Sunday, September 16, 2007


I've been at this blog thing for a bit now(100 posts to be exact), and while I've enjoyed the creative outlet, lately it's become more of something I feel like I need to do rather than something I want to do.

This phenomenon can most likely be attributed to the fact that I haven't had a lot of stories to tell, but such is life.

With that said, the goal for Sesquipedalis: Year Two is to focus more on the quality, and less on the quantity. I'll be taking a break for a bit, but fret not. As luck would have it, two of the funniest people know in the world(That's right, with Adam moving to Germany we're international!) have decided to take to the blogging and put me to shame.

1. Adam - Adam was my neighbor from age 15 on(I have good luck with neighbors apparently), but he recently relocated to Germany. He claims the move was due to a female relationship, but we all know it was really because of his love of David Hasslehoff and desire to be with like minded people.

You can find Adam's blog on the side panel of mine, or here:

2. Rose - Rose is basically what I'd be like if I was a girl, prettier, constantly cranky, and slightly funnier... Oh yeah, and if I was a better writer. While she doesn't have the crazy stories of lesbians, twins, and other such nonsense(I mean does anything really happen in Iowa?), she's much better at making funny out of nothing.

You can find Rose's blog, which is slightly inferior to my blog, here:

I've got a few stories left in the works, and a few loose ends to wrap up here, but I'm not sure when I'll get around to them. Maybe soon, maybe never, but until such time, keep faith alive, you are somebody.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

The Sesquipedalis Year in Review: Superlatives

Best Joke:
There are many to choose from, but for some reason this one really stuck with me.

About a month or so ago, Ruth, Allen, Kendall and I took a walk down to Genny's for some late night snacking. If you're not familiar with Arizona, Genny's is the "Gay Denny's".

At any rate, while discussing funerals Kendall announced, "When I die I want someone to sing Don't Stop Believing by Journey at my funeral."

"That's a good one." I said, "Journey is one of my favorite bands"
"Except I want an Asian person to sing it" she finished the joke.

It took a few moments for it to sink in, but once it did I couldn't stop laughing. (If it hasn't clicked for you yet, just let it percolate for a bit)

Honorable Mention: Mom

Best Pretend Girlfriend Date
Laura recently let me come to her house and she painted while I blogged. I was hopeful that her artistic chi would rub off on me and some how result in a better blog. I, much like Britney when she said yes to the VMA's, was sadly mistaken.

Honorable Mention: Maya for "Sewage Waterfall and Chinese food - A Winning Combination"

Best New, "You know how I know Jesse's Gay?" fact
Well, you could easily write a novel for this one, but the winner is, Aqualung

Honorable Mention: After hearing recently that our offices might get moved(Separated), Sean told me, "I can't quit you"

Second Honorable Mention: Anything involving Geremy

Third Honorable Mention: Anything involving Ben

Best Sandwich
Jesse Sandwich. As created by Ruth and Rachel(Yeah baby!)

Best Wall Art
Twins and Dolphin


Honorable Mention: Liang Shot

Best Blog Post
I don't know, probably something Stefi wrote, but for the sake of self promotion, I'm going to say the on that cracks me up the most looking back is "I Think I'm in Love" mostly because I wrote it and then really was more or less in love. I'm usually not quite so prophetic with the positive stuff.

Most Embarrassing Moment
Many of my "embarrassing" moments really aren't that bad, but the one that really did hit home was the infamous hand shake.

Most Recent Blog Entry that I "Phoned In"
This one.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Sesquipedalis Year in Review:
Top 5 Stories You Never Read
Story 5: Laura's Art Show

One might assume from the writings in my blog that many of my friends, like myself, are uncultured and untalented. In this particular case, One would be very wrong. Despite the fact that my talents are limited to video game mastery and crappy puns, many of my friends have actual artistic ability.

I've known Laura so long that I can't exactly remember how we met. I do remember a particular event that seemed to set off the friendship, but that's a story for another time.

I was quite happy earlier this year when she informed me that she'd be having a showing at her house and I was invited. Laura has been a artist/painter(As opposed to house painter) forever, but seems to have dedicated herself to it more in the past few years, and after what seemed like an eternity of her saying, "I'm not ready yet", it was nice to finally hear her say, "I'm ready"

I invited Ruth and Rachel to go with me since I know as much about art as I do women, and having someone there to keep me in line seemed like a good call. They agreed, but Ruth ended up being out of town so Rachel ended up being my keeper for the evening.

The night went well, and I was both impressed and proud of the body of work that Laura had created. You can view her work at her website, but here's one of my personal favorites(Even though it seems to bother Laura that "Everyone likes that one"):

Laura Rocks