Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 7 - What do I treasure most?

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7. A picture of most treasured item

My grandmother's pocket bible.  It has communion cards and prayer cards from her side of the family's members and friends.  Everything is in french and dated with this adorable cursive scrawl that is sometimes my meme's handwriting and sometimes not.  Most of them are dated from the late 30s to mid 40s which, i guess can't be her handwriting.   It's the only thing I own that is a piece of my family's history and that I'm super careful with.  In a close second would be this gorgeous pearl and gold and diamond ring my mother gave me once that was part of her jewelry collection or my grandfather's sweater (which I still wear and which almost every boyfriend has told me how ugly it is).  What can I say?  I like my history.

-Jessa

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  • 1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts about you
  • 2. A picture of you and the person you've been closest with the longest.
  • 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show
  • 4. A picture of your night
  • 5. A picture of your favorite memory.
  • 6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day
  • Still to come in the 30 Day Challenge…..

    8. A picture that makes you laugh 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with 11. A picture of something you hate 12. A picture of something you love 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die 16. A picture of someone who inspires you 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity 19. A picture of you when you were little 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at 23. A picture of your favorite book 24. A picture of something you wish you could change 25. A picture of your day 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you 27. A picture of yourself and a family member 28. A picture of something you're afraid of 29. A picture that can always make you smile 30. A picture of someone you miss
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    Saturday, January 29, 2011

    Day 6 - I want to trade places with...

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    6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day

    Honestly, there is not one single person I can think of that I'd like to trade places with.  Kate Middleton - to see what it's like to become a princess?  No... then I'd have to kiss that silly kid that looks more and more like his ugly father every day.  A child? It'd be nice to remember what it's like to jump into cold water still thinking it's a good idea or to to think that ice cream before dinner was so important.  But the temper tantrums and the out of control feeling?  No thanks.

    Ok.  So I'll pick this chick.  She's hot, she's a movie star, she's a horse person, she's rich etc.  I'd like to know what it's like to be this beautiful and this rich and see if it makes her any happier than the rest of us.

    I kind of doubt it.  But I'd like the day to find out. :)

    1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts about you 2. A picture of you and the person you've been closest with the longest. 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show 4. A picture of your night 5. A picture of your favorite memory. Still to come in the 30 Day Challenge….. 7. A picture of most treasured item 8. A picture that makes you laugh 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with 11. A picture of something you hate 12. A picture of something you love 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die 16. A picture of someone who inspires you 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity 19. A picture of you when you were little 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at 23. A picture of your favorite book 24. A picture of something you wish you could change 25. A picture of your day 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you 27. A picture of yourself and a family member 28. A picture of something you're afraid of 29. A picture that can always make you smile 30. A picture of someone you miss
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    Friday, January 28, 2011

    Of Course Him, Who Else For Day 6?

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    6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day :

    Those of you who know me knew the answer to this one as soon as you seen it on the list. Sure, most people are going with these great civil or human rights leaders. A lot of people are picking famous inventors and engineers. Many of you even went with the ol' Mother Teresa stand by? Think about it though, would you really want to be these people for just one day? What are you really gonna do? What if is the day they are just chilling at the house reading a book avoiding doing any of that work they are so famous for? ... Which is why I course said Frank Sinatra. It doesn't matter what day you swap with him, there will be a party happening. So when you describe someone as a blue eyed, big eared, Sagittarius, who loves to sing, make people feel good and have a great time. Remember you've just describe Frank Sinatra, but you've also just described me.[gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"]
    1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts 2. A picture of you and person you’ve been the closest with the longest 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show 4. A picture of your night. 5. A picture of your favorite memory. 7. A picture of most treasured item 8. A picture that makes you laugh 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with 11. A picture of something you hate 12. A picture of something you love 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die 16. A picture of someone who inspires you 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity 19. A picture of you when you were little 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at 23. A picture of your favorite book 24. A picture of something you wish you could change 25. A picture of your day 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you 27. A picture of yourself and a family member 28. A picture of something your afraid of 29. A picture that can always make you smile 30. A picture of someone you miss
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    Wednesday, January 26, 2011

    Drinking Too Much Made Day 5 Hard

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    5. A picture of your favorite memory :

    The first time I went to Europe and mainly Germany. This was 14 going on 15 years ago and back then even sucky digital cameras were expensive and we didn't have one. Which means I don't have any digital pictures of my favorite memory and my mom didn't have time to scan them and send them to me for this blog post. I will update the pictures with real ones once I get them from her.

    I spent most of my time drinking, smoking, and trying all sorts of food. I was already developing a pasion for food, but I credit this trip for cementing that passion for the rest of my life. I would try any food I was offered, the small restaurant that was below the flat I was staying started having me try out new creations. I took the train to all over. I would just ride it, wait for it to stop some place that looked seedy and get out and explore. Nothing like being 15 and walking in to a bar with two guys slamming junk in the corner and a guy doing lines off the bar. Only thing to do at that point is sit down, order a beer, and listen to some interesting stories.

    [gallery link="file" columns="2" orderby="rand"]
    • 1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts
    • 2. A picture of you and person you’ve been the closest with the longest
    • 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show
    • 4. A picture of your night.
    • 6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day
    • 7. A picture of most treasured item
    • 8. A picture that makes you laugh
    • 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most
    • 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with
    • 11. A picture of something you hate
    • 12. A picture of something you love
    • 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist
    • 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without
    • 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die
    • 16. A picture of someone who inspires you
    • 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
    • 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity
    • 19. A picture of you when you were little
    • 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel
    • 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget
    • 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at
    • 23. A picture of your favorite book
    • 24. A picture of something you wish you could change
    • 25. A picture of your day
    • 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you
    • 27. A picture of yourself and a family member
    • 28. A picture of something your afraid of
    • 29. A picture that can always make you smile
    • 30. A picture of someone you miss
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    Tuesday, January 25, 2011

    Day 5 - My Favorite Memory

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    4. A picture of your favorite memory.

    My favorite memory is tattooed on my wrist.  And most people don't know that my family ever owned a teepee until they ask me about my tattoo. :)  My favorite memory is of my family's participation in the Florida Indian Hobbyist Association.  Twice a year we would go to FIHA sponsored events.  And the best... the greatest... the most fantabulous of all was Thanksgiving. [caption id="attachment_806" align="aligncenter" width="472" caption="This is an actual picture of what Fort Wilderness Teepee Village looks like!"][/caption] All of our FIHA friends would bring their teepees out to Fort Wilderness in Orlando and set up a little village.  We would camp out, share stories, watch the UF vs FSU football game (my dad and his friends are big gator fans!) and build big fires for smores!  On Thanksgiving every family would put their turkey into this huge pit that the daddy's had dug, push all of the picnic tables together, and bring a side dish to the table.  I learned that the best tasting baked apples are cooked in a dutch oven from our teepee neighbor one year who let me help him make it.  You can see a video about the whole thing here.

    My sister and I would hike around the little area, bike up to the general store, play in the playground and enjoy each other's company the way we never did when we were at home and had a million other people to play with.  It was simple.  The food was good, the weather was gorgeous, the outdoors were the perfect unscary mixture of Disney manicure and wild forrest. If I ever do end up with childrens I'm most certainly going to pick up this tradition again.  It was glorious.

    I don't have any pictures on the computer of US at these events so you'll have to settle for fakes. USA Today did an article about Thanksgiving trips to take...

    Among the more unusual Thanksgiving traditions at Walt Disney World Resort is a gathering of some 20 families at the park's Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground. For more than 30 years, they've been erecting a village of tepees there and cooking several dozen turkeys in big open pits. "Our kids look forward to it more than Christmas," said Karen Butler, who drives with her husband from Georgia to take part in the event. "It's real family time."
    Yes FIHA is a real thing. And they throw POWWOWS!   Although these people don't like it!

    1. A picture of yourself and 15 facts about you 2. A picture of you and the person you've been closest with the longest. 3. A picture of the cast of your favourite show 4. A picture of your night Still to come in the 30 Day Challenge….. 6. A picture of a person you’d love to trade places with for a day 7. A picture of most treasured item 8. A picture that makes you laugh 9. A picture of a person who has gotten you through the most 10. A picture of the person you do the most fucked up things with 11. A picture of something you hate 12. A picture of something you love 13. A picture of your favourite band or artist 14. A picture of someone you could never imagine your life without 15. A picture of something you want to do before you die 16. A picture of someone who inspires you 17. A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently 18. A picture of your biggest insecurity 19. A picture of you when you were little 20. A picture of somewhere you’d love to travel 21. A picture of something you wish you could forget 22. A picture of something you wish you were better at 23. A picture of your favorite book 24. A picture of something you wish you could change 25. A picture of your day 26. A picture of something that means a lot to you 27. A picture of yourself and a family member 28. A picture of something you're afraid of 29. A picture that can always make you smile 30. A picture of someone you miss
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