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Peace and Quiet at a music festival

It seems like lately some not so great things have happened in my life. Of course it is not the end of the world but these “things” make life harder to deal with, and certainly have me spending a lot more time thinking in the shower. When people say life is precious, an oh so common cliche, well that is because it is true. It is precious, and as humans we come to that realization, we think about it for 20 minutes, maybe even 24 hours, then we get occupied by more fascinating things in our lives and we move on. I can say this thought has been in my head for almost 3 weeks now and has me questioning myself. I am questioning even small things like am I happy with what I am studying? Because I find that incredibly important, Am I happy where I am as a friend? Am I happy with my relationships to the people around me? It is all so heavy and dense, and can really wear one down.

So I kind of want to try something new to see if I can truly lift my spirits back up and feel truly content and ready with where I am at 19 years old.

Being in college is not easy, especially at a small university, and I am not talking about the school work. Every single human is judgemental, and it is just hard sometimes to be the best friend that you envision yourself in. As I have seen relationships change a lot throughout my time, I have really learned that relying on friends is great, but you have to learn how to be your own friend as well. I began going places by myself a lot more frequently, volunteering alone, going out alone, and I have really enjoyed just my own peace and company.

I was asked to cover the Maverick Music Festival this past Saturday in downtown San Antonio. I was going to have to go alone, and navigate the crowds and people all by myself. To be honest I was a bit hesitant at first, but I thought it could be fun, and I would love to take some photos since it had been a while. I ended up spending a few hours meandering downtown, and some at the festival pretending like I was all VIP with my media credentials. I did not really talk to much of anyone while I was there, and I was totally okay with that because I had a great time by myself. So I encourage you, no matter what kind of anxieties you have, because truthfully we all have them, to venture out and really let your mind have some quiet time while doing things you love.

Here are some photos from the festival I want to share:

Henry + The Invisibles (ATX, SATX, NY)



ImageHe was incredible live, I couldn’t help but snap my fingers and move my feet. I have a hard enough time dancing around people I know (sometimes) so I really caught myself by surprise when I was able to do this by myself.

Girl in A Coma (SATX)





The Toadies (San Marcos?)









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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


– 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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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…


Finished piece :




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


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.



Trio reunited.


Buff monster.



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.

^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.

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


Mmm yeah not so pretty anymore..


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.





Trio reunited looking real cute…

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


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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!)



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:




That one was mine ^


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.



Here are my two favorite parts of this park:

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



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…


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!


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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.


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!




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.”


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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 ^.^


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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!



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…


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.




He is darn cute ain’t he?!


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!


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So much has happened I cannot believe my life.

I have not posted in a bit but that is because SO much has been going on! But I cannot complain because I have been having a blast. 

Here is adventure NUMERO UNO:

So I guess after Austin (labor day weekend) I ended up going hiking on Labor Day with some friends, we went to Government Canyon National Park. It was $6 a person… which we had no idea about until we got there but they have so much to do that we could not resist. We hiked for THREE hours. 

p.s. if you are really into dinosaurs apparently they have dinosaur tracks somewhere on their land!



This was this crazy HUGE spider we saw while hiking, he was about an inch and a half long! soooo huge and scary.



This was our first scenic lookout. Not too shabby for San Antonio. (I only took pictures at this lookout because the other wasn’t as nice.)


Hi that’s me and my boyfriend. 



Finally some pictures of myself, not that I am conceited!! But I am a photographer so I will most likely never be in the pictures unless I copy dena and makenzie (panchoandleftey.wordpress.com) and take lots of self timers, sadly I have not gained that much confidence yet… maybe one day soon!

ImageI Think we are pretty cute. 

That was a crazy fun day, especially since we got up at 6:30 and were back at school my 12:30 and people were JUST waking up. We felt so accomplished.

Adventuretime number two:

This morning we woke up and decided to go to the farmers market at the Pearl Brewery. (atpearl.com) If you do not know the Pearl Brewery and are in the San Antonio area it is a place to see. They have the aveda salon, culinary institute of america in which they have a bakery to sell their GLORIOUS food (pictured below), restaurants, shops, local book stores, etc. It is a wonderful place with events such as live music! 


A wonderful crepe place for breakfast! In the booth nextdoor they have chocolate-mint infused coffee. It might be my favorite coffee I have ever had.


Some friends eating crepes! 


Culinary Institute of America!!! Can’t you tell?! delicious….


Adventuretime number three:

First Fridays!

Again, if you do not know the King William district south of downtown better known as “southtown” you should explore more. Every first friday of the month they have an event called first fridays, heh get it? and it is an arts/music culture festival in the streets. There are booths and some artists creating art on the streets, restaurants and bars are open and most music venues have bands outside providing music. 



This is my friend Ben, I started going to first fridays with him about a year ago.

So we started at the Blue Star area, the Blue Star area has a brewery, art places, bars, and condos. It is so hip. We saw a band play at the brewery . Then we went inside to check out some art! It was a lot smaller than I thought but there was a couple of cool photos inside.




We decided to walk back to the area with the booths, not really sure of how to get there from blue star, a random school bus pulls up and tons of people are partying on it so we hoped on. I made a friend who was currently double fisting, he was pretty nice. Chris I think..


Finally we got dropped off at the booths and there is an artist who is outside the Mad hatters on S. Alamo, he is always there so be sure to check him out. He makes these cosmic art pictures with ONLY spraypaint, they are AMAZING. 

here he is working:



I am so happy to be back in San Antonio and get back into the culture.

Also! Update on my yoga class: it is awesome. 

Here are some events coming up in San Antonio:

  • Yoga at AC POWER YOGA: Fridays 4-5 EVERY week $5 donation that goes to an africa project. 
  • Yoga at LuLu Lemon in the Quarry every saturday at 9 am. Donation based I believe.

              — Tomorrow 9/9 there is an event for the africa project from 9:30-11:30 which is yoga plus an           educational video. 

  • Farmers Market at the Pearl every saturday from 9-1 
  • JumpStart theatre has an opening at Blue Star next week for their “Circa” show, I was told that it was about a mexican traveling circus and slightly interactive, sounds fun and I will definitely check it out!
  • Film Screening and discussion: Miss Representation at our lady of the lake university. This is a GREAT documentary. 5:30 pm 9/11
  • San Antoni Herb Society presents: Christa Emrick, 9/13 6:30 pm. San Antonio Garden Center. She is a raw food chef and will be speaking about Raw foods, so all you organic eating people should definitely check her out!

Another great place to check out for events is sacurrent.com

More to come soon




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