Browsing articles from "June, 2013"
Jun
22

Haunted Library!

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  3 Comments

So my public library is a very old (just looked it up, built in 1880), but there is also a new addition to the building. When I was in the original part of the building, I felt like I was being watched by many spirits. I was so uneasy, it was becoming difficult to breathe. My boyfriend and I hurried up and checked out our books. Being that I moved to this area a year ago, I really don’t know much about the history of the town. When you’re in an old building or even a basement for that matter, most of the time if can give you the creeps. But something about this library made me sad, scared and made me wonder if some sort of horrific tragedy had happened.

I kept asking him, “Josh? Do you feel like there are ghosts here?” He said it felt creepy, but he couldn’t  feel any sort of presence. He always listens when I have a feeling of the paranormal, I’ve seen spirits throughout my life. Normally you’d think it was my imagination, but when I tell someone, they usually say for example: “Oh yes, so and so passsed away”. Then I’ll say “Did they pass away from a heart attack in 1998?” Then the person will look sick to their stomach and say “OMFG how did you know?”. Yea weird…I know.

But anyways we did find out why I was experiencing this paranormal presence…watch to find out more.

Oh and BTW…In the video I’m laughing and being silly while talking about spirits, but it really scares me and I also feel completely weird talking about it in a very serious manner. I tried to make it as lighthearted as possible.

Jun
19

PMS Survival Guide

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  1 Comment

1700a74f6af98ce89fc0a882df4b4ba8Cramps, irritability, bloating, breast tenderness, hunger and mood swings, everyone run for the hills! Just kidding…kind of. Those are just a few symptoms of PMS.

For severe cases, it is called Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): sometimes disabling extension of premenstrual syndrome both usually start 10 days before the period.

PMS- Premenstrual Syndrome:

-is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms related to a woman’s menstrual cycle. Here are some tips to help ease the discomfort of this dreaded time of the month.

 

  1. Drink plenty of water (this will help with cramps/bloating/detox your system).
  2. Take an anti-inflammatory 24 hours before you expect the cramps (Midol or Aleve tend to really help because it blocks pain signals).
  3. Heating pad, ThermaCare heat patches or a warm water bottle with help ease pain.
  4. Bananas also help with inflammation.
  5. Figure out your fave PMS/Period food (Mine is PB&J’s because I crave salty/sweet so it’s the perfect combo).
  6. Doctor’s will sometimes prescribe oral contraceptives to help with pain and bleeding.

 

Hope this helps you guys and just hang in there! And if you need to cry, laugh, do it.

 

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Jun
18

Dating 101

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  2 Comments

images-5Dating can be as challenging as the Daily Double on Jeopardy. We all want the right answer, but in all honesty, you need to do what works best for you.

I’ve been with my boyfriend for over a year and before that, we were best friends (and still are). I wanted to touch on the dating subject because so often I hear friends complaining about their relationships and I ask them “Well what did he say?”. They tell me that they’d never tell their boyfriend why they’re really mad at him, as if he should already know why they are pissed off. I’ll admit it, I used to assume that guys were psychics. I have realized many guys are very SIMPLE. Girls on the other hand… we are psycho. There I said it. One minute we are eating ice-cream and the next we are crying. We overanalyze EVERYTHING. Mainly because we say things and mean the opposite. Hormones, PMS, I’ll blame it on that.

For example here are some things men/women say and what they usually mean

MEN

  • I’m tired = I really am tired and I want to sleep.
  • Everything is fine = It’s all good.
  • You get the idea, right?

 

WOMEN

  • I’m tired= I don’t wanna talk about it.
  • Everything is fine= Everything is NOT fine, keep asking till I tell you!

 

See the difference? Now by no means am I saying all men/women do this, but as a woman, I have done the following. Sometimes I still do, but Josh has really made me a more open person. We have great communication and it really helps us avoid petty fights.

 

Now with dating here is my advice

  • Have fun and have a positive attitude
  • Don’t swear like a sailor, especially on the 1st date (Not classy)
  • Do NOT have your phone out (it’s rude and don’t you want to be in the moment?)
  • DO bring mints/gum to freshen up 
  • See how your date treats restaurant staff (this is usually very telling)
  • Let your date pay (that’s fine if you do the “fake” wallet reach, but he should want to pay for the first date (It has nothing to do with money, it’s about showing that he’s a gentleman)
  • Act like a lady, leave him wondering, wanting more
  • Wear your favorite perfume
  • Dress appropriate for where you’re going
  • Don’t accept less than what you deserve

 

Some fun date ideas 

  • Dinner/Movie
  • Going to the park
  • Dave & Buster’s
  • Going to a museum
  • Doing a fun hobby together
  • Cooking together & a movie on the couch

 

And those are some of my tips, have fun and be yourself

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Jun
17

Photography

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  2 Comments

Since my 2007 “scene queen” days, I’ve always loved photography. You may ask yourself…”Why does being an emo kid= photography?” Well back in the MySpace days, taking pics and having the best profile pic was a big deal.

I got a Canon SLR camera for my high school graduation and I just fell in love with taking photos of people, places and things. I almost majored in photography in college, but I realized it was just a passionate hobby. I can’t draw very well, but I take decent photographs and I can do makeup with ease/understand color theory.

Art can have so many meanings and interpretations. I like that I can create something and make it my own. I had to sell my beloved Canon last year to help pay for medical bills, so hopefully I will be able to get another camera soon and create art through photos.

Here is one of my favorites I took a few years back of my sister Serena.

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What is your favorite hobby?

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Jun
13

Things I’m into

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  No Comments
  • My Joshie <3
  • Dunkin Donut’s Iced Carmel Lattes
  • Photography
  • The band SECRETS, Sleeping With Sirens & too many more
  • Reality TV shows
  • DIY shit
  • Learning new things about the medical field
  • Frozen yogurt
  • Yoga pants
  • Sushi
  • Making lists…
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Dancing

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Those are just a few things, but heres a random tidbit…It looks like I have a “beauty mark” on the left side of my cheek. No I don’t draw in on, well technically it is a pencil mark so it kind of is. Back when I was about 7 years old, my oldest sis put the pencil on my face with…force lol. Anyways I went to the doctor and they couldn’t get out the graphite so I’m stuck with it. It looks very faint, I really don’t even notice anymore.

 

Find out what you’re into and go do it-

 

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Jun
12

Sally’s Beauty

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  No Comments

Went to Sally’s to pick up some dark brown hair color and I sit here anxiously awaiting the results. I tried going back to my natural medium brown hair color about a month ago…let’s just say it’s very uneven and all sorts of bad (orange,red,black,bleh).

 

To cover it I needed to get a dark brown.

I used:

  • Ion Color Brilliance in Dark Brown- $5.29
  • Ion Sensitive Scalp 20 Volume Creme Developer- $3.19

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BEFORE & AFTER (The before doesn’t look bad in photos, but in person the color was very uneven).

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

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Jun
11

Pain, Pain Go Away

By jacquie  //  The Vlogs  //  5 Comments

img-endometriosis-learn-moreAs some of you know, I suffer from endometriosis. I’ve had two surgeries within 5 months, been to countless doctors, emergency rooms, and the pain clinic every few weeks to get a steroid shot injected into my stomach to numb the area. All that and you’d think I’d be in less pain, but truthfully I’m in pain all day, everyday.

I’m going to be seeing a specialist at the end of the month to see what else I can do to help ease the symptoms. I hate complaining, I rarely talk to my family/friends about what I go through because I don’t want them to think I’m lazy or over exaggerating. I am not able to work at the moment because of all of this. I want to feel normal again and I’ll do whatever it takes to achieve that.

 

This is why I haven’t been updating on the site as much, I’m working harder to change that.

Also if you think you may have endometriosis speak to your doctor about your concerns. At age 10, I started my period. From then on I can remember having to miss school a few days a month due to the pain/cramps.I became so accustomed to it, I thought it was normal to be crippled in bed with the heating pad…all at age 10. Only until I was around 18, was when I suspected I may have endo. I would go to the ER because I had sharp pains on my right side, so naturally everyone thought it was my appendix. Until they discovered I had a ruptured ovarian cyst. From then on I continued to get cysts once a month, they’d rupture, and I told my old OBGYN from PA (I live in Boston now) that I think I have endo. She completely dismissed me and said it was just cysts and to suck it up. I did my research and all of the symptoms were dead on. But I didn’t argue, I just tried to move on. It wasn’t until August 2012 that it became clear to me that something was very wrong. I was so sick I landed in the hospital, they didn’t know why I was in such pain. For months the pain didn’t subside. In Nov.2012 my OBGYN decided to do a laparoscopy to see if I had endometriosis and it was confirmed that I indeed had it and a lot of it. I was 22 years old. From 18-22 is already 4 years of not knowing what I had, not counting age 10 when I probably had it then. Let’s do the math…10 years old to 22 years… 12 years of not knowing.

The only way to diagnose endometriosis is to do a laparoscopic surgery, that is why it takes 7 years on average to diagnose it. Because so many things can cause pelvic pain, as well as women thinking severe “pain” (especially during the menstrual cycle) is normal, we tend to get overlooked and told to just “deal”.

Unfortunately most doctors can’t remove all of the endo because they could potentially damage your other organs that the endo is on, so after that they put me on continuous birth control to stop my periods because that’s when the endo grows every month. Long story short, a few months later I saw a new OBGYN, she said she could remove all of it and we had surgery…but she also couldn’t remove even most of it because it was all over my organs as well as the back of my uterus. I may need another surgery, I may not, it all depends what the specialist says. Until then I will cuddle with my heating pad (I have burns on my back from using it for long periods of time) and hope for the best and as always I will keep fighting.

 

And with all that being said, none of you have to “deal”. Why should you suffer? Be your own advocate and don’t stop until you get the answers you need.

XO,

Tacky Jacquie

Here are a few symptoms…

 

  • Pain, which can be:
    • Severe pelvic pain.
    • Severe menstrual cramps.
    • Frequent Urination
    • Abdominal bloating
    • Severe fatigue
    • Constipation and/or Diarrhea
    • Low backache 1 or 2 days before the start of the menstrual period (or earlier).
    • Pain during sexual intercourse.
    • Rectal pain.
    • Pain during bowel movements.
  • Infertility may be the only sign that you have endometriosis. Between 20% and 40% of women who are infertile have endometriosis.
  • Abnormal bleeding. This can include:
    • Blood in the urine or stool.
    • Some vaginal bleeding before the start of the menstrual period or in between periods.
    • Vaginal bleeding after sex.
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