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Cracro

It’s been a while but hey! Guess what? I moved back to San Antonio! Decorating and organizing a giant place to myself takes quite the time and effort… Finally people are moving back and I am slowly adjusting, but I really couldn’t be happier.

This post is dedicated to a something new, acro. My friend Matt from Houston always talked about how “waaaycoool” it was and I was like well yeah it does look awesome but there’s no way I can do it. So I kinda decided when I came back to San Antonio I would try to start doing it. There’s a lot of people here who do it so I had an area to dive right in. Being like 46% introvert that I am I was a bit too nervous to do it alone. My friend autumn is from Austin and sees acro all over the place as well, so she had displayed some interest.

I woke up from a nap and my room was entirely orange from the sunset and autumn texted me saying yo $5 acro jam lets go!! I felt kinda sick but was like screw it I need to get out of bed its 9 pm. So we went…. It was incredible.

We practiced flying and basing for eachother… We toppled over a lot and I instantly realized this would be like those hard yoga poses I’m not strong enough to do for more than a second, meanwhile I was watching people being balanced on their shoulders and hips.

I felt slightly discouraged until a new friend wanted to base me and try some stuff. I never knew the support of a strong base makes it so much better. Because then we could do stuff like this!!

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Then things got real crazy..

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It was SO much fun I can’t wait to go back!

IN OTHER NEWS, I get to see nadeen this Friday because its her boyfriend and her boyfriends boyfriends birthday weekend! Eeeep

-Jacqqqquelineupsidedown

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EVENTS REAL QUIK

Hi I know nadeen just posted but I want to put a few events coming up in SATX especially since a few are tomorrow!

Thursday 2/28
– a clockwork orange FILM at the McKnay museum on Austin hwy at 6:30 pm FREE

– the machine project lecture by mark Allen who is an artist from LA and he has a lecture at 6:30 at Trinty University in Northrop hall room 040. Following is a performance art piece and gallery opening in dicke/smith next door
—- I went to a workshop the machine project hosted today and will post all about it soon! It’s quite MACHsyterious

– KICKBALL at brackenridge softball fields at 7 pm! It is free and is an open house type thing for a league so if you are interested in joining the league grab some beer and come play!

Friday 3/1

– FIRST FRIDAYS all over southtown. Open art galleries, artists houses, craft booths, street buskin, etc. free as always but not if you wanna buy something… Usually around 5-10 pm

– donation yoga: AC power yoga on broadway 4 pm $5 donation

– deer vibes & girl in a coma show! Great local bands playing for free at j&o’s but sorry it is 21+ only.

Saturday 3/2

– print fair at the McKnay museum from 10-5 go get some cool prints for sale!

– farmers market at the pearl brewery! 9-1

– another deer vibes show! This time with sick/sea and island & tigers and it is all ages woohoo! It’s al the 1011

Sunday

– print fair again from 12-5

– donation yoga: southtown yoga lifts on s. st Mary’s in southtown 6pm and $5 donation.

That’s all for now! Stay groovy

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-Jacqueline

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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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Lazer Light Nightz

Well, here I am back at Trinity in San Antonio. I already miss Houston and my friends (old and new). Winter break was so nice and needed but I am so happy to be back at school with my school friends and I cannot wait for my art classes.

The first day I got back no one was on campus except for fellow residential life members so we all hungout together for the first night. My friend James convinced us to go to a party where we knew absolutely no one. They were apparently seniors at Trinity and what kind of seniors want to hangout with some sophomores? OH well..

The party was themed Kim Kardashian and Kanye West… Naturally everyone looked like

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Actually kidding, no one dressed up…. but we tried.

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So highlight of this party was the back shed with LAZER LIGHTS. I had the best company on the dance floor because my friend Harrison is one of the best people to dance with.

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And our friend Lucy has this thing where she falls asleep in the car after parties. I had never witnessed it before, but she tried so hard and we were SO close to school and it happened… so naturally I snapped a picture.

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Nadeen just got back from her cruise to Cozumel so I am so excited to see those pictures!

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart. -Helen Keller”

—- 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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Outfit of the Day YAY

I might have mentioned this before but it is REALLY difficult to have an outfit of the day EVERY day. First reason, some days I am lazy, second reason, I may or may not repeat some of these outfits often, third reason, there are not many times I have to grab my camera during the day, find a nice place and set up a self timer.

But it makes it a lot easier when I have guy friends who dress well so that I can just call them to take a few pictures of me and for doing such a favor I include them in our blog! This time it was my friend Benjamin Armistead Conway, he deserves his full name out here in the cyber world. The way we met is pretty funny, but lets just say he now calls me Jackleen.

This is Benjamin Armistead Conway.

Here was my outfit:

I am wearing a pair of tights my mom got me from High Fashion Homes, my nine west boots, my dress is from Forever 21 (i do not shop their anymore, thank goodness ((They have major bad sweatshops)) ), The jacket is from I have no idea where… probably Marshalls, and the headband is my favorite part of the whole outfit!

The headband is new and is from a wonderfully little local vintage shop in San Antonio! This shop is called Montage and it is on the corner of E Grayson and St. Mary’s. It is sooo worth your visit! Not too expensive for vintage, but good quality with a personalized touch by the owner!
(She even made my headband herself!!)

—-have a wonderful week ^.^

-Jacqueline

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Disposables

Okay, I mentioned a while back that once I finished this disposable camera I would get it developed and post some pictures on the blog. I also found a random role of film that was used but I had NO idea what was on it or when it was from, I really was excited for this mysterious role and to see what was on it. So here are some pictures!

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ImageImageI have no idea why that one is upside down… ^^^ its right side up on my computer..

ImageSo one of the frat parties at my school had a thrift store themed party…. I had to go.

ImageImageImageThis was from Ann Marie’s visit!

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ImageImageImage^ This was from the First Friday Pub Crawl (sadly I am not old enough to Pub Crawl) but it was halloween themed!

Image This was from the Animal Collective Concert ( Natalie, Emily, and I )

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Now I also found that other roll, to my surprise it was some super old photos that I took of a friend named Alice. We were messing around in Montrose of Houston, and I decided to try double exposure with my film camera, actually ended up triple exposing some of these photos.

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Tomorrow be on the look out for a new outfit of the day!

—–JAcqueline

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Outfit of the Day

I recently got some feedback from readers (thank you) about more post ideas, one included outfit of the day’s!

This could be pretty fun because Nadeen and I have been told many times that we have similar taste but execute them very differently, so if we both get involved with this it might be pretty cool. I cannot guarantee doing this everyday but when I feel that I wear an outfit that deems worthy of me taking awkward pictures of myself, you will see it.

Today I was with a friend and he offered to take them for me! He alwaaaays dresses so well, actually one of my best dressed friends who is a male. (if any of my other guy friends read this, you also dress well! I am always impressed!)

So this was taken in my room next to my photo wall! I am currently working on this photo wall still but some of you readers just might recognize yourself!

In San Antonio today, it was dark, windy and rainy. The kind of day where you just want to cuddle up and watch movies all day. When I was not in class I watched James Bond marathon… However, this weather brought a cold front so it got into the low 50s today!!! Finally time for winter clothes (my semi favorite cause I love all clothes).

Today I wore: black skinny jeans ( value village ) Thank goodness for value village! Black little booties that are nine west, a grey loose long sleeve shirt that I got for $4 at a Gap sale! wooohoo Gap has awesome comfortable clothes but I cannot afford it so I usually wait for a good sale! The sad part about this shirt is that the FIRST time I wore it, a baby threw up on me. Yes, it happened. So there is a big stain on the chest, so it will always be covered by a scarf, but thats okay because today was scarf weather! My scarf and very similar grey colored sweater are from Buffalo Exchange!

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Then it got beautiful outside! Still chilly but sunny and I could take off the sweater! I was still kind of cold though so it didn’t last long…

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I thought it would be fun to also show a guys outfit of the day because I was with a friend who looked awesome! There might also be some male readers out there so yay for that!!

I don’t know what Matt is actually wearing but it sure does look good.

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He is darn cute ain’t he?!

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So if you ever need outfit advice, you can see that I may not always have it all together, but I do LOVE to pretend. Matt is also a great person who I can call (he lives on the floor below me) and he can race right up and help me pick out my outfits for date night with the boyfriend. He is boyfriends old roomate.
ALSO if you ever need inspiration on what to wear the bestbestbestbest website out there is lookbook.nu so go browse when you have hours to spare, because it hooks you. I even have a “lookbook I love” folder on my desktop… Should I be embarrassed by that..?

ALSO: any halloween costume ideas?!? tell me!

-Jacquishahahaha

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