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Poor Bosh with Elaine and Josh. Poor, poor Bosh with Elaine and Josh.

I feel so bad about neglecting this blog for an entire month. I shouldn’t have kept you waiting…but I’m here now.

It’s been a good summer so far. Natch, it’s nice to be reunited with my fam and besties, and we’ve been having lots of fun.

Josh and I have been good little college students, and we both have internships, and are taking a class at the local community college. (Although tonight we’re ditching to go to Kathy Griffin’s book signing. Shhhh.)

TBH, being home is kind of confusing. Sometimes I forget that whole year at college even happened and it just feels like it will be summer forever. But alas, only a month and half more.

Regrettably, I don’t have any really big exciting news to share. No feature length films or theatrical endeavors this summer. We did, however, celebrate the opening of Britney’s limited edition clothing line for Candie’s, only at Kohl’s!

We got there an hour before Kohl’s opened…and surprisingly we were the only ones! But that’s why we’re Brit’s numba 1 fans.

But otherwise, we’re just doing the usual: crafting, eating California burritos and watching bad movies.

May all your summers’ be splendid, and hopefully, we’ll write something more meaningful soon.


My night in music.

So last night we had a really fun night (or at least I vaguely remember we did) all thanks to our good friend Daniel. Here was our night in music.

The beginning of the night, at the community park with hartknight and Julia, just before Daniel and Elaine were about to come:

(Of course there are several versions of this song, but this one is the best!)

A bit later, cruising around Scripps Ranch and Mira Mesa for a good place to chill.

After initial difficulties, and multiple failures, all hope is nearly lost. We are at the park, but failures. Only our prayers keep our hopes alive.

An hour later: We’re almost there, still at the park… almost ready…

A few minutes later: SUCCESS!

Later, in front of Sombrero’s, my mother calls me and I pick up… I’m sure you’ve seen this video a million times by now.

Finally, I go home because my mommy wants me to, I facebook some, and I go to bed…

This morning, I wake up and I’m not really sure what happened.

And that’s everything in a nutshell!

End of the Quarter Notes

Well, my first quarter here at SCAD is officially ending tomorrow.

I think that it went pretty well. My classes, to be honest, were pretty easy. But I think that this is mostly due to the teachers I got. Pretty much all the freshman had the same classes, and some people had fifteen hour drawing assignments on the weekend, or last minute 2D Design projects to work on…but I never really had any of that. Everything was pretty much in class and pretty easy. Not that I’m complaining. But even though there wasn’t a lot of work outside of class and stuff, I did learn a lot. Like comparing my first drawing project to my last one, you can actually see some legit improvement.

Outside of class, I’ve totally fallen in love with Savannah. I’m surprised by how much I like this kinda sleepy little town, but there’s something really charming about it. I like living in the historic district and that it’s a fifteen minute walk to “downtown”. (Hey, there is a Marc Jacobs here. That actually is kind of legit and exclusive.)

Socially, it’s okay. I mean, let’s be honest. I didn’t really have that many friends back in the Ranch, so I don’t know what I expected here. I’ve met a few people that I like and a few that I see sorta regularly, but I haven’t had any of the all-night adventures that Josh has had. But that’s okay. It takes time, right? Right?!?! And I know that I’ll find more people once I get into some film classes. Plus I’m lucky to have met some other Britney fans (including one pretty hardcore one).

All in all, I am happy here. Sometimes I wish that I had applied to SVA in New York, or that the College of Santa Fe hadn’t shut down before I applied…but I think I like it. I really took the fact that that production of Hedwig opened right after I got here as a sign that I’m supposed to be here. Sorry that that sounds so lame, but it’s true. You know how spiritual I am.

And now that the quarter is over, it’s time to go back home for seven weeks. Yup, seven. Thanksgiving and Hanukkah break are just rolled in to one, which is kind of nice because we don’t have to go back between them.

I’d like to conclude with two lists:

Five things I am most looking forward to about going home:

  1. Having gallons of milk at my disposal! I miss drinking milk at every meal.
  2. Not having to walk up four flights of stairs to get to my room.
  3. Having my kitties and doggies.
  4. Driving around in Josh’s 4Runner blasting Beyoncé, Blackout and “Chase the Morning”.
  5. Mexican food!

Five things I will miss about SCAD/Savannah:

  1. Being able to walk everywhere
  2. The homeless man who sits by the empty store on Broughton Street playing the recorder, as well as the old man who walks around in a suit carrying a sign about following God and fighting Satan.
  3. My posters, since they have to stay behind.
  4. The Bay Street Theatre’s December show.
  5. The millions of apples I steal from the cafeteria.


I… was invited… to a real… RAGER!!!

Today marks a glorious day.

Not only is this my first blog post in approximately 2 months, I have reached the pinnacle of my high school social career… after high school ended.

Yes that’s right folks, I, Joshua Lin, was invited to a real life, let’s get shit-faced, down and dirty rager.

Of course, I didn’t actually go. But that’s beside the point.

The point is, is that I was invited! Or at least a close friend was (most likely accidentally) invited via text message and I begged him to forward me the text.

It went something like this:

“Rager at wallace’s tonight at six, invite everyone BYOB –Raquel”**

**names have been changed to protect identities.

Okay, so everyone was invited, but it’s not like everyone at SRHS got the text. Thus, this makes me a more popular “everyone”.

I wish I had gone, but I was having a lot of fun playing “Truth or Dare Jenga” which is a lot cooler than it sounds, trust me.

For those of you not used to Scripps Ranch/Southern Californian teenager jargon, here is a brief description of Scripps Ranch party terms as I have been taught (Britney knows that I’ve never experienced any of these first hand).

Rager (RUI-jer); (noun):

  1. A wild house party, usually when someone’s parents are away. Delicate antiques and items will be broken if not properly stored and the host should expect to clean up a considerable amount of vomit. These events are usually BYOB to maximaze alcohol supply, unless the host is filthy rich. Traditional frat games go on, the most famous being beer pong, and dancing is attempted, but usually people end up too drunk to do much else but remove articles of clothing and get frisky. Substances other than alcohol may be present, usually marijuana. These events traditionally take place at night.
  2. Other forms and variants: “rage” (verb form, “raged” past participle), “dayger” (noun, meaning a rager that takes place in the middle of the day)
  3. WARNING: people have been known to have been raped or physically harmed during ragers.

Kickback (KIK-bahk); (noun):

  1. A tame party under the influence of alcohol. The host and guests do not get shit-faced, instead they have a couple beers and just sit around. This is what adults could relate to a civilized office party. Hopefully for the guests, the alcohol is supplied, or else the host is just downright cheap. Not much else besides talking and sitting goes on at these events.
  2. Other forms or variants: a kickback may not exclusively involve alcohol and may also include substances such as marijuana, hooka, and cocaine (for cheerleaders).

DP (DEE-pee); (noun):

  1. An abbreviation for “dance party”.  A DP is a moderate house party that involves alcohol but actually focuses on dancing and music in a dark room. Presumably, dancing occurs at such events but really it is just a rhythmic disguise for sex. These parties, or at least the better ones, are cleverly themed in such a way that females can arrive in a slutty costume and still be socially acceptable. Previous examples include “CEO’s and Business Hoes” and “Anything But Clothes”. These themes are usually stolen from the best college party ideas. Any and all substances may be used at such parties.
  2. WARNING: often times, these parties will escalate to ragers, thus making the two terms indiscernible from each other.

Mad (mah-d); (adjective):

  1. used to describe any rager or DP that is extremely wild. A major criterion is whether or not people remember what happened at the party the morning after. If they do, the party was not mad.

Now that you are armed with a new arsenal of party words, go out there and give it a shot! Now that I’m finally being invited, I know I sure will!




P.S. Keep an eye out for a new designated driver service in Scripps Ranch!

Scripps Ranch, Hedwig is coming for you!

Get ready, Scripps Ranch, because the internationally ignored song stylist, Hedwig, is about to debut her unlimited run right in the community room at the library!

Be there on Monday, May 4th, at 5:30 PM.

For more information, click here!

A New J+E<3 Service!

You know J+E<3 as successful party planners, amateur filmmakers and witty bloggers. But get ready, because the team  now offers an all new chauffeur service!

Do you have a romantic night planned for your significant other*? Anniversary? Birthday? Or maybe it’s finally time to break-up? Well, surprise your loved one with an escort to your destination!

You and your date will be picked up in a beautiful 1994 Toyota 4Runner (Hunter Green**)!

Josh will be your driver and Elaine will be your attendant.

Amenities include:

  • Air conditioning
  • Romantic music
  • One (1) ice-cold soft drink per person
  • A snuggly blanket
  • Rose petals
  • A vase of flowers
  • Decorated car windows
  • A complimentary gift from Josh and Elaine

So why wait? Plan a romantic evening for you and your sweetheart, and don’t worry about driving! (Also works as a designated driver service!) Josh and Elaine will enthusiastically chauffeur you anywhere within San Diego county***.

To book J+E<3 Chauffeur Service, email

*Unlike the state of California, J+E<3 does not discriminate against same-sex couples and will gladly transport romantic partners or any gender (as long as they are willing to pay).

**Sorry, the color of the vehicle cannot be changed.

***But would prefer it be in the Scripps Ranch/Mira Mesa area.

Talent Show

Here we are preforming “Single Ladies” at the school talent show!

I think we look pretty good!

Sassy and Sweaty.

Sassy and Sweaty.

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