Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Cereal is yummy.

Did you guys know I have my own webcast series on PNN? It's called cereals, because it's a serial of stories.

Monday, October 29, 2007

This is so cute!

Go here if you are in the mod for a fun and cute news story.

Friday, October 26, 2007

I am a Geek.

Over night, Mohinder Suresh has become my favorite Heroes character. Literally, overnight. He was in my dream last night (just wondering around, occasionally saying something or otherwise making his presence known, like most people who show up in my dreams) and now he is my favorite character. Yes, I like him even more than Milo Ventimiglia's Peter Petrelli (gasp).

But really, it's no wonder I like him. He's an uber-smart professor. He's one of the good guys. He's tall and lean. I think he might wear glasses sometimes (though I am not too sure). And the kicker:

He speaks with a British accent.

Like, duh. Of course I like this guy.

I am also kind of wondering if he is going to turn out to be a hero himself. His power, I think is his blood. All us Heroes geeks know that it is an antidote to a virus that is infecting some heroes. His sister was a hero, and being a hero is a genetic condition, so it is possible.

Did I just geek out too much? Well, get ready for more.

I love how all the heroes on Heroes have very different powers, and I have been thinking about what my hero power would be for a few weeks now. I have come up with this one, silly ability that I have.

I can detect British men. Seriously, if there is one within a hundred foot radius of me, I know about it even before they open their mouths. Usually, it's all about the hair, the clothes, even the way they hold themselves, but sometimes I can't even really pin point what it is. I just know.

How can I use this power to help save the world? Ummmm, maybe the demon will turn out to be British, and all we will know is that he is British and where he will be within a 100 foot radius). Then I will be able to find him and thers can take it from there.


Monday, October 22, 2007

Confession: I Yachtied.

Gulp. I hate to admit it. But yes, people. I went to the Yacht Club this weekend.

For those of you who think that sounds ok and kind of posh, rewind. Think again. It is hugely ironic that this place is called the Yacht Club. It's the diviest of all dives I have ever seen, and a guaranteed Rancho Reunion. Not always people you want to see either. Thankfully, we only ran into one that night, and he was fine.

But I really wanted to see my friend Catherine and her sister/my friend Laura while she was in town. This is how the evening began:

Jaime drives home from work @winery rediculously tired but determined not to punk out on her friends. Watches Bend it Like Beckham for a little while on TV before changing for the night out. At one point she takes off the jeans she put on to put pajamas back on, but forces herself back into going out clothes.

Arrives at Catherine's house and has three glasses of wine. Three. Puts on Catherine's perfume before she goes out and Catherine keeps telling her how good she smells all night.

We go out. I down a Malibu and Coke right off the bat.

We take a few fun pictures.

I decide I need a shot to loosen up a little more. Kiersten buys me a vodka one.

Suddenly, it's a good idea to document how stupid I feel (and how much fun I am having) by taking a picture of myself in the wierd bathroom.

And another.

Gina buys another round, and I am unaware of the fact that I am getting another shot until no one knows who it's for and I realize it's probably mine.

We dance. I video it, but it's way too dark to see.

I take this photo though:

We're in the mirror.

I remember Catherine quoting Knocked Up "Now that's how you get pink eye" while two people bumped and grinded really stupidly, and stupidly close to us.

I am pleased to announce, that no matter how drunk I got all night, I realized how dumb everyone there was. And how unnatractive most were. Badly dressed. Not us of course, we all looked cute and fabulous.

Someone wanted Taco Bell, someone told someone to stop trying to talk like they were sober, and I giggled a lot.

And earlier in the night, Cath and I talked about how dorky we were in Junior High, how awkward we felt and how goody-goody we were in High School, and how awesome, cute, and confident we are now.

This is us:

I can't wait to spend more time with this girl. : )

Jaime needs a ride home. She sends Ashley a drunken facebook message, then goes to bed.

She has to go get her car the next morning (thanks roomie!) and ends up missing the craft fair in Golden Gate Park that she wanted to go to because she's running behind all day.

Damn Yachtie.

I'm a little sorry I did this

I thought this would be fun.

A Shuffle Survey

1. Shuffle your iPod/MP3 player/iTunes/Whatever else you have.

2. Answer the questions by the song title that comes up.3. Don't cheat, it makes everything more fun!

[One] What is your life going to be like in five years?
"Ain't No Other Man" By Christina Aguilera. (yessss...)

[Two] How is your love life going for you right now?
Song: "Ziggy Stardust" By Bowie. (I am dating a musician, but he's not very stardusty.)

[Three] What pisses you off the most about the opposite sex?
"A Boy Named Sue" By Johnny Cash. I don't mind when guys have girls names. : )

[Four] What do your parents really think of you?
"To You Everything I Bestow" Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack. (Not in a wierd way. Just in a "we bestowed life upon you" way.)

[Five] What do you think about the world and its current state?
"The Maker Makes" Rufus Wainwright. (Interesting.)

[Six] What is the worst thing that's ever happened to you?
"Angels We Have Heard on HIgh" Christina Aguilera. (That just doesn't make sense. Unless there is some sort of angel of death wandering around speaking in tones so high ony dogs can hear him.)

[Seven] What will your next time having sex be like?
"Buckets of Rain" Bob Dylan (The second line in the song is "buckets of tears." I just hope its good tears, not bad ones. The song is pretty romantic, so I am going with good.)

[Eight] What is your main goal in life?
"Fly Me to The Moon" Frank Sinatra. (Pretty cool, if you think figuraltively. I don't want to be an astronaut though.)

[Nine] What do girls think of your looks?
"Talk Show Host" Radiohead (I look like Ellen?)

[Ten] What do you really want in life?
"The Finish Line" Snow Patrol. (Creepy. Unless it means I want to be sucessful)

[Eleven] How are you going to get far in life?
"Fake Tales of San Francisco" Artic Monkeys (Pretend I am Armistad Maupin?)

[Twelve] What do say when you're in a bad mood?
"Maps" Yeah Yeah Yeahs. (it's my favorite swear word?)

[Thirteen] What about when you are really happy?
"Brothers on a Hotel Bed" Death Cab for Cutie. (I'm not doing a threesome, sorry.)

[Fourteen] What do think of yourself in general?
"Take Five" David Brubeck Quartet. (I do appreciate breaks while I am working. And the idea of high fiving mysef sounds fun.)

[Fifteen] What is your life's theme song?
"What Sarah Said" Death Cab for Cutie. (Hopefully I speak up for myself and don't make this poor Sarah girl speak for both of us all the time. This is an awesome song though. I definitely believe in the idea that "Love is watching someone die." )

[Sixteen] What are you going to do this weekend?
"Merry Christmas Everybody" Slade (Buying Christmas presents for people? Planning my trip?)

[Seventeen] How can you try and make yourself happy?
"The Great Escape" We Are Scientists (But I like my life. I don't want to run away. : (

[Eighteen] What song will they play at your wedding?
"You Say (Stay)" Lisa Loeb (Ew. THe guy in that song sounds like a jerk. Me no marry a jerk.)

[Nineteen] What about your funeral?
"Thank Goodness" Wicked Soundtrack. (Why does this game make me seem so eager for death?)

[Twenty] What or who makes you the most happy?
"Out of MyHead" Fastball (DUI's make me happy?)

[Twenty One] What am I even doing on this Earth?
"Over-rated" Gavin DeGraw (I don't like this game anymore. I hope people aren't overrating me!)

[Twenty Two] How am I going to die?
"White Christmas" Sinatra (Stupid dumbass Christmass music again. I don't want to die on Christmas! That would just make all subsequent Christmases very hard for my surviving family.)

[Twenty Three] What is some good advice?
"It;s Been Awhile" Staind (that's not advice, it;s an observation! This game sucks.)

[Twenty Four] & What's some advice you'd never take?
"Superstar" Jamelia (Ok, I promise I will never strive to be a superstar.)

[Twenty Five] Will you ever have children?
Track 7 From Love Actually. (Something about how I would give someone the world, so I suppose that means yeah.)

[Twenty Six] What is high school like for you or what will it be like?
"Ray of Light" Madonna (I liked this song in High School, but H.S. was not really a ray of light for me!)

[Twenty Seven] How are you feeling today?
"You got me all wronng" Dios Malos (Do you? I wasn't aware of that)

[Twenty Eight] What's your general outlook on life?
"Saturday Morning" Eels (I like having fun. Weekends are important)

[Twenty Nine] What are your last words going to be?
"Big Blond and Beautiful" Michelle Pfeiffer and John Travolta (I hope the big refers to boobs and not future obesity!)

[Thirty] What's your biggest fear?
"Everybody's Free (to feel good)" Romeo and Juliet Soundtrack (originally a Prince song?) Am I afraid of another Summer of Love? Whatever.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Where has Jaime been?

Sorry I've been scribbles MIA lately. This is what I have been up to:

1. Went salsa dancing with Neil and some other salsa pals at Seven on Thursday night, but first we stopped by the awesome restraunt Neil works at: Sizzling Tandoor.

2. Interviewed some way cool people at work. Yes, I have an awesome new job now; I create webcasts at PNN.com. Check out my personal page, and my webcast series Cereals.

3. Saw A Flea in Her Ear at SSU. Cool play.

4. Went to Beringers and Castello Di Amorosa in Napa. Sheila works at Beringers, so it was fun to see her. It is a very pretty winery too. Very different from my winery, but pretty nonetheless. And Castello was quite cool. I love castles. All the good pics for Castello are on Marissa's camera and she is asleep right now, so this will have to do until tomorrow.

5. Made dinner for all of my local family members. 8 is a lot of people.

6. Went shopping and bought fruit loops, bananas, rice cakes, cute clothes, a Rilo Kiley cd, and In'n'Out. Not all at the same place.
7. So yeah, I really did all the stuff I listed above (plus work) since I blogged last. But what have I really been doing?

Watching Heroes.

I freakin love this show. I finished the DVDs for season 1, and am now catching up on season 2 episodes online. By next Monday, I will be up-to-date in Heroes land.

I am kind of glad that I am done with Season One, as much as I enjoyed it. I was in Safeway with Marissa and I turned around to say something to her, but she wasn't there and I thought she pulled a Hiro and bent the space time continuim. Thank God I don't own a watch that I can name myself after.

And Peter Pertrelli is hot. Suresh takes a solid second.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

100 means diamonds

Yay! 100 blog views as of right now. Thanks for the love guys. : )

I know it's not an anniversary, but the gift for a 100th anniversary is a diamond. I prefer pink diamonds, so that is what I am giving y'all.

Here you go:

Enjoy, my luvlies.

Sunday, October 07, 2007

I love harvest.

Harvest has never been more fun than it is this year! Tours at work are fun, I am watching the winemaking process occur right under my nose, the weather is changing, the vines are changing color... I am not even sad to see that almost all the grapes have been picked off the vine, like I thought I would be.

Then, on Sunday, Marissa, mom, and Marissa's mom and I went to the Sonoma County Harvest Fair. It was my first time visiting this fair, and I adored it. We tasted yummy wine from lots of Sonoma wine vendors, ate pasta king pesto for lunch (mmm, garlic), and Marissa and I even managed to find some cute German interns to talk to (mmm, eurpoean boys. my fave). The wine industry is crawling with foriegn interns right now. It's a great opportunity to learn more about wine! I hope American wine students do it too.

We also saw giant pumpkins, all in line to win the prize for biggest pumpkins.

There were lots of different types of apples too.

And here is mini-mom, hitching a ride around the fair in my wine glass.

Still left to go for harvest celebrations? The pumpkin patch! I think I'll go this weekend. I want to enter the PNN Online Pumpkin Carving Contest.


PS. My mom is so much fun.

Friday, October 05, 2007

What are you doing on December 17th?

Because I am wingin' it to Wales!

Today was cool.

Visual Cues:

Verbal Explanations:
  • It rained for about twenty minutes.
  • Dramatic storm clouds were splashed across the blue sky.
  • The new rain smelled delish.
  • Tasted a Merlot grape right after it was picked off the vine.
  • Gordon brought in cool new art.
  • Took cool pictures.
  • My bangs rocked.
  • Yummy Javamore coffee and bagel in the morning.


How was your day?

Monday, October 01, 2007

Random Awesomeness

Went to the beach and took this cool photo.

I am thinking about putting lavendar peek-a-boos in my hair. All those in favor say aye.

Also, I returned a DVD to the video store ON TIME today! No late fees for me! Yippee!

Disc 2 of Heros was checked out. Someone is one disc ahead of me. This could create trouble if this person doesn't return DVDs on time (like the usual me.).

Off to watch How I Met Your Mother (and you should too)...