Tuesday, January 1, 2008


Ok, I'm not usually one to make New Year's Resolutions but this year I am resolving to revive the blog. I just happened upon the blog yesterday while I was wasting my life away facebooking and remembered how much I loved the blog and how much joy it brought me (and others, I suppose). I had some awesome blog-fans who left super witty comments that made me laugh even while re-reading them 6 months later. Soooo...I am hereby resolving to post a new blog weekly, or at least every other week. Like most other Americans I have a pretty poor track record with the ole New Year's Resolutions, but by God I am going to make this one work. I think I have only made 2 of them in the past 8-10 years. My most recent one was about 3 years ago. While Susanj, Jodie, Melissa, and I were having a post New Year's Eve hangover lunch at Harper's I confidently stated that was going to be less critical towards others, you know, like a nicer person. Well wouldn't you know it, right as we were leaving the restaurant I spotted a girl crossing the street who had made the poorest choice in sunglasses that it would have been a crime against fashion for me not to have commented on them. And that was the end of that resolution. The only other resolution that comes to mind was while I was in college and I made a resolution to learn more about sports. I'm pretty sure everyone who reads (or used to read) this blog knows that I am extremely sports knowledge challenged. So, I had my friends start giving me a sports fact of the day. You know, the easy stuff, like...the Dallas Cowboys are a football team and Babe Ruth played baseball. Well, that lasted for all of a week before I got annoyed with people quizzing me about my stupid sports facts and I went back to just appreciating sporting events for the beer and hot dogs. All this to say that while I have not made good on my past resolutions, I am going to make a concerted effort this year to stick to this one. So all of you can go ahead and have the blog streamed back in to your PDAs.

I should have a lot to blog about because if you haven't heard yet, I'm moving to DALLAS!!! Yes, the city of big hair and brass buckles. I think I should fit in well because I already like brass buckles, and if any of you have seen me right after I blow-dry my hair, you know I also already have big hair. I just tame it down a bit with a little gift from God I call the Chi. I'll be transferring to the University of Texas-Southwestern program at Parkland Hospital. Good new is, I won't be losing any time in my residency. Yippee! I think it is about time for a major change in my life, and if you will recall from a previous blog I think that for the past 27 years I have been a big city girl trapped in a small town (well, more like a medium sized city). So, the hizzy is for sale and now that I am a high roller and all I bought myself a super new tricked out phatty ride with all the trimmings. I'm gonna pack up the new ride with all my clothes and my puss and drive out to Texas on January 6th - holy crap that's only 5 days from now! Then once my house sells, my mom and aunt are gonna pack up everything, rent a U-haul, and Thelma and Louise it out to Dallas. I'm super excited and would love to have any of my blog-fans come visit me in the big city. Word on the street is the shopping in Dallas is second only to NYC. Ok, that's all for now. I promise to blog again before the week is up.


p.s. if anyone is looking for an awesome 3br house in the ecclectic Rosewood area of Columbia, I've got one in mind.

UPDATE 1/2/08 5:00 PM

Well, now I see how ANTM can be so difficult. I took approximately 25 pics to come up with this, my most model-y pose. Please note the orangetastic interior, in honor of my beloved alma mater.


Anonymous said...

So I was hoping that with the blog revival would come the ability to easily put spaces between paragraphs. Apparently, I was wrong. If anyone can tell me how to do this, I will give you the empty coke can sitting next to my foot right now.

Also, how should I go about getting all my blog-fans back? Advice

Anonymous said...

Between paragraphs you need to put the following command: "br" inside of the <> things. That's about the extent of what I remember from CPSC 120 lab. Congrats on Dallas, that ought to be fun! Happy New Year!

Anonymous said...

I think your resolution should be to call me back :-).

And what kind of car did you buy??!!?

Miss you!

Jodie said...

Yay for the blog revival!!! I am looking forward to keeping up with your life online, not in person. Just kidding!
Anyway, I hope you will find time between vaginas to blog in Dallas.
Oh, and as far as getting blog fans back and potentially extending your blog audience I suggest in addition to your facebook announcement, you post naked pics here. That is sure to draw some attention...haha.
Anyway, congrats again and best of luck!!!

Anonymous said...

you are officially my favorite person in the whole world. look at those bea-yoo-tiful paragraphs...

and yay for blog-fans!

Anonymous said...

I second Mel's question... what kind of car did you get??

And hooray for the blog! Can't wait to hear all about your new life in Texas!

Anonymous said...

In honor of the ANTM modelthon I have been watching for the past few (eek!) days now, I will take take my most modelicious pic with the new pimp ride.

kakib said...

Yay!! The blog is back! My resolution will be to leave comments on your blog. But I have to warn you that my track record with those is similar to yours. That is why I pick easy things such as "I will no longer sing to the instrumental parts of songs." That way you don't feel like a failure.

Anonymous said...

Love it, looks very Jessie... (except for the automatic transmission)... but what IS it??

Anonymous said...

oh, a nissan murano!

Lindsay said...
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Anonymous said...

What a sweet ride! That would look awesome parked in my driveway with Finding Nemo playing on the DVD player :)

(Excuse the previous removal. I'm a idiot.)

Sarah Stanhope said...

An automatic?? Trade it back in. Actually I'll trade you for a sweet 2000 Rav4. Mint condition.

Also, whoever had the resolution to stop singing instrumental parts of songs, that is a horrible idea. In fact, you should also sing/ hum/ mimic everyday noises all the time. I find people like that.

Anywho, congrats Jessie. Hopefully I can come visit you this summer.

Anonymous said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Anonymous said...

BOO for blog spam, especially Spanish blog spam!

Anonymous said...

LOVE the Murano!!! It is a sweet ride! I know you are loving it, but then of course, you'd love anyhting after that POS you've been "driving" around for the last several years!

The Spanish blog spam is hysterical!

Love you!

Anonymous said...

Just damn - does the news keep up with nothing important? Shouldn't the revival of the blog have been somewhere in the headlines?

Ok, as one of the people who (hopefully) left some witty comments to entertain you - let me start with the fact that you say Dallas is 2nd only to the NY for shopping - have you totally forgotten the click-click salesmen of the Italian streets?

Now, on to the blog fans- first the long missing HLM - how about some comments on our site for your psuedo nephew? Or how about a visit to see him, ski, and drink a lot?

Second, WTF is the Mexican crap all about - it's bad enough that when I go to an ATM or call almost any business, I have to choose whether I want to use English or Spanish...seriously, this is still the United States, right? Note: you'll be happy to know that after re-reading I edited my political commentary here:)

Finally, diggin' the new ride - much better than the near-hoopty you were rollin' in before. YOu just need some spinnin' rims on this bad boy - I mean, come on, you're a doctor now, you gotta roll like that!

Congrats on the move, new position, etc. Much love!