Thursday, April 30, 2009

more pics as of late.

this is probably the worst picture i could've posted of my haircut... but it's all i have at the moment. my sideburn looks crunk, but it's actually not. and yes, i have a straight-up rat-tail and 'cuts' on the side. well.... the rat-tail's not straight, it actually curls (and usually to the right), but anyways. these are my new hairs. i'll try to get a better picture soon.

this is me, sitting on an exercise ball, taking stats for intramural basketball. (see how my hairs look normal from the front?) this was also 'dress week'... i don't think i got pictures of all the days, but i wore a dress every day this week to classes and work, etc. you may remember this dress, amanda, as the one you bought for yourself and i stole quite immediately after you brought it home :)

this is tristan's 'jecca' smile. do you see the resemblance? i was quite shocked when ian said, "do the jecca smile!" and tristan produced this lovely cheese right away... i guess he'd been practicing.
S-O-N-I-C... this was a lovely sonic trip around midnight after i had cut the boys' hair for the second night in a row. (jordan, reverend reese, ian, tristan, me and lance) ALSO, why we were there i saw Dan and Pat from church and two other people from PBU. ALSOOOOO, we were driving to this place and someone thought we were going in the wrong direction so we turned aroudn to go opposite for a LoNG time, and then we figured out we just didn't go far enough in the other direction... good thing i got gas before we left.
i went to playwicki on sunday in the blazing 90 degree PA weather and my pitiful cold. i was hoping to sweat the illness out of me... it kindof worked.
me and Jordan!!! also known as Georgina. she's great. i love her.
ok, if that wasn't the most random blog post ever then i don't know what is... back to work, i guess. i'm at dispatch for the next two and a half hours and then i get to go to sleep. i'm excited about that. i love you all.
<3 jecca andrew

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Cheesecake Alert

I made a Chocolate/Espresso/Heath cheesecake from scratch as part of the Daring Bakers challenge group I belong to. The blog post went up yesterday, so if you are interested in eyeing some super-deliciousness, you can find it here.

Really. I promise. If you click the word "here" above, all your problems will be sol-ved.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

the stanley boys.

Ladies & Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce you to possibly the coolest men ever (besides Dad & Hosh) on the face of the planet: Tristan and Ian Stanley.

We had Stanley Boy Quality Time on Friday afternoon. It was so fun until Tristan got a call from his workout partner and had to leave. Then it became Ian Stanley Quality Time and that was equally as fun.

I love these boys for several reasons: (1) they are boy versions of Amanda and I (Tristan=Me, Ian=Amanda), (2) they are brothers (I love sibling interactions), (3) they have a personal sense of style unmatched by any other PBU'er, (4) and Ian is going to get a rat-tail because of me.

Also, they were both in the school's production of 'the Mikado'. They did great & I love them.
So there you have it. I love the Stanley men.

Now I'm off to the park to catch up on some much needed Vitamin D.
<3 jecca

Monday, April 20, 2009

Can You Keep a Secret? *with updated link*

Neither can I! Well... at least not well... and not for a long time. :)

I'll get right to it.

I have a blog that I post to much much more regularly than this one. So... if you want more Amanda - like, on a daily basis - then meet me over here at Is This Thing On?

What can you look forward to on this new-to-you blog? In a word... cupcakes. And lots of them. I also post the random blog on teaching and whatever else pops into the ol' head.

So maybe I'll see you there? Don't worry... I'm still going to keep up with this blog and post on occasion. :)

VT cupcake

One of my good friends here in Maine is going to a Ph.D. program at Virginia Tech next year, so I made him some Hokie cupcakes.

This is what they look like inside:

Fancy, right? :)

In case you were wondering, this cupcake is brought to you by Alton Brown's Carrot Cake, Cassie's Perfect Cream Cheese Icing, and my own special candy melt hi-hat process.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

While I have a signal for the internet... Thought I would share

By the way, that cake is hilarious.

I had to share the dream I had last night.

I think maybe it was the fact that I had talked to Anita and it had been on my mind that it was two years yesterday that Mammaw passed away. Or maybe it was the night-time cold medicine I took before bed. It's a toss up. A bit of background before I go into the whole dream. Two days ago, I cleaned off my nightstand that had all of my jewelery on it. I put the jewelery in random places, etc. But the point being, there was no more jewelery on my nightstand. Last night, I had a dream that Mammaw was talking to me and telling me that I "had to put the pin on my purse." I was so confused because I didn't know what pin she was talking about. I knew it was one of the pins that had been hers, but I was very confused. She kept saying it over and over again, and that's all she was saying. "Tina, put the pin on your purse." When I finally asked her what pin she was talking about, she said, "You know which one. I love you." And I woke up. It was only like five in the morning when I woke up, and I went back to sleep not thinking a thing about it.

This morning when my alarm went off, I cut it off only to knock something off of my nightstand. When it hit the carpet, I cut my light on to find Mammaw's Rhinestone Turkey Wish bone pin on my floor. My jaw dropped. Needless to say, I put it on my purse. :) Maybe it was Mammaw's way of telling me to make a wish.. Or maybe I slept walked and picked up the pin. WHO KNOWS. All I know is, I am rocking a rhinestone turkey wishbone pin circa 1970 on my patchwork purse.

I love you all!!!