Friday, November 30, 2007


I just wanted to inform everybody that I got 35 out of 40 on today's biology test. It had to do with fungi and gene mutations and other things of that sort. In honor of my score, I have posted a picture of an insect with a gene mutation. This little dude was supposed to have antennae growing out the front of his face, but because of the gene mutation, he now has extra legs in the antenna's place.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

I know it took me a while to get this post up, but I was such a procrastinator over the break that at the beginning of this week I had to spend all of my time catching up with school. Anyhow, we had a great time over the break. We spend most of the time down in St. George (where it's "warm") with 3 of Mark's 5 brothers and their families. There was a lot of game playing, competitions, and relaxation time. Unfortunately I didn't take any pictures of the cutest little girls on the planet, but I will tell you a little story. These 4 little girls are obsessed with the Disney Princesses, so they kept asking me which princess I was. I said I didn't know because I didn't have a princess dress. (Each of the girls has their own princess dress that they wore every day over their clothes.) Little Emma said, "It's okay, Jess, you can be a princess without a dress." My brother-in-law said to me, "Yeah, Cinderella was dressed in rags so you can be her." It was pretty funny.
On the way down and on the way back from St. George we stopped in Salt Lake to visit my family. We played a fun game called Killer Bunnies one night. I think they liked it, but I couldn't quite tell. That same night my mom provided a masseuse for all of the girls, which was absolutely divine. The other day we were there was family picture day. We had a wonderful dinner with the grandparents then had our pictures taken. There are a few X-rated ones of my brother breast-feeding a manican so I didn't post those, but here are my favorites of each shot.

Monday, November 19, 2007


This semester Mark and I have been taking an online arts class. For it to be worth 2 credits, we had to attend 20 "art-ish" events and write one paper per event within a week of the performance. Some weeks we were gone 4 of 6 available evenings. Well, I have just written my last paper for the class after having attended my last event on Saturday night. What a relief. Since we have now finished (completely) the two classes we were taking online, I now have only 3 classes to attend and think about for the rest of the semester. Quite by luck, of those 3 classes I only have 2 final exams and 1 final project. My life should be much less stressful without those petty little classes.

Last week, as we were about to leave for school, we found that the battery on our motorcycle had died. At first I thought it wouldn't start because it was low on gas and it was quite cold outside. Each morning, to avoid conflict with parking our car, we ride the motorcycle to school (freezing our faces off) and park right by our classes where there are always available motorcycle parking spaces. So, not having this bike caused some problems for a little while. Finally, today, we got the battery charged. Unfortunately, we didn't get it charged until after the nice, beautiful, warm day had turned into a cold, windy day. So, through text messaging, my mother and I wrote this poem:

It's a beautiful day for a ride
Unfortunately the battery died
A new battery will cost more than a nickel
But without it you will be in a pickle
I don't want a pickle
I just wanna ride on my motor-sicle
And I don't wanna die
Just wanna ride on my motorcy

If only I could post the song by Arlo Guthrie where we got half of our lyrics...

Monday, November 12, 2007


I stole this idea from my awesome aunt. Reading hers made me laugh and I had to try it out for myself.

1. My rock star name (first pet and current car): Black Diamond Cavalier
2. My gangsta name (favorite ice cream flavor and favorite cookie): Candycane Pumpkin C. Chip
3. My "fly guy/girl" name (first initial of first name and first three letters of last name: Jand
4. My detective name (favorite color and favorite animal): Green Frog
5. My soap opera name (middle name and city where you were born): Generica West Valley
6. My Star Wars name (first three letters of your last name and first two letters of your first name): Andje (probably pronounced like "Angie" with a d sound in the middle)
7. My superhero name (2nd favorite color and favorite drink with "The" in front): The Pink Water
8. My Nascar name (first names of your grandfathers): Gayle Sydney
9. My stripper name (name of your favorite perfume/cologne and your favorite candy): Very Sexy Snickers
10. My witness-protection name (mother's and father's middle names): Marie E.