April 2, 2009

it's the end of the world as we know it......

well......i got a job! ok it's not technically a real job until my 'probationary' period is over (if they decide to keep me) but it's a job. and i will get paid. hooray! i am so excited! it is basically an assistant/secretary position at a law office and i am going to work my butt off so that after my 3 week probation he will take me on full time. i am so glad someone finally decided to give me a shot! and now i can go shopping. i don't need that much, maybe a pair of pants, a casual dress and some shirts. i also don't start until the 13th so i have all of next week to prepare. i am nervous and excited. this is a real job.

i had previously written that arizona's new basketball coach was tim floyd. floyd did not accept and arizona wanted someone more high profile. either way, arizona is still missing a basketball coach. but if they really want someone high profile they are going to need to throw them a heck of a lot of cheddar (yo). in other college basketball news, john calipari has officially left the university of memphis to coach at the university of kentucky. they gave him almost $32 million and he gets his choice of country club memberships, two cars and of course bonuses upon reaching sweet sixteen, the final four and an ncaa championship. he is now the highest paid coach in college basketball.

yesterday i went to an event with my mother. it is for a great organization called piece by piece which teaches mosaic tile work to underprivileged women in skid row (bad area of los angeles) and then sells their pieces and gives them the profits. well my mother and i went and i made a mirror and my mom made a pot. this is what it looks like now. later i am going to grout it so you won't see any wood. it should be amazing. obviously pictures of that will follow.

it does not look as good here as it does in person. it's really pretty blues and some white tiles and some blue tiles that are a little more grey. the grout is also grey so it should work very well together.

so yesterday i was going through some stuff in my room just to kind of clean and organize and i found a box of old stuff that i kept. in this box i had everything from photographs, to letters i got at camp to notes i passed freshman year of high school. well, in this box i also found this.....

unquestionably one of the great magazine covers of all time. i thought i had lost it but i didn't, it was just hiding. this is vanity fair's december 2001 cover and brad obviously looks incredible. like wow. amazing. you can't stop staring can you? it's ok, i can't either. it's nice. i just love that i have the cover. that is brad at his hottest.

i was also out yesterday and in my travels i found a person who deserved to be called out. first off, legwarmers? really? second, hot pink legwarmers? seriously? this is not the 80s and you're not in an aerobics class.

just wow. although i do love how i snapped the picture when she was starting to walk away so she is in a dancer-like pose.


  1. Yipee for the job! That is awesome! Can I just say that is one of my all time favorite magazines too? I loved that issue and had such a huge crush on Brad back then. However, he pretty much ruined it for me when he left Jen - I'm definitely not a fan of Angelina.

  2. Congrats on your new job! Yay!!!

    I love the mosaic tile mirror you're working on. Can't wait to see the finished product.

  3. Congrats, Jess. I am SO excited for you!

  4. Glad you got a job..keep us posted!!

  5. Congrats on the job!!!

    That outfit is just awful

  6. hi! I'm a blog friend of Danielle's and I can't believe this is the first time I've stopped by your blog! so great. and super CONGRATS on the job!! I totally know how you're feeling... I was in the same position {with a very similar job} about a year and a half ago... so grateful that someone finally gave me the chance to prove myself! and now I've been there for a year and a half!! :) I hope it all goes well for you!!