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Birthday magic

Some readers who know me personally may know that yesterday was my birthday… But if you didn’t know you know… Now. And what did I do for my birthday you ask? I went to see nadeen of course! I was really excited to have more than just a night with her and to get to do some fun stuff for the weekend with her great house mates.

Friday-Monday was spectacular in Austin as there was lots to do. Everyone in nadeens co op was so nice about celebrating my birthday and lettin me take up space.
Friday night they had an pajama party! No pictures were taken because well.. I don’t really know why but sadly they weren’t. There were some onesies there though… With butt flaps.

Another great part of Friday was cuddling with the puppies 🙂

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Saturday we spent the day with Lana! You have probably read aaaalll about her from nadeens posts. But she is AWESOME.

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We layed in bed for quite some time…
Then we went to dinner with some friends! And look who came to visit

MOST TOUGHTFUL PERSON EVER

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She came all the way from San Antonio!! How sweet!

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The rest of the weekend was pretty much just a huge smile on my face.
On my birthday nadeen took me to get a new piercing! I love to change or add some thing to my body when my life changes… So alas

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Ya like, ya like?

Sunday night we did emo karaoke.. It was emo..

I also developed some photos from OLD DISPOSABLES. I wanted to put a few in the post cause I was so excited!

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All natural.

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Cody is in that bag ^

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I CAN’T WAIT UNTIL I SEE NADEEN Again!

——-muchlovejacqueline heh.

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Happy two years

I’m not entirely sure his exact birthday, but it’s been about two years since he’s been in my life. Boy, have I been happy. Between the late night cuddles (I wish), and kisses when I finally see him, I fall more in love every day.

Around this day my puppy brother is turning 2.
A puppy brother: not just a puppy, but so close to having your family’s sense of humor that he is somewhat their child as well.

My puppy brother is one of the funniest, and sadly I don’t get to see him as often because I don’t live at home with him all year, but he knows how to treat his sister when she finally returns home.

I just want to celebrate my puppy brothers two year old birthday! So I collected some of my favorite pictures of him from day 1:

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That face gets you spoiled.
But he did grow up… And is still spoiled

Some of his favorite past times:

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Face timing me

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Being pet just for looking cute

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Watching tv

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Looking out the window until I am too sleepy

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Waking up with my sister

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Sleeping

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More sleeping

Favorite things:

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Monkey.

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Bed…

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More monkey…

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Bone.

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And sister of course!

Okay, you can tell… I’m obsessed, and not just me but everyone who meets Finley.

So happy birthday to my main man Finley, and I’m gonna go make you a vanilla cake.

—Jacqueline & Finley

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Three heel clicks then I’m home

Well, what I really meant was three hours… But if prefer the heel clicks to hours any day. It has been some time since we have posted but school gets really busy around finals, if you are in college you understand. You have those last minute tests, papers and projects followed by two weeks of final exams, packing, and trying to say goodbye to who you spent your time with through the year. It’s a really sad time, especially saying by to those graduation seniors who you have gotten so close with…

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Luckily some will still be here^^^ thank goodness for that.

But other friends have gone to far away places and I am not sure when I will get to see them again. Even though I will miss all of them I could not wait to come home, as I finally got to yesterday.

I packed my car as much as I could. No idea how I fit in my bike, tv, tons of bags of clothes, mattress topper, pillows, hangers, art work, etc. it was definitely riding low on my three hour trek back to Houston.

I was so happy to be greeted by my mom and puppy on the patio! And got to wake up to this this morning

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Here are just a few photos from my sophomore year I had stored on my phone :

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One of my best friends

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A senior I will miss making me laugh while pissing me off at the same time

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The most relatable person I have ever met

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People I have known from the beginning

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Someone who changed my life

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The best of the best

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My first and best friend at Trinity

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Road trips

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White chocolate…

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The person I can always go to, my sister

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Friday bike rides

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And of course, my residents.

I am so happy to be home in Houston and see what the summer has in store.

The day I moved home, nadeen moved into her co-op arrakis and I hope she has pictures for us soon!

—–Jacqueline

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Machine project workshop

I mentioned in my last post that I attended an art workshop last week. It was something else ( my dad uses that phrase a lot, so I like it). I have only been to a few art workshops in my lifetime but not one based on performance art. The whole workshop theme was kind of secretive so no one had any idea what to expect.

When I got there I saw yoga mats all laid out across the floor, I was pretty excited because I do love yoga but this was not what I was expecting. We were told to lay on the mat and relax ( I can’t do that, due to my back and hip problems it is SO uncomfortable to lay on my back) so this was a struggle for me. While we laid there, a woman had some loops of noises playing in the background and a few instrumental sounds while she led a meditation.

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She repeAted ” you are here” many times throughout and after attending a seperate meditation class last week, that seems to be a common theme of meditation. To relate your body and the self to where you are now, how you feel now, and knowing that everything else besides the self is temporary.

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Afterwards, we used earbies to record what we remembered from the spoken meditation, and we played the recordings back while sitting in a small huddled circle. This was really too close for comfort.

Focusing on the theme of sounds and nature, we proceeded outside to try to capture all that we heard and felt.

Here is the artist of this earbie performance art:

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And here’s me, a little disconnected..

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There’s my boots! ^^^^

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Okay the last exercise we did was SO cool. So we split up into groups and recorded a scenario into the earbies. Another group would sit with their eyes closed on the floor while the group played the scenario for them. While my group sat on the ground, another group had a slow progression of the jungle into the night. So that means there were monkeys and jaguars and danger. All noises made by mouth or organic things and I was honestly squirming, I felt like a jaguar was right next to my ear about to bite!

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Overall, it really opened my eyes to the idea of performance art. So often I have been at the contemporary arts museum in Houston and seen videos of performance art and not understood it or appreciated it, but this workshop really changed my view.

I don’t have a lot else going on this week, but Friday we set out for New Orleans!! And we cannot wait!

—Jacqueline

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Foxygen, UMO

I feel like it has been a while, but I guess it hasn’t been too long. Haven’t done too much exciting stuff anyway.. HOWEVER, I did go to Austin on this last Wednesday to see nadeen!

My class schedule was pretty light and the station I host for (KRTU.org) gave me free tickets to see Wampire, foxygen, and unknown mortal orchestra at the Mohawk!

So I took nadeen with me on a post valentines day date and we spent the night listening to GREAT music!

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Nadeen has a friend named Kevin, she wrote about his band in a previous post! (Mother merey and the black dirt) but he just got a baby pig! So we went to play with it!

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Meet apa, apa likes to snort and chew on things like hair

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When I woke up in the morning nadeen had left for class already but I managed to take full advantage of the apartment and got to make myself breakfast!

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Sadly I had to head back to Satx so soon but I enjoyed my quick visit! I get to see her again in two weeks for spring break when we head to New Orleans!

Check out the indie station blog, I wrote a post about the show
Www.indie.krtu.org

—-Jacqueline

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Sister funky fusion

This post goes out to my sister. She is 22 and has been a live in role model for me. My feet don’t necessarily fit into her shoes, we have a lot we disagree on, including boys, fashion, and some life choices but recently I think we both certainly have found our calling in jewelry making.

If you haven’t read about me, I am an art student with a specialization in metal design, mostly jewelry pieces.

I made this:

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And am currently working on something along these lines:

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But back to my sister! Here’s us btw

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You can tell I love her right?

Anyway, I remember the first time we got little Tupperware containers and got to fill them with stretchy string and seed beads to string bracelets and necklaces. My sister has taken that passion from childhood and continued it throughout the years to get better and more creative.

She now has accomplished creations such as these!

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and that’s just a look at earrings. Needless to say, she’s talented. I hope that one day we can take both of our skills and do this cool sister fusion funk and make something extremely out of the ordinary!

She recently opened up and etsy shop to see how people take a liking to her jewelry and you can see more stuff there:
http://www.etsy.com/shop/txgoldengirl?view_type=list

I hope this inspires you to keep working at whatever wanky creations you make!

—-jacqueisha

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ARTslam.

I like to consider myself a nice person who is 96% unjudgemental (4% because I am a human..) however, right now I cannot handle people who complain about San Antonio.
I regularly hear “gosh, there is NOTHING to do in San Antonio.” Or ” Everything that happens in Austin is so much cooler than San Antonio.”
Let me tell you all, San Antonio has a lot to offer, you might have noticed if you read this regularly…

So far, my favorite event is Artslam. You should read the SAcurrent if you want to know about these events.

This years artslam was conveniently at the White Rabbit which is down the street from my school! It is a giant live art showcase with local bands, DJs and artists. There are always featured artists so this years from New York was Buff Monster and two others I can’t remember…

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Finished piece :

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Jordan. Hehe

One thing to know about the White Rabbit is that it is already covered in graffiti! It’s a really badass building on the outside and pretty extensive on the inside, but they painted a whole stretch of wall white for the featured artists to lay it down

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This guy was EXTRAORDINARY! He was the most talented spray paint artist I’ve ever seen. He made this while we watched and it was incredibly detailed and looked like a PHOTO by free handing spray paint. Here is my friend Will with the finished piece… He was quite a fan of this fictionous woman.

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Trio reunited.

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Buff monster.

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Bands who played: JAPANTHER (awesome pop punk band), the lastnighters, pop pistol, and some others. My favorite was deervibes!
They are a local band who are huge, in number I mean. Possibly 12 people on stage…? Including a tuba, violin and trumpet. Out come some awesome sounds.

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^the lastnighters

Okay my favorite part of the night. zombie make up. We walked by a booth that seemed to have some strange things around it.. Like x men characters and film noir guns. This woman was in a chair and had some interesting make up on so we approached and watched for a while.

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Beautiful right? Oddly, she still looked really pretty.
3 hours later…

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Mmm yeah not so pretty anymore..

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We talked to them for a bit and learned that she has a clothing line and hired him for a photo shoot, they became fast friends and now she regularly gets zombified by him. They went to the walking dead convention, and afterwards out for hamburgers in full makeup. Ordered a brain burger.

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Trio reunited looking real cute…

Saturday night well spent NOT with the rest of the school at a country western concert.

–Jacqueline

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Before I die

Since I have been back school has not been too demanding. Luckily that gives me time for adventures! I had heard there was a before I die wall in San Antonio and I guess you could say I put it on my bucket list. Now that I am super lucky and get out of class at 10:20 am on Fridays that gives me ALL day to do fun things. ( I should probably get a job) but I am looking for places to volunteer as well! My friend Ben and I ventured down to the wall which is south of southtown which you should know of if you live in San Antonio! (Hint: king William historic district!)

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The wall gets erased every once in a while so there weren’t too many goals on there but here’s a few I liked:

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That one was mine ^

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The weather was so amazing that day that we had to take advantage of our favorite park (also in southtown) called Chris park. It’s a beautiful hidden green space in the heart of the city.

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Here are my two favorite parts of this park:

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And the toilet room that’s huge/modern/halfoutside

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While we sunbathed I found this really awesome Lisa frank phone on my app. I hope you all remember Lisa frank from childhood if you are roughly my age…
I Lisa frank’d a selfie…

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Anywho, tomorrow is MLK day so that means no school woohhoooo. If you are near the San Antonio area I HIGHLY suggest attending the march on the east side. It is the largest in the nation and I will be there with the jazz station I DJ for as we do a live coverage!

—–Jacqueline

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Fancy snackz

So, school has officially started but due to syllabus days I don’t find a need to do anything but cool stuff. Right, I guess stuff I think is cool. Anywho, my school has an awesome art gallery in the art building. There was this guy who put together a photography exhibit. Some of the photos date back to 1968. They are amazing black and white photos of Mayan civilization and culture. So lots of little people in villages showing off their everyday life, family and things they do.

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Because it was the opening reception it was all fancy with catered drinks and nibbles.. That’s a gross word. I mean snackz of course, they had snackz.
They also did this neat thing where you got an iPod when you entered and you listened to the photographer talk about each photo and tell the story!

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The photos are on display through February I believe so if you are nearby definitely check it out! Sorry you won’t get snackz or iPod fancy.

–also if you love some man eye candy like nadeen and I do.. Definitely remember to visit art galleries. Apparently they like them too..

“the trick to getting what you want is knowing what you can get.”

—Jacqueline

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Tamales!

Today is the perfect morning to make a new post. It is pretty disgusting outside, cloudy, quiet, humid. Lets see how long it takes me to get out of my dark room today..

Well, I am sad to say this but my camera has had a lot of problems recently. I finally got it working again! Heads up though, these pictures are taken with my cell phone… so they are not too entirely fantastic.

I know that it seems like every time I go somewhere I end up at the pearl brewery, but that is because they have so many cool events going on and it is the perfect bike ride! Yesterday was the annual Tamale Festival and boy did they have tamales. They had so much fiesta decorations up that I felt like I was at a huge outdoor mexican party, lets be real though… that is kind of what it was. Every inch of the pearl was crawling with people stuffing their faces with tamales. I am pretty sure I could accurately draw a tamale from memory with full detail at this point. There was over 50 tamale stands wrapping the grounds of the pearl. They also had the farmers market running late so I got some yummy chocolate mint iced coffee.

Here are a few pictures:

One thing I certainly have started to appreciate more is architecture. The pearl has some very cool architecture. It was planned to have an old warehouse look but remain modern.

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I especially love this picture above ^. This is one of the coolest hidden pieces at the pearl. It reminds me of my current final project for my sculpture class (pictures to come soon!)

There is also some residencies and shops at the pearl!

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I found a very cool new shop at the pearl that just might be my favorite place ever. It is called Leighelena. After some research online I discovered that this is the designer for bracelets my sister sells at her work.

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This is just a taste of some of the jewelry but this store also sells eclectic gifts, vintage clothing, art, and soooo much more. It really is a great place.

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http://atpearl.com/retail/leighelena/

Well, now that finals are approaching and classes are ending I will either be incredibly busy or super bored. Hopefully I will finish my scarf before I go to Denver!

-More to come!

-Jacqueline-xxxx

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