Monday, February 15, 2010

She only took me for ten-thousand yen.

Hey oh! Check out my new blog layout!



Jiscilla came over this weekend and with her expert styling, make-up, and photography skills, came up with some great pictures of yours truly! I know I look a bit pensive above, but I really loved the photo. And the books! Obviously! What do you think?

There are many photos where that came from - I plan on changing up the header later in the year! Here's a couple of fun shots that aren't header material...outtakes, if you will:




I think you can tell that Jiscilla and I had a grand weekend, starting off with vegan burritos and Friday night photo shoots! We then stayed up and watched Zombieland, which was a laugh riot. On Saturday morning we decided to wake up in time for the special $6 Saturday morning deal at a movie theater showing A Single Man. Let me tell you: A Single Man was a beautiful film, a wonderful turn by one of my favourites Colin Firth, and all the men looked impeccable - both in their tailored suits and out of them!

We then spent the rest of the day preparing for my upcoming trip in March. I've failed to mention exactly where I'm going, but I've decided today is the day to break it to you:

I'M GOING TO JAPAN!!!!!!!!

Can you believe it? I can't believe it.

Jesse and I have been planning this for a few months, as Motion City is playing some shows there for a week in March, it's one of Jesse's favourite places in the world, and a destination I've always wanted to go to! Seriously, I believe one of our first conversations centered around our mutual love for Japan. And later we would speak of visiting the country together.

And now! On March 2nd, I head to Tokyo! We'll also be visiting Nagoya and Osaka! I can't help but type all these sentences with exclamation points! I studied Japanese culture in college, and have been dreaming about visiting ever since. It's been the number one place I'd like to visit in the world for a long time. And I get to go with Jesse!

I've been bummed since the last time I saw Jesse, knowing I wouldn't see him for a month. However, we've both been relishing in the fact that the next time we see each other we'll be in JAPAN! On the other side of the world! On Saturday, I bought a suitcase and some new headphones. I've been carrying around a Japanese phrasebook, and whispering to myself on the subways. You'll probably be hearing much more of my preparation for the trip in the coming weeks - stay tuned!

Oh, and lest I forget to mention my Valentine's Day: I received a lovely bouquet from Jesse, who was in LA, and we videochatted twice for maximum FACETIME. Otherwise, I watched figure skating with Pee Wee (he's a real fan, I'm not kidding), and did some cleaning around the house. Plus, I decided to buy myself a Crumbs cupcake and indulge in my quiet Sunday night!

Now to prepare for the week ahead...and Japan!

23 comments:

  1. obsesssssssed with your header! just LOVE.
    also, that last pic of you laughing - darling!
    so fun. great job :)

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  2. Love love love love love the new layout!!!

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  3. Love your new layout - you always photograph so well, damn you!

    And Japan . . . JEALOUS!!!!

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  4. The new layout looks great and your header is very fitting.

    I'm so jealous about Japan! I expect lots of pictures.

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  5. It's a beautiful layout and picture, although it's going to drive me crazy that I can't read the titles of the books. ;) Congratulations on your trip to Japan! How awesome!

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  6. LOVE YOUR HEADER. You are gorgeous, miss.

    Also, do you have the vegan burrito recipe?

    Also, also, I'm so excited for you about Japan! That is going to be awesome!

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  7. LOVE the new layout. I've been thinking of a redesign for a while to accommodate more room for photos; once again you're inspiring me to get moving.

    Also: JAPAN! So excited for you.

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  8. Hey there pretty lady! You look so very very beautiful!! Two thumbs up :)

    And Japan... holy cow! So glad that worked out!!! Have an amazing time!!!!

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  9. Awesome! And super awesome new layout :)

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  10. LOVE the new layout! So cute! And yay for Japan! Take tons of photos!

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  11. Kind of jealous that I did not take that picture.

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  12. You are adorable and I am SO excited for you. Japan!!!

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  13. The new layout is awesome!
    I'm so excited to hear all about your Japan trip. My sister lived there for a year and I loved hearing about the places she travelled to and the amazing things she saw.

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  14. LOVE the new layout! and so very excited for you and your trip. enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. <333

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  15. beautiful!! so excited for you that you get to visit japan. can't wait to see pictures!

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  16. Oooh I love the header! And yay! Japan! That sounds so fab!

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  17. YOU HAVE TO GO TO THE TSUKIJI MARKET. Go at like six a.m. and you can eat sushi that was caught that morning. It's unreal. http://www.tsukiji-market.or.jp/tukiji_e.htm

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  18. <3 <3 is pretty much all i can say...about everything.

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  19. LOVE the new header. Great picture and backdrop. Just love it.

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  20. wow about all of it.
    like.... GOOD wow. :) xx

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  21. jessica! your header is GORGEOUS. it's so you. i just had to comment and tell you that i am also going to tokyo in march! i don't think i can actually believe it yet. way. too. excited, so i completely feel you. i leave march 23, how long are you going for? i hope the cherry blossoms are at least part way bloomed by the time i get there and hopefully i'll get to go to kyoto as well. it'll be a short trip since i'm on spring break from work. how exciting that you get to go there while mcs is touring. if you're back before i leave you'll have to update and let me know some of your favorite places in tokyo. and yes! i still lurk your blogs... you've definitely built up quite the following since the ol livejournal days! hahaha.

    xoxo!

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  22. Maeghan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I miss you & our livejournal days :) xo

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