So, for those of you who do not know the benefit was a complete and utter failure from what I wanted it to be. I worked for 6 months on this event, I stuffed bags, made baskets, baked cupcakes and brownies, designed web pages and advertisements. Basically I did everything I could think of to make this event happen and I only found support from a handful of people along the way and for that I am eternally grateful. I was surprised how many truly honorable people asked for my address to send me a check donation and then I never got it. I think perhaps the post office lost quite a few of my things. But that is not the point. The point is that the benefit was a lot like my wedding. I worked so very hard on it and then other people and circumstances fucked it up for me, but like my wedding I am very glad I did it. It is still hard for me to believe that the benefit is over and that I used $5000 and only made around $500. I had 13 paying people come to the event and ended up giving away the 50 pizzas I ordered. Almost all of the 52 baskets I made ended up selling for the opening cost of $20 or not selling at all (or I bid on them to get them started and ended up winning them.) You could have gotten $100s of stuff for $20 had anyone other than my sister bid online or shown up. However that too is not the point of this little typing escapade. I wanted to write out for myself about the benefit because I know that not many people pay attention to my posts, or my groups or messages. I know most people will not read this note but at least it is out there in case someone a few weeks down the line goes, oh yeah! I wonder how that benefit thingy went. Now they will know, it failed. So, many people keep telling me, it is not a failure and if I reached one person it was a success, which would be true if I had had one single young adult show up. Alas I did not. There is also another point to this note and that is that after spending an awesome day with Sachiko yesterday jus playing and having fun for once. I realized that I have not spent time having real no benefit thoughts attached fun in over 6 months. I need to work on my life for a while because if it was not for the stupid benefit I would be moved by now and out working a job I actually like. BUT I know that it is not in me to give up and so do all of you if you know me at all. So, I have already decided I am still going to accomplish all I wanted from the benefit (save 4 fat checks for the charities, instead I will have to give 4 super small ones but I know they will still appreciate them), and I am going to start it right away. What I am going to do is do my own fundraising for the goal of my benefit. SO, if you did not come to the event or did not bid and you feel bad about it, the best way to make it up to me is to work out how to work with me through my studio to make your Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza gifts or event Birthday gifts. Or I can make you a custom Chemo pet, I now make them in the shape of animals or some objects too. So, IF you feel any of the above, please think about helping me with this current fundraiser. However, since I am no longer delusional, I do know that most of my friends on here will not read the note and those who do will more than likely not be able to help, but I am just very proud of me for at least attempting to still accomplish my dreams and not moping around in my I wasted $5000 on a stupid event no one cared about blues. So, for me I am already awesome. I am just awesome with no way of accomplishing my dream without the help of others, which means in laymen’s terms I am screwed.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
So, I have been meaning to update this silly blog more often than I do and so I decided that if I set it up to my Word software then I will have no excuse as I am on Word almost every day, they only way it could get more easy is if I could link it up to my Facebook or my Droid (now that would be AWESOME!). Lots of big things going on in my life recently. Trying hard to find a job in the gaming world. I have been doing lighting and camera work on my scenes and they seem to be turning out quite well. I even purchased a website to send potential jobs to so they can see it without having to hold a hardcopy demo reel in their hands. More convenient is always the best way. The only problem I am running into is the 360 views of the scene are too long, but when you watch them they don't seem like they are too long, so I did a walkthrough of my living room to sort of live action storyboard my most recent animation and it took 33 seconds. Well all of my videos are ending up being about 30 seconds and since a demo reel should be between 2 and 3 minutes I am going to have a hard time. I am either going to have to narrow them down or cut them. Well I will be posting them to my website so everyone to see and maybe give some feedback, otherwise they are all on my Facebook right now, so friend me and check them out. J Had my Dr. Appointment on the 13th and everything is fine. I worry a lot about finding a job because I know that jobs Google search names and the first thing that comes up for me is about cancer and legally it isn't supposed to matter but subconsciously it does. So, everyone think happy thoughts for me to get a good job soon! ^_^ The benefit is going great and if you haven't checked out the web page please do: http://www.jettysbrainbook.com/benefit.html. It has lots of ways you can be a huge help! I have been working so much on it that I am having stress related migraines! However, I know it is going to be great so it will all be worth it in the end. We were supposed to go on vacation to check out job sites but the friend who watches our house is MIA, I hope he is ok. So, until he turns back up we cannot go anywhere L I've been pretty involved in trying to win things for the benefit, although I have been sick it seems to be a good way for me to still participate in fundraising. One great place I have been visiting and participating in is the Natural Skin Shop's Blogger Wars (if anyone is interested in entering it is here: http://naturalskinshop.blogspot.com/p/blogger-war-contest_6396.html) I have been to the website several times since I first became a fan on Face book and my person favorite post was about dark circles under the eyes. Since I am going to include this as a submission here is the legal part "Disclosure: By writing this post I am qualified to win products and/or cash prize. All views and opinions with regard to the products or company itself are my own and were not influenced, nor reviewed, by the company prior to posting." I know that seems weird but it is necessary just in case I say something un flattering, like Kevin Smith on the Chasing Amy extras *Check it out if you don't know what I mean, he has an opinion on DVDs that he shares :-P* Now, I know I won't win simply because I only have 2 followers and no one really reads my stuff but it is my own fault since I never update, but I want to enter anyway. For the benefit and because I think this website could be a big help to cancer survivors. When I was sick I had serious issues with my skin, for the first time in my life. I never really broke out in high school, they only time I came close was small ones when I worked at KFC because my face was so disgusting all the time. It was hard my face was always dry and my lips were always cracking. I used more chap stick than an Olympic skier. I also used very pricey Oil of Olay lotion on my face because it hurt so badly. It was rough. When your hair is falling out and you are feeling down having nice skin can be a big plus in a sea of negatives. The tips and tricks are my personal favorites, easy ways to tackles some of life's more prevalent problems (puffy eyes and dark circles for me! :-P) http://www.naturalskinshop.com/Ginger_s_Tips_Tricks_s/513.html The products are naturally wonderful and they offer a wide variety of products for any need. There store can be found here if you have a specific need you would like to check on: http://www.naturalskinshop.com/ Plus if you sign up with your email you get 15% off your first order! I hope you will all check it out and I promise to write on here more often. J Love Love Jettychan
Monday, June 14, 2010
Natural Skin Shop is hosting a Scavenger Hunt for the next seven days starting today. Make sure to check back each day as there will be a new clue every day. On Monday, June 21, 2010 we will announce a $1000.00 grand prize winner and 3 runners up. This will be a random raffle drawing the more entries you get the better your chances of winning.
So, if you are interested please, become a fan and enter the contest as well. With me planning the benefit I have been entering contests all over the place in the hopes that I can win and donate it to the benefit. It would be fantastic if you all entered as well. Get the word out there. There are some amazing tips on this blog; I particularly like the one about dark circles under the eyes, because I suffer from that very badly. So, if you want to know all the new and awesome information about skin care, make up, and just all around health for your skin, check out the blog: http://www.naturalskinshop.blogspot.com/ It also has a link where you can buy the recommended products and other cool items for your skin! If you want to view the store, check it out here: http://www.naturalskinshop.com/Skin_Peel_s/1.htm
I hope you will all check it out and join me in the hunt! Love Love Jettychan
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Saturday, March 13, 2010
For anyone who knows me, they know I am constantly pushing Spirit Jump. Spirit Jump is THE easiest way to interact and help make someone with cancer’s life a whole lot better. With the smallest gesture comes the biggest rewards, a simple card and a 42 cent stamp can make all the difference in the world. Plus if you want to give more, small presents or care packages it is as easy as filing a box and mailing it. I love doing Spirit Jumps and even when I have no money I still send out cards whenever I can. If you are friends with me and have not heard of Spirit Jump then you have not been paying very good attention. If you want to learn more, which you should, or you or someone you know could use a jump, please check them out: http://spiritjump.blogspot.com/ . So when I heard that Spirit Jump was funding a new annual day to send cards I immediately started getting the word out to my friends, adding links to my page and an event to the book page. However, more pushing is needed to get it to even more people. Card 4 Cancer is a very special day where cards are made or gathered for local cancer centers and hospitals and delivered on April 10 (or around then for centers that are not open). April 10th from now on out is Cards 4 Cancer Day. It is so very easy to participate, and you can join a team already formed or make you own. You can sign up here: http://spreadsheets.google.com/viewform?formkey=dDNlemJPbXNwTXo0bjF2MGFxZWg4Tnc6MA. If you would like to me on my team it is called Brain Book Team, we would be glad to have you. We are taking our cards to the Community Cancer Center in Normal, IL
Some general Guidelines from the website are
1- Try to stay away from “Get Well”. Unfortunately some of the recipients of your cards will not get well and this message, while a positive one, can be hard for some. Because we do not know specifically who will receive your cards its a good idea to stay away from any type of “Get Well” messages.
2- “Thinking of You” “Wishing You Well” “You Are In Our Thoughts” “Encouraging You Through Your Battle’ etc…are all great messages to include in your cards.
3- Uplifting quotes are always great
4- Drawings without any message at all work too.
5-Try to stay gender and age neutral as you do not know who will be receiving your cards. However, if you know you are delivering to a childrens center, woman’s center etc….you can be more specific.
6- We ask that you include spiritjump.org somewhere in your card so that people who want to receive more cards know about our services.
7- Hospitals have asked that people not include religious messages in their cards.
8- Hospitals have asked not to store cards in a home where someone smokes cigarettes and that they are kept in a smoke free environment.
If you have any questions or need some more suggestions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information please check out their site: http://cards4cancer.org/
Right now we need as many people to participate as possible to really help as many people as possible. It is that simple. So, please take the time to check it out and sign up. Trust me the feeling you will get, knowing that you are making someone’s day is greater than anything I could ever attempt to explain through a blog. Try it for yourself!
Love Love Jettychan