Tuesday, June 30, 2009

"We're on a boat..."

... Just kidding/best song of the night @ the wedding. These girls make my life complete

Have a great Tuesday!!

Monday, June 29, 2009

hellooo from Indy!

Good morning from Indy (soon to be my new home!!) Goals of this stay are to 1) meet some teachers I'll be working with 2) learn some things and 3) find an apartment.

I am attending a conference this week about project-based learning. Seems like it's going to be interesting. Had to read a few scholarly articles before the conference (brought back some memories of the dreaded THESIS!)

Little nervous, little excited :)

It was AMAZING to see Kate this past weekend -- she WON flowers at the wedding (aka she caught the bouquet -- one handed, like the statue of liberty). I've been to a LOT of weddings and Betsy & Erick Woeste's wedding was probably the best. EVERYONE danced until the DJ had to go home -- and Betsy was literally the most beautiful bride I've ever seen. It was perfect. Between Kate & I, we'll post some pictures of this beautiful event.

Gotta get going, have a great week everyone!


Sunday, June 28, 2009

this was why we were almost late for Betsy's wedding...

reunited and it feels so good! I misssss J.Coop already! Wedding recap in the near future :) 

Friday, June 26, 2009

on the prowl

I love TARE BEAR!!! 

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Don't judge -- I forgot about the backwards word thing when you take pictures. It says TOMORROW!! Tomorrow being Friday being the day KATE BING arrives in Lima, Ohio! Counting down the seconds.... DRIVE SAFE DARLING!!

P.S. I have decided to be a transformer instead of a teacher when I grow up (the movie was AMAZING!!)

ready to go

Tour of Ohio begins today!! First stop: Pitt to drop off Ryan!! 

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


NY to Pittsburgh=7 hours
Pitt to Broadview Heights=2 hours
Broadview Heights to Lima= 2 hours 40 minutes
Lima to Celina=45 minutes
Celina to Lima=45 minutes
Lima to Canton=2 hours, 45 minutes
Canton to NY= 8 hours, 20 minutes


Today my friend Dan and I visited Sagamore Hill aka Teddy Roosevelt's house! It felt soooo good. More pictures when I find my camera cord!! OHIO tomorrow!! 

I Am

Good Evening! Today I decided to write an 'I Am' poem inspired by our beloved Dr. Berta.

I Am
By J.Coop

I am joy & love
I wonder what heaven will be like
I hear music all the time
I see opportunity
I want to love like I've never been hurt
I am joy & love

I pretend I'm a rock star
I feel like dancing 24/7
I touch people's arms when I talk to them, even strangers, very appropriate
I worry about the world, money, and what shoes I'm going to wear to Betsy's wedding
I cry when my friends cry or when Jon & Kate Gosselin divorce
I am joy & love

I understand that every time you put expectations on someone, you get disappointed
I say that Jesus is the only way
I dream about eating lots of ice cream without gaining weight
I try to make people laugh as often as possible
I hope Kate changes her mind about moving to PA and comes to Indy with me instead
I am joy and love

2 DAYS!!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

can we discuss


ok cause she issssss

Here is my picture for today:

I know what you're thinking and the answer is yes, that is a Chinese lady planter I inherited from my non-dead (aka living), non-asian great aunt.

And now, here is a story, in numbers, of what has been going on in my life lately: 

I have 1 official job (6th grade science in York, PA!)
I am reading 2 different books (East of Eden and The Elegance of the Hedgehog)
I spent the past 2 days printing 200 wedding invites and 200 response cards for Kev and Hil's wedding
This weekend, the Bing family consisted of 3 kids and 2 parents under one roof (Kev was home visiting)
2 days until I leave for Ohio & 3 days until I get to see J.Coop & 4 days until MGDUBS is reunited and it feels so good
1 more cool blog I found
and 1+10 amazing adventures planned for tomorrow! 

3... 3 dollar... ok nevermind

My picture for the day represents the number of little pigs, three bears, the number of books I am currently reading, the number of friends I have that are in Lima right now, and MOST IMPORTANTLY, the number of days until I get to see KATE!!!!! :)

Heading to BG tonight to see some lovies and officially move out of my house forever.


Ooo, heyyyyy

SO I had this brilliant idea that J.Coop and I would post photobooth pics of us each day this week-- until we are reunited for the Woeste wedding!! 

I took this one this afternoon. J.Coop obviously forgot to post one already!! 
P.S. New book I'm reading...can't decide how I feel about it yet :) 
P.P.S. Sorry for the lame post and ignoring the blog in general....I will be better in the near future, I promise! 

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs!!

So, remember this book??
GREAT NEWS: IT'S GOING TO BE A MOVIE!!! And I couldn't be happier about this!!! :) Between this and Where the Wild Things Are coming out as a movie, my life is complete!

Newest obsession:

It really is everything it's cracked up to be!! You should try it!!


Tuesday, June 16, 2009


...by J.Cooper's awesome blast from the past Halloween picture, I decided to share with you a beautiful picture of me wearing a twenty five cent weave....
Mmmm drink it in.....

PA tomorrow with Mare Bear for an interview. And for Sonic. Duhhhhhhhh. Okloveyoubyeeee! 

I cried doing the Cupid Shuffle...

... At the wedding last weekend because Kate wasn't there to share the experience with me. HOWEVER, I did manage to shove a $13 a stem calla lily up my nose. Shocking, I know. I loved seeing these girls and had a blast!!

In response to Kate's previous post -- Remember when I dressed up as a nerd for Halloween (circa 2005) and will definitely wear this outfit/candy necklace for the rest of my life???

Things That I'm Counting Down the Seconds Until:
This movie:

Their wedding in less than 2 WEEKS!!:

And finally, taking a nap this afternoon. :) This is my first REAL day off all summer and I'm enjoying every second!


Monday, June 15, 2009

Remember that time...

...I dressed up as a cowgirl for Halloween (circa 2006??!)
... remember the time there is a good possibility I am moving to Houston and I get TO WEAR THIS SAME OUTFIT TO TEACH EVERY SINGLE DAY???!

Friday, June 12, 2009

this post is brought to your all the way from

Charlotte, NC (ok the airport...but whatever) I have about 2 more hours until my flight for Houston leaves!! I figured I should update bloggggy because I know everyone is dying to find out what is going on in MY life. As of right now, I am currently in love with: 
Dunkin Donuts on EVERY corner. My favorite coffee everrrr (image via Amy)
Spaghetti Squash!! Probably the best vegetable ever!  

This book is seriously amazing. I promise I will have it done by the time I get home (which is tomorrow night!)
A planner FULL of job interviews....and taking a picture of myself in the middle of the airport. Things I don't love: looking like I woke up at 5 am..OH WAIT...I did!

Other things I don't love: 
A security guy yelling at me because I am TERRIFIED of dogs and he brought over ah HUGE bomb sniffing GERMAN SHEPHERD. Ughhh I DON'T HAVE A BOMB LEAVE ME ALONE!! 
People who get on a moving sidewalk and just stand there.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

In love...

At the moment, I am ridiculously in love with my friends, my new cherry pie nail polish, my future classroom, and them:

Lady Antebellum

I typically don't like country, but they are SO amazing.

Weekend plans:
Eat at BDubs, pray KB gets a phone call from Indy ASAP, wedding, reading, friends, and writing a second thesis. You?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Need a laugh?

My mom found this amazing APRON with a football style oven mitt. 

She found it under her bed yesterday!! Best part - my dad's high school football number was 83!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Happy Weekend!

Happy Friday!! I'm very thankful to be alive today - for no particular reasons. I have so much to look forward to and I have the best friends & family a girl could ask for. 

This is me SUPER excited (and wearing an obnoxious headband) about Kate believing she will get a job - BECAUSE SHE WILL! She is an amazing teacher & I'm so excited for what God has in store for her!!
Got to see this pretty (and very prego) girl today... It was wonderful :) Biaggi's and shopping, couldn't be better!

Weekend plans: Work Saturday and Sunday, church with Erin Ansley (yay!), Graduation Party, and working on my "In the Next Year" list.... so far, I want to visit a new state (preferably New York), make 5 new good friends, buy a good more expensive camera and take a photography class, and visit a new presidential home (Teddy Roosevelt would be nice) and/or go to Washington D.C. 

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo Jess xo

so many job interviews...

....so much coffee
Coffee stop #2 before my Council Rock interview. Jessica Cooper says I am going to get a job, so I have decided to believe her :) 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


ok, my turn to update!! 

I have been super, super busy since my birthday (ewww 23 is so old!!). I spend my days going to the gym and filling out job applications haha. Last Thursday, I had an interview in Wayne, PA...then, I got to go visit my bff/old roomie Em!! We drove to Maryland over the weekend for our friend Sarah's wedding!! She's so prettttttttty!! 

Obviously I love this picture of Em and I, because it looks like we both wore white dresses to the wedding. 
On the way to Maryland, we saw this terrifying bumper sticker. Ok seriously...a crying baby seal holding a fetus??! WHAT???! 
Ummm...I love grampy!! He's such an asian treasure! 
Also, I found this photo from a few weeks ago of Chris Bing eating a Chocotaco and drinking a milk shake. JEALOUS! 
I just got back from Ohio-- flew out there for an interview with North Ridgeville for a Middle School Science position. It went really well :) Back to PA tomorrow for an interview with Council Rock...then Kev and Hil are visiting NY for the weekend!!  Good thing I don't have a job haha.

Other things of importance in my life include:
obsessing over East of Eden

Ok, love you, byeeeee

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Jess' Summer Update


I sincerely apologize to all of our HUNDREDS of blog followers for the lack of updates in the past week or so, I know everyone is dying to know what's going on in our lives. As for me, I unofficially have a job for the fall (hooray!) teaching 7th grade science at Beech Grove Middle School close to Indianapolis. That's the biggest news. I spend most of my summertime telling people to increase or decrease their pH and chlorine levels in their pools, but am very thankful to have a job with some wonderful people. 

I got to see this guy yesterday!! My bro is living in Columbus this summer lifeguarding at this big water park getting super tan (whatever). 
And I wanted to share this picture of my beloved, soon to be 50 year old father. He pulled a 20 dollar bill out of his wallet with a look-alike mustache drawn on it (look closely). My dad gets mistaken for Andrew Jackson all the time. 
This was me on my way to my interview in Beech Grove - Micky Dee's lattes have been my saving grace without a Starbucks around. At this point, I had no idea I'd be coming home with a job! :)

2 New Fiction books that look AMAZING: 

How to Buy a Love of Reading
by Tanya Egan Gibson
It's about a group of students that hate to read and constantly dissect literature instead of enjoy it... or something like that. Read this & you be the judge - I think it sounds great!
by Glen David Gold
Seems to be a story about the famous Charlie Chaplin and early Hollywood during the war. Looks great :)
Things I'm excited for: 
1. A new apartment in 2 months (hopefully with Kate Bing)
2. Betsy Davis' wedding/rave
3. My own classroom
4. Having the day off tomorrow

All for now, 
xo Jess xo