My first fragrance

Me and Stace

Me and Stace

Tonight my friend Stacey and I attended a workshop on how to make organic body scrubs and lotions. It was held at Greater Goods DC and was taught by the super cute Kristina Libby who owns an organic body and skin care line called For the Love of… (also here) Besides being a super fun nite out, half the proceeds of the class go to Susan G. Komen Foundation. Kristina donates a portion of the proceeds of all her sales to a different women’s charity each month. How much do you heart her?



All that said, when Kristina was talking about all the yucky products and toxins we put into and on our bodies on a daily basis, I felt like that sinner in church — that Christmas-and-Easter-only-Christian — who feels like the pastor is preaching directly to them… I assumed that most of the other people there were also organically-minded, but I gotta admit that the “how to make your own lotion and body scrub” part was more appealing to me than the “organic” part. I respect people who care enough about their bodies and the earth to buy only green/organic products. But I haven’t yet jumped on that wagon. The organic eating might be more expensive but damn it if making my own skin and body care products wouldn’t save money. Equilibrium, people. Very appealing… Continue reading →

The form letter that made my day!

So, on a whim (and by “whim” I mean because I had absolutely nothing to do) I sent a link to my “Why I love CVS” video blog through the customer comments section of the CVS website. Yeah, I’m that lame. The following is the response I received this afternoon from them. Clearly it’s a form letter, but just the idea that someone who works in the CVS corporate office may be watching/have watched my video makes me tee hee ;)


I love this.

Some free Extra Care Bucks or some coupons would have been nice too… but I ain’t complainin’.

EJ — Future Sideline Reporter in training… kinda

Last Wednesday I was a guest on Washington Post Live, a TV show that airs weekdays at 5 p.m. in the DC Metro area on Comcast SportsNet. They interviewed me about comedy and sports — my TWO favorite things! BFF Jenny flew into town and due to a series of events including my car breaking down after I picked her up at the airport, she ended up coming with me to the taping.

Me and Jenny in one of my famous self portraits

Me and Jenny in one of my famous self portraits

It was the day Michael Vick was released from prison and the taping was super fast-paced. People were in and out of the green room and studio like every 5 minutes. And everyone was asking everyone else, “What are you here to talk about?” or “What do you do?” Two guys walked in not too long after Jenny and I got there and I asked one of them what he was there to talk about. And he said, “Just football, I think.” Reeeally nice guy. When he finally went into the studio, someone came over and said, “He’s the quarterback for the Redskins.” Eeeeks! But it wasn’t Jason Campbell. Just wanted to clear that up. It was “a” QB for the Skins, not “the” QB. BFF Jenny knew exactly who he was. She was like, “That’s the QB out of Hawaii. Great arm.” I felt bad, but I’m not so Eagle-minded that I wouldn’t recognize the starting QB for the team in the city where I live. So sorry Colt Brennan. You were super nice. And also quite hot ;)

YUM! ;)

YUM! ;)

Jenny was in the greenroom apparently taking photos of the TV while I was on set. And I’m glad she did because the titles were hilarious. Here are the two she sent me:


Haha… I don’t know. Let’s find one and ask them what it’s like.


I’m coming into the studio as Redskins are leaving and all the staff is like, “This is Erin Jackson. She’s an EAGLES fan.” Were they trying to get me beat up? Also the caption is hilarious with the image. Are those Eagle Eyes?… My mom calls them my “slave eyes.” Tee hee ;)

I had a blast at the show. I’ve always thought it’d be super cool to be a TV sports personality, so it was nice to be in that environment and see what it’s like. Maybe one day… And I swear if it ever happens I will not be wearing one of those Russian fur hats Pam Oliver is so fond of. Tee hee ;) I’m looking forward to going back to the show during football season. I promise to study up on my Skins personnel next time!

Fashion Show

Nah, this blog isn’t about that awful new show on Bravo. It’s about the personal fashion show I just had for myself.

As you know I’ve been pretty serious about operation GF’09. I don’t (and will never) own a scale and since there are so few people I see on a regular basis, there’s been no one to really let me know if it was working. Sure I could kinda tell my clothes fit a bit differently but I just chalked it up to not remembering clearly how things used to fit, or that I might have been bloated the last time I wore something…

But yesterday I saw a photo of myself and thought, wow, someone caught me at a flattering angle… And then I saw another one… and another, and I thought, “Hey, I wonder if I’ve dropped a few pounds.” So I pulled out a pair of pants I love and haven’t been able to wear for a while just to see how far away I was from getting back in them… and they fit.

So I tried on a jacket I love that was kind of snug. And then my fave black dress… And before I knew it, I was having a full-fledged fashion show for one! I’m so happy to know that what I’ve been doing is working, but it also so frustrating to be back here again. About 5 years ago I lost 45 pounds. Kept it off for about a year and then slowly began to gain it back. I blame comedy — my jokes are packed with carbohydrates ;) I want to promise myself that once I reach my goal I won’t ever do this again. But I’m kind of afraid to because I did that the last time. So instead I’m just gonna promise to remember how hard (and unnecessary) it’s been to do it all over again.

At least my little fashion show encouraged me to keep going.

GF’09 FOREVER!!! Ok, well maybe not forever ;)