Friday, May 15, 2009

In My Head at Dawn

Remember John Stamos on Full House? I was a little kid when that show was on, but Uncle Jesse was definitely one of my first crushes. I bring this up because as I was deciding what to wear today, I came across the T-shirt my friend Sky got me for my birthday last year. It's a Jesse and the Rippers shirt. That was Uncle Jesse's band on the show. He sang lead and played guitar until the band broke up and he formed another group in which he played drums and sang. Thank you, Wikipedia.

I opted to wear an Element Skateboards shirt instead of the Jesse & the Rippers shirt, but it got me thinking...

Is anyone else pissed that even though Uncle Jesse wore leather pants and had a totally 80's rock mullet - he and The Rippers played really light -forgive the term- pussy pop? With a name like The Rippers, you'd think they...well...ripped! Sadly, their music was less Whitesnake and more Beach Boys. Sigh. I still love you Jesse Kastopolis.

I'm thinking of taking some time off in July. I find myself overwhelmed with obligations. I haven't been a very good friend lately, and I'm nearly intolderable to be around right now. I have foolishly over commited myself to a lot of projects. It's making me miserable. Today I heard someone say: "If something brings you more unhappiness than happiness - stop doing it."

So I'm putting my foot down. No more people-pleasing. I'm going to have to learn to say no.

But right now I'm saying yes - to sleep. It's a bad sign when you're nodding off at the computer. So Goodnight my Darlings. The sun will be up in less than an hour.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Jean-etically Speaking

Girls will understand this. You know that pair of jeans? The ones that you keep tucked away in hopes that someday you'll fit into them again. Well, today I put mine on - with ease. I haven't been able to wear them since last fall.
Just sharing that because I am proud of myself. It did not come easy. I loathe exercising. I refuse to do it. So instead, I changed my diet. I won't lie to you. It sucks and I would seriously uppercut someone for a slice of chocolate cake right now.

But it was all worth it today when I slipped into those Lucky Brand Jeans and twirled around in front of the mirror. (Topless, of course.) It was also worth it when I posted the last Photo of the Week without any figure help from Photoshop.

And now a message for the guys. I am being told by many of you have not signed up for updates because your girlfriend would get mad at you. I suppose I can respect that. Or I can suggest you do like some of my followers and use a fake name! Let's be sneaky together.

I leave you all now with a photo from a shoot I had last week with the awesome Ron Davis of Reactuate Photography. I had an amazing experience working with him and Makeup Artist Janet Tillsman.

P.S. I do not know how to play the Violin.
Candid, in between shots.