• Jessica

    Happy Birthday, Jessica Jones | 4

    Here we are in 2011, on one of our favorite days of the year… which comes again this Friday! You always like to take care of me, especially when it comes to things like makeup, or pacing myself during a progressive dinner, or not performing a citizen’s arrest on the lady who almost ruined your son’s birthday party (and then stole my phone). You look out for me. You teach me things.You’re tricky, though.You’re my voice of reason and my teacher, but also my biggest instigator. It’s confusing and always out of control: like when you splashed water on me in the Matador bathrooms, but then tried to tell everyone…

  • Jessica

    Happy Birthday, Jessica Jones | 3

    Friends who diet together… die together.I’m pretty sure that’s how the saying goes.Jess and I have been on our fair share of diets together. We’ve also started our fair share of blogs about said diets, but that’s a whole new post for a whole new day. Seriously, we’ve done it all. Adtkins, Weight Watchers (stupid celeb endorsements – we believe anything we see in US Weekly), HCG, fasting, juicing, hot yoga. I dealt with her candy withdrawals like a BOSS, and she dealt with my carb-cravings with as much (tough) love as she could muster. In this photo from 2010, we’re at our favorite Seattle late-night spot – Taphouse Grill – for a…

  • Jessica

    Happy Birthday Jessica Jones | 2

    2009 will always be “the year of Corianne and Paul”, but that wouldn’t have been possible without one Jessica Jones. No, seriously. You think I’m just being poignant in that statement, but no… I’m actually being quite literal.  She had been dropping hints all evening, almost annoyingly so: “Paul, Corianne – you two just need to get together. It would be way easier on Jen and I, we can’t welcome a new girl or a new guy into this circle.” “Corianne – Paul will share his dessert with you! Paul, why don’t you feed her a little bite?” “Paul, Corianne looks scared. Hold her hand.” So, later that night when…

  • Jessica

    Happy Birthday, Jessica Jones | 1

    Instead of the normal birthday collage, I am going to be featuring my best friend @jessicanjones, the birthday girl, throughout the day. We’re getting too old to be able to remember all of our fun memories without a little bit of work,  so I’m going to start from the beginning and see how I can do. This photo is from 2008, the year we “re-met”. We bonded over the campfire at Dave Matthews Band, which we attended together because of mutual friends at church. When she told me she had an affinity for all the pieces of the Pub Mix I hated (I mean, how perfect is that), and she…