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Jessica Leigh Multimedia



June 3rd, 2013


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March 12th, 2011

Lemongrass Woes.

As I was chopping up the ingredients for my Tom Yum soup this evening, I glanced over at the expiration date for the lemongrass. The date the stalk expires is the date I was supposed to have my baby. I stared at the packaging and made my way to the couch. Looking at those numbers until they ran together and I became cross-eyed.

I don't know how long I was there, but I know I did not cry.

January 6th, 2009

Rock you like a....

OK, so things have progressed in my life and it’s weird but chill. I’m trying to take advantage of my sweet, sweet, lover a.k.a Canon EOS Rebel xsi before I have to turn *him* in whenever the hounds release their deathly ice grip from my neck. Apparently they are trying to keep my for another month which is so no bueno considering my new boss needs me next Friday. I’m not a happy girl, although I have loose ends the size of this condo to clean up – it’s not cool for them to have that freeze-ray on my soul.

Happy art stuff: FILM! Yays. Might be shooting a video..videos…soon. I’ll just leave it as that. Yay, I can go back into my home-pod. **Tash, if you are reading this, call me. ** One is for a DogFish Head thingy that is due at the end of March.

Home: My lease is up in April and I would like to move. I have mentioned this already but I am more determined than ever. Back to the stuff to fill my cold and empty heart: my mom has a flat-screen that’s in a freaking BOX just chilling. I’m hoping to get it because I am her first spawn-beastling.

Having my first girl’s night with Megan and Wendy on Friday. I have a hot date with Dexter and a Bloody Mary (such an appropriate combo) and I’m looking forward to it. Muh Girls. I miss them.

To sum it all up, I am happy…content…okay, even. Wow – things seem like they are moving at a snail’s pace but actually, the snail has turbo.

September 29th, 2008

Picture I like.


I like this picture a lot. I go around my neighborhood and take pictures of random things. I love the colors. Think I might blow it up and frame it on my wall.

That's it.

September 19th, 2008


I walk down the hallways of this cold hospital and overhear people talk about the damage that was afflicted on their property: “It was HORRIBLE! We were w/o power for 10 hours, can you believe it?!” Things of that sort. Things of that sort make me want to say things to them that will get me fired.

I am lucky, blessed, whatever the term is you want to use, and as soon as my power was restored (48 hours later…I am soooooo lucky) I jumped on the internet and watched the carnage that was my birthplace. No matter how much I groaned and moaned about it, it’s still the place that raised me. It’s kind of like the parent you don’t talk to that you fight with every single time you see them, and then the last time you see them they’re in a casket and you’re there to watch them go six feet in the earth. Well, Galveston was my abusive father and my alcoholic mother (speaking figuratively, of course).

I moved away in 2005. The only time I went back was to see one friend and my mom and sisters her brother and his family – and that was usually just on holidays.

My mom drove up from Galveston last Thursday to stay with me, thinking she could go back home on Monday. My sisters stayed with friends in Sugarland (why they didn’t stay w/ me is a post all in its own), and we just watched. The tv stayed on up until we lost power at 2 AM Saturday morning. I couldn’t watch it for that long, but I guess now I know where my obsessive gene comes from: my mother; because that’s all she did for 20 hours. My mom found out that despite being two blocks off the seawall, that her home received absolutely NO DAMAGE. Water didn’t even creep in.

Those I’ve talked to that stayed or got back into the island said it looks like a war zone. One of the reasons I haven’t been watching the news is because I think they’re a bunch of liars, but THAT’S a post all in its own too.

Aside from that, I’ve been working too much and hiding. What else is new? BUT I have made new friends in Houston and I’m becoming more social. My neighbors are kick ass and it’s a close-knit community. We all help each other out. Not all of my neighbors, just the ones downstairs from us and the couple next to them. I’ve actually been feeling better emotionally…yes, I’m back on meds, but it was mandatory. My anxiety was getting so bad to the point to where I had to shut the blinds in my office because of my newly formed fear of heights (I’m only on the 7th floor), and I couldn’t be around 3 people at a time. I think I posted something about these months back. Well, it was acute but the Clonazepam and Lamictal have been helping. TMI, whatever.

I post ADD blogs everyday on Twitter, so find me there: http://twitter.com/Jessica_El (although my thingy is set to private, so you have to have an acct to read my posts)

And if you need visuals, check out my Flickr page…you have to have an account and add me as a contact if you want to see all of my photos because there are some I don’t want just everyone to see:


So I’m going to be lame and say that my heart goes out to everyone right now (lame but true).
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May 7th, 2008


Yeah, I think the whole church thing freaked people out. WOW. Talk about not judging anyone. Sorry, I have a fever and I haven't had a good month (April) so far. May has sucked too. maybe it's the church thing? Har Har.

**David** I suck.

April 22nd, 2008


Once I yawn at life, there i go...

October 28th, 2007


Oh, and I'm photographing my first wedding in Dec...

Oct update

Some things:

Oct 1 I got promoted and got a 15% increase in pay

Oct 2 I started on my first grant that was BEYOND hell (w/o any help...usually you have 3-5+ admin people working on one) I've always heard they were a pain in the assbutt, but now lets just say I don't think I'll be bitching about my workload anytime soon. When I finally got that sucker out 1) I took time off but 2) I didn't know how to act not having to work at an intense warp speed. I started drinking coffee to help with the really long hours, so I thought I was a hardcore caffiene junkie and decided to chug a huge red bull yesterday to help me get going and was MISERABLE the whole day. I got so sick and went into a caffiene coma from it. Blergh.

The grant went out Weds and I took off Thurs and Fri and had a four day weekend. Wee! I had a picnic at Hermann Park, went museum-hopping, had sushi, watched Michael Clayton (it was decent), carved a pumpkin, or rather watched C carve a pumpkin, ate a bunch, and watched cable horror movies.

A couple of weekends ago I went to the Westheimer Block Party and of course, took some pictures. I have a lot of pictures to post and will do that later because I'm on my laptop and the picts are on our main computer.

I haven't been painting or really taking any photos. My "filer" has been more crafty things, baking, crocheting, card making. I really enjoy crafting. The other day C said I was 53. Whatever, crafts are hott.

We really want to get a dog. Our neighborhood is so pet-friendly, it's awesome. There is a "Bark Park" nearby which is ALWAYS packed. It's kinda cool. :-)

Anyway, I'll try to post picts later. I've been horrible at doing anything non-work related. C keeps popping in here to make sure I'm not working. Sigh. I'm one of those people now.


October 26th, 2007

Filming squirrels

I have been quite busy - and will update later.

Introducing Priscilla (we didn't name her) the community squirrel eating my nuts (peanuts, that is)

July 28th, 2007

Hello Saturday!

Despite my last post, I'm A-OK.

Tonight, I make things. It's not finished, so this is the rough draft I guess.

I'm not doing a cut thingy. Sorry.

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And this is a shelf. It has nothing to do with anything but it be koo.

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June 30th, 2007


I've been meaning to bake for months, so tonight I finally did just that.

Behold my yummy strawberry cupcakes of doom! C overdosed and is now in for the night. IN as in passed smooth out.

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Sugar rush!

June 25th, 2007

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It’s been raining monkeys here for the past month and a half-I love it! C and I sit on the porch at night to watch the lightning through the hundreds of trees surrounding our place and talk science smart-kid stuff. I love it how we are so close to everything we love to do: Half-Priced Books, The zoo, the CAM, Menil and any other museum, oh and this is my favorite: http://www.domystore.com/.

Jorge and I live right down the street from one another so we decided we’re going to start our own piñata company, but make non-traditional piñatas like, water bottles, Warhol’s Marilyn lips, yadda yadda. We need a catchy kitschy Mexican name; any suggestions?

Tom Yum soup makes everything better. There is nothing like having a warm bowl after a hard day. That stuff is Zen.

I’ll try to remember to post some wedding photos (and email Megan the pictures) when I get home. I’ve been working a lot of hours trying to meet deadlines and whatnot, so lately I haven’t been up to staring at the computer screen, so I can’t promise.

Anyway, I’m off to do work stuff.

April 4th, 2007

small update

I got hitched, went to Austin for one night and ran into an old roommate from Galveston…small world. We only stayed one night because due to stress and a bad diet for about, a MONTH now, our lymph nodes started to swell and all we wanted to do was sleep. I think the drive there was more entertaining than Austin itself. We pulled over at numerous stops to pull gorgeous wildflowers and climb old oak trees. It was constantly overcast, which was nice, typical Texas storm clouds and cool wind.

I got all four of my wisdom teeth pulled out on Friday and I’m still pretty blah. We also moved this weekend. Yay, no more Humble. We live a block behind Central Market (which blows Whole Foods totally out of the water) and a few miles from the ‘cool kid’ area. Haha.

Once we unpack and get somewhat settled we’re thinking of having a mini Luau. Maybe. Or we’ll just invite some people over for cocktails and food.

I think this place will inspire me more than before; I can’t wait.

March 9th, 2007

Penis Pumps

I got stung by a wasp on my arm numerous times after we obtained our marriage license. (Enter The Omen music here). We got it on Wednesday and went to The Spaghetti Warehouse for lunch afterwards and it happened while paying for parking. Ouch.

We’re having the reception following the ceremony at Hermann Park. It’s a potluck BBQ type of thing. It’ll be at one so I know a lot of people won’t be able to make it. It’s been pretty stressful because we are moving pretty much at the same time and we have to pay a lot of money for rent, deposit, pet deposit, etc. Plus after the wedding we’re planning to drive to Austin and stay there a few days.

Work is going well. I’m in charge of creating huge scientific posters and that is both fun and very stressful. It’s only stressful when I get the info at the last minute and there is a near deadline; but I guess that’s stressful no matter who you are or what you are doing.

On my way to work one day there was this older lady on the train that had many multi-colored feather boas wrapped around her neck coloring in a coloringbook. Another time an old man started talking to me about how evil East Europeans are and how he’s found a lot of penis pumps in various trash bins downtown. He was wearing a Cosby sweater with holes.Then once I saw a guy walking a huge box turtle (?) with a leash.

Houston is a fun place.

February 20th, 2007

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I went to Orlando this past weekend to see Megan and do wedding planning stuff. I didn't buy anything, but I really enjoyed myself. I didn't even freak on the plane rides and scored a free rum and coke on the way there. Wee! So the reception party is going to be on the same day as the wedding--on March 21st at seven in the evening. We're getting married that morning. I hope the weather is nice; it would suck if the garden was all mushy and gross. I'll be a married woman in exactly one month and one day. It doesn't really seem like a big deal to me, but I'm excited nonetheless.

So we're also moving. A condo in the galleria area looks promising. And it's the same price as what we're paying for the less-than-glamourous place we have now so yay.

I don't have much to update about. Work is nice, we're finally getting hitched, and we're moving. Other than that, I'm crocheting, finally getting around to watching Queer as Folk, and sketching.

November 23rd, 2006

Happy Holidays

I went to another interview at MD Anderson this past Monday in Epidemiology.

Yesterday they called back and made me an offer. Wee! Most of you already know, though. It's more money than I've made in the past and I'm excited to start working on Dec. 18th--the docs seem really cool.


Happy Thanksgiving.

October 18th, 2006

Happy Autumn

It's going to get nice and cold soon so be happy and eat lentil soup.

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October 16th, 2006

Bubble of Yay

C’s brother and sister-n-law came over tonight to tell us bye–they’re moving to Mexico to become missionaries. I always have a lot of fun hanging out with them even if we don’t do much. The boys watched football and us girls talked wedding stuff.

It’s been pouring all day and I love it. Rain puts me at ease. It’s like auditory Valium or something. I’ve had a very happy day. We stayed in bed until eleven and listened to the rain, watched football (well he did) and ate seafood leftovers. Which is usually kinda gross, but it was actually yum. I just cannot dig seafood or Asian leftovers usually–reheating messes it up.

Well, I’m going to mess with Photoshop and have another cup of Moroccan green tea. I need to sleep though.


October 10th, 2006


MD Anderson’s HR department sucks. They are so slow. I’ve been there a zillion times and they keep telling me to come back, interview more on the phone, go back, take admin tests, call me, blah blah. The only thing left is the drug test and then I’ll be able to finally get on. I go back on Thursday.

It’s been so gloomy here the last few days. I wish it would storm already. I can’t wait for Halloween! We’re not doing much–I want to go trick-or-treating. Mmmm rot tooth. It doesn’t feel like autumn yet. I love the smells and colours of fall. Like apple spice and burning leaves.

Last night I had a dream that I was in North Korea (but N Korea ended up being Ball High–go figure) helping build a nuke because I was so desperate to make some fast cash. I woke up sweaty and cussing. That dream scared the hell out of me.

I want to see this!
Brothers Quay

I wish Alex was here to watch it with me.

Yay it’s raining. I’m off to make some tea. I’ll be back.
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