Wednesday, September 8, 2010

27, 45, 46, 100, 95, 99, 79, 6, 12, 34, 59, 65, and 75

There is a lot that I need to update on my list, apparently!!! Here goes:

27. Learn how to speak sign language
I downloaded an APP that's teaching me how to say introductory things!!!! So far I've learned colours, numbers, and the alphabet!!! Here's to learning! :)

100. Promise Paul that I will love him, have him, and hold him, and only him, for the rest of my life, till death do us part, before our spectacular family and our amazing witnesses.
It's amazing to see the progress I've made in my life, and in my relationship....I love that I can witness it all through this blog of mine!!! Paul and I were married June 30th, 2010, in North Vancouver, in an intimate ceremony that consisted of 7 people, including us. It was amazing and magical, and everything I could have wanted in a wedding ceremony. It was the best day of my life!!!!

95. Buy a jacket that I actually like!
Paul bought me a gray TNA jacket this summer, and I'm VERY pleased with it!! Finally!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A JACKET I LOVE!!!!

79. Introduce Paul to my extended family in Italy
65. Give Italy another chance
99. Hold my cousins baby in my arms and tell her that I love her (yes, it's a her!)
We are in the midst of talking about going to Italy in the summer of 2012, to complete numbers 79, 65, and 99.

6. Go on a date with a member of the same sex
This one item on the list is a bit of a cross in my side at the moment. As you all know, I'm happily married!! Which means I can't, nor really want to engage in the dating I'm wondering if I should count a day date with a girlfriend as number 6 and possibly add another item on the list to compensate? I wonder....

12. Learn Claire du lune (Debussy)
I have FOUND the sheet music, and have learned two pages! Still working on it!!!!!! Yay! Such a beautiful piece. Such an amazing composer!

34. Bungee in Whistler
Paul and I went to Whistler BC for our honeymoon, and took advantage of the surroundings by bungee jumping, zip lining, and enjoying the fresh air!! We had a fantastic time!!!!!! <-- check it out!

45. Switch from coffee to tea
This is one that I still struggle with, but with complete honesty, I can say that if someone were to offer me a cup of coffee or a nice PG tips cuppa, I would pick the tea. :)

46. Learn how to speak cockney rhyme
This is also one that I'm learning slowly. I know quite a few (thanks to cockney kings restaurant for their clever paper place mats)....and I have a book that Paul gave to me, so, slowly but surely, I'm beginning to incorporate rhyme in my daily language!

59. Complete my Primal painting collection
I think that I'm just realizing that my primal collection is completely fine just as it is. If I decide to add pieces throughout my life, then fine, but at this point, I would be willing to call it complete (if such an expression in the world of an artist exists!)

75. Begin to find a place to live of my very own
Hopefully, Paul and I will be home owners within the next few years....I've looked at some prices, and they are WAY out there right now, but hopefully in a few years we will be able to put something down on a nice 2 or 3 bedroom property!!!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

53, 78, 81, 84, 91, 92, 96, and 100

53. Complete a crossword without cheating, all on my own.

I think that this one is pretty self explanatory! I did it probably, oh, about a month ago now! I was on my way to school on the bus in my Spring 2010 semester and I finished it not only all by myself, but in what I believe to be record timing for my crosswords! I was so proud!!!

78. Get a diamond ;)

This one is also amazingly self explanatory: Paul and I are engaged!!!!! We went into gastown on the 17th of May to do a couples photoshoot for my friend Ashleigh and her two photographer friends. Andrea Joki was in town (from Finland) and she was teaching Ashleigh and her colleagues a thing or two about lighting and posing and all sorts of fun things we could help with. Little did I know that Paul had already spoken to Ashleigh and at the very lest few shots, he got down on one knee, and nervously said, "Will you marry me, Jessica?". It was the most amazing moment! I cried like a child, and the first thing out of my mouth was, "Oh my god you're doing this right now!" Amidst the applause coming from every car and pedestrian that could see us on water street, I managed to get my voice back, and said a big fat YES! It was the perfect thing. I wasn't expecting it in the least at that moment!!! Very, very excited!!!

81. Make a photo journal of 365 days

This one is in light purple which means I'm still working on it, but a little while ago I got this really cool app for my iPhone which allowed me to take a photo for every day, and it would store it. It's called project 365, and I tried to do it a little while ago, but I forgot a few days here and there so I'm going to start being a lot more strict with it!

84. Get over hating the Olympics

This one was a lot easier than I thought it was going to be. When the Olympics hit Vancouver, I thought that it was going to be mayhem here. I thought traffic was going to be irreversibly altered and that it was going to be crawling with tourists and I wasn't going to be able to do anything but sit at home and hate everything. Well, much to my dismay, the exact opposite happened! The roads we're ridiculously free of traffic, and the tourists were all concentrated in the downtown core of Vancouver. These tourists we're so full of awesomeness and life, it was hard not to have a great time here. Downtown was colorful and decorated with art and sculpture, and everyone was just so proud of their nationalities. I got to take Paul to the Italian House and even met a photographer that came from my town in Italy. Very fun times! Once in a lifetime opportunity to get to be here, and it was fantastic!
91. Turn my bedroom into a bedroom, and just a bedroom

I did this one with Paul's help and support, which I am lucky enough to say, I get almost all of the time anyways. We decided to turn the bed around so that the room appeared as a bedroom should, relaxing, with one purpose, to wind down, and sleep. It's a nice change because now I'm not really tempted to do my homework in there and I'm getting much better sleeps!!!!

92. Stop eating so much chocolate

I realized that after having gained 30 pounds in the course of the last 11 months, I had to revert back to my "everything in moderation" rule, so I got back to the gym, and have allowed myself cheat moments to balance out my need for chokky. I still eat it, but a little bit here and there, and that way, the guilt isn't eating me alive inside!!!!

96. Buy Paul the most gorgeous wedding band in the history of wedding bands

2 weeks ago, we walked into Goldbrite on Hastings street and ordered our rings; we chose our wedding bands and my engagement ring. I was able to get him the most beautiful wedding band, one with a comfortable fit, and one that he loved. I'm so happy that he was able to find on. He's so picky! And the wedding date isn't really all that far away considering last month was the 22nd of April, and I feel like that was just yesterday!!!!!

100. Promise Paul that I will love him, have him, and hold him, and only him, for the rest of my life, till death do us part, before our spectacular family and our amazing witnesses

This one will be in progress until we tie the knot via civil ceremony next month! June 30th, 2010 is our official wedding date, and we're making all the proper arrangements so that our wedding, and our ceremony next year will go without a hitch, and so that we can enjoy the night as much as we possibly can!!!!! Very, very excited!

Monday, February 15, 2010


60. Visit Paul for Christmas

This year, I was fortunate enough to have amazing parents that sent me to England to meet Paul's amazing family, and of course, to see him again. We had a fantastic holiday in Gloucester; I got to see friends and make new ones. Teresa and Derrick were amazing. They welcomed me into their home like I was family. I couldn't be more grateful. Paul's sibblings Emma and Ian and their significant others Marcus and Lisa were also fantastic. I had such a great time getting to know his life, where he has come from, and what he is leaving for me. He must love me a lot! His nieces and nephews were the silver lining on the trip. They were phenomenal fun. Go bananas was a day that I will never forget. I have great photos and memories of great Sunday roasts, custard, and tons of cuddles in a warm bed on cold winter mornings. Thanks, mom and dad, for sending me on my trip. It was the most amazing thing you've ever done for me, and I love you!

Saturday, October 31, 2009


73. Resolve my skin issues

I've been prescribed Accutane after years and years of begging for it! I'm excited as it's been two months and it's already shown amazing amazing results! I'm so happy with it and can't wait to see what the end brings! I'm having to abstain from drinking but it's sooooo worth it because my skin is fantastical!


38. Stop biting my nails

There you have it, world! I've finally stopped putting my fingers in my mouth! It probably has a lot to do with this Swine Flu epidemic hitting Vancouver, but alas! Fingernails are almost always lovely and manicured! Hope to keep them this way!!!! Yay!!!!


50. Ride a Ferris wheel with a boy

I also did this this past summer. With whooom you assskkk? With only the boy of my dreams. My boyfriend was in town this summer (he's English) and he loves theme parks. I figured it would be a good opportunity for an awesome time, mini donuts, and a chance to tick things off my list with the best partner this world could offer!!!!!!!!!! The ferris wheel was amazing, and I even got a kiss at the top! It was great, and terribly romantic. Wouldn't have wanted it any other way!


66. Ride the drop zone at playland

I had such a great summer! One of the most amazing things I got to experience was FINALLY riding the drop zone. I rode it with Paul and it was just hilarious! They strapped us in, and we were hoisted up and up and up, I thought that it would never ever end! When I've looked at the ride from the ground, it never appeared to go that high, but was I ever wrong!!! It felt like we were being hoisted up for an eternity!!!! I of course got Paul to pull the rip chord, because if it were up to me, I would have been far too scared. When he pulled it, I felt like I was falling to my death, it was exhilarating!! We screamed like it was the last most horrifying thing we were ever going to see, but once we chilled out, it was amaaaazing to see the entirety of the world underneath us. We swayed back and forth, until we came to a stop, and I personally wish that it lasted longer, but GOD was it amazing! Great experience. And I wouldn't have rather held hands with anyone else but Paul. Great!!!!!