Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Just Jes - Behind the Blog

A Posted Note Exclusive

Many of you know Jessica F. as Jes of Just Say Jes. But before she was Just Say Jes or Jessica F. she was Jessica H. It is amazing how life shapes us and molds us and how getting married and starting your own personal blog can change your life forever... this is her story.

Jes grew up in a happy home with a very loving mother and father. What her parents loved most about her was her hair and how it grew so rapidly. From Afro's to chignon's there was nothing that they couldn't do wtih baby Jes' hair.

The years went by peacefully for most of Jes' early childhood until one day her brother smashed her operation game after Jes had beaten him repeatedly at removing the funny bone. This seemed to be a critical time for Jes and she didn't adjust well to her brothers temper tantrums. Despite being an easy-going child she soon had a few tantrums of her own.

Mischevious and deceitful her mother actually had her audition for the hit children's movie - Problem Child. Jes didn't get the part but the producer agreed that this girl definitely was a problem.

Distraught and not knowing what else to do, Jes' parents decided to enroll Jes into a foreign exchange student program. Jes lived in Mexico for a year while Annunciata moved in with Jessica's family. The year in Mexico seemed to do Jes some good and she returned to the states fluent in Spanish and with a new appreciation for air conditioning and hot water.

For a time it seemed that Jes' problems were over and for the most part they were. In junior high she was a lively kid with an active imagination.She loved to play poker, 52 pick up, black jack and of course Spades. Pippy Longstocking was one of her idols and so she took to wearing her hair in cute pig tales as well. She loved to sing "I am Pippy Longstocking" so much that soon people actually started to call her "Pippy".

High School proved to be more challenging for such a bright young girl. Dreams, visions, goals, she had them all, but where did she focus her talents? Drama! Jes became captain of the drama team and played many roles including: My Fair Lady; Devil in a Blue Dress; One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish; King Lear; A Christmas Carol; and Rent. She loved the stage and the stage loved her back.

High School was a cake walk for Jes and soon she was searching for something more in her acting career and so she went off and joined the Circus. Jes did not just join any cicus, oh no, the young girl lightened her locks and became a key member of Cirque De Soleil. A brilliant contortionist, she was able to twist herself into the hearts of everyone that saw her perform.

After the Circus she decided to go to college and there the drudgery of schoolwork plunged her into a deep depression where she only found solace by dressing goth. Forgoeing the Goth after college she met a wonderful man years later and married him. A wonderful man she met at Dave and Buster's and decided to marry after they hopped into a photo booth that would sketch your offspring. Roger was so delighted with the picture of their first born that he got down on one knee and popped the question. Here is a picture of that child.

Now Jessica lives in Dallas with her husband Roger. Blogging has helped Jessica ease into an otherwise cruel world and she has found shelter and comfort in the blogosphere's embrace. Embrace her now - Check out her wonderful blog and her present life at www.justsayjes.com


jes said...

ironically, this is pretty accurate to my life.

a) i WAS born with a head full of hair. i looked like a monkey!

b) i loved the game Operation, and couldn't stand my brother's temper tantrums. my mother used to have to tell him not to practice his karate on me. i soon started temper tantrums of my own.

c) i didn't audition for Problem Child, but i did tease my mom about similarities i felt between her and "Mommy Dearest," particularly because i hated doing chores.

d) in school, i was never an exchange student. however, when i was born another little girl was born at nearly the same time as me. we were laying in our little cribs next to each other, and we looked just the same. her family was from Mexico, and so i used to say that we were switched at birth and that i was really Mexican. i told people this until i was 6. then i moved to Texas and people really believed me, so i had to stop.

e) i don't play many cards other than Solitaire, Old Maid, and Go Fish, but i used to LOVE pippi longstocking, and would wear my hair in pigtails. i asked my mom to put a wire hanger in my hair so they would stick straight out, but she never would. now i understand why.

f) i was on the Drama team! and since it was just me and one other girl, my duet acting partner, we were the "co-captains!"

g) i used to be very flexible, but never so much as Cirque du Soleil quality. i'm not anymore, and long for those days. however, on the dance team, i did perform a routine to "Devil in a Blue Dress" and we wore blue leotards with ugly sequin skirts. blah.

h) i never dressed goth, but one time i went dancing at a night club in Deep Ellum, and this person dressed as a giant blue bird kept hitting me in the face with her feathered arms. annoying.

i. interestingly enough, roger and i have not yet done this. however, my first boyfriend and i went to the science place and sat across from each other to see what we would look like. we didn't last very long as boyfriend and girlfriend, because (1) when we picked him up from his house he had corn flakes stuck up in his gums and (2) the next week i caught him holding hands with my friend under the lunchroom table. drama!

j. ah, back to the blog. i love it.

7:54 PM  
Eddo said...

Shut up! I can't believe you already saw this while I was tweaking it to perfection! Unbelievable!

And I can't believe how close I was on some of this stuff! Rockin!

8:04 PM  
Cav said...

wow. funny eddo.

but some of those pictures were just wrong.


8:29 PM  
Live, Love, Laugh said...

Eddo you have some very strange friends, I always wondered about that Jes girl!! poor thang! lol

9:57 PM  
Amstaff Mom said...

You know you've had an interesting life when your comments are as interesting as Eddo's post about you.

Jes, maybe you wanted the wire hangers in your hair after watching Mommie Dearest too many times. "No WIRE HANGERS!!!!!"

And, corn flakes in his gums???? Nasty.

alhjkqf (I'll hijack your coif?)

5:08 AM  
Joe & Julie said...

LOL, some of those pics really were wrong! But the rest was very entertaining. :)

5:57 AM  
jes said...

oh, wow. the crotch picture, er, the contortionist picture wasn't up last night when i read this post.

i'm glad that's not MY crotch.

6:40 AM  
Katie said...

Eddie - I was at Jes's last night and checked you blog real quick to see if anything was new and BAM there was the Behind the Blog on Just Jes - I think I scared Jes and Roger because I yelped so loudly and busted out laughing. Actully I almost did a somersault off their exercise ball again.


6:41 AM  
Cookie723 said...

Too much - it's just all too much.

7:03 AM  
~*~Sarah~*~ said...

Don't worry Jes, Beauty is int he eye of the beholder, and I'm sure that Man-Child is beautiful in your eyes anyway.
Just kidding.
I worked for Cirque du Soleil. I quit after three and a half weeks, due to the crazy partying skills of the performers. Seriously, they don't call em "circus freaks" for nothing!

7:50 AM  
Leann said...

I'm glad I got to know Jes just a bit better :-O, and laughed and laughed.

8:29 AM  
Stephanie said...

This was absolutely freakishy hilarious! I'm sure it would have been even moreso if I actually knew jess in the real world, but since I don't, I'll just have to use my imagination, and stick to what Eddo has given us!

9:40 AM  
Stephanie said...

... and that should have read, "freakishly"

9:41 AM  
steve said...

i am coming to Texas...

isnt that a scary thought?

10:39 AM  
Edgy Mama said...

Hilarious, Eddo. Glad Jes chimed in with reality--which is just as intriguing as farce. Jes, you are a blog star.

1:59 PM  
Fred said...

OMG - I can barely type a comment. That was great! Where n' the heck did you get those pictures?

5:52 PM  
Live, Love, Laugh said...

Eddo, confirmtheworkofourhands.blogspot.
com needs help with her site, can you take a look and see if she would like a new design from the famous blogjacket?

10:25 PM  
Live, Love, Laugh said...

Eddo, pray for Precious, she said they tested her for diabetes, the baby is growing faster than they expected and they are going to do a sonogram to make sure everything is alright.

10:26 PM  
Ben said...


ujpas (Huge paws?)

6:27 AM  
~*~Sarah~*~ said...

Ugly Juice: Pour and Score.

Haha. I think it's a pseudo-liquor.
See the creativity brewing in my head?
Okay, maybe it's not creativity. Maybe it's boredom.

9:24 AM  
Robin said...

Eddo you are so freaking hilarious!!! I love it!

7:45 PM  
jes said...

the crotch. it is still killing me. each time i look at it, i cringe and scroll away as quickly as i can.

1:56 PM  
Eddo said...

What are you doing going back to tis old post?

1:58 PM  
Anonymous said...

Best regards from NY! »

1:30 PM  
Anonymous said...

Very nice site! » » »

1:44 PM  

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