for more info on that). I am so excited!

When I got home from work last night I really wanted to just grab my sewing and get to work, but I knew that if I started sewing I would skip my workout. So I made a rule that I could not touch the sewing machine until I did some cardio.

I ran 3.01 miles in 38:13 minutes while Aaron made supper. Dinner was ready when I got done, and it was really nice!

I have lost a pound this week so far! I am back on track!!!

Woo hoo!

Save a Life

I also want to take a minute to ask you to give blood.

Next weekend is Memorial Day Weekend, and the need for blood increases greatly.

Please take time to donate and bring a friend!

Be a Lifesaver a life this summer!

Make a difference.  Give blood.

I donated my 4th Gallon last Friday!

(That's 32 donations!)

Friday, May 9, 2008

Hey! My FAQ is Still "Old School!"

My Frequently Asked Questions Page is still "old school" blue! Oops I missed that. I might change my color code again for all my pages because the Pink and Purple looks pretty and femine but can be hard on the eyes after a while.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Where did Jess go?

Sorry for the long pause, but it has been hard to find free time to make a post with all that is going on…

April was a horrible month. In the end I gained 7 pounds due to stress eating. (Just read my April posts for an idea of what has been bothering me.)

I realize that being “self-destructive” is no way to deal with life’s difficulties and I have been doing my best to get back to my healthy lifestyle!

I am slowly getting back in the groove, and so far I’ve lost ½ a pound in May.

I ran three miles in 41:00 minutes on Tuesday. The first 8 – 10 minutes were AWFUL, but I soon I got in a rhythm and was able to go the distance. I plan to run again this evening.

I still have not gotten back in the habit of counting my calories, but I am watching portions and making better choices. I have a few more bumps to get over ( I will be going out to eat tomorrow night with my In-Laws and on Saturday I am going to my cousin’s wedding. ) and then I will be back on track with my calories as well!!!

I will also try to posting more regularly.

Hope you are living healthy too!