Lucky you, Murphy


In this cold, cold tundra (though today I was informed, “it’s only chilly, wait until winter…”) every bit of colour and positivity counts. I have yet to encounter a blizzard, a long power-out, or the days with 20 hours of darkness, but it won’t be long. I’m working to forge friendships and build personal strength that will get me through the winter.

In my last post featuring positive graffiti, I featured a local artist and someone (unknown) who had changed F*** the police to Hug the police. I found some more today on a photo walk that made me smile and that I wanted to share with you.

Murphy’s law is something that you come to expect and anticipate here. Staff shortages, unpredictable weather, losing your internet if the wind is too strong or it rains. I really like the graffiti I found that says “Lucky you Murphy” because Murphy’s law never leaves you feeling lucky. Things go wrong up here, and you just have to deal with it and keep going. I hope you enjoy these pictures and that you remember that you can get through whatever is going on in your life right now.

If you are clever, you can probably see what the word graffiti used to say before it was changed to something more positive.

“I wish you didn’t have to fly away”


“Shucks, you’re #1”


“Lucky you, Murphy”


“Cook’n peachy” – on a second glance, I realized this probably says “Look’n peachy” … guess I had food on the brain.




“you kno you luff it”


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Leaving the Country


Dear Travelling Appreciateurs of Musique,

I couldn’t get tickets to see the Lumineers here in Vancouver, but I got them for their second concert down in Redmond, Washington. Me & mi amor drove down to Bellevue for lunch and walking before making our way to Marymoor Park for the concert.

It was a gorgeous day in Bellevue (a very fitting name for the place that day).





We went to the Cheesecake Factory for lunch. We both had decided we would recommend the place to anyone who asked before we even got our meals, basing our decision on the delicious and unlimited bread that we got as a starter.

We both got the Macaroni and Cheese Burger. This was the best and biggest burger I have ever eaten. IN. MY. LIFE. Mike agreed. We had to take most of the burger as well as a slice of cheesecake(when in Rome) home with us. It was just as delicious cold. It was pretty much worth the 2+ hour ride just for that burger.

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Then it was onto the concert. Nate Rateliff and Dr. Dog opened for the Lumineers. I hadn’t heard either of these bands, and I really liked them! I felt they were better fits for the Lumineers than their last time round (Y la Bamba).

Check out “You Should’ve Seen The Other Guy” by Nate Rateliff

& “Heart It Races” by Dr. Dog

& “Falling in Love” by the Lumineers(one of their newer songs)






Where’s the furthest you’ve travelled or would travel to see your favourite band?



Dear Grammers,

I’ve been without my phone for 2 weeks now, and I have to say I quite miss contributing to the beautiful thing that is Instagram. I have not photographed a meal, an outfit or a beautiful sunset in this long. On the positive side, this did prompt me to stop being cheap and lazy and go get a new charger for my DSLR battery, so I’ve taken some real pictures and I’m ready to start my YouTube channel! So incredibly excited.

Anyways, Instagram is viewable online, and I was browsing and realized I have a lot of outfit pics I’ve done since the last post I did with different things I wore throughout the week. So here’s another style post.

punk dress dots combat cinergy alligator

peace & love kids,

-jessi hannah jay.

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Will be getting a new phone very soon! My constant IGing will return to its normal level of annoyingness soon.