Friday, November 30, 2007

so much love and devotion no matter what i go through


Lisa has begun her filmography career with JeNell & the Yets in fine fashion!

On a side note to the filmographer: to retain your position, there will be a sort of "East Coast Ridin" requirement. That's not bribery. That's just truth.
Just something else to think about. ahem.

Anyway, watch the video, enjoy it, and then pat Lisa on the back for being swell.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

the "F-dash-dash-dash" word

Something arrived via UPS today. And I could talk about it, but I'm not going to. What's inside is pretty rad. I can say no more. But instead I'll proudly announce that since last year, the side of these boxes reminds me of A Christmas Story. Sometimes being the baby in the family sucks. By the time you're around, your parents can be tired of things that are played annually on TV. Especially movies that are frequently played for 24 hrs straight. But, I caught up! And soon enough, you all can be caught up with what's inside these boxes! But don't worry, it won't shoot your eye out.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

whoever wrote this episode should die

In celebration of the holiday season and the release of our debut album, Localized Phenomenon, Jamie and I decorated some JeNell & the Yets ginger balls to be hung on the Revelation Record & Novelty tree with care. To see more, come to Revelation Record & Novelty on Decembot 15th and check out our beautiful art and buy our beautiful album. Fah la la la la la la la laaaaaa!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

would you like to give her a party?

Some people will do just about anything for some extra income. I went in "Jenell" and four hours later I came out "Jen the Ripper" having ripped up at least 3 boxes worth of old medical files. And I'll be doing it again next week too. Don't be jealous!

Monday, November 26, 2007

if it hits you is it my point or yours?

Ruby Tuesday must have gotten wind that some people have been talking shit on them and many other establishments in their restaurant league and have since gone from kitsch to class! Once upon a time, if you've never been, Ruby Tuesdays was basically an Applebee's with a salad bar. But look at them now! There's modern styled plates and they serve their Jones Soda in a fancy glass! They even serve the ketchup on a fancy plate! I don't know what happened, perhaps Gordon Ramsey from Kitchen Disasters came in, but something lit a hot, yet classy fire under Ruby's ass! Kudos!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

nope, ship shape!


I started this last month, but finally I put the finishing touches on it. I would say I did it "last night" but I didn't go to bed so it doesn't feel like that happened last night. Anyway, the quality got a little destroyed in uploading, but it's alright, I guess. It's a little promo/invitation ala Pocket. I hope you enjoy it and will pass it along to your friends or family or co-workers or co-pilots or deputy or personal assistants or A&R people. Thank you, now back to your regularly scheduled reality shows.

Friday, November 23, 2007

got to get you into my life


Another holiday of festive eating here and gone. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves and that no turkeys died in vain. Personally, I was pretty pleased with the choices available to me today. Without any pre-coaching, special requests, or "I made this for you" bullshit, my aunt was able to prepare things that I actually really, really like. This is unfounded. A miracle! That plus the good news about the Grinch show brings us to TWO holiday miracles today! On another note, that sweet looking fruit dish is not the dessert I had. That is a candle. It looks and smells delicious, but I'm pretty sure that's just a trick to make you eat it and ruin your holiday. I actually can't tell you first hand because I ate pumpkin pie, not fruit candle. Though, I nearly fell for it. It was a close one.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

no, there was a spider, there was a big spider


I think everyone should say a little prayer for my puppy. He's suffering from the driest skin... ever. If I had some money, I'd take him to the vet again for perhaps another allergy shot (since he is completely flea-free), but that's just not in the cards. So once a week baths, anti-itch sprays, and nursing tape are just going to have to do!

So, say a prayer.. for he may bite himself into.. oblivion.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

darkness comes to kick your ass



I don't have anything to say about today really. So, instead I'll post this video someone contacted me with today that they took on Halloween at Revelation Records. And what I'd like to know is why none of you told me how dreadful I sounded?! Granted, I still had a cold, but my God, it's just bad. It pains me.

Lisa, please tell me the footage you got is a bit better vocally!

Monday, November 19, 2007

jump right into my nightmare the water is warm



It's too early to turn on your Christmas lights or sing Christmas songs at the Oar House, but it's just never too early for a pig to dress up in a Santa outfit and sing a festive song. Don't give him too much grief for skipping Thanksgiving, though. Pigs can't read calendars. I'm sure he loves Thanksgiving. Everyone eats turkey on Thanksgiving. I believe the traditional Christmas dish is ham... UT oh.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

that mud did him good

Believe it or not, Jamie and I saw "Dan In Real Life" in this very theater. Not "American Gangster". Apparently some people in the theater on the other hand thought they were seeing "American Gangster" when they sneaked into the theater. They didn't even question it when the previews were for Disney movies. D'oh.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

let's show some manners here

God does not want my left leg to live.
Let's tally the ailments that have befallen my left lower extremity lately. I've got this shin splint which gets more painful in cold or rainy weather (my "espn"), I strained my knee the other day somehow, my thighs are sore from my dance support, and then to really put the hat on the Lincoln, I got a big, hefty splinter in my foot this afternoon. Now I walk like a pirate and I had to bring the rock to Pitman sitting down. :(

Thursday, November 15, 2007

coke is fuckin dead as dead

I have been terribly lazy with my little bloggy here. I guess I could say that I've been too busy to update, but that's not necessarily the reason. There was a day I intended to update but someone straight stole the picture I wanted to use, but I'm not hating. Lesson learned? When you want a photo for your blog and you've forgotten your camera at home, use your camera phone instead.

In other news, J&theY have been playing shows and keeping busy, which is good since I'm feeling probably more stress now that the CD is out of my hands than when it was still here. I won't go into the details, but when asked if I wanted to be in on the food decisions for the release party, I definitely opted out. I cannot be making anymore decisions than necessary.

In non-band related news, last night Jamie and I went to POOL in Harrah's Casino to bare witness to the spin-spin skills of Joel Madden. Apparently when we joked that swimmies were part of the "proper attire required" we were not far off. Lots of interesting things went down but this update is a bit long as is so I'm going to just leave it to the imagination of my audience.

But one last thing...
AH ha, AH ha, keep your hands off my ass, keep your hands off my ass...

Sunday, November 11, 2007

I want my house to be seen from space

This picture essentially sums up what I've been occupied with the past few days; ze band. Thursday I finished up all the last touches on ze album and drove to Northfield to Fed Ex it. Then Friday we had practice. Though it was mostly us goofing off and switching instruments. Then today we had a show up in Haddon Township. I gave myself an "F" for the show, but everyone else gave me a "B"; for blacklisted! WHATEVA SUCKAHS! You gonna regret that shit when we is huge!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

don't have a panic attack and don't curse

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, and who better to imitate than the occasional blogger, part-time comedian, most-times musician, John Mayer? If you frequent his site, you'll see that he's transformed his blog into a mlog. A blog of his most personal facet of his life; his meals. In keeping up with this innovator, I considered transforming my blog into a mlog. And then I remembered what most of my daily meals entail, like today's incredible meal of left over salad and cookies (yes, I ate that yesterday too), and I realized it would look more like an ana-log and that's neither good for my image or good for my (m/b)log.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

i am your second

Lessons Learned Today:

- Never trust monopolies. Since they have all the power, they'll cut your power and make you lose $200 worth of sale.
- Don't sign anything. Unless you get the rights to your masters.
- No matter how old you are, you cannot have a platonic relationship with a man without everyone assuming it's something more.
- People in Millville have no sense of humor about themselves or their city.
- Walgreens is chock full of dumb at about 4 o'clock in the afternoon
- It's hard to have a cute dog when you're trying to get work done
- Leftover chicken and salad just tastes better eaten cold and while dancing in front of the fridge

Some of these things I didn't learn today, but whatever. Let's not quibble over tiny details.
I'm so glad I got to use the word "quibble".

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

either you get this or you don't

Remember when you were young? How the hero was never hung? Always got away. Remember how the man used to leave you empty handed? Always, always let you down. If you ever change your mind about leaving it all behind, remember, remember, today. And don't feel sorry 'bout the way it's gone. And don't you worry 'bout what you've done. Just remember when you were small. How people seemed so tall. Always had their way. Do you remember your Ma and Pa? Just wishing for movie stardom. Remember when you were young? How the hero was never hung? Always got away. Remember how the man used to leave you empty handed? Always, always let you down. If you ever change your mind about leaving it all behind, remember, remember, today. And don't feel sorry, 'bout the way it's gone and don't you worry 'bout what you've done...

No, no, remember, remember,
The fifth of November....
*KABOOOOOOOM!*

Monday, November 5, 2007

welcome to Costco, I love you

Previous and terribly more exciting plans to make a journey to the West of Chester were canceled. I was saddened to not get to see lovely Lisa, but I tried to make up for it the best I could by going out to see a delightful little filmed by Wes Anderson by the name of The Darjeeling Limited. I'm a fan of Wes Anderson films and this one didn't disappoint me at all. I might be a little bit bias considering my affliction for Adrien Brody, but I thought the characters were lovable, the scenery was gorgeous, and it entertained me, which is most important, I think. I would recommend it to anyone that loves Wes Anderson, India, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, or seeing Natalie Portman's ass. Considering the full cast, I hope that this means that Adrien Brody will be featured in many more Anderson films in the future.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

this place is like no other

First the party was on, then the party was off, and then it was on again. You just never know what's going to happen when my brother is involved. It sort of broke my heroin/vicoden filled heart that Amy ditched out on us thus killing the possibility of an annual Halloween at the Bode tradition. So I guess we'll settle for the tradition of beer, boobies, and bitches! holler!

On another note, I finally got Fock the Cock back. And, if you're up for it, carry an over-sized rooster around, see how many penis jokes you hear.

Saturday, November 3, 2007

better water by design


In all technical terms, the album is done being mastered. Just one little thing to be fixed and then it's off. I don't know if it's my lingering cold or the impending stress and pressure of this time crunch, but I are so tired.

And I apologize to my English teachers for my bad grammar here and on the album. If it's any consultation, I knew it was wrong. I just did it anyway.

Friday, November 2, 2007

you're on my radar

Halloween 2007 by all technical terms has passed, but it won't be the last time I bust out the track marks and false tattoos. Another festive occasion coming up this weekend! As for the last two, they were pretty good. The second one was a bit better than the first. Not only did we not get lost trying to get there (since it was in Millville) but there was a foul-mouthed priest, Chase from House, Harry Potter in drag, an undercover detective posing as a writer and even Buffy showed up! The only bad thing was that Paris Hilton came and I had to pretend I liked her and let her order my meal for me. Moreover, it was a pretty rare show featuring a special performance of "Better Like Butter"; I mean, what Buffy wants, Buffy gets. If you'd seen the stake she had...